Help for the housebound, isolated – or bored- after the closure of Lambeth’s libraries

As of the time of writing (March 21st) all Lambeth’s ten libraries are closed. This is in line with government recommendations on social distancing to counter the spread of  COVID-19 and answers concern at the clear danger to both the general public and library staff from the maintenance of the onsite service.

Our precious libraries are just one of the many casualties of the current coronavirus epidemic, whose impact continues to rise. So there is little prospect of an early resumption of core services to the general public. The numerous events and activities at the library (listed in the side panel), suspended  earlier in the week, will remain dormant.

But we have not been cut off from some valuable resources that Lambeth libraries offer their members.

If you’re a member of the library- stuck at home, self isolating or just trying to maintain social distance -Lambeth library service offers you  a wide variety of online resources that you can access in your home.

For details of the full list, go to www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/ebooks-emagazines-and-more-library-services-online 

All you need is the number on your library membership card.

Happy browsing.

 

Meet the artist- an invitation

Tate Local – the gallery space at Tate South Lambeth library – is currently showing  watercolours of London scenes by Antony Mark Peters.

 Would you like to meet and chat with the artist?

 Come along to a private view at the library on Monday March 23rd from 7pm to 8.30pm.

 

The story of the Mother of the African Revolution

Wednesday January 22nd 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

A film screening of an award-winning biopic documentary, with a presentation by its producer and director, Ne Kunda Nlaba.

The previously untold story of an early rebellion against European domination and exploitation of Africa. In 1704 a young woman took up the fight to free her country – the kingdom of Kongo in central Africa. She failed, and was executed in 1706. But she is remembered in her country as Mama Kimpa Vita, the Mother of the African Revolution.

Admission free, refreshments available.

 

SW8 THE MOVIE

Tuesday 26th November 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Join local resident Andrew Rogers to look at Vauxhall, Nine Elms, South Lambeth, Stockwell and around through the lens of cinema and television. Find out where some of your favourite films and TV series were shot. Learn about some of the stars who were born here, settled here, or just dropped by.

This multimedia experience will end – for those who fancy it – with a very short walk to our closest iconic movie location, soon to be demolished.

Starring Michael Caine, Charlie Chaplin, Daniel Day Lewis, Dame Judi Dench, Idris Elba, David Hemmings, Joanna Lumley OBE, Virginia McKenna, Roger Moore, Vincent Price, Jane Russell, Frank Sinatra, John Thaw and many more.

Admission free but donations are welcomed.