The Life of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American novelist, essayist, screenwriter and short-story writer was #BOTD. He is best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age (the 1920s) in America. During his lifetime, he published four novels, four collections of short stories, and 164 short stories. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born …

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Black History Month 2020 – books to read before the 31 October

I love October, the leaves are starting to change colour on the trees and the days are getting shorter and colder so time to switch up from my Spring/Summer wardrobe to my favourite fashion season Autumn/Winter. And of course, October also hails the start of Black History Month here in the UK. It seems more …

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Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is a day for Jewish people to remember the victims of the Holocaust, and takes place from Monday 20-Tuesday 21 April this year. The name comes from the Hebrew word 'shoah', which means 'whirlwind'. It was established in Israel in 1959 by law. It falls on the 27th of the Jewish month …

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Spring Bird Challenge!

Our Theme this week is Birds in the Garden! Here’s our challenge for you: Start by being part of RSPB #Breakfastbirdwatch You can join weekdays 8am-9am just follow RSPB on Twitter - listen and record birds in your garden. Share your findings with RSPB and Redbridge Libraries. Don’t worry if you don’t record anything just tell us …

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5 things you can do with a Hublet!

Hublets have proved incredibly popular since launching in the UK with Redbridge Libraries last year and enable you to access a wide range of digital content without having to use one of our big, bulky PC’s. All you need to access a tablet is your library card, which you can register for here. Here are …

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Women’s History Month – The woman behind the poster

With Women’s History Month well under way this March, Redbridge Libraries has begun it’s month long programme of events and activities to celebrate the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. You may have seen the poster around the borough promoting all of the events taking place in Redbridge throughout March, but …

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Festive Fun this December

Jingle those bells, jump on your sleigh and make your way to Redbridge, because we’re inviting you to come and celebrate the magic of Christmas with us!Christmas Writers Competition, 7-10 yrsMonday 10 December- Saturday 5 JanuaryThink you’ve got what it takes to show off your writing skills? Get writing this December, and pick up a …

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Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure releases ‘What’s On’ app

With advert and poster display space at an absolute premium in Redbridge Libraries we have invested in a new kind of virtual noticeboard, bringing together technology and simplicity. Like all libraries, we receive a myriad of posters and leaflets for display whilst we also have limited amounts of space with content that varies hugely in …

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Sizzling Summer Activities for you and the family

Make the best of your Summer holiday by taking part in one of our many events at Redbridge, we have everything from picnics to festivals, to allow you to take advantage of the wonderful weather. For a full guide of our activities, check out our Summer Do More Guide. We’ve managed to narrow it down …

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