Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 22:16:03 +0100
From: Preston Library Campaign
The events page has belatedly been updated on our website: www.brentlibraries.wordpress.com/events
Although our library has suffered a spectacular act of vandalism, the hundreds of angry emails we have received shows you all still care. We plan to appeal this absurd decision, and continue to appeal to the government to intervene.
Kensal Rise residents have managed to stop theirs being boarded up for more than 24 hours with a wonderful guerilla library - read about it here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/oct/14/protesters-resist-library-closures?newsfeed=true
Our library may be boarded up, but it is still there and we will do our best to recover it. Brent council has become famous up and down the country for its mismanagement and anti-democratic nonsense, and they thought libraries would be an easy option. Well no, there is everything still to play for and we haven't raised £30,000 (yes we did it in just 5 months) and gone this far to give up because of one narrow-minded judge.
There are some really good events planned, all detailed below, including a few from friends and supporters. Have a look and please come along - don't let the library-snatchers win!
Thank you all,
SATURDAY 15 OCT - 2pm - our friends at Friern Barnet Library are having a Party on the Green to celebrate libraries - Free! It's near Arnos Grove (Friern Barnet Road, London, N11 3DS) - Go along and show your support, plenty of kids acitivites planned.
MONDAY 17 Oct 2011 - STAND UP FOR LIBRARIES (Phil Jupitus, Robin Ince, the legendary Robyn Hitchcock and others) - Queens Park Community School - Doors 6.30pm - show 7.30pm - Tickets £10 in advance (email us)
WEDNESDAY 19th OCT 2011 - our new neighbours, the IHCR bookshop on Preston Road are having a fab BOOK event: Kwame Nimako talks about his new book The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation - 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Free entry.
MONDAY 24 OCT 2011 - PRESTON PUB QUIZ - The Preston Pub, opposite - 7.30 for 8pm - £5/3
SATURDAY 19 NOV 2011 - DISCO at Mall Community Centre - more information soon