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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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A crowd of women workers pause in their work to look at the camera as they stand or sit beside their benches at a gas mask factory in Holloway.

Islington and the Great War

  • 1 — 30 April 2014 *on now

The Central Library will be exhibiting information about April's month-long Cityread commemoration of the World War 1 centenary, the two featured books and the resources in our own Local History Centre.

In addition, each library will have its own display featuring how local people and the area around the library were affected by the War.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

The Cityread background display is at the Central Library.

All 10 Islington Libraries will be exhibiting displays relating to their own areas

Image of the Woolwich Arsenal team in 1888

Gunners Go to War

  • 1 — 30 April 2014 *on now

James Maxwell - Woolwich Arsenal's outside-right in the 1908-09 season, served with the Royal Scots in France. Killed on 27 September 1915.

Spencer Bassett - Played between 1906-10, Killed on the Western Front on 11 April 1917.

Leigh Roose
Played for the club in the 1911-12 season. Joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and sent to France to work at a hospital in Rouen. Killed on 7 October 1916. His body was never recovered.

In this exhibition, discover more about the part played by the club and its players during World War 1.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Image of a question mark punctuation sign

Private Peaceful - Crossword, Quiz and Wordsearch

  • 1 — 30 April 2014 *on now

Test your knowledge of Private Peaceful and World War 1 by taking part in our month-long activities. Book tokens will be awarded as prizes

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • Especially for children

Additional info

The quiz, crossword and wordsearch are available at all 10 Islington Libraries


Free to participate.