Creative communities

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Creative Communities is a Barnet Council initiative, led by the library service to deliver a programme of FREE events, activities, and experiences specifically for the residents of Colindale. A wide range of exciting events are being planned and delivered for children, teens and adults.

For updates on Creative Communities and information about events and activities across Barnet Libraries sign up to receive our regular newletters for adults and newsletters for children and families

Forthcoming Events

Sign-up Saturday at the RAF Museum

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Join library staff at the RAF Museum to design, build and launch your own mini aeroplane, how far will yours fly?

Come along and take a selfie in an RAF uniform, sign up for the Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge and explore the Museum’s amazing aircraft       

Saturday 16 July 12 noon to 2pm at RAF Museum Hendon.

Age guidance: 4 -12 year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 


Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Before you arrive, you need to book a free RAF Museum London ticket.

Discover Science for under-fives

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A range of early years science activities will be set up in the library for children to explore and learn.

Please book for 1 session only.

Wednesday 20 July 10.15 - 11am

Wednesday 20 July 1- 1.45pm

Booking opens at 8am on Saturday 2 July. 

More information and booking from 2 July 

Walking Through the Jungle, What do you See? 

Walking Through the jungle

 A live interactive performance of Julie Lacome's much loved book. Follow a small child as he walks, creeps, leaps, and swings through the jungle in this lively adaptation.

Wednesday 21 July 9.30 to 10.30am

Age guidance: toddlers

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. No booking required.

Explore the Floor for non-walking babies

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A sensory play event for non-walking babies.

Thursday 21 July 11.30am           

Booking opens 2 July

More information and booking from 2 July

Barmy Llamas 

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Join us to make your own jointed llama puppet

Thursday 25 August 10.30am to 11.30am

Age guidance: 4+. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please check this page for booking details.

Read Out Loud!

Read out loud reading group. Children will be provided with a play script and a character to read with the group, bringing to life children’s favourite stories.

Book ahead and collect a script or just turn up on the day and make reading fun. You can even come dressed as your favourite character!

Tuesday 26 July 2.30pm to 4pm

Age guidance: 5+. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please check this page for booking details.

Gadgeteers Drama workshop with Freshwater Theatre 

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Freshwater Theatre Company presents an interactive and engaging drama workshop to tie into this year's Summer Reading Challenge theme: The Gadgeteers! Using a mix of drama games and role-play, you will meet our scientist-inventor who wants to share their science machine with the Gadgeteers. But oh no! The machine is broken! They will need your help and enthusiasm for scientific discovery to fix the machine and show it off.

Wednesday 17 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Age guidance: 6+. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please check back here for booking details

Foosball Challenge 

If you're taking part in the summer reading challenge, why not try another challenge by joining our table-football competition. It's fun, fast and anyone can take part!

Saturday 20 August 2.30pm to 4pm

Age guidance: 6+. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please check back here for booking details.

Create a STEM story with Ozobot 

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Using coding, robotics, LEGO and the power of our imaginations, we’ll create our very own STEM story.

Our main character is a clever line-following robot called ‘Ozobot’ - who can play any role we wish! In this workshop we’ll create our own narrative, create the setting by drawing and building with LEGO, then code our Ozobot to follow the story.

Tuesday 23 August 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Age guidance: 7+. Children aged 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please check back for booking details.

Regular activities at Colindale Library

Rhyme Time for all children under 5 

Baby Bounce and Play for non walkers (small charge applies)

Rhymes Stories and Mark Making for toddlers

STEM Club 

STEM club

Develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematical skills while having fun! Suitable for children aged 6 and above.

Every Saturday at Colindale Library 2:30pm to 3:30pm until Saturday 23 July 2022

Friendly and free. Just turn up on the day.

Conversation Café for adults looking to improve their English speaking skills.