This month

Monday 16 February:  ” ‘A Centre of Vice’: Prostitution in Lambeth in the First World War”.  Professor Jerry White talks on one of the great anxieties of the military and civilian authorities in London during the First World War:  what seemed to be a sudden rise in the number of prostitutes in London battening on soldiers from Britain and the colonies. Much concern centred on the Waterloo Road area, long a byword for street prostitution in London.  Were these anxieties real or imagined?

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Events are normally held on the third Monday evening in the month.

6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.  Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.

No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.

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FUNDRAISING FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE DURNING LIBRARY

After the very successful Table Top Sale on 14 June, where we raised over £250, thanks mainly to Cathy Preece and the Kennington Companions, Cathy has kindly offered to continue selling unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays and Amazon games to help raise funds for us. Please make every effort to support this, either by bringing your donations to the blue bin in the Library or delivering to Cathy direct.  Please contact KenningtonCompanions@gmail.com if you wish to do that or have any questions .

DO PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE

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National Library Day – Saturday 7 February – Volunteers needed 

Can you spare a couple of hours to chat to passers-by and encourage them to join the Durning – or any other library?  As ever, resources are scarce and dwindling, and libraries need all the support they can get.

If you are willing to help, please contact Dale Arndell at the library on DArndell@lambeth.gov.uk or telephone 020 7926 8682.

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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
After James Taylor’s fascinating talk on 17 November, many will be shocked to learn that government cuts to IWM could mean 80 job losses, curtailing schools visits and – incredibly – dismantling the library.
For information, and a petition to sign, go to http://bit.ly/save_IWM