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April in Herne Hill? – The trees are in bud and the library is re-opening (slowly) – collection service is back…everything is blooming!

open-to-discovery

Select & Collect resumes, Dostoevsky in Love, an Anarchist in the UK, and more... Hurrah
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Hurrah, our book collection service is back! We promised we would resume the provision of books by appointment once it was safe to do so, and after careful consideration and numerous health and safety checks and measures, we are excited to be able to recommence this popular service and get Lambeth reading voraciously again. Many thanks for your enduring patience. See below for more details on what's on offer. You may also still book an appointment to use a PC, to print, photocopy and/or scan. Just call or email your local branch during opening hours and, as always, we'll be happy to help. Our plethora of free online resources is still available for you to enjoy, including but not limited to: film streaming, e-books, e-audiobooks, local and global newspapers, driving theory test practice, guidance on Universal Credit and so, so much more. Happy reading / listening / watching / learning! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at libraries@lambeth.gov.uk - we will be happy to help.

Lambeth Libraries events March 2021 –

Click & go to full events calendar

Libraries re-opening for essential PC use...and watch this space

Logo-grey-transparent Share/ViewOnline open-to-discovery International Women's Day, Reading Friends and more. Check out all the online events and resources available at your fingertips... IWD 2https://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2021

We are very happy to reopen Lambeth libraries for essential PC use and are reviewing other services in the hope we can resume these soon as well...watch this space! For the time being please hold on to your books; fines are still suspended so you won't be penalised for overdue items. Don't forget, you can renew your items online. Alternatively, call your local branch during opening hours and, as ever, we'll be happy to assist. Although we can't yet offer you physical books and services, as a Lambeth library member you have an entire realm of free online resources to enjoy, including but not limited to: film streaming, e-books, e-audiobooks, local and global newspapers, driving theory test practice, guidance on Universal Credit and so, so much more. Happy reading / listening / watching / learning! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at libraries@lambeth.gov.uk - we love hearing from you and will be happy to help. Enjoy your e-library, online events and the resumption of essential PC services; we look forward to seeing you soon.

Lambeth Libraries – the March calendar is full of clubs, and activities and things to do!

Book at Breakfast, Silverfit, Wriggle & Rhyme, SEND online drop-in, Homework Help, Dr Bike Sessions, Girls Friendly Society, Digital Horizons (ipad/tablet starter refresher course), Info Evening - Lambeth Council Fostering, METRO, Mini Film-Makers' Club, Young Film-Makers' Club, Code Club for Kids, Money Matters Online, English Conversation Café, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - LAMBETH LIBRARY EVENTS, Digital Community Choir with Pegasus Opera...

Lambeth.gov.uk/events

Library calendar for February?

(LGBTQ+ month)

It's all happening online... Lambeth.gov.uk/events

Carnegie librarian Zoey Dixon

Book at Breakfast, Wriggle and Rhyme, Homework Help, Silverfit, Girls Friendly Society, Digital Horizons, Money Champions, LGBTQ+ Interest Books for Children & Young People, Code Club for Kids, English Conversation Cafe, Digital Community Choir with Pegasus Opera, Drag Queen Storytime, Good to Know with AgeUK, Metro, LGBTQ+ - Army History, Author events, Queer Writing for Teens, Cooking Green - are you keen?...

Dostoevsky in Love?

Alex Christofi joins us live on zoom - Tuesday 13 April, 7pm

A novelistic life that immerses the reader in a grand vista of Dostoevsky’s Russia: from the Siberian prison camp to the gambling halls of Europe; from the dank prison cells of the Tsar’s fortress to the refined salons of St Petersburg. Alex Christofi relates the stories of the three women whose lives were so deeply intertwined with Dostoevsky’s: the consumptive widow Maria; the impetuous Polina who had visions of assassinating the Tsar; and the faithful stenographer Anna, who did so much to secure his literary legacy.      

The memoir Dostoevsky might himself have written had life – and literary stardom – not intervened. Alex Christofi gives us a new portrait of the artist as never before seen: a shy but devoted lover, a friend of the people capable of great empathy, a loyal brother and friend, and a writer able to penetrate to the very depths of the human soul.

To register for an invitation, email: CarnegieLibrary@Lambeth.gov.uk

Recovering stories of women in history – Naomi Clifford

Join us on Tuesday evening at 7pm, March 9th (the day after International Women's Day) with Lambeth author Naomi Clifford.

The rape and murder of Marcy Ashford in 1817 became a huge scandal. It was widely agreed who done it - but the man was acquitted in the first trial, to the outrage of many. The pursuit of justice by her family then took some extraordinary twists, which eventually led to a change in the murder laws of England. Theories about Mary's fate multiplied, obscured by bizarre guidance on rape cases in the Georgian law books. "Was it really murder, or did she commit suicide out of guilt?" The truth, Naomi Clifford says, has remained hidden in plain sight for two centuries....

The Friends are proud to host this event in collaboration with Lambeth Library Service.

It's easy to attend on zoom and free!

book a ticket here