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Wandsworth Town Library - Summer Activities 2019

The Library is a place where you can go to find information, to borrow books, use the internet and other resources. In addition the library offers events and workshops for families and children. This half term, you can visit Wandsworth Town Library for their free children's events.

During the school summer holidays, libraries organise Summer Reading Challenge to encourage children to come in the library and borrow books. This year the theme is called 'Space Chase', to celebrate Apollo's Moon Landing.

Come and sign up for the challenge, borrow 6 books, get a folder, smelly stickers, wrist band, medal etc and a certificate at school.

Wandsworth Town library also run free regular rhyme time sessions on Tuesdays at 9.45am and 2 pm. Story times are for older children 2 - 5 year old on Fridays at 10 am.

August Events at Wandsworth Town Library

Thursday 1st August at 4pm – 6pm
Playdough fun   Ages 2+
Make your own universe with our coloured Playdough. 

Friday 2nd August at 10am – 11pm
Storytime   Ages 2+
Listen to Jonathan Ramsden from the Cat Protection, read stories about cats and how to look after and entertain your pets. Colour in a cat mask or any space themed colouring sheets 

Saturday 3rd August at 10.30am – 11pm
Meet Desiree Bashi, author of 'Sekuru and the girl with her leaf’ Ages 5+
Learn few Shona and Italian words accompanied by music! 

Saturday 3rd August at 11.15am – 12.15pm
Classical Indian Dance 'Odissi' workshop with Desiree Bashi   Ages 5+
Explore storytelling techniques, drama and games through the Indian dance 'Odissi' 

Tuesday 6th August at 9.45am and 2pm
Blast off in space with Space rhymes! Ages 0 – 2 years 

Tuesday 6th August at 4pm – 6pm
Paper plate sun and moon craft     Ages 5+
Please wear old clothes as poster paints may cause staining. 

Wednesday 7th August at 10am -12pm
Alien cardboard tube craft     Ages 5+
Create Aliens from scrap materials 

Wednesday 7th August at 1pm – 3pm
Robot cardboard tube craft     Ages 5+ 

Wednesday 7th August at 4pm – 5pm
Handwriting workshop by Explore Learning     Ages 4 – 6 

Thursday 8th August at 10am – 12pm
Solar system hat activity          Ages 3+ 

Thursday 8th August at 1pm – 3pm
Space Chase bookmark     Ages 4+ 

Friday 9th August at 10am – 10.45pm
Cosmic Yoga moves by Naomi Thrower   Ages 2+ 

Friday 9th August at 11am – 11.30am
Petite Panto – Mama G's Storytime
Stories about who you are and loving who you want to be   Ages 2+ 

Friday 9th August at 1pm – 3.00pm
Balancing robots Ages 6+      

Tuesday 13th August at 9.45am and 2pm
Blast off in space with Space and other rhymes! Ages 0 – 2 years 

Tuesday 13th August at 4pm – 6pm
Cling film sun craft   Ages 6+
Please wear old clothes as poster paints may cause staining 

Wednesday 14th August at 10am – 12pm
Galaxy play dough     Ages 5+
Make some play dough to take home. 

Wednesday 14th August at 1pm – 3pm
Spirograph art         Ages 6+
Create some unique out of this world designs! 

Wednesday 14th August at 4pm – 5pm
Explore Learning Workshop – A squire’s journey to knighthood Ages 5 - 6
Join Explore Learning in the medieval times as they help you on your quest to becoming a grammar knight and build your confidence to become fearless learners of the future. 

Thursday 15th August at 10am – 12pm
Alien paper plate craft   Ages 2+ 

Thursday 15th August at 2pm – 4pm
Flying saucer paper plate craft   Ages 4+ 

Friday 16th August at 10am – 11am
Space themed Storytime followed by colouring sheets    Ages 2+ 

Saturday 17th August at 11am - 4.30pm
History Discovery Day
Come and meet our ‘Roman soldier’ and ‘WWII Army nurse’. Try on some of their kit and explore their times. Handle and examine Roman artefacts. Age 3+

Tuesday 20th August
at 9.45am – 10.15
Gymboree Play and Music   Ages 0 – 2 

Tuesday 20th August at 4pm – 6pm
Fun with space foam shapes – Make a Gift wrap Ages 4+ 

Wednesday 21st August at 10am – 11am
Make and fly your paper planes    Ages 2+ 

Wednesday 21st August at 11am – 12pm
Rocket Race Ages 2+ 

Wednesday 21st August at 1pm – 4pm
Flying saucer craft and race   Ages 4+ 

Wednesday 21st August at 4pm – 5pm
Become a Math’s Wizard – Explore Learning Workshop Ages 5 - 6 

Thursday 22nd August at 10am – 12pm
Fun with Geometric shapes, board games and Spirograph! Ages 2+ 

Thursday 22nd August at 2pm – 4pm
Star stamping! Create a starry gift wrap Ages 3+ 

Friday 23rd August at 1pm – 4pm
Spaced themed greeting cards Ages 5+ 

Tuesday 27th August at 4pm- 6pm
Moon craft with kitchen foil Ages 3+ 

Wednesday 28th August at 10pm– 12pm
Create a space scene with a moon good enough to eat!  Ages 6+

Wednesday 28th August at 1pm – 2pm
Space pencil rubbing!  Ages 5+ 

Wednesday 28th August at 4pm – 5pm
Super hero shapes – Explore Learning Workshop Ages 4 – 6 

Thursday 29th August at 10pm– 12pm
Space wreaths Ages 4+ 

Thursday 29th August at 2pm – 3pm
Zoolab – Meet and handle an amazing selection of live animals 

Friday 30th August at 10am – 12pm
Story time with Molly Arbuthnott, author of ‘Oscar the Ferry Cat’ and ‘Oscar the Hebridean Cat’

Please note there are limited spaces, please book your space by calling 020 8877 1742.

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Wandsworth Town Library
11 Garratt Lane
SW18 4AQ
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Last updated: 02 Aug 2019

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