What's on at your local library
Use our events page to find the huge and diverse range of activities on offer at our libraries which are aimed to suit visitors of all ages, interests and backgrounds.
There are book clubs, craft activities, singing sessions, author visits and much more at libraries across the borough.
Book of the month
England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky is not the escape that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O'Hare, daughter of a notorious felon.
Margery's on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost. Trekking under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice discovers freedom and friendship. A great love story, difficult to forget.
Children's book of the month
While riding the subway home with his nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage.
When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes - and even more importantly - what will she think about how Julian sees himself?
A picture book to reflect about identity and diversity.