Friends of Street Library

Programme of Events

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Date Event
JANUARY
03 FOSTRLIB coffee morning
05 Costa Prize Category winner announced
07 The Booker Club inaugural meeting in library 4-5
12 Winner of TS Eliot poetry prize announced
12 FOSTRLIB Quarterly Meeting
19 Poetry Lunch Club 1-2
24 50th anniversary of death of Winston Churchill (Nobel lit Laureate)
29 Don Hatton gives author talk in Street Library 1-2 pm
One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon published
FEBRUARY
6 The Booker Club 4-6
7 FOSTRLIB coffee morning
11 75th anniversary death John Buchan
13 Film from 50 shades of Grey released
14 Valentine’s Day.                                                                         Children’s spring half-term event – theme LOVE – hearts & flowers!
16 Poetry Lunch Club
21-28 Jewish Book Week
  National Libraries’ Day
MARCH
5 The Booker Club
6 FOSTRLIB coffee morning
16 Poetry Lunch Club
23 Winner of Folio Prize announced
26 100TH Anniversary of Woolf’s The Voyage Out
  Sean o’Brian (poet) publishes The Beautiful Librarians
28 Children’s event
  Quiz?
30 Annual General Meeting of the Friends
APRIL
3 The Booker Club
4 FOSTRLIB coffee morning
20 Poetry Lunch Club
23 Shakespeare’s birthday
23 100th Anniversary of Rupert Brooke’s death
24th 200th anniversary of Anthony Trollope’s birth
MAY
01 UK release of Far from the Madding Crowd – Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba
01 The Booker Club
02 FOSTRLIB Coffee Morning
02 Winner of Folio Prize announced
19 Winner of International Man Booker prize announced
20 Poetry Lunch Club
21 Hay Festival begins
23 Children’s Event
JUNE
3 Baileys Women’s prize for fiction announced
5 The Booker Club
6 FOSTRLIB coffee morning
10 100th anniversary birth of Saul Bellow
13 150th anniversary of W B Yeats’ birth
15 Poetry Lunch Club
Simon Armitage publishes new book – Walking Away
  Visits to schools to explain Summer Reading Challenge – this year theme is Record Breakers
JULY
3 The Booker Club
4 Fostrlib Coffee Morning
20 Poetry Lunch Club
18 or 25 Children’s event
29 Man Booker long list announced
Louis de Bernières publishes new novel The Dust that Falls from Dreams
AUGUST
01 Fostrlib Coffee Morning
07 The Booker Club
15-31 Edinburgh International literary festival
17 Poetry Lunch Club
29th Children’s event?
Salman Rushdie publishes new novel
Pat Barker publishes new novel
New collection of poetry by Les Barker
SEPTEMBER
04 The Booker Club
05 Fostrlib Coffee Morning
15 Man Booker short list announced
21 Poetry Lunch Club
David Hare publishers memoir
Margaret Atwood new novel
William Boyd new novel
OCTOBER
2 The Booker Club
2 Cheltenham Literary Festival starts
3 Fostrlib Coffee Morning
13 Man Booker Prize awarded
17 100th anniversary birth of Arthur Miller
19 Poetry Lunch Club
24 Children’s event
New novel by Sebastian Faulks
New novel by Robert Harris
Poems of TS Eliot published with notes etc
Stevie Smith Collected Poems & Drawing published
NOVEMBER
  Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction best announced
6 The Booker Club
7 Fostrlib Coffee Morning
13 UK release of The Lady in the Van w Maggie Smith
16 Poetry Lunch Club
26 150 years since publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
DECEMBER
4 The Booker Club
5 Fostrlib Coffee Morning
16 50th anniversary of Somerset Maugham’s death
21 Poetry Lunch Club
  200th anniversary of Emma by Jane Austen
Guardian first book award announced
JANUARY 2016
2 Children’s event
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