Library offering a month-full of activities at Upper Norwood

The Upper Norwood Library Trust continues to work hard to provide a rich range of activities, suitable for a range of ages, including lots of sessions for toddlers, regular talks on local history from the Norwood Society, and a monthly Book Club, where the February read is George Eliot’s Silas Marner.

Toddlers readingTue Feb 10, at 11am–11.30m: Waggle & Hum
Our regular nursery rhyme-time with puppets is now at the earlier time of 11am on Tuesdays. These sessions are on every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and on alternate Saturdays at 10.30am, so there’s no excuse to not participate in some waggling and humming during the week!
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu Feb 12, at 9.30am–10am: Sing-a-Story
Fiona is introducing this new event for older babies/toddlers, which is similar to Waggle and Hum but with a story woven into the songs.
Age: 15 months to 3 years (older or younger siblings may join in)
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu 12 Feb, at 11am–11.30am: Waggle & Hum
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Sat Feb 14, at 10.30am–11am: Saturday Waggle & Hum
This is an opportunity for working parents to waggle and hum with their babies at this ever-popular song and nursery rhyme session with puppets.
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Sat Feb 14 at 3 – 3.30pm: Bookbug Club
A story-time for toddlers, Bookbug Club is held on alternate Thursdays from 2.05pm–2.35pm and alternate Saturdays from 3pm–3.30pm. You and your toddler will sing songs, listen to a story and circle dance with Fiona.
Age: 18 months – 5 years (approx)
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish). Younger and older siblings may attend for free.

Mon Feb 16 at 10am–1pm: Stitch Pitch: patchwork and quilting workshop
Good news: Stitch Pitch is now three hours long rather than two. Fiona will be teaching patchwork and quilting. Work will be done by hand, but if you have a PAT-tested sewing machine you may bring this along. Fiona’s sewing machine may be used on occasion, when required. Refreshments will be served.
Age: Adults and young adults (16 +)
Charge: £2 for first three sessions and £3 per session thereafter

Tue Feb 17, at 11am–11.30m: Waggle & Hum
Our regular nursery rhyme-time with puppets is now at the earlier time of 11am on Tuesdays. These sessions are on every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and on alternate Saturdays at 10.30am, so there’s no excuse to not participate in some waggling and humming during the week!
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu February 19, at 9.30am–10am: Sing-a-Story
Fiona is introducing this new event for older babies/toddlers, which is similar to Waggle and Hum but with a story woven into the songs.
Age: 15 months to 3 years (older or younger siblings may join in)
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu Feb 19, at 11am–11.30am: Waggle & Hum
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu Feb 19, at 2.05pm-2.35pm: Bookbug Club
A story-time for toddlers, Bookbug Club is held on alternate Thursdays (please note the slightly earlier time, which will hopefully enable more parents who have children already at school to attend) and alternate Saturdays from 3 – 3.30pm.
You and your toddler will sing songs, listen to a story and circle dance with Fiona.
Age: 18 months – 5 years (approx.)
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish). Younger and older siblings may attend for free.

Crystal Palace originalThu Feb 19, at 7.30pm–9.30pm: The Norwood Society local history talk
The Norwood Society holds a local history talk at the library on the third Thursday of each month. This month Dulwich Society Chairman, Ian McInnes, explores the influence of the Crystal Palace.
Age: All ages
Charge: Free, but donations for refreshments welcomed.

Tue Feb 24,  at 11am–11.30m: Waggle & Hum
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu Feb 26, at 9.30am–10am: Sing-a-Story
Age: 15 months to 3 years (older or younger siblings may join in)
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Thu Feb 26, at 11am–11.30am: Waggle & Hum
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Silas MarnerSat Feb 28, at 10.30am–11am: Saturday Waggle & Hum
This is an opportunity for working parents to waggle and hum with their babies at this ever-popular song and nursery rhyme session with puppets.
Age: 0 – 2 year olds
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish)

Sat Feb 28, at 2.30pm–3.30pm: Book Club
The 12th UNL Book Club title is Silas Marner by George Eliot. Come along for lively debate and good company. There are several copies available at the library and don’t forget, The Bookseller Crow on Westow Street offers £1 off a standard paperback edition of our title of the month.

As our numbers have increased substantially and we are in danger of regularly exceeding our limit of 12 attendees per session, please email Rita to confirm attendance or non-attendance at least one week prior to the session at rchakraborty@lambeth.gov.uk. If more than 12 people wish to attend a meeting, a second session on another date will be arranged to discuss the same title.
Refreshments will be available.
Age: Adults and young adults (16 +)
Charge: Free, but donations for the library welcomed.

Sat Feb 28, at 3pm–3.30pm: Bookbug Club
A story-time for toddlers, Bookbug Club is held on alternate Thursdays from 2.05 – 2.35pm and alternate Saturdays from 3 – 3.30pm.
You and your toddler will sing songs, listen to a story and circle dance with Fiona.
Age: 18 months – 5 years (approx.)
Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish). Younger and older siblings may attend for free.

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