Children’s fun is on the programme at this year’s Bridport Literary Festival, including two events at Bridport Library.

The library in South Street is involved in the festival for the first time and will hosting two of this year’s BridLit Kids’ events on Sunday 3 November.

For children of eight and over, Anthea Simmons will be talking about her latest book, Lightning Mary. It follows the young Mary Anning as she searches for fossils while determined to follow her dream and become a scientist. Mary must depend on her unique courage and knowledge at a time when girls have no opportunities.

After the talk, which is from 10am until 10.45am, there are a few places for Anthea’s young writer’s workshop, from 11am until 11.45am. Tickets for the talk and workshop are £3 per child (adults free) and should be booked in advance.

For the younger children, the library hosts Children’s Storytime with Molly Arbuthnott at 11am. With her boundless energy, Molly will entertain children of four and over with adventures of Oscar the Hebridean Cat for an hour of fun activities and storytelling.