2014 Events

     FOKL Kennington Library News 

Young people: Friends of Kennington library need you, can you help?We have now started the transition to volunteers working alongside the librarian. Everyone receives free training and feedback is that this has been well received and entertaining. Many people have volunteered, but we still need more people for Friday and Saturday. We are particularly interested in hearing from young people aged 16+ to help out at the library on Fridays from 5pm to 7pm or Saturdays from 11am until 1pm. Learn new skills, gain valuable work  experience. Loyal and hard working volunteers will earn references to help with future job or university applications.  Find out more, contact Sylvia Vetta (FOKL Chairman)  Helen Hurrell (FOKL Secretary) or the volunteer coordinator James Hazlewood – james.hazlewood@oxfordshire.gov.uk

 YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED

LET’S CONNECT (FREE EVENT) 

 Wednesday  Coffee morning 2nd April from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon (talk at 11 a.m.) 

COME AND JOIN US FOR A TALK AND DISCUSSION WITH 

NIA WILLIAMS  

Nia Williams

 

about her novel  BIRDCAGE.

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LET’S CONNECT (FREE EVENT) 

Monday 3rd November @ 7.30pm (Upstairs Village Centre)

COME AND JOIN US FOR A TALK AND DISCUSSION IN THIS  FIRST WORLD WAR

ANNIVERSARY YEAR  WITH  

HEATHER ROSSER 

  

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Heather Rosser is an author and a memoirist.  Her latest novel In the Line of Duty is the story of her grandfather who was a seaplane pilot in the First World War. Weaving fact into fiction  Heather has written a gripping and well-researched story  touching on different perceptions of courage and cowardice and the changing attitudes to women 100 years  later.  There is something of  interest for every diverse taste in this novel. (Feel welcome to bring a bottle)

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 Saturday 15th November from 6.30pm for 7pm

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL

         Autumn Gala Night     

    Story and Spice Night

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 HOSTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF FOKL:  KORKY PAUL

                Korky in Winnie socks (1)     

wearing Winnie socks!!

Some of our  well-known guests will include Helen Peacocke (food writer for The Oxford Times), Euton Daley ( former director of Pegasus Theatre), Ray Foulke (green architect and founder of the Isle of Wight Festival –  Ray introduced Bob Dylan to England),  and Nancy  Hunt (Nassio Trust and Exit 7).   Sylvia Vetta (Castaways) was  privileged to send  them all to the island of  OXTOPIA – but  what kind of society would they like to create there? !

Entertainment and 3 course delicious meal .  Bring and share a salad buffet and bottle  all for £14 per person.    Hurry to get your ticket as there are only a few left.    

Contact;   Helen Forey at the box office on:

Telephone: 01865 739004
Mobile: 07810 720225
helen.forey@btinternet.com

Donations welcome (food, items or  cash towards the cost of the evening, including the raffle).  For the raffle we are preparing 3 hampers with themes of Asian, Mediterranean and Oxford.

If you are not able to come along, we would of course welcome with thanks any donations you 

may choose to make in support of this FOKL event.

WE AIM, AS USUAL, TO MAKE THIS A FUN AND  ENTERTAINING EVENING

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!! 

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Rhyme Time for under 5’s

 Bookstart Bear

Monday 10th  November 2014 @ 2:30 – 3:00pm

Isobel welcomes all young families with babies and toddlers, to sing along with the
Bookstart Bear. Free refreshments will kindly be provided by
the Friends of Kennington Library
Storytime for under 5’s

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Wednesday 19th November 2014 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00am

Pauline welcomes all young families with babies and toddlers, for storytime. Stay as little or as long as you
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Book your child’s place NOWtickets FREE but limited number.

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Wednesday 3rd December @ 10.00 a.m. for 10.30 p.m.

LET’S CONNECT (FREE EVENT)

 Kennington Reader Annual Review of 2014

Meet for coffee and mince pies and share your favourite read of the past year whatever it is

Novel/Crime/Biography and/or non-fiction such as a good travel guide or cookery book.   Pick up lots of Christmas present ideas!!!  

If you don’t have one yet then an Oxfordshire County Council Library card should be top of your wish list! WHY?

Because it is free to join, the card is valid in all the OCC libraries and gives access to over 1.5 million books plus a vast range of online

services from the classic Whio’s who? to Ancestry archives to e-books and e-audiobooks as free downloads.

Children or grand-children under 15 years of age need an adult guarantor. This will be the best Christmas present ever!

It will cost you just a little time and organisation (you can even save time by joining on-line) and you will open not only a

world of information but of fiction. What is more relaxing than losing yourself in the type of book that you enjoy!

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Monday 8th December 2:30 – 3:00pm

Christmas Special Rhyme Time & Storytime for under 5’s

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 Pick up your free ticket from the library to book a place for either event! Isobel welcomes all young families with babies and toddlers, to sing along with the 

Pick up your free ticket from the library to book a place for either event! Isobel welcomes all young families with babies and toddlers, to sing along with the Bookstart Bear.

Bookstart Bear

 Wednesday 17th December 10:00 – 11:00am

Pamela welcomes all young families with babies and toddlers, for storytime.
Stay as little or as long as you like

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We would like to thank Kennington Parish Council for their grant of £1000 to maintain all the children’s events
and Friends enhancement activities.

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     Goodbyes and Welcome

Our thanks and best wishes go to Kirsty (Senior library assistant) and Jenny (Saturday library assistant) who will both be leaving in December. Both are planning further studies

, Kirsty a second degree in librarianship and Jenny a 1st  degree. They have both contributed a huge amount to the Kennington library and will be missed.

We offer a warm welcome to our new Senior assistant Rebecca Kirk who will start in December during the transition
to the new model Community library service.

 

Please note: Kennington library will be closing from Wednesday 24th December at 12:30pm and will reopen Friday 2nd January at 2pm

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Find out more about all of the above at the library or via the website.
FOKL Chairman: Sylvia Vetta – 07809 054969 chairman@friendsofkenningtonlibrary.org.uk

FOKL Secretary: Helen Hurrell
 secretary@friendsofkenningtonlibrary.org.uk