Brent’s library campaigners spread festive cheers throughout the borough – News – Kilburn Times

Despite the recent cold weather and long nights the borough’s library campaigners were out in force to spread festive cheer this week.
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Members of the Preston Library Campaign, took up residence in Preston Community Library, a temporary reading room in Preston Road, Wembley, for a Charles Dickens reading session.

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Join us for A Christmas Carol: Thurs 20 – Sat 22 December

Local Writers and Actors reading Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ followed by Carol Singing in Preston Road, Thus 20th; Fri 21st; and Carols on Sat22nd.

One year on: torch relay and memorial service for Brent libraries

One year on, Brent SOS Libraries campaign marked the closure of our libraries with a torch relay between all 7 libraries, stopping at Barham Community Library, before winding its way to the newly inaugurated Preston Community Library where a marathon read of Alice in Wonderland was held. A vigil was held at Preston Library itself before we moved onto a party at the Windermere. Phew!

Sat 13 Oct – Light of Learning Torch Relay comes to Preston – 5pm

A year since our libraries were closed, Brent SOS Libraries will be running it’s own Light of Learning torch relay through each site, linking each and renewing our commitment to reopening all of them.

At 5pm it’ll arrive at Preston Library, where we will have guest readings, before a good old knees up at The Windermere at 6pm. Expect great music, raffles and free buffet! (Map + itinerary below)

But the fun will begin earlier at 2pm, when Preston Community Library will reopen at 235 Preston Road with a marathon reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. So come along!

Light of Learning - Brent SOS Libraries Torch Relay - Sat 13 Oct

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Sat 13 Oct: 2pm – Alice in Wonderland MARATHON READING

Alongside the Light of Learning torch relay marking 1 year since library closure PRESTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY will reopen at 235 Preston Road, with a marathon reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

We would like chidren to come and  help us read Alice from start to finish.
Please let us know
if your child would like to take part.

  • 2pm: Formal Opening of the Reading and Lending Room at 235 Preston Road
  • 5pm: Torch arrives outside Preston Library
  • 6pm: Party at the Windermere Pub, Windermere Ave

PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT US – We have over 2,000 donated books.  We will only have about 700-800 in the reading room at any one time.

The reading room will open on Sunday mornings  from 10am until 1pm starting this Sunday 14th October. It will also open on Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 4.30pm starting 18th October.
PARKING IN PRESTON ROAD IS FREE ON A SUNDAY provided it is not an event day at the Stadium

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Preston Community Library Open Day

The bookshelves are gone – Brent Council has started work on the temporary classrooms that will live inside Preston Library for the next year or two. But the community library will be back, and on a sunny Friday and Saturday, we notched up loads more members.