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.

Special events this month

 LITTLE SHAKERS, Monday 2 July, 10.00 -- 10.30am.  Movement and music for 0-4 years.  Child £3, family/childminder £5.  Taster session July 2nd is free.


launch, Saturday 7 July, from 10.00am.  This year’s theme is MISCHIEF MAKERS, with characters from the Beano.  Children are invited to come along to the library and sign  (more information on the Summer Reading page)

 PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, Friday 13 July, 7.30pm.


LITTLE SHAKERS.  Monday 2 July, 10.00am -- 10.30 m (see above).
OPEN COFFEE AFTERNOON.  Every Monday 1.30pm -- 3.00pm.  Chat and make new friends.  No need to book.

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

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


KIDDIRAMA TOTS (term-time only), 10.00am -- 11.00am, 3 and 10 July.  Theatrical Tuesdays is jam-packed with stories, drama, songs, movement and games.  0--5 year olds, £1.50 per child. For more info visit www.kiddirama.com or email: kiddirama@mail.com text: 07542 170604.

LOCAL HISTORY COFFEE MORNING.  Tuesday 17 July, 10.30am -- 12 noon. 
The history of Croydon Airport, talk by Peter Skinner.  Refreshments provided; no booking required. 

RENDEZVOUS CLUB.  Tuesdays 1.30pm -- 3.30pm.  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

KNIT & NATTER.  Thursdays 11.00am -- 1.00pm.  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. Last 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 5.30pm -- 6.30pm.  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.

 FABULOUS FRIDAYS!  10.00am -- 10.45am. 'MAKE MOVE & MELODY TIME' followed by BOOK TIME.  Go wild on Fridays as we tell stories, and sing familiar rhymes and songs.  For 18 months--5 yr olds (babies are welcome). 11.00 -- 11.45am. 'ROCK RHYME & RHYTHM TIME' Have fun on Fridays as we go on a journey singing, rhyming and rocking (followed by BOOK TIME, when we read, play, chat and chill); for 0--18 months (older children are welcome).  Term time only.  £1.50 per child.

BOOK CLUB, Friday 6 July, 6.00pm.

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, Friday 13 July, from 7.30pm.  By Mike Parsons from Mitcham Camera Club.  Pick up some tips for our autumn competition.  Wine & nibbles provided.  Please reserve your place with library staff.

(NEW) CRIME & THRILLERS BOOK CLUB, Friday 27 July, 6.00pm.  Will discuss Anthony Horowitz's Magpie Murders.

KIDS' KNIT & NATTER.  First Saturday of the month, 12.00 -- 2.00pm.   Learn to knit.  For children adults welcome.

.  Saturdays 2.00 -- 4.00 pm.  Relax, unwind and join the new colouring craze.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2018 Launch, 7 July from 10.00am (see above).

 * * * * * * * *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 at: mail@friendsowbl.org.uk


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