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.

Painting Prep

If you’re passing the library this week you may well see us in and out getting ready for painting the library, sorting out materials, prepping the surfaces, that sort of thing. The painting task is about to begin. Sadly, it won’t be the big, sociable community event we had originally planned, due to that pesky Covid-19, but it has to be done! So we’ll be working in small groups, in a well-ventilated space, with changeover time between shifts to air it out.

Alan Carter, who’s running this activity, will shortly be in touch with volunteers via Three Rings. If you’re sad at missing out on this, don’t worry, there will be many more tasks to get stuck into.

Get Your Flu Jab!

It’s going to be more important than ever this year to make sure you’re protected against seasonal flu.

If you

  • are 65 and over (including those who’ll be 65 by 31 March 2021)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in a long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • are a frontline frontline health or social care worker

you are entitled to a flu jab. Your doctor’s surgery (list of Brent GPs here) can provide a flu jab in a safe environment.

Brent 2020 Biennial Art Festival – Map and Brochure

The Brent Biennial is now underway, with over 20 brand new artworks by artists such as Imran Qureshi, Dawn Mellor and Brian Griffiths. The library is hosting Brian Griffiths’ SELF – CONSCIOUS, which you can view every weekend between now and 13 December.

Brent have produced a leaflet and map to help you navigate the artworks. They will shortly be announcing walking tours – so check out the calendar for further details on the Brent 2020 site here: https://brent2020.co.uk/whats-happening/programmes/brent-biennial/

You can also download the brochure there.

SELF – CONSCIOUS

The exhibition has opened. Here’s a little glimpse of what it looks like.

Viewings every Saturday and Sunday, 1200-1600, until 13 December.

Opening Soon

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.

Paint the Library

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 info@cricklewoodlibrary.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.

Warm and Toasty

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!

 

 

Brent Community Lottery

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 РUS!

To view our page and buy your ticket, head here: https://www.brentcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/friends-of-cricklewood-library.