WHAT'S ON THIS MONTH
    To reserve a place where required you can talk to staff, call 020 8274 5789 or email: westbarnes.library@merton.gov.uk 

    Monday

    MOTSPUR PARK PANDAS SUPPORT GROUP  Monday 6 November 11.00 a.m - 12 noon. Drop in session. Aiming to provide a safe and supportive environment for mums and dads affected by parental anxiety and depression. See the PANDAS Foundation website for more information and facebook page
    COMPUTER CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS Mondays 1.00 - 2.00 p.m.  Booking essential.

    READING OUT LOUD Mondays 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.  1:1 reading sessions for children aged 6+ Term-time only. Booking essential

    SCRABBLE CLUB Mondays 5.00 - 6.00 p.m. Come and join us every Monday - all ages and abilities welcome! No booking required.

    Tuesday

    KIDDIRAMA TOTS Tuesday 09.45 - 11.00 a.m. jam-packed with stories, drama, songs, movement and games. 0 - 5 year olds, £1.50 per child. 'Show Me Time' till 10.45 a.m. followed by 'Book Time' at 11.00 a.m. (no 'Book Time' on 3rd Thursday of the month) Term time only. For more info visit www.kiddirama.com or email: kiddirama@mail.com text: 07542 170604

    LOCAL HISTORY COFFEE MORNING Tuesday 21 November 10.30 - 12.00 noon 'The Human Face of War: Tales of Merton's WW1 Combatants.' As part of Merton's Remembrance programme, Heritage Officer, Sarah Gould, will reveal more about the life stories of Merton's First World War combatants. This illustrated talk will feature stories of ordinary men, performing acts of extraordinary courage under difficult circumstances.  Refreshments provided. No booking required.

    RENDEZVOUS CLUB Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. Weekly drop-in for over 55s. Get together for tea, cake, quiz, talks, trips out and much more. £2 a week to cover costs. For details, talk to library staff or call Gilli on 020 8543 1781.‚Äč

      Thursday
    KNIT & NATTER Thursdays 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.  Bring your knitting or crochet. We are a small group of regular knitters. We also knit items for various charities or for sale to raise money for them. 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 groups: Hemi Help, Cinnamon Trust, Merton Independent Living, Wimbledon Friendship Group, Hydon Hill Cheshire Home, Friends of West Barnes Library. Free tea or coffee provided.
     
    FALUN DAFA Thursdays 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. Falun Dafa or Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese qigong meditation practice to improve mind and body, with simple easy to learn exercises for all ages and abilities. No booking required.

     Friday
    FABULOUS FRIDAYS! Fridays 9.45 - 10.30 a.m. 'MAKE MOVE & MELODY TIME' Go wild on Fridays as we tell stories, and sing familiar rhymes and songs, followed by Book Time, for 18 mths - 5 yr olds (babies are welcome); 10.45 - 11.30 a.m. 'ROCK RHYME & RHYTHM TIME' Have fun on Fridays as we go on a journey singing, rhyming and rocking; followed by Book Time for 0 - 18 mths (older children are welcome). Term time only. £1.50 per child.

    BOOK CLUB Friday 3 November 6.00 - 7.00 p.m. New members welcome.

     Saturday
     
    SPARKLE CLUB Saturdays 2.30 - 3.30 p.m. Local children's author Ian Cavill coaches and inspires youngsters in story writing. Creative writing club for children aged 6-11 CHILDREN'S CRAFT Saturday 18 November 2.00  - 4.00 p.m. Bring the children for fun craft activities. No need to book.
     

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    Do you have an idea for a social event, competition, activity or talk and want support to get the ball rolling? 

    Please contact the Friends Committee to pitch your idea and we will work with you to help get your idea off the ground. The Committee is keen to expand its small team of Events Co-ordinators - if you have the time and enthusiasm to pull together events, please contact the Committee: mail@friendsowbl.org.uk