Special events for children and young people

Information about special events for children and young people in our libraries.

Special events for children and young people

We host a variety of special events in our libraries for children and young people throughout the year such as craft workshops and author events.

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Special events for children and young people: highlights


North Kensington Library: celebrations for the future

Celebrate the future of one of the oldest libraries in London, with activities such as: mosaic making, drama workshop, rap poetry, talks on the history of the book.

Visit the library for more information or go to the Friends of North Kensington Library website

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Craft session for Black History Month

Come along to find out more about expressionist painter, Alma Thomas. You will also get the chance to make your own piece of art inspired by her work.

Free event and no need to book, just turn up.

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The Day of the Dead storytelling

The Day of the Dead is a beautiful tradition from Mexico to remember beloved ancestors.

In this storytelling session, brought to you by Canela Fina, meet Calaquita, our main character, in this magical, touching, amazing adventure with her grandma “La Calaca”. You will travel with them through time and discover more about the Mayan and Aztec civilizations.

Book your place for The Day of the Dead storytelling event via Eventbrite

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Spooky craft sessions

  • Tuesday 23 October, 3.30 to 4.30pm
  • Thursday 25 October, 3.30 to 4.30pm
  • Kensal Library

Come along to our spooky craft sessions during half term. Suitable for children aged five and over.

Free and no need to book, just turn up.

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Explore Frida Kahlo with Canela Fina

In this session, children will be encouraged to learn aspects of Mexican culture and Spanish language through art and the process of self-expression, exploring Frida’s inspirational life and her most famous paintings.

Book your ticket for Explore Frida Kahlo with Canela Fina on Eventbrite

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Halloween crafts

Come and make pumpkins and ghosts with us and see if anything goes bump in the night.

Free and no need to book, just turn up.

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We also have regular events for children in our libraries that happen every week or every month.