Author Archives: Preston Library Campaign

A talk by Dr Edward Cooper

Dr Cooper was bored with his 1924 semi-detached home, so he decided to make some radical changes!


Big Bake competition

Back again by popular demand, as part of the Family Funday! Categories for best-tasting; best presentation etc.
Get your entry forms from the Library and get baking!

Family funday

A fun-packed afternoon for all the family.

An evening with Author Kamila Shamsie

To celebrate her internationally acclaimed novel ‘Home Fire’

Memory Lounge

Starts on Monday 11th June. A weekly session of useful information & support for people living with Dementia -Carers & anyone wanting to improve their memory.

Arabic Classes recommenced

The Arabic class will be restarting as from Saturday 12th May.

Film Saturday 21st April

‘Winstanley’ our second Kevin Brownlow film shown on April 21st. Oscar and BAFTA winning director addressed us last week for screening of ‘It Happened Here’. Tonight we were entertained by celebrated Leon Rosselson (Children’s author and songwriter) and Introduction by Historian Professor Ann Hughes (co-editor of Winstanley’s writings.)

Expert talk on The Castles of Spain

A talk by Dr Edward Cooper former Lecurer in the history of Art & Design at Liverpool School of Art & Design, and Sir John Cass, City of London.

Film: It Happened Here Certificate PG Saturday 14th April- Doors open at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

This week’s film is a drama exploring how British people would have responded if the Germans had invaded the UK in World War Two. The Director, Kevin Brownlow, is coming along to introduce the film.

Films free to members [join at the door], but donations are requested to finance future films.

Coding Class

For ages 6-12 years.
Bring your own laptop, tablet, or smart phone.
Children under 8 years must be accompanied.

Children’s Spring Crafts 9th April

Free event for ages 4-11 years.
All welcome children must be accompanied.

Live music from ‘The Silvertones’ @ ‘The Windermere’

Another great night promised on Sunday 10th December 7.30pm

Once again our generous host Noel Hehir at the Windermere Pub in South Kenton has agreed to hold our live-music event by The (fabulous) Silvertones.

Don’t miss it, always a full house!

An evening with the Author 10th November 7.00pm

On the eve of the commemoration of the Armistice, Irish Author Alan Monaghan reads from and discusses, his highly-praised trilogy ‘The Soldier’s Song’.

Karola Gajda at Preston Library – 360 Video exclusive


New novel by Karola Gajda: Are my roots showing?

On November 18, Karola Gajda visited the library to talk about her new novel Are my roots showing? Karola was born in Yorkshire, to Polish parents, who came to Britain as refugees after the Second World War. Her novel tells the story of Magda, with a similar background to the author, who sets off to Warsaw to teach English – but also to explore her roots and see how her parents’ homeland has changed. You can see part of Karola’s talk in the Library in this 360* film made by Tim Woolford of Trekwireless .

Ever wondered… how does a baby learn language? …what effect does bilingualism have on brain development? …what happens to the brain from 0-5 years?

Ever wondered……how does a baby learn language?…what effect does bilingualism have on brain development?…what happens to the brain from 0-5 years?

if you are interested in finding out the answers to these questions then come along to:

Preston Library

Monday 5th December


Speech Therapist Kate Palmer, from Brent Children’s Centres will be discussing brain and language development in young children and the benefits of being bilingual.

Followed by a short Q & A session.


Quiz Night, Mon 28th November at The Preston

Friends of Preston Library present:
Quiz Night, Mon 28th November at The Preston

On your own and want to come?  Join a team on the night for brain teasing fun. There will also be a raffle.

Donation: £5.00  (£3.00 concessions)

Doors: 7.30 for a 8.00 pm start.

Proceeds for the Library campaign.

Location:The Preston, (opp. the Preston Library building) 161 Preston Road,  Wembley,  HA9 8NG.

Only food and drinks purchased from the bar may be consumed on the premises.


Brent SOS Libraries Organised it’s Fifth Light of Learning Relay

On Sunday October 16, Brent SOS Libraries organised its fifth light of learning relay to celebrate our steadfast commitment to our libraries. A torch was carried in relay from Kensal to Cricklewood to Tokyngton to Barham and finishing at Preston, with readings at each stop. This year the theme was celebrating community libraries across Brent.

Since the library closures five years ago, community libraries have opened in Barham and Preston, and will soon open in Cricklewood and Kensal Rise. These photos show the torch arriving at Preston Community Library.

New film about Preston Community Library – Now available on YouTube

An English teacher at a local secondary school has made a film to encourage her students to visit their local library. Check out the film at

Grunwick 40 at the Cinema Club


What’s on Summer 2016

Where we are & Opening Hours July 2016

General film leaflet July 2016


Comedy at the Cinema Club

In conjunction with the 5th LOCO London Comedy Film Festival we will be screening ‘SUPERBOB’ on Saturday 23rd April.All welcome.

March ’16 Newsletter

Spring ’16 Cinema Programme

So good I had to post it twice! (With amendment)

Cinema Club Spring ’16

Some new dates for your diaries. Exciting programme coming up this spring, including a collaborative screening with The 5th London Comedy Film Festival. Pop in to the Library for further details.

In the News

Great day at Preston Library

2016 Cinema club

New program for January February now available in the Library for members. All welcome to join for free.

December Newsletter

Lots going on, another very busy year gone!Merry Christmas, & a Happy New Year.

National Non-Fiction November

Fun, Games & Puzzles in the Children’s Library.

Festive fund-raiser 2015

Promises to be a great night in the Windermere Pub. Great music, buffet. See you there!

National Poetry Day 2015

Our Cinema Club will be screening a film based on the life of John Keats on Saturday evening 10th October.On Sunday 11th, four years on… our SOS ‘Light of learning relay’ between the six closed libraries, will finish at Preston Library at around 3.00pm. We will then be having activities to mark National Poetry Day, in the Library. All welcome.

New arrangements

Roald Dahl Day

Childrens’ film and event to celebrate Roald Dahl Day, Sunday 13 September 2015; for Library members, come and join.

Film night

Another night of community entertainment!

Alfred, Lord Tennyson@thehub#

Another cultural event at The Hub.

August Pub Quiz

Great fun night out! See you there.

July Newsletter

As you can see it’s been a busy month for all of us at the Library. Pop in and see us.

Films for July

All our members welcome.

June Newsletter

Lot’s happening in Preston Community Library & Hub this month.More to come soon!

PRCL Newsletter

A landmark publication for Preston Community Library!

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