February Events and Activities

Gaia, the costume created by Spectra’s Programme Manager Anthony Hunte for a project funded by Wandsworth Oasis , will be on display in Tooting Library in February as part of LGBT+ History Month. Our full list of events for LGBT+ History Month is at https://www.better.org.uk/library/london/wandsworth/news/meet-author-meg-john-barker 

If you would like to attend an event please contact the library in advance to see if booking is required.

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Monday 17
11am – 12pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
LGBT+ History Month: Rainbow Story Time
Learn the history of the famous Rainbow Pride Flag at this fun, family-friendly, sensory Story Time for all ages. Please come in bright colours if you are able. All welcome; no registration required. This event is part of Wandsworth’s program of events for Wandsworth Libraries LGBT+ History Month.
11am Northcote Children’s Library, 020 7223 2336
Learn to Solve the Rubik’s Cube
A free session for children.
1-3pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
Welcome Spring
Make colourful everlasting flowers from old plastic bags. Free drop in event, suitable for all. Some cutting out is required so please ensure younger children have adult supervision.
2-4pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Wandsworth Arts Fringe Cover Competition
Drop in to Balham Library this afternoon and design a poster to enter WAF’s Children’s Cover Competition. Create your design, perfect it, and submit the finished image in the children’s library before the February 28th deadline. Most suitable for ages 5+ but all welcome; free and drop in session.
2pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Board Games Battle
Join us for snakes and ladders, Ludo, Scrabble, and more to test your board game skills. Ages 4+ years.
2.30-4pm Roehampton Children’s Library, 020 8246 6979
Meet The Twits
Storytelling and drama activities inspired by Roald Dahl’s disgusting couple! Suitable for age 6+
3pm Northcote Children’s Library, 020 7223 2336
Explore Learning: Superhero Shapes

Children 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, registration required. 

Tuesday 18
3:30-5pm Battersea Children’s Library 020 7223 2334
Half Term Crafternoon
Drop in for some crafts and colouring over the half term break. Recommended for ages 4+. Free and drop in

Wednesday 19
10am-12pm Roehampton Library, 020 8246 6979
Digipals
Computer skills sessions in association with AgeUK  Wandsworth to  help older people access relevant information, services and entitlements online and also help them to connect with family and friends.
11am–12pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Spring Activity with Heather
Welcome Spring and recycle at the same time! Join Tooting Children’s Librarian Heather at Balham Library today and learn to transform old plastic bags into colourful, everlasting flowers. Bring your own brightly-coloured bags or use some of ours! Free and drop in for all ages. Please note that this craft involves cutting out, so younger children must have adult supervision.
3:30-5pm Battersea Library 020 7223 2334
Half Term Crafternoon: WAF Children’s Art Competition
Children from Wandsworth are invited to design the front cover for Wandsworth Arts Fringe’s (WAF) family guide! The guide will be distributed across the borough and will feature all the exciting family-friendly events happening during the two-week festival. Join in a craft session to create and submit your own art to the competition. For children up to age 11 that live or go to school in Wandsworth. Free and drop in.
6-8pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Putney Wellbeing Friends
Offering a compassionate ear to whomever needs it. If you are feeling down, depressed or anxious, come and see us. There are plenty of activities and options around our council and we can help find something for you.

Thursday 20
10am Northcote Children’s Library, 020 7223 2336
Cat’s Protection League
Stories and information about looking after cats.
11am-12pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
CV Workshops
Friendly guidance with creating or editing your CV, with one-to-one help on our PCs. Sign up with your library card for an individual 30 minute session. Book in person, or ring the library. Limited places.
11am -12pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Under the sea Storytime and Craft
Join us for a wet and watery storytime, then make your own sock-octopus (socktopus?!) to take home. Spare odd socks are welcome at this great upcycling event! Free, family-friendly event. Please note that the craft session involves cutting out, so younger children must have adult supervision.
3-4pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Explore Learning:Superhero Shapes
Children 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, registration required. 
5-6pm Earlsfield Children’ Library, 020 8946 2088
Percy Jackson Quiz

A quiz for children aged 7-11.

Friday 21
12pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Handwriting Zoo Workshop with Explore Learning
For children ages 4-6 years. Places are limited. Booking essential
12.30pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Mindfullness
The first free, weekly, mindfulness session. Stretch, meditate and breathe during your lunch break. Learn how to switch off, re-focus and reinvigorate your body and mind. Sessions lead by ‘Edit B Yoga’
1-2pm York Gardens Children’s Library 020 7223 2341
Explore Learning: Maths Wizard Workshop
Join Explore Learning in a workshop that takes children through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). We will craft potions from rats’ tails and eye of newt while building confidence in your 3, 4, 6, and 8 times tables. Helping you to become a fearless grand maths wizard of the future! For ages 7-9. Free, but please call to book your spot.
2pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
A Knights Journey Workshop with Explore Learning
For ages 7-9 years. Places are limited. Booking essential.
2.30pm Roehampton Children’s Library, 020 8246 6979
LGBT+ History Month: Rainbow Flag Storytime
Storytelling and craft activity bringing the history of the Pride flag to life.
3-4pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Frozen Fractals All Around
Song and movement fun inspired by the Frozen movies. Come dressed up as your favourite character for extra fun! Suitable for age 6+

Saturday 22
10.30am Earlsfield Children’s Library, 020 8946 2088
Dads’ Rhyme Time
Songs for dads and babies or toddlers aged 0-3 years
12pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Tech and Tea: Mastering your emails
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together https://communitech.org.uk/events/ No question is a silly question
2-4pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Harry Potter Day: the Triwizard Tournament
Celebrate Harry Potter Day and the wizarding world by taking part in the half term Triwizard Tournament at Balham Library! Represent one of the great wizard schools of Europe and join us to test your Harry Potter Knowledge, unravel tricky riddles, and win fame and glory as the library’s Triwizard Champion for 2020. Most suitable for ages 7+, registration required.

Sunday 23
2.30-4.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Tech and Tea: Mastering your emails
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together https://communitech.org.uk/events/ No question is a silly question

Monday 24
3-5pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Action on Hearing Loss
Come along to find out information on: hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus; deaf awareness; products and technology; strategies for effective communication; local services to support people living with deafness, tinnitus or hearing loss; Action on Hearing Loss services and campaigns.
4pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
LGBT+ History Month: Drag Story Time with Mama G
Join Mama G to celebrate LGBT History Month with a fabulous, family-friendly story time. Free, but please contact the library to book a place.

Tuesday 25
10am-12pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Digipals
Computer skills sessions in association with AgeUK  Wandsworth to  help older people access relevant information, services and entitlements online and also help them to connect with family and friends.
2.30-3.30pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
Pancake Day Story Time
Yum! Yum! Free, drop in session for under 5’s and their parents or carers.
4:15pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Chatterbooks Reading Group.
For children ages 6-11 years.

Wednesday 26
5.30-6.30pm Southfields Children’s Library, 020 8780 1945
LGBT+ History Month: Pride Craft for ages 5+
A craft activity to celebrate Pride month.

Thursday 27
6pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Modern Mudlarkers: Foragers of the Foreshore
A free, illustrated talk by Florence Evans and Monika Buttling-Smith. At low tide, Thames mudlarks hunt through the trash and treasure that the tide has revealed. Come along to discover what their finds tell us. Refreshments from 6.00 pm. Donations to Friends of Putney Library welcome. To book email Charlene.coleman@gll.org or call.
7pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
LGBT+ History Month: Meet author Mia Violet
An event with Mia Violet - who will be discussing and reading from her debut novel; Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love. Mia reflects on her life and how at 26 she came to finally realise she was 'trans enough' to be transgender. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworth-libraries-lgbt-history-month-2020-an-event-with-mia-violet-tickets-89560358443?aff=ebdssbdestsearch or contact the library on 020 8673 1129

Friday 28
10am-12.30pm Roehampton Library, 020 8246 6979
Computer Course: Email
Free computer course. You can bring along your own laptops, tablets & devices. If you are on benefits, the course is free. For more information and to book a place, please email roehampton.library@gll.org or speak to a member of staff
12.30pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Mindfullness
The first free, weekly, mindfulness session. Stretch, meditate and breathe during your lunch break. Learn how to switch off, re-focus and reinvigorate your body and mind. Sessions lead by ‘Edit B Yoga’
3.30-4:30pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
Leap Year Craft
Hop to it! Make an origami hopping frog. Free, drop in session for all ages.
3:45pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Special themed Story Time as part of LGBT+ month.
Join us for stories and a craft activity.
4-4.45pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Meet the author with Susie Day!
Wrap up a fantastic LGBT+ History Month at Balham Library with a visit from awesome queer children’s and YA author Susie Day. Learn about her most recent book, Max Kowalski didn’t mean it, her cats and her writing, then get your book signed and make a bookmark to take home. Free event; registration required. Most suitable for ages 7+ but all welcome. This event is part of Wandsworth’s program of events for Wandsworth Libraries LGBT+ History Month. 

Saturday 29
12pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Tech and Tea: Mastering your emails
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together https://communitech.org.uk/events/ No question is a silly question
2.30pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
LGBT+ History Month: Drag Story Time with Mama G
Join Mama G to celebrate LGBT History Month with a fabulous, family-friendly story time. Free, but please contact the library to book a place.