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Events and Activities Special Events

May - June 2009

Events for under 5s to over 50s we’ve got it all and much more besides


Summer is nearly here so join us in Idea Stores and Libraries. Over the next two months we have scores of events for you to enjoy, including the Story of London Fesival and Fundays for all the family. For more information about any event, just ask at the helpdesk or call 020 7364 4332. For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning, call 020 7364 5665 or email info.lls@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning call 020 7364 5665


Idea Store Bow Special Events Celebrating National Share-a-Story Month [Ages16+] 1-31 May 2.00pm-3.00pm Join us in celebrating National Share-a-Story Month by listening to a different reading every day. Why not volunteer as a reader and let your reading skills shine? Readings take place Monday to Friday.

Golden Times Silver Surfer Special [Ages 50+] Thursday 14 May 10.30am - 12.00pm Join our special Golden Times session for a friendly introduction to computers for over 50s.

Local History Day [All Ages] Saturday 16 May 10.00am-4.00pm Celebrate Local and Community History Month by taking part in this fun filled day of discovery, information, film and more.

Roald Dahl Reading [All Ages] 26-31 May 1.00pm-2.00pm Part of our National Share-aStory Month, come and listen to inspirational passages from your favourite Roald Dahl classics.

Roald Dahl Half-Term Humour: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme [All Ages] Tuesday 26 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Get your hands dirty with something delicious, by decorating mini cakes with chocolate icing and other yummy delights.

Roald Dahl Half Term Humour: BFG theme [All Ages] Wednesday 27 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Design your own ‘Big Friendly Giant’ and take your giant home with you!

Roald Dahl Half Term Humour: The Enormous Crocodile theme [All Ages] Thursday 28 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Snap up your creative skills and design a crocodile puppet.

For up to date information on events visit www.ideastore.co.uk

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Idea Store Bow Special Events Roald Dahl Half Term Humour:

Roald Dahl Half Term Humour:

Theme: Characters from Roald Dahl Books [All Ages]

Roald Dahl Film Viewers vote [All ages]

Friday 29 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Watch your favourite Road Dahl Film as voted for by you!

Want to be the BFG or Willy Wonka? Join us and paint some masks of your favourite Roald Dahl characters or villains.

Roald Dahl Half Term Humour: Funday Grand Finale [All Ages] Saturday 30 May 11.00am-4.00pm

Sunday 31 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Father’s Day Special [All ages] Saturday 20 June 11.00am-4.00pm Celebrate your father with us at the Idea Store Bow. Make a Father’s Day card; chill out with Nintendo Wii and Playstation 2 fun, or have a sing-a-long with our Fathers Toddler Group!

Join us for our great big Roald Dahl grand finale! Get up to some fun frolics with face painting, crafts, fantastic storytelling and more.

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For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning call 020 7364 5665


Idea Store Canary Wharf Special Events Art Attack Saturday [Ages 4-14] Saturday 9 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Come along and join in the fun of our weekend art sessions.

Foster Care Information Stall [Adults]

Half Term events Yogabugs [Ages 2-4] Monday 25 May 10.00am-10.45am Join our regulars at the free Yogabugs session which combine stories and exercise all in one.

Gamezone [Ages 7-14]

Thursday 12 May 10.00am-4.00pm

Tuesday 26 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Come along and find out all about foster care in Tower Hamlets as part of foster care fortnight.

Challenge your mates and test your Wii skills.

Story Time Saturday [Ages 4-9] Saturday 16 May 2.30pm-3.30pm Come along and listen to some stories as part of Share-a-Story Month and take home a bagful for yourself.

Creative Canaries Art Exhibition [Ages 0-15] Thursday 7 May - Tuesday 30 May Artwork made by children at Idea store Canary Wharf is on display in the Community Window Gallery in Canary Wharf shopping mall (Next to Monsoon).

Crafty Canaries [Ages 2-4] Wednesday 27 May 10.00am-11.30am Join our regulars at the crafty canaries and listen and join in with stories, songs and creative fun.

Cake Creations [Ages 5-14] Thursday 28 May 2.00pm-4.00pm We have the cakes but they need to be decorated so come along then take home your creations to eat! All materials free.

For up to date information on events visit www.ideastore.co.uk

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Idea Store Canary Wharf Special Events Animal Mask Magic [Ages 4-14]

Story Time Saturday [Ages 3-9]

Friday 29 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday 13 June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Enter the Idea Store jungle and make yourself a mask to meet the other animals.

Grab yourself a bag of books and share your favourites in our story time corner.

Art Attack Saturday [Ages 4-14] Saturday 6 June 2.00pm-4.00pm Are you a Picasso or a Van Gogh? Come & make your mark as part of our weekend art sessions. All materials free.

Don’t forget our regular Sunday afternoon art group for ages 4-14. All materials free‌just come along

Idea Store Chrisp Street Special Events

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Art Attack: Space Day! [Ages 6+]

Comic Book Day [Ages 7-16]

Friday 1 May, 4:00pm-5.30pm

Saturday 2 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Come and take part in our special Art Attack session celebrating space exploration. Get the chance to make your own rocket ship!

Do you like comic books? What would your special powers be? Come and take part in our activity and get to create your very own superhero.

For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning call 020 7364 5665


Idea Store Chrisp Street Special Events Arthur Conan Doyle Treasure Hunt [Ages 7-13]

Goosebumps Funday [All the Family]

Friday 22 May 4.00pm-5.00pm

Saturday 30 May 10.00am-4.00pm

Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish author famous for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Bring out the detective in you and take part in our special “whodunnit?” treasure hunt.

Join in the fun with our end of halfterm funday at Idea Store Chrisp Street. Events include; horror face and henna painting, scary arts and crafts workshops, quizzes, competitions and more.

Half-term Activities: Goosebumps Horror Week! [Ages 7-13]

Queen’s Birthday Celebrations [All the family]

Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Daily

Saturday 13 June 2.00pm-3.00pm

Come and join in with the fun filled week of activities and events themed around the scary “Goosebumps” books by the author R.L. Stine.

Celebration of Ian Fleming [Adults] Every Sunday in May, 1.30pm-3.30pm Ian Fleming, creator of the character ‘James Bond’ was born in 1908. Come and watch a classic Bond Movie on our big screen every Sunday as part of our Movie Club, then borrow an Ian Flemming book!

Come and join us in celebrating the Queen’s birthday. Take part in our arts and crafts session making birthday cards and lots of other fun stuff!

Shakespeare in the 21st Century [Ages 7-13] Monday 22 - Friday 26 June 2.00pm-5.00pm Take part all week in our activities celebrating the modernity & relevance of Shakespeare’s stories.

For up to date information on events visit www.ideastore.co.uk

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Idea Store Chrisp Street Special Events Fathers’ Day [All the family]

June Funday [All the family]

Sunday 21June 1.00pm-3.00pm

Saturday 27 June 10.00am-4.00pm

Come, take part in our special Father’s Day arts and crafts session and make the special effort to make a card and gift for your Dad.

Join in the fun filled day at Idea Store Chrisp Street. Events include: face and henna painting, arts and crafts workshops, quizzes, competitions and much, much more!

The Story of London [All the family] Monday 15-19 June 4.00pm5.30pm Daily Join in the week long activities celebrating the Story of London, its past, present and future.

Idea Store Whitechapel Special Events Adult Learners Week [Age 16+]

Design-o-saurus! [Ages 5-12]

Monday 11 – Friday 15 May 10.00am-4.00pm

Tuesday 26 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Get advice on courses and try out free taster sessions, we’ll have advisors and tutors on hand to answer any questions and to help you decide which course is right for you!

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Take inspiration from our great dinosaur books and create one of your own! With prizes for the best dinosaurs and all the work being exhibited on our website you’d have to be Sillyosaurus Rex to miss it!

For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning call 020 7364 5665


Idea Store Whitechapel Special Events Share-a-Story Day [Ages 0-12]

The Story of London [All ages]

Wednesday 27 May 10.00am-4.00pm

June

Calling all children! Bring friends, parents or grandparents along to celebrate Share-a-Story month with some great activities. A special storytelling and arts and crafts session in the morning, storytelling puppets workshop in the afternoon and quizzes and puzzles to win prizes throughout the day! Please call or see in store/ online for more details.

GameZone and Karaoke Stars! [Ages 7-14] Thursday 28 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Come and check out all the great games we’ve got for the Wii and Playstation and show us your skills! Try your luck as the next big thing on SingStar, better start practising now.

To celebrate this month-long festival of our beloved capital we will have exhibitions, Londonthemed films and books and a host of activities throughout the month to explore the culture and heritage of this great city. Please call or see in store/online for more details.

Spitalfields Music Family Fun Day [All ages] Saturday 13 June 10.00am-4.00pm A live orchestra, singing and storytelling sessions, recycledinstrument-making workshops, face painting and much more… a great day out for all the family to shake, rattle and roll!

The Simpsons Movie [All ages] Friday 29 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Come and relax with Homer and the family on their greatest adventure yet-wait, did I forget to bring popcorn? D’oh!

For up to date information on events visit www.ideastore.co.uk

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Special Events at Bethnal Green Library Saturday Films: Saturdays 2.00pm-4.00pm Join us for fun-filled films for all the family.

High School Musical 3 (cert PG) 2nd May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Ice Age 2 (cert U) 16 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Nanny McPhee (cert PG) 13 June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Coin Box Making [Ages 5-11] Thursday 28 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Decorate a coin box and start saving all your pocket money.

Make a Display: [Ages 5-11] Friday 29 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Get creative and produce an eyecatching display for the Children’s Library.

The Wild Animation Film (cert U)

Fan Decorating: [Ages 5-11]

27 June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday 6 June 2.00pm-3.00pm

Card Making: [Ages 5-10]

Summer’s nearly here - decorate and design your own fan to keep off the heat.

Saturday 9 May 2.00pm-3.00pm Get cutting and colouring to design your own card for any occasion.

Sponge Craft Shape Event: [All ages]

Craft Event: [Ages 5-10]

Saturday 20 June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday 23 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Use your imagination to design your own mosaic.

Get Crafty with some Painting fun.

Ceramic Tiles Decorating: [Ages 5-10] Tuesday 26 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Decorate a ceramic tile, for display in the Children’s Library

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For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning call 020 7364 5665


Special Events at Cubitt Town Library Craft Event [All ages] Tuesday 26 May 2.00pm-3.30pm Stick, paint, colour, tape, fold make something fabulous!

Craft Event [All ages] Friday 29 May 2.00pm-3.30pm Get creative and make some fun stuff.

Thursday Morning Club [Ages 50+] Thursdays 10.00am-12.00pm 14 May

Tea, chat and Book Review.

28 May

Cross Stitch and Embroidery.

11 June

Tea, chat and Book Review.

25 June

Talk on Leisure, Creative and Educational opportunities in the UK by U3A (The University Of The Third Age)

Special Events at Watney Market Library Bookcrawl Launch [Ages 0-4]

Silver Surfers Day [Ages 50+]

Saturday 2 May 2.00pm-4.00pm

Friday 15 May 10.00am-12.00pm

Join us for a Teddy Bears Picnic and hear Teddy stories!

A short introduction to internet access.

Limerick Day [All Ages]

Book Group Special [Adults]

Saturday 9 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Celebrate Limerick Day early! Write a limerick or poem. Competition going on all week. Prize for the best limerick.

Monday 18 May 6.30pm-7.45pm Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Arthur Conan Doyle, May 1859.

For up to date information on events visit www.ideastore.co.uk

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Special Events at Watney Market Library Celebrate National Smile Month 17 May-16 June On Your Marks, Get Set, Brush! [All Ages] Tuesday 26 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Decorate a wooden toothbrush holder timer.

Face Painting [All Ages] Thursday 28 May 2.00pm-4.00pm Come and let us paint a smiley face on you!

World Blood Donor Day [Adults] Thursday 11 June 10.00am-4.00pm Pick up information & advice about giving blood and commemorate the birth of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the ABO blood group system.

Father’s Day Card Making [All Ages] Saturday 20 June 2.00pm-4.00pm Design a brilliant card for your lovely Dad!

Recycle Afternoon [All Ages] Saturday 6 June 2.00pm-4.00pm Join Renzo the toymaker in making fun toys out of recycled materials. Ticket only. Ask at the library for details.. 12

For more information about Idea Store Courses and Learning call 020 7364 5665


Courses and Learning at Idea Store For course fees and further information please ask a member of staff, call 020 7364 5665 or visit www.learningladder.co.uk or come into an Idea Store or Learning Centre

Get started in Anatomy & Physiology Course code C1768 Every Tuesday from 2June For 5 weeks at Idea Store Whitechapel From 6.30pm-8.30pm

Get Started in Reflexology Course code C2054 Every Wednesday from 3 June For 5 weeks at Idea Store Whitechapel From 1.00pm-3.00pm Find out about our various Weekend Complementary Therapy Workshops throughout May and June.

Make Summer Floral Displays Course code C3333 Every Wednesday from 5 June For 5 weeks at Idea Store Canary Wharf From 6.30pm-8.30pm

Recycle and Customise Clothes Course code C3419 Every Saturday from 6 June For 4 weeks at The Bethnal Green Centre From 10.00am-1.00pm

Get Started Making and Decorating Clothes Course code C3061 Every Friday from 24 April For 10 weeks at Idea Store Bow From 1.00pm-3.00pm

Get Started in Driving Test Theory Course code C4547 Every Wednesday from 3 June For 7 weeks at Anchorage House From 6.30pm8.30pm

Get Started in Car Maintenance Course code C4544 Every Tuesday from 2 June For 5 weeks at The Bethnal Green Centre From 6.30pm-9.00pm These courses are open to everybody.

For up to date information on events visit www.ideastore.co.uk

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Courses and Learning at Idea Store Brush up on your French for Holidays

Brush up on your Spanish for Holidays

Every Saturday from 6 June For 3 weeks at The Bethnal Green Centre From 10.00am-1.00pm

Every Saturday from 6 June At Idea Store Bow From 10.00am-1.00pm Course code C0592

Course code C0590

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Idea Store Opening Times Monday-Thursday 9.00am - 9.00 pm Friday

9.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Sunday

10.00am - 4.00pm (Bow, Chrisp Street) 11.00am - 5.00pm (Whitechapel) 12.00 noon - 6.00pm (Canary Wharf)

Library Opening Times Monday

9.00am - 8.00pm Closed

(Bethnal Green, Cubitt Town, Watney Market) (Local Studies/Archives)

Tuesday

9.00am - 8.00pm

(Bethnal Green, Cubitt Town, Local Studies/Archives)

9.00am - 5.00pm

(Watney Market)

Wednesday Closed Thursday

9.00am - 8.00pm

Friday

9.00am - 6.00pm

(Bethnal Green, Cubitt Town, Watney Market, Local Studies/Archives) (Bethnal Green, Local Studies/Archives)

9.00am - 5.00pm

(Cubitt Town, Watney Market)

Saturday

9.00am - 5.00pm

(Bethnal Green, Cubitt Town, Watney Market, Local Studies/Archives)

Sunday

Closed

Bank Holidays Please note that Libraries and Idea Stores will be closed for Bank Holidays on 4th and 25th May Dorset Library is temporarily closed for Health and Safety reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. In the interim the Idea Store Mobile Library will be visiting the area. Please check our website for details.

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Special Events and Activities May/June 2009