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Raynes Park Library - March 2014

LiveWell: A Free weekly health improvement service available at the library

Every Tuesday 4.00- 6.00pm (commencing from Tuesday 1 April, please note that this is a revised starting date)


To help you work toward living a healthier lifestyle: with advice on being active, eating well, alcohol intake and weight loss. Come along and improve your health now!

Write Here! Creative writing workshop with published author Anita Bell

Friday 21 March, 2.00- 4.00pm: This workshop is aimed at encouraging local people with writing talent of all levels, to produce and publish their own material. It looks at writing in a range of forms about people and place, exploring your local area and local history through creative writing. 

Spaces are limited so book your space now on 020 8274 5718 

Coffee afternoon: Trading Standards

Tuesday 25 March, 2.00- 3.30pm: Cold callers, scams and fair trading- Jan from Trading Standards tell us everything we need to know. Refreshments provided. No need to book! 

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. 

Craft sessions for kids

Fortnightly Saturdays, 2.00- 4.00pm, join Jenny for fun and interactive craft sessions.

 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 10.30- 12.30pm: 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. 

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- 12.30pm: 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. 

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. Contact the library for dates. 

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 

DID YOU KNOW: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 8274 5718 


Raynes Park library, Community and Housing, Merton Council Tel:  020 8274 5718 Fax: 020 8542 1893 www.merton.gov.uk

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