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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