10 books that make great films

10 books that make great films

It seems that most films today are either a remake, a sequel (and we’re including prequels here), or a book adaptation. They say that ‘the book is always better’ and it’s a sentiment we almost always agree with. Staff from across the borough have come together to compile fifty of their favourite book adaptations. Over the … Continue reading

The stories of Roald Dahl

The stories of Roald Dahl

Craft events this month have been inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge so each week we have looked at the stories of Roald Dahl. We have already designed peaches and foxes and grinning crocodiles… Children love his acerbic vision, gruesome details and arbitrary flourishes of cruelty—I am thinking of James’ parents killed by a runaway … Continue reading

Willy Wonka hats: how cute are these!

Willy Wonka hats: how cute are these!

Just a quick post with a nice Friday feeling: the children and adults at Kensal Library had great fun making these wonderful mini Willy Wonka Hats, one of our many Summer Reading Challenge activities! Why not take a look at our website and join us? Cutting and folding… Get the glue out… Paper craft! Ta-dah: … Continue reading

New books for August

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins YOU DON’T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU. Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same s even started to feel like she she calls them. Their … Continue reading