Category Archives: Video
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.
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.)
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!
Trevor Dance speaks about his research into the life of French artist, Rodolphe Bresdin on Friday March 17 @7.30pm in Preston Community Library.
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.
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:
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.
FREE EVENT ALL WELCOME
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.
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.
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgu0X5-tFJY
Lots going on, another very busy year gone!Merry Christmas, & a Happy New Year.
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.
As you can see it’s been a busy month for all of us at the Library. Pop in and see us.