But Beautiful

City Council consultation on Monday 6 October, 6pm to 8pm, The Conference Centre at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17 1AA – this will be to discuss Sefton Park and Wavertree libraries. In 1958 Billie Holiday recorded ‘Lady in Satin’, her last but one LP and the final one to be released during her lifetime. It divides opinion still, […]

Wallasey: A Tale of Two Libraries

Having been keeping a very careful eye on Liverpool’s libraries over the past few months, I decided I go and see how our neighbours are getting on with their’s over the water in Wallasey.I don’t know Wallasey very well at all. I know New Brighton, which is part of it, and was last there a […]

The Gift

Today I want to show you something exquisite. A gift to us, the people of Liverpool, from early in the 20th Century. As you can see from those opening times, the library is already suffering from austerity politics. No evening opening and closed altogether 3 days a week. But things might be about to get […]

The Friday Walk: To the Library

Eventually we’ll be arriving here for a very difficult conversation about the future of public libraries in Liverpool. In fact this was going to be a walk around several of our beautiful public libraries to get me in the mood for the conversation. But in the event, knowing that the conversation might be about some […]