Coming up at West Barnes Library in May

To reserve a place where required, talk to staff, call 020 8274 5789or email

Special events this Month

May Fair  Saturday 12th 2-4pm


Computer Classes for Beginners ( 1-2pm )  Booking essential

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

Scrabble Club ( 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 , 10am – 11am term time only) Theatrical Tuesday

Theatrical Tuesdays are jam-packed with story, drama, songs, movement and games.  
For more information visit; email 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

Local History Coffee Morning (15 May , 10.30am-12pm):
The Crazy Gang Wimbledon Football club  Talk by Sarah Gould Free tea and coffee  No booking required

Half Term Children's Craft, 29th May 11am-12pm


Knit & Natter ( 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 ( 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.

Open  Community Coffee Afternoon (17 May, 1.30pm-3pm) Come along for a coffee and a chat.  All welcome!

Explore Learning - A day at the Zoo (31st May 2-3pm) Learn about descriptive words, rhyme, and number facts from animals

Ages 5-6 Booking essential


FABULOUS FRIDAYS: Term time only
Make Move & Melody Time (,10am – 10.45am) Suitable for 18 months – 5 year olds but babies are welcome ☺ 

Rock Rhyme & Rhythm Time (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…followed by Book Time Suitable for babies 0 – 18 months but older children are welcome ☺Term time only

Ancestry Online Support for Beginners (11th May 2-4 pm). Discover your family history and find your ancestors Booking Essential

Book Club 1st June, This month reading The Muse by Jessie Burton as part of the Cityread London 2018 event


Friends of West Barnes Library Spring Fair 12th May 2-4 pm see separate page for more information

Kids Knit & Natter (1st Saturday of the month, 12.30-2pm)  teaching children how to knit. Adults also welcome!

Colour & Chat (Every Saturday  2-4pm) Relax, unwind and join the adult colouring craze (adults and children welcome)

Our opposite numbers in the Friends of Worcester Park Library are organising a coach trip to Chichester on the 31st May. Tickets on sale in their Library from the 11th April.

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