This years International Women’s Day the theme is #EmbraceEquity, making the world more equitable by recognising that each person has different circumstances and creating the opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. Here are some books we have at the library by female authors about womens experiences.
Girl, Women, Other by Bernadine Evaristo This book is about feminism. It is about Black women’s place in society and the oppression they face. The characters’ relationships, especially the mother-daughter relationship. Each chapter is divided into three parts, each part from the view of a different character, with the three characters appearing in other stories. When you meet a character in one story, you develop an opinion about them. This opinion changes as you read about their story and learn about their circumstances. Winner of the Man Booker Prize
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books feature strong female characters from the entertainment industry. Evelyn Hugo was an actress at the height of her fame in the 60s and 70s. She looks back on her life in Hollywood and her marriages. Hugo wrestles with the choices she had to make to protect her career and keep her secret. The book looks at what was expected of women in that era. How women were perceived and how they were treated by Hollywood and the press.
We also have many biograpies available including:
Judi Dench – and Furthermore
Julie Andrews – Home Work, A Memoir of my Hollywood Years
Alison Hammond – You’ve Got To Laugh
Maria Sharapova – Unstoppable My Life So Far
We can order additional books for you from other libaries including:
Billie Jean King – All In, The Autobiography of Billie Jean King
Alex Scott – How (Not) To Be Strong
And to give younger readers an introduction to the women who shape our world you can order:
I know a woman : the inspiring connections between the women who have shaped our world – Hodges, Kate Covers 84 pioneering women including scientist Marie Curie to political activist Malala Yousafzai, from feminist author Virginia Woolf to the game-changing Billie Jean King.
The library is in need of more volunteers for a variety of roles. If you are looking to get involved in your local community then there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in an area of interest to you.
We are looking for:
A premises officer
A jack-or-jill of all trades to carry out minor works in the library and library grounds
A few more Trustees
An events co-ordinator to join our team for library fundraising events
An organiser for our volunteer librarians’ rota
More people to join our management team
Volunteer librarians to work on Saturdays between 10am – 1pm
Someone to move the bookcases on before and after the Busy Hands sessions
Support and training will be provided for all roles.
If you are interested or would like more information you can call into the library to leave you contact details and get an application form, or email us at email@example.com
The World Cup is here and we have books for football fanatics.
Learn about your favourite football stars with the Football Superstars series (ages 5+), we have England stars Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, and international players Virgil Van Dijk, Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Or learn about football legends Figo and the Brazilian Ronaldo (ages 8-12).
For aspiring footballers we have The Football Handbook
We also have 2 Football School books, which uses football to teach about maths and science (ages 7-11).