Friday, 5 February 2010

More than just a library...

Being a bit of a bookworm I have always been a fan of libraries and here we are fortunate enough to have two excellent ones.

For traditionalists there is the lovely Hove Library which always has a welcoming, cosy atmosphere and it recently celebrated it's 100th anniversary. Whereas Brighton's Jubilee Library is a very modern eco-friendly building.

However what both libraries have in common is that people do not visit them just to take books out but also to take part in the various events they hold. At Hove Museum you can celebrate the Chinese New Year by learning some songs and making lanterns & dragons. They are also hosting a Manga Workshop on Monday 22nd February with guest artist Inko.

The Jubilee Library is currently hosting a photographic exhibition featuring portraits of survivors of the Holocaust called Portraits for Posterity The exhibition will be at the library until Saturday 13th February. Then later in the month (26th to be precise) the library will be transformed into the Lavender Lounge in celebration of LGBT History month. The Lavender Lounge will recreate the atmosphere of a 50s & 60s drinking club with a retro bar and music from a variety of acts including local singer Al Start who I know has a lovely voice as she appeared on one of our podcasts a couple of years ago.

So there you have it in Brighton & Hove you don't go to the library just for a book...


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