Westminster Libraries and Archives


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs particular seasons.  It is more common in winter, as we adjust to the change in seasons and feel lower in mood and energy. Symptoms… More

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Books we love

The Dress Circle, by Laurie Graham  This week, Ron from Pimlico Library will be reviewing The Dress Circle, by Laurie Graham.  Over to Ron to tell us more!  Great read from my favourite author. A… More

Children’s Book of the Week: Tidy by Emily Gravett

Our children’s book this week is Tidy by the award-winning author and illustrator Emily Gravett.   Emily reads… Tidy We recommend this reading of Tidy by the author, Emily Gravett. 2. Emily draws… A Badger… More

William Capon’s Westminster

Westminster City Archives holds more than fifty works by the distinguished artist William Capon.  Born in Norwich in 1757, he lived in Westminster for more than thirty years, with a home in North Street (now Lord… More

Booker Prize Shortlist Review – Part 2

In the second part of our series reviewing the books shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, this week Fiona from Brompton Library is reviewing Real Life by Brandon Taylor and this week’s book of the… More

Alcohol Awareness Week

What is Alcohol Awareness and Mental Health Week?  Alcohol Awareness with mental health Week  takes place Monday 16 to Sunday 22 November 2020. About 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems every year.  Alcohol… More

Sidetracked by Henning Mankell

This week, Laurence from Mayfair Library will be reviewing ‘Sidetracked’ by Henning Mankell. Over to Laurence to tell us more… This novel is the winner of the Crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger Award 2001. It… More