A sneak preview of our first publication ‘Buzzwords’

Harrow Green Community Library is proud to announce we have published a collection of short stories and poems written by members of our Creative Writing Group.buzzwords croppedBuzzwords is the product of seven months’ hard work by writers from our two Creative Writing Groups.  Launched in January 2015, as part of our Lottery-funded activities, a monthly daytime and evening writing group brought together new and experienced writers to hone skills, share ideas and develop talent.

The achievement of this publication in such a short time frame is a credit to the hard and focused work of all participants, the guidance of facilitators Tom de Ferry and David Gardiner, and the good will and support of all involved. IMG_6172Copies of Buzzwords are available to buy from Harrow Green Community Library at £5, or you can buy it online at Lulu.com.

Copies are also available to borrow from Harrow Green Community Library and Waltham Forest Libraries.

Our Lottery funding for the Creative Writing Group has now ended, but we are continuing meeting on a monthly basis. For details, see Creative Writing Group.


Shipwrecked in Harrow Green!

As part of Leytonstone Festival, our Saturday Family Storytime session was recently transformed into ‘Over Land and Sea’, a voyage across Leytonstone’s little-known hOverland&sea14igh seas and beyond!

We were pirates shipwrecked on an island in a terrible storm, with only a rabbit to snuggle up to and coconuts to sustain us. We wrote a “help me” message with a quill pen and put it in a bottle in the sea. We made our own paper ship and a treasure chest for our gold coins. Then, once we were back on dry land, we listened to a story about how pirates helped their very tired parrot.Overland&sea10

Saturday Family Storytime will continue throughout the summer (with a break on 1st August).

Come and join us from 2pm – 3.30pm for an ever-changing menu of stories, rhymes, music and more.

Free of charge, snacks included.