Children and Families March Newsletter March 21

Library e-bulletin March 2021 View this email in your browser Manchester City Council   Boy reading a book sat on a bed Children and Families March Newsletter With spring now upon us, we have lots of fantastic activities and events coming your way! Join us for reading groups, STEM club and exciting news about the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Plus enjoy our regular Storytimes every Tuesday at 11am on the Manchester Libraries Facebook page. We hope to see you there! Young People’s Reading Group Thursday 18th March 7pm. Aged 13-18 years? Do you enjoy reading and want to share your favourite books with others? Or have you just got back into reading and don’t know where to start? Join us each month for a virtual meet up to discuss new titles, book reviews and recommendations at our friendly informal group. To book your free place email Siobhan Young persons reading group poster   Get flying holiday craft. Saturday 3rd April 12pm. Get outside in the school holidays and fly this easy to make kite. Great for the garden or the park. Join us on our YouTube channel to find out how to make it. We have lots of other craft-y videos to keep you busy too! Scissors, tape and card for crafting kites Shakespeare Week 15th-22nd March The library team will be posting videos and images to celebrate Shakespeare Week from 15th March, here on our Facebook page We’ll have an insults game, animation, craft, quiz and a special Face Off challenge on Friday 20th March. We will also launch a World Book Day and Shakespeare Week edition of Reading Rascals our children’s reading group. Shakespear week banner   World Autism Awareness Week It’s World Autism Awareness week from 29 March to 4 April! Let’s all join in to improve our understanding of Autism. Watch out for our Buzzin for Books videos on our Manchester Libraries YouTube, Facebook and Twitter as Fozia shows us some fabulous books based on characters with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome on Thursday 25 March at 11am. Also catch author of Eating Chips with Monkey Mark Lowery on Thursday 1st April at 11am as he discusses his book and reads us an excerpt. We also have an autism-friendly Storytime lined up on Tuesday 30 March at 11am on the Manchester Libraries Facebook page- hope you can join us! Mark Lowery - Eating chips with monkey book cover Buzzin’ for Books in March and April Look out for the Buzzin’ for Books videos released every Thursday at 11am on the Manchester Libraries Facebook page and YouTube channel. On the 8th April we have author Jade Calder speaking about what encouraged her to write ‘Mummy… What is Black Lives Matter?’ and video of her new book ‘I am not too small’. On the 15th April our local dynamic poet Dommy B, is back bringing his amazing talent and very funny poems to your screens! Dommy b headshot   Tom Gates is Absolutely fantastic cover Children’s e-books and audio books Download your eAudiobooks for free from BorrowBox with your library card! If you don’t have a Manchester Libraries card all you need to do is register here then use the temporary library number you are given. Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (At Some Things) By Liz Pichon. Narrated by Rupert Grint. Suitable for children aged 7+ Class 5F are going on an ‘Activity Break’! Which should be fun. As long as I don’t get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with… Marcus Meldrew. Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while I’m away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I have when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I’ve always wanted a pet……….. Summer reading Challenge banner Summer Reading Challenge 2021 We’re so excited about the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is ‘Wild World Heroes’. To deliver it The Reading Agency has teamed up with WWF to encourage children across the country to engage in fun reading activity focused on environmental issues. Keep a look-out for more details on how to sign up and join in!   Saturday STEM club Don’t forget to check our weekly STEM videos on Facebook. If you find science scary, why not watch our non-scientist attempts to embrace science. If we can do it, anyone can! Stem club online poster Share this newsletter If you know someone who would like to get the latest news from Manchester Libraries each month, feel free to forward this newsletter or let them know they can sign up on our website. Share   Spotlight on Services Whether you’re a life-long library member or newly signed up, make sure you’re using all the free library services available to you. Did you know there’s an… Online catalogue and an app so you can search for and reserve or renew books from anywhere. Our Online reference library gives you access to free language courses, digital newspapers and magazines, music streaming and business resources. Free ebooks and audiobooks mean you can download the latest bestsellers to read or listen on any device, there are no overdue charges, they return themselves and they’re free to download. Search for books Free newspapers   Online resources Support us Thanks to donations ands grants many of our events and exhibitions in Manchester Libraries are free. 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