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“The nights are fair drawin’ in”... The heating has been turned on after our long hot summer so what could be better than to cosy down with a good book.

Did you know that the average life of a title in a book shop is three months whilst in Brechin Library you can access books which were published any time from last week to many years ago and may now be out of print?

Libraries can bring the joy of reading to all ages without the pressure of selling anything.

Readers do not need to finish a book they are not enjoying they can simply return it to the library and try again.

Autumn heralds another Book Week Scotland programme and Angus Libraries have arranged 11 adult events.

Apart from high profile authors such as Christopher Brookmyre and Alanna Knight, they are delighted to welcome local authors too.

The mobile library customers will not be left out either.

It’s a crime - Tuesday, October 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Brechin Library

Local crime author Chris Longmuir, winner of the International Dundee Book Prize, will be a guest of Brechin Library to talk about the characters in her Dundee crime series that started with ‘Dead Wood’ featuring DS Bill Murphy.

Tickets are free and can be reserved at any Angus library.

Please ask at any Angus Library for a list of author visits.

November:

For younger readers staff are currently recruiting new members for the Chatterbooks Group

If you are aged between 8 and 12 years and are interested in reading please contact the library to find out how to join this group.

The librarian is also keen to start a Saturday morning chess group.

Anyone interested in learning the game or anyone wiling to help please get in touch.

Brechin Library hosts two adult reading groups, one adult writers group and one junior reading group, new members are always welcome.

They also hold a mother and baby Bookbug Rhyme Time every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.

For further information about any of the groups, ask any member of the library staff.