Local events

Raynes Park Library - May 2014

Special Events 

Chatterbooks - Children’s Reading Group
Saturday 10 May, 2.00pm- 3.00pm

Suitable for 8+, this monthly group uses specially designed themes and activities to encourage an enjoyment of books and reading. Come along and make some new friends! Register your interest at the library on 020 8274 5718


Meena Bazaar- Asian Cultural market 

Saturday 24 May, 12pm- 4.45pm

A market with an Asian flair, including tasty food, clothes, arts and crafts, textiles, jewellery and more. Fun for all the family!

Half term – Spring inspired Craft activity

Tuesday 27 May, 10am- 11.30am

Suitable for all ages, join our fun and fabulous family craft session. Please book a space on 020 8274 5718.

Coffee Afternoon- Safer Merton

Tuesday 27 May, 2.00pm- 3.30pm

Join our speaker from Safer Merton team and learn about this Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.  Safer Merton is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse in your local area, bringing together the London Fire Brigade, London Probation Service, Metropolitan Police Authority and Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust. Drop in session. Refreshments provided.

Join us at the library for a special event for MyRaynesPark Festival:  David Wood’s Storytime: The Gingerbread Man

Saturday 31 May, 2.30- 3.30pm

With magic, music and audience participation, David Wood, actor, author and playwright- best remembered from BBC’s Jackanory- presents a storytelling version of this much loved book.

The Gingerbread Man Craft Session

Saturday 31 May, 3.30pm- 4.30pm

To tie in with our special event, we will be doing a Gingerbread Man related craft session directly after the story. No need to book, just come along! 

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. NB: 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.

BRAND NEW: Homework Club

Fridays 4.00- 6.00pm – Needs some help with your homework or just a quiet place to study? Come and join our weekly homework club.

Craft sessions for kids
Fortnightly Saturdays, 2.00- 4.00pm, join Jenny for fun and interactive craft sessions. Contact the library for dates 

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.

Fridays 10.30- 12.00pm: IT Support- Come and ask Pascale your computer queries! Do you have an IT issue or just need a bit of help getting on the computer, come along.

Saturdays, 10am-11am: Italian for beginners. This is a weekly beginners language class with Federica. Contact the library for dates. 

Keep an eye out for our other special taster sessions and events on Merton Libraries Facebook page or on Raynes Park Library Events page of the Merton Libraries website www.merton.gov.uk/libraries 

HAVE YOU GOT A BIRTHDAY PARTY ?You can now book the library hall for your children’s party! Our hall can accommodate 60 people; tables/chairs and separate kitchen facilities are included in the price. Standard charge is £20p/h. For more information or to book contact Library Admin on 020 8545 3783. 

Friends of Raynes Park Library (FORPL) assists the library in various ways, through volunteering, raising money for library equipment and running activities and events. Friend Membership entitles you to 3 free reservations and 3 free audio visual loans (incl. DVDs, Audiobooks) per year. Annual membership is £6 or £3 for concessions (under 16, over 60 or unwaged). If you would like to become a Friend, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Hannah, Raynes Park Library, Community and Housing, Merton Council. Tel:  020 8274 5718

Fax: 020 8542 1893



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