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Friends of West Barnes Library - April 2014

Quiz night

The next Friends Quiz Night will be on Friday, 16 May (£3, or £2 for Friends members, including wine, soft drinks and nibbles). Places are limited so to be sure of a fun evening, book your place ASAP.You can come on your own or with friends, but teams are limited to six people this time. 

New library manager

Karren McCarthy has now taken over as manager following Carole Bundy’s retirement after five years at West Barnes Library. The Friends are sorry to see Carole leave but wish her all the best for the future, and urge residents to pop in and welcome Karren to her new job in Motspur Park. 

Easter closure

West Barnes Library will be closed from Friday, April 18, until Monday, 21 April, and will reopen on the Tuesday.

What’s on

Coming up at West Barnes Library

To reserve a place where required, talk to staff, call 020 8274 5789 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read Aloud (Mondays, 10.30am). Join Jennifer as she reads stories to the toddlers. The little ones will really enjoy this new fun session. 

Kiddirama, For Under 5s (Tuesdays, 10am-11am). Interactive fun, play, story, song and sensory class. £2 per child. To book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07542 170604.

Computer Classes For Beginners (Tuesdays, noon-1.30pm, and Thursdays, 1.30pm-3pm). Need to book.

Tuesday Rendezvous (Tuesdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm). Weekly drop-in for over 55s. £2. For details talk to library staff or call Gilli on 020 8543 1781.

Knit & Natter (Thursdays, 11.30am-1pm). Bring your knitting project or a favourite piece you’ve finished.

Toddlers’ Rhyme Time (Fridays, 10.30am-11am). For 0 to 5-year-olds, then Story Time (11am-11.30am).

Sparkle Club (Saturdays, 2.30pm-4pm). Local children’s author Ian Cavill coaches and inspires youngsters in story writing. Talk to library staff to put your child’s name on the waiting list for this popular eight-week course.

Craft & Chat (Saturday, 5 April, 3pm-4pm). Flowers for Easter. In this session, led by Alison Honor, you’ll create a beautiful seasonal flower display. £5 charge (in advance or on the day) for materials. Need to book.

Easter Toddlers’ Craft (Friday, 11 April, 11.30am). Bring your toddlers along to make something crafty for Easter.

Children’s Craft (Saturday, 12 April, 2pm-4pm). Bring the youngsters along to make special Easter cards and participate in other fun Easter activities. No need to book.

Local History Coffee Morning: A-Z of Wimbledon Football Club (Tuesday, 15 April, 10.30am-noon. Illustrated talk. All welcome.

Police Surgery (Thursday, 24 April, 11am-noon). Chat to a PC about any local topics.

Children’s Art Club (Saturday, 26 April, 2pm-4pm). Need to book.

Adults’ Book Club (Tuesday, 29 April, 6pm-7pm). The latest read is The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing. New members warmly welcomed. 



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