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City Reads 2012 

City Reads is an annual citywide reading initiative which aims to spread a love of books and ideas to the widest possible audience throughout Brighton & Hove. The project is run by Collected Works: a Reader Development organisation based in Brighton. The concept is simple: selecting one book by one author for the whole community to read, discuss, debate and creatively engage with in a series of special events, workshops and performances.

 My Policeman - Book cover

This year’s City Reads book is My Policeman by Bethan Roberts

It’s the FIRST TIME that the featured book is based in Brighton…it’s THAT good!

Brighton and Hove Libraries invite you to a series of free events and initiatives to explore the book with other readers, remember or discover 1950s Brighton and win a free copy of the book!

Memories Are Made of This

Take a trip down memory lane – whether you were there or not – and rediscover 1950s Brighton through photographs, objects and period reminiscences. Bring along your memories and memorabilia and help create a unique Brighton & Hove exhibit inspired by this year's City Read – My Policeman. Or simply drop in for fine company, conversation and a complimentary cuppa.

A prize draw will be held for free copies of My Policeman for you to read and book-cross. These lively sessions will add a whole new dimension to your City Reading.

Sat 15 Sep, 11am – 12.30pm, Free – Patcham Library
Tue 18 Sep, 5pm – 7pm, Free – Hove Library   
Sat 22 Sep, 11am – 12.30pm, Free – Saltdean Library
Sat 29 Sep, 11am – 12.30pm, Free – Portslade Library

Brighton & Hove Libraries will also be hosting a Memories Wall throughout September. Add your own photographs, book, film or music suggestions. Or just pay a visit Jubilee Library and take a look!

My Policeman Live!

Do you love stories and enjoy books? City Read’s and Brighton and Hove Libraries run a Read Aloud scheme. Join in one of our groups and start reading My Policeman now!

Every Thursday  2pm – 4pm, Hove Library, free
Every Friday  2pm – 4pm, Jubilee Library, free

Free Sunday City Screenings

Free film screenings at Jubilee Library. Films selected are inspired by the book's themes.

Sunday 16 September, 1pm, Jubilee Library
Sunday 23 September, 1pm, Jubilee Library
Sunday 30 September, 1pm, Jubilee Library

Please note that places for these free screenings are limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Contact 01273 294071 for info.

Visit City Reads for more information and City Reads events at other venues.

Read Aloud Book Groups

Read Aloud Book Groups

Reads aloud book groups at Hove and Jubilee Libraries for over 50s


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