Finale Celebration:

The Novels that Shaped our World

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The Novels that Shaped our World

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This event took place on Friday 22nd October 2021

We are working with Libraries Connected to stream the Grand Finale of the Novels that Shaped Our World project. We are delighted to bring this day-long event to all library staff who have contributed to the project and celebrate the amazing contributions you have made to make the project a success.

Libraries Connected are delighted to invite you to a day of celebration of libraries and books, reflecting on an extraordinary 18 months where reading has been a lifeline to many and showcasing the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World Libraries Programme.

In the morning we’ll be hosting a reading round table with speakers including Monique Roffey; Arts Council England; The Reading Agency; and RNIB, exploring the role of reading during Covid-19 and personal reflections on how to connect more people to the power of reading.

The second session will be a joyous and moving showcase by libraries of some of the many reading and cultural projects inspired by the Novels that Shaped Our World.

11.30am - 1pm: Reading Round Table 1pm - 2pm: BREAK 2pm - 4pm: Celebratory showcase of libraries' work

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