May 152015
 

This year’s annual general meeting of Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will be held on Wednesday May 20th, at the library, starting at 7pm.

We start off with the standard “official” items: reports by the chairman and the treasurer for the past year (2014/15), followed by elections to next year’s committee.

Then we have the extras – an open discussion on items of interest and concern, raised by the committee members, Friends membership and anyone else.

This is an invitation for everyone to have their say – and perhaps to stand for election to the committee to see their ideas implemented. Contact the committee beforehand at friendsoftsl@hotmail.com, or just come along. (Remember  everyone is welcome to join in the discussion, but only paid- up members have a vote. So now’s the time to take out or renew membership- it’s only £3 a year. Go to Join Us!)

May 152015
 

Hewlett book imageTuesday May 19th 7pm (doors open at 6.30)

Gail Hewlett talks about her book on Hilda Hewlett, the first woman to win a pilot’s licence (in 1911, at the age of 46). She ran a flying school and manufactured aircraft for the First World War. Known as “old bird” in her family, she was the daughter of the Rev George Herbert, the first vicar of St Peter’s, Kennington Lane.

This talk is jointly organised by Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library and the Vauxhall Society.

Admittance free. Refreshments available.

May 092015
 
An evening with a Portuguese novelist

Wednesday May 13th 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Gabriela Ruivo Trindade, a psychologist, wrote the novel Um Outra Vez, which was published in 2014 winning the Leya 2013 prize in Portugal. The book is based on the history of a member of her family and the village he helped develop into a city during the first […]

May 032015
 

This year’s annual general meeting of Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will be held on Wednesday May 20th, at the library, starting at 7pm. We begin with the standard “official” items: reports by the chairman and the treasurer for the past year (2014/15), followed by elections to next year’s committee. Then we have the […]

May 032015
 

At the library public forum on April 18th we got responses from the head of the library service Susanna Barnes and TSL manager Maria Kwofie, to four questions Friends had raised – on the planned redesign of the library, the persistent public lavatory problem, water penetration from the flat above the library, and the scheduled purchase […]

May 032015
 
Guidelines from a Portuguese personal coach

Friday May 8th 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Qual e a sua melhor versao? (What is the best version of yourself?) is a guide for self improvement, self expression and personal and professional attainment. It was published in Portugal in 2013, with a second edition a year later The author, Ana Santiago, is a professional coach […]

May 032015
 

The committee of Friends of TSL has responded to four leading items in the consultation questionnaire that accompanied Lambeth Council’s  document Cultural Services by 2020. (Question 9) We welcome the proposal to maintain Lambeth Council management and funding for Tate South Lambeth Library We regard this as amply justified by this library’s recent record – Tate South […]

Mar 312015
 
War Witness: Living Memories of the Second World War

Wednesday April 29th 2015, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Marking the 70th anniversary this year of the end of the Second World War (May 1945 in Europe, August in the Far East), a panel of people now living in our neighbourhood will talk about their experience of the war – here and abroad. The audience will […]

Mar 312015
 

Lambeth Council’s proposals for the library service for the next three years (to April 2018) – as set out in the leaflet Cultural Services by 2020 – include the end of Council funding and management of five libraries, half the total. Tate South Lambeth Library has escaped the axe – but its future, both immediate […]

Mar 312015
 
Time for public scrutiny at the April library forum

Saturday April 18th  2-4pm is the date and time of the next library public forum at Tate South Lambeth – the face-to-face meeting of library managers and local people, held every three months, where the library’s plans are set out and its performance is held up to scrutiny. At that point the public consultation on […]

Mar 312015
 
Open Garden at Tradescant's Retreat

Starting in April and continuing through into August, the Friends gardening group is to run monthly Open Garden sessions in the Tradescant’s Retreat courtyard garden. Every second Saturday of the month (so April 11th is the first date), from 1.30pm, the garden will be open to the general public, with direct entrance through the garden […]

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