We’re aiming to try and be open for the launch of the Museum of all Brent Life on 16 May. There will be a launch event with our Brent 2020 artist, and no doubt there will be a few choice refreshments too. It’s free. Do drop in.
We’re painting the library on Saturday 1 February, starting at 1000. We’re looking for anyone who’d like to help to get in touch.
If you can bring your own materials, fantastic – but some will be provided. Just wear comfortable old clothes.
We’ll provide tea, coffee and biscuits, and there will be a few laughs along the way.
To sign up, please send your full name, postcode and mobile number by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,uk and say you want to volunteer for painting duty. If you think you’re ever likely to do a shift in the library when it’s open, please also say so.
We are especially keen to hear from people who have experience of leading teams on physical activities like this – you’ll need humour, tact, patience and a firm demeanour! Please get in touch!
If you can’t paint, but would like to contribute, we have a wish list over at Amazon. Even if you’re not an Amazon fan, you can view the items there and buy from somewhere else, we don’t mind.
Visited the library today to explore the new alarm settings and view the fittings up close. It’s looking lovely, peeps, and I’m happy to report it’s nice and warm and toasty in there! The spaces are now more defined with the walls and doors up. The only bit missing is the acoustic screen separating the meeting room from the activity room at the back, but I’m happy to report we have funding for this from the Bernard Sunley Foundation, so this should be in place before we open. Which for those of you wondering [They’re ALL wondering – Ed], is likely to be around March. Ish. We’ve announced opening dates too often now for me to fall into that trap again.
Don’t forget to sign up to our volunteering pool to help paint this space soon, peeps! The link is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScn040vtky95r1orIwCUad70hg4VmAcJxipudV9PnJeBvQbZw/viewform
Happy New Year to all from the library team. See you in there in 2020!
Have you heard about the Brent Community Lottery? You can be in the running to win up to £25,000, while supporting a worthwhile cause – US!
To view our page and buy your ticket, head here: https://www.brentcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/friends-of-cricklewood-library.
Brent Council is organising a Be A Councillor! event for residents in the London Borough of Brent who are interested in becoming more involved in local government.
The event on Tuesday 15 October from 6.30pm will offer information about what is involved in becoming and being a councillor. It will feature a panel discussion with three current members of Brent Council, and there will be the opportunity to find out more about the role and responsibilities of a councillor. The event is taking place during Local Democracy Week 2019.
6.30pm Registration and refreshments
7pm Welcome and Introductions
7.05pm Presentation: Councillors and Local Democracy in Brent
7.15pm Councillors’ Panel Discussion
To register please book a ticket on Eventbrite at: