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Darn that Picasso – anti-fascist sewing comes to Salford
October 31, 2013 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
Darn that Picasso – anti-fascist sewing comes to Salford

Taken with permission from the blog of the Working Class Movement Library. A Storify account of the day in photos and tweets can be found at http://storify.com/wcmlibrary/darn-that-picasso
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On 26 April this year, the anniversary of the …

Sunday Malcolms
November 2, 2012 – 12:02 am | 2 Comments
Sunday Malcolms

The extraordinary attendance of Malcolmses at the last home match is to be investigated by Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Police suspect foul play and there are allegations that a tiny secretive sect of East Manchester communists.

Attention all campaigners – there’s a library keen to meet you
May 9, 2012 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Attention all campaigners – there’s a library keen to meet you

A message from the working class movement’s very own library. Please pass it on:
Save our NHS… don’t close our library…no to war….they say cut back we say fight back… low pay no way… fair pensions …

Working Class Movement Library’s supporters make it so
March 9, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Working Class Movement Library’s supporters make it so

Thanks to a storming performance by their loyal supporters, who voted in droves, Salford’s Working Class Movement Library has won a public vote competition to win an artist to appear in an event in May. …

Vote vote vote for the Working Class Movement Library
February 20, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment
Vote vote vote for the Working Class Movement Library

A message from Salford’s Working Class Movement Library:
We have been shortlisted in the Arts Council-funded Museums at Night competition to win an artist to appear in an event at the Library. This is an annual …

It’s National Libraries Day, why not shout about it?
February 4, 2012 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
It’s National Libraries Day, why not shout about it?

Today has been designated as National Libraries Day, an occasion to champion and celebrate libraries. A moment of your time therefore:
1. 76% of 5-10 year olds in the UK use libraries
2. Over 10% of UK …

Strike a light! It’s a bloody inconvenience, I tell you
November 28, 2011 – 5:55 pm | 2 Comments
Strike a light! It’s a bloody inconvenience, I tell you

As the country prepares for the widespread horror set to be wreaked by selfish public sector workers this Wednesday, the wonderful British media are gearing up for what they do best.

The rest is silence
October 14, 2011 – 4:31 pm | No Comment
The rest is silence

Librarians are here to help their communities, and an attack on a library is an attack on a community

Things to do in summer when you’re dead (bored)
May 19, 2011 – 8:02 am | 3 Comments
Things to do in summer when you’re dead (bored)

by J Walter Weatherman
Ah, the summer months, the mere mention of the words conjures up thoughts of lazy days spent watching the world go by, hours of endless sunshine, picnics, riverboats and handkerchief covered heads and the like. Utter bliss.

Striking a Light: celebrating women in trade unions
February 21, 2011 – 9:54 am | No Comment
Striking a Light: celebrating women in trade unions

The Working Class Movement Library is holding an event to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Saturday 5 March 2011, at 2pm. Admission is free and the full address of the library is 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.

Ring out, you celebratory bells
September 5, 2010 – 8:16 pm | 3 Comments
Ring out, you celebratory bells

How do you top a story about cigarette packet giraffes? Like this.
Tram 3007. It does exist. I’ve just seen it. There I was, on a 36 bus stopped at traffic lights …

Blessings undisguised: part one
May 26, 2010 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Blessings undisguised: part one

Due to circumstances beyond my control I have found myself without work recently. Not wanting to fulfil the lifestyle choices shared by many on my housing scheme, I took the advice of my uncle Bob who recommended I get up at normal time and do something different everyday. And all for freemans.

Learn the lessons of history
April 12, 2010 – 7:22 pm | One Comment
Learn the lessons of history

The Working Class Movement Library (it belongs to us all, but it’s situated in Salford) hosts many artefacts to warm the hearts against the chilly rise of the racist right.

The kind people at the Crescent-based, house-come library are currently highlighting a number of anti-fascist leaflets in their collection. The focus is on how working class people have repelled the evils of fascists from Mosley to the BNP.