December Events and Activities

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Christmas opening hours:
Saturday 23rd December: Normal opening hours
Sunday 24th: All libraries closed
Monday 25th: All libraries closed
Tuesday 26th: All libraries closed
Wednesday 27th: Normal opening hours apply

New Year opening hours:
Sunday 31st December: Normal opening hours
Monday 1st January: All libraries closed
Tuesday 2nd January: Normal opening hours

The Cards For Good Causes Christmas Card shop is open at Putney Library until 17 December. Support a range of charities while buying cards and Christmas goods. Shop opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-4.30pm.

Saturday 2
11am–12pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Christmas Story Time and Card Making
Get into the festive swing! Join us for our special Christmas story time and make amazing cards for friends and family. Suitable for ages 2+

Monday 4
All day, Putney Library Art Space, 020 8780 3085
The Annual Christmas Show
Featuring work by Sim Hock Neoh, Glyn Goodwin, Ann Ulrich, and Sylvia Vajda. Art can be viewed during normal library opening hours. The display runs until January 6th
6.45-7.45pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Roehampton University Creative Writing Event
Book launch of their new anthology: Awake

Tuesday 5
3.30-4.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Hanukkah Crafternoon
Get ready for Hanukkah by making your own paper dreidel. Learn how to play the traditional game, and earn some chocolate coins. Recommended for ages 4+. Free and drop in
3.30 Battersea Park Library, 020 77204122
Help Decorate The Children’s Library
Make some Christmas drawings and colourings to decorate the library

Friday 8
3-3.30pm York Gardens Library, 020 7223 2341
A Very Festive Story Time
Join us for a cheery session of Christmas stories and songs to celebrate the season. Free and drop in.

Saturday 9
11-12 Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Christmas Cards
A craft activity for children.

Monday 11
11-11.30am Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Joyeux Noel!: Festive Rhyme Time with “Les Comptines d’Augustine”
Join us for a cheery session of seasonal and favourite songs in French and English with our very special guests, Marjorie and her goose puppet, Augustine! Speakers and singers of all languages welcome. Recommended for under 5s. Free and drop in. Rejoignez-nous avec nos invités exceptionnelles, Marjorie et sa marionnette, l’oie Augustine, pour une séance de fêtes incluant chants de Noël et vos comptines préférées en anglais et en français. Toutes nationalités bienvenue, recommandé pour les enfants de moins de 5 ans. Activité Gratuite, sans inscription.

Tuesday 12
3.30-4.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334 
Christmas Crafternoon
Make a beautiful ornament to hang at home or on our library Christmas tree. Recommended for ages 4+. Free and drop in.
3.30 Battersea Park Library, 020 77204122
Christmas Cards
Make some Christmas cards for your friends and family. Ages 4 years+

Wednesday 13
6.45-7.45pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Nina Antonia
Author Nina Antonia will read from her new book The Greenwood Faun. This will be followed by a short discussion on how writing about music led to her interest in fiction. Free event (with mulled wine), to book call 020 8780 3085 or email charlene.coleman@gll.org

Friday 15
4.30-6pm Tooting Library 020 8767 0543
Pinocchio
Magical Quests on Behalf of the Woolf charitable trust present Pinocchio. An interactive play with puppets suitable for children plus a very special visit from Santa! This event is free but tickets must be booked; please contact Tooting Children's Library.

Tuesday 19
9.45am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Christmas Rhyme Time
Join in with our Christmas rhymes and songs for babies and toddlers! For ages 0-2
11am Battersea Park Library, 020 77204122
Baby Rhyme Time Christmas Party
Come along for Christmas songs and fun.
2pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Christmas Rhyme Time
Join in with our Christmas rhymes and songs for babies and toddlers! For ages 0-2
2.30pm Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Christmas Story Time
Christmas stories for children with a colouring activity afterwards

Wednesday 20
11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Mini Yoga
A Christmas themed yoga, story time and craft activity for children 3 – 6 years.

Thursday 21
3.30-4.30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Decoration Making
A free, drop-in, session in the Children's Library. Lovely things to make for tree decorations or a special little gift.

Friday 22
10am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Christmas Story Time
Join us for a festive themed story time with a colouring activity afterwards. For ages 2 –5
2-3pm Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Winter Wonderland
Journey through a Winter Wonderland with Explore Learning. Improve your critical thinking in this winter themed workshop which focuses on the important job of learning about the difference between facts and opinion.
2.30pm Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Christmas Baby Rhyme Time
Christmas songs and fun.
3.45pm Battersea Park Library, 020 77204122
Christmas Story Time
A special Children’s Story Time for Christmas

Saturday 23
2.30-4pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Christmas Story Time
Cosy Christmas and winter themed stories followed by wintery and Christmas colouring.