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Christmas and New Year Opening Times:
Christmas Eve
: Open until 1pm Christmas Day & Boxing Day: All libraries closed Friday 27th December: Normal opening times
New Year's Eve: Open until 5pm New Year's Day: All libraries closed Thursday 2nd January: Normal opening times

The Cards For Good Causes Christmas Card shop has returned to Putney Library. Buy cards and Christmas goods and support a range of charities at the same time. Shop opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-4.30pm.

Take part in the Wandsworth Town Library Christmas Quiz. Hand your completed quiz in at any Wandsworth library by 5pm on Friday 13th December to enter the Prize draw and qualify for a free DVD rental. Questions can be picked up from your local Wandsworth Library. Winners will be announced on Saturday 14th December.

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

Keep up to date with all the latest library news and events; follow us on Twitter @wandsworthlibs

Sunday 1

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

Tuesday 3

3:30pm Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Christmas Decorators
Christmas colouring, drawing and decorations. Help us decorate the Library for Christmas. Ages 4+ 

Wednesday 4

12.30-1.30pm Southfields Library, 020 8780 1945
Classic Book Club
Chat about classic books and discuss them  in a social setting. The first book is Washington Square by Henry James 

Thursday 5

11am-12pm Balham Library, 020 8673 1129
CV Workshops
Friendly guidance with creating or editing your CV, with one-to-one help on our PCs. Sign up with your library card for an individual 30 minute session. Book in person, or ring the library. Limited places, fortnightly sessions.
6.30-7.45 Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
If Only Hair Could Talk

A free talk by author and trichologist Lorna Jones “For the purposes of my book I have given my hair the superpower ability to speak out loud. You see, I believe your hair quietly tells you what it needs and what it wants. You only have to pay attention to understand what it is saying.” Lorna is highly qualified and happy to answer any hair-related questions or problems you may have! Signed books for sale £5.99. To book call 020 8780 3085 Or email: Charlene.coleman@gll.org

Friday 6

10am Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Santa Story Time
Come and meet Santa for a special Story Time.
3-4.45pm Roehampton Library, 020 8246 6979
Scrabble Drop-in Session
A free taster session for adults to promote the Scrabble Club starting in the New Year

Saturday 7

All day, Wandsworth Town Children’s Library 020 8877 1742
Scandinavian Woven Heart Baskets
Drop-in and create Scandinavian woven paper heart-shaped baskets which can be  filled  and hung on your tree
3pm Wandsworth Town Children’s Library 020 8877 1742
Meet Author Molly Arbuthnott
Come along to a book reading by the author of Oscar the London Cat, Oscar the Ferry Cat, and Angus the Robin.

Monday 9

5.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Film Club: Once
Inspirational drama about two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. For more details contact Jadranka.Vucinic@gll.org

Tuesday 10

3:30 Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Christmas Card-Making
Come along to the Library to make a Christmas Card for your friends and family.  Ages 4+ years

Wednesday 11

3:30-4:30pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Holiday Card Making
Create some beautiful cards for family and friends this holiday season! Ages 3+. Free and drop in.
5.30-7.30pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Tech and Tea: Word Overview

A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together https://communitech.org.uk/events/ No question is a silly question

Saturday 14

All day, Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Make a Mini Christmas Tree
Drop-in to make and decorate a mini paper Christmas tree.
2pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Christmas Quiz Winners Announced
Followed by Santa's Story Time
12pm Earlsfield Library, 020 8946 2088
Tech and Tea: Word Overview
A free and relaxed technology and IT workshop with Communitech. Find out how technology can bring people together https://communitech.org.uk/events/ No question is a silly question.
11.30am-12.30pm Putney Children’s Library, 020 8780 3085
Children’s Turkish Reading Group- TÜRKÇE ÇOCUK KITAPLARI
Starts today and runs on the second Saturday of each month. Interested? Email: turkceokumagrubu@gmail.com  Or just turn up!

Sunday 15

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

Monday 16

4:30-6:30pm, Battersea Park Library, 020 7720 4122
Christmas Craft Workshop
Join our fabulous Knitting group to make a Christmas gift or Decoration and learn a new skill. Free Session.

Tuesday 17

11am Battersea Park Library, 020 720 4122
Baby Rhyme Christmas Party
Join us to sing along to some Christmas songs as well as some of our favourites. Small prize for the best Christmas outfit.

Wednesday 18

3:30-4:30pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Tree Ornaments
Decorate our tree with some homemade ornaments or bring them home for your own celebrations. Ages 3+. Free and drop in.

Friday 20

11:30-12 York Gardens Children’s Library, 020 7223 2341
Festive Baby Rhyme Time
Catch the Christmas spirit with an extra special rhyme time of festive carols, jingle bells, and stories. Christmas jumpers encouraged! Ages 0-5. Free and drop in.
2-4pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
Christmas Craft
Make Christmas cards and simple gifts. Free drop in and for all ages,

Saturday 21

All day, Wandsworth Town Children’s Library
Create Your Own Wrapping Paper
Drop -in and create your own wrapping paper ready to wrap those special presents.
11am-12:30pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Winter Wonderland Sensory Play and Craft
Join a seasonal play session for the whole family. Babies engage in sensory play with different sounds, sights, and textures of the snowy season, while older children make a winter craft. For children and their families. Free and drop in.

Monday 23

11-11:30am Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Festive Baby Rhyme Time

Catch the Christmas spirit with two extra special rhyme times of carols, songs, and stories. Christmas jumpers encouraged! Ages 0-5. Free and drop in.
2-4pm Tooting Children’s Library, 020 8767 0543
Christmas Craft
Make Christmas cards and simple gifts. Free drop in and for all ages,
2.30-4pm Roehampton Children’s Library, 020 8246 6979
Festive Story Time, songs, and more
Stories and songs from 2.30-3pm followed by a craft activity to make a Christmas decoration to take home, 3-4pm. For ages 3+, a free drop-in session.
4-4:30pm Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Cozy Holiday Story Time
Get in the festive mood with some super cozy stories, snacks, and colouring. Christmas jumpers encouraged! Ages 2-6. Free and drop in.

Tuesday 24

11-11:30am Battersea Children’s Library, 020 7223 2334
Festive Baby Rhyme Time

Catch the Christmas spirit with two extra special rhyme times of carols, songs, and stories. Christmas jumpers encouraged! Ages 0-5. Free and drop in.