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Library News and Activities

Check out what we have going on, as well as some useful links to some fun activities for you and your young ones.

Women’s History Month 2021

Celebrated every year throughout March, Women's History Month gives us a chance to come together and recognise the incredible contributions of women. Throughout history, women have shaped the human experience and transformed our world culturally, socially and politically.  Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate these achievements.

Below are events run virtually by Haringey Libraries  - please visit and follow our social media channels 

Visit the Women's History Month 2021 page for further details and other events.


Virtual Library Storytime: Little People, Big Dreams

Every Monday & Wednesday during March we will be sharing eight short stories on Facebook and Instagram about remarkable women throughout history - aimed at children, but all ages are welcome to enjoy. The stories are taken from the 'Little People, Big Dreams’ series, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. Titles include: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo, Ada Lovelace, Dolly Parton, Mary Shelley and Harriet Tubman. 

You are also welcome to also join us for a series craft activity videos relating to some of the amazing women in the stories above. See details in our Virtual Craft Activity listing below. 

All of these titles, plus others in the series, are in stock and available to borrow from Haringey Libraries throughout Women’s History Month, click on the links below to borrow each book: 

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Virtual Library Craft Activities

Join our children’s craft activity every Thursday morning delivered by Haringey Libraries. 

●    Thursday 11th March 2021: Make a Flower Headdress, Frida Karlo (video available soon)
●    Thursday 18th March 2021:Make a Frankenstein Mask, Mary Shelley (video available soon)
●    Thursday 29th March 2021:Make a Journal, Anne Frank (video available soon)

Download the craft templates from the Women's History Month - Family Activities page and click on the links above to watch a video to create your own Frankenstein mask, inspired by the gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’ or ‘The Modern Prometheus’ written by the author Mary Shelley. 

All three of our craft activities are related to the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books: Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo and Mary Shelley especially for Women’s History Month. 

The activity sheet is also available with Ready Read book orders. Ready Read Book Packs can be requested or by calling 020 8489 2700


Virtual Library: Online Junior Quiz

Date: Monday 29th March 2021, 4.30 to 5.30pm
Place: Zoom, access via Eventbrite booking (external link) (sheets can also be provided by Haringey Libraries in Ready Reads packs)

Is your child a quiz wiz? Would they like to take part in our Women’s History Month quiz? As part of our celebrations, we will be hosting an online quiz. For those that cannot join us online we will be sending out a quiz with every children’s Ready Reads pack, for young people to enjoy, complete at home and return.

Book via Eventbrite (external link) to get Zoom access or please call 020 8489 2700 to book your space. (Open to children under 16 and their families)


Reading Ahead

We are delighted to partner with the Reading Agency and bring #ReadingAhead to Haringey Libraries.

Reading Ahead is a reading challenge for young people and adults delivered by libraries and learning settings that asks participants to choose 6 reads, these can be books, magazines, recipes, letters - anything!

Challenge yourself to read and review 6 books that give you pleasure.

Start Your Reading Journey Today! External link

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Activities and Rhyme Time for children

Rhyme Time favourites

Has a little person you know been missing Rhyme Time recently? Andrew will be posting many of our favourites here - as well as on our Haringey Libraries Twitter and Facebook pages - over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

If You're Happy and You Know It 

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

The Wheels on the Bus

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

Wind the Bobbin Up

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

How Much is that Doggy in the Window?

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

1,2,3,4,5… Once I Caught a Fish Alive 

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

The Grand Old Duke of York

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Activities

See also the Children's Libraries page.

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Featured Adult Authors

Check out this month's featured adult authors, Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith. Hilary was the first woman to be awarded the Man Booker Prize, not once, but twice. Zadie's first novel won a Whitbread First Novel Award. You can read all about Hilary's and Zadie's exploits, and even borrow featured books via our digital catalogue.

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Speaking Stones

A librarian, called Andrew Bence, whom users of Stroud Green library and our other libraries may know, perhaps even like, channels the character of proud Victorian do-gooder Councillor Henry Burt to recall the story of how, over more than a century, our much-loved Stroud Green and Harringay Library has steadfastly served its community.

Speaking Stones is online project consisting of a series of videos celebrating cultural buildings, objects and street art in ‘Harringay and Beyond’. Take a look at a video on the history of Stroud Green Library by Speaking Stones:

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Page last updated:

26 March 2021