What’s on at West Barnes Library   

To reserve a place where required, talk to staff, call 020 8274 5789 or email westbarnes.library@merton.gov.uk.

Friends of West Barnes Library Spring Fair (Saturday 8 April, 1-3pm) Includes Children’s Egg Hunt, Knit and Natter Stall, Book Stall, raffle and even more…come along and see. Free entrance

ESOL Classes
(Monday’s: intermediate/upper level 9.40-10.40am. 
Beginner level 10.45-11:15am) Run by a qualified English teacher (term time only) Booking essential

Reading out Loud (Mondays, 4pm – 5.30pm) 1:1 reading sessions for children aged 6+ (term time only) Booking essential

Scrabble Club (Monday’s 5-6pm) Come and join us every Monday from 5-6pm.  All ages and abilities welcome!  No booking required

Kiddirama for the Under 5’s (Tuesdays, 9.45am – 11am term time only) TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
Show Me Time, 9.45am – 10.30am Theatrical Tuesdays are jam-packed with story, drama, songs, movement and games.  Whip up a horrible stew with Witchy Woo or go on an animal adventure with Laura the Explorer.  Join us on many wonderful weekly adventures! 
*Book Time, 10.30am – 11am After ‘Show Me Time’ come and join us while we read, chat and choose from a wide range of books!
*There will be no ‘Book Time’ every third Tuesday of the month.
For more information visit www.kiddirama.com; email kiddirama@mail.com or text 07542 170604.  £1.50 per child

Rendezvous Club (Tuesdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm) Weekly club for over 55s. £2        For more information call Gilli on 020 8543 1781

Knit & Natter (Thursdays, 11am-1pm) Bring your own knitting or crochet.  We also knit items for various charities or for sale to raise funds for them. This year we have made blankets for the Cats Protection League and for the Premature Baby Unit.  We have also made hats, gloves and scarfs for the homeless as well as poppies for the British Legion.  Free tea or coffee provided.

Falun Dafa (Thursday’s 5.30-6.30pm) This is a traditional Chinese qigong meditation practice to improve mind and body, with simple, easy to learn exercises for all ages and abilities. Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is an advanced practice of Buddha school self-cultivation, founded by Li Hongzhi. It is a discipline in which 'assimilation to the highest qualities of the universe- Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance) is the foundation of practice.' No booking required.

FABULOUS FRIDAYS: Term time only
Make Move & Melody Time (Fridays, 9.45am – 10.30am) Go wild on Fridays as we tell stories, sing familiar rhymes and songs, move along to the rhythm of e.g. marching ants, stomping zebras, tickly teddy bears or get crafty making, creating, drawing and more…Book Time After ‘Make Move & Melody Time’ come and join us whilst we read, play, chat, chill and choose from a wide range of books! Suitable for 18 months – 5 year olds but babies are welcome ☺
Rock Rhyme & Rhythm Time (Fridays 10.45am – 11.30am) Have fun on Fridays as we go on a journey singing, rhyming, rocking and moving along to the sound of e.g. splashing waves, swishing grass…Feel the rhythm of stomping animals, clacking insects and more…Book Time After ‘Rock Rhyme & Rhythm’ come and join us whilst we read, play, chat, chill and choose from a wide range of books! Suitable for babies 0 – 18 months but older children are welcome ☺

Sparkle Club (Every Saturday 2.30-3.30pm) Local children’s author, Ian Cavill, coaches and inspires youngsters in story writing

Kids Knit & Natter (Saturday 1 April, 1.30-3pm) then every first Saturday of the month) Knit & Natter will be teaching your children how to knit. Adults also welcome!

Easter Flowers (Saturday 1 April, 3-4pm) Join the Friends of West Barnes Library for an interactive workshop and take home your own floral masterpiece 
Cost £5 includes all materials. Booking essential

Motspur Park PANDAS Support Group (Monday 3 April then every 2 weeks, 11am-12pm) Aiming to provide a safe and supportive environment for mums and dads affected by parental anxiety and depression  

Explore Learning Workshop: Times Tables Junior (Thursday 6 April, 12.30-1.30pm).  We’ll look at the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.  You’ll be better than a calculator in no time!  For ages 6-8years booking essential as spaces are limited
Colour & Chat (Saturday 8 April, 2-4pm) Relax, unwind and join the adult colouring craze (adults and children welcome)

Explore Learning Workshop: Space Mission (Thursday 13 April, 12.30-1.30pm). Learn about the universe and everything in it!  Stretch your skills to infinity and beyond!  For ages 8-10years booking essential as spaces are limited

Children’s Craft (Saturday 15 April, 2-4pm).  Bring the children for fun craft activities.  No need to book

Local History Coffee Morning (Tuesday 18 April 2017, 10.30am-12pm):
Common Ground: Heritage of Wimbledon Common, Mitcham Common and Cannon Hill Common. Refreshments provided.  No booking required

Open Coffee Morning (Thursday 20 April, 10am-12pm) Come along for a coffee and a chat.  All welcome!