April Events and Activities

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Tuesday 3
10.30-11.30am Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Explore Learning: Superhero Shapes

In this free workshop children help make the world a safer place in this workshop by designing our future superheroes using 2D and 3D shapes. What shape is the best shape for a cape and a shield? Booking required: suitable for ages 4-6
2pm, Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Badge Making

Easter badge making for children aged 6+
2.30-4pm Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Story Time
Stories about beautiful bugs followed by, 3-4pm, make a paper butterfly

Wednesday 4
10.15-11.45 Southfields library, 020 8780 1945
Farm Yard Animals Story Time And Craft
Stories about different farm yard animals told with puppets and audience interaction. After the stories we will have a craft session making farm animals.
11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Explore Learning Workshop: Handwriting Zoo
Take a virtual 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’. Suitable for ages 4-6 years. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
1-2pm York Gardens Library, 020 7223 2341
Young Writers’ Creative Writing Workshop
Join Explore Learning to prepare your entry for the National Young Writers’ Awards, to be judged by David Walliams! Learn more about the awards: https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ Workshop is for ages 8-10. Free, but booking is essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
3-4pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Young Writers’ Creative Writing Workshop
Join Explore Learning to prepare your entry for the National Young Writers’ Awards, to be judged by David Walliams! Learn more about the awards: https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ Workshop is for ages 8-10. Free, but booking is essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor

Thursday 5
11am-12pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
National Young Writers’ Award
National Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning for children aged 5-9 years https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ Free but booking is essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Explore Learning Workshop: Fun with Phonics
Children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. They will use their phonics to help them sounds the words accurately. What do the words bat, hat and rat all have in common? Suitable for ages 4-6 years. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library 020 8673 1129
Crafty Kids
Come along and celebrate the arrival of Spring with crafts after story time. Free and for ages 2+
12.30-1.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
National Young Writers’ Award
National Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning for children aged 10-14 years https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor

Friday 6
10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library 020 8673 1129
Messy Play
In association with Balham Children’s Centre. In the library hall. For ages under 5 First come first served
11am Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Explore Learning Workshop: Superhero Shapes
In this free workshop children help make the world a safer place in this workshop by designing our future superheroes using 2D and 3D shapes. What shape is the best shape for a cape and a shield? Booking required: suitable for ages 4-6

Saturday 7
2-3pm & 3-4pm Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Kids Coding Taster Sessions
Learn to code! With BBC microbit. Suitable for age 9+ Booking required, call 0749-697-8124 or Email amina@openscape.co.uk to book a place

Sunday 8
All day Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Art space: Across the Universe
An exhibition of cosmic and abstract paintings by local artist Catherine Phillips which runs until April 28th.
2.30-4.30pm, Battersea Library, communitechlondon@gmail.com
Tech and Tea
Come along, ask questions and learn something new about technology (from phones to printers!). All are welcome. Meet new people in your community and enjoy some free tea and biscuits. CommuniTech London is a student run organisation bringing together flexible volunteering and tech support in the Battersea area. On Twitter @CommuniTechLDN

Monday 9
11am Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Young Writers Creative Workshop
National Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning for children aged 6-11 years https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ Free but booking is essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
3pm, Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Young Writers Creative Workshop
National Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning for children aged 4-14 years https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ Free but booking is essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
3pm & 5pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Mural Workshop
Community workshop to help design a mural for the main wall of the new treatment centre under Cromwell House.

Tuesday 10
10.30-11.30am Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Explore Learning: Put A Spring In Your Step
Children can jump straight into this free comprehension workshop and learn some fantastic skills that they can apply to any text they read. Can they help us predict what will happen next? And why did that character say that? Suitable for ages 7-9. Free but please book in advance.
2pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122 Game Workshop
Board games, story and drama games session for children aged 6+ years.
3pm–4pm Southfields library, 020 8780 1945
Easter Poetry Workshop
Children can hear some amazing poems read aloud and learn about the use of syllables and rhyme in poems before they write their own short poems about the library.
3:30-4:30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Incy Wincy Spider Craft
Make an Incy Wincy Spider craft inspired by April showers and one of our favourite nursery rhymes. Recommended for ages 4+. Free and drop in.

Wednesday 11
11am-12pm Balham Library 020 8673 1129
Explore Learning: Creative writing workshop

Free and for ages 7-11. Booking essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
11am-12pm Roehampton Library, 0208 246 6979
National Young Writers’ Award
National Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning for children aged 5-9 years https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ Free but booking is essential. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
11am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Explore Learning Workshop: Angular Architecture
Pop on your hard hats as the children become architects. They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute. Suitable for ages 7-9 years. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
12.30-1.30pm Roehampton Library, 0208 246 6979
National Young Writers’ Award
National Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning for children aged 10-14 years https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards/ On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor

Thursday 12
All morning Balham Library 020 8673 1129
Community Morning
Crafts
A henna workshop, regular Baby Rhyme Time (9.30am) and Story Time (11am) and a food sale to raise money for Cancer Research UK
10.30am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Mini Yoga
Come and have fun with the founder and qualified yoga teacher, Naomi Thrower! Free, suitable for ages 4-8 years.
2pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Explore Learning Workshop: Be a Master Maths Sorcerer
This free workshop will take children through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Starting with 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and then progress to their 3, 4, 6, and 8s. When they graduate they’ll be masters of up to 12 times tables as well! Suitable for ages 5-7 years. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
2.30-4pm Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Story Time: Green Shoots And Growing Things
2.30pm, stories followed by a free activity, 3-4pm, plant a sunflower seed to take home. Drop in session, suitable for all ages.

Friday 13
10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm Balham Library 020 8673 1129
Messy Play
In association with Balham Children’s Centre. In the library hall. For ages under 5 First come first served
11am Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Explore Learning Workshop: Be a Master Maths Sorcerer
This free workshop will take children through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Starting with 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and then progress to their 3, 4, 6, and 8s. When they graduate they’ll be masters of up to 12 times tables as well! Suitable for ages 9-11 years. On Twitter @exploretutors and @wandsworthtutor
1.30-2pm Tooting Library, 0208 767 0543
Champs Academy
Free workshop by Champs Academy for parents and children. Helping your child build confidence and emotional resilience in a chaotic world! Booking essential, for parents and children aged 7 years and over.

Monday 16
5-6.45pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Knit And Natter
Get your knit on at Battersea Park Library’s new weekly Knit and Natter group.
5-6.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Chess In Ten Lessons
Monday and Thursday each week. Two ninety-minute lessons a week until 24th May with local chess author Graeme Harwood: “five weeks, is all the time I need to impart to you the gift of chess. A gift that will keep on giving for the rest of your life. A gift that will even prolong your life, by helping to ward off dementia in your old age. A gift whose appeal is global, whose language is universal and whose origin goes all the way back to Persia over 1400 years ago. Come and learn the world's ultimate board game - in only ten lessons! "

Sunday 22
2.30-4.30pm, Battersea Library,
communitechlondon@gmail.com
Tech and Tea
Come along, ask questions and learn something new about technology (from phones to printers!). All are welcome. Meet new people in your community and enjoy some free tea and biscuits. CommuniTech London is a student run organisation bringing together flexible volunteering and tech support in the Battersea area. On Twitter @CommuniTechLDN

Monday 23
3.30pm
Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 412
Draw A Dragon
Draw your own dragon or do a dragon colouring in the library for Saint George’s day
4-4:45pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
World Book Night Stuffy Slumber Party
Celebrate World Book Night with some bedtime stories. Bring a toy to sleep over in the library and pick them up the next day to find out what mischief they got up to. Pyjamas encouraged! Contact: Battersea Library, 0207 223 2334

Tuesday 24
10.30am-12.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Computer Course

Would you like to learn to use a computer - but you’ve never even handled a mouse? Now’s your chance! For absolute beginners - keyboard and mouse introduction included, and lots of support! Places are free but please call to book

Wednesday 25
2pm Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742

World Penguin Day
Go on a chilly adventure in Huddle Corner for storytelling sessions- and then make your own penguin mask. £1 suggested donation for each activity - all proceeds go to the WWF. Plus, come dressed as a penguin for a chance to win a behind the scenes experience to meet the Penguins at Chessington World of Adventures Resort! Terms and conditions apply.
2-3.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Card And Board Game Club
A new club which meets once every two weeks. No need to book, just drop-in.
4pm Wandsworth Town Library, 0208 877 1742
World Penguin Day
Go on a chilly adventure in Huddle Corner for storytelling sessions- and then make your own penguin mask. £1 suggested donation for each activity - all proceeds go to the WWF. Plus, come dressed as a penguin for a chance to win a behind the scenes experience to meet the Penguins at Chessington World of Adventures Resort! Terms and conditions apply.
6.30-7.45 Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Joint author talk: Alice Burnett (Ideal Love) and Anne Patterson (Yes)

Come and listen to Alice and Anne talk about their novels, how a medical condition can highlight what matters in life, and the inspiration behind their writing. Ideal Love: “A rich and evocative novel about what it means to love and, above all, what it means to be human.” After an argument with her husband Gilles, Venus Rees is left devastated by his sudden death. But when she discovers that he died of a treatable genetic condition she knew nothing about, she is haunted by the thought that he didn’t love her enough to save himself. Yes: A heart-warming novel about love, loss and listening, Set in a small Protestant community in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. In a witty and touching style the author draws us into the internal world of stroke survivor Maureen. On Twitter @BurnettBooks and @Patterson13Anne

Thursday 26
10-11.30am
Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Keep On Eating: 5 Ways To Get Your Energy Back And Be In Balance
A free workshop examining: the influences of food on our hormones; how easy it is to balance them; how to clear your mind by eating; how you gain energy by eating; how to lose weight by eating.