Places at our next community event are booking up fast!
As part of Sheffield’s festival of words, Off the Shelf, we will be at Ecclesall Library on the 19th October at 2pm.
Community historian Mary Grover will present memories of reading 1945-65, gathered in the oral history project ‘Reading Sheffield’. I’ll be bringing along books from the collection that were popular at the time.
We will also be screening the delightful 1956 film about Sheffield libraries, ‘Books in Hand’. (See a clip of the film at the Yorkshire Film Archive. It’s worth watching just for the clothes and the splendid 1950s voiceover: all the library ‘costs each citizen a year is the price of a few packets of cigarettes’!)
To book a place at the event phone Ecclesall Library on 0114 203 7222.