Resources for what's happening in February
It's February, are you in the mood for love? Valentines Day is 14th February for all things romantic!
We also celebrate this month as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) History Month. This year's theme is perfect for RNIB Bookshare as it is 'Poetry, Prose and Plays'. We have a wonderful selection of accessible titles, for all educational stages in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender subject category.
- 12 February: Celebrate Chinese New Year with our accessible large print and tactile images of a traditional Chinese Dragon in a street procession.
- 14 February: As its Valentines Day, maybe you are in the mood for romance? Check out an accessible title from our romance section.
- 16 February: Shrove Tuesday … Pancake Day! Before you start flipping, why not check out a recipe book from our Cooking, Food and Wine section.
Michael Morpurgo month
February is Michael Morpurgo Month. We have so many of his titles to choose from. Browse Micheal Morpurgo titles.
Authors birthdays in February!
This month we have a man with 'Great expectations', another who loves an adventure in 80 days and someone who should not be 'miserable' on his birthday. Not to mention a great naturalist who can tell us a thing or two about evoluntion!
- 7 February: Charles Dickens's birthday (born 1812), a British institution as the author of A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and so many more. We have so many of his titles in so many editions, all of them accessible. Who could ask for more? … ‘You want more?!!’
- 8 February: is Jules Verne's birthday (1828), author of ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’. Why not have an adventure with Filius Fogg?
- 12 February: It’s Charles Darwin's Birthday. He was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He authored the revolutionary 'The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'. Ever read it?
- 26 February: Victor Hugo's birthday, born this day in 1802. Most famous as an author of Les Misérables.