The Big Lock In Newsletter – Issue No. 33 now available
Welcome to our Knowsley libraries Big Lock In newsletter! Whilst you can’t access our libraries at the moment, we thought we would come to you! This weekly newsletter will include book reviews, recipes, website suggestions and a host of other interesting snippets . We would also love you to get involved. If you want to write some poetry, send in a book review or your favourite recipe, or if you have suggestions for things to do at home during lockdown, then please email us at yourlibrary.knowsley.gov.uk.
We look forward to hearing from you! Stay safe.
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Trace Your Family History
Are you interested in researching your family history? Are you a Knowsley Library Service member? If so, during the ongoing lockdown restrictions, you can access Ancestry free of charge via your library account home page. Simply pop over to our home page, log in with your membership number and pin and start tracing your ancestors…🔍🔍🔍
Online Council Services
Did you know that there are lots of council services that you can access online? Everything from applying for a school place or a blue badge, through to booking a pest control visit or bulky item collection – plus a whole lot more – can all be done from any device with internet access. Check here to see what you can do online.
New Ebook Service
We have been exploring ways to increase the range of e-books we can provide to library customers.
We are delighted to announce that our new service has now gone live, giving you access to not only a much wider range of titles, but also e-Audio books.
You can find them all at: https://library.bolindadigital.com/knowsley or by clicking on the Great Reads above and selecting “eBooks” from the drop down menu.
The website is easy to use, and there’s also an app you can download to make borrowing e-books and e-Audio books even simpler. Library staff will be happy to help if you have any questions.
We’re sorry if the short interruption in provision caused you any inconvenience, but hope you’ll agree that it was worthwhile.
Thank you again for your understanding, and we hope you enjoy the new service!
Online Reading Group
Love books? Do you enjoy talking about books and sharing your favourite authors, characters and stories with others? Find it difficult to get to a reading group?
Knowsley Book Chat may be just what you’re after.
A Facebook community group dedicated to book lovers, KBC provides a friendly place to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy (and those that maybe they don’t enjoy so much too…)
You don’t have to live, work or study in Knowsley to join our group. We welcome everybody regardless of their address. You will also find lots of information on best sellers, latest releases and new stock added to our catalogue, along with each library’s Book of the Month choice, news about our eBook service, and any reading events such as author visits that may be happening in Knowsley’s libraries.
By: Rory Clements
In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land – but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to ensure his death. On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde discovers his brilliant student Julian Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to join the International Brigades in Spain, in the Le Vernet concentration camp in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks roll into Poland. Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia in the Atlantic with many casualties, including Americans, onboard. Goebbels claims Churchill put a bomb in the ship to blame Germany and to lure America into the war. As the various strands of an international conspiracy begin to unwind, Tom Wilde will find himself in great personal danger.
Learning to drive?
Learning to drive? Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the people who set the tests. Click here to visit site.