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nevermodern


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Post: #1
13-12-2007 11:56 AM

I emailed the libarary to ask them to update their website with details of opening times and new facilities. Here are the opening times if anyone needs them:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-7,Tuesday and Thursday 9-8, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4.

Nice to see a library open on a Sunday Smile

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nevermodern


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Post: #2
13-12-2007 12:03 PM

Do they do anything like kids reading clubs on the weekend? Might be an idea.

Any news on the film club?

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evanick


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Joined: Sep 2006
Post: #3
13-12-2007 12:09 PM

which library does it refer to. I know ours in Crofton Park does not open Wed and Fridays.

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nevermodern


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13-12-2007 12:14 PM

Er, Forest Hill, SE23 Smile

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steveb


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Post: #5
13-12-2007 03:22 PM

nevermodern Wrote:
Do they do anything like kids reading clubs on the weekend? Might be an idea.

Any news on the film club?


Just saw the following on the Lewisham Council website about events at Forest hill Library:

Tuesday 18 December
5.30pm-7.45pm: Launch of the Forest Hill Library film club. With a talk on Alfred Hitchcock

Also, there is a film screening on Sunday afternoon at 1.00 , but unhelpfully it dosen't say what the film is!

Lets hope the film club gets supported.

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nevermodern


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13-12-2007 03:47 PM

Bah! What a stupid time/day. Who's back from work at 5.30 on a weekday? Sad

Or is it just me that isn't? Sad

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steveb


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13-12-2007 04:32 PM

nevermodern Wrote:
Bah! What a stupid time/day. Who's back from work at 5.30 on a weekday? Sad

Or is it just me that isn't? Sad


I agree the time isn't going to suit a lot of people. I guess the problem is fitting the event within the library opening hours ie until 8pm on Tuesday. It'll be interesting to see how many attend, and whether they have plans to make the time more convenient.

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nevermodern


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13-12-2007 04:35 PM

Maybe an afternoon slot on the weekend would be better? Might be nice, then, to go for an after-film beer to mull over the film Smile

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blushingsnail


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Post: #9
14-12-2007 10:32 AM

Link to December events in FH library: http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/LeisureAndCul...ibrary.htm

Loads of things being run, eg "How to research your holiday on the internet" at 2.00pm today and a craft fair tomorrow.

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shzl400


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14-12-2007 11:07 AM

nevermodern Wrote:
Maybe an afternoon slot on the weekend would be better? Might be nice, then, to go for an after-film beer to mull over the film Smile


If you follow blushingsnail's link, you will see a Sunday afternoon matinee film showing for adults scheduled for 1pm this weekend.

Your wish fulfilled!!

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nevermodern


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14-12-2007 11:45 AM

If they swapped that with the film club, i'd be ecstatic Smile writhing with it..... Smile

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ht


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Post: #12
14-12-2007 01:51 PM

With the library's re-opening I was looking forward to news of a film club, but unfortunately wouldn't be able to get back for that time after work during the week. I think that will be quite common. Will have to see how things unfold and maybe give them some feedback re timings. Sunday afternoon movie sounds lovely though.

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nevermodern


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Post: #13
14-12-2007 02:04 PM

Maybe we could get them to post what film it is on here every week.

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roz


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Post: #14
18-12-2007 10:05 PM

Went today for the kiddies party- the place looks fantastic , internally and externally, and is well equipped with pc terminals , and of course, books. The kids section is very well catered for. Look forward to taking my child there and also spending a few hours browsing myself.
Any chance this thread could become a general library thread?

When using the accessible entrance I noticed a childrens play area at the rear of Louise House, part of the early years centre. Does anyone know anything about this ie is it possible to use it even though Louise House is closed?

With the newly extended school across the road, and with the improved library,this part of Forest Hill does begin to look handsome. The Council - for a change- should be congratulated for doing this so well. Its almost changing my mind about keeping the old pool building and doing a refurb. If this plus Louise House were refurbished to a high standard this would make a fantastic difference to the appearance and of course cultural provision of this area.

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bigjulie


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Post: #15
20-12-2007 10:50 AM

The library is very nice but it's a shame it hasn't got nearly as many books as it used to have. The ubiquitous modern minimalist style is all very well but I personally preferred wall to wall books and no big empty spaces.

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PackOfDusters


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Post: #16
20-12-2007 02:20 PM

Got to agree with you bigjulie, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of books too. It is a lovely building though. I just fear I'll have made my way through their stock come the end of 2008.

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FHLibraryManager


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #17
21-12-2007 05:20 PM

Nice to see mostly positive feedback on here! I am Thomas, Library Manager at FH Library and I am also beginning to establish the film club. The problem is, as many of you have noted, that the latest we close is at 8pm, so to fit in a film and a decent discussion it would have to start at about 5.30/6pm. The launch on Tuesday was very well attended and there is a lot of interest in a regular group. What I propose to do in the new year is have the next session (which I will keep you guys informed of) and discuss viable times with the group. Problem with Sunday would be that it has to take place in the ground floor meeting room which blocks off that room for most of the day and it has a lot of stock, etc in it that would be out of action.

The films this weekend, for your information, are:

Saturday 22nd:
11am-1pm: Citizen Kane (U)
2.15-4.15: High School Musical 2 (U)

Sunday 23rd:
11am-1pm: South Pacific (U)
1.45-3.45: The Incredibles (U)

Monday 24th:
10am-12noon: Shrek The Third (U)

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robwinton


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Post: #18
21-12-2007 05:29 PM

My daughter went along today with my parents. Apparently the selection of childrens books is very good (thank you), but I believe that the choice for classical music is extremely limited ("Do you have any Classical music?", "Yes, we have 2 CDs, but they both seem to be out").

Not sure how many out there share an interest in Classical music, or how much music is taken out in any case, but thought I'd pass on the feedback.

I need to check it out (!) myself soon. Good news that we have a nice new library in Forest Hill (I bet Provender are happy too)

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borderpaul


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Post: #19
24-12-2007 05:05 PM

I went in on Sunday with my 2 year old. As a working parent it has doubled my chances of going to the library with my kids so I am grateful.

I was really impressed by the big screen and sound quality of the film on situated in the the Children's section. They will need the volume up loud so people can hear above the noise of children playing and parents reading to their children.

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FHLibraryManager


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Post: #20
04-01-2008 05:25 PM

The film club will meet again next Thursday, 10th January at 6pm. There will also be a talk the following week (Thursday 17th) by Duncan Reekie about the history of Underground Cinema, 6pm.

We will also be showing films throughout January:
Sat 5th: Cars (PG) 10am-12noon
Sun 6th: Spiderman 3 (PG) 1-4pm
Sat 12th: The Wild (U) 10.30-12noon
Sun 13th: Hairspray (PG) 1-4pm
Sat 19th: Surfs Up (PG) 10am-12noon
Sun 20th: Bourne Ultimatum (12) 1-4pm
Sun 27th: Transformers (PG) 1-4pm
Thurs 31st: City Of Gods (18) 6-8pm

All are welcome!

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