March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms - Algernon Charles Swinburne

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March 2020

Digital Book Club

Sheila Bugler I Could Be You

Join people across East Sussex as we celebrate local author Sheila Bugler by reading her explosive crime thriller set in Eastbourne, ‘I Could be You’. 

During March, April and May you can borrow the eBook from Libby/Overdrive with no waitlists and no holds.  It would be a crime to miss out!

A life has been taken. But whose life is it?  On a stifling hot day, former journalist Dee Doran finds the crumpled body of her friend at the roadside. A hit and run, or was it?

Lies are catching up. Stories are unravelling. Revenge is demanded and someone must pay the price. The question is: who?

Sheila will be joining us on 23 April, World Book Night at Eastbourne Library to talk about her latest work and her inspirations.  Tickets are £5 – pay on the door – and must be booked in advance.

The Female Planet - Hastings Library

AltPitch arts and technology festival

Hastings Library is hosting the AltPitch arts and technology festival, exploring the relationship between the digital world and humanity, and the responsibility that comes with it.

Experience the virtual reality documentary Female Planet, introducing female role models who are breaking barriers and inspiring a new generation of women to push boundaries and achieve their dreams. 

Hastings Library 26-28 March 10am to 5pm.  Free entry.

Vashti Hardy Author Event

Wildspark Vashti Hardy

Vashti Hardy's book 'Wildspark' has been shortlisted for the East Sussex Children's Book Award 2020 (#ESCBA2020). 

She will be visiting Lewes Library on the 8 March from 11am to midday to talk about ghost-machines, the spirits of the dead, her life and inspiration.

This is a free event but must be booked in advance.

There is still time to vote for your favourite book.

Diary of events

One You NHS Health Check is a free check-up designed to spot the early signs of strokes, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. If you’re aged 40-74 and you haven’t had a stroke, or don’t suffer heart disease or kidney disease, you are eligible.

Cats Protection Hailsham Library - Hear a fun cat-themed story and watch it come alive as we explore what we need to care for our cats. Join in with fun crafts and take home free goodies!

Migrant Help - Free weekly drop-in session run by Migrant Help to help people to apply to the EU settlement scheme

IT for You - Would you like to learn how to use a computer or improve or refresh your computer skills? If you would but cannot commit to a formal training course, IT for You could be the answer.

St Michaels Hospice will be visiting Rye, Bexhill and Battle Library, hoping to raise awareness for volunteering with St Michaels and discussing the Hospice Neighbour Service.

Rhymetime and Storytime - Meet other families, boost your mood and wellbeing and help with your (grand)child’s speech and language. 

Energy Advice Desk get support with energy bills.

New DVDs out this month

Joker movie 2019

Malevolent clowns, nuclear disaster and space travelling sheep. Classic TV, current releases and quirky World Cinema in our DVD collection.