Short Stories from the Nineteenth Century – Book Review from Botwell Library

Botwell Green Library Reading Friends Reading Group kicked-off a year of reading for pleasure in January with the reading set Short Stories from the 19th Century selected by David Stuart Davies.  Synopsis: Selected and Introduced by David Stuart Davies. Short Stories from the Nineteenth Century is a wonderful collection of classic stories specially selected and introduced… Continue reading Short Stories from the Nineteenth Century – Book Review from Botwell Library

Safer Internet Day

Whether they’re creating fancy content, engrossed in YouTube videos, chatting with friends online or spending hours gaming, children and young people are obsessed with the Internet!  They also have the knowledge and power to change the platforms and interactive spaces they engage with daily. How? Happy Safter Internet Day! A day we encourage and celebrate… Continue reading Safer Internet Day

The Great Mindful Stitch-a-thon

Enjoy a moment of calm and creativity with stitchers across Hillingdon this February by contributing to an epic borough blanket!   We want to harness the mindful power of knitting and crochet during Heart Month to create the biggest home-made blanket Hillingdon has ever seen.    How to take part To join in, simply take time out… Continue reading The Great Mindful Stitch-a-thon

In conversation with Andreina Cordani! Friday 21st January 2022, 2pm on Facebook Live and YouTube

Join us for a very exciting event where we will be in conversation with YA author Andreina Cordani about her new book Dead Lucky. Friday 21st January 2022, 2pm on Facebook Live and YouTube. In a world of gifted and famous influencers, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. Dead Lucky is a heart-racing YA… Continue reading In conversation with Andreina Cordani! Friday 21st January 2022, 2pm on Facebook Live and YouTube

Happy 5th Birthday to Hillingdon Libraries’ LGBTQ+ Reading Group!  

Celebrating half a decade of brilliant LGBTQ+ reading at Uxbridge Library.   On the 20th of October 2016, the members of Hillingdon’s brand-new LGBTQ+ Reading Group met up for the very first time on a Thursday evening at Uxbridge Library.  It may only have been five years ago, but it’s been a hectic half-decade! COVID-19, book club meetings on Zoom, Tom Dayley… Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday to Hillingdon Libraries’ LGBTQ+ Reading Group!  

Digital How To: Using Credo Reference to Research Black Science Fiction

Credo Reference is one of the powerful online resources that you can access for free, as a member of Hillingdon Libraries. It provides access to millions of articles from full-text encyclopaedias, dictionaries and reference books, covering all major academic subject areas. As well as working for Hillingdon Libraries I also have a role teaching Literature… Continue reading Digital How To: Using Credo Reference to Research Black Science Fiction

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

 It’s Dyslexia Awareness Week, this week, and this year the British Dyslexia Association is focusing on the theme of 'invisibility'.    Dyslexia comes with many challenges, is often unseen and can co-occur with other invisible difficulties.    Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event seeking to further understanding and raise awareness of dyslexia - what it is, what… Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

Introducing Credo Reference

Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.Credo Reference Credo Reference is a reference database that hosts millions of articles including full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books. Credo Reference covers all major academic subject areas. There are over 1,400 titles including titles from Bloomsbury, DK, Oxford University Press and… Continue reading Introducing Credo Reference

In Conversation with Ambrose Parry! Monday September 27th, 7pm on Facebook Live

Monday 27th September, 7pm - 8pm on Facebook Live. Join us as we talk to husband and wife author team extraordinaire Ambrose Parry and their latest book, A Corruption of Blood. This event has been rescheduled from August, so if you weren't able to come along then, now you can! Dr Will Raven is a… Continue reading In Conversation with Ambrose Parry! Monday September 27th, 7pm on Facebook Live

Caleb Azumah Nelson & Raymond Antrobus, In Conversation

Join us on October 1st for Uxbridge Library's first post-lockdown in-person author event! Friday 1 October 2021, 7pm - 8.30pm Uxbridge Library Listen to acclaimed debut author Caleb Azumah Nelson (Open Water) and award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus (All The Names Given) as they introduce us to their new writing and answer your questions at an… Continue reading Caleb Azumah Nelson & Raymond Antrobus, In Conversation