National Storytelling Week
Join us in the library for 3 fantastic events that are taking place as part of NSW 2015!
A Story Treasure Hunt!
Monday 2nd February
Featuring a special storytime session with Siggistardust, followed by a treasure hunt.
Follow the clues around the library for a chance to win treasure!
There will also be snacks & drinks.
Suitable for children ages 5-12.
On Wednesday 4th February
in the Library
Really Big Pants Theatre Company Presents
A Twist on Traditional Tales
Red & Grandma must battle to save their treehouse from their neighbour Mr Wolfe, his wife Svetlana and a faulty genie. Will they succeed??
Come along to this special production & find out!
(and their adults!)
Thursday 5th February
in the Library
Secrets of Successful Storytelling
A Storytelling Workshop
In celebration of National Storytelling Week, Primrose Hill Community Library welcomes international children's artist and storyteller Siggistardust, alongside creative partner, actor and performance coach, Danny Hart. Together they will deliver a fascinating talk and share practical techniques to enhance your storytelling skills and experience with young ones. Open to parents, grandparents, nannies, teachers and anybody who'd like to keep the classic art of storytelling alive.
Tickets cost £5, and are available on the door.
Happy National Storytelling Week everyone!
National Libraries Day Saturday 7 February 2015
11:30am - 3:30pm
The Primrose Hill Community pulled together & worked incredibly hard to keep the library open.
National Libraries Day is a great opportunity to celebrate all that is wonderful about our local library.
11:30am - 1:00pm
Come in from the cold & have a hot drink & cupcake-supplied by Primrose Bakery.
You can also purchase signed copies of books by the co-founders Lisa Thomas & Martha Swift.
Staff & volunteers will also be on hand to give library tours, and show that PHCL has more to offer than just great books!
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet Local authors in your Local Library
Stephen Oram will be reading from his debut novel Quantum Confessions and talking about the inspiration behind his work.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Signed copies of Roz's fantastic new book will be available to purchase.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our display by telling us what they love about their local library.
There is still some space left, so pop in to the library & tell us why you love PHCL!
Tickets for the March Film Show go on sale on Friday 6 February
On Tuesday 3 March...
PHCL Film Show Presents
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Starring Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field
Director Karel Reisz
UK 1960 89 minutes
Doors open 7:30pm, Introduction 7:45pm, Film 8:00pm.
New Books in the Library
We have some great new books in the library. Below is a list of our most recent acquisitions.
Do No Harm, by Henry Marsh
Curtain Call, by Anthony Quinn
A Year of Sew Much Fun, by Roz Davies
Quantum Confessions, by Stephen Oram
Lives in Writing, by David Lodge
Camden Goods Station Through Time, by Peter Darley
The Book with no Pictures, by B.J Novak
The Parent Agency, by David Baddiel
Diamond, by Jacqueline Wilson
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death, by Chris Riddell
We also have a copy of the 2014 Costa Book of the Year
H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald
Library Author Talk
Ben Crystal & David Crystal
From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, local actor Ben Crystal and his renowned linguist father David Crystal present a world of language through the varieties of spoken English.
Wednesday 11 February at 7pm
The talk is taking place in the library, and tickets cost £2 on the door.
PRIMROSE HILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY
presents an evening with
Director of the
National Theatre and director of many films
including the forthcoming
The Lady in the Van
in conversation with
at Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
Thursday 26 February 2015
Doors open at 7.00pm
includes a glass of wine
or soft drink
Tickets available from:
Primrose Hill Books
134 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 8XL
0207 586 2022
or online primrosehillbooks.com
All proceeds to benefit Primrose Hill Community Library
Toys Wanted Please!
Do you have any toys that are in good condition but your children have grown out of? They can still go to good use if you donate them to the library!
We're looking for toys that are suitable for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years.
Thanks in advance!
New things happening at PHCL
Stories & Drawing with Siggistardust
from February 18th
Storytime is moving to Wednesday afternoons. Children can come along to hear a story, then draw what inspires them from the story. We'll display the work in the library, & there will be a monthly prize for the best drawings.
Suitable for children aged 5-9
Suggested donation £2.
10:30am - 11:30am
from February 27th
A chance for Mums to get together for a catch up.
There will (hopefully-see donation plea above!) also be toys available for the little ones to play with.
All Mums welcome.
Suggested donation £2.
The February PHCL Book Club is taking place on Wednesday 25th February at 7:10pm in the library.
This month's book is Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys.
You can get 10% off all PHCL Book Club choices at Primrose Hill Books.
Coming up at Primrose Hill Community Centre...
Nutritional therapy treats not just physical but mental and emotional well-being. Hayley Netser focuses on diet & lifestyle advice for optimum health and disease prevention.
A Reiki demonstration from Brigette Daniel with an opportunity to experience this relaxation and healing practice.
Starring Ralph Fiennes.
Why do we feel better when we speak to another human being, especially when they listen to us? Eleanor Sturdy explores the power of human connection and the danger of distraction.