National Libraries Day celebrations in Brixton and across Lambeth

Library protesters at a council meeting
Library protesters at a council meeting

Saturday 6 February marks annual National Libraries Day where local libraries all over the UK host a national day of fun and educational events to draw more people through their doors.

Brixton Tate Library will celebrate the day with several activities and events including  Is there life on Mars? A celebration of David Bowie from 7pm – 10pm in the evening.
Libraries across Lambeth have many events planned to celebrate the services they offer and drum up support for the campaign against the closure of some Lambeth libraries, planned for March 31.
Carnegie Library in Herne Hill has an exciting array of events including a rally at 2pm to oppose the council’s plans to transfer the library to Greenwich Leisure Limited. Speakers include local author and critic Adam Mars-Jones, writer Stella Duffy, and representatives from the trade union UNISON.
Local councillor Michelle Agdomar will be present to be lobbied about the library plans.
Tate South Lambeth Library near Stockwell begins its National Libraries Day with a special story time at 11am, face painting from 1pm to 3pm, music and bookmaking as well as a knitting taster session. Come along to meet Friends of Tate South Lambeth library and find out more about the services on offer.
Entry to all these events is free and open to the public. Find out more about about National Libraries Day here: here

Find out more about the campaign to defend Lambeth’s libraries here: here