Monthly Newsletters

August 2014

Annual Stock Check

Please note that the library will be closed for the annual stock check for a week, from Monday 18th August.

The library will reopen on Wednesday 27th August at 2pm.

Thanks for your understanding!


On Tuesday 5th August...

PHCL Film Show Presents

La Grande Illusion 
Directed by Jean Renoir
Starring Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay and Erich von Stroheim
This First World War classic is set mostly in a German POW camp, where two very different French officers plot to escape: the working class officer Maréchal (Jean Gabin) and the upper class de Boieldieu (Pierre Fresnay).
"It is impeccably acted and directed and has real tragic force."
Halliwells Film guide

"One of the true masterpieces of the screen."
Pauline Kael
The film will be introduced by local film-maker Colin Luke.
Also showing, a short film, for those waiting for their A levels
Results Day

Written and Directed by Edmund Ludlow


Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Primrose Hill Community Library is once again taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge, a national reading initiative that encourages children between the ages of 4-11 to read 6 books over the summer holidays.  The theme is year is Mythical Maze,which challenges children aged four to eleven to find their way around a labyrinth that introduces them to fantastical creatures from the world of legend and mythology, collecting stickers of each character along the way. 

You can still sign up for the challenge this year.  Lots of time to read 6 books before 31st August! 

To find out more, visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.  


Children's Summer Film Festival
Celebrating the Dragon!

As part of the Summer reading Challenge, we are showing a series of films for children on Saturday afternoons.

Our favourite mythical creature is the great & fiery Dragon, and all the films showing are Dragon related!

The films start at 4:15pm in the library, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by and adult.

Have a look at the website for the full programme of films showing.

Family Planting, Planting Families

 Family Planting, Planting Families is an event organised by Primrose Hill Transition and the Library. On Saturday 30th August, we will be finding new homes for some of our fruit trees on the high street, planting them in St George’s Terrace.  Around them we will plant the family of plants needed to keep them healthy - called tree guilds.

 Bring your family (ages 5-12) and learn something new... up to 20 places available. It will start at 10 am in the Library and last until 11:30 am. Please wear gardening clothes! Tickets are available at the Library front desk and are free. 

Summer Exhibition

We are currently exhibiting some beautiful artwork by the very talented pupils of St Paul's CE Primary School.  Come into the library and have a look!

Book Club

PHCL Book Club is taking a break over the summer, resuming on Thursday 11th September.  

The next book is Shadow Child, by Libby Purves.

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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. Open House will resume in September, and the programme is:

3 September- FRANZ HEPBURN
Franz has performed at sell-out concerts around the globe, as well as
charity events, and was a finalist on Channel 4’s Operatunity. He’ll perform a selection of popular and classical songs and there’ll be music trivia with a sing-a-long.


10 SeptemberAIR AWARE
Air pollution is an issue often voiced by Camden residents. This talk hosted by Camden includes interactive maps of local streets
showing pollutants, the reasons for pollution and advice on how to avoid it.


We all have stories to tell. Local writer, Judy Rich will prompt you to recall experiences and put them into words. No writing experience necessary….just your memories.

24 September- THE BOOK THIEF

The Book Thief is an American-German drama about a young girl living
with her adoptive German family during the Nazi era starring Geoffrey
Rush and Emily Watson.




Help Needed for Events!

We would like to organise some events in the Autumn, and would love it if more people got involved.  We hope to arrange some events to help fundraise for the library, as well as some free events. If you are interested in getting involved in the planning, and have some spare time, please get in touch- we would be grateful for the help!  Send us an email if you would like to get involved.

Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show News

From now on it will be easier to buy tickets for our film shows for you and your friends.  We are trying to make it less complicated so we will not now require you to show Library membership cards.  Please tell everyone who might be interested that all they need to do is come to the Library during the hours it is open and buy a ticket.  No evidence of membership required.
and at St Mary's Church Primrose Hill...
Summer Lectures - see website for full details


Regular Events at the Library
10.30-11.15 Self Led Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time (drop in £1 per child)
14.00-16.00 Neighbourhood Information Centre (drop in free)

15.00-16.00  Colouring Club for all ages (drop in free)
12.30-13.30  Gentle Pilates (drop in - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
15.30-18.30  First Class Learning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
10.30-11.15  Self Led Rhyme Time (drop in £1 per child)

14.30-15.00 Story Time for young children (drop in free)

Don't forget that the Library can be hired on Sundays for parties!

Opening Times

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

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