First, we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended a class, group or event here so far this year. Our schedule is growing rapidly and we’re really excited to play host to some fantastic, creative crowds. Some of the great additions are highlighted below, but you can access a full calendar of events on our website.
Our Summer Programme starts on 23rd July and there will be activities, events and week long summer camps for ages 0-16, including journalism, theatre, dance, table tennis, creative writing, woodwork, blogging and much more! You can book via our website but here’s a taster of what’s on offer:
ART FOR 5-11S: HEROES, VILLAINS, MONSTERS
24th July 10am-12pm
CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST
25th July and 1st,16th,23rd August 2pm-4pm
LIPSTICK LIBRARIES: MICRO-BLOGGING
26th July 2pm-4pm
THE CLUTTER MONSTER
Ages: all welcome
27th July 10.30am-11.30am
TABLE TENNIS WITH WOLE
Every Friday afternoon throughout the summer 2pm-4pm
TALL TALES: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Three week course 30th July and 6th, 13th August
YOUNG JOURNALISTS COURSE
Four week course 31st July, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August 2pm-4pm
Thursday 2nd August
ONCE UPON A TIME: MAKE A PLAY IN A WEEK
Ages: 6 – 8
From Monday 6th August until Friday 10th August 10am-12.30pm
KNOW HOW YOU – SEWING DRIVING LICENCE
Two sessions 6th August and 7th August 10am-12.30pm
Monday 13th August until Friday 17th August (attend for one day or the whole week)
ONCE UPON A TIME: MAKE A PLAY IN A WEEK
From Monday 20th August until Friday 24th August 10am-12.30pm
We have a great opportunity for 14-17 year olds this summer to design, create pieces from reclaimed wood and market and sell their pieces. A great CV builder!
Do you fancy seeing if you have a talent for making things out of wood? Want experience of setting up and running a social enterprise? We will help you with decision making and design, support you to create your pieces, including showing you how to use tools and machinery, and will then help you with the process of setting up a social enterprise and selling your items (with proceeds coming back into the charity). This is a great opportunity to develop a new creative talent and add business skills to your CV. Come along to the first session to find out more and help develop ideas for what to
Date and Session Times:
Monday 23rd July, 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 25th July, 1pm-3pm
Monday 30th July, 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 1st August, 1pm-3pm
Monday 13th August, 1pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 15th August, 1pm-3pmJust turn up to Upper Norwood Library Hub on 23rd July, or to find out more or secure your place in advance, email us
The Summer Reading Challenge starts at the end of July and children will be encouraged to read at least six library books they like – novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count! And the Library will have staff and volunteers on hand to help children choose books they really enjoy.
What’s On at the Library Hub
Wednesdays 5pm – 6:15pm (Break on 18th July)
Hamid from South London T’ai Chi brings the ancient Chinese art of moving meditation to Upper Norwood. T’ai Chi releases stress and contributes to better physical and mental health. For more information call 07932 671 258 or visit www.southlondontaichi.co.ukWednesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tutored drop-in classes open to all skill levels from total beginner to experienced artist. Practice the process of drawing from the model in a friendly relaxed group studio-based atmosphere. £20 for 2 hours / concessions available and discounts for block bookings. Advance booking recommended but not required.Thursdays – 10:00am – 1:40pm
Baby Sensory are now running their multi-award-winning classes at our Hub, where you can relax and meet other new parents while your baby is introduced to a world of sensory delights! Booking required – visit https://www.babysensory.com/streatham.
Sunday 15th July – 2.30pm
Saturdays 11:00am – 11:45am (Until 21st July)
Saturday 7th July
Mondays 7pm – 8pm
There are a lot of ways to lose weight, some are just more fun! Join the ultimate dance-fitness party that beats a boring old workout any day. Contact Jenny on 07985 274 407 for further information. £6 per class.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10:30am – 11am
Wriggle and Rhyme
Storytime with nursery songs and rhymes for the under 5s and their parents/carers. Free.
Tuesdays 4pm – 6pm and Saturdays 10am – 1:30pm
Excellent tuition services for 8 to 18 year olds. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Wednesdays 10:30am – 12pm
This group gathers in Norville’s coffee shop for a shared reading session. Brilliant reading materials are provided and lively discussion is a sure thing.
Wednesday 7pm- 8.30pm (until 18th July)
That’s just a taster of what’s going on at the Hub – see the full calendar here.
Or, if you’re interested in hiring a room for your class, group, event, birthday party, wedding, just drop us an email at email@example.com or pop in and chat to us!
Last but not least, from 4th July until 24th Norville’s Coffee Shop will be closed for a summer break. We are all going to miss their cakes and coffee but it will be only for two weeks! (Source: Upper Norwood library hub)