Category Archives: Library Collections

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London History Day

Historic England will be celebrating its first ever London History Day on the 31st of May – the date that Big Ben first began keeping time in 1859! There will be special displays and one off events for one day … Continue reading

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Tate Library and Archive show and tell

Did you know Tate’s Library and Archive (based at Tate Britain) do a monthly show and tell on the first Friday of the month? These events are organised by the Library and Archive staff, offering a unique chance to have … Continue reading

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videos and cassettes

If you prefer your library material pre-digital, why not check out these events: The Tiny Library at Peckham Pelican On 18th March the Tiny Library, ‘ a travelling exhibition space that uses repurposed audio cassette carry cases, to showcase and … Continue reading

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Animals and nature display

To coincide with the current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Making Nature: How We See Animals’, we have collated a display of animal themed books in Aldgate Library. It includes books on artists and illustrators who depict animals or use … Continue reading

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Celebrate libraries at the British Library

Are you passionate about libraries? Hopefully, if you are reading this! The British Library have a season of events coming up, ‘Between the Sheets’ which celebrate and consider the role libraries play in our past, present and future. The season … Continue reading

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Water For Life display

February is spotlight on water in London Met’s environment sustainability action areas, to help promote this we have put together a display of some water themed books from Aldgate library’s collection. From paintings by Turner, Whistler or Hockney or the iconic … Continue reading

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Map it Out

To coincide with the current exhibition at the British Library ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’, we have put together a display of some of our map related books in Aldgate Library. Maps have long been a source … Continue reading

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London Animation Festival

Inspiring all you animators out there, our current display in Aldgate library is to coincide with the London Animation Festival. “Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the … Continue reading

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Green is Gorgeous

Aldgate library has been helping to promote Green London Met  with a display of ‘green’ related books, including green design and eco fashion, and also some materials from the materials and products library made from sustainable material. For those who have … Continue reading

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Winter is coming

To help you create your winter fashion masterpieces as the cold nights draw in, we have created a small display in the library with some winter and fashion themed books and items from the materials and products library. For more … Continue reading

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