April Events and Activities 

CITYREAD: April is Cityread month and this year's book is Prophecy by S. J. Parris, a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller set in London 1583. Wandsworth library members can download a free copy of the ebook from https://wandsworthlibraries.overdrive.com/ where you can also find a reading list themed around London.

All EASTER HOLIDAY, Balham Library Easter Quizzy Rascals
Library hunt with Easter prize draw.
Contact: Balham Library, 0208 673 1129

Sat 1, 2.30-4pm Tooting Library EASTER HOLIDAY
April Fools Day Story Time & Craft Session.
Silly stories to make you chuckle! 2:30-3pm. Craft activity: make a funny face spinner to take home 3-4pm.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Monday 3, 10-11am Putney Library
Internet Basics
Understand more about what the internet is and how you can use it. A free 4 week course. All sessions need to be attended and places are limited so please call to book.
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085 

Monday 3 April, 11am Battersea Park Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Story Time
Come along to take part in creating special stories together. For ages 6 years+
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122 

Monday 3, 11am Earlsfield Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Writing Workshop
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 7-11
Contact: Earlsfield Library, 0208 946 2088

Monday 3, 4-5pm, Northcote Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Make Easter Cards
A craft activity in the Children’s Library
Contact: Northcote Library, 0207 223 2336

Tuesday 4, 2-4pm Southfields Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Badge Making
Design your own badge or colour in a ready-made design. Ages 4+ Contact: Southfields Library, 0208 780 1945  

Tuesday 4, 2.30-4pm Tooting Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Spring Stories & Craft Activity
Spring themed stories about fluffy chicks and little birdies 2:30-3pm. Craft session: Make a nest and some little chicks to take home 3-4pm
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543 

Wednesday 5, 1-2pm York Gardens Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Explore Learning National Young Writers’ Awards Workshop
For 8 years now, Explore Learning have been inspiring children to write! Come along to this workshop for children aged 8-14 years to help you write your entry for the National Young Writers’ Awards workshop. Create a short story about the future, and have a chance at winning £500 worth of books for your school library, as well as a trip to Disneyland Paris! Workshop is free, but booking is essential.
Contact: York Gardens, 0207 223 2341

Wednesday 5, 2-3pm Wandsworth Town Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Explore Learning Workshop - Creative Writing
Do you struggle to write a fantastic story? Don’t worry! You will be introduced to setting, characters and plot – the building blocks of any great story- in this workshop for children aged 8 -11.
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Wednesday 5, 3-4pm Battersea Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft
Now that the sun is out, capture it! Make a colourful, spring-inspired work of stained “glass” art to hang in your window. Recommended for ages 4+.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Wednesday 5 April 7.45 – 9 pm SOLD OUT
Murder: At The Library!
There has been a tragic fatality at Old Poultney Library! Who has killed Lord MacDeath? Pit your wits against a host of devious suspects and help solve the mystery!

Thursday 6, 10.30-11.30am, Northcote Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Story Time & Easter Cards
Story Time followed by a craft activity in the Children’s Library
Contact: Northcote Library, 0207 223 2336

Thursday 6, 10.30-11.15am, Putney Library
Gymboree Play & Music Demo
Come along and get a taste of what Gymboree classes are all about with our 45 minute demo.
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085

Thursday 6, 11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Let’s Get Crafty
A craft activity for children aged 2+, after Story Time.
Contact: Balham Library, 020 8673 1129

Thursday 6, 2-3pm Wandsworth Town Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Explore Learning Workshop – Times Tables
The workshop looks at 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. You’ll be better than a calculator in no time! For children aged 6-8 years.
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Friday 7, 10-11.30am, Balham Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Messy Play In association with Balham Children’s Centre in the library hall. For children under 5
Contact: Balham Library, 020 8673 1129

Friday 7, 9.45 - 10.20am Wandsworth Town Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Easter Story Time
An Easter themed Story Time for children with Easter egg pictures to colour in afterwards.
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Friday 7, 11am Earlsfield Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Writing Workshop: Awesome Egyptians
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 7-11
Contact: Earlsfield Library, 0208 946 2088

Friday 7, 2-2.45pm Wandsworth Town Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Easter Dance & Drama
Join MYAD kids for free easter fun and games.
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Friday 7, 3-3:45pm York Gardens Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Spring Time Stories
Enjoy a cheerful, spring time story session with some favourite books and songs.
Contact: York Gardens, 0207 223 2341

Saturday 8 April, 11am-1pm Battersea Park Library
Lightbox Theatre Workshop: Bound
BOUND is a site-specific show that Lightbox is presenting at Doddington Roof Garden as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival on Saturday 20th May 2017. Lightbox Theatre are looking for local people to help develop the show’s story at this free workshop.
Contact Emma on 07966613367 or email: emma@lightboxtheatre.co.uk

Sat 8, 1.30-3,30pm Tooting Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Learn To Code Workshop
Have fun and learn to code: Control a toy car using BBC Microbit. For ages 9-13, please note there is booking fee of £12 per child and the event must be pre-booked
Contact: to book call 07970288046 or visit www.activestudy.co.uk

Monday 10, 11am Earlsfield Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Key Stage 2 SATS exam preparation
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 7-11
Contact: Earlsfield Library, 0208 946 2088

Monday 10, 2pm Battersea Park Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Easter Colouring
Come along to colour and draw Easter pictures to add to the Library Easter display.
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Monday 10, 2-4pm Tooting Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Easter Craft Session
Make an Easter Chick or Bunny basket and get a special sweet treat to put inside.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Tuesday 11, 10.30am Southfields Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Easter Story Time
An Easter themed Story Time for children with pictures to colour in afterwards.
Contact: Southfields Library, 0208 780 1945

Tuesday 11, 2pm Battersea Park Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Card Making
Make an Easter card for your family and friends.
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Tuesday 11, 2.30-3.30pm Southfields Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Make An Easter Hat
A free event for ages 4 and up. Please book in advance.
Contact: Southfields Library, 0208 780 1945

Tuesday 11, 3-4pm Battersea Park Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Explore Learning National Young Writers’ Awards Workshop
For 8 years now, Explore Learning have been inspiring children to write! Come along to this workshop for children aged 8-14 years to help you write your entry for the National Young Writers’ Awards workshop. Create a short story about the future, and have a chance at winning £500 worth of books for your school library, as well as a trip to Disneyland Paris! Workshop is free, but booking is essential.
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Tuesday 11, 4-5pm Battersea Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Explore Learning National Young Writers’ Awards Workshop
For 8 years now, Explore Learning have been inspiring children to write! Come along to this workshop for children aged 8-14 years to help you write your entry for the National Young Writers’ Awards workshop. Create a short story about the future, and have a chance at winning £500 worth of books for your school library, as well as a trip to Disneyland Paris! Workshop is free, but booking is essential.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Wednesday 12, 11am-12pm EASTER HOLIDAY
Let’s Learn French Together
An exciting and interactive language workshop on basic French. Ages 5+
Contact: Balham Library, 020 8673 1129

Wednesday 12, 11am-12pm Roehampton Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Writing Workshop
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 8
Contact: Roehampton Library, 0208 246 6979

Wednesday 12, 12.30-1.30pm Roehampton Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Writing Workshop
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 11-14
Contact: Roehampton Library, 0208 246 6979

Wednesday 12, 2-3pm Wandsworth Town Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Explore Learning Workshop - Space Mission
Learn all about the universe and everything in it! Stretch your skills to infinity and beyond!
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Thursday 13, 10.30-11.30am Wandsworth Town Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Save the Frog Day: Preview
Frog related activities to celebrate the up and coming ‘Save the Frog Day’. Listen to Froggy tales, sing frog rhymes and take part in a frog craft activity. For ages 4+
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Thursday 13, 11am-12pm Putney Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Writing Workshop
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 8
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085

Thursday 13, 11.30am-12.30pm, Balham Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Let’s get crafty
A craft activity for children aged 2+, after Story Time.
Contact: Balham Library, 020 8673 1129

Thursday 13, 12.30-1.30pm Putney Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Creative Writing Workshop
In association with Explore Learning. For children aged 11-14
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085

Saturday 15, Tooting & Roehampton Library EASTER HOLIDAY
All Day Easter Fun
There’s an Easter egg hunt in the Children’s Library all day! Tooting 9:30am-4:30pm, Roehampton 10am-2.30pm. Find all the egg shapes hidden in the Children’s Library and identify all the characters to get a lucky dip prize.

Saturday 15, 2.30-3pm Tooting Library EASTER HOLIDAY
Easter Story Time
An Easter themed Story Time: chicks, bunnies and eggs galore from 2:30-3:00pm. Scrabble club & Chess club will not run today
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Saturday 22, Putney, Tooting and York Gardens Libraries
World Book Night
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Join us at Putney 10.30-11am for Dad's Rhyme Time, York Gardens 11.30am-12pm for Rhyme Time, and Tooting 2.30-3pm for Story and Rhyme Time.
Contact: Putney Library, 020 8780 3085. Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543. York Gardens Library, 0207 223 2341

Sunday April 23, Putney Library Art Space WANDSWORTH ARTS FRINGE
Yvette Vanson's Disappearing Worlds
Paintings of stunning habitats, endangered species and communities. Sales in aid of Greenpeace. Paintings can be viewed during library opening hours. The exhibition runs until May 21st.
Contact: Putney Library, 020 8780 3085 www.yvettevanson.com

Saturday 22, 2.30-4.30pm Tooting Library CITYREAD
London
A special children’s event for Cityread. 2.30-3pm, Story Time: familiar characters and stories set in and all about London. 3-4.30pm, Craft: make a beautiful London silhouette picture to take home.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Monday 24, 11-11:30am Battersea Library
“Bonjour, Mes Amis!”: Bilingual Rhyme Time
Traditional tunes and new favourites in both French and English.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Thursday 27, 2.30pm Putney Library CITYREAD
Ian Porter
What were the repercussions of Henry VIII's fall from his horse? Ian Porter from London Town walks will explain in a free talk which also covers; Elizabethan Security; Cheapside and Smithfield markets; Smokers and the Guildhall; Executions; and more. Tea will also be served! Booking essential
Contact: Putney Library, 020 8780 3085, or email Charlene.Coleman@gll.org

Saturday 29, 2-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Save the Frog Day
It’s Save the Frogs Day. Come and meet David Gill, the Education Officer at The River Wandle Trust. See live tadpoles and froglets, along with other pond creatures. Dress up as a frog, wear a frog mask or frog hats or just wear green clothes.
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Friday 5 to Sunday 21 May, Putney Library during opening hours
Book Hunt, From a Book to Another
WANDSWORTH ARTS FRINGE
Agora Art Circle and the Putney Library will take you to a new world. Visit Putney library at any time during Wandsworth Arts Fringe and jump from a book to another in this free book hunt http://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on/book-hunt-from-a-book-to-another
Contact: Putney Library, 020 8780 3085

Friday 5 & Saturday 6, 7-8.15pm Battersea Library
WANDSWORTH ARTS FRINGE
Turmoil
A surreal tragicomedy by hugely successful Brazilian playwright Jô Bilac using the exquisite ambiance of the reading room of the Battersea Library. An energetic physical play featuring flamenco, live music and a tap dancing goat! Tickets £10, £8 for concessions.
Contact: emi@dendecollective.org or book tickets at http://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on/turmoil