Croydon Central Library


Bigger in year 2: the Croydon Literary Festival 2018

Posted on September 27th, by Cassie Whittell in Culture. No Comments

2017 was so much fun that we’re doing it again on Saturday 27th October

You might remember that, in early 2017, Johnny Rose put up a shout out for volunteers to set up Croydon’s first ever literary festival. I was one of a handful of people who came forward; in the end, four of us (plus some amazing helpers on the day) put on a one-day literary … Read More »



Event review: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered – a talk by Paul Crooks

Posted on October 17th, by Ola Kolade in History. 2 comments

Black History Month comes to Croydon via an enlightening talk by historian Paul Crooks

October is a unique month in our yearly calendar, fêted by our attempts to lay off the booze in exchange for raising awareness and funds to battle the ‘big C’. For some of us, we get to rekindle our inner child by playing dress up and our high-street retailers get a small boost … Read More »



Event review: Little Red Riding Hood with the London Mozart Players, Tuesday 30th May

Posted on June 8th, by Anna Arthur in Culture. No Comments

Delightful half-term entertainment delivered with gusto

The latest date by the London Mozart Players on its #LMPOnTheMove tour took place in Croydon Central Library on Thursday 1st June. Energetic storytelling by the skilful Rebecca Kenny was accompanied by five members of the orchestra playing bassoon, French horn, oboe, flute/piccolo and keyboard. The story was Roald Dahl’s version of Little Red Riding Hood – great source material, so they were off … Read More »



LEGO Education to put on Croydon library ‘taster’ sessions throughout summer

Posted on July 20th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Starting today (Monday 20th July) a series of Lego Education events will take place across libraries in Croydon. The first library to receive the new education resources is Croydon Central Library, and ten local primary school children have been invited to the launch.

Release begins: Building on the lessons learned in the classroom, Croydon children will soon be able to extend their knowledge and learn new skills at … Read More »



Liverpool University, Goldsmiths College London and Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital Trust to run research project in Croydon on the value of reading

Posted on November 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Researchers from the universities of Liverpool and London are seeking participants for a research project, to carried out in Croydon Town Centre, on the value of reading literary classics. 

Release begins: Liverpool University together with Goldsmiths University, is running a 3 year research project, funded by Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital Trust, which seeks to establish and explore the benefits of shared reading. Previous research has shown a … Read More »



The CR0-besity problem: how can Croydon keep its new year get-slim resolutions?

Posted on January 8th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 6 comments

So – how was it for you, the first week of January? You’ve cut out booze, maybe? Sworn to nibble fruit instead of chomping Hobnobs? Started cycling to work? (If so, be warned – in these parts that may not ensure longevity). Or perhaps the annual surge of optimism about changing your body, entire personality and lifestyle for good this time unseated your reason to the point of … Read More »