Summer Events in Islington Libraries

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Lunch Bunch in Cat & Mouse and Central Libraries
This Summer, Islington Council is offering children from low income families the opportunity to get a free healthy lunch every day throughout the school holidays, while enjoying fun activities with their friends. The lunches will be available at the Cat & Mouse and Central Libraries from 1pm on event days (Monday to Friday).
If your child is aged 3-19 and you are on benefits or a low income you will qualify. You will need to book your lunch on Eventbrite.
Although the lunches are for those who register, the events are open to any family to enjoy.

Archway Library, N19 5PH

Friday 26 July 2.30pm
Animal Man Nick: Live animal show. Get up close and personal with some wild animals and discover all about how they live in the wild!
60 places. Ages 3+

Friday 2 August 2.30pm
Alien Mask: Make an out-of-this-world alien mask.
20 places. All ages

Friday 9 August 2.30pm
Solar System Mobile: Make a mobile showing the solar system
20 places. All ages.

Cat and Mouse Library, N7 0JN

Thursday 25 July 2.30pm
Ranger Stu: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+. NOT a Lunch Bunch event

Tuesday 30 July 2.30pm
Alien Mask: Make an out of this world alien mask!
20 places. All ages. NOT a Lunch Bunch event.

Tuesday 6 August 2.30pm
Solar System Mobile: Make a mobile showing the solar system
20 places. All ages. NOT a Lunch Bunch event

Tuesday 13 August 11am
Henna Designs: Get a fabulous henna design!
Drop-in. All ages. Children must have parental permission.

Thursday 15 August 12 noon
Non-Stop Kids Magic Show! Magic and games.
60 places. All ages

Tuesday 20 August 12 noon
Magic Billy’s Magic Show: Visual magic, rabbits, doves, levitation and much more!
60 places. All ages.

Thursday 22 August 12 noon
Cookie the Clown: Clowning and much more!
60 places. All ages.

Tuesday 27 August 12 noon
Puppet Show: Meet JJ’s fantastic puppets!
60 places. All ages.

Thursday 29 August 11am
Face painting with Terri: Tiger? Spiderman? What’s your favourite design?
Drop-in. All ages.

Central Library, N5 1PF

Monday 22 July 12 noon
Summer Games and Colouring: Kick off the holiday with some fun games and colouring activities.
Drop-in. All ages.

Tuesday 23 July 2pm
Make an Alien! Make your own alien.
20 places. All ages.

Wednesday 24 July 12 noon
Magic Billy’s Magic Show: Visual magic, rabbits, doves, levitation and much more!
60 places. All ages.

Thursday 25 July 2pm
Alien Mask Making: Make your own alien monster mask.
15 places. All ages.

Friday 26 July 12 noon
Non-Stop Kids Magic Show! Magic and games.
60 places. All ages.

Monday 29 July 2.30pm
Animal Man Nick: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Tuesday 30 July 12 noon
Cookie the Clown: Clowning and much more!
60 places. All ages.

Wednesday 31 July 11am
Henna Designs: Get a fabulous henna design!
Drop-in. All ages.
Children must have parental permission

Thursday 1 August 11am
Face Painting: Tiger? Spiderman? Let Joanne put a design on your face.
Drop-in. All ages.

Friday 2 August 2pm
Moon Adventure with the Institute of Physics: Join the Institute of Physics for some fun science and craft activities linked to their summer exhibition The Moon Adventure.
Drop-in. Ages 5-11.

Saturday 3 August 11.30am-3.30pm
The Challenge! Join young people from the the National Citizens’ Service providing a surprise event linked to the Summer Reading Challenge theme.
Drop-in. All ages. This is NOT a Lunch Bunch event

Monday 5 August 12 noon
Puppet Show: Meet JJ’s fantastic puppets!
60 places. All ages.

Tuesday 6 August 11am
Henna Designs: Get a fabulous henna design!
Drop-in. All ages.
Children must have parental permission.

Wednesday 7 August 12 noon
Cookie the Clown: Clowning and much more!
60 places. All ages

Thursday 8 August 12 noon
Non-Stop Kids Magic Show! Magic and games.
60 places. All ages.

Friday 9 August 11am
Henna Designs: Get a fabulous henna design!
Drop-in. All ages.
Children must have parental permission.

Finsbury Library, EC1V 4NB

Monday 29 July 11am
Animal Man Nick: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Saturday 3 August 2.30pm
Space Mobiles: Explore our solar system with your own out of this world wall hanging/mobile
16 places. All ages.

Saturday 17 August 2.30pm
Rocket Pencil Tidy: 5-4-3-2-1 blast off! Make your own rocket pencil tidy from recycled materials.
16 places. All ages.

Lewis Carroll Library, N1 0ST

Friday 26 July 11am
Animal Man Nick: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Wednesday 7 August 2.30pm
Exploring the Solar System: Create a solar system themed craft and learn about the planets.
15 places. All ages.

Wednesday 21 August 2.30pm
Rockets, Badges and Alien Magnets: 5-4-3-2-1…we have lift-off! Make some rockets, spacemen badges and alien magnets.
15 places. All ages.

Mildmay Library, N1 4NA

Tuesday 30 July 3.30pm
What does a space alien look like? Show us what you think by drawing or making one.
15 places. All ages.

Thursday 1 August 2.30pm
Ranger Stu: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Tuesday 6 August 3.30pm
Let’s Rock Space with our Rockets! Join us to make a rocket from supersonic craft materials.
15 places. All ages.

N4 Library, N4 2DW

Wednesday 31 July 11am
Animal Man Nick: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Wednesday 7 August 2.30pm
Space Robot Building: Build your own space-ready cardboard robot!
20 places. All ages.

Wednesday 21 August 2.30pm
The Sky at Night: Design a nightscape with comets, moons and space ships.
20 places. All ages.

North Library, N7 6JX

Thursday 25 July 2.15pm
Message in a Rocket: Make a rocket, post your message and take off!
20 places. All ages.

Thursday 1 August 11am
Ranger Stu: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Thursday 15 August 2.15pm
Cosmic Planet Pot! Decorate a pot with your favourite planets and sow colourful salad seeds
20 places. All ages.

South Library, N1 2SL

Monday 29 July 11am
Be Safe Around Dogs: Kelly Craig from Dogs’ Trust shows parents and children how to learn to be safe and responsible around dogs.
Part of our Under 5s morning. Ages 0-4.

Wednesday 31 July 2.30pm
Animal Man Nick: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Wednesday 7 August 3.30pm
Split Pin Astronauts: Make your own astronaut with movable limbs and fly her or him to the Moon!
15 places. All ages.

Wednesday 14 August 2pm
Solar System Mobile: Reach for the stars, Sun and Moon! Create a solar system mobile. How many planets can you name?
15 places. All ages.

West Library, N1 1BD

Thursday 25 July 11am
Ranger Stu: Live animal show!
60 places. Ages 3+

Thursday 1 August 2.30pm
Rockets, Badges and Alien Magnets: 5-4-3-2-1…we have lift-off! Make some rockets, spacemen badges and alien magnets.
15 places. All ages.

Thursday 15 August 2.30pm
Jetpacks and Space Visors: Make your own jetpack out of recycled bottles and decorate intergalactic eyewear.
15 places. All ages

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