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Raynes Park Library - September 2014

 Free Health for Life taster session

Saturday 6 September 10.30am – 11.30am

Can we reduce our risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia? Disover why we fall ill, in which countries do people live longer and why, and ten things we can do to make a difference. Health for Life is an Age Watch Project. It aims to help people improve their chances of living a longer and healthier life. The earlier you start the better- but better late than never! Open to all ages. Book now on 020 8274 5718.

Special Author Visit!

PP Wong- The Life of a Banana

Tuesday 9 September, 7.15pm- 8.30pm

Join us for a talk by author PP Wong; the first British born Chinese novelist to be published in the UK. Her debut novel, ‘The Life of a Banana’ deals with issues of isolation and prejudice of a Chinese girl growing up in London. Please book a place on 020 8274 5718.

Learn Spanish!

Every Thursday 11am-12pm

Weekly Beginners Spanish class with native tutor Paula. Fun and interactive class. Come along and say Hola! to a new language.

Celebrating Age Festival Events

 3000 years of history in 30 minutes!

Friday 12 September, 10.30- 12pm

A speaker from the Museum of Wimbledon gives an illustrated talk showing the history and development of Wimbledon from the Iron Age to times within living memory! Come and see what you can recognise, with time for questions and discussion. Refreshments available. Book on 020 8274 5718.

 ‘Forget me nots’- A tribute to the unsung heroes of World War 1.

Saturday 13 September, 11am-1pm

A tribute to those who took park and those who kept the home fires burning. The words and feelings generated by their experiences led to a multitude of poetry, fiction and drama. A century on, we salute our ancestors in literature. Come along to our ‘Not forgotten heroes’ exhibition and a showcase directed by Michael Norman-Smith to mark the Centenary of WW1. Book now on 020 8274 5718. 

Integrating Body and Mind through Movement - Saturday 20 September, 2 sessions- 10am-11am and 11.30am- 12.30pm

The session will begin with gentle physical exercises concentrating on the breathing and then move towards the voice and rhythm in the body. This is a wonderful hour to learn and try new gentle movements, which will stimulate the mind too. The aim is also to have fun and a few laughs along the way! Call 020 8274 5718 to book. 

Other events include: 

Coffee Afternoon- Tuesday 30 September, 1pm - 2:30 pm(Please note time change) - Merton Historical Society gives a fascinating insight into Heraldry.

 Jewellery making session: Every Monday 2-4pm (costs for materials)

Falun Dafa (Chinese meditation): Every Monday 5pm-6.30pm

Write Afresh (Creative discussion and writing group): Every Tuesday 10.30- 12.30pm

Storytimes: Amy and Harriet’s Monday storytime restarts on Monday 8 September- Booking required on the day.

Nicola’s Weekly Tuesday storytime - 11am-11.30am

Mollie’s Weekly Thursday storytime - 3.45pm- 4.15pm

Craft session for kids (Fortnightly Saturdays, 2pm- 4pm) 

IT Support Session: Have you got questions about computers, want to know more about your handheld device or IT security come along to our free session every Friday, 10.30am- 12pm 

 Raynes Park Library, Community and Housing, Merton Council, Tel:  020 8274 5718, Fax: 020 8542 1893




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