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Fifty ways to love your library

Fifty (mostly) free things you can do with your library card.  Don't have a library card? Join for free online or at any of our libraries .  Borrow a book Download an eBook Use a computer in a library Bring your babies and toddlers to rhymetime Hire a DVD Trace your family history using premium resources (in library use only)  Join the ...
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Cake and Code

We currently run several regular coding sessions for children at various libraries across the city to help promote digital literacy and encourage creativity. Many parents who attended the Family Microbit sessions (see our blog here ) that we ran over the summer asked if we would be doing any coding sessions just for adults so this got us thinking! We ran our first beginners coding...
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DATA Play

DATA Play is about working with local talent and tech companies to explore how open data and technology can be used to help the Council deliver services in new ways.  DATA Play 9 is happening on Friday 26 October and as it's all about libraries and city challenges we thought it would be fun to share some random library data. Thanks to Libraries West for the idea. ...
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Reading Well for mental health

Reading Well Books on Prescription help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or visit your library and borrow for free.  The links below will take you straight to our online catalogue where...
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Microbits in Libraries

Some of our libraries have been running Family Microbit coding sessions For anyone who is not familiar with Microbits or coding, you may ask “what’s that?!”  Well, in a nutshell, Microbits are like mini computers that have lots of features like a thermometer, Bluetooth, motion sensor, LEDs and much more that you can program using code. Coding is the thing you need to do to make...
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