Top 10 giveaways for World Book Night

Top 10 giveaways for World Book Night

Just a quick update about World Book Night, where over 100 books were given away for free to happy customers! In case you missed the fun, these are the titles we gave away…and they’re available on our catalogue for all!   Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Aged 24, Matt Haig’s world caved in. He could see no … Continue reading

Shelf Help for Teens

Shelf Help for Teens

During the month of April people across London have been reading the same book about riot and civil unrest as part of Cityread London. Ten Days by Gillian Slovo is about power play, racial tension, rioting and disorder: a perfect storm where characters just boil over – they can’t take any more. It’s a reflection … Continue reading

Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group

Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group

Hello and welcome to the Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group As most of you know, at the next group meeting (Thursday 5 May, 6pm) we will be discussing ‘Killing and Dying’ by Adrian Tomine. Here is a review: From the master of the small gesture, this collection of stories and characters comprises a fraught, realist … Continue reading

Ollie’s Big Surprise at Notting Hill Gate Library

Ollie’s Big Surprise at Notting Hill Gate Library

Laila El-Boukilli, Senior Customer Services Assistant at Notting Hill Gate Library, writes:  It’s been a storytelling season here at Notting Hill Gate Library- we’ve had Michelle Sami, who enlightened us with her animated, creative and charismatic stories, aimed at our younger readers; Sarah Deco, who  spooked us out with her winter storytelling, along with friends; and … Continue reading

London in 10 Days- it’s gripping!

London in 10 Days- it’s gripping!

  It’s 4am and Cathy Mason is watching dawn break over the Lovelace Estate. By the end of the day, her community will be a crime scene. By the end of the week, her city will be on fire. In this gripping thriller by Orange Prize-shortlisted author Gillian Slovo, ten unpredicable days of violence erupt … Continue reading

Celebrating Charlotte Bronte

Celebrating Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte was born on 21 April 1816. The eldest of the Bronte siblings to reach adulthood, she was the last to die. She wrote Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette, and died on 31 March 1855, aged 38. Her bicentenary is celebrated this year, and those of Branwell Brontë in 2017,  Emily Brontë in 2018 and Anne … Continue reading

Swish and Flick!

Swish and Flick!

Leanne Bellot, Customer Service Assistant at North Kensington Library, writes: Time, like the Firebolt, flies. An entire year has already passed since I first wrote about our Harry Potter Book Night hi-jinks. On 4th February 2016, North Kensington Library once again joined the thousands of fans across the globe in celebrating Harry Potter Book Night … Continue reading

Credo(itble) online resource

Credo(itble) online resource

Credo – Online Resource Credo is one of my favourite online resources available with Kensington Library membership.   Within the Credo Search ‘field’ you can select ‘Basic Search’, ‘Find a Book’ or ‘Image search’. Credo has a wide selection of over 600 titles.  Many of these books can be found in reference libraries in hard copy.  … Continue reading