Thanks to everyone that came to our AGM on the 18th March, there were over 70 people there, the largest AGM we have had. By a large majority, attendees approved the nominated committee and our plans for opposing Lambeth Council's library closures and cuts, and our plans for a community-led management of the library in case Lambeth goes ahead with cuts to the Carnegie.
Apart from completing the Lambeth consultation to oppose the closures, you can also help our campaign by emailing Lambeth at [email protected] to tell them why you oppose their proposals, and sign the libraries petition at: libraries petition
It may also be useful to email the Herne Hill councillors:
Herne Hill councillors
and the prospective parliamentary candidates for Dulwich and West Norwood, to ask them to oppose the cuts:
Helen Hayes, Labour Party,
Rashid Nix, Green Party,
Resham Kotecha, Conservative Party. There will be an election hustings organised by the Herne Hill Forum on Thursday 16th April.
Please watch this site for further news and updates on the campaign.
To mark World Book Day the Carnegie is hosting two children's events this Friday.
The first is a Story and Rhyme Time for the under 5's from 10.30-11.30
The second is a craft session for children of all ages from 15.30-17.00
This month the Carnegie Library Reading Group is reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the United States for a university education and stays for work. If you would a copy of this book please ask at the enquiry desk and join us on Monday 2nd March at 7pm.
The Annual General Meeting of Friends of Carnegie Library will be held on Wednesday 18 March at 6.30 for 7.00 in the Gallery.
With the current threats posed to the library service throughout Lambeth by the Council’s proposed Cultural Strategy 2020 (see link below), it is essential for the membership to discuss and agree the way forward.
please see the posting entitled Campaign News on the Friends website by clicking here.
We are looking to recruit to the committee so if anyone is interested in standing a nomination form can be download by clicking here. To see job descriptions associated with the various committee post click here.
The quorum for the AGM is 20, but considering the importance of current issues, and the high turnout at the special membership meetings of 30 July and 19 November last year, a high attendance will be expected.
I hope to see you there
Chair, Friends of Carnegie Library
Your committee are keen to see all Friends of the library campaigning to keep Lambeth’s funding for the library run by professional library staff. Our efforts will be most effective if they are coordinated with those of the Friends of the other libraries affected. Discussions on how to proceed are in progress and we hope to have some news in this respect shortly. Continue reading
The popular Musical Adventure event presented by the Dionysus Quartet makes a welcome return to the Carnegie. The children’s concert introduces Continue reading
Come and celebrate National Libraries Day at the new look Carnegie.
A Project Group was set up initially with Friends support, but later excluded the Friends. Having completed their options exercise, they should now disband. However, they have formed an unaccountable shadow trust board, run by a self-appointed trio, with the aim of taking over the Carnegie Library building. Their plans are unworkable and would result in closure of the library and loss by the community of our public building. Click on the link below to view a full report prepared by a former Chair of our group which explains the issues.
A Review of the Carnegie Project Group
or here for summary of the report
Review of the Carnegie Project Group (Summary)
Have fun by taking part in a collage and monoprinting workshop with local artists Kirsty and Sheila Jones. Everyone welcome although the under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
Call 020 7926 6050 to reserve a place.
Books on collage and a book on mono-printing
OVERHE(a)R(e) connects artists in two global
cities to create work about what inspires them
‘over here’. Contribute to a global conversation
about place, perception and identity, seeing ‘the
simple good’ through the eyes of artists in
CHICAGO and LONDON.
You are cordially invited to this multi-artform event on Friday 9th January between 6-9pm. Food, wine and cocktails.
The artists whose works will feature comprise:
Angele Anise Carson Reiners Grace Needlman
CJ Hungerman Julie Cowan Paul Branton
David Anthony Geary Sarah Anna Hansen
Anni Holm Charles Jean-Pierre
Meg Peterson Paula MacArthur James Adams
Vincenzo Albano Kirsty Jones Raul Guerrero
I-M Jerome Monique Muffin Lynsey Morgann Laurence
Georgina Lowbridge Hannah Pratt
More information at:
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