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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07920 233 753.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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 .
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.
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.