Advent Calendar – 4th December

21 days to go!

It's Time To Face the Music!

Lynn and Sheila singing competition

It's the annual Library singing competition and Lynny G is up against Shevonne! This year we welcome back Nigel as special guest judge alongside Tom, Grazyna and Paula! Who will win?

Please note that the above image was produced before social distancing measures were introduced..

Christmas Book of the Day

Mr Dickens and his Carol

Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a charming, comic, and ultimately poignant Christmas tale about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it's all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps. Anthony Doerr, bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See

'Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a novel of pure charm and humor, a terrific holiday tale. Samantha Silva had me haunting those dark streets alongside her inspired Dickens.' Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. But when his latest book, Martin Chuzzlewit, is a flop, his publishers give him an ultimatum. Either he writes a Christmas book in a month or they will call in his debts and he could lose everything. Dickens has no choice but to grudgingly accept...

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This book is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

Mr Dickens and his Carol

Christmas Word of the Day


an evergreen plant that grows on trees, with small, white berries and pale yellow flowers.
Mistletoe is often used as a Christmas decoration, and it is a Christmas tradition to kiss someone under it.

Did you know?

The Xmas X Factor...

The X Factor is responsible for 7 Christmas number ones over the years. Winning artists Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle, Sam Bailey and Ben Haenow have all clinched the festive chart top spot.

However the Beatles still hold the record for having the most Xmas numbers one for an individual artist, reaching the prime position 4 times in the sixties!

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