Staffordshire libraries are inviting people along for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations on Tuesday 1 May
Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are some of the library events already lined up for this year’s celebrations.
Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries Chief said:
“Our first two Staffordshire Days were a huge success and this year we hope to make the day even bigger and better. We really want to get everyone involved this time round including school children and that’s why our libraries are joining in with some fantastic activities.“Not only is Staffordshire Day a great way of promoting our wonderful county but through the activities, you’ll get to learn about lots of the famous Staffordshire people who have contributed to the world too. Make sure the date is in your diary, 1 May, and try to visit your local library or take part in some of the many events running over the week.”
At Stone library, local author, Steve Dyster, author of The Navigator will be making a special appearance at 10:30 am.
Steve will be giving a short light-hearted talk entitled “Staffordshire Must be Proud”.
Steve explains what the talk will be about:
“Staffordshire has many renowned folk, but this talk will be mainly about a few ordinary people of whom their native county has probably never heard.
They achieved nothing great, for the most part, but helped inspire some of the stories in my short story collection, The Navigator.
Selling a wife, scrapes with the law, lively times on business in London. So much more fun than compiling a dictionary. A little bit of the life of ordinary folk during the early industrial revolution.”
The talk will last around 40 minutes and there will be tea, biscuits and comfy chairs provided! There will also be the opportunity to purchase signed copies of The Navigator.
For further details on Staffordshire Day events taking place in your area visit: www.enjoystaffordshire.gov.uk/staffordshireday