Notes of meeting – Croydon Libraries – April 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Tuesday 26 April  2016.

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Notices and notes of meeting

There were no notices given at the meeting as this meeting was specific to Croydon libraries and the current libraries survey. Information leaflets were available with copies to take away.

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Thank you to those who brought along food items to donation to the Croydon Refugee Centre. 

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 00.40.37The notes of meeting were agreed with those attending before posting.  

You can access them here: Notes_librariesmeeting_26April2016

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The leaflet made available on the night can be found, here: Save Croydon Libraries flyer v2. This version reflects the extended deadline confirmed after the meeting, which is 16 May 2016.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

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Next public meeting

We are hoping to hold our next public meeting in New Addington in June, with the AGM in July.

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Holocaust Memorial Day events in Croydon 2016

A guided tour of the death camps
Darren Wray’s grandfather never talked about his role in liberating one of the death camps in Germany at the end of the Second World War.  His illustrated talk describes his personal exploration of the terrible events that occurred. It contains some distressing images.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower
Tuesday, 19 January 5.15 – 6.15 pm
Admission free

A Holocaust Talk with Eva Schloss
Eva will be giving an inspiring talk about her life. She was sent to Auschwitz, along with her mother, in 1944. When the camp was liberated, they searched for her father and brother, but tragically, both had been killed in Mauthausen. Before the war, Eva had become friendly with Anne Frank and in 1953 her mother married Anne’s father Otto.
Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower
Tuesday, 19 January
Balcony Bar open 6.00, event 6.30 – 8.30pm
Admission free, but spaces limited. Book your seat on

Hidden Histories
Find out about the significance of the special objects saved by six survivors from their lives before genocide.
Croydon Central Library
Saturday 23 January to Saturday 30 January 2016
Admission free

Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Ceremony
Come together to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides.

A candle lighting ceremony will be followed at 12.30pm by a commemorative event, including talks from genocide survivors, plus performances from local school children and a community choir. You will be able to view a live web cast of the commemorative event here
Croydon Town Hall
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12.00 – 1.40pm
Admission free

Phoenix (12A)
Jewish singer, Nelly, returns to Berlin as a concentration camp survivor, following plastic surgery for a gunshot injury. The surgery leaves her beautiful yet, perhaps, unrecognisable. She tracks down her gentile husband, Johnny. Convinced that Nelly is dead, he can only see a passable lookalike who might help him claim her property. An intriguing, suspenseful film about deception and self-deception, belief and identity.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 7.30 – 9.30pm
Tickets £8 (£6.50 concessions)
Bookings:, telephone 0333 666 3366 or from Wallace Arnold World Choice, 62 George St, CR0 1PD, Mon – Sat.

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