A discussion of our memories of libraries and what they mean to us, ranging from childhood to the present, from book groups to cuts and hopes for the future. Led by Alison Barton (librarian and book group facilitator) and Shelley Trower (lecturer at University of Roehampton and project leader of Memories of Fiction: An Oral History of Readers' Life Stories).
Please could you have a think about a visit you remember making to a library... Do you remember how old you were, who you were with, why you went there or what you did? Can you describe that library? Can you remember any of the books you encountered there? (If you can't make it to the event, we would welcome any comments on our blog, at www.memoriesoffiction.org)
This event is free, and refreshments will be available. All welcome!
(Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.)