Putney Library's Calendar for may

Published: 03/05/2024 By Allan Fuller

HAPPY 125TH BIRTHDAY PUTNEY LIBRARY! 
 Putney Library was opened on 6 May, 1899. So It is 125 years old (and looking pretty good!). To celebrate, the library is holding two prize draws, one for children and one for adults. Pick up a form in the library for a chance to win a £20 book voucher. Closing date: 31 May, full Ts and Cs available in the library.

Putney Library ART SPACE

Ian Robertson: 'THE COFFEE TABLE YEARS'
Wednesday 3 April to Thursday 2 May

 “Why this title? Well...finding studio space is not always easy, but there is always a coffee table work on…” 

Ian's show includes drawings, paintings, collages and enamels produced over the last five decades. 

MEET THE AUTHOR: MARY LAWSON
Thursday16 May 6.30-7.30pm 

Mary Lawson is the acclaimed author of “Crow Lake” and “A Town called Solace”. Fellow Canadian (and Putney Librarian) Charlene Coleman will be interviewing her about her writing process, her love of the Canadian landscape, and why success was a surprise. To book your free place email: Charlene.Coleman@gll.org or call 02087803085

Mon 13 May 5.30pm FILM CLUB : TINA-WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
A small town girl with a one of a kind voice, Tina meets and falls in love with charismatic musician Ike Turner. Together, they skyrocket to the top of the music world, only to come crashing back to earth as their life in the fast lane spins out of control.

Friends of Putney Library talk: RESCUING OUR LOCAL HERITAGE
 Wednesday 22 May Refreshments from 6 pm, Talk from 6.30 at Putney Library

Dr Nicola Stacey, Director of the Heritage of London Trust will tell us about the wide range of HOLT's past and future projects in Wandsworth Borough. Cash donations to HOLT welcomed. Reserve your place by email to Charlene.Coleman@gll.org or phone 020 8780 3085

Putney Police Safer Neighbourhood Team
Crime prevention stall, 2-3pm Monday 20 May at Putney Library. Please drop by and talk to us if you are concerned about a local issue or if you are after some Crime prevention advice.

NHS Digital Help
 Fridays 9.20-11.30 at Putney Library. Do you want to enhance your digital skills and access vital NHS services online? Joindigital drop-in sessions facilitated by Digital Care Coordinator Andraya Catlyn. For more information or to book a one-to-one session, contact Andraya Catlyn, your Digital Care Coordinator: 02039239593.

DIGITAL INCLUSION PROGRAMME
 Are you struggling with your laptop, phone or tablet? Come along to our free help session, Wednesday 22 May 1.30-3 Putney Library

POETS & PENS
Come join a poetry group every Wednesday 5-7pm. No need to book, just turn up!

LIBRARY TALKS
Local historian Phil Evison has converted some of his most popular Putney Library talks into illustrated articles, in PDF form:
Putney’s Burial Grounds,
The Roehampton Mounting Block
Notable Graves in Putney Vale Cemetery
The Story of Putney's Cinemas
Putney's 'Great Houses'
If you’d like a copy of any of them, email Phil at: philipevison0@gmail.com