The literary world is in lock-down but still finding ways of getting stories and information out to people. So much has moved online and all the publishers are producing e-book and e-audio content as well as getting their authors to do extra video pieces - worth a little look-around if you've got half an hour to spare, there's some great stuff.
English Conversation Café
Every open Monday 1.30pm to 2.15pm. Lambeth Libraries event: practice speaking English or if you need help with English pronunciation. The friendly group, who will encourage you to be confident in a range of situations that will assist you to improve your spoken English in every day conversations. Bring our own your cappuccino, espresso or iced tea! Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Candlish: The Other Passenger
Tuesday 14 July 2020 (7pm)
Author Louise Candlish discusses her latest novel The Other Passenger, followed by general Q&A from attendees. Event organised by the Friends of Carnegie Library, for more information, meeting ID and log in details contact Carnegie Library at CarnegieLibrary@lambeth.gov.uk
Libraries Literary Lockdown Quiz
Every Wednesday (5-6pm): Lambeth Libraries book quiz to entertain you as we social-distance and isolate against the coronavirus pandemic. Email email@example.com for your Zoom invitation and password.
Online Lambeth History Talks
Lambeth Archives presents:
Thursday 16 July 6:45pm Camberwell and Vauxhall Saunter (Len Reilly)
Thursday 30 July 6:45pm "Knowledge is Power" the battle for Lambeth's Free Libraries (Jon Newman)
Thursday 13 August 6:45pm Suberban Spread: Clapham, Brixton, Norwood and Streatham (Len Reilly)
To book a place and receive log-in details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book at Breakfast – Book chat
These weekly sessions are a different kind of reading group. There's no need to have read a book before each session, just join in and read aloud something different each week and chat books.
Wednesdays 9.30am. Durning Library with Edwin. Contact Edwin at EEMacrae@lambeth.gov.uk for Zoom meeting ID.
Thursdays 10.30am. Brixton Library with Andrew. Contact Andrew at AOBrien@lambeth.gov.uk for Zoom meeting ID.
Library branch reading groups meet weekly online, bringing people together to discuss a particular book. You can find more information about each of the groups and what they are discussing on your local library Facebook page or email:
Kanopy Film Club Watch Party
Watch the movie at your leisure via Lambeth Kanopy and join Lambeth Libraries online to discuss the film on Saturday at 6pm. For more information and your invite link, contact Marie at email@example.com. All films chosen for the film club are available to stream for free on Kanopy with your Lambeth library card.
And if you've already exhausted your Netflix and Prime to-watch lists why not check out Kanopy - the streaming service FREE to all Lambeth Libraries members. Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Simply add your Lambeth Libraries card number and PIN or password at Lambeth Kanopy.
You can also watch full-length courses on photography, drawing, guitar lessons and more, from the comfort of your home on Kanopy with The Great Courses.
Other online Resources
There are also other online resources available to you, including Times Digital Archives, PressReader (daily global newspapers) and Newsbank (archive of local and regional UK papers), and many more. Take a look at what's available. www.lambeth.gov.uk/
Newspaper UK archive of local and regional newspapers. Access all your daily newspapers at Newsbank.
Read today's newspapers and magazines from various countries in full-colour, full-page format and in over 60 languages. Download the PressReader app, enter your library card number and start browsing.
Ever wondered what happened on your birthday throughout the ages... check it out on our fully searchable database of the Times newspaper from 1785 to 1985 on the Times Digital Archive - enter your Library card number and you're away....
Reading Groups online with Zoom
Our Reading Groups have gone online! Every month Lambeth Libraries have been hosting reading groups, bringing people together in their local library discussing a particular book. As this isn't possible at the moment we've moved our groups onto Zoom so we can still get together and won't miss our weekly get-together's. You can find more information about each of the groups and what they are discussing on your local library Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All welcome.
Free e-books and e-audiobook downloads
With your library card you can use our e-library for free, just go to www.lambeth.gov.uk/
Thousands of E-books, Audiobooks, Magazines and Comics available to download for free. Get the RBDigital app on your phone, iPad or tablet, or access the website on a PC or laptop and start listening or reading straight away! lambeth.
The Lock-down Diaries, a Lambeth Archives project to collect local people’s experiences of the Corona virus epidemic in Lambeth.
The Lock-down Diaries project is to encourage people living in the borough to start keeping and then to send to the Archives copies of diaries documenting their lives right now. The Archives is interested in hearing from anyone in the borough, young and old. We are particularly interested in the experiences of people whose lives have been dramatically changed, or overwhelmed, by recent events: NHS staff in Kings or St Thomas’, public health workers in the council, or anyone whose working life has been transformed by the current lock down.
The last pandemic to strike Lambeth was the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918-20, when thousands died across London. Apart from some local press reporting and medical officers’ reports there is almost no documentation in the archives of what that pandemic meant for ordinary people’s lives in Lambeth. The Lock-down diaries project seeks to make our current experiences much better documented.