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LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.

The full programme of events in Wandsworth libraries is listed below.

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

Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest library news and events; find us @wandsworthlibs

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.


Wednesday  5
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 6
7-8.30pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
LGBT+ History Month: Meet author Meg-John Barker
Join Meg-John Barker on a journey of gender exploration for LGBT+ History Month 2020. They will be discussing their newest book - Gender: A Graphic Guide and all things queer! Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice. Twitter: @megjohnbarker, Instagram: @meg_john_barker
This event is free, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworth-libraries-lgbt-history-month-2020-an-event-with-meg-john-barker-tickets-86668713455 to register

Monday 10
4-5pm Battersea Children’s Library 020 7223 2334
Read the Rainbow: LGBT+ History Story Time
Learn about the history of the Rainbow Flag and Pride in this multi-sensory session of story, song, and play. Make your own flag and march in our parade! Recommended for ages 4+.

Tuesday 11
7.30-9pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
LGBT+ History Month: Meet author Kate Davies
Author Kate Davies will discuss and read from her debut novel In At The Deep End. Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2019, In At The Deep End is a funny and racy story about looking for love and self discovery.
This event is free, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworth-libraries-lgbt-history-month-2020-an-event-with-kate-davies-tickets-87796996179 to register

Wednesday 12
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.
6pm Wandsworth Heritage Service at Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
LGBT+ History Month: Mind the Gaps
Write back from the margins with the help of our resident creative writer and explore the stories (and the gaps) in our collections through the 20th century diaries of a Wandsworth resident and local newspaper archives. Please contact heritage@gll.org to book a place or inform organisers of any particular access requirements.

Thursday 13
6.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
LGBT+ History Month: Meet author Justin Myers
Justin Myers, also known as The Guyliner, is a freelance writer, and columnist for Gay Times and GQ. His first novel, The Last Romeo, was published by Little, Brown in spring 2018. Email Charlene.coleman@gll.org to book or call 020 8780 3085 

Friday 21
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.

Saturday 15
During opening hours to 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.

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.
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.

Monday 24
4pm Battersea Childen’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.

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
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.

Friday 28
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
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.