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Get involved and complete our libraries, museum and archive survey for your chance to win one of two £50 Love2shop voucher prizes!

This is your chance to tell us what you think about Brent Libraries and the Brent Museum and Archive.

We’ll use your valuable feedback to improve these services for everyone in Brent. The survey takes around 5 minutes to complete - take it now

Survey open Wednesday 11 March – Wednesday 1 April.


Culture Move - Art Sampling Workshops

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Culture Move (Sampled History) is a new exhibition exploring the history of sampled music in Brent since the advent of Hip-Hop. 

Get involved by bringing your objects and images, especially those that relate to your culture and life in Brent, to be creatively ‘sampled’ in artwork for the exhibition.

Sampling methods are non-destructive and will create new visually rhythmic compositions.

You can take your work home at the end, or it can be entered for consideration in the exhibition, which opens in April, at The Library at Willesden Green. 

To take part in these free workshops:

Join us in the Education Room, 2nd floor, The Library at Willesden Green

On Saturday 21 March 2-4pm or Saturday 28 March, 2-4pm.

Please sign up via these links: 21 March or 28 March.


The American Songbook

American Songbook

Join musical duo, The Right Mix, Alan Breslaw (guitar) and Barbara Goldstein (vocals), for a charming performance of well-loved songs by composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. 

Tuesday 24 March, 6.30-7.30pm, The Library at Willesden Green. £3, book now


Stoneface: The rise and fall of Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

 

Dubbed the Great Stone Face, Joseph "Buster" Keaton was the great innovator of silent movies. Film historian Will Bird delves into his amazing career - includes screening of the 1924 silent film Sherlock Junior

Friday 20 March, 6.30-8.30pm, The Library at Willesden Green, £3, book now.

 


Book jackets for BBC Novels March

Adventure! BBC Novels That Shaped Our World

Stories have the power to change us. A panel of leading writers, curators and critics have picked the 100 genre-busting novels that have shaped our lives. We have the full collection available to borrow, with monthly displays at Wembley Library, The Library at Willesden Green and Kilburn Library.

This month's theme is Adventure and these titles are available to borrow now, just pop in to the libraries listed above or search and reserve online, or download the 'My Library App' and have these titles at your fingertips! 

  • City of Bohane – Kevin Barry
  • Mr Standfast – John Buchan
  • His Dark Materials Trilogy – Phillip Pullman 
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett
  • The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  • The Jack Aubrey Novels – Patrick O’Brian 
  • The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins 
  • Ivanhoe – Walter Scott

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Exhibition at The Willesden Gallery

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Diversity - Works by John Thorogood 

Tuesday 10 - Saturday 28 March (Private view Thursday 12 March, 6-8pm), The Willesden Gallery, The Library at Willesden Green

Thorogood's varied work uses wordplay and vibrant colour - inspired by London and beyond. johnthorogood.co.uk