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Most borrowed books and authors in Plymouth

The latest Public Lending Right data was released today showing the most borrowed authors and books in UK public libraries.  We thought we'd take a look at how Plymouth compares. As with the rest of the UK, thrillers are popular here. In 2018 our most borrowed titles were a 50/50 split between adult and children's with Lee Child taking most of the top adult titles. ...
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Lunch at the Library - Wednesday 7 August

Lunch at the Library is back! Every Wednesday in August, children can join in with family friendly activities and pick up a free CATERed lunch.  Lunches will be given away to children at all Plymouth Libraries* and a Pop Up Library at Four Greens in Whitleigh.  Most libraries will have up to 50 lunches to give away. These will be given out on a first come first served...
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Research your Family History

For the Plymouth History Festiva l we have been taking a look at some of the ways you can discover Plymouth's history through your local library.  So far we have explored books , newspapers and maps .  For our final blog we're sharing all the ways we can help you discover your family history.  If you're just starting out, the first thing to do is try to...
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Ken's Story

Ken attends the Southway Library Memory Café which meets every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. "I’ve been coming to the Memory Café for about 12 months now. When I lost my wife I just got lower and lower. It was a really difficult time for me. I wasn’t myself, if someone even mentioned my wife’s name I just cried. We had been happily married for 60 years it was such a shock. I got to...
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Plymouth maps

Extract from an antiquarian map entitled “Environs of Plymouth and Devonport”, 1850 For the Plymouth History Festival this month we're taking a look at just a few of the local history resources you can access through your local library. We've already covered books and newspapers .  This week we're exploring our map collections.  Our collection includes Ordnance...
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