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Tales of the supernatural: the library’s hidden creature features!

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 04th February 2019 | 0 Comments

At Gladstone’s Library we rotate our History Room display every month to focus on an aspect of Gladstone the man, or our extensive library catalogue. This February I decided to give some of our lesser-known collections a little TLC by presenting a display on 'Tales of the Supernatural: The Library’s Hidden Creature Features!' Additionally, to give you all some extra background on this exciting topic, I’m writing this blog for our website.



Mothering Sunday at Gladstone’s Library

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 30th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you looking for that perfect spot for Sunday Lunch, or something a little lighter over the Mothering Sunday weekend? Look no further - Food for Thought has a whole weekend of dining planned for the occasion for families to enjoy tasty food in a relaxing setting.




Hearth 2019 lineup announced and tickets go onsale!

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 08th January 2019 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the names of the four writers appearing at Hearth festival on Saturday, 2nd February. 

The intimate writing festival hosted our cosy common room offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages any with an interest in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process. 


Gladstone, two books and a film for Christmas

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

This is my Christmas…I was going to say ‘letter’, but I guess it is more of a homily. Hey-ho!  I don’t get to preach often these days but this is what I feel 'compelled' to write. My text, if you can call it that, comes from Naomi Alderman, now a much lauded and fully established novelist, who was our first Writer in Residence in 2012.


De-accessioning in Stephen Gladstone Hall

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Gladstone’s Library is embarking on a 24-month deaccessioning project on a section of its collections. This is the first review of the Library’s collections since 2008-10. Collection use and user demographic has changed rapidly in the past five years and the Library now has collection use data which can help it make decisions.


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