Opening Hours

MAIN LIBRARY:

Tuesday              10am to 6pm

Wednesday         10am to 6pm

Thursday             10am to 7pm

Friday                  10am to 7pm

Saturday              12 noon to 4pm

Sunday                12 noon to 4pm

DEDICATED CHILDREN'S AREA:

Tuesday               10 to 5 pm

Friday                   10 to 5pm

Saturday:              12 to 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

RHYME TIME  - watch the website for updates. 

Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

15 June 2022

Janet Suzman as Virginia Woolf with Lee Montagu - 29th June

As part of KCL's highly successful series, Lee Montague has written a drama about Virginia Woolf.

Performed by Dame Janet Suzman and with Lee as the narrator, it promises to be revealing and intriguing and entertaining!

Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm

 

There are a few remaining tickets available in the Library; we recommend you check before making a special journey - 020 7431 1266.

On Line tickets are sold out.

 

Virginia Woolf (1882 –1941) is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century British authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. With other writers and artists, she founded The Bloomsbury Group.

Her most notable works are Mrs Dalloway, To The Lighthouse, Orlando, A Room of One’s Own and The Waves.

In 1912, she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917, the couple founded the Hogarth Press, which published much of her work. They rented a home in Sussex and moved there permanently in 1940. Woolf had romantic relationships with women, including Vita Sackville-West, Both women's literature became inspired by their relationship, which lasted until Woolf's death.

Throughout her life, Woolf was troubled by mental illness. She was institutionalised several times and attempted suicide at least twice. According to Dalsimer her illness was characterised by symptoms that today would be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, for which there was no effective intervention during her lifetime. In 1941, at age 59, Woolf died by drowning herself in the River Ouse at Lewes.