night at the library - saturday march 5th to sunday 6th. world book night

Book in a night at Hornsey Library, where we will be staying up all night to celebrate what Haringey libraries mean to all of us.

Join us throughout the NIGHT for live music, films, readings, debate, collaborative writing, drawing and dreaming

(ps. Batgirl was a librarian)

Award Winning novelist LINDA GRANT in conversation with GILLIAN SLOVO

7.00 – 10.00
Live music and readings from notable locals including
Mediaeval Babes,
Nick Marsh of Urban Voodoo Machine
Ronnie Goulden
JC001 World’s Fastest Rapper

Diana Edmonds, Head of Libraries,Haringey Council
Chris Meade, Unlibrarian and Director of if:book, the future of the book
and special guests discuss the library of their dreams – what could libraries be in the 21st Century?

12.00 onwards
Films (in the gallery):
· Fahrenheit 451 (1966) cert. PG
· Wings of Desire (1987) cert. PG
· Shorts from the 2010 Wood Green Film Festival

Throughout the night (in the main library):
· Call & Response will be playing their eclectic mix of ambient sounds
· Acoustic sets from local bands (tbc)

The Book of Dreams
– in the Unlibrary, a new centre for co-working and collaboration at Hornsey Library

Chris Meade and Kati Rynne of if:book curate the making of a digital book.
Come and help us write, edit, illustrate and publish writings on the subject of dreams.In just twelve overnight hours, you’ll work with other writers and web geeks to create a
beautiful published set of writings, based on your own experiences of dreams, good or bad. All you need to bring is your laptop, creativity and sleeping bag.

Paper Installations:
Local artist Kiki Machado (who makes beautiful art out of things other people throw away) will be turning Hornsey Library into a giant, rubbish art installation.

Book Knit:
Join Sara Noble (our knitting tutor, and general maker of lovely woolly things) and her knitting club friends as they knit a library Love Poem, throughout the night!

Book In a Message:
Throughout the night we will be filming a compilation of you telling us, in 20 words why you love Haringey Libraries. Keep it short, sweet and incredibly passionate!

Books Back:
We are having a fines amnesty! Return your overdue books anytime between Saturday 5th March 5.00pm and 12noon on Sunday 6th March and we will delete your fines on that item.

Breakfast Picnic and Jazz (in the Foyer):
Pack your bagels, baguettes, marmalade and… blankets, and head down to Hornsey library for a massive Sunday morning picnic. You bring the blankets; we’ll play thelive jazz!

Book Night Give Away!
Paul Higgins of Make Friends With A Book and Sally of Piece of Plenty (The Library Café) will be giving away free books for you to read right through the night.

Children’s Things
Crafts and nursery rhymes in the Children’s library from 5-9pm on Saturday with films from 7.00 on Sunday morning.


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