Never too old to learn!

A weeklong extravaganza of library-based events will commence on Saturday 20 May to signal the start of Adult Learners’ Week in Merton.

Adult Learners’ Week is designed to encourage people into education and raise awareness of the opportunities that exist to learn new skills or hobbies.

West Barnes Library will start things off next Saturday with a garden party.
Other activities in Merton’s Libraries throughout the week include computer training sessions, career advice & guidance, CV writing session, family roots tracing, talks on healthy lifestyles and fitness demonstrations, including a session to highlight the holistic benefits of Yoga.

Jeff Hobden, Interim Director of Community and Housing said:

“Adult Learners’ week is the perfect opportunity for people to get involved in new activities outside their normal routine. The sessions are designed to be beneficial as well as fun. Some are designed to promote healthy living and others could assist people who attend work, or finding work. Why not come along to your local Library and join in? It’s fun and it’s free!”

A notable inclusion on the Adult Learners’ week itinerary is the family fun day to be held at Hill House Community Centre in Sutton on Sunday 21 May between 11.00-3.00pm, which will be run by Merton Adult Education along with SCOLA (Sutton College of Learning for Adults). Families can try a range of activities including scientific fun, mosaic making and storytelling with music. Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust will be laying on bite size samples of health food and offering health information, as well as free blood pressure testing and weight checks. It is anticipated that the Metropolitan Police Service and the London Fire Brigade will be in attendance.

If you require further information on the various events, please call the Library hotline 020 8545 3783.