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2018

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

Ampthill | Barton | Bedford Central | Biggleswade | Bromham | Dunstable | Houghton Regis | Kempston | Potton
Putnoe | Sandy | Shefford | Stotfold | Toddington | Wootton
Ampthill Library
Pirate Treasure Hunt
Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th October
Drop in to complete the treasure hunt!

Pirate digging for treasure Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October
9.30 - 12.30 (Tuesday) and 2.00 - 5.30 (Wednesday)
Pirate Craft
Avast me hearties!
Drop in to enjoy this free pirate craft.

Wednesday 24th October
2.00 - 5.00
Lego Club
Love building?
Come along and get creative with our Lego.
Lego bricks

Pirate on treasure chest Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October
9.30 - 12.30 (Thursday) and 9.30 - 1.00/ 2.00 - 5.00 (Friday)
Pirate Hat and Cutlass Craft
Join us to make your own pirate hat and cutlass - then head off to search for treasure.

Barton Library
Tuesday 23rd October
9.00 - 1.00
Dragon Craft
Drop in to enjoy this free dragon themed craft.
Dragon breathing fire

Teddy bear with teddy Wednesday 24th October
2.00 - 6.00
Love Bears
Get all loved up creating your own Love Bears.

Thursday 25th October
9.00 - 1.00
Hama Beads
Come along and get creative with our Hama Beads.
Hama beads

Winne the Witch Friday 26th October
9.00 - 1.00
Winne & Wilbur and Isadora Moon Crafts
Drop in for witchy crafts and fun!

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
11.00 - 12.00
Love Lego?
Come along and get builidng.

Monday 22nd October
11.15 - 1.45
Spooky Mural Art Workshop
Drop in to help Bedford College students create a fantastic spooky mural in the library.
Haunted House

Ghost Monday 22nd October
11.30 - 3.30
Creepy Crowns
Join us to design and make a creepy crown to scare the family!

Tuesday 23rd October
From 11.15
Animation Day
Come along and learn all about animation from the students of Bedford College.
Drop in beginners Stop Go Animation Workshop
11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Lego Stop Go Animation Workshop for 7 – 12 years
11.30 am – 12.45 pm and 1.15 pm – 2.30 pm
Book your place on these workshops at the library.
Fun

Skeleton dancing Tuesday 23rd October
11.30 - 3.30
Spooky Honeycomb Characters
Drop in to make your own spooky characters to take home.

Wednesday 24th October
11.30 - 12.30
Winnie the Witch Story and Craft
Enjoy Winnie stories and then stay for a witchy craft.
Winnie the Witch

Dice Wednesday 24th October
1.00 - 3.30
Colouring and Board Games
Enjoy a fun afternoon of colouring and board games.

Thursday 25th October
11.30 - 12.00
Rhymetime for Under 5s
Join us for rhymes and songs.
Fun

Lego bricks Thursday 25th October
12.30 - 3.30
Lego and Duplo
Love building?
Come along and get creative with our Lego and Duplo.

Friday 26th October
11.30 - 3.30
Trick or Treat
Decorate a trick or treat bag ready for the big day!
Haunted house

Biggleswade Library
hedgehog Tuesday 23rd October
11.00 - 3.00
Hedgehogs Autumn Craft
Come along and make a cute hedgehog.

Wednesday 24th October
11.00 - 3.00
Trees Autumn Craft
Drop in for this colourful autumn trees craft.
autumn leaves

squirrel  Thursday 25th October
11.00 - 3.00
Squirrels Autumn Craft
Join us for this cute squirrels craft.

Thursday 25th October
2.30 -3.30
Storytime with Grandma Mo
Join Bedford author Maureen Hanrahan and illustrator Nora Haikala for an hour of fun poems and creative colouring.
Fun

pirate chest Friday 26th October
11.00 - 3.00
Pirate Crafts
Drop in for some pirate fun.

Saturday 27th October
11.00 - 3.00
Pirate Crafts
Join us for more pirate crafts.
pirate digs

Bromham Library
Ghost Saturday 20th October
10.30 - 12.30
Spooky Colour Finger Puppets Craft
Drop in to make these spooky finger puppets.

Monday 22nd October
10.00 - 11.30
Scary Biff Bats Craft
Come and join the fun making these biff bats.
Bat

Haunted house Tuesday 23rd October
2.30 - 4.30
Sppoky Scratch Art Craft
Drop in for some spooky scratch art.

Wednesday 24th October
10.00 - 11.30
Creepy Honeycomb Decorations Craft
Come and join the fun making these scary honeycomb decorations.
Fun

Wizard with long beard Thursday 25th October
2.30 - 4.30
Hats Craft
Join us to make your own spooky hat.

Friday 26th October
10.00 - 11.30
Pumpkin Mask Craft
Come along and make your own pumpkin mask.
Pumpkin witch

Witch Saturday 27th October
10.30 - 12.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Here's your chance to catch up with any half term crafts you may have missed.

Dunstable Library
Decorated skull Tuesday 23rd October
10.00 - 1.00
Day of the Dead Decoration
Just drop in for this free family fun.

Wednesday 24th October
10.00 - 1.00
Halloween Head-bopper
Come along to make a scary Halloween headdress.
Ghost

Dancing skeleton Thursday 25th October
10.00 - 1.00
Halloween Crown
Spooky craft for you to take home for the big day.

Friday 26th October
10.00 - 1.00
Haunted House Scratch Art Decoration
Get creative with your haunted house design.
Haunted House

Houghton Regis Library
Every Thursday
3.00 - 5.30
K'Nex Kid 3+
Drop in to get creative and build your own construction with K'Nex Kid.
Age3+.
Lego bricks Saturday 13th October
10.00 - 12.00
Lego Card Swap
Come and swap your cards and play with Lego.

Tree Tuesday 23rd October
10.00 - 3.00
Button Trees
Enjoy designing your own button tree.

Wednesday 24th October
10.00 - 3.00
Scarecrow Craft
Come in and make a sulky scarecrow decoration.
Fun

Spider in web Thursday 25th October
10.00 - 3.00
Spider Craft
Crawl in and make your own scary spider.

Friday 26th October
10.00 - 3.00
Halloween Craft
Create your own Halloween scene.
Haunted House

Fun Friday 26th October
2.30 - 3.30
Quiz for Kids with Full House Theatre
Come along and take part in this fabulous quiz hosted by Patrick Monahan from Full House Theatre.
Book your tickets through the Full House Theatre website.

Saturday 27th October
10.00 - 3.00
Plate Craft
Make a spooky ghost to take home.
Ghost

Kempston Library
Owl sat on a branch Saturday 20th October
10.00 - 3.30
Pine Cone Owl Craft
Join us to make a cute owl out of pine cones.

Monday 22nd October
2.00 - 5.00
Spooky Dotty Art Craft
Start preparing for Halloween with this spooky art craft.
Ghost

Haunted house Tuesday 23rd October
11.30 - 4.30
Spooky Tissue Picture Craft
Drop in to make a spooky picture with tissue paper.

Wednesday 24th October
2.00 - 5.00
Paper Plate Calavera Mask Craft
Calaveras are decorated skulls used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Join us to design your very own.
Fun

Monster Thursday 25th October
10.00 - 4.30
Pom Pom Monster Cup Craft
Come along to make your own pom pom monster cup.

Friday 26th October
2.00 - 5.00
Spider Hat Craft
Drop in to make your own spider hat to take home.
Spider's web

Haunted house Saturday 27th October
10.00 - 3.30
Spooky Sticker Scene Craft
Create your own spooky scene with stickers.

Saturday 3rd November
10.00 - 3.30
Firework Rocket Craft
Drop in to make a colourful firework rocket.
Fireworks

Leighton Buzzard Library
Saturday 20th and 27th October
11.00 - 12.00
Lego and Duplo Club
Love building?
Come along and get creative with Lego and Duplo.

Fun Saturday 20th October
1.00 - 2.00 and 2.00 - 3.00
Backstage Theatre Experience
Discover what happens behind the scenes.
Suitable for children aged 8 plus.
Free tickets available from the library.

Tuesday 23rd October
11.00 - 3.00
Woolly Day
Learn how to knit, crochet or weave, plus there will be spinning demonstrations.
Sheep

Book cover of Not Yet Yeti Wednesday 24th October
11.00 - 12.00
Not Yet A Yeti
Join us to celebrate all things Yeti with the author Lou Treleaven.
Free tickets available from the library.

Wednesday 24th October
2.00 - 3.00
Autumn Craft
Get your free ticket and enjoy some wonderful autumnal crafts.
Free tickets available from the library.
Autumnal leaves

Fun Thursday 25th October
11.00 - 12.00 and 2.00 - 3.00
Microbit Sessions
Learn more about these Microbits and coding - then why not borrow one to take home?
Free tickets available from the library.

Thursday 25th October
3.00 - 4.00
Origami
Learn about this fabulous Japanese art of paper folding.
Free tickets available from the library.
Origami cranes

Fun Friday 26th October
11.00 - 12.30
Kate Milner Visits
Meet children's author Kate Milner; discover how she creates her stories.
Free tickets available from the library.

FRiday 26th October
2.00 - 3.00
Spooky Craft
Get ready for the big day - make spooky crafts to decorate your home.
Free tickets available from the library.
Skeleton dancing

Fun Saturday 27th October
1.00 - 2.00 and 2.00 - 3.00
Backstage Theatre Experience
Discover what happens behind the scenes.
Suitable for children aged 8 plus.
Free tickets available from the library.

Potton Library
Friday 19th October to Saturday 27th October
Monster Hunt
During normal opening hours.
Come along and join the fun with our
monster hunt around the library.

Saturday 20th October
2.00 - 3.30
Star Wars Craft and Activities
To celebrate Star Wars reads in October.
Activities and a Yoda craft,
plus lots of Star Wars books to borrow!
star wars

Fun Tuesday 23rd October
10.00 - 12.30
Glow in the Dark Bracelet Craft
Come along to design and thread your own bracelet
and test it out in the dark.

Wednesday 24th October
2.00 - 4.00
Book Folding Craft Workshop
Join us for this fun book folding workshop
using discarded books.
Loads of designs to follow,
including Christmas patterns.
Adults and children aged 8+.
quillbe

Skeleton dancing Thursday 25th October
9.30 - 12.30
Funnybones Craft
Drop in to make a funnybones skeleton
to add to our display board.

Friday 26th October
10.00 - 12.30
Monster Biscuits Icing Craft
Make up your own monster face
on a biscuit!
monster

Skeleton dancing Saturday 27th October
2.00 - 3.30
Funnybones Craft
Drop in to make a funnybones skeleton
to add to our display board.

Friday 26th October
10.00 - 12.30
Spider Storytime with Craft
Come along for fun spider stories
followed by a craft.
spider web

Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 10th November
Poppy Craft
Drop in to make a poppy to surround our Armistice Day display.

Friday 30th November
Library opens until 7.30p.m.
Christmas Lights Switch On
We are staying open to see the lights switch on!
Come along to see the lights and have a go at a Christmas craft.
Christmas tree with lights

Putnoe Library
Pencils dancing Saturday 20th October
10.00 - 3.00
Autumn Colouring
Drop in for seasonal colouring fun.

Monday 22nd October
2.30 - 4.00
Unicorns and Dinosaurs
Fabulous unicorn and dinosaur magnet fun - come along and get creative!
unicorn blue

Owl on a branch Tuesday 23rd October
11.00 - 4.00
Leafy Owl Decorating Craft
Drop in to decorate an owl with autumn leaves. How will yours turn out?

Wednesday 23rd October
2.30 - 4.00
Autumn Friends Craft Decorating
Which autumnal creature will you decorate today?
Hedgehog

Fun Thursday 25th October
11.00 - 4.00
Funny Face Craft Decorating
How funny can you make your face?
Drop in for great family fun!

Friday 26th October
2.30 - 4.00
Spooky Foam Crafty Glasses Decorating
How spooky can you make your foam glasses?
Free family fun for everyone.
Glasses

Skeleton dancing Saturday 27th October
10.00 - 3.00
Spooky Masks
Which spooky character will you choose to be?
Drop in for great family fun!

Sandy Library
Tuesday 23rd October to Friday 26th October
Autumn Hunt
Join us all week
for an autumn hunt around the library.
Madeline will let the winners know by the following week
so the winners can collect your prizes.

Fun Tuesday 23rd October
9.30 - 3.30
Elsa and Olaf Crafts
Loads of Frozen fun with these
Elsa and Olaf crafts.

Wednesday 24th October
9.30 - 3.30
Pencil Case or Purse Craft
Design your very own fabric
pencil case or purse
to take home.
Fun

emoji Thursday 25th October
9.30 - 3.30
Emoji Faces Craft
Join us for this fun
emoji faces craft.

Thursday 25th October
9.30 - 3.30
Spooky House Craft
Come along and make your own
spooky house for Halloween.
haunted house

pumpkin witch Friday 26th October
9.30 - 3.30
Halloween Treat Box Craft
Drop in to make a halloween treat box
ready for trick-or-treating.

Shefford Library
Tuesday 23rd October
2.30 - 4.00
Half Term Crafts
Drop in for fun free crafts!
autumn leaves

Fun Wednedsay 24th October
10.00 - 4.00
Boredom Busting Wednesday
Join us for boredom busting activities.

Thursday 25th October
10.00 - 11.30
Half Term Crafts
Drop in for fun free crafts!
autumn leaves

autumn leaves Friday 26th October
10.00 - 11.30
Half Term Crafts
Drop in for fun free crafts!

Stotfold Library
Monkey Tuesday 23rd October
10.00, 11.00 and 12.00
Little Monkey Story and Craft
Join us on the hour to enjoy the Little Monkey Story and craft.

Wednesday 24th October
4.00 - 5.30
Lego Card Swap
Come and swap your cards and play with Lego.
Free pack of Lego Cards for every child that attends.
Lego bricks

Autumnal leaves Thursday 25th October
9.00 - 12.00
Autumn Craft Session
Drop in for Autumnal crafts - there will be a different craft each day.

Friday 26th October
2.00 - 5.00
Autumn Craft Session
Drop in for Autumnal crafts - there will be a different craft each day.
Autumnal leaves

Lego bricks Saturday 27th October
9.00 - 3.00
Coffee and Lego
Family fun for everyone - from 0 to 99 years!!

Toddington Library
K'Nex Club
Fridays
3.00 - 5.30
Join us for K'Nex building fun.
Let your imagination go!

Tuesday 23rd October
9.30 - 12.00
'Neon Leon'Chameleon Crafts
Join us for loads of 'Neon Leon' fun!
Chameleon

Summer sun Wednesday 24th October
2.30 - 5.00
Weather Crafts
Drop in for these fun weather themed crafts.

Thursday 25th October
9.30 - 12.00
Autumn Crafts
Come along for some colourful autumn crafts.
Autumn leaves

Dragon breathing fire Friday 26th October
9.30 - 12.00 and 2.30 - 5.00
Design a Dragon Craft
Come along and design your own dragon.
Will it be friendly or fierce?

Saturday 27th October
9.30 - 3.00
Halloween Crafts
It's nearly Halloween!
Join us for loads of spooky crafts.
Skeleton dancing

Wootton Library
Bat Saturday 20th October
11.00 - 12.30
Bat Handprint Decoration Craft
Let's get ready for Halloween.
Drop in to make your own bat handprint decoration.

Monday 22nd October
2.00 - 4.30
Bat Handprint Decoration Craft
Let's get ready for Halloween.
Drop in to make your own bat handprint decoration.
Bat

Pumpkin cat Tuesday 23rd October
10.00 - 11.30
Pumpkin Lantern Craft
Join us to make a spooky pumpkin lantern.

Wednesday 24th October
2.00 - 4.30
Pumpkin Lantern Craft
Join us to make a spooky pumpkin lantern.
Pumpkin raspberry

Witch Thursday 25th October
10.00 - 11.30
Witch and Wizard Hats Craft
Are you a wizard or a witch?
Come along to make your own hat to take home.

Friday 26th October
2.00 - 4.30
Witch and Wizard Hats Craft
Are you a witch or a wizard?
Come along to make
your own hat to take home.
Wizard with beard

Fun Saturday 27th October
11.00 - 12.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Here's your chance to catch up with some of the crafts you may have missed.


Page last updated: 19th October 2018