July Sunny Specials

    Coming up at West Barnes Library 
    To reserve a place where required, talk to staff, call 020 8274 5789 or email westbarnes.library@merton.gov.uk.

    The Reading Agency and Libraries Present
    Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017: 


    Explore Learning Event: A Day at the Zoo (Thursday 27 July 2-3pm) 
    Come with us on an exciting visit to the zoo! Learn all about descriptive words, rhyme and number facts from animals like the hysterical hyena and the humongous hippo! Ages: 5-6.  Booking required

    Explore Learning Event: Shape and measurement (Thursday 24 August 10-11am)
    Join our mischievous monkeys in their quest to learn about 2D & 3D shapes, weight, length and capacity. Ages: 5-6.  Booking required


    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

    Computer Classes for Beginners (Mondays 1-2pm and Thursdays 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

    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. 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.

    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

    Motspur Park PANDAS Support Group (Monday 10 July then every 2 weeks, 11am-12pm) Aiming to provide a safe and supportive environment for mums and dads affected by parental anxiety and depression  

    Local History Coffee Morning (Tuesday 18 July, 10.30am-12pm): Pub Signs: Their History and Stories.  Refreshments provided.  No booking required

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

    Colour & Chat (2nd Saturday of the month, 2-4pm) Relax, unwind and join the new colouring craze!

    Children’s Craft (3rd Saturday of the month, 2-4pm).  Bring the children for fun craft activities.  No need to book