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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
about her novel BIRDCAGE.
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 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)
Saturday 15th November from 6.30pm for 7pm
JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL
Autumn Gala Night
HOSTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF FOKL: KORKY PAUL
…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
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!!
Rhyme Time for under 5’s
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
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
like…Looking a head
Book your child’s place NOW…tickets FREE but limited number.
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!
Monday 8th December 2:30 – 3:00pm
Christmas Special Rhyme Time & Storytime for under 5’s
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.
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
We would like to thank Kennington Parish Council for their grant of £1000 to maintain all the children’s events
and Friends enhancement activities.
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