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

Night of the Page-Turners: An exclusive psychological thriller masterclass on Thursday 21st October 2021   

Join our exclusive psychological thriller masterclass with four acclaimed suspense authors: Amanda Robson, Elisabeth Carpenter, Karen Hamilton and Lauren North.  Thursday 21st October, 7pm – 8pm   This free digital event will take place live on the Hillingdon Libraries Facebook page.   If you like shocking twists and gripping plots that keep you up all night, this is the event for you.   Four of the… Continue reading Night of the Page-Turners: An exclusive psychological thriller masterclass on Thursday 21st October 2021   

Theory Test Pro

Nobody likes taking their driving theory test. Thankfully, Hillingdon library members have access to a free online resource that helps people practice the test whenever they want on their phone, tablet or computer. Theory Test Pro gives users unlimited access to all of official questions in the UK driving theory test. Even better, they're formatted… Continue reading Theory Test Pro

Catchup with our July author events, featuring Clare Mackintosh, Sandie Jones and more!

It's been a busy month of author interviews here at Hillingdon Libraries, with household names like thriller powerhouse Clare Mackintosh and acclaimed up-and-coming writers like paranormal romance author Ry Herman taking time our to join us for a chat. We hope to be able to offer real-life author events again very soon. But one nice… Continue reading Catchup with our July author events, featuring Clare Mackintosh, Sandie Jones and more!