BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”
16 weeks before the local government elections and we meet Nicola and David. Nicola is a playwright. When her son was small she used to write while her son explored books at Carnegie: "Libraries connect us to our community and the wider world of culture and imagination" Strikingly, not one person we have spoken with … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..
Defend The Ten Retweeted Elia @Bujurra Jan 6 Elia Retweeted MyattsFieldsPark I wonder why all of a sudden...#lambeth libraries are mysteriously re-opening??? @LambethLabour supposedly couldn’t keep them open despite @defendtheten @FrndsofCarnegie protests. Might it be because there is an election soon??? ....AND TALKING OF VOTING: (NOTE: News From Crystal Palace understands the 'opening' was just … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.
Defend The Ten Retweeted sarabredemear @sarabredemear Replying to @cllr_andywilson @jwsal @LambethLabour You have said you will open @CarnegieLib shortly before the local elections. That is all. Your colleagues have walked away from you. Your corporate friends will pay no rent for at least 4 years while profiting from a gym you have paid over £1million … Continue reading FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*
Defend The Ten @defendtheten 31 Dec 2017: 17 wks to go until the local gov elections and we meet Rhiannon, a 1st year veterinary student at Liverpool University. She grew up near Carnegie Library: "all my life the library gave me unfettered access to books, films and a wonderful study space. Well, until it was … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: THE TALE OF RHIANNON AND PERCY, THE CAMPAIGNING LIBRARY BEAR (plus the latest Freedom of Information answer from Lambeth…..)
Defend The Ten @defendtheten Dec 24 EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library.....) On Christmas Eve and with 18 weeks left till the local elections we meet Louise & Steve Martin. Louise (a trained librarian who worked in bibliographic services @CarnegieLib) says "the library has been the centre of our lives … Continue reading EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)
19 weeks until the local government elections and we have Isaiah (15) & Elijah (12). They particularly miss Carnegie Library during school holidays. Isaiah says "it was the only place we were allowed to go on our own. It was safe and fun, we miss our trips out together" Elijah agrees: "we used to play … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN
From the Twittersphere: Defend The Ten Retweeted Michael J Keane ♻ @KeaneMJ Dec 15 Retweeted Jim Dickson: Partial opening of @carnegielib just in time for the May 2018 elections. Wonder if that has anything to do with the timing. Wonder what new year resolutions @defendtheten @peoplesaudit etc. will be making? Defend The Ten Retweeted SaveLambethLibraries … Continue reading MEANWHILE AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: “HOW MANY YEARS HAVE JIM DICKSON’S ‘CUSTOMER CARE STAFF’ STUDIED LIBRARIANSHIP? – THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN JUST WIELDING A DATE STAMP” (not by Lambeth council)
"The Carnegie library garden has been wrecked! "Breaking several promises, Lambeth council’s contractors made an early morning start on 5 December despite the protests of local residents. "Here’s the result. "To sum up: 1. Carnegie library and garden given to Lambeth council by Andrew Carnegie FREE. 2. Building cherished, & garden extensively developed by local … Continue reading LIBRARY GARDEN “WRECKED” SAY DEFEND THE TEN
“Phylis” – this photograph by Mark Aitken of a Cressingham Gardens resident whose home is threatened by Lambeth council’s hugely controversial demolition plans has won first prize in the 21st National Open Art Photography competition. FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? Herne Hill ward Labour Cllr Jim Dickson Tweeted: Out talking to #HerneHill residents with a great @DaWNLabour … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? / DIARY DATES