Cricklereaders Inaugural Meeting

If you’d like to find out more about the Cricklereaders book group and join the first Zoom meeting, do get in touch. It will be some time this coming weekend (either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th – we’re still working out which day is best for most people.

At this meeting the group members will have the chance to meet one another and set out some groundrules for how the group will work. Once that’s done, the reading can commence!

As an added bonus, I have a free copy of Hope Nicely’s Lesson’s for Life to give you, to kick start your Cricklereaders reading journey!

For a link to the Zoom meeting, please email hidden; JavaScript is required

Cricklewood’s Got Talent (Extravaganza)

We’re on for the talent show of 2021! Eight talented performers of all ages have signed up to take part in our mega fundraising Talent Show, scheduled for 21 February. It’s an eclectic mix of musical instrumentalists, singers, sketches, monologues and dancers, from the young, to the young-at-heart.

If you missed the sign up date, don’t worry, you can still be a part of it – in the audience. We’re looking for donations (an amount of your choice) via our KindLink platform. Donors will be sent a Zoom link shortly before the performance starts so they can take part.

We’d love it if you could share the event with friends and family. Use the button below to download a shareable flyer.

Cricklereaders

Fancy joining a book group, but not sure how to go about it? It’s difficult during the pandemic, to be sure. Well, look no further. We’ve done the leg work for you by starting one of our own at the library. In an ideal world, we’d be holding group meetings at the library, obviously, but during lockdown, that’s not possible. So, we’re inviting interested parties to sign up to an online book group for now, with the idea that we’ll transition to in-person meetings as soon as the pandemic allows.

We have four potentially interested readers already – why not think about joining them? There are no hard and fast rules about anything at the moment – when and how often you meet, how many members the group will have, how you will choose your reading materials – all that is yet to be decided by you, dear readers.

While borrowing books is difficult due to the pandemic, we’ve negotiated a discount for bulk purchases from local bookshops, so sourcing books once chosen should be a cinch.

For more information on how it could work, email cricklereaders@cricklewoodlibrary.org.uk.

Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme

 

 Councillors Lia Colacicco, Tariq Dar and Ahmad Shahzad are offering a public meeting to gather residents’ views on the recently instigated Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme. Keep an eye on social media tomorrow for details of how to join the meeting, scheduled for Monday 1 February.

Cricklewood’s Got Talent – Have You?

Something to look forward to. It’s what we all need right now, isn’t it?

Can you sing? Play an instrument? Recite a poem or a monologue? Juggle? Tell a (clean) joke? Perform a puppet show? We’re looking for talented people of all kinds to take part in an online talent show to take place at the end of January/early February.

We’d love you to be part of it, help us raise some cheer (and hopefully some funds) for the library and give the community something to look forward to through the dark days of January and beyond.

The Event

  • Will take place on Zoom, early evening, from the end of January/early February, depending on everyone’s availability
  • Each act will have 5 minutes to deliver their “party-piece”
  • Each performer will need to have access to an internet-enabled device with a camera/microphone and be able to install Zoom on it (we can give some remote support on that if required). Mobile phones are fine, though a desktop/laptop gives a better Zooming experience
  • Performers will need a quiet space to perform in, with a neutral backdrop – no dogs/kids/noisy flatmates barging through while you’re performing please!
  • This is a family friendly event, so please ensure your material, surroundings and demeanour are appropriate!
  • The audience will make a donation of their choosing to attend
  • The audience will not be visible – only performers will appear on screen
  • The library will provide a moderator to introduce acts and start/finish the evening

If you think you’d like to take part, please send a short (no more than 90 sec) sample video to Federica on email hidden; JavaScript is required as soon as possible. She’ll be in touch when we’ve reviewed all contributions. Please be sure to indicate your availability when you get in touch with her.

If you’re too shy to perform, you can still take part – in the audience – and we’ll be posting more info about that in due course. In the meantime, follow us on social media for updates, and get practising!

DOWNLOAD AN EMAILABLE FLYER HERE TO SEND TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS