Pride Month 2021: Three acclaimed authors tell us all about their compelling queer books

It’s Pride Month 2021! While we love to celebrate queer books and LGBTQ+ authors throughout the year, we thought this might be a great time to revisit three of our favourite author talks from the past few months. Each of these interviews features an amazing author talking about a book with compelling queer storylines and themes. Enjoy!   Laura Kay – The Split   When Sheffield-set… Continue reading Pride Month 2021: Three acclaimed authors tell us all about their compelling queer books

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 

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

Five Queer Works by Five Queer Authors – as recommended by Robert Jones Jr, author of ‘The Prophets’

Bestselling author Robert Jones Jr shares his reading recommendations for LGBT+ History Month 2021. Robert Jones Jr is one of the biggest new authors to emerge in 2021. Hillingdon Libraries were lucky enough to interview Robert about his bestselling debut novel, The Prophets, last month. Now, Robert has been kind enough to share his personal… Continue reading Five Queer Works by Five Queer Authors – as recommended by Robert Jones Jr, author of ‘The Prophets’

It’s A Sin: Memories of the 1980s AIDS crisis

As part of our LGBT+ History Month programme, Sarah from Hillingdon Libraries writes about her memories of the 1980s AIDS crisis, which was recently revisited on-screen in the Channel 4 drama It's A Sin. Watching Russell T Davies’ brilliant Channel 4 drama series It’s A Sin, has been emotional and thought provoking. With moments of… Continue reading It’s A Sin: Memories of the 1980s AIDS crisis

How To Crochet A Love Heart For Heart Month

Deborah from Hillingdon Libraries shares her step-by-step instructions for creating a cute, crocheted love heart. Heart month is a time to remember the importance of looking after both out physical and mental health. The British Heart Foundation states you are more at risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases if you have a mental health… Continue reading How To Crochet A Love Heart For Heart Month

Brilliant Books for LGBT+ History Month, by Emma and Munmun

Emma and Munmun, who work as Library Assistants at Botwell Green Library in Hillingdon, share their recommended reads for LGBT+ History Month in February. LGBT+ History Month has been observed each February since 2005. It exists to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, the LGBTQ+ community. The following LGBTQ+ books will leave room for… Continue reading Brilliant Books for LGBT+ History Month, by Emma and Munmun

Holocaust Memorial Day and Online Library Resources

By Jane from Hillingdon Libraries 27th January is the annual Holocaust Memorial Day when we remember the countless lives lost to the Nazi regime in the Second World War. Most years the library service runs a series of events to commemorate this tragic period in world history, however this year this has proved difficult owing… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day and Online Library Resources

Hillingdon Libraries Presents: Lockdown Lunches

Hillingdon Libraries brings its popular CultureBite author events to lunchtime, to help you get through lockdown.   Whether you’re working from home or tuning in from your office during a break, our fast, fun and friendly live broadcasts are sure to introduce you to you to a new favourite author or two.   All our Lockdown Lunches author interviews will be streamed live to Hillingdon Libraries’ Facebook and YouTube channels, giving you the chance… Continue reading Hillingdon Libraries Presents: Lockdown Lunches