The word’s out . . . Suffolk Libraries’ summer ‘Brave New Reads’ programme

PUBLISHED: 12:18 25 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:42 26 May 2015

Top 10 most popular books in Suffolk's Libraries. Pictured is James Powell.

Top 10 most popular books in Suffolk's Libraries. Pictured is James Powell.

Author events, book clubs, workshops and quizzes

Libraries across Suffolk are inviting everyone to get involved with their Brave New Reads programme.

Formerly known as Summer Reads, Brave New Reads is a guided reading programme taking place across East Anglia.

The programme, in its sixth year, has been organised by a partnership of the Writers’ Centre in Norwich, together with the library services of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Suffolk Libraries joined the project in 2014 and the new name came from Sophie Green, assistant manager at Woodbridge Library. Six of the books were chosen by The Readers’ Circle from a list of over 150 titles.

Brave New Reads runs until August 5 with a host of events including author events, book clubs, reading workshops, book quizzes and online resources.

Paul Howarth, stock manager at Suffolk Libraries said: “I hope the chosen books will offer people something different to read and encourage them to get involved with the programme.”

There will be a chance to meet the people behind the project, enjoy tea parties, pop-up book clubs, radio shows and more. Here’s a selection.

Tuesday, June 2: Haverhill Library from 6.30pm to 8pm

Sunday, June 7: Ixworth Library from 2pm to 3.30pm

Saturday, June 6: Bury St Edmunds Library reader workshop from 10am to noon and ‘meet the author’ from 8pm.

Sunday, July 12: Beccles Library Afternoon tea from 2pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday, July 14: Haverhill Library book club event from 6.30pm

Friday, July 31: Woodbridge Library from 8pm. Book Quiz.

Visit to view the complete list of events.

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