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First World War Centenary

The Library commemorates local men who fought in WW1. Some of our volunteers are participating in one of the commemorative projects launched by Big Ideas to mark the centenary of the ending of the WW1.

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Dennis was ready for some mischief, and is seems so was everybody else taking part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Another great year was had by all. Once again, a big thank you to Waltham Forest and Leytonstone Library for kindly donating stock and allowing...

Banned Books Week

This week we're celebrating the freedom to read by highlighting some famous - and censored - titles. How many of these have you read from our #BannedBooksWeek recommendations?

Zoe Ball Book Club

Today was the last show in the season of the @zbos Book Club! What did you think of her final choice A Necessary Evil? You can share your thoughts on this or any of the other featured titles in our next reading group taking place on 24th september (11.30-1pm) We will...

Man Booker – 50 Golden Years

50 golden years. 5 shortlisted titles. Only 1 Golden Man Booker Prize winner! Borrow from our catalogue and decide for yourself which stories have stood the test of time.  

Cityread London 2018

Last month our Reading Club members enjoyed the Cityread London book 'The Muse'. Mixed comments and extensive discussion on the characters and different time periods in the book. A group visit to the accompanying fantastic installation at Whitechapel Idea Store gave...