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.

NEW Open Community Coffee Afternoon (3rd Thursday of the month, 1.30-3pm)
Everyone welcome

NEW Police Surgery (Every Friday 3 - 4pm)
Drop in to discuss any issues or concerns with your local police

Bring & Buy Sale coming soon… 
Customers can reserve a table for just £5 to sell their unwanted children’s toys and clothes at boot sale prices! Please register your interest with library staff


Explore Learning – Groovy Grammar (Tuesday 3 April, 11am-12pm)
A must for all those struggling with tenses, punctuation and sentence construction. Discover how groovy grammar can be!
For ages 7-8 years. Booking essential

Action on Hearing Loss Stand (Friday April 6th 10 -11am)
Are coming West Barnes Library to keep you informed and connected about hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus. Come to our free information event to find out about:

  • the support you're entitled to
  • equipment to help you hear better
  • different ways to tackle your tinnitus
  • helpful communication tips
FREE HEARING CHECKS ALSO AVAILABLE!

Explore Learning – Times Tables Junior (Thursday 12 April, 11am-12pm)
We’ll look at the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 Times tables in the Junior class, and work with the 6, 7, 8 and 9s in the Senior class. You’ll be better than a calculator in no time!
For ages 6-8 years.  Booking essential

Spring Kids Craft (Friday 13 April) 3-4pm
FREE No booking required

Regular Events

Monday
Computer Classes for Beginners ( 1-2pm)  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

Tuesday
History Talk: The Work of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership 
(Kelvin Shewry & Rebecca Watts)  April 17th 10.30 – 12pm

Kiddirama for the Under 5’s 10-11am (term time only) 
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! 
For more information visit www.kiddirama.com; email kiddirama@mail.com or text 07542 170604.  £1.50 per child

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

Thursday

Knit & Natter (Thursdays, 11am-1pm) Bring your own knitting or crochet. Free tea or coffee provided.

THIS YEAR WE KNITTED OUTFITS FOR THE “FISH & CHIPS” BABIES IN AFRICA, HATS AND SCARVES FOR THE HOMELESS AND TWIDDLE MUFFS FOR DEMENTIA SUFFERERS.  WE ALSO HELD FOUR SALES AND RAISED AND DONATED OVER £290 FOR THE FOLLOWING CHARITIES:
Hemi Help
Cinnamon Trust
Merton Independent Living
Wimbledon Friendship Group
Hydon Hill Cheshire Home
Friends of West Barnes Library

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.

Friday

FABULOUS FRIDAYS: Term time only

Make Move & Melody Time (Fridays, 10am – 10.45am) 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 11am – 11.45am) 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 

Saturday
Colour & Chat
Every Saturday 
2-4pm
Relax, unwind and join the new colouring craze!

Kids Knit & Natter
1st Saturday of the month
12.30-2pm
Learn to knit 
For children, adults welcome

Coming Soon May Fair 12th May


 



 



 







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