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Space Chase – Taking the Challenge in the Library!

LBHF Libraries are venturing into space this summer on the anniversary of the moon landing. At Hammersmith Library they are rocketing amongst the planets whilst ‘Ronnie’ the Space Chase robot meets and greets those taking the Reading Agency’s Space Chase … Continue reading

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Half Term Spring Crafts in Shepherds Bush Library

We have been celebrating Spring in Shepherds Bush Library this Easter half term by creating pretty blossom trees and birds. The blossom tree decoration is made from recycled cardboard and we added tissue paper and glitter to make them really … Continue reading

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John Connolly Reading Challenge

Dare you enter the world of Charlie Parker? Described as the finest crime series currently in existence” John Connolly’s dark and haunting novels can be compared to Lee Child, Stephen King and Nordic Noir amongst others. Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries are … Continue reading

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Using the real world in fantasy literature

It won’t come as a surprise that authors use both rural and urban real life geographical features in their works. Much internet “ink” has been spilt over J.R.L. Tolkien geographical sources for Middle Earth with completing claims to a number … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month

Monday evening 26th October Hammersmith Library welcomed acclaimed local Author, Playwright and Screenwriter Courttia Newland.  Courttia grew up in Shepherds Bush where he first became a rapper and music producer.  Together with some friends released a Drum n’ Bass white … Continue reading

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Getting Crafty with Roald Dahl

It was Roald Dahl’s birthday on September 13th (he was born in 1916 and died in 1990, at the age of 74). Dahl was and remains a beloved author for children of all ages, with classics ranging from Matilda and James and … Continue reading

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A whirlwind tour of the international crime scene

Stuck for something gritty to read this summer? Stock librarian – and avid reader of crime novels – Andy takes us on a trip around the international crime genre… International crime fiction has really taken off in the last few … Continue reading

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“Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by John Tenniel, was published 150 years ago in 1865. Bali Gosal, a member of staff at Shepherds Bush … Continue reading

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Stuff it

To celebrate World Book Night we were lucky enough to host a visit from James Wallman, local author of the book Stuffocation: Living more with less. His book deals with very topical issues that affect us all today. The author argues … Continue reading

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London’s Biggest Book Group: “Rivers of London”

“Good afternoon. My name’s Peter Grant, I’m from the police and this is my colleague Beverley Brook, who’s a river in south London.” Rivers of London, p146 In the world of libraries April means City Read, London’s biggest book club, … Continue reading

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