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The Hive Hosts Mystery-Themed World Book Night

The Hive is hosting a free mystery-themed evening with crime solving activities and opportunities to meet best-selling crime authors at this year’s World Book Night on Thursday 23 April, 5 to 8pm.

The ‘Unveil the Mystery of Books’ event will include 100s of free book giveaways in conjunction with The Reading Agency, detective themed games and puzzles, talks from best-selling crime author Rebecca Tope and crime writing duo Edward Marston and Judith Cutler, demonstrations of real life techniques for investigating crime scenes from the Forensic and Applied Biology team at the University of Worcester, and magic from an award-winning magician.

The Hive World Book Night is for all ages and abilities to encourage those who do not regularly read for pleasure to give reading a go.

Two introductions and showings of ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’ will be held on Level 2, and a talk for parents and carers by the University of Worcester’s leading expert in perinatal care will also be given on how reading to babies and young children can help develop their imagination, creativity and reading skills.

Janine Downes, Library Manager at The Hive, said: “This fun event aims to bring new people from the local community to join in the celebration of World Book Night and experience new ways to read. Reading doesn’t need to cost you a penny: The Hive has an extensive catalogue of free to borrow audio books, books in foreign languages, large print and eBooks to make reading accessible and enjoyable to everyone. And on World Book Night there are hundreds of free books giveaways – so it's the ideal time to start."

Tickets for the all of the talks are free and can be booked online at or collected from The Hive, level 1 information pod in the atrium.

To see the full list of events taking place at The Hive World Book Night 2015 visit The Hive or go online.