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Occupied Friern Barnet Library in court Monday; faces potential closure

 
Supporters of Friern Barnet People’s Library in Barnet, North London, are to return to court at 09:30 on Monday 17 December as Barnet council seeks possession of the building and the surrounding green land. [1]

“Join us in Barnet and show Barnet council that libraries and communities matter more than profits for big business.“[…]

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DEMONSTRATION TO SAVE FRIERN BARNET LIBRARY!!

17 DECEMBER:  Meet at 9:30am 

In September residents of Barnet in North London took action against the local council and occupied their local library which had been closed down as a consequence of the government’s austerity measures despite overwhelming local opposition.

The council is now trying to evict the occupiers and hand over the premises[…]

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14 November: Author Will Self to visit occupied Friern Barnet Library, near the setting of his latest novel, Umbrella

Will Self is to appear at recently liberated Friern Barnet Library at 7pm on Wednesday 14 November, to read from his most recent novel Umbrella, which has been short-listed for the 2012 Man Booker prize. Now run six days a week (11am to 7pm) by members of local community and supporters of the Occupy movement,[…]

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Hundreds turn out to celebrate Occupy London’s first birthday

As Occupy London prepares for its first anniversary on Monday, an estimated 400 supporters are now gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral, for #GlobalNoise – a global day of protest to highlight the fact that people are still here, one year on, united and more determined than ever. [1]
Speakers from the Quebec student movement and[…]

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Reclaim Community – Friern Barnet Library

 
On the 5th of September Occupiers and members of the local community in North London reclaimed the Friern Barnet Library. The library was occupied last Thursday after it had its doors closed in April this year due to public sector cuts.
Four days after squatting abandoned residential buildings became a criminal offence, [1] three[…]

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The Friern Barnet People’s Library

The Friern Barnet People’s Library is an occupied and re-opened library. The Library was closed under our government’s austerity policies.

‘We The Library’ is a vibrant and much used space.
We would like to invite any people or groups wishing to put on talks, workshops, meetings etc. to contact us.
Phone: 07592231150
Email: friernbarnetcommunitylibrary@gmail.com

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