Events

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    12 noonCarnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG

    JOIN US IN PROTEST: WE NEED OUR LIBRARY SERVICE BACK!

    Almost 2 years after Lambeth Council closed Carnegie library and after relentless campaigning by library Friends and Defend the 10 campaigners, the council is finally ready to unlock the doors...but it won't be to welcome the return of our much loved anDVlOAe0WsAAfCIGd still needed library. Apart from 2 hours a day when a librarian will visit, GLL customer care staff will replace the professional librarians and trained library staff who used to provide us with our library service.  Money that could have been used to restore the library is being diverted into the pet project of the Councillors' friends, the Carnegie Community Trust, while £millions have gone on excavating the basement for a pay-to-use gym that no one wants. In a rush to get their fake library in place before the local elections, Lambeth Council are opening the building while major building works continue and there are huge issues with health and safety. It's a really expensive dogs's dinner and offers no future for the library.

    WEAR YOUR T-SHIRTS, BRING MESSAGES AND RIBBONS FOR THE RAILINGS....

     

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018
    4:00 pmCarnegie library, Herne Hill Road

    cropped-carnegie-library-march-apr-2016-19-mike-urban-there-out.jpg2 years since the councillors locked the library doors, the fight for our library is as important as ever! April 3rd marks the date they stole our library from us and the determined fightback by the community in the ten day occupation. It will also be exactly one month before the May council elections.

    The council spin continues as they congratulate themselves for re-opening the library and securing its future. Defend the 10, Lambeth UNISON and the Friends of Carnegie Library have persevered in exposing the truth about the financial disaster of the gym deal and the giving away of a public library building to an unaccountable council-promoted Trust. A library at Carnegie is far from returned and far from secure! a message to councillors

    Join us on April 3rd  to demand a restoration of a full public library service at Carnegie library and send a clear message to the councillors who continue to fail the people who elected them.By-Election Window Leaflet

  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmLambeth Town Hall

    Join Defend the 10 to give out our own 'new councillor welcome pack' as the newly elected council meet for the first time. With libraries clearly a big issue during the election and with campaigners continuing to press for fully staffed  public libraries, surely it's time for a re-think....

    wear your tee-shirts....

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    from 11 am both days, 3pm focus SundayTrade Union tent in Brockwell Park

    last year in the park

    Join Defend the 10 campaigners over the weekend at the Lambeth Country Show. Let's get together to say LambethLibrariesMatter

    We will have a stall in the trade union tent. Come and find us there and help us leaflet on Sunday from 3-5pm

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    2pm - 4pmSt Matthews Estate Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH

    libs 4 the many 2

    Lambeth has 10 libraries - sort of.  Three years ago the council
    rushed through its secret plan to downgrade four and turn three into
    gyms with few books and no staff. Public opposition was instant,
    total, repeated - and completely ignored.
    What has happened since then?
    What is the current state of Lambeth's libraries?
    Could the future be even worse?
    Drop in to find out!
    Hear from library users, campaigners & staff.
    And discuss what Lambeth residents can do next...

    ALL WELCOME at this public meeting hosted by Friends of Carnegie Library

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    6:30 pmLambeth Town Hall

    LambIMG_5228eth Council's next meeting on Wednesday falls right in the middle of National Libraries Week. An excellent moment in time to re-make the case for professionally staffed libraries that can offer their essential services to our community. So far with library staff removed, we have lost a library service in Carnegie, Waterloo and Minet libraries and  future funding for South Lambeth and Durning libraries is uncertain. We have to ensure that councillors know that libraries matter!!

    JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY from 6.30

    ALL WELCOME

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