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My memories of the White City Stadium

In a previous article I wrote about my family traditions of organising street parties in Shepherds Bush. And in another article I wrote about the 1908 Olympic Games that were held at the White City Stadium. One of my earliest … Continue reading

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Exploring other worlds with our children – it’s National Bookstart Week 2017

This week (Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June 2017), is National Bookstart Week and this year is an extra special celebration as Bookstart is 25 years old! BookTrust, the organisation that administers the Bookstart programme, encourages children and families to … Continue reading

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Would you Adam and Eve it?*

This Christmas, have a few tiddlies but don’t get Brahms… Continue reading

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Rose Witcop

When I first came across the name Rose Witcop I was amazed to discover that a female Russian anarchist was advocating feminism and pioneering the cause of birth control from Shepherds Bush over a hundred years ago. Rose (originally Rachel … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawly Craft in the Library!

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, Hammersmith Library bugged out with a creepy crawly craft session. Inspired by our visit from Thelma the real Tarantula, we created our own dinner plate sized spiders, using tissue paper and large amounts of … Continue reading

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Hammersmith Library meets ZOOLAB!

Meet William the cockroach and friends! Continue reading

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Phone boxes and micro libraries

Tiny libraries in unusual places… Continue reading

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