Carnegie Pop Up Library & Consultation

Lambeth Council and GLL are holding an exhibition about their plans for the Carnegie Library, at St Saviour's Church on Herne Hill Rd, Tuesday 21st June 2pm-8pm & Wednesday 22nd June 11am-6pm.

The local community have not been invited to participate in preparations.

Members of the local community will be operating a Pop Up Carnegie Library in Ruskin Park during the exhibition.

Please come and visit us

Fun Palaces at Lambeth Libraries - now cuts loom

On Saturday, 3rd October, Lambeth Libraries opened their doors to create eleven Fun Palaces, at which local residents tried their hand at the arts and sciences, storytelling and play, exploration and adventure.

Following in the wake of the pioneering team at Brockwell Lido Fun Palace, Zoey Dixon of Lambeth Libraries led her service in delivering an amazing series of community events.

Brixton Windmill Memories exhibition extends Minet Library stay

The Brixton Windmill Memories exhibition has extended its stay at the Minet Library into October. This project interviewed 26 local residents about their memories of Brixton Windmill, the local area around the windmill, and the importance of bread and flour production. The interviews were an oral history project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the All Our Stories scheme. This was connected to an exhibition and a theatrical performance as part of the Big Lunch in May, and was introduced to the Minet as part of Lambeth Archives Open Day. Brixton Windmill also hopes to get grinding again by 2016 – its 200th birthday! The Minet is located at 52 Knatchbull Rd, London SE5 9QY. You can listen to segments of the project's audio at:




There were a tremendous number of places to visit in SE London alone during the London-wide Open House weekend in September ... one place we made sure to spend time in was the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, endowed by the Scots-American industrialist (one of among 380 library buildings he wholly or partially financed in the UK). An inspired Open House Guide walked us by its many remarkable features - from the old librarian's quarters, the stained glass and Tudor-style windows, the skylights over what used to be the old librarian's desk ... the tiled floor mosaics ... to a gallery in a disused room featuring kids playing chess and Herne Hill photos by Max Rush! We even had a look at the back stacks -- which included a massive collection of vinyl destined (we were told) for the skips and leather-bound books galore! We were then served tea/coffee and biscuits!


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