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Shapeshifters and sleuths to feature at Henry Bloom Noble Library

Monday, 16 September 2013 21:53

Curtis Jobling MediumThe designer behind Bob the Builder Curtis Jobling and animal-loving author Holly Webb are to appear at the Henry Bloom Noble Library as part of its support of Manx Litfest.


Curtis Jobling (pictured left) will be at the library on Friday September 27th from 4.15 to 5.15pm for ‘Curtis Jobling: Bob the Builder to Master of Werewolves’, an interactive talk for children of all ages. The author of the Wereworld series of books, designer of the hit children’s show Bob the Builder and author/illustrator of numerous other children’s books will also be holding a book-signing session.


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Holly Webb 1 MediumSeparately, one of the UK’s most prolific children’s authors, Holly Webb (pictured, left), will be at the library on Saturday September 28th from 1.30 to 2.30pm when she will be talking about her latest series of books about a Victorian girl detective, Maisie Hitchens, aimed at a 7 to 10-year-old audience. The session will see children having puzzles to solve and the author signing copies of her latest work.


Litfest director John Quirk said: ‘The events held at the Henry Bloom Noble Library during last year’s inaugural Manx Litfest proved a big hit and we’re sure this year’s events with Curtis and Holly will appeal to youngsters and attract big crowds. Getting Litfest, and our visiting authors, out into the community to meet, entertain and inspire children to both read and write is an important part of what we’re trying to do and it’s great to be working again with borough librarian Jan Macartney and her team at the library.’


Maisie Hitchins 1 Medium


Free tickets for the two events are available for collection in advance from the library’s ground-floor counter.


The Henry Bloom Noble Library is at 10 Victoria Street, Douglas.