Thame Library hosts book talk as part of summer reading challenge

Thame Library is hosting a special discussion on crime books as part of a summer celebration of reading aimed at encouraging visitors to share their favourite tales of the unexpected.

This year’s summer reading challenge, Oxfordshire Reads, will tackle the themes of "Hidden Depths” and “Eureka” - talking about books which are not always as they seem and those which feature a sudden moment of revelation.

The event at Thame Library, which takes place on Friday, 4 August at 2.30pm, is free to attend – just contact local library staff for a ticket.

Countywide events

Events across Oxfordshire will include talks, quizzes and social media discussions urging readers to recommend this summer’s hottest thrillers, journeys of discovery, or twisting tales of deceit.

Visitors to all 43 of the county council’s libraries will also be encouraged to enter a prize draw by writing on postcards about the books they love. Prizes include tickets for Blenheim Palace, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Roald Dahl Museum, Oxford Ice Rink, Waterperry Gardens, Wychwood Brewery, Didcot Railway Centre and the Randolph Hotel.

Oxfordshire Reads kicks off this Saturday (8 July) and runs until 9 September.

Come and talk about books sessions

The following events are free to attend and include light refreshments – just contact the relevant library for a ticket.

  • Friday 4 August 2.30pm Come and Talk About Crime Books Thame
  • Monday 7 August 5.30pm Come and Talk About Graphic Novels Bicester (for fans of comics, graphic novels and manga. Suitable for 14yrs+)
  • Tuesday 15 August 2.30pm Come and Talk About Books Benson
  • Wednesday 16 August 2pm Come and Talk About Books Hook Norton
  • Thursday 24 August 2pm Come and Talk About Books Carterton
  • Friday 8th September 6.30pm Come and Talk About Books Wantage

Find out more on the webpage www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshirereads

Full list of Prizes:

  • Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Ticket for 4
  • Blenheim Palace Ticket for 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bodleian Library 5 books about Oxford
  • Bowlplex Oxford 4 tickets for bowling
  • Cogges Manor Farm Family Day entry
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park Ticket for 1 adult and 1 child
  • Crocodiles of the World Ticket for 1 adult and 1 child
  • Didcot Railway Centre Family ticket for 4
  • Oxford Botanic Garden Annual Pass
  • Oxford Bus Museum Family ticket
  • Oxford Ice Rink Family skate- 2 adults and 3 children
  • Randolph Hotel £50 voucher
  • Roald Dahl Museum Golden Ticket for 2 adults and 3 children
  • Theatre, Chipping Norton 2 tickets
  • Waterperry Gardens Season ticket for 2 people
  • Wychwood Brewery 2 tickets for a brewery tour