Archive for the ‘Activities’ Category
Another 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!
Do you have a Waltham Forest library card? Do you have a PC, Mac or tablet device? Then the library service has a great facility for you.
With you library card you can download free eBooks at any time from the London Libraries Consortium web pages. Simply create an eLibrary account on the web site, using your Waltham Forest library card details.
There’s also a Guided Tour about downloading digital media.
Simply install a small piece of free software to your device, when you log in, and you are ‘good to read’.
Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
History, drama, teenage fiction, current events, short stories and much more. An electronic library the whole family can enjoy and read together on your own device.
The 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.
Why 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.
The 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!
The William Morris Gallery in Waltham Forest has a new web site. You can see it here. Exhibitions and hands-on family activities.
The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’ birth – has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris, where visitors can enjoy the most intense and personal encounter with one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century.
Whether you are interested in art and design, in exploring the history of the Borough through Morris’s work or just to visit and have a cup of tea in the refreshed cafe, then the gallery website is a great learning place to start with.
You can find more information about William Morris and his impact on art and culture here, courtesy of Wikipedia…
Waltham 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…
As part of the Big 6 in Waltham Forest you can get to see free films in the borough this summer. Great fun for all the family.
Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September 2012
Opens Friday 31 August, 7pm for one showing
Saturday 1 September, 12noon-9.30pm
Sunday 2 September, 12noon-9.30pm
Leyton Cricket Ground, High Road Leyton, Leyton E10 6PY
For more information you can visit the Big 6 web pages here…why not register online to get more free updates about what is going on for you and your family this summer.
The FREE 2012 Festival of Sport promises to be an exhilarating weekend of sport for all the family.
You’ll be able to watch the action from the 2012 Games live on our giant screens whilst chatting to sporting professionals and local sports clubs about how to improve your game and watching sport demonstrations.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2012, 11am-7pm
Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Waltham Forest Pool and Track, Chingford Road, Walthamstow E17 5AA
You can read more, and register for information, on the Waltham Forest Big 6 web pages – see more here.
The 1st July marks the start of Waltham Forest Summer Reading Challenge 2012.
Every library in the borough is taking part in the reading programme and will be supporting the Challenge with a diverse range of activities in each library. You can read more in the current Summer Daze. See below.
The challenge for children is simple: read 6 books over the summer holidays and we’ll give you a poster, stickers and prizes along the way as you complete each stage. PLUS, complete six books and you’ll receive a certificate and a medal!
So lets get reading this summer, as well as enjoying our visit to the library with puppet shows, arts and craft events, story times and more…
Can you read six books this summer?