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What's on in Wandsworth Libraries

01 July 2024

What's on in Wandsworth Libraries

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The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 6 July and runs until  Saturday 7 September. This year's challenge is Marvellous Makers and we're tapping into our imaginations, telling amazing stories and coming up with lots of fun new creations, as we celebrate the creative arts. Click here to learn more.

Follow Wandsworth Libraries on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandsworthlibs and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wandsworthlibrarians/ 

Roehampton Library will be closed on Thursday 4th July for the General Election 

Tuesday 2
2-3pm Southfields Library  
Silver Circle Reading Group  
Chat about your current reads and get book recommendations from friends. 

Wednesday 3  
1.30-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
6pm Putney Library
Meet the author: Jenny Ridgwell 
Talking about her new book, Guide to Mudlarking Refreshments at 6pm, Talk begins 6:30pm. A Friends of Putney Library talk, Free entry, but cash donations welcome. Booking advisable from the library. Email Charlene.coleman@gll.org  or call 020 8780 3085. 

Thursday 4
11am-12.30pm Northcote Library
Wandsworth Work Match 
Are you looking to return to work? Do you need some help applying for a job? Wandsworth Council’s Work Match service is holding free fortnightly workshops. Please email northcote.library@gll.org or call 02072232336 to register. 

Saturday 6
All day, all libraries
Summer Reading Challenge begins 
Drop in to get your child signed up, read 6 books across the summer holidays and win prizes. 

Monday 8
2-3.30pm Northcote Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
5.30pm Putney Library  
Film Club: A Song for Jenny 
A BBC film marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on London on 7th July 2005 – this poignant film explores themes of grief, loss and one woman’s response to her daughter’s death in the bombing.  

Tuesday 9
10.30am-12pm Tooting Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
11:30am-12:30pm Southfields Library  
Southfields Safer Neighbourhood Team  
Meet with Metropolitan officers to discuss local issues or crime prevention.
3-6pm Southfields Library  
Sexual Health Clinic  
Drop in for free rapid HIV tests, information, and advice organised by Spectra and KwaAfrica. 

Wednesday 10
1.30-3pm Balham Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
5:30-6:30pm Southfields Library  
Wednesday Reading Group  
A great way to share your thoughts on the book of the month. 

Friday 12
10am-2pm Southfields Library  
Numeracy Taster Sessions for Parents and Adults   
South Thames College Group is offering FREE advisory sessions to improve numeracy confidence and skills in parents and other adults returning to work.   

Saturday 13
11:30am Roehampton Library
Meet the Author
Jeniffer Skyers presents her new book “Tales of Matilda the Robin. Matilda is missing.”   
12-1pm Northcote Library
Craft Club
Celebrate nature at this Saturday’s craft club and create your own moving caterpillar on a leaf.
1-3 pm Roehampton Library
Coffee with a Copper

Join us for Coffee with a Copper to meet with the Roehampton Safer Neighbourhood Team. Come along to hear the latest on crime prevention from the team and raise any issues you want to discuss.

Monday 15
2–4 pm Roehampton Library
Free drop-in IT and tech support with Power 2 Connect

These free sessions allow you to bring your device or use one of the devices available, sit down with a member of the Power2Connect team, and receive assistance with a specific problem or enhance your tech skills. Booking is not required, but please remember that you may need to wait to chat with one of the volunteers. 

Tuesday 16
10.30am-12pm Battersea Park Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
10 am-12 pm – Roehampton Library
Employment support and advice sessions with Warren from Work Match

You must book in advance. For more information, speak with a member of staff or email waren.green@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk   

Wednesday 17
1.30-3pm Putney Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet. 

Thursday 18
10-11am Roehampton Library
 
Beginners Reading Group 
Read books to improve your English.  
11am-12.30pm Northcote Library
Wandsworth Work Match 
Are you looking to return to work? Do you need some help applying for a job? Wandsworth Council’s Work Match service is holding free fortnightly workshops. Please email northcote.library@gll.org or call 02072232336 to register. 

Friday 19
TBA Putney Library
Grand re-opening
A formal reopening event for Putney Library following the refurbishment. Check out our new coffee bar, the recently refurbished children’s section and a new private hire business hub. Please email startupwandsworth@gll.org for details on how to rent the business hub, located on the second floor.
10am-2pm Southfields Library  
Numeracy Taster Sessions for Parents and Adults  
South Thames College Group is offering FREE advisory sessions to improve numeracy confidence and skills in parents and other adults returning to work.
2-2.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Molly Arbuthnott Story Time

Join author Molly Arbuthnott as she reads from her books. Ages 3+   
2.30-4.30pm Northcote Library
Crime Reading Group 
Crime reading group. Please ask at the library for more information. 

Saturday 20
10am Roehampton Library
 
Phoenix Fest Free comic book digital event workshop 
All-day event  https://thephoenixcomic.co.uk/phoenix-fest/
11am-12pm Southfields Library  
Saturday Reading Group 
Discuss the book of the month, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
11:30am-12:30pm Roehampton Library 
Creepy Crawly Craft   
A craft activity for children
11am-12pm Southfields Library  
Author Visit: Aliya Ali-Afzal   
Meet local author, Aliya Ali-Afzal, as she reads from her new book, The Big Day. Light refreshments will be provided. Books will be available to borrow from 5th July or can be reserved now.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Portuguese Story Time

Join Sabia Duvida for a Portuguese story.

Wednesday 24
10.30am-12pm Southfields Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
1.30-3pm Roehampton Library
Digital Inclusion Programme  
Free, drop-in help, offered by AgeUK Wandsworth for older computer users struggling with their smartphone, laptop, or tablet.

Monday 22
2–4 pm Roehampton Library 
Free drop-in IT and tech support with Power 2 Connect 
These free sessions allow you to bring your device or use one of the devices available, sit down with a member of the Power2Connect team, and receive assistance with a specific problem or enhance your tech skills. Booking is not required, but please remember that you may need to wait to chat with one of the volunteers.

Tuesday 23
3.30pm Battersea Park Library
Bookish Bingo

Book-themed bingo games for children.

Thursday 25
10,30-11.30am Wandsworth Town Library
Book Binding Workshop
Ever wanted to learn how make your own journals and notebooks? Learn basic binding marbling techniques, start journey becoming a ‘book-smith’ Free but please speak to staff to book. Ages 12+
11:30am Roehampton Library
 
Zoolab 
What do the following creatures have incoming? Giant African land snail, Asian Forest Scorpion, Corn snake, Leopard gecko, Giant African millipede, Indian stick insect, Madagascar hissing cockroach, Mongolian Gerbil, Whites tree frog and Chilean rose tarantula. Well, they might join Zoolab at the library. Are you coming? 
2pm Northcote Library
Book Binding Workshop
Ever wanted to learn how make your own journals and notebooks? Learn basic binding marbling techniques, start journey becoming a ‘book-smith’ Free but please speak to staff to book.
5-7pm Northcote Library
Reading Group
General fiction reading group. Please ask at the library for more information.
2:30pm-3:30pm Wandsworth Town Library
ZooLab Animal Encounter

Meet a host of exotic minibeasts and reptiles and hear all about them from the Animal Ranger. Ages 5+ Free, drop-in.

Friday 26
10.30-11am Wandsworth Town Library
Meet Author Rachell Abalos

Rachell Abalos is a Fillipino-American youth writer. Come and listen to her tell the story of a traditional Filipino house and how it takes care of a family.
11am Earlsfield Library
Zoolab

Meet a host of exotic minibeasts and reptiles and hear all about them from the Animal Ranger. Ages 3+ Free, drop-in.
11am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library
Explore Learning Workshop

Ages 5-11. Break codes, solve problems, and create poetry.
2.30-3.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
South East River Trust
Get to know the people working to help maintain rivers and sustain wildlife.

Saturday 27
11:30am-12:30pm Roehampton Library 
Owl Crafts
A craft activity for children.  
12-1pm Northcote Library
Craft Club 
Mark the long summer days and make your own popsicle or ice cream to starve off the sun. 
1-2:15pm Roehampton Library 
Coffee with a Copper  
Join us for Coffee with a Copper to meet with the Roehampton Safer Neighbourhood Team. Come along to hear the latest on crime prevention from the team and raise any issues you want to discuss.  
3:30pm-4:30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Jigsaw Performing Arts Workshop

A fun, energetic workshop full of drama, dance, stories and songs lead by Jigsaw Performing Arts School. Ages 3+. Free, drop-in. 

Monday 29
10am-5pm Nothcote Library
Summer Craft Club
Drop in the Children’s Library summer holiday craft club! Bring your snappiest fingers and create a crab puppet.
2pm Roehampton Library 
Jamb owls 
Come and meet the visitor-friendly barn owls, eagle owls and many other species, and hear about how owls survive in the wild, what they like to eat and their nocturnal habits. For the bravest of you, there would be opportunities to take a picture with a live owl.   

Tuesday 30
10am-11am Wandsworth Town Library
Rhyme Time with Jigsaw Jumpers
A special Rhyme Time for littles ones and their parents with singing, storytelling and interactive play lead by Jigsaw Performing Arts. Ages 6 months – 3 years. Free, drop-in.
11am Battersea Park Library
Jambs Owls

Come and meet real owls in the children's library, free but please speak to staff to book.
12:30-1:30pm Southfields Library  
Southfields Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Meet with Metropolitan officers to discuss local issues or crime prevention.

Wednesday 31
2pm-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Jambs Owls

Meet owls in the library and hear all about them from their handlers. Ages 3+ Free, drop-in
6.30pm Battersea Library
Walk-Foot Woman and Other Poems: an evening of Windrush poetr
y
Join Dr Velma McClymont for the launch of her first collection of poetry, Walk Foot Woman and Other Poems. Born in rural Jamaica and raised in  Battersea, Dr McClymont draws on her own experience and that of the Windrush generation in her work. She will read from her collection followed by a Q&A.

August

Thursday 1 August
10am-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Origami
Colour paper crafts for children aged 5+
11-12.30 Northcote Library
Wandsworth Work Match
Are you looking to return to work? Do you need some help applying for a job? Wandsworth Council’s Work Match service is holding free fortnightly workshops. Please email northcote.library@gll.org or call 02072232336 to register.
12-1pm Northcote Library
Zoolab
Get up close to some creepy crawlies with Zoolab in the Children’s Library. Free but registration is essential. Please email northcote.library@gll.org, call 02072232336 or visit the library to book your place.
2.30-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
JIgsaw Workshop
A performing arts workshop for children aged 6+

Friday 2
10am-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Origami
Colour paper crafts for children aged 5+
10-10,30an Wandsworth Town Library
Yoga
For children aged 4+ a fun way to learn about mind and body exercise.
12pm Battersea Park Library
Creative Quests

An English and Maths workshop for children.
2-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Children can come in and meet their local Police team and get safety education tips. 

Saturday 3
10am-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Festival of Archaelogy
Join curator Pamela Greenwood for a day of archaeology, ages 3+
3.30-4pm Wandsworth Town Library
Storytime and Henna Art
A summer story time and henna art session for children, 3+ 

Monday 5
10am Battersea Park Library
Kids Yoga

A yoga session for children.
10.30am Northcote Library
Writing Comics Workshop
For children aged 5+.  Learn to design and create your own comic.
2pm Roehampton Library
Bookish Bingo

Book-themed bingo games for children.
3pm Earlsfield Library
Comic Book Workshop 
For children aged 3+ 

Tuesday 6
10-10.30am Wandsworth Town Library
Monkey Music
Music classes for young children.
10am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library
Explore Learning
Break codes, solve puzzles, create poetry. A workshop for children aged 5-11 years.
2pm Battersea Park Library
Ama-zine Workshop
Make your own fanzine. Cut, stick, colour, and design to explore your creative side. Free event but please book.

Wednesday 7
3pm Roehampton Library

Yoga
For children aged  3+

Thursday 8
10.30-11am Wandsworth Town Library
Magic Movement Makers
Stories via movement, music, and magic for children ages 8+
2.30pm Northcote Library
Dance Workshop 
Learn to tell stories through movement and dance, for children aged 8+. Please speak to staff to book. 

Friday 9
10am-3pm Wandsworth Town Library
Mouth Health
Learn to take care of your teeth, children aged 3+
10.30 Earlsfied Library
Book Binding Workshop
Ever wanted to learn how make your own journals and notebooks? Learn basic binding marbling techniques, start journey becoming a ‘book-smith’ Free but please speak to staff to book. Ages 12+
10.30am Earlsfield Library
Yoga
For children aged  3+
1pm Northcote Library
Kids Yoga
Animal themed stretches for children aged 5+.
2pm Battersea Park Library
Zoolab
Meet a host of exotic minibeasts and reptiles and hear all about them from the Animal Ranger. Ages 3+ Free, drop-in.