Film Night: Revolution

The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library’s free monthly film night (every 3rd Wednesday of the month) goes Cuban in July.

Revolution is an award winning documentary by young Cuban Director Mayckell Pedrero looking at the lives and struggles of the highly acclaimed Cuban Hip Hop group Los Aldeanos.

Shot in Havana and told principally through the words of the two group members – Aldo and Bian –  Revolution offers a fascinating insight into modern day Cuba.

Rhodri Holtham (who has written a post-graduate dissertation on Cuban Hip Hop and is a friend of the director) will give a short introduction and will be on hand to answer any questions after the screening.

Event details

  • Wednesday, 18th July 2012
  • Doors open at 7.30pm, film screening at 8pm
  • Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP
  • Light refreshments available with suggested donations to the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library

The Sugar Girls – a talk on factory life in the 40s and 50s

Everyone has a bag of Tate & Lyle sugar in the cupboard and the  Tate family is remembered for the galleries and libraries – including this one that bear their name.
Yet the lives of the ordinary East End girls, some as young as 14, who toiled in the company’s factories and made the Tate’s their fortune, have been forgotten from history.  Until now.
The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End tells the true stories of girls who worked at the factories in Silvertown in the 1940s and 1950s revealing the hard work and sometimes hazardous conditions they endured, as well as the friendships, romance and fun that factory life provided.
Come and hear former ‘sugar girls’ Gladys and Eva’ talk  about their experiences, along with authors Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi.
THE SUGAR GIRLS – TALK BY DUNCAN BARRETT & NUALA CALVIT
Tate South Lambeth Library
180 South Lambeth Road. 
18th June 2012  Doors open 6.45pm.

Urban gardener Tom Moggach to talk at Tate South Lambeth Library

On 4th July 2012 Tom Moggach, food journalist, teacher, qualified grower and keen cook will talk about his book, the Urban Kitchen Gardener.

There will also be a chance to taste some of the 150 recipe ideas featured, such as Coriander and Coconut Chutney, Shiso Granita and Chilli Corn Bread and cocktails such as a Honey and Basil Daiquiri.

The talk will cover practical advice on growing, picking, preserving and cooking city crops.

 

From Tom‘s first hand experience working in gardens across the capital, he will also give us tips on how to tackle pests and diseases, saving seeds, taking cuttings, green gardening and preserving your harvest.

The Urban Kitchen Gardener
A talk by Tom Moggach
Wednesday, 4th July 2012
Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road SW8 1QP
Doors open 6.45pm.

VNEB & Tate South Lambeth Library: public meeting Monday 28th May

Adrian Smith

Has Lambeth understood the impact of Vauxhall’s development on demand for our local library?

That is the question that Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will put to Adrian Smith, the director of cultural services at Lambeth Council, at a public meeting at the library on Has Lambeth understood the impact of Vauxhall’s development on demand for our local library? That is the question that Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will put to Adrian Smith, the director of cultural services at Lambeth Council, at a public meeting at the library on Monday May 28th, from 6.15 to 7.45pm. Monday May 28th, from 6.15 to 7.45pm. Continue reading “VNEB & Tate South Lambeth Library: public meeting Monday 28th May”

Friends launch monthly film screenings

The Friends of Tate South Lambeth are launching free monthly film screenings at the library. The movies will be recent cinema releases.

The new project will launch with a screening on Wednesday 16th May 2012 and if successful will be followed by screenings on the third Wednesday of every month.

The identity of the first film is a closely guarded secret except  to members of the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library – so watch your email inbox for details if you’re a member and hurry up and join if you’re not. Alternatively, watch out for the poster which will be put up in the library.

You do not need to be a member to attend.

Date:  Wednesday 16th May 2012
Time:  7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm).
Location: Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road London SW8 1QP
Admission: free

Refreshments will be available with donations to Friends of Tate South Library kindly accepted.

For further information contact friendsoftsl@hotmail.com

 

23 May: come to the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library AGM

Find out what is going to happen to your library (as far as we can tell) at the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library on 23 May 2012, 6.45pm for 7.00pm at the Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road.

By then, we hope to have found out something about how Lambeth sees the implications of the VNEB development for the demand for a local library service – and how Lambeth proposes to meet this.

THIS PART WE GET THROUGH QUICKLY:
1. Minutes of the last AGM May 25th 2011
2. Chairman’s Report for 2011/12
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Elections: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and other committee members (some with designated tasks). New members VERY WELCOME! This year, we need all the help we can get….

5. THIS PART IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT – COME TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON – AND GIVE YOUR VIEWS Open discussion on the way ahead in the Cooperative Libraries regime proposed by Lambeth Council – looking at proposals for increased use of the library building and its resources to ensure the continuation of the library under very severely reduced funding.

Local writers at Tate South Lambeth Library

South Lambeth Library is surrounded by great writing talent and Lambeth Libraries with the Friends of Tate South Lambeth invite you to an evening showcasing the work of local authors.

From children’s writers and illustrators to non-fiction and the thrill of the novel, we’ll have it all for one night only.

Come along and share your writing, come along and enjoy the writing of Vauxhall and Stockwell people. All welcome.

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 7pm
Library: South Lambeth Library

 

Are you a local author or do you know one who would like to take part? If so please email the organiser Tim O’Dell at TO’Dell@lambeth.gov.uk

Friends respond to Lambeth’s libraries consultation

The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library have sent a  have sent a response to the consultation process on the future of Lambeth’s libraries which ends on  27April 2012.

A report and “firm recommendations” from the Council officers running the consultation are to be presented to Lambeth Council in July.

Meanwhile the Friends are seeking a public meeting with a Council representative to discuss the big issue – the impact, implications and opportunities stemming from the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea development which will greatly add to the population in Tate South Lambeth Library’s catchment area.

You can read the response here: Friends response condensed (1)

Digital Bazaar this Saturday, 21 April

The next Digital Bazaar  is on Saturday, 21st April between 10am and 12 noon at Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road.

Just drop in. All are welcome, from beginners to the very experienced who want to try out a new programme or pick up new tricks.

As usual, we will offer a wide range of subjects. The final ‘menu’ will be set when we know exactly which of our trainers will be around on 21st.

Here are just some of the areas which we have been offering recently:

  • How to use the online e-resources offered by Lambeth Libraries, including
  • downloading electronic books and subscription genealogy sites
  • Learning foreign languages using the internet
  • Getting the best from your mobile phone, including iPhone
  • Effective internet searching
  • How to set up a free blog
  • Using Facebook and Twitter
  • Online shopping, including flights and holidays
  • Using Microsoft Word to write letters and documents
  • Enhancing your photos with Photoshop – bring your own if you wish
  • Using Excel to make spreadsheets and manage your money
  • How to make free calls with Skype

There will also be a chance to try out an iPad tablet or a Kindle e-reader

If what you need is not on the menu, just ask our trainers on the day – there is usually someone who knows the answer.

Please feel free to bring in your own laptop, mobile, camera or other equipment if there are things you don’t know how to use. Remember to make sure your battery is charged and/or bring your power cable, and an extension lead if you can as we have limited power points at the library.

For more info and to see what people say about the DIGITAL BAZAAR, go to www.digitaltuesdays.co.uk