Curtain Up! Uxbridge Library’s Award Winning Playwright

Uxbridge Library's 'Curtain Up!’ Play Reading Group recently celebrated one of their very own winning the Noda Inaugural Performance Showcase Competition 2018. Melville Lovatt, who has been a member of the group since 2013, shares his experiences of Curtain Up and how it led to his award winning collection. The Uxbridge Play Reading Group has… Continue reading Curtain Up! Uxbridge Library’s Award Winning Playwright

Uxbridge Bear Club’s Favourite Holiday Books!

  This week in Bear Club at Uxbridge Library we are reading books about holidays! We are all excited that the summer holidays have arrived, especially our storytime mascots Bernard and Ralph. We can’t wait to play games, eat ice cream and do lots of reading during the summer.   Did you know that we… Continue reading Uxbridge Bear Club’s Favourite Holiday Books!

Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year 2018

For this year's Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year Award, over 25 local primary schools in the borough have taken part by signing up to receive the 6 shortlisted books below. Hundreds of Year 6 students will have been introduced to new diverse fiction, expanding their literary horizons while improving upon their literacy levels. At… Continue reading Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year 2018

4 Books about Jungles

Hello friends, It's Bernard the Bear here! My friends at the Uxbridge Bear Club have been busy exploring the book shelves for 4  books about Jungles! Walking through the jungle What do you see? Can you hear a noise? What could it be?"     All the Jungle animals Love wearing fancy dress. You'll love… Continue reading 4 Books about Jungles

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman #BookReview

If you are a follower of contemporary fiction you will already know Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is set to be one of the biggest novels of 2017. If fact, the buzz around this novel is so great that it has already been picked up by Reese Witherspoon’s production company ‘Hello Sunshine’, so the question remains… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman #BookReview

My work experience at Hillingdon Local Studies and Uxbridge Library

Ahmed recently completed his work experience at Hillingdon Local Studies and Uxbridge Library. Here is a small taster of what he got up to. We'd like to thank Ahmed and wish him all the best for the future!  - Mark   Words cannot explain how much I have enjoyed working at Hillingdon Local Studies Service at… Continue reading My work experience at Hillingdon Local Studies and Uxbridge Library

My Week as an Archivist with Hillingdon Libraries

When I started my work experience at Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service, I was not sure what to expect, but in one week I got to experience what being an archivist is - by reading a year's worth of local papers from 1942, cataloguing a local photo from 1914 and beginning to catalogue… Continue reading My Week as an Archivist with Hillingdon Libraries

Young Carers Step into New Worlds Through Sculpture

15 March 2016 – From 5-7 April, award-winning creative arts charity Create will take three full days of sculpture workshops to young carers attending Hillingdon Carers, Uxbridge, as part of its inspired:arts programme. The group, aged 13-18 will collaborate to produce original sculptural works with Create’s professional sculptor Sheridan Quigley. Many young carers take on… Continue reading Young Carers Step into New Worlds Through Sculpture

Shakespeare & World Book Night – What more could you want??

Celebrate Shakespeare & World Book Night with a special Open Mic at Uxbridge Library!   "The Bard at Night" Saturday, April 23rd 2016 6.30pm-8.30pm   It’s 400 years since William Shakespeare walked the earth. To mark the anniversary, Uxbridge Central Library is holding a special Shakespeare-themed Open Mic night on April 23rd, the Bard’s birthday.… Continue reading Shakespeare & World Book Night – What more could you want??