Category: Library Loves

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

March spotlight: Women’s History Month

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and Women’s History Month throughout the month, we thought it’d be a brilliant opportunity to highlight some of the resources available in the Library. The purpose of this day and month is to uphold women’s achievements, recognise challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s…Continue Reading March spotlight: Women’s History Month

Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

As LGBT+ History Month comes to an end, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and honour LGBT+ lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended page-turning memoirs such as Firebird by Mark Doty and We Have Always Been Here by…Continue Reading Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

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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

More books? – More Books!

It’s a new year, a new term… but did you know that you can request new books, too? More Books is a scheme that allows our undergraduates and postgraduates suggest books that would be useful for their studies. It might be for a project you’re working on, an area you wish to explore in your…Continue Reading More books? – More Books!

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

Time for fiction?

An image of a past book display of fiction books at Northampton Square Library, entitled "United in Literature", along with hands forming a heart symbol

If you are lucky enough to have some time off during the summer, your thoughts might turn to books you’ve wished to read for a long time, or maybe to simply losing yourself in some attention-grabbing fiction to forget about all else and completely recharge. The Library now offers a Click & Collect service for…Continue Reading Time for fiction?

Finding your dream job

An image of a careers book display in the library

Now that the summer’s here and you have less on your plate studies-wise, it can be a good time not only to have a breather, but also to take a moment and focus on the bigger picture. What is the job you would like to land after your studies? What are the tips and tricks…Continue Reading Finding your dream job

Taking the time to look after yourself

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Being in the midst of a global pandemic is not easy for anybody. Having to study or work from home, not seeing friends and family in person, and worrying about our loved ones and our own health makes this a difficult time for all of us….Continue Reading Taking the time to look after yourself

LFW stands for Library Fashion W…month, right?

Fashion display at Northampton Square Library

With the buzz of London Fashion Week surrounding us, CityLibrary couldn’t help but highlight some of the more fashionable sections of our collections that many might not know we have. Regardless of whether you are a fashionista or not, you might find something captivating here. Fashion embodies a lot more than the newest trends on…Continue Reading LFW stands for Library Fashion W…month, right?