Events and activities in libraries
The following are events and activities that are taking place in Lambeth libraries.
We have organised them into three categories, current events, major council events, and other annual events.
If you need any further information, please contact your local library, call 020 7926 1000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival May 2013
The annual Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival happens every year in May offering a month-long programme of inspirational events. Highlights this year include the most talked about book of the year - Alan Johnson's This Boy and best-selling authors Mike Gayle and Jake Arnott, poetry, historical talks and so much to enjoy and inspire.
All events are free of charge.
For more information or to book tickets please call email email@example.com.
Adult Learners' Week May 2013
Adult Learners' Week is a national celebration of the benefits of lifelong learning and is the perfect opportunity to explore the many types of learning available to adults from all walks of life.
This year it takes place between 18 and 24 May. Come along to your local library for information about local courses and browse the shelves for books to expand your mind. For more information on events in Lambeth libraries go to our Learning in Libraries webpage.
Hay Festival 2013
Dates: 23 May to 2 June
Although the Hay festival is a long way away, Lambeth's libraries have tied up with the organisers to bring you some great additional content. The festival opens on 23 May and runs until 2 June and you can get free podcasts from the wonderful range of authors and events. We will be featuring some of this years writers during the festival and giving our readers access to free digital content from the Hay website.
Sit back, download the podcasts, close your eyes and imagine the green fields of the Welsh borders.
9 Libraries 100 books
9libraries100books is an opportunity to fall back in love with libraries and their books.
In association with Lambeth libraries, theatre director Natasha Pryce is reading the entire BBC Top 100 books in one year. For every title on the list she will visit one of the 9 Lambeth libraries to borrow the books - whilst blogging about her experiences along the way. Some great guest writers and artists will also be reading selected books.
Natasha has included some fantastic audio downloads on the website for library readers including Five Night Fruit stories by Elena Bolster to 'unlock the surreal world of your dreams' - now that's worth a try.
Date: Saturday 8 June
Venue: Durning Library
Time: 10am to 12pm
The Digital Bazaar® is a friendly drop-in event where local people with knowledge about computers, mobile phones, the internet, digital cameras, iPads, etc. offer informal practical training and advice to other local people. It's fun, it's free and it's for everyone. Any queries please contact Christina Burnett on firstname.lastname@example.org or Audrey Hudson on AHudson2@lambeth.gov.uk
Summer party with the Hasty Nymphs
Date: Monday 17 June
Venue: Durning Library
Extra food, a raffle and entertainment from a parlour choir who sing for fun - a mix of songs from early music to popular jazz classics.
The Handkerchief Tree - Photography competition
Closing date: Friday 28 June
The Friends of Ruskin Park invite you to enter the Handkerchief Tree competition. Submit a photograph making an image of the tree in Ruskin park. Entry forms and conditions are available from Carnegie Library or from the Friends of Ruskin park. A selection of the entries will be displayed at the library. First prize £50, second prize £25. The tree is to the west of the stable block and should flower in May.
The Second Life of Amy Archer - Rob Pateman
Date: Monday 15 July
Venue: Durning Library
The launch of Rob Pateman's first novel The Second Life of Amy Archer, a psychological suspense thriller set around Kennington. Rob will explain his connection with the area, how it influenced him and the pleasures and pitfalls of writing a novel set on his own doorstep.
BBC Breathing Places library project
Breathing places is a three-year campaign from BBC Learning, which aims to get 1 million people involved in nature and their local environment. Lambeth Libraries are pleased to be able to join the BBC in this campaign.
Major council events
Black history month - Events arranged throughout our libraries, aimed at both young and old.
Celebrating Age - Again a variety of activities throughout the borough's libraries and usually an event in the assembly hall of the town Hall - we work closely preparing this event with Age Concern Lambeth.
Age Concern Lambeth
336 Brixton Road
Telephone: 020 7733 0528
Other annual events