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Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature

Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature

On Friday 11 December, UNESCO awarded Nottingham with the status of City of Literature. This accolade was the result of a bid process that was initiated approximately two years ago. Nottingham joins eleven other UNESCO Cities of Literature across the globe: Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reyjavik, Norwich, Krakow, Heidelburg, Granada, Prague and Dunedin. Nottingham, […]

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Official opening ceremony for Hyson Green library in the Mary Potter Centre

Official opening ceremony for Hyson Green library in the Mary Potter Centre

The new Hyson Green library, recently relocated to the Mary Potter Centre, will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor on Monday 7 December at 1pm. The official opening event will also be attended by pupils from two local primary schools, St Mary’s Catholic Primary and Bentinck Primary, who will be entertained by local magician, […]

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Calling all creative upcyclers!

Calling all creative upcyclers!

Nottingham City Council is calling on creative up-cyclers or keen re-furbishers to support a reuse project next year. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovation exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative upcycling. They will run across a series of venues in Nottingham City Centre in February and March 2016. The project, hosted by Nottingham City […]

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Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over October half term.

Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over October half term.

With the autumn half term upon us, Nottingham City Council has organised events to give children and teenagers exciting and rewarding activities. There are some special seasonal events, but many of the activities are actually run all year round by Nottingham City Council’s Play & Youth service. There’ll be something for all the family including […]

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Works begin to move Hyson Green Library into the Mary Potter Joint Service Centre

Works begin to move Hyson Green Library into the Mary Potter Joint Service Centre

Works to relocate Hyson Green Library into the existing modern and accessible Mary Potter Joint Service Centre began on Monday 3 August. The move will bring a host of benefits for local people. The new library will be modern, open plan and provide improved computer access and equipment including free WiFi. The ‘one stop shop’ […]

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Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Country music superstar Dolly Parton has said ‘Ay up mi duck’ to Nottingham people, and asked them to support a scheme to give free books to children from birth until their fifth birthday. In a special video message to Nottingham, Dolly had a go at the city’s famous style of welcome – before urging everyone […]

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Do you know someone who has never used the internet before?

Do you know someone who has never used the internet before?

Nottingham City Libraries and Information Service and partners Digital Unite will be running a series of fun and informative activities aimed at to supporting people to gain confidence and develop their digital skills. The week long programme called Spring Online Week, takes place in libraries across Nottingham City from 20 to 26 April 2015. It […]

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Go online for first time to research Nottingham family histories

Go online for first time to research Nottingham family histories

Nottingham residents or anyone with family connections to Nottingham will, from 28 February 2015, be able to go online to access burial and cremation records held by Nottingham City Council. Nottingham City Council, in partnership with Deceased Online has spent the last twelve months scanning and creating digital versions of burial and cremation records going […]

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Book a date with Nottingham City Libraries for National Libraries Day

Book a date with Nottingham City Libraries for National Libraries Day

Nottingham City Council is gearing up to launch a week-long series of special activities celebrating what libraries can offer to all age groups and interests. Timed to coincide with National Libraries Day on 7 February, libraries across Nottingham are also asking residents and visitors to tell them what they love about their local library. Libraries […]

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