What’s On at Hale End Library This Month

by / Saturday, 05 May 2018 / Published in News

Special events

5 May, 11.15am – 1.45pm, one day beginner scarf lesson

A longer length but one-off crochet workshop where you will start to make your own super chunky scarf. Choose from a selection of colours ordered after you have booked. The lesson is aimed at beginners with little or no crochet experience, and you will be given super chunky yarn and a 10mm hook. Tickets available at www.craftykilner.co.uk

5 May, 2pm – 4pm, Design your own picture using ‘Cubism’ style

Free event where children aged 3-11 can create their own masterpiece using Picasso inspired Cubism (or use a template!). No booking required.

11-20 May, window exhibition, Georgina Clifford, The Lost Trees of Highams Park

A collection of photos of the trees taken down along The Avenue due to the Ganoderma fungus. These strangely beautiful images were captured shortly before the stumps were removed to make way for new trees. Part of the Highams Park ARC Trail.

12 May, 11am – 5pm, Family History Event

Come and discover Waltham Forest Libraries’ online resources to carry out research about your family tree. Free drop in session, with access to resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past.

12 May and 19 May, 9am – 5pm, Stone Carving workshop, Library car park

Come and spend two days creating your own unique stone sculpture. £80 plus material costs of £3.50 per kilo. Contact Brett on brettgbanks@hotmail.com . Part of the Highams Park ARC Trail.

 20 May, 11am – 4pm, Vintage Market in the Library car park

Antique finds, mid century gems, bric a brac, vintage fashion and crafts, Ziggys hot drinks, Apostrophe cakes and Mexican street food. Plus activities including Petite Performers drama, Rhyme Time, Dare to Design recycled art, live music, free yoga sessions from Lotus Health and Fitness, and HP Pins & Needles Knit and Natter. Part of the Highams Park ARC Trail.

22 May, 2pm – 4pm, Swinging London: an illustrated timeline of London in the 1960s

Come and join us for a talk on 1960s London with Nick Dobson. The Sixties saw London cast off the gloom of the post-war years and transform into the bright, swinging centre of style and culture. This illustrated timeline provides a reminder of that groovy, swinging decade and reveals a London quite difficult from our capital today. Free event, book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/waltham-forest-libraries-11667141273

26 May, 10.30am – 1.30pm, Beginners sewing course

Spread over two Saturdays, 26 May and 2 June. You will learn all you need to know to get started, from how to thread a machine, to which stitch to use when. As well as making a tote bag, you will come away with a folder of samples and instructions and a whole new skill. Sewing machines and all materials provided, but you can also bring your own machine. Email Claire@house-of-stitch.com for more information.

26 May, 11am – 12noon, Elmer Day

Dress in your brightest colours and join us for a celebration of everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant!

Regular events

  • Mondays, 3.45pm – 4.45pm (1-3 year olds); and 4.45pm – 5.45pm (4-8 year olds): Petite Productions. Fast paced theatrical fun. Contact www.petiteproductions.co.uk/contact for pricing and more information.
  • Tuesday, 5pm – 6pm: Petite Productions Musical Theatre Classes for 9-13 year olds. £8 per child and £14 x 2 siblings. Contact www.petiteproductions.co.uk/contact for more information.
  • First Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm – 9pm: hSpark Radio. Free to anyone who wants to get involved helping or making programmes. Beginners or those with experience welcome.
  • Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11am: Rhyme Time. Free songs and rhymes for under 5s.
  • Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12noon: Silver Surfers IT Workshop. IT support for ages 55+, contact the library for more information and to book a session.
  • Fridays, 1.15pm – 2pm and 2.15pm – 3pm. Stories and Rhymes. Free session for pre-school children run by Lloyd Park Children’s Centre (term times only).
  • Third Friday of the month, 2pm – 3pm: Hale End Library Book Club. No booking required, just drop in – ask at the library for details of the next book being discussed.
  • Fridays 1.45pm – 3pm (all month): English Conversation Club. Join us for free informal conversation sessions, suitable for adults learning English and looking for more practice outside of classes. No booking needed.
  • Family History Group, 6.30pm – 8pm: This informal group meets once a month to share information, hints and tips as they explore their roots through the help of library resources, special talks and workshops. To join this existing group email librarypromotions@walthamforest.gov.uk

Library opening hours

Closed Monday, Thursday and Sunday.

Tuesday: 10am – 6pm.

Wednesday: 10am – 6pm.

Friday: 10am – 6pm.

Saturday: 10am – 4pm.