On Saturday 14th December 2013
Tom Brown, author of Strange Air and So Long, Shakespeare, joins us!
Local novelist Tom Brown will be with us on Saturday 14th December at 2.30 – 4pm (approx.) to talk about all things Crystal Palace, the Park and ‘pneumatic’ railways, the inspirations for his new novel
About the book (from Amazon.co.uk)
Inspired by two true stories, Strange Air interweaves the irresistible tale of one of the Victorians’ most fantastic inventions with the fate of the Crystal Palace in South London. An exhilarating blend of railway history and suburban fairy-tale, the novel reveals how close one man came to changing the history of London’s public transport – and exposes the truth behind the fiery demise of the once-mighty ‘people’s Palace’.
Essential reading for anyone fascinated by the history of the Crystal Palace – and for fans of mind-boggling Victorian railway history…
…And then on Saturday 21st December
Yes, it’s that time of year again (oh no, it isn’t! Oh, yes it IS!), so join us on Saturday 21st December at 6.30 – 7.30pm (doors open at 6pm) for our Christmas pop-up pantomime, which this year will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Crystal Palace stylee!
Our very own Princess Fiona will magically transform into Snow White…but who will be her seven miniature companions and her Prince Charming? Book your place in advance to find out! Tickets are available for sale at the Enquiry desk in the library.
Child tickets: £3.00
These Saturday Waggle and Hum sessions were created specially for working dads to have some singing fun with their babies. Mums and other relatives are also welcome to come and join the fun. Cost: Minimum donation £1 per child.
In February we started exploring the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, published 200 years ago in Germany. Each month we will focus on a different story until the end of the year.
The next book stall will be on Saturday 21st December from 10.30am to 4.30pm. If you can’t wait until then please call Kate O’Sullivan on 0796 820 2199 or place an order on her website: www.usborneonline.org/Ruby55