Local events

Raynes Park Library - February 2014


To celebrate National Libraries Day, the week beginning Monday 3 February we will be having a library treasure hunt for kids (with prizes for completers). Also, get involved with our interactive library display, ‘What do you use your library for?’ - have your picture taken for our display and celebrate your local library.


Tuesday 11 February, 3pm-6pm: Terrence Higgins Trust Information stall: Learn about the organisation and about good sexual health. Drop-in session.


SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday 13 February, 7pm- 9pm: Irma Kurtz visits the library for a special event; the veteran agony aunt for Cosmopolitan magazine will be talking about her upcoming book and her experiences. Irma has written three self-help books, two novels and three travel-focused books. Please contact the library to book your place on 020 8274 5718.

Tuesday 25 February, 2.00- 3.00pm: Coffee afternoon- Self-help for aches and pains: Practitioners from The Living Centre Clinic discuss the commonest problems, from back pain, sciatica, arthritis and degeneration and how to get your mobility and vitality back again. Drop in – Refreshments provided.

NEW: English conversation classes- The library now provides FREE courses for those wanting to increase their English language skills (suitable for ESOL learners). This is a 6 week course, with a 10 minute informal assessment on the first week. Contact the library to find out more or to book a place on 020 8274 5718.


Regular Children's activities:


Story time for the under 5s
Come along with your children, friends and families and have a wonderful time full of fun stories and rhymes. Term time only.

Monday mornings 10.00- 10.30am (This is a popular session- arrive early to avoid disappointment)

Thursday afternoons 3.45pm- 4.15pm (suitable for 2+ years)


 1:1 Reading Aloud Support for children
The library offers 1-1 read aloud support for children aged 5+. These are free sessions that encourage enjoyment of reading and offer additional support. Sessions are run by DBS-checked volunteers. Please contact the library to book a place on 020 8274 5718.


Regular Adult activities:


 Mondays, 2.00-4.00pm: Simple Jewellery making- Some costs for materials incurred

 Mondays 5.00-6.30pm: Falun Dafa- Chinese qigong exercise and meditation, if you like Tai Chi, why not try Falun Dafa- Free session, drop in.

 Tuesdays 10.30- 12.30pm: Write Afresh- This is the library's creative discussion and writing group. All welcome, come along and get your creative juices flowing!

Tuesdays 2.00- 4.00pm: Crochet and chat- This fortnightly session has a lively leader who will take you through crochet and knitting tips in an informal session. Fortnightly sessions, please ask the library for dates.

Tuesdays 6.00- 6.45pm: Come and ask Cameron your computer queries! Do you have an IT issue or just need a bit of help getting on the computer, come along.

Fridays 2.00- 3.00pm: Arty Social! Drop in and join our friendly art group led by local Kings College students every Friday afternoon (term time only) Please contact the library for the start date

Saturdays, 10am-11am: Italian for beginners. This is a weekly beginners language class with Federica. New classes start after February.

Saturdays, 3.30- 4.30: Spanish for beginners. This is a weekly beginners language class with Paula. 

Keep an eye out for our other special taster sessions and events, and also free chiropractic consultations with a qualified local chiropractor. Ask at the library for more details/dates or check out Raynes Park



Library events on the Merton website www.merton.gov.uk/libraries

Raynes Park library, Community and Housing, Merton Council


Tel:  020 8274 5718

Fax: 020 8542 1893



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