February Half-Term 2019

Karin, February 13 2019

It’s already here; the first half-term of 2019!
We have some amazing events and activities taking place across our libraries – some are ticketed so make sure you book your space beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Besides the events and activities below, our regular storytime sessions, rhymetime sessions and our creative construction clubs are taking place across the libraries!
We also have books top keep your little ones busy reading throughout the half-term!

 

Saturday 16 February:

Elmer storytime and crafts!
Elmer Storytime at Gosport Discovery Centre
Join us for lots of fun as we will have Elmer stories, Elmer crafts, and an Elmer Treasure trail! Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 and must be accompanied by an adult.

Gosport Discovery Centre
11am-12pm
FREE


ABC Teddy Bear Concerts Winchester
ABC Teddy Bear Concerts Winchester
Music loving families you will be excited! ABC Teddy Bear Concerts bring your ‘The Beauty of Song’!
There really is nothing like being in the same room as a professional classical singer. The sound produced is simply awe-inspiring. Prepare to be entranced!
There will be music, beauty, excitement, inspiration and joy for everyone, so don’t miss out on your chance to get up close with some wonderful singing!
Soprano: Lillian Sediles.

BRING YOUR FAVOURITE TEDDY ALONG TO ENJOY THE CONCERT WITH YOU!

ABC brings incredible artists who present their favourite musical styles for you and your baby to enjoy. Suitable for age 0-5, all ages welcome.
Please note: Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Running time approx. 45 mins.
Each ticket entitles 1 adult and 2 Children to attend

Winchester Discovery Centre
Tickets £8
11am


Board in the Library
Board in the Library 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Bring out your competitive streak with games like Splendour and Carcassonne. Or working as a team try a game of Pandemic to save humanity!

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
9am-4pm
FREE


The Very Hungary Caterpillar Craft and storytime
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Make a special caterpillar hat, then listen to the story!
Craft: 10am
Storytime: 11am

Winchester Discovery Centre

FREE


Get crafting at the library!
Crafts & Colouring @ Eastleigh Library
FREE craft activities at a number of our libraries.
Suitable for 4+


Monday 18 February:

 

Singing for Fun
Singing for Fun at Fareham Library
Come along for some fun on Mondays mornings 10.30 to 11.30am!
If you enjoy singing, want to make new friends and have some fun then come and join us.No auditions required, just lots of enthusiasm!

Fareham Library
10.30-11.30am
FREE


The Rubbish Monster Thing
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Join us as children’s author and illustrator Simon Chadwick reads his latest book The Rubbish Monster Thing. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own.

A fun and friendly FREE event for pre-school and primary-aged children.
10am Stories and Doodles
10.40am Book signing
11am Rubbish Monster Craft

Romsey Library
FREE, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment
Book your place at the library!


The Rubbish Monster Thing
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Join us as children’s author and illustrator Simon Chadwick reads his latest book The Rubbish Monster Thing. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own.

A fun and friendly FREE event for pre-school and primary-aged children.
2.30pm Stories and Doodles
3.10pm Book signing
3.30pm Rubbish Monster Craft

Lymington Library
FREE, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment
Book your place at the library!


Paper chain caterpillars craft
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Come and join us here at Winchester Discovery Centre and make a paper chain caterpillar.

Winchester Discovery Centre
10.00am – 4.00pm
FREE


Seashore Activity
Seashore Activity at Waterlooville Library
Drop in event suitable for ages 3+.
Pop in to find out what you can discover on the seashore near you!

Waterlooville Library
Drop in between 2pm and 4pm.
FREE
Suitable for 3+.
For further information please contact the library.


Tuesday 19 February:

 

Toy Library
Toy Library at Elson Library
Do your children need something to keep their interest? Come along to the free toy library for the opportunity to borrow a wide range of toys suitable for ages 0 to 3 years.
Supported by the Tree House Children’s Centre. Pop along for a play and borrow a toy.
Parents/carers must supervise their children at all times and are responsible for their own belongings.

Elson Library
9.30am-11am
FREE


Staunton Tiddlers
Staunton Tiddlers at Waterlooville Library
Suitable for ages 3 and under.
Join the Staunton Tiddlers for singing and a story followed by meeting some of the animals!

Waterlooville Library
10.15am and 11.15am.
FREE
Tickets are available from the library. Limited spaces. Advanced booking is essential. For more information please contact the library.


Space Construction Club at Petersfield Library
Space Construction Club at Petersfield Library
Half Term Fun!
Do you love making things with Lego/Duplo bricks? Come along and join the fun at our Space Construction Club!

Petersfield Library
10am-12pm
Free – all ages welcome.


Elmer Story Time and Craft
Elmer Story Time and Craft
Celebrate 30 years of Elmer with a special Story time and Craft session, and Treasure Trail. Please remember to bring your favourite cuddly toy with you!
Suitable for Pre School and above.
Please book your space at the Library.

Hythe Library
10.00 am-11.30 am
FREE


The Very Hungary Caterpillar Craft
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Make a special caterpillar hat, then listen to the story!

Winchester Discovery Centre
10am-4pm
FREE


The Very Hungary Caterpillar Craft
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Come along and listen to ‘The Very Hungary Caterpillar’

Winchester Discovery Centre
11am
FREE


The Rubbish Monster Thing
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Join us as children’s author and illustrator Simon Chadwick reads his latest book The Rubbish Monster Thing. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own.

A fun and friendly FREE event for pre-school and primary-aged children.
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
1pm
FREE, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment
Book your place at the library!


We’re Going on A Bear Hunt Interactive Storytime
We’re Going on A Bear Hunt Interactive Storytime at Whitchurch Library - Tuesday 19th February 2019
Come and join in with the bear hunt with songs and storytelling.
Amanda from Merry-go-Round Storytelling brings this classic story to life with songs and storytelling and lots of imaginative fun! Join us on a bear hunt.

Whitchurch Library
1.30pm
Tickets £4
Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.


Special StoryTime and Craft
StoryTime & Craft @ Totton Library
Join us for a special StoryTime & Craft. Listen to some lovely stories and then make your own hungry caterpillar.

Totton Library
2.15pm-3.00pm
FREE


Mini Chatterbooks!
Mini Chatterbooks at Elson Library!
Books and craft activities for 4 to 7 year olds.
Come along to the Mini Chatterbooks group for some fun!

Elson Library
3.30pm-4.30pm
FREE


New Forest National Park Ranger Visit
New Forest National Park Ranger Visit
Come and meet the National Park Ranger and learn all about the New Forest wildlife and livestock including deer skins, antlers, skulls, model reptiles and birds nests.
Suitable for school age children, includes a fun wildlife craft activity.
FREE tickets available from the library!

Ringwood Library
3.30pm-5.00pm


Wednesday 20 February:

 

Exciting Elephants craft
Exciting Elephants craft at Lyndhurst Library
Children’s drop-in craft session
Come and have a go at making your very own elephant!

Lyndhurst Library
Drop in between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
FREE


Caterpillar lolly stick craft
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Come and join us here at Winchester Discovery Centre and make a caterpillar lolly stick.

Winchester Discovery Centre
10.00am – 4.00pm
FREE


We are getting the paints out!
Half Term Activity at Hayling Island Library
Come along and be creative with painting using household objects and sponges. There will also be finger/hand painting.

Hayling Island Library
10am to 12noon.
Suitable for ages 3+
FREE
For more information please contact the library.


Bee Keeping Activity
Bee Keeping Activity at Waterlooville Library
Come along and join Pippa from the Petersfield Beekeeping Association and learn about bees, honey, beeswax and beekeeping.
Plus have fun with bee crafts and planting a bee friendly plant to take home.

Waterlooville Library
Drop in between 10am and 12pm.
FREE
Suitable for all ages.
For further details please contact the library


New Forest National Park Ranger Visit
New Forest National Park Ranger Visit
Come and meet the National Park Ranger and learn all about the New Forest wildlife and livestock including deer skins, antlers, skulls, model reptiles and birds nests.
Suitable for school age children, includes a fun wildlife craft activity.
FREE tickets available from the library!

Hythe Library
10am-12pm


Elmer Crafts and Stories
Elmer Crafts and Stories at Fareham Library
Join us this February half term for a fun morning of crafts and activities!
Stories from 10am, followed by crafts.

Fareham Library
10am-12pm
FREE


Story time with author Linda Dobinson reading her book Kerry’s Busy Saturday.

ADVENTUROUS NOVEL FOR CHILDREN 9-12-YEARS OLD
Saturday couldn’t have come sooner for Kerry, as today was the start of a new grown up venture. At the grand age of 8-years old, she was off on a shopping trip with her big sister. They’d mapped out their day, this shop that shop, both knew exactly what they wanted, and where they wanted to go.

Kerry had promised mum that she’d be good for her sister, and what could possibly go wrong? They were independent girls, shopaholics on the loose. Yet when a runaway poodle and horrid boy from school starts to stir up trouble, the sisters must think on their feet. New dresses, bracelets and books are all but forgotten after the girls discover a secret that will forever change the life of someone they love.

South Ham Library
11.30am
FREE


The Rubbish Monster Thing
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Join us as children’s author and illustrator Simon Chadwick reads his latest book The Rubbish Monster Thing. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own.

A fun and friendly FREE event for pre-school and primary-aged children.
1pm Stories and Doodles
1.40pm Book signing
2pm Rubbish Monster Craft

Gosport Discovery Centre
FREE, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment
Book your place at the library!


Board in the Library
Board in the Library 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Bring out your competitive streak with games like Splendour and Carcassonne. Or working as a team try a game of Pandemic to save humanity!

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
2pm-6pm
FREE


Thursday 21 February:

 

Caterpillar finger puppet
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Come and join us here and make a caterpillar finger puppet.

Winchester Discovery Centre
10.00am – 4.00pm
FREE


Elmer & Friends Crafts
Elmer & Friends Crafts at Leigh Park Library
Join us for a morning of Elmer themed crafts, activities and colouring to celebrate our favourite patchwork elephant.
Suitable for ages 4+.
FREE tickets available from the library. For more information, please contact the library.

Leigh Park Library
Between 10am and 12pm


Drama4all
Drama4all
Drama4all workshops are 30-minute sessions focusing on confidence and social skills facilitated by a DBS checked trained professional actor. The sessions are ideal as an introduction to the performing arts or as a fun treat during half term. Please reserve your place in branch.
1.30pm for 4-7 year olds and 2.30pm for 7-12 year olds.

Chineham Library
FREE


The Very Hungary Caterpillar interactive storytelling
We’re Going on A Bear Hunt Interactive Storytime at Whitchurch Library - Tuesday 19th February 2019
Come and join in with the very hungry caterpillar with songs and storytelling.
Amanda from Merry-go-Round Storytelling brings this classic story to life with songs and storytelling and lots of imaginative fun!

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
1.30pm and 3pm
Tickets £3.75
Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.


Meet a Reptile!
Meet a Reptile! at Waterlooville Library
Come along and get up close to a variety of exciting reptiles!

Waterlooville Library
Drop in between 2pm and 4pm.
FREE
Suitable for ages 3+.
For more information, please contact the library.


Exciting Elephants craft
Exciting Elephants craft at Lyndhurst Library
Children’s drop-in craft session
Come and have a go at making your very own elephant!

Lymington Library
Drop in between 2pm-4pm.
FREE


Elmer Craft
Elmer Craft @ Totton Library
Celebrate 30 years of Elmer and come along to collage your own Elmer.

Totton Library
No need to book, just drop in on the day 2pm-4pm.
FREE


Story time with author Linda Dobinson reading her book Kerry’s Busy Saturday.

ADVENTUROUS NOVEL FOR CHILDREN 9-12-YEARS OLD
Saturday couldn’t have come sooner for Kerry, as today was the start of a new grown up venture. At the grand age of 8-years old, she was off on a shopping trip with her big sister. They’d mapped out their day, this shop that shop, both knew exactly what they wanted, and where they wanted to go.

Kerry had promised mum that she’d be good for her sister, and what could possibly go wrong? They were independent girls, shopaholics on the loose. Yet when a runaway poodle and horrid boy from school starts to stir up trouble, the sisters must think on their feet. New dresses, bracelets and books are all but forgotten after the girls discover a secret that will forever change the life of someone they love.

Odiham Library
2.30pm
FREE


Friday 22 February:

 

The Rubbish Monster Thing
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Join us as children’s author and illustrator Simon Chadwick reads his latest book The Rubbish Monster Thing. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own.

A fun and friendly FREE event for pre-school and primary-aged children.
10am Stories and Doodles
10.40am Book signing
11am Rubbish Monster Craft

Hythe Library
FREE, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment
Book your place at the library!


Wonderful Whale and Dolphin Workshops
Wonderful Whale and Dolphin Workshops
Come and discover the wonderful world of whales and dolphins with ORCA!
Two sessions available, 10am and 11am.
Tickets are available from the library or through the booking line on 02392 252608.

Waterlooville Library
10am or 11am
Suitable for 4+
Booking is essential.
For more information please contact the library.


Butterfly finger puppet craft
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Come and join us here and make a butterfly finger puppet.

Winchester Discovery Centre
10.00am – 4.00pm
FREE


Superheroes Workshop
Superheroes Workshop at Romsey Library
Sing, Dance and Act at this FREE Workshop with Perform Drama!
Become you favourite Superhero and help save planet Earth from the Bad Boppa!
Places are limited advanced booking is advice.

Romsey Library
Suitable for ages 4-8
Two sessions available: 10.30am and 11.15am


Singing for Fun
Singing for Fun at Fareham Library
Come along for some fun on Mondays mornings 10.30 to 11.30am!
If you enjoy singing, want to make new friends and have some fun then come and join us.No auditions required, just lots of enthusiasm!

Elson Library
2.30pm-3pm
FREE


The Rubbish Monster Thing
The Rubbish Monster Thing
Join us as children’s author and illustrator Simon Chadwick reads his latest book The Rubbish Monster Thing. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own.

A fun and friendly FREE event for pre-school and primary-aged children.
2pm Stories and Doodles
2.40pm Book signing
3pm Rubbish Monster Craft

Lyndhurst Library
FREE, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment
Book your place at the library!


Saturday 23 February:

 

The Rubbish Monster Thing storytime and craft!
Half Term fun at Winchester Discovery Centre
Come and join us for a very special storytime with author Simon Chadwick who will be reading his book, The rubbish Monster Thing.
Discover a story of friendship and waste prevention in this monster children’s tale, then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own. A fun and friendly event for pre-school and primary-aged children.

Winchester Discovery Centre
9.30am until 12pm. There is no need to book, just turn up!
FREE


Board in the Library
Board in the Library 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Bring out your competitive streak with games like Splendour and Carcassonne. Or working as a team try a game of Pandemic to save humanity!

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
9am-4pm
FREE


Board Games Club
Board Games Club at Farnborough Library
Join us for our family-friendly board game club!
Play one of our classics or bring your own!

Farnborough Library
10am-12pm
FREE

No need to book, just turn up!


Get crafting at the library!
Crafts & Colouring @ Eastleigh Library
FREE craft activities at a number of our libraries.
Suitable for 4+


Family Colouring Club
Family Colouring Club at Petersfield Library
Do you love getting arty and creative? Then come along to our Family Colouring Club.

Petersfield Library
Drop in between 1pm and 4pm.
Free – all ages welcome.
For further information please contact the library.


Board in the Library
Board in the Library
Come along and enjoy a game from our collection of family board games.

Petersfield Library
Drop in between 1pm – 4pm
FREE for 5-12 year olds
For further information please contact the library.


Comic Club
Comic Club at Chandlers Ford Library
Join us for some Drawing fun! A free of charge, fun filled club for those who enjoy drawing.

Chandler’s Ford Library
2pm
FREE


 

Parents/carers to stay with their children.

Elmer images ©David McKee 2019

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