Join us for a night of books…and Max Décharné

Join us for a night of books…and Max Décharné

The next best thing to reading a wonderful book is introducing it to someone else- and next Wednesday (23rd April) is World Book Night, the perfect opportunity not only for readers but also for non-readers to discover and explore more about books and reading. From http://www.worldbooknight.org/: World Book Night sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

Celebrating Mother’s Day every day!

Celebrating Mother’s Day every day!

This is a guest blog, in honour of Mother’s Day (March 30th), written by Kensington Mums, a local network that offers support, advice and information for Kensington parents:  ‘Everything I owe, I owe to my mother’. This is one of my favourite quotes. To me motherhood is a dream come true. Ever since I was a little … Continue reading

Brompton’s March round-up

Brompton’s March round-up

Our Brompton Librarians write: Hello to all our lovely readers! Well, it looks like spring has finally sprung around town. Without wishing to jinx it, let’s hope the rain stays away for a while because everything looks so much nicer in the sunshine! On the 8th March we celebrated International Women’s Day, and made a … Continue reading

Our Community, Our Stories: the book!

Our Community, Our Stories: the book!

Steph Webb, Brompton Librarian, writes: At the beginning of the year Brompton library began another collaboration with Celebrate My Library for an inter-generational project called Our Communities, Our Stories. The project aimed to bring together local schoolchildren (largely from our Chatterbooks reading group) and older volunteers (from the Kensington and Chelsea Older Residents Forum) to … Continue reading

Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day!

As it’s World Book Day, we thought we’d take the chance to show off some of our latest aquisitions from the Chelsea Library fashion collection…any excuse really! From Vogue: the Editor’s Eye, (edited by Eva MacSweeney, 2012), a glossy new purchase full of fantastic images. This photograph is by Annie Leibovitz, from December 2003.  This image … Continue reading