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Busy pro­gramme across venues

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A full pro­gramme of events have been sched­uled through­out South La­nark­shire to cel­e­brate Book Week Scot­land.

The annual event, which runs from Novem­ber 19-25, is a na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of books and read­ing that brings hun­dreds of events to a va­ri­ety of venues.

And this year’s pro­gramme is packed with tales and talks, from the per­sonal to the his­toric and po­lit­i­cal, with some­thing for all ages to en­joy.

Those who want to spend the week read­ing will also have plenty of choice, with a free book which will be dis­trib­uted to li­braries in the run- up to the cel­e­bra­tions.

Gerry Camp­bell, general man­ager of South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture (SLLC), said: “We are de­lighted to be hold­ing such a wide va­ri­ety of events to cel­e­brate Book Week Scot­land and en­cour­age our com­mu­ni­ties to come along and share their love of read­ing. There gen­uinely is some­thing go­ing on to suit all gen­res.

“Even if you can’t get to an event, there are lots of other ways to get in­volved in on­line. In fact, this is the per­fect time to get signed up to your li­brary or look out your mem­ber­ship card, stock, up on books at home and make time to re­lax and read.”

South La­nark­shire Li­brary Ser­vice is host­ing a num­ber of events across SLLC venues.

On Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, Fairhill Life­styles on Neil­s­land Road will host au­thor Ethyl Smith from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. She will dis­cuss Dark Times, her book about how the sum­mer of 1679 was dif­fi­cult for the Covenan­ters after the Battle of Both­well Brig. Tick­ets cost £3.20 and are avail­able from Fairhill Life­styles Li­brary or by call­ing 01698 456360.

Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Wing Li­brary, Strathaven, will look at the pho­tog­ra­phy of Keith Fer­gus on Mon­day, Novem­ber 19, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Tick­ets cost £3.20 from the venue or by call­ing 01357 521167.

And La­nark Li­brary will host a cheese and wine read­ing group on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, from 2pm to 3.15pm. Tick­ets cost £3.20 from the Li­brary or by call­ing 01555 661144.

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