Northfields Community Library

Run by the people of Northfields - for the people of Northfields

Tel: 020 3700 1082

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What's on

 

Early this year we started planning a programme of events and activities for library users. Of course, lockdown prevented us from opening our Community Library and Covid restrictions since then have meant that the library has had to remain closed. However, since April we have been able to offer a number of online activities and one off events, and many of our residents have taken advantage of these. A big thank you to the volunteers and library supporters who have led these sessions for us, and helped to keep our community engaged through this difficult year.

 

Our digital offer has included the following:

  • A Book Club which meets monthly
  • A World Book Night Event
  • Twice weekly Rhyme Time sessions for babies and toddlers (Singing With Gilbert)
  • Weekly Storytime sessions for children with associated activities
  • Weekly Mindfulness / Meditation sessions
  • A Campfire Storytelling Workshop
  • A Shared Reading Group taster session
  • A presentation for Black History Month
  • An event for National Poetry Day
  • Links to literary festivals and reading resources

When we can invite groups back into the library we hope that most of the above will continue as face to face activities. In time we also plan to offer homework clubs, arts and craft sessions, talks and film nights, coding classes for children and activities specifically tailored a) for young people and b) for the older residents of Northfields.

 

Currently on offer to all Northfields residents

  •  Online Rhyme Time sessions for babies and toddlers (Singing With Gilbert) – Thursdays at 11:30
  • Meditation and Mindfulness sessions on Mondays at 12:00
  • Beginners’ Spanish Classes on Monday’s from 11:30 to 12:30
  • Intermediate Spanish conversation Classes – Tuesdays at 11:30
  • Beginners’ Italian Classes – Fridays at 11:00
  • Shared Reading Group on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30
  • The monthly Book Club, where new members are always welcome. (The next meeting is at 20:00 on Tuesday 16th March)

Details of how to join sessions are in the weekly newsletter, which you can find in the right hand column of this page.

 

October was Black History Month

Below is the presentation given by Rebecca Adams from the London Metropolitan Archives, who spoke about the life and work of Mollie Hunte. Mollie worked in Ealing for much of her life and worked tirelessly to support the Caribbean community in terms of education, parenting skills and mental health.