Brighter days beckon – not least with the great news that Kensal Rise Library is set to re-open on April 14th.
This announcement follows last week’s Prime Ministerial ‘Road Map’ statement, declaring libraries can re-open from April 12th – so long as the scientific data allows.
Clearly, the Covid situation remains uncertain, so the dates are subject to change.
However, all being well, we will resume our Phase 1 plans to operate two shifts a week from April 14th: Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
This is a gradual approach.
We will build on last December’s temporary re-opening, complete with Covid precautions (eg protective screens, hand sanitiser etc), to enable all of us to get used to the new procedures and monitor the pandemic.
W can’t wait to see you back in the library in a few weeks’ time!
We are excited to offer an online event, live from the Mark Twain house in America, on March 24th at 7pm.
Dr Erin Bartram will discuss Twain’s attitude to racism, alongside other 19th century American writers – including escaped slave, Frederick Douglass (the first African American to be nominated for US Vice President in 1872).
Connections will be made between the present day and the writings of Twain and his contemporaries. Audience Q&A. This event has been especially tailored for us and we hope you will be able to attend via Zoom.
Here’s the Eventbrite link to book your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/huckleberry-finn-racism-with-mark-twain-expert-dr-erin-bartram-tickets-143150570209?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Thanks to Maria and Margaret and Stephanie for working on this.