Events

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library
  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2016
    12:00 pm39-41 Westow Hill, London SE19 1TJ

    Protest 30th April

  • Tue
    03
    May
    2016
    6:00 pmOlive Morris House

    Support Councillor Rachel Heywood - the only Lambeth Labour Party councillor to speak out against the library closures in Lambeth.

  • Thu
    12
    May
    2016
    8:00 pm Brixton Library

    Next campaign open meeting.  All welcome.

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    6:00 pmElm Green School, Elmcourt Rd, London SE27 9BZ

    The Council continue to pursue their Bookish-gym proposals even though its now clear there is NO plan - so they are throwing money at trying to close libraries - We must stop them.

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  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    12:00 pmOutside Lewisham Library

    Solidarity with the Lewisham Libraries campaign.

    Assemble 12noon Lewisham Library, 199 Lewisham High Street London SE13 6LG. March to Town Hall, catford.
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  • Mon
    23
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmChrist Church, Gipsy Hill, 1 Highland Road, SE19 1DP

    We will be asking candidates where they stand on the council’s library plans and putting our campaign statement forward for them to sign up to.

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library

    Next campaign open meeting. All welcome.

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016
    11:00 amMinet Library

    Fortnightly music and gardening protest

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmInternational House

    Support Rachel Heywood

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library

    Next campaign open meeting.  All welcome.

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
    1pm - 5pmRuskin Park

    Annual Summer Fundraising Fete run by Friends of Ruskin Park. The Friends of Carnegie Library will have a stall and there will be defendthe10 picnic.

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    2pm to 8pmSt Saviour’s Church Hall, Herne Hill Road

    Events at 'pop up carnegie', over the road in the park:

    2pm - 3pm Story time with Sara and Anne
    3pm - 4pm Arts and Crafts with Lucy
    4pm - 5pm After school drama - 5 yrs - 15yrs with Rachel and Sara
    5pm - 6pm Carnegie Chess Club with Edward
    6.30pm - 7pm Panel discussion: What is a Library?
    7pm - 8pm Picnic and Folk jam - bring your instrument and some food

    Your chance to ask:

    • Is there a business plan?
    • If not, will a reason be given for a £m project being approved without *any* proven demand/planning?
    • Will Council consult properly on Carnegie Library plans plans & if not why not? (NB when asked, North Lambeth residents said that Tate South Lambeth should stay a library)
    • Will the exhibition provide details of the future library service? Book stock, opening hours, staffing hours etc?

    Among other questions

  • Wed
    22
    Jun
    2016
    11am to 6pmSt Saviour’s Church Hall, Herne Hill Road

    Your chance to ask:

    • Is there a business plan?
    • If not, will a reason be given for a £m project being approved without *any* proven demand/planning?
    • Will Council consult properly on Carnegie Library plans plans & if not why not? (NB when asked, North Lambeth residents said that Tate South Lambeth should stay a library)
    • Will the exhibition provide details of the future library service? Book stock, opening hours, staffing hours etc?

    Among other questions

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library
  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library

    Our regular open meeting. All welcome.

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    3:00 pmCarnegie Library

    Saturday 9 July is the 110th anniversary of the opening of our Carnegie Library. Sadly, it also marks 100 days since it was closed.

    To celebrate the library’s history of service to our community, the Friends are organising a special event. Plans include a picnic, music, readings, games and perhaps a few surprises.

    We will set up our table and gather at the top of Haredale Road (left side of library). There will be welcome refreshments at 3.00. Speeches will be given at 3.30, the exact time of the 1906
    event.

    Please try to bring a contribution of food or drink for the picnic.

  • Wed
    13
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmElm Green School, Elmcourt Rd, London SE27 9BZ

    Full council meets on the 13th July. Defend the 10 will be applying to present a deputation.

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    all dayBrockwell Park

    Publicise the campaign

     

    Sign up to help on our stall in the Trade Union tent.  We will also be gathering campaigners together there at 3pm on Sunday. All welcome. Wear your t- shirt. Lets talk to as many Lambeth residents as possible about what is happening to their libraries.

     

    Sign up form

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library

    Our regular open meeting. All welcome.

  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016
    8:00 pmBrixton Library

    Our regular open meeting. All welcome.

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    12:00 pmassemble Windrush Square, Brixton march to Clapham Common
  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016
    6pm - 8pmLambeth College (Theatre) 45 Clapham Common South Side London SW4 9BL

    Lambeth council (identified by the Runneymede Trust as the most unequal borough in London) has announced its new commission "to take a deeper look into the
    reasons behind persistent inequalities in the borough." and is inviting 'evidence' from Lambeth residents in the first of 4 discussions. come along to this meeting to explain the impact of taking away library services from the most disadvantaged...

  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016
    12 noonassemble British Library

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  • 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....

  • 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....

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