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About s1bc

Chairman of library support group and chief blogger. Active library user since childhood and beyond. Book devourer. Grandparent and pensioner. Fighter for libraries.

AGM – Report by Chairman

It has been a very unusual year. Most of it was spent in fighting to clarify the ‘feasibility’ of Haringey’s plan to move our library out of our building–co-locating in a new space in Jacksons Lane Community Centre. It was … Continue reading

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HLAG AGM

The annual general meeting of the Highgate Library Action Group took place at the library May 22nd at 7.15. At was well attended and featured a fascinating talk on the history of libraries.

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An Evening with Annabel Leventon. Wednesday April 18th.

On Wednesday April 18th Annabel Leventon recounted tales of her amazing life in music and theatre. She was nominated Actress of The Year for her lead performance in the original production of Hair. She is an actress, singer, director and … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

HLAG sends new year greetings to all supporters and friends! A reminder: Highgate Library has regular events for children, from Sing and Rhyme for babies and toddlers at 11 on Wednesdays to Messy Mornings (Tuesdays 11) to Open Play times … Continue reading

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JACKSONS LANE – NO GO

The feasibility study on Highgate Library’s potential relocation to Jacksons Lane Arts Centre has now been completed, with the results formally announced yesterday – and the outcome is “No”. To cut a long story short, it comes down to cost. … Continue reading

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News-sheet on June 22nd meetings re Jacksons Lane Co-Location Feasibility Study (plus updates and additional comment)

We’ve issued a news-sheet this week, covering the outcome of last week’s public meetings re the Feasibility Study for the potential Jacksons Lane Co-Location. You will find excepts below and a full text on a pdf. HLAG involvement “Let’s be … Continue reading

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A Vision for Highgate Library

Haringey Council Library Service is presenting their vision for a new library at Jacksons Lane at a meeting on Wendesday, 19th July at Highgate WQood School at 7 pm. It promises to be an exciting event –don’t miss it.

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HLAG STATEMENT on JACKSONS LANE PROPOSAL for CO-LOCATION WITH HIGHGATE LIBRARY

Highgate Library Action Group has worked for the library for over twenty-five years – sometimes in line with Haringey Council policy and sometimes against. We have always based our work on the expectation that the library would stay in its … Continue reading

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Sue Chinn

    This is a personal note on the Chair of the Highgate Library Action Group, Sue Chinn, by Michael O’Callaghan, A HLAG committee member. In Sue Chinn we have a remarkably effective and dedicated community activist, who has been … Continue reading

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Lively AGM

The Chairman’s Report by Susan Chinn was presented in two parts: Part 1: HLAG’s main job is supporting the library. In 2016-7 we have done this two ways.First: we have ensured a new generation of library users by supporting activities … Continue reading

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