Category: Audio-Visual Resources

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month book display at Northampton Square Library

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom when we focus on celebrating the contributions of black communities to this country and the wider world, as well as remembering the experiences and injustices of black people in the past and still today. Although the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic are still being felt, there are…Continue Reading Black History Month 2021

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

A picture of LGBT flags on Library Help desk

February is when we celebrate the LGBT+ History Month, to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 in the UK. Although we’re currently living in the era of social distancing to protect each other during the pandemic, there are plenty of events and activities to get involved in to celebrate and remember the history, contributions…Continue Reading Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Three things to help you unwind over the festive break

It’s been a tough year for most of us, but now it’s almost over. Although some of you might have assignments coming up, we really hope you might find a little bit of time to sit down comfortably, relax, and recharge for a bit during the winter break. So, here you will find some of…Continue Reading Three things to help you unwind over the festive break

Black History Month

An image of Black History Month book display at City Library last year

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom, when we pay special attention to the often untold history, experiences, and contributions of black people to this country and to the wider world. The Black Lives Matter events have brought to the forefront the issues of systemic racism and social inequalities. Whatever our skin colour,…Continue Reading Black History Month

LGBT+ History Month in the Library

LGBT+ History Month Display on Level 5 of Northampton Square Library

As you might have noticed from the colourful flags on Library Help Desks, celebration of LGBT+ History Month at CityLibrary is in full swing. So why not look behind the flags and find what else we have in store? If you are at Northampton Square Library this February, stop by the book display on Level…Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month in the Library

Summer in the City

Summer, for many students, has now arrived, and for others, it is not far off. Before you go, don’t forget to return your library books and settle any outstanding library fines. You can check your account on the CityLibrary website. Working through the summer? We are open throughout the summer too. Northampton Square Library will…Continue Reading Summer in the City

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 hilarious”   Muppet’s Christmas Carol [BoB] “It’s just so jolly! Love the songs… love Gonzo…Continue Reading The most wonderful films of the year

The specials’ time of year

For some Christmas means one thing: Christmas themed TV specials. Nothing brings people together better watching than sitting around the box watching emergency births, surprise reunions and timely snow falls. You can research the TV of Christmas past with this selection of excellent TV chosen by library staff. Christmas crackers Black Mirror White Christmas [BoB]…Continue Reading The specials’ time of year

25 Summer films you really shouldn’t miss

You’ve seen what they read, you’ve seen what they watch on the small screen. Now we delve further into the library staff’s cultural beach bag. In our latest CityLibrarySummer instalment we thought we’d share our favourite films and which films in particular mean summer to us. We’ve also highlighted where you can borrow films from…Continue Reading 25 Summer films you really shouldn’t miss

Great TV shows for rainy days

Normally the last thing you want to be doing over summer is to be cooped up in inside. You want to be out and about meeting friends and having fun in the sun. But let’s be honest, there’s going to be quite a few rainy days this summer. Quite a few? Okay, a lot. We…Continue Reading Great TV shows for rainy days