Author Archives: Simon

About Simon

Library staff at City University London. Writes about libraries, history, literature and design.

Fairtrade Fortnight

This year Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from Monday 26th February to Sunday 11th March.  This is an opportunity to celebrate the great work which Fairtrade does around the world to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love: … Continue reading

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19 International books you really must read in International City Week

As part of International City Week we asked Library Staff for their favourite books written by international authors or with an international theme. Check out their recommendations below. Tove Jannsson, Moomins series* “Moomins are adorable, and very gentle, and mostly … Continue reading

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Love your planet/Love our oceans

You may have seen the increased media attention around the damage plastics are doing to our planet, in particular our oceans.  But did you know there are simple steps you could take to reduce your plastic use: 1. Rather than … Continue reading

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The Homeless Period

This winter Library Services raised money to donate sanitary products to Hackney Foodbank. Currently homeless shelters are not provided with money for tampons and towels.  With limited or no access to sanitary products, homeless women are often forced to go … Continue reading

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The most wonderful films of the year

Christmas is a great time to bring together everyone, to wrap up warm, open a big tin of sweets and enjoy a cracking film. Whether you like modern comedies or classic weepies, we’re got something for you. Elf [BoB] “Its … Continue reading

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