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2019

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Follow this link for details of regular events such as storytime and rhymetime for under fives.

AmpthillBedford Central | Bromham | Dunstable | Flitwick | Kempston | Potton | Putnoe | Sandy | Shefford | Toddington | Wootton
Ampthill Library
Lego Club and Board Games Club
Wednesdays
2.00 - 5.00
Drop in to build or play a game.

heart Thursday 13th June
9.30 - 12.00
Special Crafty Tots Session
Making a Fathers Day card.

Saturday 15th June
2.00 - 3.00
Fathers Day Cards
Come along and make a card for Fathers Day. This session is aimed at children over 5.
balloons

Bedford Central Library
Sunday is Funday
11.30 - 1.30
Join us every Sunday for Giant Lego, Play Doh, Board Games, Puzzles and more...
Fun for all the family!

Lego Club
10.30 - 4.30
Love Lego?
Come along Saturday and get building!

Rhyme Time
11.30 - 12.00
Join us on Thursday for songs and rhymes.

Saturday 13th July
10.30 - 4.30
Space Race Rocket
Come along to create your very own space rocket.
rocket small 

Planetarium
Monday 22nd July
11.15 - 3.30
Learn more about galaxies, stars and planets in our visiting planetarium.
Contact the library to book your place.

space rocket  Monday 22nd July
11.30 - 3.30
Rocket Gliders
Drop in to make rocket gliders, how far will yours go?

Tuesday 23rd July
11.30 - 3.30
Decorate a Wooden Rocket
Decorate these wonderful rockets and take them home.
Fun

planets  Wednesday 24th July
11.30 - 12.00
Storytime
12.00 - 1.00
Space Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
1.00 - 3.30
Robot Finger Puppets
Join us to make robot finger puppets - maybe you will make enough for a finger puppet show!

 Thursday 25th July
12.00 - 2.30
Alien Door Hanger
Make an alien door hanger - will it be scary enough to stop people coming into your room?!
alien walks 
 Thursday 25th July
2.30 - 3.30
Doggy Tales
The Dogs Trust will be here with fabulous dog themed stories.
dog 

alien  Friday 26th July
11.30 - 3.30
Space Scene Craft
Draw your own space scene using chalk.

 Monday 29th July
11.15 - 1.15
Space Mural
Help students from Bedford College to create an out of this world space mural.
1.15 - 3.30
Colouring and Word Puzzles
spacecraft 

 aliens with books Tuesday 30th July
11.15 - 1.15
Alien Junk Modelling
Join students from Bedford College to make the best junk model alien ever!

Wednesday 31st July
11.30 - 3.30
Space Race Glasses
Design and decorate some funky space glasses!
alien blue bouncing

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

Bromham Library
Summer Reading Challenge 'Space Chase' Launch
Saturday 13th July
10.30 - 12.30
Come in, sign up and get your space glasses.
Colour a space hero wrist cuff and do some space colouring.

alien blue bouncing  Saturday 20th July
10.30 - 12.30
Space Scratch Art Craft
Make fabulous Scratch Art bookmarks and while you are here...
take some time out for some colouring!

Monday 22nd July
10.00 - 11.30
Space Hero Masks
Drop in to create an amazing space hero mask.
space rocket

sun ball  Tuesday 23rd July
2.30 - 4.30
Solar Art Decorations
Solar system inspired window decorations to take home.

Wednesday 24th July
10.00 - 11.30
Space Cap Craft
Make a spiral space cap plus
storytime is at 11.00
Fun

rocket small Thursday 25th July
2.30 - 4.30
Solar Dotty Craft
Get creative with Dotty Art to make a space picture.

Friday 26th July
10.00 - 11.30
Space Scratch Art Craft
Get scratching to make a space picture.
planets

spacecraft Saturday 27th July
10.30 - 12.30
Space Craft Mash-Up
Join us to catch up on any space crafts you missed, plus lots of colouring.

Monday 29th July
10.00 - 11.30
Sealife Masks
Which under the sea animal will you choose to be?
octopus 

fish blue  Tuesday 30th July
2.30 - 4.30
Fishy Craft
Make a fish wand to take home and work your magic!

Wednesday 31st July
10.00 - 11.30
Mermaid Craft
Come along to make mermaid wooden bats...
plus storytime at 11.00
seahorse 

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

Dunstable Library
Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Thursday 28th June at 6.00pm
Join us when this professional theatre company transform libraries into magical spaces where we
can join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures,
visiting exotic places and sailing the "seven seas".
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, this is a family friendly hour-long play
about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination.
Tickets cost £5 per person and will be available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk.
There are also performances at Toddington, Flitwick and Sandy Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.

Flitwick Library
Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Friday 28th June at 6.00pm
Join us when this professional theatre company transform libraries into magical spaces where we
can join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures,
visiting exotic places and sailing the "seven seas".
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, this is a family friendly hour-long play
about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination.
Tickets cost £5 per person and are available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk.
There are also performances at Toddington, Dunstable and Sandy Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.

Kempston Library
Mondays and Fridays
2.00 - 5.00
Lego Club
Love Lego? Come along and get building this holiday!

Mondays
2.15 - 2.45
Storytime
Join us for fabulous stories.

Tuesdays
11.00 - 11.30
Rhymetime
Come along for fun songs and rhymes.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
3.30 - 5.00
Dice Warrior Games Club
Love board games?
Drop in to have some game fun.

Saturday 13th July
10.00 - 3.30
Space Rockets
Make a fabulous rocket to take you to space!
space rocket

alien blue bouncing  Saturday 20th July
10.00 - 3.30
Solar System Dotty Art
Create your own solar system with Dotty Art.

Monday 22nd July
2.00 - 5.00
Tin Foil Rockets
More rocket fun for the whole family.
rocket small

alien walks Tuesday 23rd July
11.30 - 4.30
Paper Bag Alien Puppets
What will your alien look like - will they be friend or foe?

Wednesday 24th July
2.00 - 5.30
Paper Plate UFOs
Get creative with a paper plate to make a mysterious UFO.
spacecraft

planets Thursday 25th July
10.00 - 3.30
Solar System Scratch Art
Create your own solar system with Scratch Art.

Friday 26th July
2.00 - 5.00
Paper Plate Astronaut
Make an astronaut to fly your rocket!
Fun

 alien Saturday 27th July
10.00 - 3.30
Space Scenes
Design a spacescape to take home.

Monday 29th July
2.00 - 5.00
Paper Doily Butterflies
Join us to make a beautiful butterfly from paper doilies.
butterfly

rainbow  Tuesday 30th July
11.30 - 4.30
Rainbow Tissue Pictures
Create colourful pictures using rainbow coloured tissue paper.

Wednesday 31st July
2.00 - 5.30
Paper Cup Windmills
Drop in to make paper cup windmills to catch the summer breeze.
windmill 

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

Potton Library
space rocket Saturday 20th July
10.00 - 3.00
Man on the Moon Craft
Celebrate the anniversary of the first walk on the moon this weekend with some crafty fun!

Tuesday 23rd July
10.00 - 12.30
Rocket Craft
Join us for some fabulous family fun!
rocket small

star  Wednesday 24th July
2.00 - 5.30
Decorate a Library Bag
We have space stencils and fabric pens to do your own design.

Thursday 25th July
10.00 - 12.30
Connect 4
Come along and challenge your family, friends and fellow library users to a game.
Fun

funstuff Friday 26th July
10.00 - 12.30
Princess Craft
Make a princess hat to wear and plenty of colouring too!

Saturday 27th July
10.00 - 3.30
Frog on a Lilypad Craft
Hop on down to the library for some froggy craft!
frog jumps 

alien purple  Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 3rd August
during normal opening times.
Flip Books
You have all week to create an alien or monster flip book.

Tuesday 30th July
10.00 - 12.30
Pokemon Craft
Join us for some Pokemon themed craft.
pokemon 

biscuit iced  Wednesday 31st July
2.00 - 5.30
Cake Decorating
Come along and decorate a gruffalo cake with icing!

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

Putnoe Library
space rocket Saturday 13th July
10.00 - 3.00
Rocket Wand
Celebrate the launch of Space Chase by signing up to the challenge and then make a rocket wand.

Saturday 20th July
10.00 - 3.00
Space Stencil Pictures
Create a space picture with stencils.
spacecraft

sun ball  Monday 22nd July
2.30 - 5.00
Sun Visors
Drop in to make a sun visor to wear.

Tuesday 23rd July
10.30 - 4.00
Grow At Home
Come along and plant a pansy to take home and nurture.
plant growing 

seahorse  Wednesday 24th July
2.30 - 4.00
Wooden Seaside Keyrings
Decorate your seaside keyring.

Thursday 25th July
10.30 - 4.00
Solar System Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
planets

windmill  Friday 26th July
2.30 - 4.00
Windmill Craft
Make a fabulous colourful windmill.

Saturday 27th July
10.00 - 3.00
Insect Mask
Which bug will you choose?
ladybird 

rocket small Monday 29th July
2.30 - 5.00
Rocket Photo Prop
Create a rocket themed photo prop for your Space Chase selfies.

Tuesday 30th July
10.30 - 4.00
Flying Gliders
Make a glider - how far will yours fly?
Fun

car  Wednesday 31st July
2.30 - 4.00
Race Car Magnet
Drop in to make a racing themed magnet to take home.

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

Sandy Library
Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Wednesday 26th June at 6.00pm
Join us when this professional theatre company transform libraries into magical spaces where we
can join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures,
visiting exotic places and sailing the "seven seas".
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, this is a family friendly hour-long play
about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination.
Tickets cost £5 per person and are available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk.
There are also performances at Toddington, Dunstable and Flitwick Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.

Saturday 20th July to Saturday 14th September
Summer Reading Challenge: Space Chase
Join the Reading Challenge.
Each week there will be questions on space to answer with a prize to the winner drawn from the correct entries.
There will also be a Hunt around the Library for the Space Chase characters -
which you will be able to do after you have read 6 books.

Tuesday 23rd July
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Wooden Keyrings
Lots of designs from pets, sealife and teddies to decorate and take home.
teddy 

crow  Wednesday 24th July
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Scarecrow Craft
Join us for some scarecrow themed crafty fun!

Thursday 25th July
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Underwater Plate
What will you choose for your design!
octopus 

lego  Friday 26th July
9.00 - 4.00
Lego & K'Nex
Let your imagination run free and see what you can build.

Tuesday 30th July
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Owl Clock
You'd be 'wise' to come down early and spend some crafty 'time' with us!
owl branch 

flamingo  Wednesday 31st July
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Cloth Bag Craft
Come along and design a cloth bag with templates to embellish.
This is a chargeable craft £1.50 per bag.

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

Shefford Library
Saturday 20th July
Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day: Space Chase
Join the Reading Challenge.
Have your photo taken in the Library rocket.
Take part in the Hunt the Planet Competition.
Design a planet for our display.
Drop in all day!

Every Tuesday starting 23rd July
10.00 - 11.30
Lego and Mega Block Fun!
Summer Holiday Sessions.
Come along and have fun with our Lego and Mega Block/Duplo bricks.
Drop in - it's free!
lego 

robot Every Wednesday starting 24th July
10.00 - 11.30
Junior Makers
Summer Holiday Sessions.
What will you make?
Code our robots and design and build at our tech sessions.
Drop in - it's free!

Summer Holiday Craft Sessions
Thursdays 25th July, 1st August, 22nd August and 29th August
10.00 - 11.30.
Thursdays 8th August and 15th August
2.30 - 4.00
Come along and join in for some free crafty fun!
rocket 

planets  Friday 16th August
10.30 - 12.00
Catapult Challenge.
How many asteroids can you shoot down? Winner gets a prize!

Toddington Library
Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship
Tuesday 25th June at 6.00pm
Join us when this professional theatre company transform libraries into magical spaces where we
can join two young siblings as they spend their summer having thrilling adventures,
visiting exotic places and sailing the "seven seas".
Based on the heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake, this is a family friendly hour-long play
about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination.
Tickets cost £5 per person and are available from the library or online at www.TheGreenShip.co.uk.
There are also performances at Sandy, Dunstable and Flitwick Libraries - please see the individual libraries for dates.

dad  Saturday 15th June
10.00 - 3.00
Fathers Day Crafts
Come and make for someone special!

Wootton Library
Lego Club, Colouring Club and Jigsaws
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 3.45 - 4.45
Saturdays 11.00 - 12.30
Why not pop in to get creative!

Funtime for the Under 5s
Mondays
2.30 - 2.50
Family funtime!

Baby Funtime
Tuesdays
10.15 - 10.45
Family funtime!

Story Time with Ted for Pre-school children
Thursdays
10.30 - 10.50

magician  Saturday 15th June
11.00 - 12.30
"Marvellous Magic" hosted by Wootton Library
Join in with fairy and other magical creature crafts! Free for children of all ages.
Parents and carers are responsible for their children and must remain in the library during the activity.

Saturday 13th July
11.00 - 12.30
Space Chase Launch
Come along to sign up for the challenge, collect your Space Chase Glasses and
have a self portrait for our Rocket Launch.
space rocket

rocket small Saturday 20th July
11.00 - 12.30
Rocket Gliders
Drop in to make a rocket glider - how far will yours fly?

Monday 22nd July
2.00 - 4.30
Solar System Wooden Mobile
Create your own solar system mobile for your room.
planets

rocket Tuesday 23rd July
10.00 - 11.30
Rocket Wands
Make a rocket wand to help you work your magic!

Wednesday 24th July
2.00 - 4.30
Solar System Wreaths
Free fun craft for all the family.
Fun

planets Thursday 25th July
10.00 - 11.30
Solar System Window Decoration
Colour in this fabulous window decoration.

Friday 26nd July
2.00 - 4.30
Wooden Stand Up Rockets
Decorate a rocket.
rocket small

funstuff Saturday 27th July
11.00 - 12.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Missed some crafts this week? Drop in to catch up.

Monday 29th July
2.00 - 4.30
Solar Dotty Art Craft
Make a solar themed Dotty Art picture.
spacecraft

Fun Tuesday 30th July
10.00 - 11.30
Solar System Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.

Wednesday 31st July
2.00 - 4.30
Alien Pom Poms
Alien Craft fun for everyone!
monster

More events to follow...
Keep checking for details of more fabulous family fun activities throughout the summer holidays!

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