New Activities & Events - July - August
Mischief Makers Launch
Saturday 14 July, 9:00am-5:00pm
Join us for the start of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Mischief Makers. Read books during the summer holidays to win prizes, medals, and certificates to be presented in your school. All you need is an Idea Store card!
Big Book Day
Saturday 21 July, 9:00am-5:00pm
Come in for the biggest book day of the year. We have hundreds of new copies of all of your favourite books, including David Walliams, Horrid Henry, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and many more!
Mischief Makers Games & Activities
All Mondays, 23 July – 27 August, 2:00-3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ most mischievous rascals over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Summer Reading Challenge Book Quiz
All Tuesdays, 24 July – 28 August, 2:30-3:00pm
Do you know your Beano from your Horrid Henry? Your Gnasher from your Pieface? Put your knowledge of our children’s library to the test with our mind-menacing book quiz. Be there or be squared!
Mischief Makers Brilliant Book Swap
All Wednesdays & Fridays, 25 July – 31 August, 2:30-3:00pm
Calling all mischief makers and talkative tricksters! Join us on Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes to share what brilliant books you have been reading for the Summer Reading Challenge. Give and receive special recommendations from staff and peers on what to read next.
Crafty Crafts for Mischief Makers
All Thursdays, 26 July – 30 August, 2:15-3:00pm
Come and make some arts-and-crafty mischief with activities designed by Idea Store Chrisp Street’s Art Attack team. Enter the Summer Reading Challenge official mask-making competition, design your own comic strip, make a Beano jigsaw and much, much more! May contain glitter!
Book Break [adults]
Tuesdays in July, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Sit back and relax as we read stories and poems together and enjoy a shared reading experience. Talk about the issues and topics raised over a cup of tea and biscuits. This June and July we are reading the modern classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.
Idea Store Freegal Support [all ages]
Tuesday 24 July, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Did you know that you can legally download and stream free music through the Idea Store App and Freegal? Come along to this session for one-to-one help and guidance on how to use this excellent resource. Our digital music collections are extensive and broad, and with our help and support you can learn how to take full advantage of them. Listen to your favourite music artists and discover new music!