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Celebrate the Big Book Weekend in Derby

As the Big Book Weekend approaches, Derby is getting a real appetite for reading following a huge rise in the number of people accessing eBooks for free from the city's online library services.

Although the city's libraries remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, members are still able to access eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and the eReference library. New members can join online and receive a temporary ticket which gives them access to online services too.

Florence Nightingale bicentenary celebrated online by Derby Museums

Image - The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari by Jerry Barrett, 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

With its Florence Nightingale exhibition closed to the public due to the current coronavirus lockdown, Derby Museums is making a special collection of content available online to commemorate the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth this year.

Historic Florence Nightingale scrapbook to be revealed online

A scrapbook showing how Florence Nightingale became a cultural phenomenon is going on display online in time for the 200th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer of modern nursing.

The Derbyshire-born nurse's work during the Crimean War revolutionised hospital sanitisation, and she led the way in collecting and displaying data to show the impact of care. Her influence can still be felt today, especially as the world tackles Covid-19.

Webinars from Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire

As part of the European Regional Development Fund project Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire has two great webinars for you to book onto next week.

On Tuesday 12 May at 2.30pm join Jo Dilley, Managing Director or Lindsay Rae for the Covid-19 Visitor Economy Recovery Planning Webinar.

The full recovery of the sector will take time, but in preparation of a potential phased reopening we have been asked by government to consider the following three questions:

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