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From Friday 9 January 2015, Siggistardust Storytime will be replacing Rhyme Time.  Storytime will take place every Friday morning, between 10:30am-11:00am.  Rhyme Time on Monday mornings will continue as usual between 10:30am-11:15am.
Siggistardust is a fantastic professional children's artist & storyteller.  She has offered to volunteer regularly at the library, and has created beautiful promotional material for her story time sessions. Check out Siggistardust's website to find out more about her.
The story time sessions will be free, though there will continue to be a suggested donation of £2 per child.


Tickets for the February Film Show go on sale on Wednesday14 January
On Tuesday 3 February...
PHCL Film Show Presents

A Lauren Bacall Tribute
To Have and Have Not Starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Director Howard Hawks

USA  1944  96 minutes

Nineteen-year-old Lauren Bacall made her screen debut in this war-time adventure that promptly secured her status as a Hollywood legend.  Set on the island of Martinique, it’s the first of four films in which she starred with Humphrey Bogart who plays a cynical American expatriate reluctantly drawn into helping the French resistance – while being swept off his feet by an alluring young lounge singer (Bacall).  The film features smouldering performances from the couple that reflect their burgeoning off-screen romance and contains some of the most celebrated lines in movie history.

 "You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

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 Wednesday 14 January. 

There is a limit of two tickets per person.  


There are still tickets available for the Tuesday 13 January Film Showing ofThe Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by Michael Curtiz & William Keighly
Starring Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland
Introduced by film writer and critic Stefan Pape

 Have you been away recently? Did you buy a guide book? If you no longer need it, your neighbours might like to borrow it!

Please donate any recent, unwanted travel guides to the library. We can always use up to date guide books that are in good condition to add to our collection of books to lend.


New Books in the Library

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

The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
Us, by David Nicholls
Mr Mac and Me, by Esther Freud
Miss Carter's War, by Sheila Hancock
Waterloo, by Bernard Cornwell
The Empty Throne, by Bernard Cornwell
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, by Rachel Joyce
Flesh and Blood, by Patricia Cornwell  

Library Author Talk
Debbie Bourne and Debo Jackson Brown

To brighten the dull days of January, come and meet a hilarious couple of creative Transitioners who have written, illustrated and published a book describing their year of inventive gardening. The evening will also encompass the fashion industry, the joys of self-publishing, and encounters with their local MP, so you’re in for a highly entertaining evening!

Monday 26th January at 7pm

The talk is taking place in the library, and tickets cost £2 on the door.  


Book Club


  The January PHCL Book Club is taking place on Thursday 29th January at 6:45pm in the library.  
This month's book is Stoner, by John Williams.

You can get 10% off all PHCL Book Club choices at Primrose Hill Books.
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 (unless otherwise stated) event and is finished off with tea and cake. The Open House schedule for January is:  

14 January- Dickens and Camden
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Charles Dickens lived much of his life in parts of London which fall within what is today the Borough of Camden.  In this illustrated talk, Tudor Allen, Archivist at Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre, looks at the many connections between the great novelist and this part of London.

21 JanuaryIberian Dancers
Iberian Dancers Open House
 The Iberian Dancers perform traditional dances of Spain and Portugal with a workshop from Elsa Perez.

28 JanuaryCalvary Screening
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Drama starring Brendan Gleeson as a priest facing troubling circumstances on the West Ireland Coast.

Also coming up at the Community Centre...


Motown Evening

Saturday 31st January 2015, from 07:00pm
at Primrose Hill Community Centre

Head over to the Community Centre for some Motown themed fun!

There will be a DJ, dancing and prizes for the best dressed.

Tickets cost £10 (which includes food & an introductory drink), and you can get yours by calling 0207 586 8327.  Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or pop into the Community Centre.

Opening Times

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

Tel:  020 7419 6599

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