Tag: culture

Banned Books

If you’ve visited the library at Northampton Square recently, you may have noticed our new display of banned books. Throughout history, books have been burned, withdrawn, suppressed, and censored by organisations such as governments and religious institutions. Just last year, the American Library Association documented over 1,200 challenges to books held in libraries and schools,…Continue Reading Banned Books

Have a right Royal weekend with CityLibrary resources

Happy Coronation weekend to all of you celebrating the crowning of King Charles III. Did you know, you can find tons of Royal-themed content in our collections?…Continue Reading Have a right Royal weekend with CityLibrary resources

#TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

Screenshot of The National Theatre Collection homepage.

The National Theatre Collection, available via Alexander Street Press, features videos of exceptional performances, scripts, and exclusive archive materials, providing greater context and background to the various productions featured….Continue Reading #TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

Celebrate Black History beyond October with Liberating CityLibrary

As Black History Month comes to an end in the UK, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and educate about black lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended illuminating history texts: Black artists in British art: a history since…Continue Reading Celebrate Black History beyond October with Liberating CityLibrary

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

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