Two craft activities from Debbie for Easter.

Easter Card  You will need:  Green card  White card  Yellow card  Paints, felt pens or colouring pencils (non-toxic options)  Scissors - round end, or ask you adult to cut the shapes out for you and you can have all the fun putting it together. Glue (non-toxic)  1.  Cut about 1cm from one long edge and one short edge of… Continue reading Two craft activities from Debbie for Easter.

Three Brunel University Creative Writing Students Share How They’re Keeping Their Creativity Flowing in Challenging Times 

By Max Hallam, Eleni Aristeidou and Faizan Ahmed from Brunel University. Motivational Lists by Max Hallam, Creative Writing MA student  Coming off the back of my second creative writing degree, you'd think I’d be fueled by pure passion and love of craft, wouldn’t you? But as much as I love telling stories, writing is work,… Continue reading Three Brunel University Creative Writing Students Share How They’re Keeping Their Creativity Flowing in Challenging Times 

The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida

Book Review by Morwenna from Harlington Library to mark Autism awareness Week 2021. Naoki Higashida wrote his best-selling book, The Reason I Jump, when he was just thirteen years old. Being unable to speak aloud, Higashida writes using an alphabet grid – a table of letters which he would point at, to then be transcribed by a helper. This method of communication gave Higashida a way to express himself and communicate with… Continue reading The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida

Psycho-Logical, with neuroscientist Dean Burnett – 7pm, Monday 12 April

An exclusive Hillingdon Libraries author event, Monday 12 April, 7pm - 7.45pm on Facebook Live Hillingdon Libraries presents an exclusive online interview with neuroscientist Dean Burnett, as part of Stress Awareness Month 2021. One in four of us experience a mental health problem each year, with anxiety and depression alone affecting over 500 million people… Continue reading Psycho-Logical, with neuroscientist Dean Burnett – 7pm, Monday 12 April

Three St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Children

Follow Debbie's instructions for three fun craft activities, including a four leaf clover hat, card and leprechaun! 🍀 Warning: due to the small parts, use caution with this craft if there are pre-school children in your household, use paper alternatives rather than buttons, googly eyes etc. Enjoy! And we'd love to see pictures of your crafts on… Continue reading Three St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Children

Five picture books to read to your children about space

This Women's History Month, Botwell Green Library have been learning all about the astronaut Mae Jemison, the first ever Black woman to travel to space when she served as a mission specialist on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. To celebrate Jemison's incredible achievement, Emma and Sarah from Botwell Green Library have compiled this… Continue reading Five picture books to read to your children about space

Science Fact and Science Fiction on BorrowBox

It's British Science Week, folks! So let's talk about science, both in the real world and in fiction. And what better place to start than with BorrowBox, the Ebooks and audio book service that Hillingdon Libraries provides access to. The popularity of BorrowBox has grown over the last few years, especially since the start of… Continue reading Science Fact and Science Fiction on BorrowBox

Two Inspiring Female Scientists You May Not Know About!

To celebrate British Science Week, Munmun and Sarah from Botwell Green Library have been looking into the lives of two women scientists who set records in their scientific fields. Sunita Williams: Indian-American Astronaut Indian-American astronaut Sunita "Suni" L. Williams was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1998 and is a veteran of two space missions, Expedition 14… Continue reading Two Inspiring Female Scientists You May Not Know About!

Powerful Female Fiction Writers Making an Impact

By Dilinna at Uxbridge Library  On a day we celebrate the success and contribution of women in every field, we are reminded that their impact in literature has resulted in some of the most powerful stories ever told. From Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, the list of influential female writers is extensive. So, here are just a few current names and their new titles already making waves on the bestseller scene as they whisk… Continue reading Powerful Female Fiction Writers Making an Impact

Six Inspiring Children’s Books to Read This International Women’s Day

From creators and campaigners to activists and leaders, many women through their passion, talent and creativity have changed the world over the last 100 years. In celebration of International Women’s Day, where we acknowledge the achievements of women in every field, we have listed some children’s books featuring women who are inspiring in their own ways. This year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge asks all of us to call out gender bias and inequality because from challenge comes change!… Continue reading Six Inspiring Children’s Books to Read This International Women’s Day