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“I now know what clouds look like as I borrowed a wonderful book containing a tactile picture of Constable’s Cloud Study. It was a life-changing experience.”
Danni, library member and Trustee
Books for active minds
History of the World
A trip around the British Museum to explore 13 of the 100 objects chosen to represent the history of the world.
Stepping Stones in Art
A fascinating journey of 3,500 years, from a mural in the dark depths of an Egyptian tomb to modern art in the Tate.
A captivating study of architecture spanning the centuries, from Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire to Stansted Airport.
Reading for pleasure
Lovely descriptions and detailed tactile pictures of wildflowers combine in this treat for the senses.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane with well-loved bears including Rupert, Sooty, Winnie the Pooh and Aloysius.
Delve into Plantagenet and Tudor history on this tour of towns linked with the great bard.
From Page to Stage
A behind the scenes guide to transforming much-loved books into fabulous stage productions.
Masters of the Silver Screen
We invite you to take your seats for this introduction to the work of three of cinema’s great directors.
Dreams, Poetry and The Mysteries of Love
Three evocative works of art that allow us to fully engage our imaginations.
Top 5 signs of spring for all the senses
Enjoy this most lively of seasons, using all the five senses.
We love musicals!
Have you been enjoying the BBC television series Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand as much as we have?
Richard II with Derek Jacobi
A stirring, iconic speech from our Shakespeare collection
Maxine Peake describes playing Hamlet
Behind the scenes of an epic performance