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    PUL 8th September

    posted 7 Sep 2012 05:56 by Friern Barnet
    Dear all,
    We had a fascinating meeting last night at the Legion discussing the situation with the new
    occupants of our library and hearing from one of them, “Phoenix”, about their interest in running a
    voluntary library there over the next few months.

    This morning I spoke to Richard Cornelius’ Secretary to request a meeting with him next week to
    negotiate the re-opening of FBL. He is due to get back to me this afternoon.

    On the legal front, apparently Phoenix and his friends are trespassing in the library but their
    presence there does not constitute a criminal offence.

    We will be holding a Pop Up Library tomorrow, Saturday, from 11-1pm on the green next to the
    library and feel that the squatters are highlighting, by their action, the absurdity of our library lying
    empty. Greenacre Writers are holding a free creative writing workshop in the library at 1pm and Dr
    Ollie Natelson is offering free chemistry GCSE and A-level tuition from 11-1pm.

    Maureen Ivens,
    Chair, SFBLG