Celebrate a new library
Islington libraries is excited to open its brand new Cat and Mouse library, so pop in and help them celebrate!
Join top poets Paul Lyalls and John Hegley for brilliant performances.
Get crafty and make your own book with the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art.
Jazz it up by joining in live performances of family favourites with BabyJazz.
Explore our fantastic new facilities, including IT suite and dedicated adult, teenage and children’s libraries.
Find out about our wide range of library activities and events.
When: Saturday 2 December from 11.30am – 4pm
Where: Cat and Mouse Library, 277 Camden Road, N7 0JN
Full running order of the day:
Opening ceremony and speeches
11.30am – 12pm
Join the Mayor of Islington and others to celebrate the official opening of the library.
12.30 – 1.15pm
Top performance poet Paul Lyalls asks ‘What are books?’ and wants you, the audience, to tell him. You may be surprised what you come up with! Paul will perform some of his own poetry before taking your lines and melding them into an instant work of genius.
12.30 – 1.30pm
Gentle yoga class for everyone – a great way to relax.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
1.30 – 2.30pm
Crash, Bang, Wallop! Join the Estorick Collection to learn how to make a book and fill it with Futurist poetry using letters to create images and a new language of your own!
2.45 – 3.30pm
Live jazz-based series of songs, rhymes and stories young families will love, including a re-telling of the Michael Rosen favourite ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’
Ages 0 – 18 months
3.45 – 4.30pm
Performance poetry with musical accompaniment from top poet John Hegley.
- Arts and Entertainment
- Sports & leisure
- Islington Assembly Hall
- Markets in Islington
- Sport for people with a disability
- Canonbury Tower tours
- Tennis in Islington
- Healthy Generations classes
- Stress-less workshops for parents
- Islington Walking Tours
- Women’s Institutes in Islington
- The Secret Life of John Wesley
- Families for Life
- Borrow real art for free
- Volunteering in Islington
- Community bulb planting
- Saturday Stitching Surgery
- The Singing Well Community Choir
- A Christmas Carol
- Get involved in Reading Ahead!
- What’s the greatest novel?
- Capturing Cally
- Celebrate a new library
- Switching on for Christmas!
- Volunteer in Islington parks
- Spread some festive cheer
- Christmas card competition
- A Christmas walk
- Islington on Canvas
- Live At The Chapel