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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.

Reading Proust

On Saturday 11th November at 3.30 pm at the library all were  invited to join an event backed by HLAG: reading aloud as a group the beginning of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. This event provided a way of getting … Continue reading

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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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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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HLAG AGM is on Wednesday 24th May at 7:30. Come and hear all points of view and express yours.  History and consideration of the future of public libraries under review. Nothing is settled, nothing is secretly planned. First part of … Continue reading

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Breaking news! Could Highgate Library join forces with Jacksons Lane Centre?

Would it be possible to embed the library within Jacksons Lane Arts Centre (when it is refurbished and repaired) to make a new cultural hub in Highgate? Meetings are now underway to determine if this idea is at all feasible. … Continue reading

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Cakes and Music and Poetry

The library hosted two new ventures in January, February and March –two Cake Club meetings and the other a celebration of poetry on World Poetry Day –and the participants munched and listened and enjoyed!

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