June Events and Activities

Wandsworth Libraries will be holding Pyjamarama events between 3rd to 9th June. Pyjamararama  is a Booktrust event that celebrates bedtime stories and sharing fantastic books and rhymes https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-in-your-community/

The Wandsworth Heritage Festival continues until to 9th June, see the full list of events here https://www.better.org.uk/library/london/wandsworth/news/wandsworth-heritage-festival

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Sunday 2 June
2.30-4.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Tech and Tea: Mastering Your Emails
A free and relaxed  technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out about organising your inbox, downloading attachments, searching for emails, and more. No question is a silly question https://communitech.org.uk/events/

Monday 3
9.30-10am Northcote Children’s Library, 020 7223 2336
Pyjamarama Rhyme Time
Come suitably dressed in your pyjamas and enjoy singing rhymes together as we celebrate bedtime stories and sharing fantastic books and rhymes.
11-11.30am Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Pyjamarama Rhyme Time
Come along to sing sleepy lullabies and bedtime songs, as well as some usual favourites to celebrate Pyjamarama week.  Wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite sleep toy to join in the fun.  For under fives with their parent or carers
1-3pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Back In Battersea
A drop in session organised by the National Archives. For the last few weeks, elders at Katherine Low Settlement have been sharing their memories of life in Battersea and creating memory boxes prompted by archive material. Come along and see what they have created, take part in a creative activity, and share some memories of your own.

Tuesday 4
11am Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Baby Rhyme Time Pyjama Party
Come along to sing sleepy lullabies and bedtime songs, as well as some usual favourites to celebrate Pyjamarama week. Wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite sleep toy to join in the fun.  For under fives with their parent or carers
3.30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Eid Drawings
Celebrate Eid with colourful pictures and drawings to put up in the Library. For children of all ages.
6.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
The Other Lavender Hill Mob
Hard-working women between the wars had limited scope for leisure. Come and hear how future Labour MP Caroline Ganley and the Lavender Hill Women’s Co-operative Guild kept the women of Battersea and beyond entertained when time and money were scarce. Free, please book at https://whf_lavenderhill.eventbrite.com

Wednesday  5
10.15am-11.15am Southfields Library,  020 8780 1945
Car, Car, Truck, Jeep story time
As well as stories we will sing through this new version of a classic nursery rhyme and you can taek home you own mini version of the book/nursery rhyme.
10am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Digipals
Computer skills sessions in association with AgeUK  Wandsworth to  help older people access relevant information, services and entitlements online and also help them to connect with family and friends.
6.45-7.45pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
The History of Putney Cinemas

 Local historian Phil Evison will tell the story of Putney’s early cinemas. To book call 020 8780 3085 or email charlene.coleman@gll.org

Thursday 6
9.30-10.30am Northcote Children’s Library
Pyjamarama Story Time
Come suitably dressed in your pyjamas  we celebrate bedtime stories and sharing fantastic books and rhymes.
10-11.30am, 12.30-2pm or 3.30-6pm Wandsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth High St, London SW18 2PU
John, the Battersea Children’s Librarian, will be at the launch of the new Wandsworth Children’s Centre programme . Children, and their parents or carers, will be able to take part in activities, find out about childcare in Wandsworth, and receive a goody bag! To book a free place please call 020 8871 8866 or email EYBSO@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
11am-12pm Balham Children's Library, 020 8673 1129
Eid Story Time
Join us for a special Eid Story Time to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Friday 7
10-10.30am Wandsworth Town Children’s Library, 020 8877 1742

Pyjamarama
Celebrate bedtime stories at our fun family event. Snuggle up in your pyjamas, bring your cuddly toy or a comfort blanket and collect a free booklet.
2.30-3.00 Southfields Library,  020 8780 1945
Pyjamarama Rhyme Time
Come suitably dressed in your pyjamas and enjoy singing rhymes together as we celebrate bedtime stories and sharing fantastic books and rhymes.
3.45pm Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Bedtime Stories
Special ‘bedtime stories’ themed story session as part of Pyjamarama week. For under fives and their parents or carers.
4-4.45pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Pyjamarama Pyjama Party
Drop in after school in your PJs for a craft activity and stories, fun for children of all ages.

Saturday 8
2.30-4pm Tooting Children's Library, 020 8767 0543
Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr
Stories and craft for all to enjoy. Find out about and celebrate this joyous Islamic festival Story-time 2:30-3pm, craft activity 3-4pm

Monday 10
3pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Holiday Vocabulary
Get set for your summer holiday, a Festival of Learning event.
5.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Film Club
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. Arthur Seaton spends his weekends drinking, partying, and having affairs. Part of the British New Wave of filmmaking of the early 1960s. For more details contact Jadranka.Vucinic@gll.org

Tuesday 11
9.45am & 2pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library, 020 8877 1742

Baby Rhyme Time
Special fun filled Baby Rhyme time for 0 – 2 years, delivered by Sarah Marchant and her team from the West Hill in the Park Children’s Centre.
11am Battersea Park Children’s Library, 020 7720 4122
Make a Father’s Day Card
Come along and make a special Father’s day card for your family or friends.  Ages 4+
2-3.15pm Tooting Children's Library, 020 8767 0543
Car-Car-Truck-Jeep!
Bookstart Pyjamarama story time and craft. A special extended Story Time. Adults and children can find out all about Bookstart and join our story, song and craft sesson about Cars, Trucks and things that go beep and vroom! Free mini book for all children attending.
4-4.30pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Father’s Day Crafts

Come along and make an extra special Father’s Day card at our craft session.

Wednesday 12
10am-12pm Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Digipals
Computer skills sessions in association with AgeUK  Wandsworth to  help older people access relevant information, services and entitlements online and also help them to connect with family and friends.
10.15am – 11.15am Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Fathers day story time and card making session
Come and hear some stories abut fathers and families and then we will be making some fathers day cards.
4.30-5.30pm Roehampton Children's Library, 020 8246 6979
Meet Dame Jacqeuline Wilson

Roehampton Library is pleased to welcome the award-winning children’s writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson, author of the Tracy Beaker books, Double Act, Dancing the Charleston, and many, many more. Come along and ask her a question, bring a book to have it signed, and get a selfie.
5.30-7.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Tech and Tea: Organising Your Computer
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Tips for organising your folders and files; one of the most requested Tech Talk topics. No question is a silly question https://communitech.org.uk/events/

Thursday 13
9.30-10.30am Northcote Children’s Library
Father’s Day Story Time
Stories and cards for Father’s Day.

Friday 14
10-11am Wandsworth Town Children’s Library, 020 8877 1742

Father’s Day Story Time
Bring your dad along and listen to stories all about dads, followed by a craft activity. Ages 2 – 5 years
1-3 York Gardens Library, 020 7223 2341
Intergenerational Arts
Are you aged 65+ and interested in taking part in an arts and photography project, working with teenagers and supported by experienced artists? All are welcome. No arts experience is necessary. The programme is run by Wandsworth artist Sam Hayes in partnership with Age UK Wandsworth.

Saturday 15
2.30-4pm Tooting Children's Library, 020 8767 0543
Bring Daddy to the Library
Story-time 2:30-3pm. Stories all about Dads and some that we think Dad will like! Craft activity 3-4pm Make a card for Dad or any other special person in your life.
3-4pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library, 020 8877 1742
Festival of Junina
Celebrate  Festa Junina or the June Festival, a Catholic tradition introduced to Brazil during the country’s colonization by Portugal. Come and listen to stories followed by a craft activities. Girls, wear your country themed outfit; cotton gowns and puffed up skirts with flowered patterns, frills and ribbons. Boys can wear checked flannel shirts and jeans, straw hats and fake moustaches!

Sunday 16
2.30-4.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Tech and Tea: Organising Your Computer
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Tips for organising your folders and files; one of the most requested Tech Talk topics. No question is a silly question https://communitech.org.uk/events/

Monday 17
10.15-10.45am Tooting Children's Library, 020 8767 0543
Stories in English and Urdu
Join Ayesha, and children from Gatton School, for a selction of stories in English and Urdu to celebrate Eid. 

Tuesday 18
9.45am & 2pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library, 020 8877 1742
International Picnic Day Rhyme Time
Let’s spread a blanket, pull out some foodie books and celebrate this special day with rhymes about food and sunny days. We will try and avoid singing, The Ants Go Marching!

Wednesday 19
10am-12pm Roehampton Library, 020 8246 6979
Digipals
Computer skills sessions in association with AgeUK  Wandsworth to  help older people access relevant information, services and entitlements online and also help them to connect with family and friends.
6.30-7.30pm
The Restoration of the Tudor Fulham Palace

An illustrated talk by Alexis Haslam, Community archaeologist at Fulham Palace. A Friends of Putney Library event. Drinks available from 6pm.

Thursday 20
5:30-7pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Metropolitan Police Crime Prevention Event
Drop-in session: come along to discuss any local community policing issues

Friday 21
3pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Holiday Vocabulary
Get set for your summer holiday, a Festival of Learning event.

Saturday 22
11.30am-12.30pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088

Learn to Knit and Crochet
A beginners knitting and crochet session for children and their parents or carers; part of the Festival of Learning.
2.30-4pm Tooting Children's Library, 020 8767 0543
It’s Summer Time!
Summer story time and craft activity. 2.30-3pm stories about summer and sunny days, 3-4pm make a sunshine decoration to take home. 

Monday 24
2-4pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088

Learn to Knit and Crochet
A beginners knitting and crochet session for adults; part of the Festival of Learning.
3-5pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Hear to Help
Come along to find out information on: hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus; deaf awareness; products and technology; strategies for effective communication; local services to support people living with deafness, tinnitus or hearing loss; Action on Hearing Loss services and campaigns.
5pm, Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Explore Learning: Handwriting Zoo
A lesson in handwriting using animal shapes to guide children through the perfect letter formation. For Ages 4-6.

Tuesday 25
10am-12pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
Digipals
Computer skills sessions in association with AgeUK  Wandsworth to  help older people access relevant information, services and entitlements online and also help them to connect with family and friends.

Wednesday 26
3.30pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Cubing with Carole
Learn about Rubik’s Cubes, what they are, how they work and how to be come a master at solving them. For ages 4+
5.30-7.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Tech and Tea: Connecting with Tech
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together. No question is a silly question https://communitech.org.uk/events/

Thursday 27
6pm Tooting Library, 020 8 767 0543
Author Event: Paul Purnell
Author Paul Purnell delivers a one off talk on the pros and cons of self publishing, and discusses his exciting series of crime novels. Paul Purnell is a Queen Counsel of forty years experience in the Criminal Courts as a trial lawyer. He writes short stories which reflect his unique take on modern life, and has also published a series of thrillers beginning with ’The Kazak Contract’ - An exciting trip  into the world of Kazakhstan crime. Contact Tooting Library to book a free place.

Saturday 29
12-1pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Family Board Game Bonanza
Play some of the best classic board games are. Ludo, Chess, Snakes and Ladders, we’ve got it all and more!
3-4.30pm Balham Children’s Library, 020 8673 1129
Rainbow Storytime and Crafternoon

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month with us at Balham Library by sharing stories, singing songs, and making rainbow crafts to take home. Family friendly; all welcome.

Sunday 30
2.30-4.30pm Battersea Library, 020 7223 2334
Tech and Tea: Connecting with Tech
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together. No question is a silly question https://communitech.org.uk/events/