Monthly Newsletters

 


 

Library Closing Hours over the April Bank Holiday Weekend

 

Please note that the Library will be closed between Good Friday 3 April and Easter Monday 6 April inclusive.

PHCL will be open as usual from Wednesday 8 April at 1pm.

Have a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend Everyone!

 


Library Author Talk
Selina Hastings

Monday 13 April

7pm in the Library

The extraordinary story of how Jack Hastings escaped his aristocratic family to make a scandalous marriage to a beautiful Italian wife and travel the world. After glamorous adventures in Australia and California, he worked as an artist with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, before returning home to the war years.
The talk is taking place in the library, and tickets cost £2 on the door.

 


Tickets for the May Film Show go on sale on Wednesday 15 April

On Tuesday 5 May... 

A timely film on political power struggles  

PHCL Film Show Presents
Election

Starring Reese Witherspoon & Matthew Broderick  
Introduced by Lazzaro Pietragnoli, Mayor of Camden and local Councillor
Director Alexander Payne  USA 1999  103 minutes
 

Some light relief from our domestic power struggle.  See how politicians learn their trade as Reese Witherspoon plays Tracy Flick, a straight-A go-getter determined to be president of Carver High's student council.  Popular teacher Jim McAlister (Matthew Broderick) decides to derail Tracy's obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate.   But he never imagines that stopping Tracy is like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube. Director/co-writer Alexander Payne (Sideways) turns this deceptively simple premise into a complex and scathing comedy of ambition, corruption and desire, all at its most naked and petty.


“...a dazzling comedy in which the pain is as intense as a bee-sting in the eye” David Thomson, Have You Seen . . . ?


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 15 April. 

There is a limit of two tickets per person.

 


There are still a few tickets left for the Tuesday April 14 Film Show
Day for Night

Starring Jacqueline Bisset & Jean-Pierre Léaud
Directed by François Truffaut 

 

With an Introduction by Corin Campbell Hill


Pop into the library after Easter to get your tickets!
 


Do you want to suggest film ideas to the Film Show Team?  If so, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


New Books in the Library


 

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

Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
Look Who's Back, by Timur Vermes
The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante
The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino
Invisible, by James Patterson
We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas
Road Ends, by Mary Lawson
Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes, by Richard Davenport-Hines
Not Quite Nice, by Celia Imrie


Come into the library if you would like to submit a book request for the PHCL book sub-committee to consider adding to our collection. 

Book Club
 
 
The April PHCL Book Club is taking place on Thursday 30 April at 6:45pm in the library.
 This month's book is The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino.

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.

 


Spring Book Swap Party for Children!

Saturday 25 April

2pm-4:30pm in the Children's Library
Join us in the Library dressed as your favourite character from a book! There will be a prize for the best costume.
Bring two of your own books that you have read and swap them for two books that you haven't.  Any books leftover will be considered a very generous donation to PHCL. 
Anyone who brings along a book review for PHCL to display will get a go in a lucky dip. 

There will also be drinks and snacks!

Suitable for 3-12 Year olds (and their grown-ups!)

Entrance is free, though all donations are gratefully received!  

 


 

Volunteers Needed! A Note from the PHCL Chair


I would like to tell you about our wonderful group of volunteers, who come and help run our library and keep it open.  I am one of them and I think that I can speak for them all to say that it is great fun and very rewarding.But we always need more volunteers, because there are periods that people can't help us out because they go travelling, are on granny duty or simply have other things to do.  So that is where you come in: if you have a little time to spare, it would be wonderful if you could donate it to us.You can do as much or as little as you like, you don't have to commit to a regular slot unless you want to, and have as little or as much training as you like, depending on what you would like to do. We want whatever you can give us.And I think you will be surprised how much you will enjoy it, it is a great way to meet new people and see old friends.So come and have a drink with us on Wednesday evening 15 April from 7 pm and meet some of our volunteers.  If I haven't convinced you to come and join us, they will.If you can't make that, you can come and talk to any of us at any time that the library is open.  Or you can e-mail our volunteer co-ordinator Sharon Ridsdale: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or me, Marijke: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. forward to hearing from you,
Marijke Good
Volunteer

Book and Cake Sale in the Library
Sunday 17 May
10am-5pm

The Library is once again putting on a Cake and Book Sale in the Children's Library on Sunday 17 May.  We will be selling tea & coffee, as well as cakes & books. This event is on the same day as the Regent's Park Road Businesses Fair.

We are seeking help for the day, so if you are willing and able to help us by making cakes for the library to sell, or you are able to help out on the day itself, please contact Maureen Betts on  
0207 722 4792 or  07919 444187.
Alternatively, you can email Maureen; her address is
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Coming up at Primrose Hill Community Centre...

"Open House"  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 April is:

1 April- British Library  
 

Meeting at 2pm at British Library to explore the Treasure Gallery.


8 AprilRubens and Classical Culture
 

 Dr David Morgan explores the influence on Rubens of Classical Greek and Roman sculpture. 

15 AprilNamibia
 An illustrated talk on his travels through Namibia from Graham Francis.
 

22 April- Indian Head Massage

Learn more about Indian Head Massage from Brigitte Daniel with opportunities to experience it yourself.

 
29 April - Big Eyes  

A Tim Burton drama about the success of painter Margaret Keane in the 1950s, and the legal differences with her husband who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

 


Also coming up at the Community Centre...

 


Hustings

Wednesday 29 April 2015
7pm-9pm at Primrose Hill Community Centre

 

  Your chance to hear from some of the main candidates, who will also be taking questions from the audience.
 
Look out for posters around Primrose Hill soon for more information.  
 

A Literary Coup for World Book Night

Thursday 23 April

7:30pm in the Library An exciting new and unique live literature project is launching at the Primrose Hill Community Library on World Book Night.
Ark, a short story organisation, is taking over the library space with A Literary Coup, with live performances of stories on a libraries theme by writers and actors.  This includes newly commissioned writing, film, music, sound and dance.
 
Writers will include the brilliant Nikesh Shukla performing a new story interacting with film, poet Hannah Silva and playwright Sarah Grochala.
In addition, classic short stories by Calvino, Ray Bradbury and others will be performed by actors Susanna Hislop, Charlie Partridge and Maeve Leahy.

Book artist Chloe Spicer will get the audience involved with making book art hats.
 
More information about tickets and performance details at the Library, and on Ark’s website.
Keep updated on Twitter @arkshortstories and @phc_library.
 

Spring Book Swap Party for Children!

Saturday 25 April

2pm-4:30pm

in the Children's Library

Join us in the Library dressed as your favourite character from a book!

There will be a prize for the best costume.

Bring two of your own books that you have read and swap them for two
books that you haven't.  Any books leftover will be considered a very
generous donation to PHCL. 

Anyone who brings along a book review for PHCL to display will get a go in a lucky dip. 

There will also be drinks and snacks!

Suitable for 3-12 Year olds

(and their grown-ups!)

Entrance is free, though all donations are gratefully received!

 


Book and Cake Sale in the Library

Sunday 17 May

10am-5pm

PHCL is once again putting on a Cake and
Book Sale in the Children's Library on Sunday 17 May.  We will be
selling tea & coffee, as well as cakes & books. This event is on
the same day as the Regent's Park Road Businesses Fair.

We are seeking help for the day, so if you are willing and able to help
us by making cakes for the library to sell, or you are able to help out
on the day itself, please contact Maureen Betts on  

0207 722 4792 or  07919 444187.

Alternatively, you can email Maureen; her address is

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Coming up at Primrose Hill Community Centre...

"Open House"  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 April is:

1 April- British Library
 

 

Meeting at 2pm at British Library to explore the Treasure Gallery.

 


8 AprilRubens and Classical Culture
 

Dr David Morgan explores the influence on Rubens of Classical Greek and Roman sculpture.

 


15 AprilNamibia
 
 

An illustrated talk on his travels through Namibia from Graham Francis.

 


22 April- Indian Head Massage

Learn more about Indian Head Massage from Brigitte Daniel with opportunities to experience it yourself.

 


 29 April - Big Eyes



 

A Tim Burton drama about the success of painter Margaret Keane in the 1950s, and the legal differences with her husband who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

 


Also coming up at the Community Centre...

 


Hustings

Wednesday 29 April 2015, 7pm-9pm
at Primrose Hill Community Centre

 
 
Your chance to hear from some of the main candidates, who will also be taking questions from the audience.

Look out for posters around Primrose Hill soon for more information.
 


A Literary Coup for World Book Night

Thursday 23 April

7:30pm in the Library

An exciting new and unique live literature project is launching at the Primrose Hill Community Library on World Book Night.

Ark, a short story organisation, is taking over the library space with A
Literary Coup, with live performances of stories on a libraries theme
by writers and actors.  This includes newly commissioned writing, film,
music, sound and dance.

Writers will include the brilliant Nikesh Shukla performing a new story
interacting with film, poet Hannah Silva and playwright Sarah Grochala.

In addition, classic short stories by Calvino, Ray Bradbury and others
will be performed by actors Susanna Hislop, Charlie Partridge and Maeve
Leahy.

Book artist Chloe Spicer will get the audience involved with making book art hats.

More information about tickets and performance details at the Library and on Ark’s website.

Keep updated on Twitter @arkshortstories and @phc_library.

 


Faces of the Hill

A Project to raise funds for Primrose Hill Community Library

by Agnieszka 


Opening Times

Monday        10am - 6pm
Wednesday  1pm -  7pm
Friday           10am - 6pm
Saturday      10am - 4pm

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