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Half term activities for children in Wandsworth Libraries. If you would like to attend an event please contact the library in advance to see if booking is required.

Saturday 15
During opening hours until Saturday 22nd, Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
LGBT+ History Month: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt!
Join the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt at Balham Library! Discover new books, learn some LGBT+ history, and maybe win a prize. Drop in event throughout half term. Most suitable for primary children but all welcome. This event is part of Wandsworth’s program of events for Wandsworth Libraries LGBT+ History Month.
1-2pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
Strings Club: Music Discovery Day
An interactive introduction to the world of string instruments. Free but limited places, please book at https://www.thestringsclub.org/events/tooting-discovery-day-february-2020/ Please note, to avoid disappointment must be booked though the Strings Club website.

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+

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
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.

Thursday 20
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 Children's 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
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
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.