GIVE YOUR LOVE TO THE LIBRARY!!!……AUTHORS AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY RALLY plus: FANCY SINGING HANDEL’S MESSIAH?…..CLASSES FOR DIGITALLY EXCLUDED START AGAIN…….SENSIBLE GARDEN WIN TEAM OF THE YEAR….AND FINALLY……
GIVE YOUR LOVE TO THE LIBRARY!!!
Love Libraries day runs from National Libraries Day Saturday (February 6th) to Valentine’s Day (14th February).
Upper Norwood library users can visit the library during the week to write fan messages for a post-it heart in the library window.
Children’s librarian Fiona will be doing a library-themed storytelling followed by craft activity for children aged two to four on Tuesday 9th at 10.05 am repeated next SDATURDAY next Saturday (13th) at 2.30pm. Cost 32 per child.
Other activities may be arranged duringthe week – please drop in at the library and ask.
AUTHORS AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY RALLY
Authors Stella Duffy and Adam Mars-Jones are set to attend a rally in support of the Carnegie library tomorrow.
At the Herne Hill library there will be free fun for all ages from Yoga to coding, origami, chess and music will welcome everyone.
Jeff Doorn, chairman of the Friends of Carnegie, says: “Despite the great success of Carnegie library in continuously increasing members, visits and borrowing, plus a range of popular clubs, events and activities, the library is threatened with closure on 31 March.
“Lambeth plans to decommission five of its ten libraries; but Friends of Lambeth Libraries and UNISON are campaigning to keep them, supporting the management proposal for a community & staff Mutual to run all ten within the financial restrictions required.
FANCY SINGING HANDEL’S MESSIAH?
A choral workshop – and public performance – of Handel’s Messiah takes place at St John the Evangelist, Auckland Road on Saturday March 12th.
And – if you want to – you could be part of the choir.
The workshop fee is £20 (£10 for students). Registration 10 am to 10.30am, with two chorus rehearsals and one full rehearsal before the performance at 7pm. You’ll need to bring your own lunch but tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.
SENSIBLE GARDEN WIN TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Sensible Garden at South Norwood have won ‘Team of the Year’ title in the Croydon Champions 2015 awards.
“Before last July a patch of wasteland just off South Norwood High Street served as a de facto dumping ground for flytippers” says their citation.
“These days the space is a thrivinmg community garden, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the South Norwood Tourist Board, Crystal palace Transition Town and the surrounding area”
The Croydon Champions 2015 brochure quotes SNTB associate Jason Cooper:
“We didn’t want it to be one of those community projects which took meetings and minutes. “It’s there for anyone to do what they want to do – as long as it is not destructive.”
The Sensible Garden – named after South Norwood stalwart Captain Sensible who in 1982 topped the charts with his cover version of Happy Talk – has an orange bench dedicated to him.
CLASSES FOR DIGITALLY EXCLUDED START AGAIN
Free digital inclusion workshops, provided by the Upper Norwood Library Trust, and supported by the Public Health Trust, have restarted at Upper Norwood library.. They are designed to help the ‘digitally excluded’ get to grips with the internet and become confident using a computer.
They are particularly aimed at people needing help to find work, and older people who have little, or no experience of the internet. The workshops take place from 10.30am – 12.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The library trust say they are also looking for new volunteers to join our professional team to help support the workshops. “So, if you have IT skills, and have the time to share them, we would love to hear from you. Please email [email protected] ”
From Crystal Palace Subway’s Twitter feed about the East Dulwich Picture House cinema and café:
“Not only is the projection @EastDulwichPH top class but so is the CCTV. “Woman who pickpockets me there been nabbed!”
East Dulwich PH describes itself as: Community, arthouse cinema and café with three screens, courtyard garden….and great films.