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.
COLLIERS WOOD LIBRARY
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
POLLARDS HILL LIBRARY
Tuesday 3 October, 5-7pm
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 LIBRARY
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
WEST BARNES LIBRARY
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