Library Events

I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country…”

Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826 : Author, thinker and third President of the USA


On this page we will feature activities in the library and the things that are coming up locally on our ‘book calendar’.

Below is a short film of Tracy Chevalier, who wrote Girl with the Pear Earring, talking about her first chance meeting with the author and artist Audrey Niffenegger, writer of  The Time Traveller’s Wife.

Both were working, or rather volunteering in Highgate Cemetery in London – using the cemetery as a trigger for writing – quite unknown to each other.

Are there places and things in the Norfolk landscape that could trigger ideas for writing a story?

Could volunteering, in The Sandringham Centre for instance, provide the material for a short story?

As you can see from the film, even the oddest places can create writers…


Not a film of the greatest quality, but a wonderful example of how really great story telling often has it’s roots in the mundane. (Audrey doesn’t say much in this short sequence…?)

The Marham Library Team

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