Top 5 events for Islington Reads Week

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Reading is fun, good for your mind, and can help you learn! Islington’s libraries are hosting a week of special events to inspire you to get reading. Islington Reads Week takes place from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 March. We’ve chosen the top five events that you don’t want to miss!

Living Lyrics exhibition with Key Changes
An exhibition of portraits of Key Changes artists by the renowned filmmaker and photographer Sam Strickland. These striking black and white photographs (see above) powerfully capture the unique, diverse community of musicians, songwriters, singer and rappers who attend the Islington-based music charity and mental health charity.
When: Launching on Tuesday 5 March and running all March
Where: Central Library Gallery

#LibraryLive International Women’s Day 2019
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, join All Change and #Islington4Women for two special and free #LibraryLive events on Saturday 9 March at The Gallery, in Central Library.
B Creative, 12noon-1pm: Live poetry and music performances by Islington young women aged 16-25 with poet Cecilia Knapp and singer/songwriter Fran Lobo.
ReCreate, 1-3pm: Fun creative activities, stories and poetry performances for young families with poet Cecilia Knapp and singer/songwriter Fran Lobo.

New under fives sessions!
Two new under fives story time sessions will be launching as part of Islington Reads Week. Check with the libraries for more information.
When: Saturday 9 March
Where: N4 Library at 11am and North Library at 2pm

Story washing line
Celebrate World Book Day using pre-made clothing cut-outs (socks, jumpers, trousers etc.), children can write, draw, stick, their favourite book character, scene, title on clothing items and hang them up on the story washing line. Pegs supplied!
When: Thursday 7 March, all day
Where: North Library

Teen Read Vote 2019
Which book will win the 9th Islington Teen Read Vote? We will find out on Monday 4 March at 2pm when the winner will be announced at a special invite-only event at Central Library. Bestselling author of ‘Brixton Rock’ Alex Wheatle will be at the event with an invited audience from local secondary schools.

Find out more about what’s on offer at your local library here

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