Fashion and Flowers in Chelsea

Fashion and Flowers in Chelsea

Gillian Nunns, Reference Librarian writes… We noticed some new trends on the King’s Road over the past week… garden inspired shop-fronts, beautiful floral dresses and new visitors to Chelsea Library, who are exploring the area whilst visiting the Chelsea Flower Show.  Surrounded by so much floral beauty and enthusiasm, we’ve also caught the flower fever and been … Continue reading

Book Award round up

Book Award round up

Sally Connew-Volpe, Triborough Stock Librarian, writes: Have you seen our Book Awards page? We’ve gathered all the contenders and winners of the UK’s most popular literary awards in one place! So if you’re keen to read a whole shortlist, want to know what all the fuss is about a particular winner, or are just looking … Continue reading

African Dance session at Brompton library

African Dance session at Brompton library

Stephanie Webb, Librarian at Brompton Library, writes: We were very happy to host Faith and Mary from Healthier Life 4 You last week for a feelgood session of African Dance. We knew we were in for a good time as feedback from other sessions at North Kensington and Kensington Central libraries had been very positive. … Continue reading

Introducing Universal Class

Introducing Universal Class

Librarian Owen Grey writes… Alongside Learning Nexus, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has recently invested in a fantastic new online resource for library users interested in the pursuit of lifelong learning! Universal Class is a real treasure trove of online learning, with over 500 free courses to choose from, in almost any subject area you can think … Continue reading

A City Reads “Rivers of London”

A City Reads “Rivers of London”

“Good afternoon. My name’s Peter Grant, I’m from the police and this is my colleague Beverley Brook, who’s a river in south London.” Rivers of London, p146 April in Libraries means CityRead, a London-wide book club, and this year’s book is the aptly named ‘Rivers of London.’ Part police procedural, part high fantasy complete with … Continue reading

A Visit to Gosh!

A Visit to Gosh!

David, Customer Services Assistant at Brompton library, writes: Friday the 13th is usually said to be unlucky, although it usually turns out alright for me personally. The last one was no exception, as I was given the enviable task of visiting Gosh!, a Graphic Novel institution located in Berwick Street, in deepest Soho, to see … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 years of Portobello and Golborne Market

Celebrating 150 years of Portobello and Golborne Market

Andy Norton, North Kensington library, writes: Last Friday we spent an afternoon at Portobello Road Market, celebrating 150 years of local markets and promoting our own markets-inspired writing competition (more on that, below). Despite the cold, the market was bustling and many residents stopped by to look at our photos, which showed the market from … Continue reading

Brompton’s Bug Ball Blog!

Brompton’s Bug Ball Blog!

Stephanie, Brompton Librarian, writes: “And a happy time we’ll have there, one and all At the ugly bug ball” Well, they certainly did! Brompton hosted Holland Park Ecology Centre’s children’s event with what the Ecology Centre call “exotic invertebrates” but most of us would call creepy crawlies or, perhaps a little more kindly, minibeasts. Fiona … Continue reading