New teen groups, code clubs, business courses and of course, loads of book related stuff…
We’ve decided to go twice monthly with this newsletter as so much is changing and, as time goes on, people are looking for more ways of filling their time both for fun and with a purpose – hopefully we’ve got a programme to satisfy.
One of my favourite blogs this week featured people recreating book covers – I’ve posted some above but if you fancy a go, why not share your attempts with us on our new Instagram account .
Below you’ll find what we have available to you, we’re investing more in our online services so you should always be able to find a great read. Stay safe and read well.
Online events and resources below:
Lambeth Libraries Literary Lockdown Quiz
Lambeth Libraries Literary Lockdown
Wednesday 22 April 5pm to 6pm Wednesday 29 April 5pm to 6pm Zoom: Lambeth Libraries
Lambeth Libraries book quiz to entertain you as we social-distance and isolate against the coronavirus pandemic. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your Zoom invitation and password.
Book at Breakfast – book chat
A shared reading group experience from the comfort of your own home. One of our librarians will read from a novel, a short story or poem to the group and then we’ll stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen or to chat about books.
Saturday 25 April, 2.30pm to 3.30pm Zoom: Lambeth Libraries
Young people – exchange ideas, discuss your interests and hobbies and share advice with other like-minded teens. You can talk about fashion and fads, books and ideas… Join Rachel on Saturday, email her for Zoom log in details RMcglinchey@lambeth.gov.uk
Kanopy Film Club Watch Party
Saturday 25 April, 7pm
Watch the film Boy on our Lambeth Kanopy free film streaming service and join the discussion at @lamlibs #LamLibsWatchParty
Free film streaming with Kanopy
Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Simply add your Lambeth Libraries card number and PIN or password at Lambeth Kanopy.
Code Club for Kids
Sundays 2.45pm Zoom: Lambeth Libraries
Code Club is a nationwide network of free coding clubs for children aged 9-13. It provides step-by-step activity sheets for children to follow so that they can create games, animations, and websites, learning the key concepts of coding at the same time. Join Abby and Ana on Sunday, email for Zoom log in details ARodriguezPanadero@lambeth.gov.uk
Reading Groups online with Zoom
Online Reading Groups
Our Reading Groups have gone online bringing people together to discuss a particular book. Our groups meet on Zoom so don’t miss our weekly get-together’s.
You can find more information about each of the groups and what they are discussing on your local library Facebook page or email me at email@example.com. All welcome.
Free eBook and eAudiobook, magazine and comic downloads
We’ve got thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines and Comics to download and they’re all free. Get the RBDigital app on your phone, iPad or tablet, or access the website on a PC or laptop and start listening or reading straight away!
You’ll find some amazing eBooks longlisted for some of the most prestigious book prizes available to download on RBDigital. Here are some of our favourites.
Prize nominated books on RB Digital
We’re on Instagram
Librarians working from home
You can find Lambeth Libraries on Instagram! Check out some of the fantastic videos and pictures that are being posted there, why not join us by sharing your favourites too. Highlights include:
Our Book of the week chosen by your local librarian and read to your child every Monday at 4pm.
Virtual Code Club challenge – cool things to get you investigating coding with your Librarian every Tuesday at 4.30pm.
Book inspired Arts and Craft Club sessions every Thursday at 4pm.
Lambeth Libraries Wriggle & Rhyme for under 5s
Wriggle and Rhyme
Lambeth Libraries brings your Wriggle and Rhyme live in your home!
Join our librarians for songs, stories and rhymes for the under 5s.
Monday to Sunday (excluding Bank Holidays) 10.30am to 11am
Facebook liveeveryday @ Facebook/Lambeth Libraries: Wriggle and Rhyme Online.
Find out how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls – your practical guide to setting up your business. During this free webinar, hosted by Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL), our experts will cover all the steps to help you develop your business idea from concept to market.
A fantastic literary evening hearing from writers Stuart Maconie, Paul Bassett Davies, Courttia Newland, Frances Mensah Williams, Stephanie Bretherton, Chris Chalmers, Douglas Thorpe and Rebecca Hollweg.
Lambeth Landmark showcases over 14,000 of the best images from Lambeth Archives’ collections of photographs, drawings, prints, watercolours, maps and documents. You can find historic and contemporary pictures of Lambeth’s streets, buildings, people, communities and personalities as well as records of its events and disasters. High quality photographic prints are available of most images from the site which cover Waterloo through Brixton and Clapham to Streatham and Norwood.
UK’s largest family history site. Billions of records; Marriage Records; Search Your Surname; Build Your Family Tree; Immigration Records; Search Census Records; Death Records… all for free with your Library card. Log into the Lambeth Libraries Catalogue and find the link on the home page.