July Events and Activities

The Summer Reading Challenge begins on Saturday 14h July and runs though until Sunday 16th September. Click here for more details https://www.better.org.uk/library/london/wandsworth/wandsworth-town-library/news/summer-events-in-wandsworth-libraries Keep checking back as more events are being planned all the time.

We run regular Baby Rhyme Time and Children’s Story Time sessions at all Wandsworth Libraries. Find out more at https://www.better.org.uk/news/baby-rhyme-time-and-story-time-in-wandsworth-libraries

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Friday 6
10am-12pm Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Digipals
Friendly computer support for older people in association with Wandsworth AgeUK. Free drop-in session. For more information call Emma on 020 8877 8955.

Saturday 7
2-4pm Balham Library 020 8673 1129
Dragon Boat Festival
Stories and activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat festival, with publisher Snowflake Books

Saturday 14
Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day: all libraries
The official launch of the Mischief Makers Summer Reading challenge for children, sign up to get your free Mischief Makers booklet, read six books, and earn prizes. 9.30-4.30pm Tooting Library 020 8767 0543: Character hunt in the Children’s Library. Find and name all the characters hidden around the library and get a lucky dip prize! Free for children of all ages
2.30-3pm Tooting Library 020 8767 0543: Mischief Makers Naughty Story Time. Stories all about rather naughty children! With colouring sheets and games to do afterwards. Free and drop-in for ages 12 months and above

Sunday 15
1.30-4.30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Character Hunt
Find and name all the characters hidden in the Children’s Library to win a lucky dip prize! Free for children of all ages

Monday 16
3-4.30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Mischief Monday Craft Session
Decotropes Paper magic. Optical illusions to trick your friends! Free, drop-in, for children of all ages.

Tuesday 17
2.30-3pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Story Time
Stories and songs for children aged 12 months and above. Free, and drop-in session.

Wednesday 18
3:30-4:30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Mischief Makers: Create Your Own Comic
Get inspired by Beano and our favourite comic books to design your own cartoon strip. Recommended for ages 4+. Free and drop in.

Thursday 19
10am Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Keeping Safe Online
How to avoid scams, with PC Vincent Chan of the Metropolitan Police. There will be a presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions

Friday 20 July
10–11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Gnasher's Story Time
Doggy tales and colour in Gnasher's mask to take home. Ages 2+ Bring your child's library card and borrow lots of books!

Saturday 21
2.30-3pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Mischief Makers Naughty Story Time
30 minutes of funny stories and songs to get you chuckling! Free and drop-in for ages 12 months and above
2.30–3.30pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Book Reading by author Lorraine Piddington
Come and listen to Lorraine Piddington read her books The Aliens Who Loved Lemon Curd and Pete from Pluto and his Perfect Pies; make an Alien bookmark afterwards. Ages 2+

Monday 23
10.30-11.15am Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Fiction Dance
Moving mayhem in the Children’s Library! Hip-Hop, Jump-Dance, Move and Groove in a fab free street dance workshop for ages 7 and above. Please contact the library to book a free place.
10.30am Northcote Library, 020 7223 2336
Explore Learning: A Day At The Zoo
Take an imaginary trip to the zoo to see all the animals in the educational workshop for children
2-2.45pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Fiction Dance
Moving mayhem in the Children’s Library! Hip-Hop, Jump-Dance, Move and Groove in a fab free street dance workshop for ages 7 and above. Please contact the library to book a free place.
2-3.30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Mischief Monday Craft Session
Learn how to make an origami paper popper. A small toy that makes a big noise!

Tuesday 24
10.30-11.15am Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Fiction Dance
Moving mayhem in the Children’s Library! Hip-Hop, Jump-Dance, Move and Groove in a fab free street dance workshop for ages 7 and above. Free but, booking is essential, Speak to staff or e-mail tooting.library@gll.org
12.30-1.15 York Gardens Library, 020 7223 2341
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.
1-2pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Explore Learning: Tick-Tock. It’s What O’Clock?
A fun workshop which helps children aged 5-7 years master the tricky life skill of telling the time. Free but, booking is essential, Speak to staff or e-mail tooting.library@gll.org
2-2:45pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.
2.30-3pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Time Stories Story Time
Join Peppa, Mr Wolf, and friends as we put into practice the time telling skills we learned at the Tick-Tock Workshop. Free and drop-in for ages 12 months and above.

Wednesday 25
Southfields Library 11am , 020 8780 1945
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?
11-11.45 am Roehampton Library, 020 8246 6979
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.
2-2.45pm Putney Library, 020 7780 3085
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.
6-7pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Code Club
Join us at for some children's code club taster sessions. Learn about Scratch and get ready for Balham Libraries new club in September; ages 5+

Thursday 26
9.30-10.30am Northcote Library, 020 7223 2336
Stinky-Dog Where Are You?
Meet author and illustrator Lynne Russell for a Story Time and craft activity about her new book. Copies of Stinky-Dog Where Are You will be on sale afterwards.
11-11.45 am Wandsworth Town, 020 8877 1742
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.
11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Mischievous Makers
Join us for some undersea crafts after undersea stories.
2–3pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Explore Learning Workshop: Superhero Shapes
Join Explore Learning for this free workshop where they teach you all about shaped and help you to build your own superhero! Ask the Librarian where the Shape books are kept or if you know the Dewey system, get them yourself – C516.15. Ages 4–6
2-2.45pm Northcote Library, 020 7223 2336
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.

Friday 27
10-10.30am, Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Kate’s Mischievous Music
Join Katie for campfire songs full of fun & mischief.
10am-4pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Learn About Cats With Cats Protection
Family fun sessions through the day; free cat talks at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
10.30-11.30am Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Romping Stomping Monsters!
Romp and stomp with the dinosaurs at this fun session with stories, Songs and craft. For ages 5 and under, free drop-in session.
11am-12pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Explore Learning: Hand Writing Zoo
We take an imaginary day out to the zoo to see all the animals, from the lions to the zebras. The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pigs curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Ages 4-6
11-11.45 am Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Fiction Dance
Make a little musical mischief and learn through movement with Fiction Dance! Groove with an expert choreographer and perform for your parents and carers. Recommended for ages 6+. All skill levels welcome. Please call to book a place.
2.2.45pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
Fiction Dance
Moving mayhem in the Children’s Library! Hip-Hop, Jump-Dance, Move and Groove in a fab free street dance workshop for ages 7 and above. Please contact the library to book a free place.

Saturday 28
11am–12pm
Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
BLAM! Dantastic Adventures With Minnie the Minx
Magic, games and dancing with lots of props and fun costumes. Come along and join in! Don’t forget to bring your library card, sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and if you like, borrow 6 books from our massive selection of graphic novels. Ages 5+ Free
1-2.15pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Strings club, Music discovery day!
A free, fun session for children to try out stringed instruments; like the Ukulele and Guitar. Under the guidance of tutors from the Strings Club children find out about playing an instrument, learn a little music, and end with a short group performance for mums and dads. For ages 4-11 years call 0121 296 9204 or go to https://www.thestringsclub.org to book a place

Monday 30
10-11am Roehampton Library, 020 8246 6979
Jambs Owls
Back by popular demand! Come and meet real live Owls in the Library, learn amazing Owl facts and possibly even have an up-close encounter with one of these fascinating birds!
10.30am Northcote Library, 020 7223 2336
Explore Learning: Phonics
A free educational workshop for children
12-1pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Zoolab
Meet Zoolab’s crazy creatures at this animal encounter workshop! for ages 4 and above. Please contact the library to book a free place.
2-3pm Putney Library, 0208 780 3085
Jambs Owls
Back by popular demand! Come and meet real live Owls in the Library, learn amazing Owl facts and possibly even have an up-close encounter with one of these fascinating birds!
2-3.30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Mischief Monday Craft Session: Rockin Rockets!

Work as a team to make simple paper rockets and test them to see which is the best flyer. For ages 6 and over. Free but, booking is essential, Speak to staff or e-mail tooting.library@gll.org

Tuesday 31
10.30-11.15 Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Origami Animals
Make a different Origami animal every Tuesday morning through the summer holidays. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
10.30-11.30am Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Explore Learning: A Piece of Cake!
Take an imaginary trip to the bakery and learn to divide your favourite treats to help the master fractions and decimals. How much cake will you get if you need to split it between the whole? For ages 9-11. Free but, booking is essential, Speak to staff or e-mail tooting.library@gll.org
2.30-3pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Gnasher’s Story Time
Naughty dogs and playful Pups abound in this dog themed story time. Free and drop-in for ages 12 months and above.