Celebrate Black History Month with Merton

Merton Libraries will be celebrating Black History Month throughout October with a wide range of events and activities. For info about services and events across the borough visit www.merton.gov.uk/libraries. To book any of the events, go to our Eventbrite page

Saturday 7 Oct, 3-5pm 

Black History Month – Special Storytime!
Come along and join in with our storytime for Black History Month where we’ll be reading titles such as Anansi The Spider and Handa’s Surprise! Ages 3-6.
Tuesday October 24, 10-10.30am

Clementina Elba: storytime and crafts   
Friday 27 October, 10-11am  

Classic African Tales with Natalie
Come and immerse yourself in the world of classic African folk tales. These sessions are suitable for children aged 3-5.
Tuesday 3 October, 11-11.30am

Handa’s Surprise Interactive Storytime
Join us for an exciting interactive storytime session and discover Handa’s Surprise, a classic children’s book set in Kenya.
Wednesday 11 October, 4pm

Black Women Independent Publishing 
Michelle Asantewa in conversation with Valerie Brandes. Ages: 16+ 
Tuesday 24 October, 5-7pm 

Telling Tales Interactive Storytelling: Stories from Africa, The Caribbean and The World 
With Sandra A Agard and including a Q&A about being an author/storyteller. 
Wednesday 25 October, 11am-12:30pm 

Monday 30 October, 7pm  

Steel Pan/Djembe Drumming/Tamboo Bamboo Performance and Workshop 
Tuesday 3 Oct, 4-6pm  

Fri 20 October, 5-7pm  

BHM Film Screening
To celebrate BHM 2023 we are hosting a special screening to help bring awareness to Black History Month. The screening will be for adults only and may contain content that could trigger of cause emotional distress to the viewer.
Saturday 21 October, 2-4pm

In Search of Mami Wata: African Indigenous spirituality 
Readings by Michelle Asantewa, Anthony Joseph, Nichole-Rachelle Moore, Nana Okomfo Kofi. Ages: 16+ 
Friday 10 November, 5-7pm 

Tuesday 3 October, 5-7pm   

Reggae babies 
Tuesday 17 October, 10am 

Community event organised by Cllr Joan Henry 
Saturday 21 October, 12-4pm  

Black History Walks Volume 1: Book presentation 
Tony Warner, includes Q&A and book sales. Ages: 16+ 
Thursday 9 November, 5.30-7pm

Raynes Park Craft Club

Suitable for ages 5-11
Tuesday 10 October, 4.45pm

Bibalibet Storytime & Mindfulness for kids!
An afternoon of fun activities with local author, Jaidz Majasi, based on her Bibalibet books for kids. Ideal for ages 0-6.
Saturday 21 October, 1pm

Anansi Stories @ West Barnes Library
This session is fun and highly interactive, so be prepared to step into the wondrous world of story, as Kiddirama brings the Anansi story to life!
Tuesday 10 October, 10-11am

West Barnes Craft Club
Suitable for ages 5-1.
Saturday 14 October, 11am

Thursday 5 October, 5-7pm 

Storytime to Celebrate Black History Month
Come and join us at Wimbledon Library for this special Black History Month themed storytime.
Thursday 12 October, 11-11:30am

BHM film screening
To celebrate BHM 2023 we are hosting a special screening to help bring awareness to Black History Month.
Monday 16 October, 4-6pm