An informal workshop concentrating on some of the basic principles of professional proof reading. Learn how to spot errors in text and how to give your work that extra polish – or just come along and put your eagle eye to the test!
All training materials supplied, just bring red pen, highlighter and pad.
Tutor: Elaine Henderson BA, MPhil
During the year the PPL holds a series of Lunchtime Talks that are open to both Members & Non Members. The talks start at 12 noon and last about an hour admission is £4.00 per person and includes light refreshments afterwards.
2015 LECTURE PROGRAMME
Thursday 14th May
Diamonds on Stamps
Martin Ellam of the Philatelic Society
Regular Coffee mornings are held on the Second Saturday of each month between 10.00am and 12.00pm and are open to all. So why not join us for good coffee, good cakes (home made) and good company you will be made welcome.
Over the last few months the PPL has undergone a refurbishment to many of its rooms. Electrical contractors have rewired the whole building from top to bottom and updated our fire protection systems. So if you have not been to see us recently why not pop along and see the changes for yourself.
You may have also noticed that we have given our website a bit of a makeover as well including a new website address www.thePPL.org.uk a lot shorter to type than the Plymouth Proprietary Library and easier to remember!!
On the first Monday of the month the Book Club meets between 2.00pm and 3.00pm when members get a chance to read and discuss last month's set book. Next month we shall be tackling 'And the Mountains Echoed' - by Khaled Hosseini.
Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with over thirty eight million copies of his books sold in more than seventy countries.
Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.
And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.
The next bookclub meeting will take place on June 1st
New members are always welcome.
Work continues on our project to produce an online catalogue of all the books in the library using 'The Library Thing'. With the help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, students from Plymouth University are working at the library now to catalogue our books. Click Here to see the progress we have made so far. We are also looking at increasing the number of different way that books can be searched for but more on this soon.