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February Half Term Activities

Protest! Family Placard Making Workshop with Activist Julie Begum
Join Activist Julie Begum in this family friendly workshop creating protest placards exploring activism in Tower Hamlets. This workshop is FREE and suitable for 8+ All children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided. Booking required: please email localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk 
Saturday 15 February, 11.00am-1.00pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive

Harry Potter Activities
Special Harry Potter book reading followed by a quiz. Test your Harry Potter knowledge!
Saturday 15 February, 2pm - 3pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Carnival Mask Making
Making festive masks for the carnival
Saturday 15 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Spring Art Club [Ages 5+]
Celebrate the start of Spring by drawing birds, flowers and animals to put up on our spring mural
Sunday 16 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Our World, Our Pledge
Our planet is in danger, and it needs your help! Over three weeks we will work together to build a huge art-project. Let’s get creative and busy rebuilding this world. Afterwards, make your own pledge and plan of action to improve the environment.
Sunday 16 February, 2:15 - 3:00pm
Idea Store Bow

Valentine’s Hearts
Create a special love heart for your loved ones
Sunday 16 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Special Story Time [Under 5s]
Join us for a fun and interactive session of singing and rhyming
Monday 17 February, 10:30 - 11:15am
Idea Store Whitechapel

Creative Writing Workshop [Ages 9-11 years]
A guest writer will be leading a special creative writing workshop as part of the Tower Hamlets creative writing competition for children. More details to be revealed later!
Monday 17 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Creative Writing Workshop [Ages 5 - 7]
A fun creative writing workshop delivered by a special guest author! For families with children aged between 5-7 years
Tuesday 18 February, 2:15 - 3:15pm
Idea Store Watney Market

This Hidden Island: Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition
This February half term, authors will be  hosting free writing workshops at the Idea Stores. Attend a workshop to get ideas and inspiration to write your  own story or poem and enter Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition.
Tuesday 18 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Bow

TH Writing Competition [Year 5 & 6 Children]
A fun creative writing workshop delivered by a special guest author! For families with children aged between 7-12 years old
Wednesday 19 February, 2pm - 3pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Here be dragons! [Ages 5+]
Be inspired by dragons in Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon or other books to create your own fiery beast.
Wednesday 19 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Chess Club [Ages: 7+]
Run by Chess in Schools and Communities. Join our chess club and see who will be the ultimate chess king
Wednesday 19 February, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Chinese Dragon Making [All Ages]
Thursday 20 February 2:30 - 3:30pm
Come and help us celebrate the Chinese New Year by making a fun Dragon!
Idea Store Watney Market

Save the Planet, Find the Solution
There are so many problems facing our environment. What are they and what can we do? Join us on our scavenger hunt. You have to find and match the solutions around the library. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: to save the planet
Thursday  20 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Bow

Creative Workshop Run by School Library Service
Discover how to structure and develop a short story with the help of an author for the Creative Writing Competition 2020
Thursday 20 February, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Fairy Tale Stories
Find out what Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White all have in common. Damsels in distress? Maybe not. Fun children’s event.
Saturday 22 February, 2pm - 3pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Chinese Lantern Making [All Ages]
Get creative in the Idea Store!  Come and make a cool Chinese Lantern to take home!
Saturday 22 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Watney Market

International Mother Language Day
Celebrate and honour diversity in the languages of the world at this special Family Reading Group
Saturday 22 February, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Spring Art Club [Ages 5+]
Celebrate the start of Spring by drawing birds, flowers and animals to put up on our spring mural
Sunday 23 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Our World, Our Pledge
Our planet is in danger, and it needs your help! Over three weeks we will work together to build a huge art-project. Let’s get creative and busy rebuilding this world. Afterwards, make your own pledge and plan of action to improve the environment.
Sunday 23 February, 2:15 - 3:00pm
Idea Store Bow

Flowers Galore!
Spring is nearly here, so let’s brighten the library with your creative colourful flowers (Pipe cleaners)
Sunday 23 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Idea Store Whitechapel