Monthly Archives: November 2012

It’s the Dodo

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Laughter in the Library

The pitter-patter of tiny feet (not all that tiny) echoed through the library yesterday as we welcomed six groups of children from Tynemouth’s Priory Primary School. They were investigating Grainger Town, Greek revival architecture and the work of John Dobson. … Continue reading

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Folk Songs and Candlemakers

The book sale is in full swing at the moment. It’s on for three days and yesterday was extremely busy with queues forming long before opening time. Sometimes people think that we are selling off the library’s books: not true! … Continue reading

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Beyond our Control

Disappointing news came in yesterday: all the events that we were to be hosting as part of the Newcastle Winter Book Festival have been cancelled by the organiser. ( If you had booked for a Lit & Phil tour, don’t … Continue reading

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The Horror! The Horror!

The Lit & Phil is one of the venues for this year’s Newcastle Winter Book Festival (www.newcastlewinterbookfestival.co.uk). We’re having a crime-themed evening on Friday 23rd November: two events will be taking place, the first with three of Scotland’s finest practitioners … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards and Monsters

A few weeks ago we weren’t sure if we would be producing a new Lit & Phil Christmas card or not….then a member of staff had the brilliant idea of asking the artists from Viz to design one for us. … Continue reading

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November already

November already! Where have the last two months gone…? It has been a busy week again, what with one thing and another. On Monday morning we had our monthly Staff Forum, which this month was an update for staff from … Continue reading

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