Central Library

Central Library
2 Fieldway Crescent
Greater London
N5 1PF




020 7527 2000

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The prime purpose of Islington Library and Cultural Services is to enable people to realise their full potential by providing them with full and equal access, appropriate to their various needs, to information, ideas, knowledge and creative works. Libraries run occasional exhibitions and events relating to the history of the area.

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New RIver Panel

London's New River

  • 1 — 30 April 2015 *on now

Built in 1613, the New River is neither new nor a river, but an artificial waterway designed to alleviate London’s water crisis in the early-17th century by bringing fresh drinking water from Hertfordshire to the city 32 km to the south.

The exhibition is located in the Central Library foyer

Suitable for

  • Any age



Rivers of London title

Ben Aaronovitch Discusses "Rivers of London"

  • 30 April 2015 From 6:30pm

Peter Grant - a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard - is involved in negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames. A malicious vengeful spirit takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque, violent mannequins, awakening a spirit of riot and rebellion in the city. It's down to DC Grant to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

Hear Ben Aaronovitch talking about his book, with readings, a Q&A and book signing

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


Free but tickets must be booked. Contact 020 7527 6900 or centrallending.lib@islington.gov.uk