Cityread London 2013

Have you heard about Cityread London?

Cityread London

Cityread London

Cityread London is a campaign to spread a love of books and reading to the widest possible audience throughout our capital. By choosing one book- A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks – for the whole city to read, discuss and debate, the aim of the campaign is bring Londoners together in a series of special events, across London and online. This year’s Cityread London campaign will launch in our libraries and across the capital on 2 April 2013.

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks

As well as opportunities to borrow A Week in December (and other works by Sebastian Faulks) from our libraries, there will also be events for children, families, young people and adults in April 2013.

A Week In December by Sebastian Faulks

A Week In December by Sebastian Faulks

Cityread events for adults & children

A Week in April – Photography Competition

To mark the Cityread London activities and to link in with Sebastian Faulks’ book  A Week in December we invite you to submit a single photograph or collage of your ‘week in April’ to reflect a week in your life. All entries need to be sent in to your local Hammersmith and Fulham library before the end of April 2013 in print format.

Entries will be exhibited either at a Hammersmith and Fulham library or may be exhibited in a full exhibition in Fulham Library’s Exhibition Hall.

There are prizes for the best children’s and adult entries:

  • Children – up to 15 years old
  • Adults – from 16 years +

Cityread events for adults

Reading Groups

A couple of the reading groups will be revisiting A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks during March/April 2013.

If you would like further information on any of our reading groups within Hammersmith and Fulham then please either contact a member of the library staff in your local library or visit our website for more information:

Cityread events for children, families and young people

Comics Workshop

Comic workshop cirtyread London 2013

Comic workshop cirtyread London 2013

  • Hammersmith Library
  • Tuesday 16 April, 4 to 5.30pm
  • Age: eight to 12

Join comics creator Karen Rubins to make your own comic strips based on life in London. You will be able to create your own characters. What happens when they meet by chance in different places around the capital?

The workshops will be one hour 30 minutes long. Places are strictly limited for this workshop, so please book your free place early at Hammersmith Library.

Story and Craft Sessions

Story and craft sessions

Story and craft sessions

We’ll be having special Cityread story and craft sessions for children aged five to ten at the following libraries:

  • Hammersmith Library
    Tuesday 9 April, 10.30am to 12 noon
    Saturday 13 April, 2 to 4pm
  • Askew Road Library
    Tuesday 9 April, 2 to 4pm
  • Shepherds Bush Library
    Tuesday 9 April, 4 to 5pm
  • Fulham Library
    Wednesday 10 April, 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Shepherds Bush Library
    Thursday 11 April, 2.30 to 3.30pm

These sessions will have a transport theme.

We hope that you will be inspired to join in with this campaign in order to make London’s second Cityread has successful as the first. More details about how to book are on our Cityread adult events page and Special events for children and young adults page. For more events across London take a look at Cityread London’s website too.

Jodie Green, Lending Librarian

Jodie Green

Jodie Green

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