What's On

June Events and Activities 

The Wandsworth Heritage Festival continues until 11th June. See the full programme of events here http://www.better.org.uk/library/london/wandsworth/news/wandsworth-heritage-festival-2017

Thursday 1, 9.30am Northcote Library
HALF TERM
Under the Sea                
Story Time and cutting and sticking crafting
Contact: Northcote Library, 0207 223 2336

Thursday 1, 11am-12pm Putney Library
HALF TERM
Phonics Workshop
Run by Explore Learning. Ages 5-7. Free, but please book ahead.
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085

Thursday 1, 11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library
HALF TERM
Let’s Get Crafty A children's craft event after story time for ages 2+
Contact: Balham Library, 0208 673 1129

Thursday 1, 12.30am-1.30pm Putney Library
HALF TERM
Creepy House Writing Workshop
Run by Explore Learning. Ages 8-11. Free, but please book ahead.
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085

Thursday 1, 1-2pm, York Gardens Library
HALF TERM
Pirates! Writing Workshop with Explore Learning
Put yourself in the shoes of Jack Sparrow and experience life as a pirate! Concentrating on diaries and creative writing, be inspired by the nautical world but be careful not to walk the plank! Run by Explore Learning. Ages 8-11. Free, but please book ahead.
Contact: York Gardens Library, 0207 223 2341

Thursday 1, 2-4pm Balham Library
HALF TERM
Family drop in session: Make a memory web
We are collecting memories and stories to make a giant web in our children’s library – much like the human brain! Come along, tell us your stories about life in Balham, and pin them to our web. FREE • No booking required
Contact: 0208 673 1129

Thursday 1, 3-4pm Earlsfield Library
HALF TERM
Groovy Greeks
A free workshop for children aged 7-12 in association with Explore Based on the Philip Pullman book Northern Lights.
Contact: Earlsfield Library, 0208 946 2088

Thursday 1, 7.15pm Wandsworth Town Library CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES The Wandsworth Area as 18th Century Powerhouse Organised by Agenda Services. The Wandsworth area was an economic and political powerhouse during the 18th century. This talk by Sean Creighton will examine aspects of this, including the Huguenots, the networks, the Clapham Sect and the Pitt Government. • FREE • No booking required CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

 

Friday 2, 10-11.30am Balham Library
HALF TERM
Messy Play with Balham Children’s Centre
In the library hall for ages under 5 years; limited places available.
Contact: Balham Library, 0208 673 1129

Friday 2nd June, 10–11am Wandsworth Town Library
National Bookstart Week
Celebrate National Bookstart Week – Let’s explore outdoors! With themed stories to encourage families to have fun reading together. As well as stories and a craft event you can pick up a free copy of Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandal. What's Bookstart? Visit www.bookstart.org.uk for more info about all the great work they do to promote early years' reading.
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 8877 1742

Friday 2 June, 11am-12pm Earlsfield Library
Northern Lights
HALF TERM
A free workshop for children aged 7-12 in association with Explore Learning. Based on the Philip Pullman book Northern Lights.
Contact: Earlsfield Library, 0208 946 2088

Friday 2, 11.30am-12pm Balham Library HALF TERM
Urdu & Hindi workshop
Language workshop with stories & craft. Contact: Balham Library, 0208 673 1129

Friday 2, 3-3:30pm York Gardens Library
HALF TERM
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! Story Time A special half term story time all about bears. Free. Drop-in. Contact: York Gardens Library, 0207 223 2341

Friday 2nd June, 2.30-4pm Tooting Library
HALF TERM
Space Adventure
An afternoon of outer space themed stories, songs and craft. Space colouring and games sheets are available all day. Just come to the desk in the children’s library to pick some up. S tory Time, 2:30-3:00pm Out of this world stories all about space adventure and Aliens. Outer Space Craft 3:00-4:00pm.Make an Alien spaceship to take home.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Friday 2, 3.45pm Battersea Park Library
HALF TERM
Story Time
Special half term story time of favourite characters stories to share.
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Friday 2, 6.30pm Battersea Library
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Talk: Up in Smoke: The Failed Dreams of Battersea Power Station
Author of a recently published history of Battersea Power Station, Peter Watts gives an illustrated talk on some of the many schemes proposed for the building since it was decommissioned, from a museum of Empire and Industry to a UK offshoot of Michael Jackson’s Neverland. FREE • No booking required.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Saturday 3, 1.30pm 
HALF TERM
Doddington Rooftop Garden Fun Day
Rachel the Children's Librarian from Battersea Park Library will be story telling outside at the Doddington Rooftop Garden (SW11 5HD) Fun Day. https://www.facebook.com/DoddingtonGarden/

Monday 5, 11-11:30am, Battersea Library “Everybunny Dance!” Bookstart Baby Rhyme Time Come sing songs and rhymes to celebrate National Bookstart Week! Receive a free copy of “Everybunny Dance!” by Ellie Sandal, and bring your NHS red book to pick up your free Bookstart packs for 0-1 and 3-4 year olds. Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Monday 5, 4-4:30pm, Battersea Library
“Let’s Explore Outdoors!” Bookstart Story Time
Come enjoy some stories about the great outdoors to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Bookstart Week! Receive a free copy of “Everybunny Dance!” by Ellie Sandal, and bring your NHS red book to pick up your free Bookstart packs for 0-1 and 3-4 year olds.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Tuesday 6, 11-11:30am, Battersea Library
“Everybunny Dance!” Bookstart Baby Rhyme Time
Come sing songs and rhymes to celebrate National Bookstart Week! Receive a free copy of “Everybunny Dance!” by Ellie Sandal, and bring your NHS red book to pick up your free Bookstart packs for 0-1 and 3-4 year olds.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Tuesday 6, 11am Battersea Park Library
Bookstart Baby Rhyme Time
Special National Bookstart week Baby Rhyme Time with a ‘Lets explore outdoors’ theme
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Thursday 6, 11.30am Southfields Library
National Bookstart Week Story Time
Celebrate National Bookstart Week with our animal-themed Story Time and pick up your free copy of Ellie Sandall’s book Everybunny Dance.
Contact: Southfields Library, 0208 780 1945

Tuesday 6, 3:30-4:30pm, Battersea Library
“Everybunny Dance!” Bookstart Craft
Make some bunny ears to celebrate National Bookstart Week! Receive a free copy of “Everybunny Dance!” by Ellie Sandal, and bring your NHS red book to pick up your free Bookstart packs for 0-1 and 3-4 year olds.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Tuesday 6, 6.30pm Earlsfield Library
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Talk: The Mills of the River Wandle
Organised by the Wandle Industrial Museum Mick Taylor will explore the River Wandle’s long tradition of manufacturing and industry. In the early 1800s it was described as ‘the hardest worked river for its size in the world,’ with industries such as corn milling and calico printing punctuating the landscape. FREE • No booking required.
Contact: Earlsfield Library, 0208 946 2088

Tuesday 6, 2:30-3pm Tooting Library
Hopping, Jumping, & Skipping
Stories about Bunnies and Rabbits for Bookstart week.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Wednesday 7, 6.30pm Battersea Library
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Talk: The Evolution of Clapham Junction Railway Station
Railway historian Steven Taylor will explore the symbiotic relationship between the station and its immediate environs from inception until the present day, detailing in particular the constant expansion of the station over its first 50 years. The talk will be illustrated from contemporary maps and photographs. FREE • No booking required
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Wednesday 7, 6.30pm Balham Library
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Discussion: Memories of Fiction: Our Lives in Libraries
Organised in association with University of Roehampton A discussion of our memories of libraries and what they mean to us, ranging from childhood to the present, from book groups to cuts and hopes for the future. Led by Alison Barton (librarian) and Shelley Trower (Memories of Fiction project leader) • FREE
Please book your place: https://ourlivesinlibraries.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday 8, 9.30am Northcote Library
Bookstart Story Time
A Bookstart themed event  ‘Lets Explore the outdoors’, stories and crafting, suitable for ages 2+.
Contact: Northcote Library, 0207 223 2336

Thursday 8, 11am Balham Library
Bookstart Story Time
Celebrate National Bookstart Week with our animal-themed Story Time and pick up your free copy of Ellie Sandall’s book Everybunny Dance. Suitable for ages 2+.
Contact: Balham Library, 0208 673 1129

Friday 9, 11am-2pm Battersea Library
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Drop in session: Industry in the Archives
A selection of archive material relating to Wandsworth’s industrial history will be on display in the search room. Heritage Service staff will be available to talk to about the borough’s archive collection. FREE • No booking required
Contact: Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library 0207 223 2334

Friday 9, 11:30-12, York Gardens Library
Everybunny Dance!- Bookstart Baby Rhyme Time
Come sing songs and rhymes to celebrate National Bookstart Week! Receive a free copy of “Everybunny Dance!” by Ellie Sandal, and bring your NHS red book to pick up your free Bookstart packs for 0-1 and 3-4 year olds.
Contact: York Gardens Library, 0207 223 2341

Friday 9, 2.30pm Southfields Library
National Bookstart Week Rhyme Time
Celebrate National Bookstart Week with our animal-themed Rhyme Time and pick up your free copy of Ellie Sandall’s book Everybunny Dance.
Contact: Southfields Library, 0208 780 1945

Friday 9, 3-3:30pm, York Gardens Library
Let’s Explore Outdoors!- Bookstart Story Time
Come enjoy some stories about the great outdoors to celebrate National Bookstart Week! Receive a free copy of “Everybunny Dance!” by Ellie Sandal, and bring your NHS red book to pick up your free Bookstart packs for 0-1 and 3-4 year olds. Contact: York Gardens Library, 0207 223 2341

Friday 9, 3.45pm Battersea Park Library
Bookstart Baby Story Time
Special National Bookstart week Baby Story Time with a ‘Lets explore outdoors’ theme
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Saturday 10, 2:30-3pm Tooting Library
Hopping, Jumping, & Skipping
Let’s explore outdoors!’ stories all about the world around us for Bookstart week. Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 054

Monday 12, 11-11:30am, Battersea Library “Bonjour, Mes Amis!”
French-English Baby Rhyme Time
A session of traditional tunes and new favourites in both French and English.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Monday 12, 3.45-4.45pm Roehampton Library
Meet Author Polly Ho-Yen
Polly Ho-Yen is a children’s author shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Awards, and twice nominated for the Carnegie Award. We’re pleased that she is able to join us to read from her books and share her experiences of being a writer. This event is free and suitable for children aged 6+ and their parents or carers.
Contact: Roehampton Library, 0208 246 6979

Tuesday 13, 3:30-4:30pm, Battersea Library
Father’s Day Craft
Make a card to celebrate dad or a special loved one. Recommended for ages 4+.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Thursday 15, 9.30am Northcote Library
Father’s Day Story Time
A Father’s Day themed Story Time
Contact: Northcote Library, 0207 223 2336

Thursday 15, 4pm Northcote Library
Father’s Day Card Making
Make a card for Father’s Day
Contact: Northcote Library, 0207 223 2336

Friday 16, 3.30-4.30pm Tooting Library
Father’s Day Craft
Make a bookmark for Dad or any favourite person
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Friday 16, 3-3:30pm, York Gardens Library
Father’s Day Story Time
A special story time to celebrate all our wonderful dads and families.
Contact: York Gardens Library, 0207 223 2341

Saturday 17, 2-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Father’s Day Story Time & Craft
A children's event for ages 3+
Contact: Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

Saturday 17, 2.30-3pm, Tooting Library
Father’s Day Story Time & Craft
A special story time for Father’s Day and stay afterwards to make a card for Dad or any favourite person.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Thursday 22, 3.30-5pm, Tooting Library
Summer Solstice
A children’s craft activity for the longest day of the year. Make a moving night/day picture to take home.
Contact: Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543

Saturday 24, 2.30-3pm
Furzedown Festival & Eden Gardens Fun Day
Heather the Children’s Librarian from Tooting Library will be doing Stories and Songs at Eden Gardens Children’s Centre (Junction of Southcroft Road and Mitcham Lane).
http://furzedown.net/event/fun-day-eden-gardens/

Tuesday 27, 3:30-4:30pm, Battersea Library
Eid Henna and Card Making
Celebrate Eid by making a card or getting a festive henna design on your hand.
Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Tuesday 27, 3.30pm Battersea Park Library
Eid Colouring
Eid colouring activity to celebrate Eid festival
Contact: Battersea Park Library, 0207 720 4122

Wednesday 28, 7.00-8.30pm Balham Library
City Of Stories
City of Stories celebrates London’s writers, readers and libraries. Pick up your pen and create new stories. To help you write your story, come along to this free workshop. Places are limited so please book in advance.
Contact: Balham Library, 0208 673 1129 or book directly at http://cityofstories.eventbrite.com

Thursday 29, 6.30-8pm Putney Library
City Of Stories
City of Stories celebrates London’s writers, readers and libraries. Pick up your pen and create new stories. To help you write your story, come along to this free workshop. Places are limited so please book in advance.
Contact: Putney Library, 0208 780 3085 or book directly at http://cityofstories.eventbrite.com