Angus libraries gear up for Book Week

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Angus libraries are this week unveiling their programme of events to celebrate Book Week Scotland, which runs from November 24 to November 30

Now a major date in Scotland’s cultural calendar, Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of reading highlighting Scotland’s exceptional cultural, creative and literary talent and reminding all Scots of the unique pleasure that can be gained from a good book.

The local events programme for 2014 is a treasure trove of delights with something for people of all ages to enjoy.

Angus is thrilled to be welcoming Ann Cleeves, writer of the best-selling ‘Shetland’ and ‘Vera Stanhope’ series of books.

Other authors on the ticket include James Oswald, the crime writing author whose book ‘Natural Causes’ was voted a Richard and Judy favourite, Alex Gray, best-selling author and co-founder of ‘Bloody Scotland’ as well as Doug Johnstone, Chris Longmuir, Dr E.J. Yeaman and Steve Douglas.

Derek Meikleham is also set to return, following a successful visit to Carnoustie library last year.

Crime writer Gillian Galbraith is set to visit Brechin Library on November 25 at 7 p.m. as part of the event.

Libraries Manager Fiona Dakers said: “We’re delighted to be giving everyone in the community the opportunity to share their love of books and reading – we’re looking forward to everyone grabbing a good book and joining in!

“If you can’t make it along to an event, Book Week Scotland is still the perfect chance to get signed up to your library or dig out your old membership card, to make sure there are books in your house and to take the time to enjoy them by yourself and with your children or family.”

Initiated by the Scottish Government and supported by Creative Scotland, Book Week Scotland will be delivered by the Scottish Book Trust.

Scottish Book Trust will work with a range of partners across the nation to deliver a packed programme of free projects and events during Book Week Scotland 2014, bringing Scots from all ages and all walks of life together to celebrate books and reading.

Book Week Scotland is funded by The Scottish Library Information Council. To find out more about the programme in Angus, contact your nearest Angus library. Keep up with what’s happening in your library by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/anguslibraries