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Idea Store Whitechapelm

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321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 1BU
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Opening Times
Today (Saturday) Idea Store Whitechapel closes at 17.00
Mon to Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
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Idea Store Whitechapel

More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history of Tower Hamlets. Housed in aDavid Adjaye designed building, Idea Store Whitechapel opened in September 2005 and includes the former Whitechapel library, once home to the biggest collection of
Yiddish books in Europe. The ?20 million Idea Stores project, first begun in April 1999, encompasses Idea
Store centres at Bow, Chrisp Street (opened
July 2004), and Idea Store
Canary Wharf which launched in March 2006.

Idea Store Whitechapel events

Family Reading GroupFamily Reading GroupShare stories with other families.1st August 2015Saturday 26th September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
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Family Reading Group

Now On
Dates31st July to 26th September 2015 - 2.15pm
Pricing phone for prices

Share stories with other families.

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Pub QuizPub QuizWeekly competition.3rd August 2015Wednesday 5th August 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
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Pub Quiz

Free Event On Soon
DatesMonday 3rd and Wednesday 5th August 2015 - 2pm-3pm|Pricing Free

Weekly competition.

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Prime Time: Workshop (Over 50s)Prime Time: Workshop (Over 50s)Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with staff about new books.3rd August 2015Monday 28th September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Prime Time: Workshop (Over 50s)

On Soon
Dates15th June to 28th September 2015 - 10.15am-11.45am
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Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with staff about new books.

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Job Support SessionJob Support SessionHelp with the skills you need to get back to work.3rd August 2015Wednesday 30th September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Job Support Session

On Soon
Dates10th June to 30th September 2015 - 10am-5pm
Pricing phone for prices

Help with the skills you need to get back to work.

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Bengali Book GroupBengali Book GroupBengali-language book club.4th August 2015Tuesday 1st September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
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Bengali Book Group

On Soon
DatesTuesday 4th August and Tuesday 1st September 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
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Bengali-language book club.

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Multilingual Poetry Group: World War One CommemorationMultilingual Poetry Group: World War One CommemorationAn opportunity to listen to works by notable World War 1 poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon as well as works from present day poets including Carol Ann Duffy and David Harsent.5th August 2015Wednesday 30th September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Multilingual Poetry Group: World War One Commemoration

On Soon
DatesWednesday 5th and Wednesday 19th August 2015 - 7pm-8.30pm
Pricing no booking required, drop in Free

An opportunity to listen to works by notable World War 1 poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon as well as works from present day poets including Carol Ann Duffy and David Harsent.

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Job Club: WorkshopJob Club: WorkshopA drop in session for employment advice.5th August 2015Wednesday 30th September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Job Club: Workshop

On Soon
Dates10th June to 30th September 2015 - 10am-12.30pm
Pricing phone for prices

A drop in session for employment advice.

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Book Break: WorkshopBook Break: WorkshopStories, poems, reading and conversation.6th August 2015Thursday 24th September 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Book Break: Workshop

On Soon
Dates11th June to 24th September 2015 - 10.15am-12noon
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Stories, poems, reading and conversation.

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Memory Games Workshop Ages (6-12)Memory Games Workshop Ages (6-12)Test your memory with friends.10th August 2015Monday 10th August 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Memory Games Workshop Ages (6-12)

On Soon
DatesMonday 10th August 2015 - 2pm-3pm
Pricing phone for prices

Test your memory with friends.

Tallest Tower workshop Ages (6-12)Tallest Tower workshop Ages (6-12)Make a tower out of newspaper and tape.12th August 2015Monday 17th August 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Category: event

Tallest Tower workshop Ages (6-12)

On Soon
DatesWednesday 12th and Monday 17th August 2015 - 2pm-3pm
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Make a tower out of newspaper and tape.

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Opening and closing times for Idea Store Whitechapel

Today (Saturday) Idea Store Whitechapel closes at 17.00

Monday:
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21.00
Tuesday:
9.00
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21.00
Wednesday:
9.00
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21.00
Thursday:
9.00
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21.00
Friday:
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18.00
Saturday:
9.00
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17.00
Sunday:
11.00
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17.00

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Whitechapel Tube Station
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Shadwell Overground Station
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Sclater Street Car Park
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Arch Car Parking
14 minutes walk

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    Kids Events | Until 26th September 2015

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    Backyard Bar & Kitchen  9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Sporting Events | Until 26th September 2015
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