Next Digital Bazaar: Saturday 21 July 2012

The next DIGITAL BAZAAR will be on Saturday 21st July 2012 from 10.00 to 12.00 at Tate South Lambeth library.

It’s a wonderful chance to learn about new devices like the iPad, Kindle e-Reader and iPhone, but also to get friendly help with basics like setting up email, surfing the internet, using Lambeth’s online resources or getting the best from your mobile phone.

If you live or work in Vauxhall or Stockwell, do drop in – you can bring your own laptop, camera, mobile phone etc and ask anything you like from our friendly neighbourhood trainers.

Total beginners and experts who just want to try a new programme all welcome!.

Further information can be found on the website digitaltuesdays.co.uk/wp/digital-bazaar/

Next Digital Bazaar: Saturday 23rd June 2012

The next DIGITAL BAZAAR will be on Saturday 23rd June 10.00 to 12.00 at Tate South Lambeth library.

It’s a wonderful chance to learn about new devices like the iPad, Kindle e-Reader and iPhone, but also to get friendly help with basics like setting up email, surfing the internet, using Lambeth’s online resources or getting the best from your mobile phone.

If you live or work in Vauxhall or Stockwell, do drop in – you can bring your own laptop, camera, mobile phone etc and ask anything you like from our friendly neighbourhood trainers.

Total beginners and experts who just want to try a new programme all welcome!.

Further information can be found on the website www.digitaltuesdays.co.uk

NEWS: We are delighted to announce that THE DIGITAL BAZAAR has been selected as one of just three  national finalists for the prestigious CILIP Libraries Change Lives award.  The results will be announced at the Houses of Parliament on 26th June.  You can see a film about us and the press release for the award http://www.cilip.org.uk/about-us/medalsandawards/libraries-change-lives/Pages/lclawardintro.aspx

FoTSLL’s library “co-production” paper

The committee of Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library has sent a paper to Lambeth Council (Adrian Smith, John  Kerridge, Gareth Edmundson, Praveen Maghani) setting out the role it is offering to play in the new “co-production” regime proposed for the running of the six smaller libraries in the borough. A summary is below or you can read the full version of the FoTSLL in the co-production era document here. Continue reading “FoTSLL’s library “co-production” paper”

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.