Date posted 01 Apr 2022

Friday 1

During opening hours, Wandsworth Town Library
Where’s the Wandle Worm? Story Exhibit by Julie Sharpe
View a magnificent story display by Julie Sharpe for local charity, Learn 2 Love 2 Read, and starring Wandsworth Town Library itself! Can you solve the mystery of the Wandle Worm? Set in Wandsworth, it features a kidnapped antiquarian book, two fearless librarians, and some exotic sandwiches. Free, drop in. Available during opening hours. For all ages.
10.30-11am Roehampton Children’s Library
Meet the Author: Molly Arbuthnott
Join author Molly Arbuthnott for a very special story time, introducing her new book, David the Pizzly Bear. For ages 3-6. Free, drop in.
4-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Meet the Author: Molly Arbuthnott
Join author Molly Arbuthnott for a very special story time, introducing her new book, David the Pizzly Bear. For ages 3-6. Free, drop in.

Saturday 2

During opening hours, Balham Children’s Library
Easter Egg Hunt!
Visit Balham Children’s Library over the holidays (2nd to 16th April) to take part in our Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. Hunt for mystery eggs among the books and enjoy a mini treat when you finish… Family friendly, free and drop in.
10am-12pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Spine Festival: Telling Tales, With Christy Ku
Join acclaimed poet Christy Ku for Telling Tales: a six-week creative writing programme for 7 to 11 year olds. Develop and create your own stories and poems on the theme of Kindness. Part of Spine Festival 2022, in Wandsworth Libraries.
Sign up and come along every Saturday from 10.30am to 12noon, for 6 weeks - starting on 5th March. Sessions promise to be fun, lively and engaging, and children will earn an Arts Award Discover certificate for regular participation. Please contact Battersea Park Library BatterseaPark.Library@GLL.ORG for booking.
11-1:30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Saturday Crafts
Come and join our weekly craft session
11am-1pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Arty Kid’s Crafts
Enjoy colouring, crafts and games every Saturday.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Wild Weekends: Swoosh the Goose by Julie Sharpe
A story-telling session for ages 3-6 with local author Julie Sharpe, reading Swoosh. Swoosh may be a little goose chick, but he has a big adventure! Come hear what happens and meet Swoosh’s friends who live with him on the great blue lake. While you’re here, check out Julie’s display in our foyer and solve the mystery of the Wandle Worm. Free, drop in.

Monday 4

10.15am Northcote Children’s Library
Join Robot Reg in the Children’s Library for an Easter party. There’ll be music, songs, activities and a big dose of silliness!
11am Balham Children’s Library
Oscar and Friends with Molly Arbuthnott
Join author Molly Arbuthnott for a special story time featuring her picture books Oscar the Ferry Cat and many more! Ages 3+, free and drop in. Balham Children’s Library.

Tuesday 5

3-3.30pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Easter Story Time and Craft
Come listen to some seasonal Easter stories and make some bunny ears! For ages 2+. Free and drop in.

Wednesday 6

9.30am Southfields Children’s Library
Easter Baby Rhyme Time
A special Easter holidays rhyme time with Katie playing the viola.
11am–12.30pm, Balham Children’s Library
Maths Explorers
Explore & have fun with big maths ideas. Join Maths Explorers at Balham Library for Hands-on tools & problem-solving maths enrichment activities. Register online at bit.ly/Maths_Explorers, ages 7-12yrs. Booking essential.
4-4.45pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Storytime Ballet with Miss Taylor
Storytime Ballet is where magic and movement join for an ultimate storytelling session! Experience your favourite books through dance. Miss Taylor is an experienced Dance Teacher, whose storytime ballet classes children have enjoyed for many years. Now, you can experience them in your library! For ages 3+. Free, drop in.

Thursday 7

During opening Hours, Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Easter Wishes
Write an Easter wish and send your letter off. Available from the children’s library all day, while supplies last. Ages 5+. Free, drop in.
9.30am Northcote Children’s Library
Minibeasts Story Time
Half an hour of stories with a themed crafting event to follow
3–6pm, Balham Children’s Library
Board of the holidays!
Beat the holiday blues and make new friends playing board games in the library. Bring your family along for gaming fun at this drop in session. 7 – 12 year olds, free and drop in.

Friday 8

3-4pm. Balham Children’s Library
Creative Writing Workshop
“Pictures paint one thousand words – but someone’s got to write them!” Join Katie for a Creative Writing workshop with picture prompts to spark your imagination and learn new skills. Book online at bit.ly/wandsworth_events Best for 8+, registration essential.

Saturday 9

10am-12pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Spine Festival: Telling Tales, With Christy Ku
Join acclaimed poet Christy Ku for Telling Tales: a six-week creative writing programme for 7 to 11 year olds. Develop and create your own stories and poems on the theme of Kindness. Part of Spine Festival 2022, in Wandsworth Libraries.
Sign up and come along every Saturday from 10.30am to 12noon, for 6 weeks - starting on 5th March. Sessions promise to be fun, lively and engaging, and children will earn an Arts Award Discover certificate for regular participation. Please contact Battersea Park Library BatterseaPark.Library@GLL.ORG for booking.
11-1:30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Saturday Crafts
Come and join our weekly craft session
11am-1pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Arty Kid’s Crafts
Enjoy colouring, crafts and games every Saturday.
11am-12pm Southfields Children’s Library
Easter Stories and Craft Activity
For 4-8yrs
2-4pm Balham Children’s Library
Drop-in Craft Club

Stop by and do something arty.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Wild Weekends
A weekly story time and craft inspired by animal awareness days! Recommended for ages 3+ and their families. Free, drop in. Call 020 8877 1742 for more information.

Monday 11

3-4pm Battersea Park Library
Make Your Own Mask
In association with the Ubuntu Museum, make a mask inspired by the work of Romuald Hazoumè, Yoruba artist from the Republic of Benin in West Africa.
4-4.30pm Balham Children’s Library
Create with the Kate Greenaway
Join Lucinda in the children’s library for crafts and activities based around the Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist, celebrating the best in picture books and illustrated books for children. Best for ages 6+ but all welcome. Limited places: first come; first served.

Wednesday 13

During opening hours, Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Make an Easter or Ramadan Card

Create seasonal Easter and Ramadan cards to celebrate this month’s holidays. Available from the children’s library all day, while supplies last. For ages 3+. Free, drop in.
10.30am-12pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Eggtastic Easter Party
Easter egg hunt, face painting, sunflower seed planting, pomp om animal crafting. Hosted by the Alton Regeneration Team and Roehampton Library. Please contact jo.baxter@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to advise if your child has food allergies.
2.30pm-4pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Eggtastic Easter Party
Easter egg hunt, face painting, sunflower seed planting, pomp om animal crafting. Hosted by the Alton Regeneration Team and Roehampton Library. Please contact jo.baxter@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to advise if your child has food allergies.
3 -6pm, Balham Children’s Library
Lego Club
What can you make out of Lego? Drop into Lego Club between 3 and 6 on Wednesday afternoon and see what you can build. Family friendly, all welcome.

Thursday 14


9.30am Northcote Children’s Library
Easter Story Time
Half an hour of stories followed by Easter card making.10.30-11.30am Balham Children’s Library
Easter Storytime and Bonnet Parade
Join us for an extra special Easter story time and crafts session at the library. Listen to stories about spring and new life, then create your own Easter bonnet and take part in our parade.
Best for 2+ but all welcome. Limited places, first come first served.
2-2.45pm Tooting Children’s Library
Meet the Author: Sharon Davey
Join author Sharon Davey for a special story time, featuring her book “Oh, Sir Bragalot!” For ages 3-6. Free, drop in.
3-4.30pm Balham Children’s Library
Easter Eggs-periment
Get ready for some egg-cellent Easter science with experiments at Balham Library. Put your STEM skills to the test as egg engineers and see what you can create today. Egg! Like a bird’s egg!
Book online at bit.ly/wandsworth_events. Best for ages 7 -12, registration essential.
3.30-4.15pm Wandsworth Town Library
Meet the Author: Sharon Davey
Join author Sharon Davey for a special story time, featuring her book “Oh, Sir Bragalot!” For ages 3-6. Free, drop in.

Saturday 16

11-1:30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Saturday Crafts
Come and join our weekly craft session.
11am-1pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Arty Kid’s Crafts
Enjoy colouring, crafts and games every Saturday.
11am-12pm Southfields Children’s Library
Scrabble Club
A special Easter Scrabble club for children.
2-4pm Balham Children’s Library
Drop-in Craft Club

Stop by and do something arty.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Storytime Ballet with Miss Taylor
Storytime Ballet is where magic and movement join for an ultimate storytelling session! Experience your favourite books through dance. Miss Taylor is an experienced Dance Teacher, whose storytime ballet classes children have enjoyed for many years. Now, you can experience them in your library! For ages 3+. Free, drop in.