Support Susan and Gordon in the Blenheim Tri

On 1 June, Susan and Gordon Kennedy are taking part in the annual Blenheim Triathlon alongside other local athletes in the Kensal Tri team, to raise funds for the library. It’s no mean feat, and they deserve your support. All the money they raise will go towards funding programmes and activities at the library, so show them some love and sling them some dosh!

Crowdfunder to Support Creative Conversations ESOL Project

Creative Conversations is an informal and fun way for migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, to improve their English language and literacy skills. The project delivers English classes alongside craft sessions where the students can practise their vocabulary and skills in conversations with their peers and teachers.

The projects aims to help students:

increase their understanding of English and give them the opportunity to speak and practise their language skills in an informal and enjoyable atmosphere
gain a sense of belonging and connection to the local community
increase understanding of life in the UK and to meet people of different ages and life experiences
communicate better with teachers, health care workers and other professionals
increase their support for their children’s learning both in school and at home
progress to further study, both of English at a higher level and of other subjects.

Can you help support this crowdfunder? LINK

Tri for Cricklewood!

If you’ve seen the posters and leaflets in the library trying to tempt you into joining in the fundraising efforts but still need another bit of persuasion, take a look at this video. Last year we raised nearly £6000 for the library – can you help us do the same again this year?

Winter Piano and Cello Recital

We’re excited to announce our first event in the library – a piano and cello recital given by Clare Graham and Tara Clifford

Saturday 18th December 2021
Cricklewood Library, 6.30pm

‘Clair de lune’ from Suite Bergamasque – Debussy
‘Traumerei’ from Kinderszenen – R. Schumann (arr. Barrie Turner)
Children’s Corner Suite – Debussy
‘La Fille aux cheveux de lin’ from Preludes Book 1 – Debussy
Moments Musicaux No. 5 in D flat major – Rachmaninoff
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 – Rachmaninoff (Ed. R. Wallfisch)
‘The Swan’ from Carnival of the Animals – Saint-Saens
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major – Bach
‘Prelude – Fantasia’ from Suite for Solo Cello – Cassado
The Snowman Suite – Howard Blake (arr. P. Legg and A. Gout)

For tickets, follow the link.

One week to go for the Blenheim Triathletes!

Unbelievably, it’s one week to go until the Blenheim Triathlon. Even more incredibly, we’re part of the biggest ever team at Blenheim – Kensal Tri – with an incredible 197 members. Between us, we’ve raise £55,744 for a range of good causes across Brent – including

Brent Centre for Young People, Gift Your Neighbour, 9Kitchens, The Lexi Cinema, Elders’ Voice, The Avenues Youth Project, Laurence’s Larder, and of course, Cricklewood Library. Collectively, the library fundraising team have reached nearly £4,500 – can you help us get to £5k? The link to sponsor some of these over-active people is here:


Cricklewood Library Blenheim Tri Team Need Your Support

We now have FOUR Super Sprint athletes for the Blenheim Triathlon.

The team page, explaining why we’re doing it is here.

Tammy Krylova
Ali Stafford
Helen Wilkinson
Wendy Tyrrell

and three relay entrants:

Sally Long 750m swim
Alan Carter 5k run
Lewis Foti, 20k cycle

We met up with Giles Deards, the Kensal Tri Team organiser, to collect our Tri Team T-Shirts and pose ridiculously for the cameras. Please support our efforts! We’re all doing things we’ve never done before to raise money for this library, and we could do with a cash boost!