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  1. ASCEL UK conference

    Welcome to viewers at the ASCEL UK conference, which takes place today and tomorrow in Kegworth, Leicestershire. Delegates are debating libraries as places of nurture.

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  2. Live from 1pm on Friday 8 November

    To mark the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, a panel of writers, journalists and thinkers have selected 100 novels that have shaped their world.

    The event, which will be shown here live from 1pm on Friday, will be streamed simultaneously to 32 public libraries across the UK, including Leeds, Poole, Huddersfield, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hull, Pontefract, Liverpool, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, The Hive, Hampshire and Libraries NI.

  3. 'I was being told I wasn’t going to be around for very much longer'

    During dark days Syima Aslam found comfort in the idea of sharing The Chronicles of Narnia with her daughter.

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    Video caption: After a cancer diagnosis, Syima Aslam wanted to share a childhood favourite with her child. Syima is a Novels panel member and director of Bradford Literary Festival.
  4. The announcement: 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

    After a passionate debate, our expert panel has come up with this surprising literary list. Today they'll be discussing their choices in a much-anticipated live event at the British Library, which is also being streamed to 32 libraries across the country.

    The Novels That Shaped Our World panel
    Image caption: The panel are Radio 4 Front Row presenter and Times Literary Supplement editor Stig Abell, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, authors Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal and Alexander McCall Smith, and Bradford Festival Literary Director Syima Aslam
    Quote Message: The last few pages were agony. I realised then what the title meant. from Kit de Waal The author reflects on Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day
    Kit de WaalThe author reflects on Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day