April Activities at Putney Library

Published: 31/03/2022 By Allan Fuller

The programme of events for April at Putney Library has been announced.

A highlight will be an illustrated talk by local historian Phil Evison entitled The Great Houses of Putney which takes place on Wednesday 27 April from 6.15-7.30pm.

Putney was once a tranquil village, remote from the noise and pollution of the city, and wealthy people built grand mansions here. Come along and learn about some of the lost ‘great houses’, and the few that remain. This is a repeat of the talk given in November 2021 that was so popular Mr Evison has agreed to give it again in case you missed it.

To book call 020 8780 3085 or email Charlene.coleman@gll.org.

Knit and Natter continues to provide an opportunity to share your knitting skills, learn new techniques or start a new hobby. It takes place on Thursdays from 2-4pm. There is no need to book, just turn up.

A new book talk group is starting on Wednesday 13 April from 6.30-7.30pm and then takes place the second Wednesday of each month. The group gives you a chance to meet up once a month and have a chat about whatever you’ve been reading - and recommend it (or not!) to others. It is free - just turn up.

From 28 March all the way through April there is an Exhibition of painting, printmaking and photography from Peter Solari entitled Landscape and Light.

On Monday 11 April at 5.30pm the Film Club will be showing De-Lovely, a musical based on the life of Cole Porter. As he is about to die, Porter's life flashes before him in the form of a musical production staged by the archangel Gabriel in the theatre where the composer first performed on stage.  The event is free and for more details contact Putney.library@gll.org, or just turn up.
 The Friends of Putney Library aim to protect, enhance and promote the role of the library in the community. Since their launch in 2013, they have organised several talks each year by authors and other speakers on a wide range of subjects, both of local and wider interest. They also organise events for children in the children’s library.