Tag: culture

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…

New books – March 2020

We are adding new books to our collections every month. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added between January and March 2020 . Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request. Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing…Continue Reading New books – March 2020

Library Staff Love #17: City Novel / City Crime

Our students studying for an MA in Creative Writing are a super talented bunch and benefit from a sector leading course which has led to graduates becoming successful and award-winning published authors. You can get a flavour of their creativity by reading City Novel and City Crime: brilliant collections of their stories available in the…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #17: City Novel / City Crime

Library staff’s favourite summer reads

Summer’s all about finding a good book, a nice patch of sun, and relaxing. Well that and a few other things, but either way the library loves curling up with a good book. Here’s a list of the favourite books of members of library staff including some great beach reads and airport novels. Enjoy.  …Continue Reading Library staff’s favourite summer reads

Your Top 10 Films of All Time..!

With the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday the end credits will roll on another year of tearful acceptance speeches, surprising snubs and red-carpet wardrobe disasters. To mark the occasion we’ve crunched the numbers on our DVD collection to discover your most popular movies based on usage. Here are your all-time top ten. The results might…Continue Reading Your Top 10 Films of All Time..!

The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14

Rather excitingly, and in typical crime fiction fashion, this month we received an anonymous tip-off. It seems that there’s something worth investigating on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library and, luckily for us, our unnamed online-form-filler left some vital clues to help us take a closer look: Clue 1: “It’s got loads of great…Continue Reading The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14

Library Staff Love #12: Drama Online

Here at CityLibrary we love drama. Not in a soap opera style showdown-in-the-Staff-Room kind of way, that never happens- no cups of tea have even been spilled in a fit of pique. No, by drama I mean proper drama- plays, playwrights, the RSC, the Almeida; texts, criticism, performance and review. Only the other day one…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #12: Drama Online

Library Staff Love #5: Naxos

With Easter approaching, what better way to enjoy the bank holiday weekend than taking time out to visit the beautiful Greek island of Naxos? With its picturesque Mediterranean setting, gorgeous food and… Oh, wait, sorry. Let me start this post again….* With Easter approaching, what better way to enjoy the bank holiday weekend than taking time…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #5: Naxos

Resource of the month – World Bank eLibrary

What is the World Bank eLibrary? The World Bank eLibrary offers quick and easy access to nearly 9,000 World Bank books, reports, journals and working papers published since early 1990’s. The Word Bank eLibrary is a very useful resource to find information on global issues such as development policy, climate change and poverty; it covers…Continue Reading Resource of the month – World Bank eLibrary