How can we support children and young people to understand and respond to the Climate and Ecological Emergency?
The Horniman Museum has declared an ecological and climate emergency, pledging to place carbon reduction and environmental issues at the heart of its work.
As the only museum in London in which nature and culture can be viewed together, the Horniman has long been concerned with environmental issues, and the impact of human activity on our world.
From July to October 2022 Corbett Community Library will host a very precious exhibition on loan from the Horniman which show that thousands of years ago Lewisham was actually under water as a result of climate change. Animal and plant species can’t keep up with the rate at which the climate is changing and that’s helping drive species to extinction rather than having the chance to evolve if they can. Come and check out:
Volcanic – a piece of lava
Tropical swamp – fossilised plants
Ice ages – a mastodon tooth
Warm seas – fossilised sea urchin and shell (in chalk)
Deserts – a piece of sandstone
Cold/temperate seas – fossilised trilobite
Anthropocene – our impact now, represented by a face mask
Here at Corbett Community Library volunteers are the backbone of our service! We literally couldn’t stay open each day without them. The two paid managers (who are funded by the Lottery) are assisted by over 40 volunteers made up of library volunteers/activity leaders and Trustees all of whom help the library function day to day.
When you come into the library you will be greeted, served, helped with photocopying, printing, computers or books by a volunteer. Need help learning English? You will be assisted by our lovely Helen who volunteers 6 hours each week supporting local people learning English as second language (ESOL). Hessie will cheer up your little ones every Monday morning with her singing class, local author Allison Parkinson will read to your children, Jo Robinson helps with stretches in her gentle seated yoga class, Diane supports seniors and people with Dementia with her Tuesday Get Together and Jackie supports young people with their homework each week. All of this is for FREE!
The Trustees make sure all the finances are sorted, bills are paid for and big decisions are made. Many of them also worked tirelessly to make sure this place stayed open and turned it into what it is today.
We are so proud of what has been achieved here, what an amazing resource Corbett Community Library is and what amazing volunteers we have here!
ANOTHER QUACKING QUIZ!
After a very successful quiz night in Feb run by us but held within St Andrew’s Church Hall with over 60 attendees we are organising another. With 8 rounds including a music round we had people up and dancing by the end! Prize for the winning team, with much fun to be had a long the way…
‘SAVE THE DATE’
Friday 19th May 7-10pm
Tix: £5 per person/ cheeseboards £30 table of 6
All proceeds help raise much needed funds for the Library to stay up and running.