The Great War and your ancestors

The Great War and your ancestors

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. This centenary anniversary has made remembrance even more poignant.  The 11th November and Remembrance Sunday help mark the event which brought an end to this conflict. There is more we can do to remember though; we can look at how the war affected the lives … Continue reading

Spotlight on Remembrance Sunday

Spotlight on Remembrance Sunday

The second Sunday of November is, every year, a day of reflection, when people of all ages wear a poppy with pride. Our online Encyclopaedia Britannica has a brilliant Britannica Spotlight on Poppy Day page, which is perfect for helping you (or someone you know) with Remembrance Sunday homework: useful articles and information as well as activities and … Continue reading

What I did in my half-term holiday…

What I did in my half-term holiday…

Steph Webb, Librarian, writes:  We had a bumper half term here at Brompton! Our usual story time and rhyme times are still happening plus we’ve had some special half-term events, and not just for children…  Elmer Party We celebrated 25 years of Elmer with a special story and craft event for our youngsters. Twenty children … Continue reading

Knit & Natter

Knit & Natter

On a grey, wet Monday lunchtime some of our more hardy readers braved the weather to attend Brompton library’s first Knit and Natter course.   This is the first time we’ve run more than a one-off taster session on any subject (apart from Computing for Beginners on Saturday mornings). Our Knit and Natter course lasts for … Continue reading

Come on in, the door’s open

Come on in, the door’s open

Nicky Smith, Enquiry  Librarian, Triborough Reference Service, writes:  ‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications’. There’s a snazzy title for a document that I’m sure all of you have pored over. Or maybe you know it better as the Finch Report. Or maybe you don’t know it at all? To be honest, … Continue reading