February and March Events

Currently on Display at Upper Norwood Library:

The Gordon Riots

The huge riots that engulfed London in June 1780 are today a little known part of our national history. Starting as a protest over religious issues, they soon became a general assault on the institutions of the state. Our display tells of this remarkable story and some of the colourful personalities involved. Perhaps of some topical interest following events in British cities last August with some thought-provoking parallels.

March & April events:

World Book Day Thursday 1st March

During that week we will be promoting Bookstart packs and the Bookstart Crawl scheme at all our regular events and holding a special ‘stories’ event on Saturday 3rd March

Fairtrade Fortnight 27th Feb to 11th March

At 2.30pm on Saturday 3rd March Fiona will be reading various stories, including a Charlie & Lola one, to celebrate both World Book Day and Fairtrade Fortnight in the library.

Family Fun: There will also be some delicious goodies to try including bananas dipped in chocolate and florentines.

Also, around the Upper Norwood Triangle, various celebratory Fairtrade events will be happening on this day, too, so there’s lots of reasons to be in the area and sample all the Fairtrade goodies.

For Children:

Chocolate Easter Bunny Decorating

Saturday 31st March at 2pm and 3.45pm

Monday 2nd April at 2.30pm

Tuesday 3rd April at 2.30pm.

Your favourite Easter fun event will be taking place over 3 days this year to give more children a chance to take part. Each session will last for an hour and all children aged 4 or older can take part but they must book and pay for their place first. Tickets cost £2 and are available at the Enquiry Desk on the main counter. Please note there will be only 10 places per session so it is essential to book and pay in advance as this is always a very popular activity.

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