Sick leave and a personality change

hot drink by a bed

Winter ailments are striking early. In library after library staff are succumbing to lurgies and being booked off work. When it happened to me, my first thought was: Goodie, now I will read all the books on my shelves that I've not had time for. I started with My Name is Lucy Barton. This was […]

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Fiction A to Z newsletter

printers letters

Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section with our Fiction A to Z newsletter and discover reads to engage and enlighten.   Subscribe to receive this newsletter directly in your inbox every month, or read it online. For more great reads, check out our Literary Prizes page and our Booklists.

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Knights and Princesses Day

Knights and princesses

Hear ye, hear ye! The populace of Central Library Peterborough invite one and all for an afternoon of medieval entertainment, to take place from 1-3pm on Saturday the 25th of March. There will be crown decorating for those of royal blood, and shield making for any knights in need of armour. Catapults will be created […]

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Who ate all the pies? OverDrive Big Library Read – 16 to 30 March

Big Library Read

Perhaps the question should be who made pie? Art of the Pie by pie-guru Kate McDermott is this month’s Big Library Read (March 16-30) on OverDrive, and quite frankly who doesn’t like pie? We can all take this Pie together - the Big Library Read means library customers around the world can simultaneously borrow an […]

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Boss Baby – based on a book

Boss Baby

Before Boss Baby the movie there was ... Boss Baby the book! The film Boss Baby (2017) is loosely based on the 2010 book by author and illustrator Marla Frazee. Many a parent has thought that their little ones seem to rule the roost ... sometimes they are downright tyrannical with a temper tantrum or […]

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Popular Culture picks from our latest newsletter

Popular Culture newsletter covers March 2017

Our Popular Culture newsletter has selected new reads from the worlds of television, music, sport and film and featured favourites you might have missed. Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and top picks straight from your inbox.

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Home, Garden and DIY: picks from our latest newsletter

arts and craft desk

Our Home, Garden and DIY newsletter is the place to go for all the best new reads on crafts, cooking, decor, gardening, and home maintenance and repair. Projects aplenty for people who like working with their hands. Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and top picks straight from your inbox.

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Top tips for the Book Sale

Captain Jane and her first mate, young book lover Alex Riley, guard some of the book sale loot.

Jane Hackett is the Team Leader of the library's Bindery and Distribution team. One of her big tasks is coordinating the Big Bargain Book Sale (it's on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March). She's been doing it for six years. For her, the book sale wrangling starts before Christmas. The sale includes around 50,000 items, […]

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