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Operating as usual

13/10/2021

From 2D to 3D, animating 'monsters' for the fun of it! #labcentralnewsflash Let us know if one of these is yours!

🌟This month is #BlackHistoryMonth -  recognising Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black ...
12/10/2021
Black History Month

🌟This month is #BlackHistoryMonth - recognising Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black #history.

We have a number of fantastic #events and #activities you can take part in, check out our event listing on our website:

🔗https://vrcl.uk/BHM

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

🌟This month is #BlackHistoryMonth -  recognising Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black ...
12/10/2021
Black History Month

🌟This month is #BlackHistoryMonth - recognising Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black #history.

We have a number of fantastic #events and #activities you can take part in, check out our event listing on our website:

🔗https://vrcl.uk/BHM

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

🌟This month is #BlackHistoryMonth -  recognising Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black ...
05/10/2021
Black History Month

🌟This month is #BlackHistoryMonth - recognising Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black #history.

We have a number of fantastic #events and #activities you can take part in, check out our event listing on our website:

🔗https://vrcl.uk/BHM

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

Have you used our Virtual Library? Access Newspapers, Magazines, eBooks, Audiobooks and Films with your library card. Vi...
03/10/2021
Virtual Library

Have you used our Virtual Library? Access Newspapers, Magazines, eBooks, Audiobooks and Films with your library card.

Visit https://vrcl.uk/Virtual-Library for more

Our libraries have a range of facilities available for you to use, some from the comfort of your home. See the list below for more details.

Join us on Monday 4 October for Ancestry Talks: Black History for Beginners as part of #BlackHistoryMonth - Embark on a ...
01/10/2021

Join us on Monday 4 October for Ancestry Talks: Black History for Beginners as part of #BlackHistoryMonth - Embark on a journey through the most interesting periods Black #history from Ancient #Africa to Black Britain via the #Caribbean.

Book your place: https://vrcl.uk/2W6IzF0

Join us on Monday 4 October for Ancestry Talks: Black History for Beginners as part of #BlackHistoryMonth - Embark on a journey through the most interesting periods Black #history from Ancient #Africa to Black Britain via the #Caribbean.

Book your place: https://vrcl.uk/2W6IzF0

☕ Today is International Coffee Day! ☕Why not pop in to Redbridge Central Library, grab some books from our shelves and ...
01/10/2021

☕ Today is International Coffee Day! ☕

Why not pop in to Redbridge Central Library, grab some books from our shelves and sit down for a coffee in the Hardback Café? 📚

☕ Today is International Coffee Day! ☕

Why not pop in to Redbridge Central Library, grab some books from our shelves and sit down for a coffee in the Hardback Café? 📚

We are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.This national ce...
30/09/2021
Black History Month

We are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

This national celebration aims to recognise Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black history in general. We’ve lots going on throughout October so please come along, learn and celebrate!

🔗 Find out whats on: https://visionrcl.org.uk/events/black-history-month/

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

😂LAUGH_ABLE COMEDY EVENING👇It’s back! Join MC Mark Nicholas for this popular free comedy evening. Mark is an up and comi...
29/09/2021
Fabula Festival Presents Laugh-Able Comedy Night

😂LAUGH_ABLE COMEDY EVENING👇

It’s back! Join MC Mark Nicholas for this popular free comedy evening. Mark is an up and coming Autistic Comedian from Gants Hill and began performing in 2017 in his first showcase whilst traveling South East Asia, in Saigon, Vietnam. Following his return from SE Asia, Mark decided that performing in a totally different part of the world wasn’t terrifying enough and has been performing at various open mic venues across the city.

Mark will be joined by headline act Benny Shakes and comedians Sally-Anne Fellowes; Ian Lane; Emily Mcquade; Bez Ely; Ash Reeves and Elliot Dallas.

BYO Bottle – and proof of age if required.

👨‍👩‍👦Who: Aged 18+

📆When: Friday 1 October, 7:30pm

📍Where: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford.

🔗Book: https://vrcl.uk/3CKNyuW

As part of the Fabula Festival Laugh-Able will showcase the best comedians with disabilities and mental health conditions on 1st October

😂LAUGH_ABLE COMEDY EVENING👇It’s back! Join MC Mark Nicholas for this popular free comedy evening. Mark is an up and comi...
26/09/2021
Fabula Festival Presents Laugh-Able Comedy Night

😂LAUGH_ABLE COMEDY EVENING👇

It’s back! Join MC Mark Nicholas for this popular free comedy evening. Mark is an up and coming Autistic Comedian from Gants Hill and began performing in 2017 in his first showcase whilst traveling South East Asia, in Saigon, Vietnam. Following his return from SE Asia, Mark decided that performing in a totally different part of the world wasn’t terrifying enough and has been performing at various open mic venues across the city.

Mark will be joined by headline act Benny Shakes and comedians Sally-Anne Fellowes; Ian Lane; Emily Mcquade; Bez Ely; Ash Reeves and Elliot Dallas.

BYO Bottle – and proof of age if required.

👨‍👩‍👦Who: Aged 18+

📆When: Friday 1 October, 7:30pm

📍Where: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford.

🔗Book: https://vrcl.uk/3CKNyuW

As part of the Fabula Festival Laugh-Able will showcase the best comedians with disabilities and mental health conditions on 1st October

We are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.This national ce...
25/09/2021
Black History Month

We are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

This national celebration aims to recognise Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black history in general. We’ve lots going on throughout October so please come along, learn and celebrate!

🔗 Find out whats on: https://visionrcl.org.uk/events/black-history-month/

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

Are you a fan of The Great Gatsby? 🥂 It was written by Francis Scott Key Fitzerald who was born on this day in 1896. Rea...
24/09/2021
The Life of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Are you a fan of The Great Gatsby? 🥂 It was written by Francis Scott Key Fitzerald who was born on this day in 1896.

Read more about his life and work here: http://ow.ly/4PxN50GdE6F

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…

Today is National Fitness Day! 🏋️🤸‍♀️🧘Getting started isn't easy, but our gyms offer a welcoming environment that can he...
22/09/2021
Woodford Green Library & Gym

Today is National Fitness Day! 🏋️🤸‍♀️🧘

Getting started isn't easy, but our gyms offer a welcoming environment that can help beat the 'gymtimidation', and set you on your way to reaching your fitness goals. 💜

Viewings available for our brand new Library and Gym opening Monday 28 September! Come and take a sneak peak this week, find out more: https://visionrcl.org.uk/woodford

What are your fitness goals? Let us know in the comments! 👇

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Woodford Green Library & Gym is reopening on Tuesday 28 September 2021 and we can't wait to welcome you to our newly refurbished space.

♻️ It’s Recycle Week ♻️ A celebration of #recycling across the nation! Check out our collection of children’s #eBooks & ...
22/09/2021

♻️ It’s Recycle Week ♻️

A celebration of #recycling across the nation! Check out our collection of children’s #eBooks & #eAudiobooks on #Libby that remind us what we can all do to help our planet: http://ow.ly/DPcX50GdABP.

You can find out more about #RecycleWeek here: http://ow.ly/VFlk50GdABQ

♻️ It’s Recycle Week ♻️

A celebration of #recycling across the nation! Check out our collection of children’s #eBooks & #eAudiobooks on #Libby that remind us what we can all do to help our planet: http://ow.ly/DPcX50GdABP.

You can find out more about #RecycleWeek here: http://ow.ly/VFlk50GdABQ

We are receiving our biggest digital upgrade ever, putting accessibility and ease of use at the heart of what we do. 💜🖥️...
21/09/2021
Redbridge Libraries to Receive HUGE Digital Upgrade

We are receiving our biggest digital upgrade ever, putting accessibility and ease of use at the heart of what we do. 💜🖥️

Find out more: https://vrcl.uk/Digital-Upgrade

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure | Redbridge Council

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure have announced that Redbridge Libraries will receive their biggest digital upgrade ever, read more.

📚BOOK LAUNCH!📢 Award-winning author Hema Macherla's long awaited third novel Letters in the Sand.If you enjoyed Breeze f...
21/09/2021
Book Launch: Award-winning author Hema Macherla's long awaited third novel

📚BOOK LAUNCH!📢

Award-winning author Hema Macherla's long awaited third novel Letters in the Sand.

If you enjoyed Breeze from the River Manjeera and Blue Eyes, you’ll love this new novel from best-selling author, Hema Macherla. Set in the 70s in a small village in India, Letters in the Sand is an engaging story of one girl’s quiet rebellion against her traditional, dysfunctional family and their non-negotiable plans to marry her at fifteen to any suitable boy.
‘I was no better than a cow, brushed and groomed, neck and ankles festooned with bells, flowers around its horns to be put on display for someone to choose.’

👨‍👩‍👦Who: Suitable for aged 16+

📆When: Friday 8 October 7:30pm to 9:00pm

📍Where: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford.

🔗Book: https://vrcl.uk/Hema_Macherla

We're excited that local author Hema Macherla will be launching her new book 'Letters in the Sand' and our Fabula Festival. Join us?

We’re so excited that Piranesi by Susanna Clarke won the 2021 @WomensPrize earlier this month! Like to #read it? Reserve...
20/09/2021

We’re so excited that Piranesi by Susanna Clarke won the 2021 @WomensPrize earlier this month! Like to #read it? Reserve your copy in print or #eBook from the library now: https://vrcl.uk/3gFTQRu. #LoveLibraries #LoveToRead

We’re so excited that Piranesi by Susanna Clarke won the 2021 @WomensPrize earlier this month! Like to #read it? Reserve your copy in print or #eBook from the library now: https://vrcl.uk/3gFTQRu. #LoveLibraries #LoveToRead

We have loved every second of the Museum of The Moon by Luke Jerram. It has been fantastic seeing you all take in the ma...
18/09/2021

We have loved every second of the Museum of The Moon by Luke Jerram. It has been fantastic seeing you all take in the marvellous sites, the smiles on the faces of families and the coming together of the community for this fabulous exhibition. 🌕

Our colleagues really have done Redbridge proud, and the Outdoor Arts programme is only just getting started! 🎭

Who can spot the Sea of Tranquility?

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Valentines Mansion & Gardens - The Official Site

We have loved every second of the Museum of The Moon by Luke Jerram. It has been fantastic seeing you all take in the marvellous sites, the smiles on the faces of families and the coming together of the community for this fabulous exhibition. 🌕

Our colleagues really have done Redbridge proud, and the Outdoor Arts programme is only just getting started! 🎭

Who can spot the Sea of Tranquility?

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Valentines Mansion & Gardens - The Official Site

18/09/2021

Thanks for visiting the @lukejerram #MuseumoftheMoon exhibition tonight! It was great to see so many of you here, and we look forward to welcoming lots of visitors tomorrow - the Mansion and bar will be open between 6pm and 8.30pm. If you haven’t got tickets for the moon, it’s worth trying at the gate, if it’s not busy you may get to see it close up. Otherwise, the views from outside the ticketed area are still fantastic!

Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures! Here’s a fab one taken by the Mansion Manager Jan 😊

17/09/2021

Thrilled to have the #MuseumoftheMoon exhibition by artist #LukeJerram in our walled gardens! The event is fully booked, so if you have tickets, enjoy! Make sure you pop over to the house and our bar - we’re open till 8.30pm today.

Don’t forget to tag us in your selfies with the moon!

Are you a fan of Jane Austen? We have a special collection on Libby App of eBooks & Audiobooks!  It celebrates all thing...
17/09/2021

Are you a fan of Jane Austen?

We have a special collection on Libby App of eBooks & Audiobooks! It celebrates all things Austen from the originals to modern retellings for Jane Austen Festival 10-19 September:

https://tlc.overdrive.com/collection/1244615
#LoveToRead #Janeite

Are you a fan of Jane Austen?

We have a special collection on Libby App of eBooks & Audiobooks! It celebrates all things Austen from the originals to modern retellings for Jane Austen Festival 10-19 September:

https://tlc.overdrive.com/collection/1244615
#LoveToRead #Janeite

We're turning a page, and making access to your local library easier 👇· Find your closest library 📍· Access our Virtual ...
16/09/2021

We're turning a page, and making access to your local library easier 👇

· Find your closest library 📍
· Access our Virtual Library 💻
· Manage your loans, renewals and reservations 📚
· Visit our Do More with Vision section 💜

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure | Redbridge Council

http://onelink.to/shka4u

We're turning a page, and making access to your local library easier 👇

· Find your closest library 📍
· Access our Virtual Library 💻
· Manage your loans, renewals and reservations 📚
· Visit our Do More with Vision section 💜

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure | Redbridge Council

http://onelink.to/shka4u

📢 Woodford Green Library & Gym is reopening on Tuesday 28 September! 📚💪We can’t wait to welcome you as we introduce our ...
16/09/2021
Woodford Green Library & Gym

📢 Woodford Green Library & Gym is reopening on Tuesday 28 September! 📚💪

We can’t wait to welcome you as we introduce our brand new state of the art gym and revamped spacious library. Here's what we are most excited about 👇

💜 Helping you get active in our gym, we've even got a special opening offer for you

📚 Introducing you to our new books

📱 Launching our Hublet's, tablets you can borrow with your library card

🖥️ Your computer work being done 100x faster on our brand new Public PC's

Read more, and get the dates for our sneak peak opening 👀

https://visionrcl.org.uk/woodford

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure | Redbridge Council

Woodford Green Library & Gym is reopening on Tuesday 28 September 2021 and we can't wait to welcome you to our newly refurbished space.

An evening with Ben Aaronovitch: Ten Years of ‘Rivers of London’This year marks the tenth anniversary of the publication...
15/09/2021

An evening with Ben Aaronovitch: Ten Years of ‘Rivers of London’

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of Ben Aaronovitch's now legendary Rivers of London series. First published in 2011, the series features the adventures of Detective Constable Peter Grant, as he polices the magical underbelly of the streets of London. For a unique opportunity to celebrate, we invite you to meet Ben on Wednesday 29 September from 7.30pm to 9pm at Wanstead Library. This event is suitable for age 16 yrs+

To book, visit: http://ow.ly/W4Ji50G2ivx

An evening with Ben Aaronovitch: Ten Years of ‘Rivers of London’

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of Ben Aaronovitch's now legendary Rivers of London series. First published in 2011, the series features the adventures of Detective Constable Peter Grant, as he polices the magical underbelly of the streets of London. For a unique opportunity to celebrate, we invite you to meet Ben on Wednesday 29 September from 7.30pm to 9pm at Wanstead Library. This event is suitable for age 16 yrs+

To book, visit: http://ow.ly/W4Ji50G2ivx

Whether picking up a book at the #library & #reading it on your own or gathering some children together to #read to, cel...
13/09/2021
The Libraries Consortium

Whether picking up a book at the #library & #reading it on your own or gathering some children together to #read to, celebrating Roald Dahl's authorship by reading his books is a perfect way to honour #RoaldDahlDay today! Which #book will you choose?

The Libraries Consortium have put together a childrens collection in celebration! Give these a read 👇

https://llc.overdrive.com/tlc-kingston/content/collection/1244614

13 September is Roald Dahl Story Day, a global celebration on his birthday of a superb storyteller. Discover or revisit one of his amazing tales!

11/09/2021

Today marks 20 years since the horrific 9/11 attacks. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones in this tragic event. If you'd like to learn more about the events that took place, our library catalogue includes a range of books and audiobooks.

https://vrcl.uk/3gFTQRu

Have you used our Virtual Library? Access Newspapers, Magazines, eBooks, Audiobooks and Films with your library card. Vi...
10/09/2021
Virtual Library

Have you used our Virtual Library? Access Newspapers, Magazines, eBooks, Audiobooks and Films with your library card.

Visit https://vrcl.uk/Virtual-Library for more

Our libraries have a range of facilities available for you to use, some from the comfort of your home. See the list below for more details.

An evening with Louise Winters and Anna Lyons talking about their new book ‘We All Know How This Ends’The COVID-19 crisi...
09/09/2021
An evening with Louise Winters & Anna Lyons talking about their new book

An evening with Louise Winters and Anna Lyons talking about their new book ‘We All Know How This Ends’

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted us all to think a bit more about death and what it means for us and our loved ones. It has also provided an opportunity to place the importance of talking about death, dying and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

But talking about death can be difficult. Libraries as safe and trusted spaces in the community can support conversations about loss, grief, end of life planning and legacy through books and reading. The Death Positive Library brings you an online book club with a difference where we feature a book about death and invite you to meet the author/s.

Progressive funeral director, Louise and end-of-life doula, Anna join us on Thursday, 30 September at 7pm to read from and talk about their book, We All Know How This Ends. In their new book, they teach us how and why we all need to think about death in a radically different way. Louise and Anna will be in conversation with Dr Stacey Pitsillides from Northumbria University, followed by a Q&A session.

There will be an opportunity for event attendees to have a general discussion about the themes of death, dying and grief which feature in the book. You are not required to have read the book in advance but if you do wish to read it then why not borrow a copy from your local library or buy a copy from your local bookshop or online retailer.

Please note this is not a bereavement counselling session, but an opportunity to reflect on, and think about, what grief and mortality means for us all. Bring a drink, kick off your shoes, get comfy and lose yourself in a world of novels!

More information and to register: https://vrcl.uk/WeAllKnowHowThisEnds

In their new book, Anna Lyons and Louise Winter teach us how and why we all need to think about death in a radically different way.

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To celebrate the disability festival in Redbridge next month I will be hosting a FREE disability and mental health comedy night called Laugh-Able in association with One Place East at Redbridge Libraries on 3rd September! BYOB and Tea, Coffee and nibbles will be provided We recently put on workshops over the summer so some of the acts will be performing at a proper physical venue for the first time! So please come along and support them! If you fancy it please scan the QR code on the poster or get your tickets using the link below https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/0309-laugh-able-comedy-night-redbridge-libraries-tickets-166520913535 #disability #mentalhealth #comedy
When this image is off there website, how did you not know what kind of people you hired? Absolutely disgusting.
I hope somebody's getting fired for having those perverts perform in front of our kids. This is truly horrifying and unacceptable. What did you expect booking a highly politicised act like that. No more woke stuff please, it's our tax money you're playing with after all, and the majority of us find this behaviour inexcusable
I hope somebody's getting fired for having those perverts perform in front of our kids. This is truly horrifying and unacceptable. What did you expect booking a highly politicised act like that. No more woke stuff please, it's our tax money you're playing with after all, and the majority of us find this behaviour inexcusablecusable
This is absolutely appalling and there is no excuse for anything like this to happen. For some reason this type of perversion is targeting libraries. Because of the children possibly? I don't know. Parents and leaders in the community need to be vigilant on stopping this kind of corruption BEFORE it happens anywhere! It's not just happening accidentally!!
This person should be arrested for indecent exposure and corrupting minors.
REMARKABLE BOOKS FOR REMARKABLE CHILDREN: South Shields author John Walker Pattison released his first publication last week (available worldwide); 'Strange Trips and Weird Adventures' is aimed at 9 to 12 year olds. "No one but no one could tell a tale like Papa, NOT even Pinocchio. He had done it all, a champion rodeo rider, an undercover FBI agent, and he had swum across the Atlantic Ocean in JUST one day. He had even captured the Loch Ness Monster before letting it go again." So, fasten your seat belt and join Daniel and his bestest EVER buddy on their 'Strange Trips and Weird Adventures.'
REMARKABLE STORIES FOR REMARKABLE CHILDREN: 'Strange Trips and Weird Adventures' is the first childrens book from John Walker Pattison and is available worldwide, and is aimed at 9 to 12 year olds. No one but no one could tell a tale like Papa, not even Pinocchio. So, fasten your seat belt and join Daniel and his bestest ever buddy, Papa, on their 'Strange Trips and Weird Adventures' to who knows where. But, wherever they go TROUBLE is never far away.
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