Trustee Open Evening 15 February

At Cricklewood Library, we are currently seeking individuals who are passionate about our library and wish to contribute to its continuous growth and success. We believe that libraries are integral parts of any community, not only as a source of knowledge and information but also as a gathering place for people of all ages. We invite you to become a part of our mission to ensure that Cricklewood Library continues to serve its community effectively.

Trustee Open Evening on 15 February

We understand that the role of a trustee may sound intimidating. To help you get a clearer idea of what it entails, we have arranged a Trustee Open Evening on the 15th of February. Scheduled from 6-8pm, this is a perfect opportunity for you to learn more about the responsibilities and rewards of becoming a trustee. You’ll get a chance to meet our current team and ask any questions you may have.

Skills and Experience Needed

We value diversity and believe that everyone has something unique to bring to the table. However, we are particularly interested in people who have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Facilities Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Small Business
  • Community Engagement

If you have experience in any of these areas, or even if you’re just passionate about our library and its role in the community, we would love to hear from you.

How to Get Involved

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee, or simply want to find out more about what it means to volunteer, we invite you to book a space for our Trustee Open Evening. You can do so by visiting the following link:

We look forward to welcoming you to our library and celebrating the important role that trustees play in its success. Remember, your contribution can make a huge difference to the library and the community it serves.

May’s Last Friday at the Library – Brent Jazz Orchestra with Beverley Stone

Our regular visitors Brent Jazz Orchestra Quartet are back again in May, this time with singer Beverley Stone. Since as long as she can remember Essex born Beverley has been immersed in popular music, starting with the Great American songbook interpreted by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday. Contemporary artists such as Carol King and Madonna have also had major influences. The key has always been the combination of melody, musical arrangement, emotion, and the story to be told – the more soul searching the better. Her professional adventure started after leaving her 9-5 job and taking on a singing engagement on the high seas. Her deep love of singing and performing was discovered and her future mapped out.

Since then she has travelled to many parts of the world, appeared on British television, and secured long term residencies at prestigious central London venues. More than happy working as a jazz singer with small groups or fronting a swinging big band, Beverley has performed at some of the finest venues in the land including Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho, The Hideaway, Bateaux River Cruises, The Wellesley, The Hippodrome and The Forum.

Whilst cultivating her song writing career she has worked with some of the country’s foremost musicians and producers, and her debut album Butterfly Rising is available to buy on iTunes. Her passion for all things singing has in recent years been extended to the field of vocal coaching and guiding individuals who need help in exposing hidden talent.

What to Expect This Evening

There will be a donations bar, and pizzas, served in the interval, can be ordered in advance. If you don’t see the pizza you like on offer, requests are accepted. We order from Basilico. We have listened to your feedback and you can now order large or small pizzas. Pizza sales end the day before the concert to give us time to place the order.

Brent Jazz Orchestra on Facebook

Library Open Day

We’ve been open a while, so we think we’ve got the hang of this now.
With this in mind, we’re running an Open Day this Friday 3 June, where we’ll be showcasing lots of different activities that are on offer at the library. All of them will be ABSOLUTELY FREE to take part in, and there’s something for all the family to enjoy.

We are lucky to have funding for some of these activities from Local Giving and the Magic Little Grants fund.

Carols by Candlelight

We missed it last year, and we expect you did too. So we’ll be back this year and singing lustily. We’ll sing outside, as group singing generates a lot of exhaled breath and potentially germs! Then inside for a mince pie and a glass of something cheering.

Expect the usual mulled wine and mince pies. The perfect start to your Christmas season.

Download the songsheet we’ll be using to print at home or view on your mobile device – saves sharing!

:Carols by Candlelight 2021.docx

Kids Stuff Table Sale

Grab yourself a table for a tenner and flog your unwanted kids’ stuff at our Table Sale on Sunday 4 November, 1030-1330. This exciting event will take place INSIDE THE LIBRARY, so there’ will be a chance to have a poke around and see the space.

There will be free kids entertainment from Monkey Music and Tyan Archer, and we’ll be selling cakes and refreshments. Cake donations welcome!

Entry £1 per adult with all proceeds to Cricklewood Library. Donations for sale also welcome. To book your table use the button below. You do not need an account with Paypal to do this.

Book Your Table

First Library Table Day a Success!

We had our first Library Table Day today, on a cold, blustery, grey February day, enlivened only by the great coffee, tasty cakes, good company and general air of bonhomie. We had visitors from the Park Run (hi Park Run people!), families looking at flats in the development across the road, a smattering of dog walkers (with very cute pooches!) and some cold, but friendly random passers-by join us for a cuppa and a natter about the library.

We had some volunteers sign up for the mailing list and for the many, many tasks that lie ahead. The plan is to run monthly table events until we open the library later in the year. Can you volunteer to help at them? The upcoming dates are (all Saturdays 1000-1300):

25 March
22 April
27 May
24 June
22 July
26 August

It’s a fun way to meet your neighbours and get to know your community better. If you can help, email us on for more info.