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New Activities & Events - June - August

Prime Time Events

Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Walking the Thames Path
Brian Stevens, a keen rambler, shares his enthusiasm for this popular river walk.
Thursday 27 June

Happy 125th Birthday!
Dockland Settlements is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and its community centre returned to the Isle of Dogs last month. The Friends of Island History Trust takes a look at the charity’s work and achievements
Thursday 4 July

Come and enjoy our popular quiz and possibly win a prize!
Thursday 11 July

Thames Barrier Park
Garden designer Carol Johnston leads a visit to this award-winning riverside park, which includes gardens, play and picnic areas and is home to abundant wildlife. Please ask at the helpdesk for visit details
Thursday 18 July

This month we present ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’, the 50s Hollywood classic starring Jayne Mansfield
Thursday 25 July

Summer Activities

Construct a spacecraft to travel to the moon! [Ages 5+]
Make your own rocket to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing
Thursday 25 July, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Make a Moon Landscape [Ages 5+]
What does your lunar surface look like? Make a spacey lunar landscape with moon rocks, alien caves and space dust
Saturday 27 July, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Imagine a Whole Solar System... [Ages 5+]
Make your own Solar System with marbled planets and torn paper stars
Thursday 1 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Create a Cosmic Mobile of the Moon, Planets and Stars! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 3 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Make a Silvery Moon [Ages 5+]
Make a model of the moon by printing a foil moon with coins and other objects
Thursday 8 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Design Your Own Planets [Ages 5+]
What would you have on your planet? Learn about the surface and atmosphere of different planets
Saturday 10 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Make Alien Contact [Ages 5+]
How would an alien communicate with us, would they write or draw a picture? Make an alien message using card, paper, foil and colours in the library
Thursday 15 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Reach for the Stars [Ages 5+]
Reach for the Stars, you can create some stars or do dot-to dot constellations. With card, glue, glitter, colours and printed Dot to dot constellations
Saturday 17 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Make Your Own Astronaut [Ages 5+]
What will your astronaut wear? Will they have a spacesuit and helmet, how is it made?
Thursday 22 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Commemorate the Anniversary of the Moon Landing! [Ages 5+]
Make you own moon landing, will you have a rocket or flying saucer? Construct a spacecraft and moon surface, happy landings!
Saturday 24 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Create a Picture of Outer Space [Ages 5+]
What is outer space like? Is it empty or full of things? Make your own cosmic pictures with satellites, stars, glitter, gases and space dust
Thursday 29 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Make Your Own Outer Space Hat [Ages 5+]
Crown yourself to commemorate a summer spent exploring the cosmos. Make a paper band and decorate with pictures of planets and stars
Saturday 30 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm