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Raynes Park Library - June 2014

Celebrate National Bookstart Week with us from the week beginning Monday 9 June, come and collect a free Bookstart bag packed with goodies (for kids under 18 months). These will also be available at our storytimes on Monday 9 June, 10am and Thursday 12 June, 3.45pm. 

RNIB: Make a Noise in Libraries: Tuesday 10 June, 11am- 12pm  To support the MANIL fortnight, we will be offering an introduction to the services and equipment available at your local library and beyond to support blind and partially sighted library users. 

Adult Learners Week:

Free British Sign Language and Makaton taster for families:

Monday 16 June, 4.00- 5.00pm  Join Merton Adult Education for a special free taster session aimed at families with children aged 5+ years. Booking is required on 020 8274 5718 

Free Cake Decorating taster

Thursday 19 June, 3.30pm- 5.30pm   Have fun decorating cupcakes, from sugar roses to children’s themes. Families can attend together. Please book now on 020 8274 5222 quoting the Reference TAMBH1N 

Free Applying Make-up taster

Friday 20 June, 11.30am- 1.30pm   Join Merton Adult Education and look at some basic make up application techniques and what products to use and why. Watch a demonstration by the tutor and then practice what you have learnt. Give it a try and improve your make up skills!

 Please book now on 020 8274 5222 quoting the reference TAMB16N 

Coffee afternoon: AgeUk

Tuesday 24 June, 2.00pm- 3.30pm.  Join our speaker from AgeUk and learn about this organisation and how they can help you in money matters, health and wellbeing, travel, home care and employment. Drop-in, no need to book. Refreshments provided. 

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

Chatterbooks Junior Reading Group

Saturday 7 June, 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 

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 

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. 

Raynes Park Library, Community and Housing

Merton Council, Tel:  020 8274 5718

Fax: 020 8542 1893, www.merton.gov.uk




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