Children’s Activities, Summer 2016

All our usual story times will be happening across Swindon Libraries, for details of these check www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries or download our Whats On Guide

Central Library (Telephone 01793 463238, Email central.library@swindon.gov.uk)

Sunday 31st July, 12-1pm. Harry Potter and Hogwarts themed Lego Club. Advance booking required.

Wednesday 10th August, 10.30am. Explore Learning Workshop: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Put yourself in the shoes of Willy Wonka and design your own eye-watering chocolate bar! Unlock you imagination and learn all about descriptive techniques. Y3-4 (ages 8-9) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk

Friday 12th August 11am – 12 noon. New Friends: by Lisa Mullan. Children’s Booklaunch & Workshop. Have fun learning about science and hear about Lisa Mullan’s book New Friends: A Dinky Amigos Adventure. Aimed at children aged 5-11, there will be activities for all ages, including colouring and face painting, and an experiment to extract DNA! Advanced booking is required – speak to a member of library staff to book your space.
(Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Advanced booking recommended.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-open-magic-book-image28135756Tuesday 16th August 10-10:30am. Pirate Themed Family Yoga. Sessions are aimed at 5-9 year olds and their parents. Come in comfortable clothes and bring a small towel or blanket for lying on. Limited spaces so booking is essential. Tickets are £2 and available from the Central library or reserve a place at http://www.womancreated.co.uk

Friday 19th August, 10.30-11.30am. Come along and make some Magical Books! Experience the magic of books with this workshop. Craft potions, cast spells and create your own wand! Feel free to dress up as your favourite magical being! Aimed at ages 5-11, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Booking essential.

Wednesday 24th August, 2.30pm. Explore Learning Workshop : Revolting Rhymes. This workshop is based around all the characters created in Roald Dahl’s crazy and funny collection of poems! We will investigate how Dahl describes his characters, and how descriptive words hint at their personalities. Rec-Y2 (ages 5-7) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk

Tuesday 30th August 10-10:30am. Pirate Themed Family Yoga. Sessions are aimed at 5-9 year olds and their parents. Come in comfortable clothes and bring a small towel or blanket for lying on. Limited spaces so booking is essential. Tickets are £2 and available from the Central library or reserve a place at http://www.womancreated.co.uk

Wednesday 31st August: Two sessions 11:00-12:00noon and 2.00-3.00pm. Outer Space themed Lego Club. Advance booking required.

All storytimes are being held as normal, but Central Library will be having Special Musical Story Times on the following days:

2nd August 11am
16th August 11am
20th August 11am

Covingham Library (Telephone 01793 520185, Email covingham.library@swindon.gov.uk)

Tuesday 12th July 4-4.45pm. Big Friendly Read Registration Event. Come along and join staff at Covingham library for some Dahlicious fun and join up to the Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016. Dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl book character – prizes awarded to the best costumes!

Tuesday 19th July, 3.45pm-4.45pm. Children’s craft session inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Spaces are limited so contact library in advance.

Even Swindon Library. (Telephone 01793 486103, Email evenswindon.library@swindon.gov.uk )
Wednesday 3rd August, 2.00pm. Make a grasshopper hat, inspired by James and the Giant peach.
Wednesday 24th August, 2.00pm. Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs, inspired by James and the Giant Peach
Advanced sign-up. Contact library to book a place.

Highworth Library (Telephone 01793 463500, Email highworth.library@swindon.gov.uk)
Come along to Highworth Library’s awesome new Children’s Lego Club!
Friday 8th July, 5pm – 6pm
Saturday 16th July, 11am – 12 am
Friday August 5th, 5pm – 6pm
Saturday August 13th, 11am – 12 am

Also at Highworth Library:
Saturday 30th July, 10:15am – 11:00am. Story & Craft Event
Saturday August 27th, 10:15am – 11:00am. Story & Craft Event

Thursday 4th August, 2.00pm. Explore Learning Workshop: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Put yourself in the shoes of Willy Wonka and design your own eye-watering chocolate bar! Unlock you imagination and learn all about descriptive techniques. Y3-4 (ages 8-9) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk
Tuesday 30th August, 2.00pm. Explore learning Workshop: George’s Marvellous Medicine. Put yourself in George’s shoes and design you own marvellous medicine! Looking at different perspectives, explore how the characters feel and become the author. Y3-5 (ages 8-10) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk

Moredon Library. (Telephone 01793 618230, Email moredon.library@swindon.gov.uk)
Tuesday 9th Aug 11:00-12:30pm, Explore Learning Workshop: Fantastic Mr Fox Writing Workshop (sign up age 6-7 ). Contact library for advance booking.

Saturday 16th July from 10:30 – 12 Creepy Crawly Craft session (inspired by James and the Giant Peach and will include egg carton spiders).

Thursday 4th August from 11 – 12:30 Beastly Crafts session inspired by the Enormous Crocodile

Thursday 18th August from 11 – 12:30 Disgustiferous Beard Making Session – inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

dad and kidNorth Swindon Library (Telephone 01793 707120, Email northswindon.library@swindon.gov.uk)
Regular story times will carry on as normal through the holiday Wednesdays at 11am, and Story time with Dad will be held on Sunday 7th August and Sunday 4th September, both at 12:15pm
Thursday 11th August, 11.00am. Explore Learning Workshop: Fantastic Mr Fox. The workshop is based around the wonderful world of Mr. Fox, and looks at how Dahl describes and creates personas for his characters! Y2-3 (ages 6-7) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk
Thursday 25th August, 2.00pm.  Explore Learning Workshop: BFG. Enter the imaginative dream-world of Roald Dahl and unlock your own creativity. Create your own language and you’ll be wiz-popping in no time! Y3-5 (ages 7-9) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk

Park Library  (Tel: 01793 463501, Email: park.library@swindon.gov.uk)

Friday 12 August, 11am. Explore Learning Workshop: Matilda. Come along to find out all about the tricks that Matilda plays on adults who can’t behave themselves. Decide what antics she will get up to next! Suitable for ages 7-10. To book your space contact Park Library.

Penhill Library (Telephone 01793 726943, Email penhill.library@swindon.gov.uk)
Saturday 16th July.10:30am – 12pm. Scrumptious Colouring Club – inspired by Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Saturday 23rd July,10:30 – 12pm. Creepy Crawly Craft Club – inspired by Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Tuesday 9th August, 11am – 12pm. Disgustiferous Beard Making Session – inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits.
Saturday 20th August, 10:30am – 12pm. Hopes and Dreams Craft Club – inspired by Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

Pinetrees Library (Telephone 07785 454357, Email Pinehurst.Library@swindon.gov.uk)
Monday 8th August at 2.30– Make a grasshopper hat, inspired by James and the Giant Peach

Monday 22nd August, 2.00pm. Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs, inspired by James and the Giant Peach
Advanced sign-up. Contact library to book a place.

Upper Stratton Library.
Stratton Children’s Board Games Club
Thursday 28th July, 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Thursday 4th August 3:30-5:30pm

Thursday 11th Aug 3:30-5:30pm

Thursday 18th Aug 3:30-5:30pm

Thursday 25th Aug 3:30-5:30pm

The club is for children between the ages of 8 to 14.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information call the library on (01793) 829023 or e-mail upperstratton.library@swindon.gov.uk

West Swindon Library (Telephone 01793 465555, Email westswindon.library@swindon.gov.uk)
Tuesday 9th August, 2.00pm Explore Learning Workshop: BFG. Enter the imaginative dream-world of Roald Dahl and unlock your own creativity. Create your own language and you’ll be wiz-popping in no time! Y3-5 (ages 7-9) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk
Tuesday 23rd August, 2.00pm. Explore Learning Workshop: Revolting Rhymes. This workshop is based around the all the characters created in Roald Dahl’s crazy and funny collection of poems! We will investigate how Dahl describes his characters, and how descriptive words hint at their personalities. Rec-Y2 (ages 5-7) To book contact librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk

Wroughton Library (Telephone 01793 798112, Email wroughton.library@swindon.gov.uk)
Friday 29th July, 10 – 12pm, Children’s Activity Morning – Make your own Dream Catcher, (run by the Friends of Wroughton Library)
Thursday 11th August, 2.00-3.30pm, Explore Learning Workshop: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Writing Workshop (sign up, age 8-9 )
Friday 5th August, 2.00-4.00pm Lego club (sign up, 15 max)

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