I’m Joining the Book Club
I have tried and tried but it just hasn’t stuck.
I set up a book club with two of my friends. We all met up and chose a book, The Man Who Forgot His Wife, and we arranged a supper a couple of weeks later for discussion. It all felt very grown up, and a little bit like school all at once.
I did not read the book. I didn’t even buy the book let alone crack the spine. I did show up for dinner though. One of us had done their homework. The other had reached the halfway mark and given up. Maybe this was a lot like school…
So we may end up disbanding our own little group. But that’s OK because I have found out about a great new group, that meets every week, where tea and biscuits are the only form of currency and best of all where the books are provided by the local library.
The group meets at Brompton Library on Tuesday, 1st week of every month, 18:30-19:30 and is run by the lovely Jodie Green and Katie Collis.
Baby Rhyme Time
The Brompton Library is offering some fab free activities for you and your little one this year.
Baby Rhyme Time is perfect for a soggy Monday afternoon, a group of kiddies (this session is for under two’s), singing songs and having fun. It’s all part of the national Bookstart programme which puts on events and activities geared towards children learning to read and getting to know their local library.
There is Storytime on Thursday mornings between 10 and 10.30 and on Saturdays there is Storyland which starts at 10 and finishes at 10.40am.
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Brompton Library in Earls Court
I am happy to report that the hard copy written word has not been forgotten in Earls Court and has been kept alive and healthy by the good people at the Brompton Library for some time.
In the fast paced ipad and kindle world we can forget how it feels to pick up a book and flick through its pages, which is a shame, because there are loads and loads of books here just waiting for someone to lovingly thumb through. And joining is free! Go on, admit that you miss it…
Well, if that isn’t enough of a draw then what about all the other goodies on offer here. There are audio books, DVDs and language courses, ‘Una cervesa por favor?’
If it’s a rainy afternoon, and we are in the UK, then there are activities all year long for your kiddies to enjoy and under-fives are welcomed with open arms. Baby Rhyme Time, Saturday Story Club, Monthly Craft Sessions for the slightly older children. Did I mention joining this club was free?
This summer why not encourage the little ones to try the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge: What is the Summer Reading Challenge? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all FREE. Website details here.
This Summer Reading Challenge website is where you can follow your progress online, find new books to read, take part in a story writing competition and play games.
The atmosphere is lovely, the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful and you’d be surprised how little this place feels like a musty old library of years past.
Brompton Library 210 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, SW5 0BS 020 7361 3010 Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9.30am to 8pm Wed, Fri, Sat: 9.30am to 5pm