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    What’s on at The Library?

    librarywhatsonPicApril2013Another edition of the quarterly publication What’s On at the Library is now available from Waltham Forest Library Service.

    You can find information about Cityread London 2013, reading groups in LBWF libraries, family arts and craft activities and Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme events.

    A great range of stimulating and exciting things to explore within the context of your local library.

    Look out for the featured history events – stories of migration, history of your house and Just Like Morris – great activities reminding us of our past and how our experiences now will affect all our futures.

    Get to your library, get thinking – get informed and entertained in Waltham Forest!

    Easter Daze 2013 – things to do

    easterdazePicmarch2013As always Waltham Forest have produced a great holiday activity supplement to keep you informed about what is going on during the holiday break.

    You can view, print or download a pdf copy of Easter Daze 2013 here.

    Choices of venue and a great range of activities for the the whole age range of your family. get your free e-copy of Easter Daze here.

    Have a good seasonal break!

    What’s on at the library?

    lbwfLibraryEventsSpring2013PicThe borough have just published the first in a new series of quarterly guides for events at local libraries.

    The current guide, for January to March 2013, gives you information about books, events, courses and web sites that are useful for children, mums and dads too.

    Whether you want a course to help you get on top of your finances, a book launch event about Serbian Fairy Tales or a cartoon Comic Lab – then the new guide is for you.

    Get the most from your library for the whole family by viewing, printing or downloading your own guide here…

    Winter Daze 2013

    winterdaze2013PicAnother great publication for the forthcoming holidays – Winter Daze.

    Free to view or download from the Waltham Forest borough website, you will find loads of ideas and activities for the whole family during the February break.

    See the latest Winter Daze here. (.pdf)

    Also remember, there is always a full What’s On section on the web pages of the borough Children & Young Peoples Directory – see more here.

    You can download free Adobe pdf software to access our publications here.

    Waltham Forest 2013 New Year Fireworks

    fireworks556PicWhy not celebrate the start of the New Year with a great Borough firework display.

    A date for your diary? 2nd January 2013, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm

    The events will take place at two venues. See below…

    Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, Leyton E10 7DE

    The Highams Park, The Charter Road, Woodford Green IG8 9RE

    These free events will include fantastic firework shows choreographed to music as well as food and drink stalls available during the events.

    You can read more details about transport, parking restrictions and parking for those with mobility needs here.

    Fantastic Fireworks 2012

    lbwfFireworksPic2The Borough are holding a celebratory fireworks event this year on November 5th. You can download an LBWF event poster with the details here.

    Date: 5 November 2012 Time: 5pm-10pm
    Location: Chestnuts Field, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF
    Admission: Free Event

    2012 has been an amazing year, and while we know it’s not over yet we want to help you round off the Olympic Year and our Big 6 celebrations with a BANG!

    This year admission to the event is free for you and your family. And as well as a stunning fireworks display there’ll be music, entertainment, fairground rides and a wide range of refreshments to snack on, so come along and join the party!

    Make Your Mark on History

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    This is a competition, with the support of Waltham Forest Library Service, for artists, writers, poets and photographers – of any age – to submit a piece of original creative work during Black History Month.

     

     

    As part of Black History Month we are looking for Waltham Forest residents young and old to submit their own original artwork, photos and poetry on the theme of ‘Recognising the Past, Shaping the Future: What Black History Month Means to Me’. Winning entries will be selected from a variety of age groups and reproduction of this work will feature on bookmarks and/or postcards available to the public within Waltham Forest Libraries.

    You can find all the details for this competition here on the Waltham Forest web pages…

    Get creative for posterity!

    World Book Day 2013?

    worldBookDay2013PicWorld Book Day next year will be on March 7th, 2013.

    Now is the time for nurseries and primary schools to register their interest in taking part in this great literacy event for children. Eight more great books will be available for only £1 each.

    The World Book Day web site has some great resources available for children, schools and parents and carers. You can download resources now from this World Book Day web page here.

    Once registered more materials are available to support learning – look out for the ‘sign-up’ link on the resources page – use them in the classroom, at home, or in your library.

    You can see the books selected for next year’s event here…and there will be some great events and activities taking place too!

    The Legacy of Independence

    blackHistoryMonthPic6October 2012 will see a wide range of activities and events to celebrate Black History Month in Waltham Forest. The theme this year is ‘The Legacy of Independence’.

    You can find a free online booklet from Waltham Forest mapping the celebration here.

    Inside you will find events for children and families, history events and film screenings and workshops. Some events will charge a small entrance fee, but those taking place in Borough libraries and at the Vestry House Museum are free.

    Waltham Forest have a complete diary web page for Black History Month events, making it easy to find an event near you – find it online here.

    For parents, carers and with some titles for children, the Borough library service have created a recommended reading list for the month. You can see it here…

    Community events in Waltham Forest – September 2012

    melaLondonPicWaltham Forest Mela in conjunction with Leyton Day
    Sunday 9 September 1pm-7pm, Leyton Cricket Ground E10 6PY
    Join us for a fantastic day of live music, fun fair rides and activities for all the family, showcasing Asian dance and music as well as local talent.

    See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…

    Re-opening of Lloyd Park
    Saturday 15 September 12 noon-5pm, Lloyd Park E17 5EH

    Celebrate the re-opening of Lloyd Park after a £4.48million transformation.
    There’ll be live music and free activities including survival skills, sports,
    guided walks, children’s entertainment and face painting.
    Plus meet your park people, bicycle security marking and dog microchipping.

    See more event news on this Waltham Forest web page here…

    Car Free Day
    Sunday 16 September 1pm-7pm, outside Leytonstone tube station E11 1AA

    The streets of Leytonstone will be closed to cars for a family fun day featuring
    market stalls and live music from ska band The Selecter and other local acts.

    See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…