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Day 21: Whitechapel Idea Store - What librarians create #30days30libraries

Whitechapel did not feel like it had quite woken up this morning.

There were walls of honey mangoes that needed to disassembled, a pile of durian fruit that must be unwrapped. 277 more words


April in Queen's Park

April is a busy month for readers, with Cityread and World Book Night offering lots of opportunities to share books.

Queen’s Park Library recently held events to celebrate both occasions, beginning with a talk by award-winning crime novelist and Guardian critic… 274 more words


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.

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Ten Days into thirty

April is here again, and that can only mean one thing if you’re a library member in London: Cityread!

Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. 207 more words


Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch

Published: 2011 by Gollancz | Pages: 392

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). 585 more words


Let's talk about books

Book Talk recently planned its programme for this year. What’s Book Talk?
It’s our telephone-based reading group for the housebound residents of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. 132 more words