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
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 'The Lie' - by Helen Dunmore.
Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the UK's most acclaimed storytellers.
Cornwall, 1920, early spring.
A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family.
Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life.
Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more real than the quiet fields around him.
He is about to step into the unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie?
Due to Easter & Bank Holidays the next Book Club meeting will be on the Second Monday of the month
Monday 11th May @ 2.00pm
Monday 1st June @ 2.00pm
New members 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.