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May - Health and Wellbeing

Whether you want to try tai chi, mindfulness, yoga, painting or singing, in May we have a range of events and activities to help improve your health and wellbeing

Chipping Barnet library Health Fair

Chipping Barnet library Health Fair image

 

 

 

 

Join us for a day of activities for the mind, body and soul. De-stress, unwind and relax, learn how to live     a healthier, happier lifestyle. Activities take place throughout the day, including;

  • Mindfulness workshop with qualified counsellor and further education trainer, Nicola Borthwick. Book now
  • A presentation on the Alexander technique by Angelique Swallow. Book now
  • Free Tai Chi taster sessions. Book now
  • A free yoga taster session with experienced teacher, Seiya Shah. Book now
  • Find out about the 'Reading Well' scheme and borrow a book for your health!
  • Learn to find health information and book appointments online

Chipping Barnet library | Saturday 11 May | Adults | Free 

Let’s Sing!

Let's Sing!

Music workshops for the under fives with professional singer Lucy Drever. Funded by the Youth Music Foundation.

Under fives | Free

Sessions take place in May and June. See the table below for details of May events.

Oral Health for under fives

Oral Health for Under Fives

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our NHS specialists who will offer advice and answer your questions on caring for the teeth of children under five.

Under fives | Free

Sessions take place throughout the month. See the table below for details.

Shake, Recycle and Roll!

Shake, Recycle and Roll

Create your own musical instrument with recyclables.

Chipping Barnet library | Friday 31 May | 2.30 - 3.30pm | 4 - 7 year olds | Free

 

May - Health and Wellbeing
Date Library Activity Age Time Cost Booking & information
1 - 31 May Chipping Barnet Healthy Eating display:
find a book to help you
eat well.
All   Free No booking required. 
Saturday 4 May South Friern Animal Yoga:
join us for a fun yoga
session for children.
8+ 3 - 4.30pm Free

Please contact southfriern.library@barnet.gov.uk for booking details.

Tuesday 7 May Golders Green Relax and Colour: join us for a colouring
session to help the mind feel calm and relaxed.
Adults 2.30 - 3.45pm Free No booking required. Places will be allocated
on a first come first served basis.
Thursday 9 May Osidge Read and relax: Need a quiet place to
relax and enjoy some reading time? Join us in our chill out room.
14+ 6 - 7.30pm Free No booking required. Drop in at any time.
Saturday 11 May Chipping Barnet

Chipping Barnet library Health Fair : Join us for a day of activities for the mind, body and soul. De-stress, unwind and relax, learn how to live a healthier, happier lifestyle. Activities take place throughout the day. Please note:due to unforeseen circumstances, 'The Emergency Poet' is no longer part of this event.

Adults 10am - 5.30pm Free

Some activities require booking: 

  • Mindfulness workshop with qualified counsellor and further education trainer, Nicola Borthwick. Book now

 

  • A presentation on the Alexander technique by Angelique Swallow. Book now

 

  • Free Tai Chi taster sessions. Book now
Monday 13 May Chipping Barnet Oral Health for under fives: Information and advice from the NHS Oral health team. Under fives 9.30-11.30am Free No booking required. Drop-in at any time. With thanks to the NHS for this event.
Monday 13 May Chipping Barnet Let’s Sing!:music workshop with professional singer Lucy Drever. Babies 11.30am-12.15pm Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Funded by the Youth Music
Foundation.
Monday 13 May Finchley Church End An Evening with Melanie McGrath and Kate Thompson: meet the
authors as they talk about the history of London’s East End.
Adults 6.30-8pm Free Book online
Tuesday 14 May Edgware Health checks: get a health assessment from GLL Health. Adults 2-3.30pm Free No booking required. Drop-in at any time.
Wednesday 15 May Colindale Let’s Sing!: music workshop with professional singer Lucy Drever. Under fives 10 - 10.45am Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Funded by the Youth Music
Foundation.
Friday 17 May Chipping Barnet Mental Health Awareness: a talk on looking after mental health and wellbeing for a happier, healthier life. Adults 3 - 4pm Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first
served basis. With thanks to the NHS for
this event.
Saturday 18 May Edgware Yoga: join a fun, dynamic yoga session with Anne
Ingalls to energize yourself and everyone around you.
14+ 11.30am - 12.30pm Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first
served basis. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. If you have a block and belt please bring these
too.
Monday 20 May Edgware Oral Health for under fives: Information and
advice from the NHS Oral health team.
Under fives 9.30 - 11.30am Free No booking required. Drop-in at any time.
With thanks to the NHS for this event.
Monday 20 May East Finchley Walking Through the Jungle: an active rhyme time with songs and rhymes. Toddlers 10.30-11am Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Monday 20 May East Finchley Walking Through the Jungle: an active rhyme time with songs and rhymes. Babies 11.30am - 12 noon Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Monday 20 May Finchley Church End Volunteering in Barnet Libraries: Find out about volunteer opportunities and the benefits of volunteering at our drop-in
event.
Adults 2-4pm Free No booking required. Drop in anytime. 
Tuesday 21 May Finchley Church End Nordoff Robbins community choir: enjoy a live performance from the choir that sings for health.  All 7-8pm Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 
Wednesday 22 May Hendon Oral Health for under fives: Information and advice from the NHS Oral health team. Under fives 2-3.30pm Free No booking required.Drop-in at any time.
With thanks to the NHS for this event.
Wednesday 22 May Colindale Mental Health Awareness: a talk on
looking after our mental health for a happier, healthier life.
Adults 3-4pm Free No booking required.Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. With thanks to the NHS for
this event.
Thursday 23 May North Finchley Oral Health for under fives: Information and advice from the NHS Oral health team. Under fives 11.30am - 12.30pm Free No booking required. Drop-in at any time.
With thanks to the NHS for this event.
Wednesday 29 May Chipping Barnet The Big Baby Get Together: A FREE drop in for mums and babies. Make friends, explore our Baby Play Area while finding out more about library services for you
and your baby. Mini rhyme times throughout
the afternoon.
Babies 2-4pm Free No booking required. Drop-in at any time.
Wednesday 29 May Hendon Fire Safety: a talk on keeping safe by Hendon Fire Station. 8+ 4-5pm Free Booking required. Please email Hendon.library@barnet.gov.uk to book.
Wednesday 29 May  Chipping Barnet Paint Your Selfie! Create a series of self-portraits in  gouache using your reflected image in different mirrors. This is a 2 day course. 8-14 year olds 10am - 12 noon £3.50 per day Booking required. Please visit www.barnetyouth.uk to book.
Funded by Arts Council
England.
Thursday 30 May Chipping Barnet Paint Your Selfie! Create a series of self-portraits in gouache using your reflected image in different mirrors. This is a 2 day course. 8-14 year olds 10am - 12 noon £3.50 per day Booking required. Please visit www.barnetyouth.uk to book.
Funded by Arts Council
England.
Thursday 30 May Colindale Introduction to Mindfulness: Learn to use
mindfulness to relieve stress and improve your  wellbeing.
Adults 9am - 12.30pm Free Booking required. Email
Nicola.borthwick@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk
or contact Colindale library.
Thursday 30 May Colindale Oral Health for under fives: Information and advice from the NHS Oral health team. Under fives 10-11am Free No booking required.Drop-in at any time.
With thanks to the NHS for this event.
Thursday 30 May North Finchley Windchimes and Windmills: make a windchime and windmill. 3 - 7 year olds 11.15am - 12.15pm £5.50 No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All children must be accompanied
by an adult.
Friday 31 May Chipping Barnet Shake, Recycle and Roll: Create your own musical instrument with recyclables. 4-7 year olds 2.30 - 3.30pm Free No booking required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All children must be accompanied
by an adult.

 

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