Category Archives: Video

A talk by Dr Edward Cooper

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

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Family fun day. Sun 12 Aug 12pm – 4pm

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.

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.

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.

Study at Preston Community Library

From Easter to the end of June, there will be additional quiet study space available in the Library on Mondays and Fridays, from 5-7pm . We hope this will help local school students – especially those preparing for summer exams.

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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.

Quiz Night at The Preston – Mon 19th March 2018

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Diabetes Awareness Session: Fri 16 March – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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Police Surgeries at the Library

Police Surgeries at the Library 
The Preston Safer Neighbourhood Team have organised weekly contact sessions at the library. Residents can report crime in person to a Police Officer of seek general help and advice.  A Police Offer will drop in at the dates and times below.  Their contact details are: prestonwardsnt@gmail.com or 07920 233 753.

Dates they will attend:

Friday February 23 5-6pm
Saturday March 3 3-4pm
Friday March 9 2-3pm
Friday March 16 4-5pm
Saturday March 24 12-1pm
Saturday March 31 12-1pm
Friday April 6 5.30-6.30pm
Friday April 13 2-3pm
Friday April 20 5-6pm
Saturday April 28 12-1pm

Understanding Dementia – Fri 23rd February 2018: 1:30pm to 3:30pm @ Preston Community Library

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Last Chance to See – Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest Play at Preston Library Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:30 pm

Last Chance to See – Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest Play at Preston Library Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:30 pm. [Age 12+]

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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’.

Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest Play at Preston Library Tue 14 Nov and Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:30 pm

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Diwali Children Craft Monday 23 October – 2 to 4 pm , 4 to 11 years old

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On Saturday 7th October 2017 Documentary: ‘The Night Cleaners – The Story of a Hidden Strike 1970 – 72 at the Ministry of Defence Which Defined an Era’ – to be Shown At Preston Community Library

On Saturday 7th October 2017 Documentary: ‘The Night Cleaners – The Story of a Hidden Strike 1970 – 72 at the Ministry of Defence Which Defined an Era’ – to be Shown At Preston Community Library

DOORS OPEN AT 7:15PM. SCREENING STARTS AT 7:30PM.

Tickets are free at: thenightcleaners.eventbrite.co.uk or from the library.

Our film this week is a documentary ‘The Night Cleaners’.  The producer,

Humphry Treveyan, will introduce this film made 1970-72, about the campaign to unionise women who cleaned office blocks at night and who were being victimised and underpaid by their employers.

1960s Film Night – Saturday 30th September

On Saturday 30th September 2017

Join us at Preston Community Library for celebration of 1960’s Films.

DOORS OPEN AT 7:15PM. SCREENING STARTS AT 7:30PM.

Tickets are free at: sixtiesfilmnight.eventbrite.co.uk or from the library.

Do you remember what it was like going to the cinema in the 1960s?  Did you go to the ABC or into the West End to see the latest film?  Was it a big occasion or did you go every week?  What stands out from the experience – the films, the cinemas, the atmosphere, the advertisements?
 Over the last 4 years, University College London has run a research project on 1960s cinema.  They collected memories from almost 1000 people of ‘going to the pictures’ half a century ago. Come to the Library on Saturday, September 30 at 7.15 and the team will tell us about the fascinating results of this project. We will also watch a film from the period and discuss our own memories of going to the cinema in the 1960s.
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Saturday 23rd September 2017 -free screening of: THAT’S A WRAP! THE STORY OF WEMBLEY PARK STUDIOS

On Saturday 23rd September 2017

Join us at Preston Community Library for a special free screening of:

THAT’S A WRAP!

THE STORY OF WEMBLEY PARK STUDIOS

followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, James Smith,

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM. SCREENING STARTS AT 7:30PM.

The event is free, but please book a ticket on Eventbrite 

https://wembleystudiosfilm.eventbrite.co.uk

Presented by Ray Turner “The Story of Wembley Park Studios” tells the fascinating history from the 1920s onwards of the film and television studios located in Wembley Park, North West London. Recorded before the studio’s closure the film hears from celebrities and crew who were involved in the early days of film and television right through to modern day shows. Hear about shows including On The Buses, Ready, Steady, Go!, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent which were all recorded at Wembley during it’s near-100 year history.

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Friends of Preston Library QUIZ NIGHT Monday 14th Aug 2017 at The Preston

Come as a team or come on your own and join a team on the evening.

Everyone is welcome. There is also a raffle.
Donation: £5.00 (£3.00 concessions).
Doors: 7.30 for a 8.00 pm start.
Proceeds to the Library campaign.

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.

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Summer 2017 Event at Preston Community Library

We had a great summer event at Preston Community Library. There were yoga taster sessions, stalls, music from Leon Rosselson – and the Bake-Off competition produced a wonderful selection of delicious cakes. The winner of the PCL Bake-Off award was Brigitte, seen here with runners-up Frances and Jessica.

There are more photos on our Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Preston-Community-Library-Hub-142892935766252/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1386635011392032

Summer Fair and Bake Off – Sun Aug 6th

See below for the bake off entry form!

Bake off form download from here

Final date for entry forms extended to August 2nd

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Final date for entry forms extended to August 2nd

The Big Bake Competition – 6th Aug 2017

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Crime Prevention Workshop – Monday 17th July, 10:30am at Preston Library

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Unseen Voices – Film Screening With a Speaker. Saturday 1st July 2017

Unseen Voices

Saturday 1st July 2017

A film by Louise Chandler and Allen Jennings

(2014) Running time 30 mins

Unseen Voices is a film about ordinary people during the war and in particular, their lives in the run up to D-Day. In listening to their personal accounts your own memories may also be rekindled.

There will be a talk about the film project afterwards and an opportunity to share in the discussions. A book about the film will also be on display at the event.

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Under 5’s Story and Rhyme Time every Monday 10:30 to 11:30 am at Preston Community Library

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Friends of Preston Library QUIZ NIGHT Monday 5th June 2017 at The Preston

Come as a team or come on your own and join a team on the
evening. Everyone is welcome. There is also a raffle.
Donation: £5.00 (£3.00 concessions).
Doors: 7.30 for a 8.00 pm start.
Proceeds to the Library campaign.

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.)

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Pub Quiz, Monday March 20th at The Preston pub – come at 7.30pm for an 8pm start

Monday, March 20, sees the return of our ever-popular Pub Quiz at The Preston pub – come at 7.30 for an 8pm start. Bring a team or join one of the other tables – we are a friendly bunch!

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Trevor Dance speaks about his research into the life of French artist, Rodolphe Bresdin on Friday March 17 @7.30pm in Preston Community Library.

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Preston Community Library will be Screening Silent Movies on Saturday, Jan 28 from 7.15pm

Preston Community Library will be screening two Buster Keaton silent movies this Saturday. A rare opportunity to see two comedy classics of early cinema.

Richard Ross will be introducing the films. Do come along to Preston Community Library on Saturday, Jan 28 from 7.15 pm.

As always, films are free to our members, [join at the door] but a donation is requested to finance future films.

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 www.trekwireless.co.uk .

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

1:30pm-2:30pm

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.

FREE EVENT ALL WELCOME

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