IT Makes Sense. An introduction to coding for adults.

Monday 5 March, 11am-12.30pm. Brixton Library

FREE 4 week course starting on 5 March. The course covers: Web page construction and design using HTML, Website design using HTML and CSS, Website management using hosting providers. It will assume basic IT skills such as editing files and navigating directories. We can provide a laptop to borrow but if you can bring a laptop that would be useful. Places are limited and go fast so please contact Caroline by email to  to reserve your place ASAP!


Thursday 8 March, 10.30am. Streatham Library

ARTventurers will be starting a new art and craft session for young children at Streatham Library. Come and join in the weekly themed creative arts and crafts sessions.

An afternoon celebrating reggae and sound system culture

Saturday 10 March, 2pm to 6pm. Minet Library

Visit the Let’s Play Vinyl exhibition at Minet Library. Stunning images by Elliot Baxter portraying equipment belonging to the new generation of reggae sound system operators across the UK. Brought to Minet as part of a national tour by Let’s Go Yorkshire Light refreshments provided. During the afternoon we will also be putting on: Vinyl Memories 2pm – 3.30pm – Join Michelle Killington for songs of survival and belonging. Bring along your favourite black music vinyl from the 70s, 60s or even 50s, share memories and maybe even get the crowd dancing!

Film: Double Bill: 4pm – 5.30pm – Clips from the following films and discussion time: People’s Sound – Sound systems in the UK featuring the legendary DJ Daddy Vego and others including Sledgehammer and Lion Youth and Reggae Ambassadors, a recently released film from Toots to Jah 9: all the major reggae artists explain, in their own way, the real meaning of Reggae.

‘Lost and found’ Lambeth memorials

Tuesday 13 March, 6pm to 7pm. Lambeth Archives, Minet Library

Lambeth Archives are working as partners on an important HLF-funded project to restore, research the history of and display a collection of Victorian and early 20th century stone and brass memorials, including two First World War memorials. Salvaged from the demolished churches of St Saviour’s Herne Hill and All Saints South Lambeth in the early 1980s, these have languished in the basement of Carnegie Library for over 35 years – until now! Join Archives for an introductory workshop explaining how the project will work, showing some of the memorials and talking about the training and volunteering opportunities; which include: Learning about conservation science chemistry and brass and stone restoration, Journalism and web design, Marketing and promotion using social media and print, Curating, mounting and showcasing an exhibition, Archive skills and Historical research and writing.

Henry Tate: the man who gave us our library
Wednesday 14 March, 7pm (doors open 6.30). Tate South Lambeth Library
A talk by Bill Linskey, chairman of the Brixton Society. Henry Tate, the great Victorian philanthropist, is best known as the founder of the Tate Gallery in Pimlico (now expanded to four sites in the UK). But he was also the leading benefactor of public libraries in Lambeth, donating the land and building for three libraries, in Brixton, Streatham and – first in line –South Lambeth. All three have remained in operation, serving the growing and diversifying population of the borough – although Tate South Lambeth has come under repeated threat of closure in the recent past. And its future remains uncertain. Free admittance. Refreshments available.

Birth Control: A revolution in our time
Monday 19 March, 6.45pm. Durning Library
As Philip Larkin put it in his poem Annus Mirabilis: “Sexual intercourse began/In nineteen sixty-three”. Dilys Cossey, local resident and Durning Friend, will be talking about how her working life fitted in to Larkin’s big discovery. After abortion law reform (1967) came three decades working for the provision of contraception on the NHS, young people’s advisory services, and the legalisation of embryo research and its impact on assisted conception. An international campaigner, she was founder Administrator of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health.

The Hate U Give with YA author Angie Thomas

Wednesday 21 March, 10.30am, Clapham Library

Lambeth secondary school children are invited to see American YA writer Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give (THUG) is a powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018, #1 New York Times bestseller, a Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg, the book has already been described as a “masterpiece”— Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice. 14+ Booking essential. For further info Rossella Black


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