Monthly Archives: August 2012

Many Flavoured Flavia

The afternoon flasks have long been the only source of liquid refreshment for members and visitors to the Library after the hatch closes at 2pm…well, this is about to change (hopefully for the better),  as within a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Moving Bookcases and Winter Phantoms

Visitors to the library will have noticed that the Children’s section has not been where it should have been  for quite some time. The reason is that over the years the poor shelves have suffered greatly from being moved for various events … Continue reading

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The Tin Ring Book Group

We had a flying visit from Jane Arnfield today, delivering copies of Zdenka Fantlova’s memoir, The Tin Ring. The book will be the topic of discussion for a one-off book group meeting to be held on 10th September. Jane has adapted … Continue reading

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CDG North East – Walking the Wall for the Lit & Phil – A Big Thank You

The Career Development Group (CDG) North East  is a specialist information group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. It has different fundraising activities throughout the year but its main event is normally a summer sponsored walk of about … Continue reading

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Help for the Lit & Phil Appeal

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The cheque for £690 being presented to our Chairman by Tracey Ainslie and Louise Gordon

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August may be a quiet month but……

We’re really pleased that we’ve had lots of new members this month already.  When we ask people how they heard about us, the most frequent answer is “word of mouth” – so please do continue to spread the word!  As … Continue reading

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Knit & Phil @ the Lit & Phil

The Lit & Phil’s Members’ Suggestions Book records the following: “Sept. 7 1914. That a notice be put up requesting that ladies refrain from knitting or crocheting during lectures as it distracts the attention of members.” Almost  a century later, … Continue reading

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