Children's half term activities in Wandsworth libraries. Keep up to date with library news by following us on Twitter @wandsworthlibs

Saturday 16 February
2-4pm, Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Chinese New Year Celebration
Join Snowflake Books for an afternoon of activities, games and dancing to mark the Chinese New Year. Everyone welcome!

Monday 18
10:30-11:30am Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Look After Your Teeth!
Parents, or carers, and their children are welcome at this free, fun session about looking after young teeth. The session will be lead by Community Dental Care Specialist, Sheryll John; Of Kings College London. Stories and songs from 10:30-11:00, then afterwards adults will have the chance to chat to Sheryll about good dental routine whilst the children do some colouring. For children of all ages. 12:30-3:30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Attention All Witches and Wizards, it’s…Harry Potter Day At Tooting Library
12:30-1:30pm Wand making Workshop
What sort of Witch or Wizard are you? Make yourself a magic wand that Olivanders would be proud of! Free drop in session for children
2:00-3:00pm bring your Wands as you are invited to join… The Toots-Warts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry! A special interactive Magic Show by Toots-Warts own Professor of Magic: Tim the Enchanter. Also attended by a special guest (An anonymous Very Senior Wizard) flying in direct from Hogwarts to meet and train the aspiring young Witches and Wizards of Tooting! Free & for children of all ages but please book a place.
3:00pm Magic show ends with Prizes for best costume! After the show there will be colouring and quizzes to do or take home. Sorry, no Manticors.
2pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Explore Learning Workshop: A Knight’s Journey
A learning workshop for children aged 6-9 years. Where children travel back to medieval times and joust their way through grammar tournaments.
Attention All Witches and Wizards, it’s…Harry Potter Day At Balham Library
3:00-4.00pm: Wand making Workshop
What sort of Witch or Wizard are you? Make yourself a magic wand that Olivander would be proud of! Free drop in session for children
4:00-5:00pm: Magic Show You are invited to join Hog-ham School of Magical Studies for a special interactive Magic Show by Hog-ham’s own Professor of Magic: Tim the Enchanter. This show will also be attended by a special guest (An anonymous Very Senior Wizard) flying in direct from Hogwarts to meet and train the aspiring young Witches and Wizards of Balham! Free & for children of all ages but please book a place.
5:00pm Magic show ends with Prizes for best costume! After the show there will be colouring and activities to do or take home and you can finish your wand if you haven’t already. Please leave your Kneazles at the door.
4pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Board Games Battle
Join us in the Children’s Library for board game fun. Ages 4+

Tuesday 19
2.00 – 2.45 Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Magic show

For Children 5+ .Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult!
2:30-4:00pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Spring Story Time and Craft
Put a spring in your step at this free drop in children’s session with seasonal stories, 2.30-3pm. Stay afterwards to make some cheerful spring flowers, 3-4pm
3pm-4 Fun with Phonics Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Ages 4-6
The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. They will use their phonics to help them sounds the words accurately. What do the words bat, hat and rat all have in common?
4-5pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Magic Show
With Tim the Enchanter, for Children 5+ .Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult!

Wednesday 20
3-4pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Join Explore Learning at Balham Library for this magical, mathematical journey and learn to become an Amazing Maths Whiz(ard!). For ages 7-9, booking required On Twitter @Exploretutors
3-4pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Meet Childrens Author Kamapala Chukwuka
Kamapala Chukwuka will read her book Mummy’s Love For You Will Always Be, in the Children’s Library, followed by a craft activity. Suitable for children aged 2+
3pm-5pm Southfields Library 020 8780 1945
Scrabble Club
Learn new words at the Scrabble Club. Adults and children over 7 years welcome. Free.

Thursday 21 10am-11am Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Explore Learning Workshop: Become a Maths Wizard
A free maths workshop for children aged 5-7. Please contact the library to book a place.
11am-12pm, Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Story time and craft session
Stop by the library for a story time and craft session to help us bring some spring time into your library
12.30-1.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Explore Learning Workshop: Winter Wonderland
A free workshop for children aged 9-11. Please contact the library to book a place.
2-3pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Explore Learning Workshop: Superhero Shapes
Children can help make the world a safer place in this workshop, as they design our future superheroes using 2D and 3D shapes. What shape is the best shape for a cape and a shield? Ages 4 – 6 years
2.30-4.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Bark and Read
Children aged 7+ can come and read to Starlett the Therapy Dog. Please contact the library to book a 10 minute slot.

Friday 22
10-11am Balham Library, 020 8673 1129 Messy Play
Messy Play for children under 5 with Balham Children’s Centre. (In the library hall). Free but places offered as first come first served.
10-11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Pig in the Children’s Library with ‘Piggy’ tales and simple craft activities for 2 – 5 year olds.
11am Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Superhero Shapes
Explore Learning workshop for ages 4-6 years with their parent or carer. Free, but please contact the Children’s Library to book a place.
11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Messy Play
Messy Play for children under 5 with Balham Children’s Centre. (In the library hall). Free but places offered as first come first served.
12.30pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Analysing Poetry
Explore Learning workshop for ages 11-14 years with their parent or carer. Free, but please contact the Children’s Library to book a place.
2:00-3:00pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Fun with Phonics!
Get to grips with the tricky world of phonics. For children aged 4-6 years, free but booking is essential.

Saturday 23
10.30-11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Story time
A special Story Time with Desiree Bashi, author of ‘Sekuru and the girl with her leaf’. Ages 2+
10.30-11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Odissi
Classical Indian Dance workshop with Desiree Bashi. Ages 5+