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Barnfield children's centre: Summer term timetable

Find out more about the activities we are offering today by downloading our timetable below

Date: 07th April 2013 - 02nd June 2019

Every day

Location: Barnfield children's centre

Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Cost: Varies

Summer term timetable for activities at Barnfield Children's Centre

Download timetable

Complete our registration form

Address: Barnfield School, Silkstream Road, Edgware HA8 0DA 

Happening Today, 18th December 2014

Barnfield children's centre: Summer term timetable

Find out more about the activities we are offering today by downloading our timetable below

Date: 07th April 2013 - 02nd June 2019

Every day

Location: Barnfield children's centre

Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Cost: Varies

Summer term timetable for activities at Barnfield Children's Centre

Download timetable

Complete our registration form

Address: Barnfield School, Silkstream Road, Edgware HA8 0DA 

Burnt Oak conversation cafe (Thursdays)

An opportunity to practice speaking English in a relaxed environment. These sessions are aimed at adults who speak English as a second language

Date: 13th February 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Burnt Oak library

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free

Please contact Burnt Oak library on 020 8359 3885 for details

Burnt Oak library baby rhyme time (Thursdays)

A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday during term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Burnt Oak library

Time: 11:00 - 11:30

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays. 

For more information please contact Burnt Oak library on 020 8359 3880

Burnt Oak library toddler read and rhyme (Thursdays)

A special library activity for toddlers who have learnt to walk. Sessions combine physical activity with songs, rhymes and stories. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday in term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Burnt Oak library

Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.

For more information please contact Burnt Oak library on 020 8359 3880.

Childs Hill library toddler read and rhyme (Thursdays)

A special library activity for toddlers who have learnt to walk. Sessions combine physical activity with songs, rhymes and stories.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Childs Hill library

Time: 11:15 - 11:45

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays. 

For more information contact Childs Hill library on 020 8359 3900

Chipping Barnet library baby rhyme time (Thursdays)

A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday during term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Chipping Barnet library

Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Cost: Free

These sessions are very popular and places are limited. Registration begins at 9.30am on the day of the event, and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.  

For more information please contact Chipping Barnet library on 020 8359 4040.

Chipping Barnet library hosts Victorian Society exhibit

The Victorian Society’s free travelling exhibition, Saving a Century, has reached Chipping Barnet. This is the final chance this year to see the exhibition which has travelled to all corners of the UK

Date: 04th November 2014 - 31st December 2014

Every day

Location: Chipping Barnet library

Cost: free

Free Photographic exhibition in Chipping Barnet celebrates Victorian Society’s work

The Victorian Society’s free travelling exhibition, Saving a Century, has reached Chipping Barnet. Using archive photographs and material from over fifty years of the Victorian Society’s fight to save historic buildings, the exhibition charts the successes and defeats of the organisation that has done so much to change public attitudes towards the nineteenth century’s best architecture. This is the final chance this year to see the exhibition which has travelled to all corners of the UK.

Chris Costelloe, Director of the Victorian Society said: ‘Saving a Century tells the extraordinary story of the battles that have shaped our towns and cities. Without these campaigns, many of our most famous places would look very different today. The exhibition is a testament to the energy and vision of the early members of the Victorian Society as well as a sobering reminder of the way that public opinion and tastes change.’

Saving a Century highlights the Victorian Society’s most remarkable campaigns, among them Liverpool's Albert Dock, St Pancras station, the Foreign Office and the much missed Euston Arch. The exhibition’s curator is leading architectural historian, Gavin Stamp. 

The exhibition runs from 4 November to 31 December at Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Road, Barnet, EN5 4QT. Admission is free.

East Finchley library baby rhyme time (Thursdays)

A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday during term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: East Finchley library

Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.

For more information please contact East Finchley library on 020 8359 3815.

East Finchley library toddler read and rhyme (Thursdays)

A special library activity for toddlers who have learnt to walk. Sessions combine physical activity with songs, rhymes and stories. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday in term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: East Finchley library

Time: 11:30 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.

For more information please contact East Finchley library on 020 8359 3815.

Fairway children's centre - baby rhyme time (Thursday)

A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday during term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Fairway children's centre

Time: 10:30 - 11:15

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.

For more information please contact the Early Years Coordinator on 020 8359 7771.

Golders Green library baby rhyme time (Thursdays)

A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday during term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Golders Green library

Time: 11:15 - 11:45

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.

For more information please contact Golders Green library on 020 8359 2060.

Golders Green library toddler read and rhyme (Thursdays)

A special library activity for toddlers who have learnt to walk. Sessions combine physical activity with songs, rhymes and stories. Sessions take place weekly on a Thursday in term-time.

Date: 06th November 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Golders Green library

Time: 10:15 - 10:45

Cost: Free

Please note that sessions do not take place during school holidays.

For more information please contact Golders Green library on 020 8359 2060.

Health Walks - Hampstead Heath

Weekly instructor led health walk around Hampstead Heath

Date: 24th April 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Hampstead Heath (Hampstead Way (NW11) entrance)

Time: 09:30 - 10:30

Cost: £2.80

Grade rating = 2-3 (ratings 1-5.  1= easy, 5 = challenging). 

The London Borough of Barnet organises and runs seven instructor-led health walks across the borough on a weekly basis. Each one is led by a qualified instructor and includes additional exercises to challenge your physical fitness and develop strength and conditioning.

Walking provides an affordable mode of exercise, improves your health and is a great way to meet people and make new friends.

The walks are open to anyone over the age of 18. There is no need to book, just turn up, come rain or shine. 

Walks cost £2.80, payable on the day, or you can purchase 10 walks for £22.40 or £18 if you are over the age of 60 (proof of eligibility required).

Our Health Walks leaflet provides more information. 

Hendon library conversation cafe (Thursday evenings)

An opportunity to practice speaking English in a relaxed coffee shop environment. This session is for adults with English as a second language.

Date: 04th April 2013 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Hendon library

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free

Hendon library conversation cafe (Thursday mornings)

An opportunity to practice speaking English in a relaxed coffee shop environment. This session is for adults with English as a second language.

Date: 04th April 2013 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Hendon library

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Please contact Hendon library on 020 8359 2628 for details

Hendon library reading group (Thursdays)

An opportunity to share a love of books and reading with others. Each month the group discusses a particular novel or author. Sessions take place every month on a Thursday.

Date: 18th December 2014 - 12th March 2015

On this day every month

Location: Hendon library

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

For more information please contact Hendon library on 020 8359 2628.

Mill Hill library Hola! Spanish conversation class

Hola! Spanish conversation class at Mill Hill library

Date: 31st July 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every fortnight

Location: Mill Hill library

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Cost: FREE

Please contact Mill Hill library on 020 8359 3830 for more details.

Mill Hill library Over 55s coffee morning (Thursdays)

Please note that sessions do not take place over the summer.

Date: 07th November 2013 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: Mill Hill library

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Drop in for a friendly chat and a up of tea/coffee

For more information please contact Mill Hill library on 020 8359 3830.

Over 55's IT drop in sessions East Barnet library

Over 55? Need help with emails, surfing the internet and IT related issues? Then pop over to East Barnet library where an Age UK volunteer will be able to assist you. No appointment necessary.

Date: 06th February 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: East Barnet library

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Over 55s coffee and IT sessions with Age UK (South Friern library)

Age UK offer drop in IT sessions for the Over 55s, plus a cup of coffee.

Date: 22nd May 2014 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: South Friern library

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Pop in and ask about basic IT skills, help with email or surfing the web.

For more information please call South Friern library on 020 8359 3946. 

South Friern library Scrabble group

South Friern library Scrabble group

Date: 31st October 2013 - 18th December 2014

Every week

Location: South Friern library

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

The Scrabble group meets every Thursday at South Friern library.  Everybody welcome.  Ask at the library counter or call 020 8359 3946 for more information.

Teenage Writing Competition

A short story writing competition for 11-16 year olds.

Date: 28th November 2014 - 15th January 2015

Every day

Location: All libraries

Cost: FREE

As part of Barnet libraries' forthcoming ‘Beyond the Book’ festival, we are launching a short story writing competition for young people during December 2014 and January 2015.

Teenagers can submit a short story of up to, but no more than 1,000 words, on a topic of their choice. The top three entries will be awarded prizes at a ceremony on Wednesday 11 February 2015 at Chipping Barnet library. The winning story will also be published locally and made available to borrow from our e-library. We are delighted that authors of young adult fiction, RJ Morgan and Caroline Green have agreed to be our judges.

Competition Terms and Conditions:

·         Entry to the competition is FREE.

·         The short story should be up to, but no more than 1000 words, on a subject of your choice.

·         You must be aged 11-16 and live in Barnet OR attend a school in Barnet.

·         Your entry must be typed and submitted in Word document format.

·         Submissions can be sent by email or by post.  Email libraryevents@barnet.gov.uk, with the subject marked ‘Teenage Writing Competition’. Alternatively, post your entries to Lucy Merritt, Barnet Libraries, North London Business Park,  Building 4, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP.

·          Please include your name, address, email, phone number and the name of your school with your entry.

·         Entries to be submitted no later than 5pm on Thursday 15 January 2015.

So good luck and get busy writing! We look forward to hearing from you!

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