Opening Hours


Tuesday & Wednesday:  10- 6pm

Thursday & Friday:         10 - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday:        12 - 4pm


Tuesday & Friday:            10 - 5pm

Saturday:                          12 - 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

RHYME TIME - suggested £3 per child:

  • Tuesdays at 10.30 with Cara

  • Fridays at 10.30 with Sasha

Monday & Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

05 September 2017

An Evening with Sir Ronald Harwood: 2nd November

An opportunity to meet Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL, author, playwright and screenwriter, in conversation with Piers Plowright

2nd November 2017 at 7.30pm in the Library at Keats Grove, NW3 2RR

Tickets are £10 and available from the Library (020 7431 1266) and from

Sir Ronald  is most noted for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The Dresser (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and The Pianist, for which he won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. 
He was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).


March Hares (Liverpool, 1964)
Country Matters (69 Theatre Company, Manchester, 1969)
The Good Companions (musical by André Previn and Johnny Mercer), libretto (Her Majesty's Theatre, 1974)
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, adapted from Evelyn Waugh's novel (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and the Round House, London, 1977,
A Family (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 1978)
The Dresser (The Royal Exchange, Manchester and Queen's Theatre, 1980; Duke of York's Theatre, 2005)
After the Lions (The Royal Exchange, Manchester , 1982)
Tramway Road (Lyric Hammersmith,1984)
The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest (Almeida Theatre, 1985)
Interpreters (Queen's Theatre, 1985)
J J Farr (Theatre Royal, Bath and Phoenix Theatre, 1987)
Ivanov, translation of Chekhov's play (Strand Theatre,1989)
Another Time (Bath and Wyndham's Theatre,1989)
Reflected Glory (Darlington and Vaudeville Theatre, 1992)
Poison Pen, about the death of composer Peter Warlock (the Royal Exchange, Manchester, 1993))
Taking Sides, about the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler (Minerva Theatre, Chichester,1995 and 2008; Duchess Theatre, 2009)
The Handyman (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 1996)
Quartet (Albery Theatre, 1999)
Goodbye Kiss/Guests, double bill about the South African diaspora (Orange Tree Theatre, 2000)
Mahler's Conversion (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and Aldwych Theatre, 2001)
See U Next Tuesday, adaptation of Francis Veber's Diner de Cons (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 2002 and Albery Theatre, 2003)
An English Tragedy, based on the true story of the British fascist John Amery (Palace Theatre Watford, 2008)
Collaboration, based on the relationship between the composer Richard Strauss and the writer Stefan Zweig (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2008; Duchess Theatre, 2009)


Private Potter (1962)
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Diamonds for Breakfast (1968)
Eyewitness (1970)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1971)
Operation Daybreak (1975)
The Dresser (1983) (also producer)
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) (from a script by Dylan Thomas)
The Browning Version (1994)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Taking Sides (2001)
The Pianist (2002)
The Statement (2003)
Being Julia (2004)
Oliver Twist (2005)
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Australia (2008)
Quartet (2012)


All the Same Shadows (novel) Cape (1961)
George Washington September Sir! (novel) Avon (1961)
The Guilt Merchants (novel) Cape (1963) 
The Girl in Melanie Klein (novel) Secker & Warburg (1969) 
Sir Donald Wolfit: His Life and Work in the Unfashionable Theatre (biography) Secker & Warburg (1971) 
Articles of Faith (novel – Winifred Holtby Prize) Secker & Warburg (1973)
The Genoa Ferry (novel) Secker & Warburg (1976)
César and Augusta (novel about the composer César Franck) Secker & Warburg (1978)
One. Interior. Day. Adventures in the Film Trade, Secker & Warburg (1978) 
New Stories 3: An Arts Council Anthology (with Francis King) Hutchinson (1978) 
A Night at the Theatre (editor), Methuen (1982) 
All the World's a Stage (theatre history), Secker & Warburg (1984)
The Ages of Gielgud, an Actor at Eighty, Hodder & Stoughton (1984)
Mandela (a Channel Four book), Boxtree (1987) 
Dear Alec: Guinness at 75 (editor), Hodder & Stoughton (1989)
Home (novel) Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1993) 
The Collected Plays of Ronald Harwood, Faber (1993) 
The Faber Book of the Theatre (editor) Faber (1994) 
Harwood Plays: Two (Contemporary Classics), Faber (1995) 
The Pianist/Taking Sides (screenplays) Faber (2003) 
Ronald Harwood's Adaptations: From Other Works Into Films, Guerilla Books (2007)