Guildhall Library’s boxes of poppies have arrived for an exhibition in remembrance of the First World War. The exhibition opens on 4th August when you can come down to the library and, amongst other things, see 8000 poppies hanging from the ceiling.
At the Library: Online Language Courses
Hola, amigos! Comment allez-vous? Rydw i’n iawn diolch.
Wait a minute! Rydw i’n iawn diolch? Yes. That’s Welsh for “I am fine.”
Welcome to Transparent Language Online, a language-learning service with over 80 language options including English for speakers of other languages.
Accessed via the Cheshire Public Library website, library (“la bibliothèque” in French) cardholders can learn everything from Afrikaans to Zulu. Transparent Language Online features listening, reading, speaking, and writing exercises, as well as pronunciation analysis, vocabulary exercises, conversational language courses, and video grammar lessons. C’est vrai!
Hey cheshirelibrary, we love TLO! City of London Libraries also offer this (clicky clicky for Londoners) and it really is an awesome language learning tool. You can use this on your desktop as well via Apple/Android apps, and you can also join a community of learners via different social media so you it doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Highly recommended.
Read the latest blog post from Guildhall Library, The Monster Album:
‘The giant book’ is the largest book in Guildhall Library’s collection. It measures 3 foot six and a half inches high and 5 foot 3 inches wide. It is 8 inches deep. The cover of the book is so large and so heavy that it takes two people to open it – two handles are built into the cover of the book to assist with opening… The end papers of this book are actually made of a vibrant pink silk, rather than paper. Another book is shown here along with a £20 note to give you an idea of scale.
We like big books, we do not lie.
If you’re in or around our lending libraries (Artizan St., Barbican, Shoe Lane) during lunchtime, check out a boxset or one of our latest DVDs. This tumblarian is thinking about a Game of Thrones marathon in the near future. Just one dilemma. Books or TV series first? It’s a tough one.
If you’re visiting Guildhall Library, do check out some of the items in our shop, including these beautiful postcards (or as this tumblarian calls them, bookmarks). Can’t make it to the library, we’re online too.
A small selection of images from LMA’s current exhibition ‘Emergency London 1914’.
In the few years leading up to the conflict of 1914 life on the streets of London was bustling with - among other things - trade, building works and transport. While in schools and health centres, the curious (and often pioneering) minds of its Edwardian population were developing new ways of teaching its pupils and treating its patients.