Welcome to our blog post for June 2013 from us all at Kensington Central Library. Over to the staff to tell you what’s been happening here.
Fashion at Kensington Central Library
Fashion! Turn to the left
Fashion! Turn to the right
We are the goon squad
And we’re coming to town
(Fashion by David Bowie)
I have been working at Kensington Central Library for one month now and have been enjoying having the opportunity to be at some great events! The Fashion Design Workshop in the Children’s Library at the end of May pulled a crowd of fashionable kids who got involved in sketching designs, creating a theme and colour pallet for a collection, and even had the opportunity to be fashion models and dressers!
Our tutor was Jennifer Sturrock, who taught the children about lots of stuff including how fashion designers take inspiration from all kinds of places when creating collections – from butterflies to geometric shapes. She also taught them about how to sketch an outfit to get across an impression of it – which included drawing with their eyes closed and behind their backs!
Splishy, splashy fun with Barry the Fish!
At our last monthly story and craft session we had some splishy, splashy fun with ‘Barry the Fish who had Fingers’ (by author Sue Hendra).
Boys and girls listened to the tale of how Barry the Fish and his friend Puffer save the day. Then we made some pictures and crowns with an under the sea theme. Everyone had a whale of a time!
Our next session will be on Saturday 6 July at 2pm – hope to see you there!
Senior Customer Services Assistant
National Crime Writing Month
Do you like reading crime fiction? Well it’s National Crime Writing Month so to celebrate we’ll be having a new crime fiction display every week during this special month at Kensington Central Library.
This week we’ve concentrated on authors that have won the Crime Writers’ Association’s (CWA) Dagger in the Library award.
There’s more information about this book award on the CWA’s website.
Business/ self- employment advice
Looking for business advice or self-employment support? The Dalgarno Trust is holding sessions every Thursday afternoon at Kensington Central Library.
For more information or to book an appointment please call the Dalgarno Trust on 020 8969 6300 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on this organisation can be found on the Dalgarno Trust’s website.