Read all about it − Derbyshire celebrates national libraries week
6th February 2014
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First up, on Friday, is a talk by author HL Dennis at Duffield library. She is the author of the acclaimed 'code breaker' series of books for children. These exciting adventure stories are set at the World War II secret code cracking station at Bletchley Park. She will also give her 'Code Breaker' talk at Alfreton, Heanor and Ilkeston on Saturday.

Friday night is 'Big Night Out' at Buxton library with an event for 11 to 16-year-olds. It includes free food and drink, funky music, face painting, giant bouncy castle, Mariokart Wii challenge, a treasure hunt and a puppet workshop.

For children of five years or more there will be piratical fun with author and illustrator Jonathan Emmett at the 'Here be Monsters' event, named after his latest book. There are two chances to see him on Saturday morning at Brimington library or catch him later at Chesterfield library that afternoon.

And finally, the whole family can join a family writing workshop at either New Mills library on Saturday morning or Glossop library that afternoon. Derbyshire poet laureate, Helen Mort, will be helping you to use your favourite books to create some stories of your own. Whether you're new to creative writing or an old hand, there'll be books to dive into and stories to pull out.

Councillor Ellie Wilcox, our Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Communities said:

"We've organised some inspiring free events to celebrate National Libraries Week. They promise to be great fun for readers young and old and to get their creative juices flowing. They also give the opportunity to see the wide range of activities on offer in our libraries throughout the year."

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