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Saturday 23rd April is Bonanza Day! on to find out why!
World Book Night
World Book Night book list
World Book Night is all about celebrating stories and the joy of reading. Put aside an hour from 7 - 8pm on 23 April  to read alone, read with your children or listen to an audiobook.#ReadingHour.  You can also get involved by signing up for the fabulous online live streamed event from The British Library exploring 'The Stories That Shape Us' with The Reading Agency Ambassador, Bobby Seagull, and authors Ayisha Malik, Dr Alex George, Lemn Sissay and Dreda Say Mitchell, For more information click here.
Discover how you can get involved in World Book Night
Shakespeare's Birthday
Book Covers, Hamlet, Macbeth, Tales from Shakespeare and Romeo & Juliet
Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday on 23rd April by reading one of his plays. If you find Shakespeare difficult to access why not try a graphic novel version or an adapted version for children instead.
Watch what Lenny Henry has to say about his first Shakespearean role Lenny on Shakespeare
Discover Shakespeare on the library catalogue
St George's Day
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

23rd April is also St George's Day, Who was St George?  Did he really slay a dragon? Why is he known as the patron saint of England?  Find out by logging into the Oxford National Dictionary of Biography with your library card.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Easter Holiday Activities 
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Libraries are busy planning their Easter activities. Why not pop into your local library to find out what fun things will be happening?.
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New Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) is now open! 
Business and Intellectual Property Centre
Business and Intellectual Property Centre
Business and Intellectual Property Centre
The role of the BIPC is to support individuals and entrepreneurs to start and grow their own business. It can be found on the 2nd floor of Oxford County Library and is open Monday to Friday, with Saturday bookings available upon request.
For more information
Parents and Carers
Is your child  feeling anxious about recent news events? Try to encourage children to keep reading. Familiar activities are comforting, and we all love a good story to keep our optimism going.  These lovely books, all available from the library service, may help you and your child talk about their anxiety and find a way to cope with their feelings.
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Discover more titles from the lovereading4kids website
Local & Community History Month
In May we celebrate  Local & Community History Month and this year we are looking at royal visits in Oxfordshire.

We'll be sharing some royal memories on our Facebook and Twitter pages in the build-up to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.   
Queen Elizabeth II visits Brize Norton in 1971. Image from PictureOxon.  
Look out for local history displays and book collections in our branch libraries and and we'll be sharing more royal memories and images from Picture Oxon in May on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 
Library Anniversaries
Grove and Headington Library have been busy celebrating some big anniversaries.  Grove celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Monday 14th March with the theme of 'Step Back in Time' and Headington has just celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Saturday 2nd April!
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