Friends of Home Park ; Sydenham Arts; Friends of Sydenahm Community Library and Stickbeak Productions are proud to present the Grand Opening of Library Piazza at Home Park/Sydenham Community Librar Saturday 6th December 3.30 to 6PM
first, the good news – yesterday evening Bellingham Assembly voted us £450 to pay for Jimmy’s music for the under fives to remain free to participants. We owe them a big thank you We hope that Sydenham Assembly may do the same, so we can fund him till July 2014. Sydenham Assembly is on Saturday 30th November, at 11am, at The Sydenham Catholic club, Watlington Grove, SE26 5RR. Please try to be there to vote for us.
Next, we are having a book and plant fair, this coming Saturday, the 16th November, from 10am till 4. If you’d like to donate plants, please bring them, and ideally come and buy some more. We will be sorting books, with the aid of tea and cakes, on Friday 15th between 11 and 5, so if you could turn up and help for a short while between these times, it would be grand. We will be using the staff entrance so ring the bell there.
We have a visit from a South African author, Nomanono iIsaacs, who will talk about her book “Escaping apartheid: a letter to my mother” on Thursday November 21st from 7pm-8.30pm. Refreshments provided. Please think of coming.
Finally we have a meeting of the Friends of Sydenham Library on Tuesday the 26th of November. If you have any items you would like to see on the agenda, please send thm to me by Monday 25th November,
Sunday 13th November from 12 pm till 3pm (it’s Remembrance Sunday so we are starting a little later).
Sunday December 4th, from 10pm till 3pm.
Despite its leaky roof (we’ve really benefitted from this year’s drought), the library continues to be well used, and to enrol new users. However, it is still in need of some sorting out. It has already hosted a conference on urban design, and two planning meetings, and will host the Sydenham Assembly on 29th November.
So we are holding a library work day, on Sunday 13th November, with the aim of re-organising some of the office space, and moving some of the bookshelves back to create a meeting space.
The workday will not start until 12 pm, as this is Remembrance Sunday, and will continue till about 3pm. We aim to hold a further workday on Sunday December 4th,running from 10pm till 3pm.
Please tell your friends, and come along if you can, for all or part of the time. Wear old clothes and stout shoes, and bring work gloves. Not all the work is strenuous – it could include wiping bookshelves, and moving small trolleys of books.
Sandwiches, coffee and tea will be provided.
The next meeting of the Friends of Sydenham Community Library is on Tuesday 6th December, at Sydenham Library, 7.30-9pm.
A message from Darren Taylor of Eco Computer Systems:
We would like to install a small cafe in the library, to make it a more relaxing space for people to stay, read and socialise.
Natwest Bank has shortlisted our organisation for their Community Force Award, and we need you to vote for our organisation to win this grant to make a cafe in the library a reality.Please follow this link to vote for us:
1. Go to the link above.
2. Register and then it will send a activation email to your email address
3. Login to your email and click on the link in your email to validate your registration
4. Go into the Link http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/5148 and click on vote