Events

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017
    8:00 pmBrixton Library

    join campaigners to discuss next actions

  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    6:30 pmBolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, London, SW8 1EZ

     

    under threat!!

    UNDER THREAT: Carnegie library and garden

    This is the planning applications meeting which will decide the fate of the Carnegie Library - to turn our public library into a pay-to-use gym! Despite relentless opposition from library users and the local community and the many objections submitted to the  planning applications we know the council intend to grant  permission.

     

     

    Show the council we haven't gone away or given up! Come along to the meeting to show the strength of feeling. Join us to protest and to stand up for our precious library service!!!

  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
    1pm - 2pmMinet Library, Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY

    Come together with Defend the Ten library campaigners this Saturday to say we need our library back! 10 months after the Council shut Minet library and locked out the local community,  we will be tying messages to the railings to tell them we're not going away. We need our library back!

    Re-open our library now!

                       Re-open our library now!

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    18:30 for 19.00 startElm Green School, Elmcourt Rd, London SE27 9BZ.

    Carnegie library stolen from the community

    Carnegie library stolen from the community and now set to become a pay-to use gym?

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  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmSt Saviours Church hall, Herne Hill Road

    Next steps in our campaign to get our libraries back! With planning permission agreed for GLL to destroy Carnegie library and replace our much loved and fully staffed library with an unwanted gym and unstaffed 'book lounge', and with Minet still locked,we will be discussing where we go from here....ALL WELCOME!

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    1:00 pmCarnegie library steps

    On the anniversary of the closure of Carnegie and Minet libraries and our occupation, library users will be protesting at Carnegie library. After a whole year locked shut and thousands of Lambeth residents denied access to a library service, we say loud and clear 'We need our libraries back! Re-open them now!'

    ALL WELCOME!!!

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    11:00 amOutside Brixton Recreation Centre

    GLL have their HQ in Brixton Rec. Planning permisson has been granted and excavations are expected imminently to dig up the basement of Carnegie library for an unwanted pay-to-use gym. Join the protest to say to GLL - the anti-social enterprise -  'Don't send in your diggers! We need our library service!'

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017
    7:00 pmLongfield hall, Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY

    C8RBRBGXYAAmd5XIt's now been a year since Lambeth shut our libraries and removed the vital service they provided from one of the most deprived areas of the whole borough. Having chosen to spend money spent to keep the libraries locked and with plans to spend £millions to replace a free public service with pay-to-use gyms, Defend the Ten invites everyone to a campaigning public meeting to demand they re-open Minet and Carnegie now.

  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017
    6.30pm for 7pm startSt Saviours Hall, Herne Hill Road SE24

    Contractors are poised to begin digging up the basement of our much loved and well used library in preparation for GLL to install it's unwanted and unrequired gym. This follows the council's scandalous decision  to give the building to it's shady pals the Carnegie Community Trust. Come along to find out what's really going on behind the council's spin and what we can do next to get our library service back.

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  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    8:30 pmSt Saviours hall, Herne Hill to the Carnegie library steps

    URGENT ACTION! CALLING ALL LIBRARY SUPPORTERS!

    CANDLELIT PROCESSION TO CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND VIGILCainQ_SW8AAt8Hc

    With contractors poised to begin digging up the basement, join local residents as they leave the latest meeting with Lambeth Council in a candlelit procession to the steps of the closed Carnegie library and send a clear message in the darkness that we need our library back!

    NO DIGGING! NO GYM! RE-OPEN OUR LIBRARY NOW!

    ...and join us in planning our next actions against the destructive, unnecessary and undemocratic plans to replace our much loved public library and the much needed service it once provided, with an unwanted pay-to-use GLL gym and an almost staff-less 'library' room. The exact date for excavation has yet to be revealed but is expected for the start of September!

  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    12pm - 2pmCarnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG

    The contractor's hoardings are up but there's still all to play for and we are as determined as ever!

    As we enter the next stage in our fight to see our library re-opened, Defend the 10 invites everyone to join us for some creative messaging, poster-making, railings decoration and more...

    Let's show our local councillors - who don't seem to know what a library really is - what Carnegie library meant to us all and why we need it back, as a professionally staffed library providing a full library service. Join us in keeping up the pressure as the clock ticks down to local elections on 3rd May 2018!a message to councillorsIMG_60376.16carnegie ribbons again (1)

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    9:30 amGrange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot St, E1 8GP

    Join Defend the 10 on Saturday outside this year's Cooperative Party conference where GLL has a stall promoting itself as an ethical 'social enterprise' . As Lambeth council and its partner in crime GLL look set to replace libraries with unwanted pay-to use gyms, this is an opportunity stand up for our libraries at this critical moment!

  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 pmThe Elmgreen School, Elmcourt Rd, London SE27 9BZ

    Join Defend the 10 to lobby the next full council meeting. Re-open our libraries now! Libraries for the many, not gyms for the few! ALL WELCOME!

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    1.15 cressingham Gdns, 2pm Town hallBrixton Town Hall

    Defend the 10 will be joining residents from the threatened Cressingham Gardens estate to show support and solidarity:-
    Ballot Us! Residents are demanding that Lambeth council and other councils around the country, give residents a binding ballot as to whether they want their estates regenerated (ie demolished) or not.

    At the Labour Party conference a motion was passed calling for “full binding ballot rights for estate residents in any ongoing and future regeneration projects”. Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader, referred to this in his closing speech. However, Lambeth council, a Labour council, has refused to give residents on the regeneration estates a ballot.

    Pls join, invite, share and tweet!

    Lets make it loud, vibrant, dynamic and colourful, if you can wear green. It will be dusk when we finish so wrap up warm, lets make it spectacular!

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    11am - 4pmSt Saviours Church Hall, Herne Hill

    Come along to the Friends of Carnegie Library Winter Fair. Now displaced from the library, the Friends will be welcoming library supporters to their annual winter fair. All the usual festive offers plus a chance to purchase a very special Defend the 10 t-shirt - the perfect xmas present! Expeditions to the library hoardings...details on the day....

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