Hackney Central Library

 
 
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1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ 
 
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In the heart of Hackney, The Hackney Central Library offers a wide range of adult fiction and non-fiction books for loan, along with large print books and talking books, a children's library service, books and audio-visual material in community languages, DVDs, videos and music CDs and music scores. Regular events at the library include a newspaper reading group for adults with learning disabilities, the coffee, cake and reading group and boys only book club. There is also wheelchair access, a lift and adapted toile.

 

Hackney Central Library events

 
Nick DobsonNick DobsonA talk containing a brief history of the First World War.26th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
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Nick Dobson
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Saturday 26th April 2014 - 2pm-4pm
A talk containing a brief history of the First World War.
Cityread WWI Reminiscence With Chris Garnsworthy From CLSCityread WWI Reminiscence With Chris Garnsworthy From CLSReminiscence through the letters and pictures taken by Sergeant Hugh Victor Hember.29th April 2014Tuesday 29th April 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
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Cityread WWI Reminiscence With Chris Garnsworthy From CLS
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 10.30am-12noon and 1.30pm-3pm
Reminiscence through the letters and pictures taken by Sergeant Hugh Victor Hember.
Career Advice Service: WorkshopCareer Advice Service: WorkshopAdvice from Nathan Woolaston.29th April 2014Tuesday 29th April 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Career Advice Service: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th April 2014 - 10am-5pm
Advice from Nathan Woolaston.
Deaf Job Club: WorkshopDeaf Job Club: WorkshopWorkshops, talks and presentations.29th April 2014Tuesday 29th April 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
On Soon
Deaf Job Club: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th April 2014 - 10am-2pm
Workshops, talks and presentations.
Enjoy A Local Walk Followed By A Free Relaxing Foot MassageEnjoy A Local Walk Followed By A Free Relaxing Foot MassageKeeping fit with a walk followed by a free foot massage.6th May 2014Tuesday 6th May 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
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Enjoy A Local Walk Followed By A Free Relaxing Foot Massage
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Sightseeing - Guided Walks
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 6th May 2014 - 11am-12noon
Keeping fit with a walk followed by a free foot massage.
Reading GroupReading Group21st May 2014Wednesday 18th June 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
On Soon
Reading Group
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Wednesday 21st May and Wednesday 18th June 2014 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
Wrap-Making With Helping Hackney HealthWrap-Making With Helping Hackney HealthLearn how to cook and eat healthily.3rd June 2014Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
 
Wrap-Making With Helping Hackney Health
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - 12noon-2pm
Learn how to cook and eat healthily.
Yoga For The Mind With City And Hackney MindYoga For The Mind With City And Hackney MindA session to introduce participants to yoga for the mind.1st July 2014Tuesday 1st July 2014 Where:
Hackney Central Library, 1  Reading Lane      E8 1GQ
Category: event
 
Yoga For The Mind With City And Hackney Mind
event > Leisure
PRICING  phone for prices, adv booking required
DATES  Tuesday 1st July 2014 - 6pm-7.30pm
A session to introduce participants to yoga for the mind.
 

Opening and closing times for Hackney Central Library

Today (Thursday) Hackney Central Library closes at 20.00

Monday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

9.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

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The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £58  39% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 18 minutes from Hackney Central Library
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ...More
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments London
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £112  23% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 18 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ...More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch London
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £90  24% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 31 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Hackney Central Library

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Bank of England Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 2.5 miles from Hackney Central Library
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ...More
 
 
 
V & A Museum of Childhood London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 22 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from ...More
 
 
 
Geffrye Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 24 minutes from Hackney Central Library
There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this ...More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Hackney Central Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney Central Library
Sutton House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ...More
 
 
 
Yinka Shonibare Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ...More
 
 
 
Vyner Street Gallery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Hackney Central Library

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Bagpuss: Programme 2 London
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Bagpuss: Programme 2
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 18th to 24th Apr 2014
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
...More
 
 
 
Berlin Philharmonic Easter Concert: Live London
Ends Today
Berlin Philharmonic Easter Concert: Live
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 18th to 24th Apr 2014
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
...More
 
 
 
Broadway Market London
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Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 26th April 2014 to 26th December 2015 - 9am-5pm
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. Hidden gems are the Marissa V clothing stall and Kate Garwood ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Hackney Central Library

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Hackney Picturehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ...More
 
 
 
Hackney Empire London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Empire
London > Entertainment > Theatres
291 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Renowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music ...More
 
 
 
Netil House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 9 minutes from Hackney Central Library
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views over ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Hackney Central Library

The best shops and markets near Hackney Central Library
E5 Bakehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ...More
 
 
 
Rebel Rebel London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rebel Rebel
London > Shopping > Florists
5 Broadway Market, Hackney, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Rebel Rebel is a flower shop and event design business based in Broadway Market in the East End. Specialising in flowers and dressing for corporate events ...More
 
 
 
Broadway Market London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Broadway Market
London > Shopping > Markets
East London, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. It's worth the trip down there as there's a tremendous variety ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Hackney Central Library

What are the best dining options near Hackney Central Library London?
Tre Viet London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Vietnamese...More
 
 
 
Lardo London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lardo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
197-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Based in the Arthaus building on Richmond Road, near London Fields in Hackney, Lardo is a pizza and charcuterie restaurant set up by ex-Bistrotheque general manager ...More
 
 
 
Rawduck London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rawduck
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
97 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
After being forces to close as its original location, 5 Amhurst Road, Rawduck reopens in Hackney, at 97 Richmond Road near London Fields. This wine shop, ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Hackney Central Library

Near Hackney Central Library
Connexions Careers Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Careers Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ...More
 
 
 
Four Corners London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 22 minutes from Hackney Central Library
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ...More
 
 
 
The Making Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 28 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ...More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Hackney Central Library

Hackney Central Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
London Fields London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ...More
 
 
 
London Fields Lido London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ...More
 
 
 
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Hackney Central Library

The best pubs near London Hackney Central Library.
Pub on the Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ...More
 
 
 
The Prince Arthur London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prince Arthur
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
95 Forest Road Fields, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The Prince Arthur is the most pub-like of all the Tom and Ed Martin gastropubs, with a bustling bar dominating the small dining room, and a ...More
 
 
 
Prince George London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Hackney Central Library

Hackney Central Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Hackney Central London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ...More
 
 
 
London Fields Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 8 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ...More
 
 
 
Prince George London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince George
London > Nightlife >
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Hackney Central Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hackney Central Library.
Bistrotheque London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
...More
 
 
 
Shoreditch Town Hall London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 31 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ...More
 
 
 
Christ Church Spitalfields London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 36 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ...More
 
 
 
 

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Blues In The Night
Theatre | Until 4th May 2014 

Hackney Empire 2 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

The intertwining stories of three women and a saloon singer, who are reminiscing during one evening. Set in Chicago in ...More

English Wine Week
Leisure | Until 1st May 2014 

The Prince Arthur 7 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

An array of English wines will be on offer throughout the week showcasing the world of wine from an English ...More

Eldorado
Eldorado
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2014 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

Anton has a charmed life, a dream home, an artistic wife and a baby due in Eldorado, Marius von Mayenburg's ...More

 
Banksy: The Room in the Elephant
Banksy: The Room in the Elephant
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2014 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

Gary Beadle - best known as Eastenders' Paul Trueman, who is also making a name for himself as a stage ...More

 
Evans The Death
Concerts | On 24th April 2014 

Shacklewell Arms 16 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

The London-based foursome performs alternative pop. With support from Joseph Coward, Happy Hooves....More

Sweetheart
Music | On 24th April 2014 

Power Lunches Arts Cafe 17 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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No Scrubs Pharrell Birthday Special!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th April 2014 

The Alibi 18 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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The Ramona Flowers
Concerts | On 24th April 2014 

The Sebright Arms 18 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

The five-piece performs rock....More

Shaken From The Sky
Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2014 

IMT 18 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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Sam Windett: This Panel Is That Painting
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

The Approach 18 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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