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What's on in Hackney libraries


Cityread is an annual reading festival which aims to spread a love of books and ideas to the widest possible audience. There ae many activities taking place in Hackney's libraries, see the entries below for details. For a short introduction to Cityread 2014, view the video below.


Cityread children's quiz

All libraries, throughout April - entries close Saturday 3 May

How much do you know about this years children's book Private Peaceful?

Complete an answer sheet (PDF, 41KB) and hand it in to your local library, for your chance to win a £10 book token. For ages 16 and under.

Six book challenge

Hackney's libraries are taking part in the six book challenge, which encourages people to develop new reading habits and improve their skills at the same time.

Participants are invited to pick six reads of their choice and complete a reading diary between now and the end of June 2014. There are incentives along the way and everyone who completes the challenge will be awarded a certificate at an award ceremony.

Sign up to rate and review anything you have read and enter the draw to win a weekend in London or Kobo e-readers for three runners-up.

For more information contact or

Reading activists

Reading activists is a creative reading and writing project across England, led by young people.

We are looking for people aged 12-17 to get involved and help set up reading and writing hubs in their local libraries, giving them opportunities to volunteer, run events and activities and contribute to the website. If you have an interest in creative writing or reading activities or have a project we can run in the libraries, we would love to hear from you.

There are three reading activists groups: Clapton Library,  Dalston CLR James Library and Hackney Central Library. To get involved come to an event, pop into your local library or email

Clapton Library

Free talk - the art of the novella

Thursday 8 May 2014, 6pm-7.45pm

Meike Ziervogel, founder of Peirene Press, will talk about the return of the novella and European literature. Includes Q&A. Please book your seat(s) in advance - call Clapton Library on 020 8356 7480.

Chatterbooks reading group (ages 8-12)

Are you aged 8-12? Do you like reading, talking about books, and meeting new kids? Clapton's new Chatterbooks reading group meets every third Wednesday of the month, 4pm-5pm. Just come along and join in the fun! Contact or call 020 8356 1620 for more information.

University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

This is a self-help group that is continuously evolving, and suitable for people who are no longer in full-time employment, but believe that 'learning is for life'. Sessions are available on the following days:

  • 1st Tuesday of month 2pm-4pm, Science
  • 4th Tuesday of month, 2pm-4pm, Book Reading Group
  • 1st and 3rd Friday of month 2pm-4pm, Philosophy

Visit for more information.

Under 5s session

Every Thursday, 11am-12pm
Term time only. Stories, games and toys for little ones and a place for parents and carers to have a chat and make new friends.

Reading group for adults

First Thursday of the month, 6.30pm-8pm
For more information email or call 020 8356 1620.

Reading activists

Tuesday 22 April, 4:30-6pm

Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month 4:30-6pm. Are you 11-19 years old? Come along to the next Clapton Library reading activists, a social media workshop looking at facebook, blogging, pinterest, pictures and video!

Regular class visits from local schools

The library is happy to accommodate regular class visits from local schools. If your school is interested in participating, contact Clapton Library to discuss with a member of library staff.

The Wordlovers Society

The second Tuesday and last Thursday of each month, 5.30-7.45pm. A group for anyone interested in poetry and creative writing. Please bring some of your own written work to read out or perform to the group. All levels very welcome. Facilitated by writer KG Lester. For more information email


Dalston C.L.R. James Library

Cityread film showing (adults) - All Quiet on the Western Front

Saturday 19 April, 2-4pm

A saga of German boys avidly signing up for World War I battle then learning the truth of war. Acclaimed for its intensity, artistry, and grown-up approach.

Cityread with John Kirk - an adaptation of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

23 April, 9.30-10.20pm

40-50 minute storytelling event presented to coincide with the City Read 2014 commemoration of The Great War.

Regular events

Every week 

Hackney Community Law Centre

Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm. Free legal advice for consumer and debt issues, please call  020 7633 4531, leave a message with your name and contact details to book a place.

Ping pong for over 50s

Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon. Fun and fitness in this weekly session.

Under 5s Storytime

Every Thursday 11am-12noon. Fun storytelling session with music and refreshments.

Under 5s toy library

Every Friday 10am-12noon. A wide range of toys to play and borrow, run by the Seabright Children's Centre.

Children's games club

Every Friday 4pm-5pm. Try amazing board games and have fun in this exciting club. For children 5+.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Baby rhymetime

Every Saturday 11am-12noon .Fun storytelling and rhyme sessions with toys and musical instruments. 

Every month 


NHS Stroke Drop-ins

Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 11am-5pm.

Reading activists

Every 3rd Monday of the month 5:30pm-6:30pm . Are you 11-19 years old? Then get involved with your local library with opportunities to volunteer, run events and contribute to reading activists websites.

Chatterbooks reading group

Every 4th Tuesday of the month 4.30pm-5.30pm . A reading group for 8-12 year olds, a time to have fun with people your own age talking about books you like, quizzes, competitions and prizes.

Creative writing with AMBA African and Caribbean Heritage Writers Group

Every 4th Tuesday of the month 5:45pm-7:45pm. This mutual support group welcomes novelists, short-story writers, playwrights, poets and other creative writers of all abilities and experience. Free 18+ and facilitated by Ngoma Bishop, please contact:

Creative writing for children

Every 1st Wednesday of the month 4.30pm-5.30pm . Are 7-14 years old? Come and take part in this fun writing group.

Hackney Film Club

First Thursday of every month 5:30pm start. Showing new and cult films from international film festivals. Free film screenings for all library members  aged over 16 years. For more information and bookings see the Facebook page, ask library staff or contact

Adult reading group

Every 4th Friday of the month, 6:45pm-7:45pm. Come along to this session to discuss the month's chosen book. 

Councillor surgeries 

The surgeries are held on a rota basis as follows, drop-in sessions: 

  • 1st Thursday of the month, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • 2nd Saturday of the month, 12noon-1pm
  • 3rd Friday of the month, 6:30pm-7:30pm 


Hackney Central Library

Great Grub Club - design your own healthy plate

16 April, 1-2.30pm

Come along to the library and design your own healthy plate using paints and other craft materials. For children of all ages.

Where is bunny?

Saturday 19 April from 11am-12pm

Come along to search for our Easter Bunny. Follow his trail, find the bunny and get some chocolate eggs on the way. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win Hackney's Easter Bunny!

For children of all ages.

Design your own Easter egg competition

Get creative and design your own Easter Egg on a plain piece of paper and hand it in at the library until the 19 April with your contact details to win a chocolate Easter egg.

Cityread with John Kirk - an adaptation of "Private Peaceful" by Michael Morpurgo

23 April, 1.30-2.30pm

40-50 minute storytelling event presented to coincide with the City Read 2014 commemoration of The Great War.

Cityread with Nick Dobson - Pack up your troubles

15 April, 3.00-4.30 pm

Life in the Great War illustrated in pictures and songs by this experienced speaker.

Writing Workshop with Sarah Perry

Thursday 17 April, 10.30am-12.00pm

Explore your creative writing with Cityread London's Young Writer in Residence 2014 is Sarah Perry. Sarah will be residence in Soho throughout April 2014, creating new work inspired by the people and places of this unique and exciting part of London.

Sarah is a writer and poet from Croydon. In 2013, her first novel was shortlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award for unpublished female authors, and she was longlisted for the role of London's Young Poet Laureate. Ages: from 16+

Cityread with Nick Dobson - It'll be over by Christmas

26 April, 2-4pm

A brief history of the First World War in pictures and poetry by this experienced speaker.

Cityread WWI Reminiscence with Chris Garnsworthy from CLS

Tuesday 29 April, 10.30am-12noon

Reminiscence through the letters and pictures taken by Sergeant Hugh Victor Hember of the London Rifles.

The Health Spot 

May health focus: National Walking Month 

Enjoy a local walk followed by a free relaxing foot massage

Tuesday 6 May, walk 11am; foot massage 12 noon

Meeting point: Hackney Central Library. Walking is one of the easiest ways to increase your fitness and improve your health. It's a great way to stay trim and help keep your heart healthy and Walking Together is at hand to deliver a healthy walk for adults as part of National Walking Month.

Leaving from Hackney Central Library, we will take a brisk walk over to London Field's where your health walk begins, taking in the scenic view around the park, along Regents Canal and heading back into park to finish off with a cool down. Please come prepared. Loose clothing, walking shoes, no heels, raincoat (weather permitting) and a bottle of water is a must.  

Spaces on the walk are limited, so please book in advance. Contact: Surbjit Mahey 07891 498150,

Free foot massage
Hands Inc will be providing free foot massage after the walk back at the Library. So on your return to Hackney Central Library you can put your feet up to air in The Health Spot and be pampered with a foot massage. 

Also, Hackney Council Sustainable Transport Team will be at the library from 12noon-2pm to provide more information on walking in Hackney and giving away free walking maps.

June health focus: diabetes (incorporating Diabetes Week 9-15 June) 

Wrap making with Gaby's Kitchen

Tuesday 3 June, 11-1pm
Gaby's Kitchen are here to help the people of Hackney to learn the skills of healthy cooking and eating by providing free, educational and fun cookery courses, incorporating advice on nutrition. They will be in The Health Spot demonstrating and involving participants in making a selection of healthy wraps as well as how to make a healthy knickerbocker glory. 

Places are limited, so please book in advance. Contact: Hackney Central Library on 020 8356 3000. 

Also, the Hackney Diabetes Centre will be at the library from 12 noon-2pm to provide free diabetes testing and information.

July health focus: Mental health (incorporating 24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day 24 July) 

Yoga for the mind with City and Hackney Mind

Tuesday 1 July, 6.30-7.30pm
City and Hackney Mind is the Local Mind Association for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London. Their commitment to the advancement of good mental health and supporting their users with their psychological well-being is reflected in the range and quality of services that they provide. 

This session will introduce participants to yoga for the mind; which combines Yoga postures, breathing techniques and mindfulness to rebalance the nervous system and teach participants how to regulate mood and emotions.

No prior experience of yoga is needed to participate in this session. Places are limited, so please book in advance. Also, the Samaritans will be providing information and advice at the library from 12noon-2pm. Contact: Hackney Central Library 020 8356 3000

Regular events

Punchy Brunch

Every third Thursday, 1pm-2.30pm. Women only.

Ladies, are you busy trying to get your cash flow going, networking, planning your next venture or multi-tasking to the hilt? Is the big question 'when do you find time for you'?

Come along to Punchy Brunch to share your tips and ideas with other like-minded women on how we can live our lives at optimum health by making sure we balance both body and mind. Each month we'll discuss a different topic (new topics welcome) and occasionally we'll have a guest speaker. Relaxed yet informative. Bring along your light brunch and let's get on the road to being healthy and wealthy. 

Central Library user group 

Do you love your library? We will be holding meetings at Hackney Central Library 3 times a year where customers can discuss the library with us. We want to know what you think of the library; what aspects you like and what you feel could be improved. The first meeting was held in March 2014. If you are interested in attending our next meeting please speak to a member of staff or email

Career advice service

Every Tuesday, 10am-5pm
If you would like help developing your CV or help searching for and applying for jobs,  book an appointment with an NCS Career Advisor. You can explore your career options, discuss training routes and get help to develop an action plan to help achieve your goals. 45 minute appointments available throughout the day - please contact 020 7247 2428 or speak to library staff for further details.

Teenage reading group

First Wednesday of the month, 6-7.30pm
This group is currently on holiday and will resume in September. The teenage reading group is a reading group for young people aged 13 and over. Why not join our group? You get to choose the book, have a great time talking about it and it's a fun way to meet new people. Please speak to a member of staff for further details. 

Free community law shop sessions

Every Monday, 2-5pm
These free sessions let Hackney residents speak to qualified advisors about their housing, employment, immigration, welfare benefits and debt problems. The sessions are kindly sponsored by the Council and Matrix chambers. No appointment necessary.

Kids chess club

Fortnightly on a Saturday 2-4pm
Chess is fascinating and the most popular strategy game in the world. Enthusiasm for chess is infectious. If you are aged between 7 and 11 years old and you like chess or would like to learn, come along to the Central library, try it out and see for yourself! All players are welcome - from beginners to the more advanced. 

Health checks with TLC Care Services and the Stroke project.

Fortnightly on a Wednesday 11am-4pm
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS health check at these special drop-in sessions at the Central library and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

The ESOL carry on reading group

First Thursday of every month 6-7.30 pm
A group for English learners who want to improve their reading and speaking and meet new people, run by an ESOL qualified teacher. This is not a class, it is an informal group where we read and discuss books. For further information please contact Lisa on or phone on 020 8356 3000.

Coffee, cake and book group

Thursday 24 April  10.30-11.30am
Every fourth Thursday of the month, 10.30-11.30am. A lively book group focusing on classics and transglobal fiction texts that move or extend across or around the world. For lovers of Austen to Tolstoy via Dostoevsky and cake. At our next meeting we will be discussing NW by Zadie Smith and the City Reads 2014 title My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young. For further information or to be added to the book group's mailing list please email and

The Reading (Lane) book group

Wednesday 16 April 6.30-7.30pm
Every third Wednesday of the month 6.30-7.30pm. A lively book group discussing contemporary, provocative and exciting fiction in a friendly and informal reading space. At our next meeting we will be discussing Hackney, That Red Rose Empire by Iain Sinclair. For further information or to be added to the book groups' mailing list please email and

Under 5s story session

Fridays, 11am-12noon
These sessions will not run during the summer holidays. Please contact the library for dates.

Toy library

Tuesdays, 10am-12noon
A wide range of toys to play with and borrow. Age 5 and under - just turn up. Run by the Ann Tayler Children's Centre (Term-time only).

Chatterbooks reading dragons - a reading group for boys

17 April 2014, 4-5pm.
Are you aged between 8-12 years old? Do you enjoy books and reading? Do you like quizzes, competitions and games? Do you want to have fun with people your own age and talk about the books you like? 

The next meeting of the Chatterbooks Reading Dragons is Thursday 17 April, 4-5pm and March's book is Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.

For more information please contact or Hackney Central Library on 020 8356 2543.

Exhibitions at Central library

Did you know the Central library has exhibition space available for the use of local people, community groups and organisations? If you are interested in putting on an exhibition or for further details please contact adrian.morris@hackney


Homerton Library

Cityread family film showing - War Horse

Saturday 12 April, 1-3pm

Cityread family film showing - Paths of Glory

Saturday 26 April, 2-4pm

Regular events

Vital EET Supplementary School

Mondays and Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm and Saturdays, 10.30am-12.30pm

Vital EET Supplementary School offers Primary, Secondary and 6th Form academic tuition for age group 5-18 years during both term and holiday time as well as various adult courses and the Mayor of London Brighter Futures Mentoring Programme for boys aged 10-16 in Hackney.

To find out more and/or register, call: 07970 327 743 | 07541 909 634, Email:

Homerton Family Film Club

Screenings every first Saturday of the month from 2pm

Next screening: 3 May - Monsters University. 2pm-3.40pm. Free.

Showing  fun children's films and cartoons for all the family. Free film screenings at Homerton Library for Library members. All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult or appropriate carer. No unaccompanied adults. For more information about the film being shown please ask library staff.

Adults' reading group

3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm-7:45pm.

The next session is on 28 April 2014 and we will discuss Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman. New members welcome. Contact: or Homerton Library: tel. 0208 356 3000.

Storytime for under 5s

Tuesdays 11am-12pm

A fun storytelling and toys session for under 5s in the children's library. Come and listen to stories, music, play, participate in simple activities and socilaise with other parents and children. Just turn up. Term time only.

Contact: Homerton Library 020 8356 3000

Homerton Library user group

Second Thursday of the month 7-8pm.

Do you love your library? We will be holding meetings at Homerton Library three times a year where customers can discuss the library with us. We want to know what you think of the library; which aspects you like and what you feel could be improved.

Contact: Homerton Library 020 8356 3000


Shoreditch Library

Adult reading group

Every 2nd Thursday evening, 6.30-7.45pm
Next meeting 8 May, when we'll talk about 'My Dear, I wanted to tell you' by Louisa Young - this year's City Reads book. You can pick up a copy of the book from the library. For more information contact Siobhan Downes on 

Cityread with Karen Rubins - "Your country needs you..." to make comics

8 April, 2-3.30pm

These comic workshops will be based on the theme of London in WW1 and will involve children 8-12 years being asked to respond to WW1 propaganda posters with their own comic strips. Booking required.

Cityread with John Kirk - an adaptation of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

40-50 minute storytelling event presented to coincide with the City Read 2014 commemoration of The Great War.

Regular events

Baby rhyme and bookcrawl

Join us every Wednesday, 2-3pm, for an enjoyable storytelling and baby rhyme sessions with toys and musical instruments. Refreshment provided. These sessions will not run during the summer holidays.

Computer sessions for people with learning disabilities

Every Thursday, 2-4pm. Just drop in.

Chatterbooks reading group

  • Are you aged between 8-12 years old?
  • Do you enjoy books and reading?
  • Do you like quizzes, competitions and games?
  • Do you want to have fun with people your own age and talk about the books you like?

Chatterbooks meets on on the first Monday of every month from 4pm-5pm. Contact the library for more information.

Drop-in sessions

Every Friday, 10.15am-1pm in the ICT suite

  • Computing for beginners
  • Employability skills
  • Book club
  • Level 1 award in personal money management
  • Combined teacher/assessor (PTLLS) course

Interested? Just turn up or Contact Tanya 020 7467 1327 or Phil 07880 558 695.

Kis Training

Every Monday, 3-5pm. Want to improve your skills and qualifications? If you're looking for a training opportunity to improve your skills so you can get a job Kis can help. Come along for a chat with Laura every Monday 3-5pm. Call Kis for more information 0208 275 4230.

Haggerston ward councillors' surgery

Second Saturday in the month, 11am-12noon.

Therapeutic reading group

Every Monday, 1pm-2pm
An informal group meets to read aloud and discuss short stories and poems in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. People who have been suffering from depression or mental ill-health are particularly welcome. For more information please ask library staff or call Leon Oliver on 020 8316 8736 or e-mail

Toy Library

Thursdays, 10am-12noon
A wide range of toys to play with and borrow for children aged 5 and under. No booking required - just turn up. The toy library runs in term-time only.

Under 5s

Fridays, 11am-12noon. The session will not be running during the summer holidays.


Stamford Hill Library

Krypton Training

Starting on 9 April 2014 from 10am-5pm and then on the first Wednesday of every month, Krypton Training, supported by Hackney Libraries, will be providing help with: 

  • filling out application forms
  • writing covering letters
  • CV techniques
  • self-employment
  • customer care
  • motivational skills
  • one-to-one personalised sessions
  • interview techniques

No booking necessary; just turn up on the day.  

Dance, drama and creative writing

Mondays 10.30am-2pm
From the University of the 3rd Age, a self help group that believes that learning is for life.

Pilates and tai chi

Mondays 2pm-4.30pm
From the University of the 3rd Age, a self help group that believes that learning is for life.

Folk dancing

First Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm
From the University of the 3rd Age, a self help group that believes that learning is for life.

Councillor's surgeries

  • New River ward. 2nd Monday of the month 4pm-5pm and last Sunday of the month 1pm-2pm.
  • Springfield ward. 2nd Monday of the month 4pm-5pm.

Meet your local councillors to discuss issues affecting your area.

Akaba: creating steps to employment, education and training

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Akaba is a Nigerian Yoruba word that means steps or ladder. The Akaba project helps African and Caribbean men with emotional difficulties  find suitable employment or training. Akaba accepts referrals from statutory and voluntary agencies as well as self referrals. For more information contact Laura Fontaine on 020 8211 1656 or

Meditation for the over 50s with Amarjit

Every Friday, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Learn how to relax and reduce stress with free meditation sessions.
For further information or to become an AgeWell member contact 020 7241 5909.

Adult reading group

First Thursday of the month, 6.30pm-7.30pm
For more information please contact or call 020 8356 1964.

Computer sessions for people with learning disabilities

Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Just drop-in.

Under 5s session

Every Wednesday, 2-3pm.
Join the staff at Stamford Hill Library throughout the year for storytelling and baby rhyme sessions, craft activities, musical instruments and toys. We provide refreshments and give away stickers when you attend any of the sessions and everytime you collect five stickers you will get one of the ten beautiful Book Crawl certificates.


Last Wednesday of the month, 4.30-5.30pm.
A fun reading group for children aged 8-12. For more information please contact or call 020 8356 1964.

Toy library 

Every Tuesday, 10am-12noon and 1-3pm.
A wide range of toys to play with and borrow. Age 5 and under - just turn up. Contact Diane or Jess on 020 8806 4130 ext 22 for further information.


Stoke Newington Library

Easter egg hunt for the under 5s

Saturday 19 April, 11-12 noon

Come along and join our Easter celebration, take part in Easter egg hunt and colouring competition, listen to Easter stories and sing along your favourite rhymes. No booking required. Free refreshments for children and parents.

Easter craft

Saturday 19 April, 3.30-4.30pm

Join our range of Easter craft activities so the children can be creative and make Easter cards, design Easter baskets and decorate eggs.

No booking required. For ages 4-10.

Make a bird feeder with the Great Grub Club

Friday 25 April, 4-5pm

Join a fun session promoting healthy living and make a bird feeder which you can hang on your window or in the garden. All materials provided. No booking required. Free Great Grub Club magazines for workshop participants. Ages 5-12.

Crafty kids workshops


  • 23 April
  • 30 April
  • 7 May
  • 14 May
  • 21 May

Join in fun craft activities including scrap models, puppet making, mask making, story bag props, painting and origami!

Free. All materials provided. For ages 5-11.

Advance booking is recommended - please call 02083563000 and ask for Stoke Newington Library.

Regular events

Getting started with computers - sessions for people aged 50 plus  

Every Thursday, 11am-12 noon
Are you new to computers? Would you like to practise searching the internet or finding information online?  Do you need help to set up an email account? Staff will be on hand to offer guidance, support and advice specifically for people 50+. Places are limited, so booking a PC in advance is advised - please ask staff to help. For more information please ask in the library, or call 020 8356 3000 and ask for Stoke Newington Library.

Poetry appreciation group

An informal and friendly group meets once a month to read and discuss a range of poetry. For more information please ask library staff or email

Richard's reading group

Tuesday 13 May, 7pm-9pm (adults)

The next meeting will discuss Kate Atkinson's prize winning 'Life After Life,' a tale of time-travel, imagined lives and WW2. Places are available to join the group. To be kept up to date or express an interest, contact

Stoke Newington children's library

Tuesday 22 April, 5-6pm

Join in our World Book night celebration with John Hegley's poetry event "Look, look, we made a book!" A workshop for anybody aged 8 and over making a book of eggs and leg drawing and a biscuit poem. Refreshments provided. Please book in advance.

Jamie's reading group

Every last Tuesday, 7-9pm (adults).

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact

Stokey teenage reading worms

Last Thursday of the month, 4.30pm-5.30pm
Are you 13-17 years old and love reading? Choose books to read, discuss them with your peers and meet writers. For more information please ask library staff or email

Classical music appreciation group

If you love classical music, join our group where you can listen to and discuss works by famous classical composers. Refreshments will be provided - all welcome. For more information, please email

Chatterbooks reading group

Third Thursday of every month, 4-5pm.
Are you aged 8-12, enjoy reading and meeting new people? New members welcome to collect book from library and join in the discussion on the day of the meeting. Refreshments provided. Make new friends, enjoy activities, arts and crafts plus days out, games and competitions. For more information, please call the library on 020 8356 5235.

Under 5s storytime session

Every Wednesday 2pm-3pm, in the children's library.
Stories, games, toys and musical instruments for little ones and a place for parents and carers to have a chat and make new friends. Refreshments are provided. Bookcrawl certificates for children who have read four books and collected four bookcrawl stickers.

Rhymetime for underfives

Every Saturday 11am-12pm, in the children's library.
Stories, toys and musical instruments for little ones and a place for parents and carers to have a chat and make new friends. Come, learn new rhymes and songs and sing along. Refreshments are provided. Bookcrawl certificates for children who have read four books and collected four bookcrawl stickers.

Games club for children and teenagers

First Tuesday of the month 6pm-7.30 pm.
Are you aged 7+ and love a challenge? Join our Games Club and learn to play a variety of exciting board and fantasy/strategy games - Formula One, Warhammer, Monopoly, dominoes, chess, draughts, cards and more. All level players are welcome - from beginners to advanced players. Bring your favourite board game with you to be played. Free refreshments.


Woodberry Down Library

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