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Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners is 9 week course taking place in the library, for anyone who wants to learn how to play the card game Bridge.  The course starts on Thursday 2nd October between 10:00-12:00.  Don't worry if you miss the first few sessions-you are still more than welcome to join us for any sessions you can attend.
The course is free, with a suggested donation of £2.  
Knitting & Natter Mornings
From Wednesday 15th October, Knitting & Natter Mornings are taking place in the library between 11:30-13:00.
Come along to knit and/or sew over coffee & biscuits. You can also talk about any & all knitting, sewing or stitching related issues you may have.  These drop in sessions are free, & everyone is welcome.
Please note that all knitting & sewing will done by hand-there will be no machines used.

On Tuesday 4th November...

PHCL Film Show Presents

Directed by Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg
Starring James Fox and Mick Jagger
Introduced by the film's producer Sandy Lieberson

When Chas (James Fox), an "out of date" criminal enforcer kills someone he wasn't supposed to, he has to go on the run. He takes refuge in a basement room belonging to Turner (Mick Jagger), a former rock star who has "lost his demon" and now lives as a recluse in his dilapidated house with his secretary/lover and an androgynous French girl. In these drug-strewn surroundings, worlds collide and identities merge. "I know who I am," Chas tells Harry early on. He (and viewers) will become less sure as Performance unfolds.  
 “...a virtuoso juggling act which manipulates its visual and verbal imagery so cunningly that the borderline between reality and fantasy is gradually eliminated”
Time Out
Doors open 7:30pm, Introduction 7:45pm, Film 8:00pm.  Tickets cost £8 (including a glass of wine or drink), and are available in the library (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) from Friday 10 October.  There is a limit of two tickets per person.
 Tickets still available for Ace in the Hole 
Starring Kirk Douglas
Directed by Billy Wilder
on Tuesday 7 October
With an Introduction by Guardian Journalist Jackie Ashley

There will also be a showing of the short film Champagne Capitalist, by Tristan Martin & Faye Planer.

Caroline Moorhead on Vichy France

On Monday 27th October at 7 pm, local author Caroline Moorehead is discussing her new book about Vichy France. The talk is taking place in the library, and tickets cost £2 on the door.  

Homework Club

Homework Club is run by an experienced, qualified Teacher.  She is available to help children between the ages of 5 and 11 who need any assistance with their homework.  Children can also come to Homework Club to work on their assignments alone if they prefer.
We also have volunteers who are available to help children who would like extra support with their reading.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view arrange a one on one session.

Help needed for Rhyme Time and Story Time!

Do you regularly attend Rhyme Time on a Monday and/or Friday morning?  
Would you be interested in helping with the sessions?  
If the answers to the above questions are yes, then please get in touch!  
We would love to have a few volunteers who can help with Rhyme Time on a regular basis, starting in September.  
We are also looking for volunteers to assist with Story Time on Saturday afternoons at 2:30pm.
If you are willing and able, please get in touch-send us an email, with your name and contact telephone number.
                                We look forward to hearing from you soon!

New Books in the Library

We have some great new books in the library.  Below is a list of our most recent acquisitions.

How to be Both, by Ali Smith
The Lives of Others, by Neel Mukherjee
We are all Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler
The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris
J, by Howard Jacobson
History of the Rain, by Niall Williams
The Actor and the Camera, by Dennis Lawson
The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton
Personal (Jack Reacher 19), by Lee Child A
battoir Blues: The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery, by Peter Robinson
Head of State, by Andrew Marr
The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
Man at the Helm, by Nina Stibbe
Lola Rose, by Jacqueline Wilson


Book Club
  The October PHCL Book Club is taking place on Thursday 16th October at 6:45pm in the library.  
This month's book is All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy.
For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - All welcome.
Coming up at Primrose Hill Community Centre...
"Open House" event is held every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm-4pm with a different topic each week. It is a free event and we finish it off with tea and cake. The Open House schedule for October is:  
1 October- Austria  
A talk about a young woman’s survival in German-occupied Austria during the second world war, by Christine Garner.

8 OctoberBurma
Hear about Burma in an illustrated presentation from Paul Watkins following his travels through the country.

15 October- Piers of the Realm  

Anthony Wills’ fascinating study of seaside piers is published by English Heritage.

 22 October- Sculptures of the Parthenon

Meet at 1 pm in Room 18 of the British Museum for a gallery talk on the sculptures of the Parthenon.
29 October- Calvary Drama starring Brendan Gleeson about a good-natured priest facing troubling circumstances on the West Ireland coast.







Also coming up at Primrose Hill Community Centre...  

Thursday 2nd October-Annual General Meeting

Primrose Hill Community Association will be having its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 2nd October at 7pm at the Community Centre, 29 Hopkinsons Place, off Fitzroy Road, NW1.  Drinks and nibbles will be available from 7pm with AGM business taking place at 7.30pm.  The AGM will be followed at 8.30pm by the Community Choir playing songs on the recently donated ORIGINAL Hopkinsons piano which was made in Hopkinsons Place.   

Tuesday 11th November-Wendy Yorke on Exploring the Thames Wilderness

Wendy Yorke, Volunteer Director & River Thames Society & Projects Manager, Thames Wilderness Project, is discussing her new book Exploring the Thames Wilderness: A guide to the natural Thames in the Community Centre between 7pm-7:30pm.  Wendy will sell copies of her book after her talk, at the discounted rate of £12.  Proceeds will go to river restoration projects through the River Thames Society, a UK registered charity.  Admission, payable at the door, is £3 for members of the Association, £4 for non-members, and includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.  

Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th November-Adult Drama Classes     

The Community Centre are running brand new drama classes on Wednesdays 12th &19th November, between 6:30pm-8:30pm.  These sessions will be free of charge, and if there is enough interest, the classes will become a regular edition to the community centre's programme of activities.    

Love Your Local Leaves
Do you know your oak from your ash? Or your birch from your beech? Transition Primrose Hill and Primrose Hill Community Library are running a fun competition over the half term break for children - adults welcome too - to find and identify common and uncommon trees in Primrose Hill. It will get you out and about in places you may not have visited, and give you pointers for discovering more about our amazing variety of trees.
You can pick up an entry form and map in the library from Friday 17th October.  There will be a prize giving for under 8s, 8 to 18s, and adults on Monday 3rd November in the library at 4pm.  

Opening Times

Monday        10am - 6pm
Wednesday  12pm -  7pm
Friday           10am - 6pm
Saturday      10am - 3pm

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