libraries

The past decade has seen the rise of a vast property development in the King’s Cross district of central London. As its residential zone nears completion, Dr Philip Carter considers the life of Henry Croft – founder of the Pearly Kings, and a late-Victorian resident of King’s Cross – who features in the development’s marketing campaign. Recreating Henry’s life story owes much to a growing range of digitised resources now shaping microhistorical and prosopographical approaches to the past.
Location
The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square
WC1B 5DP
London
Date
19 Oct 2017 - 9 Feb 2018
Event time
10am - 5pm
Location
Swiss Cottage Library
100 Avenue Road.
London
NW3
London
Date
28 Jun 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
Event time
11.00 am second Saturday of every month
In Spring 2017, rarely displayed artworks from the Camden Art Collection were 3D-printed to provide a new way of looking at this fascinating collection. These 3D prints formed a ‘Museum in a Box’ which went on tour to Camden’s libraries and Great Ormond Street Hospital. During workshops children and their families could touch the 3D models and listen to artists’ audio interpretations of each object. The combination of the objects and audio then inspired stories, poems and sounds in response to the collection. Local resident Angela shares her experience of taking part in the Museum in a Box workshops with her son Lorenzo.
With the support of House of Illustration, Swiss Cottage Gallery has launched the Camden Drawn project, inviting artists and illustrators to interpret Camden and show their work at Swiss Cottage Library from May 2017 to February 2018. This month: Elly Clarke's New Map / Old Memories (Can Your Memory Become Mine?)
To celebrate the rich cultural exchange between India and the UK, we are launching Project Paisley as part of Camden Kalã and inviting communities and visitors of all ages to take part in designing a unique Paisley pattern for Camden.
Key artworks from the Camden Art Collection were 3D-printed to produce a 'Museum in a Box' which toured to libraries across Camden and Great Ormond Street Hospital in April 2017 and are now part of the exhibition 'Points of Contact: The Camden Art Collection Unboxed' at Swiss Cottage Gallery.
Location
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
Bloomsbury
WC1B 5DP
London
The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.
Location
10 Keats Grove
Hampstead
NW3 2RR
London
Keats Community Library is a volunteer run local library,  a charity formed by residents to take over the Camden run Heath Library when it closed in 2012.   
Top 30 things in Camden: Libraries
Location
Camden Town Library
Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street
NW1 1BD
London
Date
20 Apr 2016 - 7 Apr 2018