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.

August Quiz

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

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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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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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.

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

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.

December Newsletter

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

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.

July Newsletter

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