Black Cultural History Month Children’s Library Events October 2017

28 September, 2017

Written by: Lambeth Libraries

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Lambeth Children’s Libraries welcome visitors to Black History Month with readings, activities and special events throughout October.

kofi and the magic shaker school libraries event Black History Month 2017

Children’s Library Events October 2017

Lambeth Children’s Libraries welcome visitors to Black History Month with readings, activities and special events throughout October.

Kofi and the Magic Shaker – specialist storytelling for children with additional needs

  • Clapham Library, Monday 2 October, 2 pm
  • Durning Library, Friday 20 October, 2 pm

Kofi is trying to keep cool under the coconut tree when a spider offers a magical solution…  Booking essential – contact the library

African Kuduro Dance Workshop

Brixton Library, Tuesday 24 October, 2.30 pm

Fusion of Angolan street and traditional dance moves.

Ages 5 and over. Limited spaces.

Hands on Our instruments

West Norwood Library, Wednesday 25 October, 2.30 – 3.30 pm

African drums: what are they made of, where do they come from, which ones are used for what?

Ages 5 and over. Booking essential

 

Freshwater Theatre

Streatham Library, Wednesday 25 October, 2.30 – 3.30 pm

Children discover facts and stories about slavery, the Windrush generation and unsung heroes of Black History

Age 6 and above

Ahoy Pirate Creative writing workshop

Clapham Library,Thursday 26 October, 2pm

Write a pirate’s diary! Ages 8 -11

Women of Black History Creative writing with Explore Learning

Tate South Lambeth Library, Thursday 26 October, 10am – 11am

Brixton Library, Thursday 26 October, 12 -1pm

Writing a story about a positive woman for a newspaper or magazine.

Ages 8 -11.

A Carnival of Stories

  • Upper Norwood Library, Friday 27 October, 10.30 am – 11.30 am
  • Durning Library, Friday 27 October, 2.30-3.30 pm

Activity-based treasure hunt of stories from England to Africa to the Caribbean. Ages 3 to 6. Also .

Hands on Our Costumes

Tate South Lambeth Library, Friday 27 October, 2.30 am – 3.30 am

Learn about traditional African Cloth, costumes and when they are worn – followed by a short dance workshop.

Ages 5-11, booking essential via library

 

The World of Children’s Books

Clapham Library, Friday 27 October, 2 pm – 5.30 pm; panel discussion 6pm -7.30

Storytelling and interactive workshops celebrating the world of children’s books. With special guest and creator of Zolie Zi Sonya J Bowser.


For more information

For full details of the month’s events day by day, contact Lambeth Libraries.

You can download a copy of the 24-page brochure

Contact the Lambeth service centre by email or phone 020 7926 1000

Pick up a copy from your local library

For more details of London-wide and national news about Black History Month see the BHM information pages.

For details of Black Cultural History Month Children’s Library Events for schools, see the information page.

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