On 28th May 2012 Adrian Smith, the director of the culture and communities division of Lambeth Council (which is responsible for libraries) and Iago Griffith, neighbourhood regeneration officer, came to a public meeting in the courtyard of Tate South Lambeth Library. Continue reading “We want the library to benefit from VNEB”
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.
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”
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
Refreshments will be available with donations to Friends of Tate South Library kindly accepted.
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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.
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
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
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)
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
Did you miss the organic gardening workshop at the library on Wednesday 28 March 2012? If so, don’t worry. All is not lost. Attached are notes from the talk and some useful documents to help you develop greener fingers:
If you would like to join a garden group to share seeds, advice and/or work on our garden space at the back of the library please leave a note in the library or email email@example.com