No idea is too small, and it’s those unusual, unexpected ideas which can end up changing the world!

Find ways to turn your dreams into reality, whether it is your career, a business, or a creative pursuit, this October at the British Council Library!

Some brilliant quotes about ideas: • "A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow." - Ovid

• "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." - author, John Steinbeck

• "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

• "If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." - Albert Einstein

• "An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself." - Charles Dickens


•This month, we have plenty for you from videos on entrepreneurialism from the RSA like How to close the values gap

•Are you business-minded? We’ve got the top books you should read if you are a budding entrepreneur right here

•If you love tech then we have exactly what you need in our digital collection right here

•We are spectators of life, not actors. We are consumers, not citizens. But how can we change? Watch in this RSA Video: How to create social change

Watch author, Steven Johnson track the fascinating history of ideas

• What are social enterprises doing to improve life in South Asia? Read here

Our Digital Library

British Council Library members have exclusive access to unrivalled resources. This month make sure you make the most of Atomic Training which offers video tutorials in everything from software to getting ahead in interviews.

Use your library membership to log in and start improving your skills.



Saturday, 7 October 2017: Panel Discussion: Social Entrepreneurship & Women’s Empowerment

Saturday, 7 October 2017: DWL Write-in Session

Sunday, 8 October 2017: Book Club: Homefire

13, 14 and 15 October 2017: Making It @ the Library

Friday, 20 October 2017: Game Night: Ready, Set, Go

Saturday, 28 October 2017: Tiny Tales: Halloween Special

Sunday, 29 October 2017: Film Screening: Slumdog Millionaire


Sunday, 1 October 2017: Digital Library 101

Saturday 14 October 2017: Film Screening: Slumdog Millionaire

Saturday, 14 October 2017: Game Night: Ready, Set, Go

Sunday, 15 October 2017: Tiny Tales: Halloween Special

Saturday, 28 October 2017: [Book Club: Home Fire](]

Saturday, 28 October 2017: STEMinists of Pakistan

Sunday, 29 October 2017: Digital Library 101

Interested in becoming a member to make the most of these events and collections? Find out how to join the British Council Library

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