Nov 122016
Get unique Christmas gifts at the library's craft market

S aturday December 3rd is the date for the Tate South Lambeth Community Christmas Craft Market – timed just right for you to buy gifts, cards and decorations for Christmas. Come along between 10am and 4pm and see the range of crafts made by local people – jewellery, stained glass, artworks, cards, decorations, knitting, sewing and […]

Nov 122016

The October 22nd public library forum at TSL (where managers present a rundown of what has happened at the library, its performance, and plans for the future) gave us reason to rejoice, but also grounds for continuing concern. The good news first. Our library’s performance figures remain very strong, In the first six months of […]

Oct 162016
Library Forum 22nd October

Find out what’s going on at the library At the library forum on Saturday October 22nd, from 2pm to 4pm, library managers will present a rundown of what’s happened and is happening at the library, its performance, and plans for the future. This is the opportunity to put your questions, proposals – and complaints. Everyone is […]

Oct 092016
Pan Worldwide: film screening and director's Q&A

On Wednesday October 12th, starting at 7pm, you can see the second section of a two-part documentary – Panomundo – that explores the history of the steelpan, the emblematic music of Trinidad-Tobago, and its global influence. Three years ago, a screening at Tate South Lambeth Library of Panomundo Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan […]

Oct 022016
Fun Palace

Saturday 1st October 2016 10:00 – 4:00 pm Food and drink, face-painting, storytime sessions, live music, dance performances, balloon modelling, cake competition, cycle safety awareness, gaming club – Playstation4, knitting workshop, information stalls, raffle, and much more … Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP 020 7926 0705 Including: Bake-off competition to […]

Aug 292016
A new window on old Vauxhall

The official launch of Vauxhall History, a free online community archive of eyewitness accounts, articles, images and original documents, backed by the Vauxhall Society. Tuesday September 6th – 7pm (doors open at 6.30) This is a get-together for anybody interested in Vauxhall Past. Join readers and writers of Vauxhall history and guests who include: David […]

Aug 232016
Comrades, brothers and pioneers: the first public librarians in London

Michelle Johansen, researcher and writer on Victorian public libraries, tells the forgotten stories of the pioneering generation of public librarians in London – who  helped create the “universities of the people”. Among these was Frank Burgoyne who managed the newly established public libraries in Lambeth – including Tate Free Library in South Lambeth Road (our […]

Aug 102016

Tom Hughes, the new member of staff at Tate South Lambeth, will be running a Beginner’s Drawing Class on Fridays from 10:30am to 12 noon. This will involve drawing from  still-life with pencils and paper. The emphasis will be on basic traditional drawing skills rather than creativity, but the inner artistic genius in everyone usually […]

Aug 102016
Your Library needs YOU

The committee of Friends of TSL will have empty spaces coming up in the next six months, as some members leave the area or take on pressing family or work commitments. So we’re looking for volunteers to: develop and run our programme of talks (in cooperation with the Vauxhall Society) pursue fundraising opportunities run the […]

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