<![CDATA[YouTube libraries | Libraries at home]]>http://github.com/dylang/node-rssLibraries at home feed combinerMon, 17 May 2021 08:55:57 GMTMon, 17 May 2021 08:55:57 GMT<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 25 (Tuesday 18th May 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98CvHJJr-pMyt:video:98CvHJJr-pMMon, 17 May 2021 08:12:06 GMT98CvHJJr-pMUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 25 (Tuesday 18th May 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 24 (Monday 17th May 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZuZtEWvkJAyt:video:MZuZtEWvkJAMon, 17 May 2021 08:11:15 GMTMZuZtEWvkJAUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 24 (Monday 17th May 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Buzzin' for Books with author Sharna Jackson]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAJ111AU7CMyt:video:OAJ111AU7CMThu, 13 May 2021 10:00:25 GMTOAJ111AU7CMUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcABuzzin' for Books with author Sharna JacksonFor this week's Buzzin' for Books, we bring you the fantastic author Sharna Jackson telling us about her writing, giving tips and reading an excerpt from her book 'High Rise Mystery'! A perfect book to #Take10toRead!<![CDATA[Take 10 with Sharna Jackson]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoHnp-eG22kyt:video:eoHnp-eG22kWed, 12 May 2021 09:00:14 GMTeoHnp-eG22kUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcATake 10 with Sharna JacksonAuthor Sharna Jackson has made us a fantastic video to tell you all about the benefits of reading for just 10 minutes a day! Have a watch and then you can #Take10toRead too!<![CDATA[SCL’s Health & Fitness membership video]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvsFBKicfVYyt:video:SvsFBKicfVYTue, 11 May 2021 13:39:41 GMTSvsFBKicfVYUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZASCL’s Health & Fitness membership videoTake a look at our inspirational new health and fitness video showcasing the fantastic range of gym, swim and classes we have to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. There’s never been a better time to look after your health and wellbeing.<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 24 (Monday 10th May 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmN7jzidV9wyt:video:cmN7jzidV9wTue, 11 May 2021 08:08:43 GMTcmN7jzidV9wUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 24 (Monday 10th May 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 24 (Tuesday 11th May 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLD21RkIobcyt:video:SLD21RkIobcTue, 11 May 2021 08:08:42 GMTSLD21RkIobcUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 24 (Tuesday 11th May 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Take 10 to Read - Mental Health Awareness Week]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhEafDNCyUwyt:video:rhEafDNCyUwMon, 10 May 2021 09:08:03 GMTrhEafDNCyUwUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcATake 10 to Read - Mental Health Awareness WeekManchester Youth Council #Take10ToRead this morning. Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week: taking time out to read for just 10 minutes a day can help reduce stress and anxiety. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #ReadMCR<![CDATA[STEM club online - make plantable seed paper with Leigh]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXnseMRFgjsyt:video:xXnseMRFgjsSat, 08 May 2021 10:00:21 GMTxXnseMRFgjsUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcASTEM club online - make plantable seed paper with LeighSeed paper- join Leigh to make your own eco-freindly seed paper, it's easy and good fun to make you then get to plant your paper and watch it grow.<![CDATA[Buzzin for Books Mark Lowery Virtual Author Visit]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgopfGPURkyt:video:ijgopfGPURkThu, 06 May 2021 10:00:20 GMTijgopfGPURkUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcABuzzin for Books Mark Lowery Virtual Author VisitJoin author of The Roman Garstang Adventure series, Charlie and Me and Eating Chips with Monkey Mark Lowery- he has kindly provided a recorded, fun-filled virtual school visit video which includes a reading of Eating Chips with Monkey, tips on writing and answers to popular questions!<![CDATA[John gets ready for school - Deaf Awareness Week story time]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2sqynBmR9Uyt:video:e2sqynBmR9UTue, 04 May 2021 10:00:17 GMTe2sqynBmR9UUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcAJohn gets ready for school - Deaf Awareness Week story timeFor Deaf Awareness Week we have a lovely story time read especially for us by Joanne and signed by Georgina from the Manchester Sensory Support Service<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 23 (Tuesday 4th May 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-2jxUafo4yt:video:k1-2jxUafo4Tue, 04 May 2021 09:08:57 GMTk1-2jxUafo4UCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 23 (Tuesday 4th May 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Halton Reads Eurovision - Read With Us Session]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVQiJ5PejpUyt:video:EVQiJ5PejpUSat, 01 May 2021 10:00:06 GMTEVQiJ5PejpUUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gHalton Reads Eurovision - Read With Us SessionHow many books related to the Eurovision countries can you read within the month of May? Choose a book and read along with Helen today!<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 23 (Monday 3rd May 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5azZ7b9MjUyt:video:R5azZ7b9MjUFri, 30 Apr 2021 12:06:34 GMTR5azZ7b9MjUUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 23 (Monday 3rd May 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Buzzin' for Books: Reading Rascals]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVWtRl9m6gyt:video:kfVWtRl9m6gThu, 29 Apr 2021 10:00:32 GMTkfVWtRl9m6gUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcABuzzin' for Books: Reading RascalsJoin Angela and Mona for this month's Reading Rascals which is all about books that have been adapted for television or cinema.<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 22 (Tuesday 27th April 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yOHSlZWGUgyt:video:2yOHSlZWGUgTue, 27 Apr 2021 13:44:30 GMT2yOHSlZWGUgUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 22 (Tuesday 27th April 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[STEM Club - Build a Lego Bridge]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiSOfDcXdQMyt:video:WiSOfDcXdQMSat, 24 Apr 2021 10:00:22 GMTWiSOfDcXdQMUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcASTEM Club - Build a Lego BridgeOur challenge for you this week is to build a lego bridge strong enough to cross a river!<![CDATA[Eurovision Readathon]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSYuDxzT7woyt:video:hSYuDxzT7woSat, 24 Apr 2021 09:00:16 GMThSYuDxzT7woUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gEurovision ReadathonDuring May we are challenging you to read as many books with connections to any of the countries that participate in Eurovision and we will be sharing reading lists and staff chosen book recommendations with you.<![CDATA[Storytime - Week 22 (Monday 26th April 2021)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iuW7ggKalMyt:video:1iuW7ggKalMFri, 23 Apr 2021 11:20:14 GMT1iuW7ggKalMUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAStorytime - Week 22 (Monday 26th April 2021)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to run Storytime sessions in the libraries at the moment so we've planned some special virtual sessions for you to get involved in!<![CDATA[Make Your Own Victorian Thaumatrope Toy with Salford Museum & Art Gallery]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh1Re6w0ASUyt:video:Nh1Re6w0ASUThu, 22 Apr 2021 17:27:56 GMTNh1Re6w0ASUUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAMake Your Own Victorian Thaumatrope Toy with Salford Museum & Art GalleryFind out about thaumatropes, and have a go at making your own simple version at home or school!<![CDATA[Make Your Own Victorian Peg Doll with Salford Museum & Art Gallery]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0qV1YCkIGQyt:video:L0qV1YCkIGQThu, 22 Apr 2021 17:26:44 GMTL0qV1YCkIGQUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAMake Your Own Victorian Peg Doll with Salford Museum & Art GalleryFind out about the history of peg dolls and learn how to make your own at home or school!<![CDATA[Welcome to Mr. Tomlinson’s Victorian Sweet Shop on Lark Hill Place at Salford Museum & Art Gallery!]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuRv4KVaO9Qyt:video:VuRv4KVaO9QThu, 22 Apr 2021 17:23:52 GMTVuRv4KVaO9QUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAWelcome to Mr. Tomlinson’s Victorian Sweet Shop on Lark Hill Place at Salford Museum & Art Gallery!What sweets to you fancy today? Why not visit us at Salford Museum & Art Gallery to see what’s on offer, take in the Victorian atmosphere of Lark Hill Place and explore the beautiful galleries? Find out more and plan your visit at www.salfordmuseum.com<![CDATA[Make Your Own Pilkington’s Vase Mobile with Salford Museum & Art Gallery]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpyeFtoqGewyt:video:lpyeFtoqGewThu, 22 Apr 2021 17:22:09 GMTlpyeFtoqGewUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAMake Your Own Pilkington’s Vase Mobile with Salford Museum & Art GalleryDesign and crate a lovely vase mobile based on the beautiful ceramic vases in our Pilkington’s collection. Visit www.salfordmuseum.com/families for templates and more fun ideas!<![CDATA[Make a Tudor House with Ordsall Hall]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNdPCPwSh9oyt:video:xNdPCPwSh9oThu, 22 Apr 2021 17:21:55 GMTxNdPCPwSh9oUCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAMake a Tudor House with Ordsall HallPrint off a template on card, decorate and build your very own half-timbered Tudor House! Why not make a whole village? Visit www.ordsallhall.com/families for templates and more fun ideas!<![CDATA[Make Your Own Pilkington’s Potters Playset with Salford Museum & Art Gallery]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovp-7huCS54yt:video:Ovp-7huCS54Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:21:15 GMTOvp-7huCS54UCt-wKynO_2R5qECf_YkoeZAMake Your Own Pilkington’s Potters Playset with Salford Museum & Art GalleryColour and make your own playset of a potter’s studio! Visit www.salfordmuseum.com/families for templates and more fun ideas!<![CDATA[Buzzin' for Books: Books to borrow!]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu_S9LVPIekyt:video:qu_S9LVPIekThu, 22 Apr 2021 10:00:34 GMTqu_S9LVPIekUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcABuzzin' for Books: Books to borrow!Take a look as we share some books that can be borrowed FREE from the library. These include picture books, novels suitable for primary aged children and books suitable for children aged over 12.<![CDATA[Buzzin for Books with poet Dommy B]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnrwYgd7Lkoyt:video:ZnrwYgd7LkoThu, 15 Apr 2021 10:00:13 GMTZnrwYgd7LkoUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcABuzzin for Books with poet Dommy BJoin poet Dommy B as he tells you some of his fantastic poems about goblins and how Roald Dahl inspired some of his work!<![CDATA[The Prince & the Frog]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R927ZcBLjt8yt:video:R927ZcBLjt8Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:09:40 GMTR927ZcBLjt8UCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcAThe Prince & the FrogMea Aitkin from Kids of Colour reads the fantastic "The Prince and the Frog", a lovely tale of a frog being released into his true self by true love's kiss. Thanks to Jessica Kingsley Publishers.<![CDATA[STEM Club Online: Rainbow Walking Water Experiment]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pwz-LEutHAyt:video:4pwz-LEutHATue, 30 Mar 2021 10:43:53 GMT4pwz-LEutHAUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcASTEM Club Online: Rainbow Walking Water ExperimentJoin Michelle, from The University of Manchester's STEM Society as she shows you this fun experiment with water using items you can find at home. #STEM #Science<![CDATA[Buzzin’ for Books Autism books with Fozia]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3tOX36hAy0yt:video:P3tOX36hAy0Thu, 25 Mar 2021 11:00:04 GMTP3tOX36hAy0UCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcABuzzin’ for Books Autism books with FoziaIt's World Autism Awareness Week from 29 March - 4 April, join Fozia as she shares her favourite books that are based on characters with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. See a selection from picture books to novels for primary and secondary aged children to borrow free from Manchester Libraries.<![CDATA[Read With Us - Day 3]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYC59bHSkUEyt:video:EYC59bHSkUEFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:00:03 GMTEYC59bHSkUEUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gRead With Us - Day 3<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream short animation that you could try at home.]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew8p9rltbDQyt:video:Ew8p9rltbDQThu, 18 Mar 2021 12:00:03 GMTEw8p9rltbDQUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcAA Midsummer Night's Dream short animation that you could try at home.A Midsummer Night's Dream animated and the shortest version you may ever see. If you struggle to understand any of Shakespeare's plays why not try a simplified version like this and make your own puppet characters to act out the play. It's easy to make and fun to do. You just need basic craft materials.<![CDATA[Shakespeare Week Craft]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyf85FgLqPUyt:video:zyf85FgLqPUThu, 18 Mar 2021 11:02:33 GMTzyf85FgLqPUUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gShakespeare Week CraftDid you enjoy watching the video of A Midsummer Night's Dream in our Videos section earlier in the week? Now have fun getting creative as you design and make your own Dreamcatcher with this easy-to-follow activity.<![CDATA[Reading Rascals World Book Day & Shakespeare]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlYZbNYjT3cyt:video:JlYZbNYjT3cThu, 18 Mar 2021 11:00:05 GMTJlYZbNYjT3cUCOV9hZgzBO3hMPmZp8JPlcAReading Rascals World Book Day & ShakespeareJoin Angela & Mona for this week's Buzzin' for Books as they explore World Book Day books and William Shakespeare.<![CDATA[Reading Friends]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msN_AS5EaQwyt:video:msN_AS5EaQwTue, 16 Mar 2021 15:44:24 GMTmsN_AS5EaQwUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gReading FriendsA video to show you what Reading friends is all about! For more information call: 0151 511 7744<![CDATA[Shakespeare Week]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhZZBtAexnUyt:video:KhZZBtAexnUTue, 16 Mar 2021 11:13:07 GMTKhZZBtAexnUUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gShakespeare WeekTake a quick 5 minutes to listen to the wonderful words of Shakespeare! Helen has recorded a shortened version of Midsummer Night's Dream for #ShakespeareWeek<![CDATA[My Mum is beautiful by Jessica Spanyol]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFg7vplnigUyt:video:kFg7vplnigUSun, 14 Mar 2021 08:00:13 GMTkFg7vplnigUUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQMy Mum is beautiful by Jessica SpanyolA story Mother’s Day<![CDATA[Read with Us - Day 2]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtOGTd3OYx0yt:video:mtOGTd3OYx0Fri, 12 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMTmtOGTd3OYx0UCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gRead with Us - Day 2Reading Sprints are a great motivator to pick that book up you've been putting off or to finish that course work. Join us at 11am on Fridays for focused reading time. We will be reading for short periods of 15 minutes with a break in between for a discussion. Get involved in the comments section or on Facebook/Twitter we want to know what you've been reading. Choose your own book/item, get comfortable and get focused. This is a trial period during the first 3 Friday of March 2021 so get involved!<![CDATA[Reading Friends]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpH3D2UQHA8yt:video:GpH3D2UQHA8Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:42:36 GMTGpH3D2UQHA8UCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gReading FriendsReading Friends chat, share stories and have fun. Halton Libraries run two weekly Reading Friends groups. It’s a chance to talk about what you are reading, whether that be books, magazines, newspapers or anything else and to meet new people. Tuesdays at 2pm a virtual group open to everyone. Wednesday at 10.30am held over the phone for people over 60 For information or to book contact Halton Lea Library 0151 511 7744 or haltonlea.library@halton.gov.uk<![CDATA[Read with Us - Day 1]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfUcLNIdj7gyt:video:sfUcLNIdj7gFri, 05 Mar 2021 11:00:28 GMTsfUcLNIdj7gUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gRead with Us - Day 1Reading Sprints are a great motivator to pick that book up you've been putting off or to finish that course work. Join us at 11am on Fridays for focused reading time. We will be reading for short periods of 15 minutes with a break in between for a discussion. Get involved in the comments section or on Facebook/Twitter we want to know what you've been reading. Choose your own book/item, get comfortable and get focused. This is a trial period during the first 3 Friday of March 2021 so get involved!<![CDATA[Story Time! Dr Hoof]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzVZfDMblOAyt:video:kzVZfDMblOAThu, 04 Mar 2021 10:00:15 GMTkzVZfDMblOAUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQStory Time! Dr HoofDr Hoof by Diana Kimpton and Garry Parsons<![CDATA[Read with Us]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc1pLYJzd_8yt:video:zc1pLYJzd_8Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:54:39 GMTzc1pLYJzd_8UCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gRead with UsHalton Libraries take on Reading Sprints. Get involved the first 3 Fridays at 11AM this March. Choose what you’re going to read, it could be a book you want to finish, an article or some reading for University that you keep putting off. Reading Sprints are the perfect concentrated time for reading. With short spells of reading and breaks in between to discuss and reflect (no spoilers though!)<![CDATA[Bug hotel]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcIsH-N3xPYyt:video:fcIsH-N3xPYSat, 27 Feb 2021 00:15:04 GMTfcIsH-N3xPYUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gBug hotelLearn how to make a bug hotel with Science Makers - part of Halton Libraries Let's Make Festival for Borough of Culture 2021<![CDATA[Coming Home (Silas)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrWF1rDm7UUyt:video:SrWF1rDm7UUFri, 26 Feb 2021 10:00:43 GMTSrWF1rDm7UUUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gComing Home (Silas)Coming Home 4 years old, sitting on the kerb, sun beating down, Popping tar, fingers sinking into the molten stickiness. Then the ground shakes, tar is forgotten Distant tremors echo down the narrow street A roar of horses galloping, soldiers marching to an invisible drum? The noise becomes a crowd, emerging round the corner. Miners. Black and filthy, swinging snap tins, their shift done. Voices and clogs pass by, going home to washes, food, family. The street is quiet again. The tar bubbles flattened by the clamour. go to: https://library.haltonbc.info/let-me-tell-you-a-story/ for the full exhibition The views and opinions expressed are those of the speaker / author and may not reflect or represent the views and opinions of Halton Libraries. Images used are for illustrative purposes only. This event is made possible through public funding from Arts Council England. BBC Funding & Libraries Connected<![CDATA[Staircase of Life (Hugh)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWMTQlg2w88yt:video:zWMTQlg2w88Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:00:40 GMTzWMTQlg2w88UCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gStaircase of Life (Hugh)The staircase of life By Rita Furnival An opera house of great renown had a namesake in our humble town. A little gem, now sadly gone but stories and memories linger on. Cinema, dances, bingo hall, the elders of Runcorn can recall a meeting place beyond compare to show their moves and fashion flare. Young Hugh came down from Geordie land- he had no choice, his fate was planned. He grew up hardy, through the years: some fights, some laughter, also tears. A teenager right at the start of rock and roll, he looked the part, a teddy boy, sharp suit, slicked hair, iconic music they all shared. Famous names, the Beatles too, excitement building, joining the queue. a night of dancing, chippy then home- they had it all, no need to roam. Lots of mates, good times and girls, the beat generation, a social whirl. One young lady caught his eye in a passageway as he walked by. “Here, can you take this cup?” He looked her down, then looked her up. So courting started, then wedded bliss. His early traumas he didn’t miss. He put his roots down in this place, a life well run in the human race. A spot where he can really belong on the staircase of life, with memories strong. La Scala means staircase in Italian go to: https://library.haltonbc.info/let-me-tell-you-a-story/ for the full exhibition The views and opinions expressed are those of the speaker / author and may not reflect or represent the views and opinions of Halton Libraries. Images used are for illustrative purposes only. This event is made possible through public funding from Arts Council England. BBC Funding & Libraries Connected<![CDATA[Under the stairs (Judith)]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maWyLhBJPxMyt:video:maWyLhBJPxMFri, 26 Feb 2021 10:00:40 GMTmaWyLhBJPxMUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gUnder the stairs (Judith)Under the stairs By Rita Furnival We huddle in here under the bald head of a bare bulb and the upside down stairs. Walled in by magazines, knitting patterns and boxes of might-be-needed things. We sniff up the tang of Cherry Blossom shoe shine, musty cloths and a manky mop. Blood red beets and tiny vinegared skulls glisten in trembling jars. A jangle of keys for doors to lost worlds- we are tied in with string in our prison. We hold our breath and each other, listening for the drone of approaching bombers. The sudden halt of an engine, the deafening silence- “is this one for us?” Not this time, it rocks the nearby school and we can breathe again. The dreams still haunt me, the child’s mind like a sponge absorbing good and bad. But I saw the beating heart of London rising above a sea of rubble, defiant in the smoke- St Paul’s, a symbol of hope, the turning of the tide. sailing out on open water under a wide open sky or under the grimy spires of a Northern town freedom tastes the same- glorious. go to: https://library.haltonbc.info/let-me-tell-you-a-story/ for the full exhibition The views and opinions expressed are those of the speaker / author and may not reflect or represent the views and opinions of Halton Libraries. Images used are for illustrative purposes only. This event is made possible through public funding from Arts Council England. BBC Funding & Libraries Connected<![CDATA[David]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7gmCelyCMIyt:video:I7gmCelyCMIFri, 26 Feb 2021 10:00:34 GMTI7gmCelyCMIUCfY-in24Q6Rkpn9WjaX4Z_gDavidWhen I was 22 weeks old, I was in a carrycot in front of the fire at home. My sister was trying to get the fire going and dropped some paper on the rug. It caught light and the fire quickly spread to the carrycot. I was pulled away, but not before my legs had been burnt. I spent my first few years in Alderhey hospital having skin grafts and operations to improve my condition. When I went to school, I was behind the other children, as there had been little education in hospital. I remember teaching myself to swim at school swimming lessons at Runcorn baths. The teacher left me in the shallow end, as they thought I couldn’t join. After months in bed in hospital, I was a good observer and I watched the class and practiced, until I mastered it. go to: https://library.haltonbc.info/let-me-tell-you-a-story/ for the full exhibition The views and opinions expressed are those of the speaker / author and may not reflect or represent the views and opinions of Halton Libraries. Images used are for illustrative purposes only. This event is made possible through public funding from Arts Council England. BBC Funding & Libraries Connected<![CDATA[The Dragon of Allerton Oak and the Gingerbread Man]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfirPNvI1jcyt:video:pfirPNvI1jcSat, 20 Feb 2021 15:04:21 GMTpfirPNvI1jcUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQThe Dragon of Allerton Oak and the Gingerbread ManStorytelling by Jude Lennon<![CDATA[Story Hugs! Astronaut Lamby by Jude Lennon]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmKe8vYi4-Qyt:video:OmKe8vYi4-QSat, 13 Feb 2021 10:18:36 GMTOmKe8vYi4-QUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQStory Hugs! Astronaut Lamby by Jude LennonStory Hugs Storytime from Liverpool Libraries.Celebrating Library Lover’s Month and Liverpool Year of Writing 2021Jude Lennon Reads from her book Astronaut Lamby<![CDATA[T is for Together-poem written and performed by Lee Evans filmed by Danny Kilbride of Thinking Film]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3ZAE1mrh8yt:video:nt3ZAE1mrh8Sun, 07 Feb 2021 00:00:09 GMTnt3ZAE1mrh8UCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQT is for Together-poem written and performed by Lee Evans filmed by Danny Kilbride of Thinking FilmThe second in the series of Accessible Archives released to celebrate the Liverpool Year of Writing and LGBT History Month 2021. “T is for Together” is a poem written and recorded by Lee Evans. The film was produced by Danny Kilbride at Thinking Film.The film and poem were deposited for long-term preservation at Liverpool Central Library and Archives, as part of our ‘April Ashley and Trans Lives in Liverpool’ exhibition. For information on our LGBTQ+ archives contact the team https://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/archives-family-history/<![CDATA[Story Hugs! Floga and Flossie with Jude Lennon]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqavYN81wy0yt:video:nqavYN81wy0Sat, 06 Feb 2021 12:00:14 GMTnqavYN81wy0UCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQStory Hugs! Floga and Flossie with Jude LennonStorytime with Jude Lennon for Library Lovers Month and the Liverpool Year of Writing 2021<![CDATA[The Definitive Stories of Africans in Merseyside]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIf960Y4DVoyt:video:jIf960Y4DVoThu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:10 GMTjIf960Y4DVoUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQThe Definitive Stories of Africans in MerseysideThe Oral Stories of Africans who made Merseyside their home. A Heritage Lottery funded project The “Africans in Merseyside” project documentary – produced and directed by Francis Ngwa, Citizens Outreach Coalition. The project recorded the life stories of Nigerians, Ghanaians and Somalis who made Merseyside their home. All of the interviews are available at Liverpool Central Library and Archives, contact us for more information.<![CDATA[A Monologue Reading from Small Island by Angela Levy-‘Gilbert’ read by P Max Alder]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikkNzxWgE9Uyt:video:ikkNzxWgE9UFri, 01 Jan 2021 21:19:06 GMTikkNzxWgE9UUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQA Monologue Reading from Small Island by Angela Levy-‘Gilbert’ read by P Max AlderIn celebration of the BBC Arts 100 Novels that Shaped our World. The first of a series of monologue readings from one of the novels-Small Island by Angela Levy. ‘Gilbert’ read by P. Max Alder. Idea conceived by and collaboration between Liverpool Libraries and Information Services and Luma Creations. Monologues edited by Maya Mitter. Music by Francisco Carrasco and Phil Garrett.<![CDATA[A Monologue Reading from Small Island by Angela Levy -‘Hortense’ read by Ciiku Sondergaard]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdAec-2iz50yt:video:wdAec-2iz50Thu, 31 Dec 2020 03:06:28 GMTwdAec-2iz50UCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQA Monologue Reading from Small Island by Angela Levy -‘Hortense’ read by Ciiku SondergaardIn celebration of the BBC Arts 100 Novels that Shaped our World. The first of a series of monologue readings from one of the novels-Small Island by Angela Levy. ‘Hortense’ performed by Ciiku Sondergaard . Idea conceived by and collaboration between Liverpool Libraries and Information Services and Luma Creations. Monologues edited by Maya Mitter. Music by Francisco Carrasco and Phil Garrett.<![CDATA[Story Time with Liverpool Libraries]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De1iYq5PKvYyt:video:De1iYq5PKvYThu, 31 Dec 2020 03:04:48 GMTDe1iYq5PKvYUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQStory Time with Liverpool LibrariesA Reading from ‘A Hole in the Zoo’ by Mick Inkpen<![CDATA[A Monologue Reading from Small Island by Angela Levy -Bernard read by Tristan Brady-Jacobs]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbOvGwJq_IYyt:video:XbOvGwJq_IYTue, 29 Dec 2020 23:16:38 GMTXbOvGwJq_IYUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQA Monologue Reading from Small Island by Angela Levy -Bernard read by Tristan Brady-JacobsIn celebration of the BBC Arts 100 Novels that Shaped our World. The first of a series of monologue readings from one of the novels-Small Island by Angela Levy. ‘Bernard’ performed by Tristan Brady-Jacobs. Idea conceived by and collaboration between Liverpool Libraries and Information Services and Luma Creations. Monologues edited by Maya Mitter. Music by Francisco Carrasco and Phil Garrett.<![CDATA[Story Time with Liverpool Libraries]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSzMhqKL45Qyt:video:rSzMhqKL45QSun, 27 Dec 2020 17:14:39 GMTrSzMhqKL45QUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQStory Time with Liverpool LibrariesA reading of ‘The Jolly Snowmen ‘by Ned Taylor<![CDATA[Story Time with Liverpool Libraries]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ8PlUycvccyt:video:xQ8PlUycvccSun, 27 Dec 2020 17:10:04 GMTxQ8PlUycvccUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQStory Time with Liverpool LibrariesA reading of ‘ A Fancy Dress Christmas ‘ by Nick Sharratt<![CDATA[A Library in Lockdown]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoa22BvmGRkyt:video:eoa22BvmGRkFri, 09 Oct 2020 09:37:12 GMTeoa22BvmGRkUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQA Library in LockdownA tour of Liverpool Central Library 21st May 2020<![CDATA[Full of Beans]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaVpUSJlBCQyt:video:yaVpUSJlBCQWed, 07 Oct 2020 13:30:20 GMTyaVpUSJlBCQUCUAPI_5nYuwZUI633kW5YdQFull of BeansAn energetic retelling of Jack in the Beanstalk by Sal Tonge<![CDATA[BorrowBox help video]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTrnQ8vr-n4yt:video:wTrnQ8vr-n4Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:28:37 GMTwTrnQ8vr-n4UCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwBorrowBox help videoLearn how to download eBooks & eAudiobooks on our BorrowBox app. This video is the perfect introduction to BorrowBox for new users – especially those who might be using digital services for the first time. It covers all of the key functionality from downloading the app to borrowing, and shows just how easy BorrowBox is to use!<![CDATA[World Book Night Chat- with Ian Anstice- Cheshire West Libraries, Sarah Mears -Libraries Connected]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AVmmFvN9BEyt:video:-AVmmFvN9BEThu, 23 Apr 2020 14:15:30 GMT-AVmmFvN9BEUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwWorld Book Night Chat- with Ian Anstice- Cheshire West Libraries, Sarah Mears -Libraries ConnectedIt's World Book Night and we spoke up with the wonderful Ian Anstice- Cheshire West & Chester Libraries and Sarah Mears from Libraries Connected. Along with our very own Sarah and David from Bury Libraries and 2/3 of the Dinosaurs Didn't Read Podcast team. We spoke about the history of World Book Night and how you can get involved.<![CDATA[Libraries Week]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZKhAXRWyxgyt:video:VZKhAXRWyxgSat, 12 Jan 2019 13:04:35 GMTVZKhAXRWyxgUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwLibraries WeekTo celebrate Libraries Week we have made a short video showing some of the great activities that take place in Bury Libraries + Archives!<![CDATA[Sophie Allport items for sale at Ramsbottom Library]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zl9lqnOyNYyt:video:6Zl9lqnOyNYSat, 12 Jan 2019 12:22:55 GMT6Zl9lqnOyNYUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwSophie Allport items for sale at Ramsbottom LibraryWe have a variety of beautiful Sophie Allport items for sale at Ramsbottom Library from oven gloves to aprons to china mugs. The ranges we stock are Bee, Cow and Woof. The perfect gift for someone special.<![CDATA[Bury Libraries - Renew items on the library catalogue]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y6u-IxVjdYyt:video:2Y6u-IxVjdYFri, 17 Aug 2018 10:54:47 GMT2Y6u-IxVjdYUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwBury Libraries - Renew items on the library catalogue<![CDATA[Bury Libraries - Find and log into the library catalogue]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANvzES1Q2vgyt:video:ANvzES1Q2vgThu, 16 Aug 2018 17:06:52 GMTANvzES1Q2vgUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwBury Libraries - Find and log into the library catalogue<![CDATA[The Funimals Reading Challenge 2018]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HdTKyZcDTEyt:video:4HdTKyZcDTEWed, 18 Jul 2018 14:58:11 GMT4HdTKyZcDTEUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwThe Funimals Reading Challenge 2018The Funimals Reading Challenge runs from the 18th July - 10th September. Children read any 6 books from the library to be entered into a special prize drawer<![CDATA[Chase]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3oCbgsMnqoyt:video:c3oCbgsMnqoTue, 24 Oct 2017 14:36:24 GMTc3oCbgsMnqoUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwChaseMy first Movie<![CDATA[Busy Buzzy Bee]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_ucodO2J58yt:video:q_ucodO2J58Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:16:55 GMTq_ucodO2J58UCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwBusy Buzzy BeeDescription<![CDATA[Ink monster attacks a person]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeaMproDNBUyt:video:IeaMproDNBUTue, 24 Oct 2017 13:15:09 GMTIeaMproDNBUUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwInk monster attacks a personDescription<![CDATA[bounce!!]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDjqCedd-XIyt:video:NDjqCedd-XITue, 24 Oct 2017 13:14:27 GMTNDjqCedd-XIUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwbounce!!bounce!!<![CDATA[Snake Chase]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9kJeTZH2Uyt:video:Lo9kJeTZH2UTue, 24 Oct 2017 13:06:39 GMTLo9kJeTZH2UUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwSnake ChasePrestwich Animate<![CDATA[Bannocks and Blood A Murder Mystery By Ann Cleeves Highlights]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cwrbF_ooREyt:video:5cwrbF_ooREFri, 08 Sep 2017 01:38:17 GMT5cwrbF_ooREUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwBannocks and Blood A Murder Mystery By Ann Cleeves HighlightsWe had a wonderful time on Thursday 7th September at our Bannocks and Blood murder mystery event by Ann Cleeves at Bury Library. Catch up with some highlights<![CDATA[The Funimals Reading Challenge]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsnAAp4hg6gyt:video:JsnAAp4hg6gWed, 19 Jul 2017 10:09:31 GMTJsnAAp4hg6gUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwThe Funimals Reading ChallengeThe Funimals Reading Challenge starts on 20 July. Children need to read 6 books over the Summer & can win a tablet! http://ow.ly/eyWT30dIxKI<![CDATA[Junior Bloggers ST Peter's Primary]]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAy7Y_Bfdoyt:video:EbAy7Y_BfdoWed, 24 May 2017 11:05:27 GMTEbAy7Y_BfdoUCGG0l5CDYZ074ouJ-0qMPGwJunior Bloggers ST Peter's PrimaryDescription