The mobile library is now available on Croftdown Road (outside the library building). Opening hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
In January 2024, the major refurbishment of the library will begin.The priorities driving this refurbishment are the protection of the heritage of this beautiful Grade II listed building and the… Continue reading Temporary relocation of Highgate Library
Below are the chair’s report and accounts for 2022-2023.
In an evening with the Friends of Highgate Library, we re-enacted Coleridge’s life of radicalism, love and poetic rivalry in a pop-up play by Beth Shaw and Martin Bould. Beth… Continue reading Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Local Poet and Sage of Highgate
Popular culture is littered with famous criminal men – from Robin Hood to Ronnie Biggs they’ve become folk heroes. But what about all the criminal women? Where are the highwaywomen,… Continue reading Caitlin Davies – Queens of the Underworld
Between iPods, building works, music-blasting restaurants and endless traffic noise, the place for quiet grows ever smaller. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasing sense that noise pollution… Continue reading In Pursuit of Silence – George Prochnik talks to Simon Lewis
Read about the skirt made for Little Amal in Ham and High article
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE is a key figure in the UK arts and culture scene. He began his career as a dancer, performing with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and… Continue reading Kenneth Tharp in conversation
We went on a journey with the guidance of Toby Faber, at our event on 12th August. This led us back to 1885 when Tsar Alexander III gave his wife… Continue reading Toby Faber: Fabergé’s eggs
Elizabeth Wilson’s talk on 15th July 2021 for the Friends of Highgate Library was not just for sports fans. She showed us many art works inspired by the enthusiasm for… Continue reading Elizabeth Wilson: Love Game