Representatives’ Surgeries Please note that this section only lists surgeries held in Haringey Libraries.

For a full list, please pick up a leaflet at your branch.

Alexandra Ward Alexandra Park Library Bruce Grove Ward Marcus Garvey Library Crouch End Ward Hornsey Library Muswell Hill Ward Muswell Hill Library

Cllr Nigel Scott Saturday 4th February 10.00 to 11am Cllr David Beacham Saturday 18th February 10.00 to 11.00am Cllr Juliet Solomon Thursday 16th February 10.00 to 11.30am Cllr Stuart McNamara Saturday 4th February 10.30 to 12.00pm Cllr Joseph Ejiofor Saturday 18th February 10.00 to 11.15am Cllr Dilek Dogus Friday 24th February 5.30pm to 6.30pm Cllr David Winskill Saturday 4th February 11.00am to 12.00pm Cllr Lyn Weber Wednesday 8th February 6.00pm to 7.00pm Cllr Jonathan Bloch (Tel: 07785 550043) Cllr Gail Engert (Tel: 020 8489 4005) Cllr Jim Jenks (Tel: 020 8347 7083) Saturday 25th February 10.00 to 11.00am Surgeries will be rotated between Councillors Please call 24 hours before to make an appointment Cllr James Stewart Saturday 4th February 10.30 am – 11.30 am Cllr Alan Strickland Saturday 11th February 10.30 to 11.30am Cllr Pauline Gibson Saturday 18th February 12.00 to 1.00pm Cllr Kaushika Amin Saturday 4th February 10.00 to 11.00am Saturday 25th February 10.00 to 11.00am Cllr Sheila Peacock Saturday 11th February 10.00 to 11.00am

Noel Park Ward Wood Green Library Northumberla nd Park Ward Coombes Croft Library

Saturday 18th February 10.00 to 11.00am

Representatives’ Surgeries

St Ann’s Ward St Ann’s Library

Tottenham Green Ward Marcus Garvey Library Tottenham Hale Ward Marcus Garvey Library

Councillor Zena Brabazon Saturday 4th February 11.00 to 12.00pm Councillor David Browne Saturday 11th February 11.00 to 12.00pm Councillor Nilgun Canver Saturday 18th February 11.00 to 12.00pm Councillor Zena Brabazon Saturday 25th February 11.00 to 12.00pm Cllr Bernice Vanier Saturday 11th February 10.30am to 12.00pm Cllr Isidoros Diakides Saturday 18th February 11.00am to 12.30pm Cllr Richard Watson Saturday 25th February 11.00 to 12.30pm Cllr Reg Rice Saturday 4th February 10.30am to 12.00pm Cllr Alan Stanton Saturday 11th February 10.30am to 12.00pm Cllr Lorna Reith Saturday 25th February 11.00am to 12.30pm

Members of Parliament Hornsey and Wood Green Tottenham Lynne Featherstone David Lammy Lynne holds regular surgeries around the constituency. If you would like to book an appointment please phone 020 8340 5459 Surgeries are by appointment only; please phone 020 7219 0767 to make an appointment, between 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Alexandra Park Library Alexandra Park Road, London, N22 7UJ Tel: 020 8489 8770 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9 to 7, Sat 9 to 5 and Sun 12 to 4
Special Events National Storytelling Week As part of a week’s celebrations across the borough, storyteller Norman Bailey will be visiting Alexandra Park Library on Friday 3rd February. Invited classes only. Celebrate Bookstart 20 This year, Bookstart celebrates 20 years of its successful national programme, and on National Library Day we will be launching the Bookstart 20 Pledge, which gives you the opportunity to share 20 books in 2012. We will be handing out pledge postcards in the library from February 4th. ‘Use It, Love It, Join It’ – National Library Day Help to celebrate your local library on National Library Day. If you are not already a member, you may wish to come in and join. Between 2.00 and 4.00pm, we will be having teas and coffees, launching the Valentine Wall and running a book sale. At 3.00pm, we have a special craft for the children, and local historian Ken Gay will be giving a talk on the history of Alexandra Park Library. The Friends of Alexandra Park Library will be holding a membership stall. Come along! Saturday 4th February, 2.00 to 4.00pm Valentine Wall Come and post a note on our Valentine Wall – tell us what you love this month, for example a poem, a recipe, a place to visit, a film you’ve loved or even a special person. The ‘wall’ is for children too. Collect your Valentine Post-It from the counter, and add your love to the wall…. Saturday 4th February to the end of the month. HALS IAG/Promotional Session The Haringey Adult Learning Service is now able to offer some free accredited courses to people on Job Seekers’ Allowance and/or people who are actively seeking work and are in receipt of benefits. We will be holding a HALS IAG session on Monday 6th February, from 10.00 to 1.00pm. FAPL AGM – The Future of FAPL All members welcome. Refreshments provided. Monday 6th February, 7.00pm

Half Term in the Library All of our usual activities will be running during half term, but we will also be offering an additional craft session, where children can make valentine cards. Tuesday 14th February, 3.00 to 5.00pm drop in. Forum We are launching a new discussion group this month, to be held in the library every 4 to 6 weeks, on a Saturday afternoon. The first topic for discussion is ‘Is a Classless Society Possible?’ If you feel like airing your views, or are just interested in listening, please come along. Saturday 11th February, 2.00 to 3.00pm Recycling in Haringey Haringey Council is now working in partnership with Veolia to provide a full range of waste collection and disposal services. Veolia will be holding an information table in the library on Thursday 16th February, 10.00 to 1.00pm Lunchtime Piano Concert Maureen Hanscombe will be presenting a programme of ‘Gershwin to Sondheim’. Thursday 16th February, 12.30pm Children’s Events Children’s Book Club The next meeting will be on Friday 24th February, 4.30 to 5.15pm.This month’s book is ‘The Considine Curse’ by Gareth Jones ‘Movers and Shakers’ A half hour session incorporating songs, rhymes and baby signing, instruments, bubbles and parachutes! Tuesdays 10.30 to 11.00am for 12 months and under, Wednesdays 10.00 to 10.30 for all ages, Thursdays 10.00 to 10.30am for mixed ages. Please call 0203 0838887 to book, or online at www.theplayingspace.co.uk/moversandshakers. Under 5s Singing Session – Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs for Children and Carers Mondays 10.30 to 11.00am. This event is free Under 5s Story Time Fridays 10.30 to 10.50 Stay and Play Bring your children for a play session. Wednesdays 10.30 to11.00am Children’s Craft Every Thursday from 3.00 to 4.30pm

Adult events

Alexandra Park Library Community Choir Rehearsals every Wednesday evening, from 7.00 to 9.00pm. New members always welcome. Senior Citizen’s Coffee Morning Every Thursday, 10.30 to 12.00pm First Byte Basic computer skills classes. Please call the library to book your place. Every Tuesday 4.00 to 5.00pm. FAPL Book Club ‘Wedlock’ by Wendy Moore Wednesday 8th February, 3.45pm Art Exhibition To end February – Ruth Hutchinson Safer Neighbourhoods Public Meeting To confirm date, contact Alexandra Team 0208 721 2675

Forum
We are launching a new discussion group this month, to be held in the library every 4 to 6 weeks, on a Saturday afternoon. The first topic for discussion is ‘Is a Classless Society Possible?’ If you feel like airing your views, or are just interested in listening, please come along. Saturday 11th February, 2.00 to 3.00pm

Coombes Croft Library Tottenham High Road, London, N17 8AG Tel: 020 8489 8771 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9-7 & Sat 9-5
New! Free Fun For Families, is in partnership with the North EastTottenh am Children’s Centres and Coombes Croft Library. Saturdays 10.30 to 11.30. from the 28th January to 31st March. Free fun for Families A series of morning shows with stories, puppets, magic, theatre production, rhythm and songs Saturdays 10.30 to 11.30 am Jactito Theatre
Puppet show. Hippo the hippopotamus needs help finding her glasses in the jungle Saturday 4th February 10.30 to 11.30 Mr Squash Monster laughs, songs and magic. Help Mr Squash stop shivering and make friends with the puppet monsters Saturday 11th February Show yet to be confirmed Phone the library for details Saturday 18th February Kate Corkery (from Spud and Yam) Stories with rhymes and sing along songs with action Saturday 25th February 10.30 to 11.30

Bee Keeping Course A 7 weeks course starting Wednesday 8 February from 6 to 8 pm. National Libraries Day Events for Adult and Children Saturday 4 February all day The Origami Club for Children Learn how to fold and cut paper to create three dimensional origami models Mondays 4.00 to 5.00 pm Valentine’s Day Craft Event for Children Monday 13 February from 3.45 to 4.45 pm Drama Workshop for Children Thursdays 4 to 5 pm Homework Support Numeracy and Maths support KS2 to GCSE level Chemistry and Physics homework support Support with practical questions and past exam questions KS3 up to GCSE Friday 4.00 to 5.30

Please note changes to the time schedule

One Minute HIV Testing Service Every Wednesday between 3.30pm and 6.30pm Free, Fast and Confidential Drop in for a rapid HIV test as well as advice and information on safer sex. No appointment needed. “Know your status and keep safe!” Next Step Help with Jobs, CV, Employment, Courses Fridays 10 am to 12 noon Beginners Spanish for Adults with Lourdes Mondays 5.30 to 7 pm The Computer Club Learn basic IT skills using my guide online course. Every Tuesday and Thursday 11.00 to 1.00 Embrace UK-Physical Exercises A programme of one hour weekly stretch Exercises Wednesdays and Fridays 11.30 to 12.30 The Art Group Come along and explore different art media Wednesdays 12.30 to 1.30 PHASCA ‘Our Back Yard’ Exploring Nature – Our back yard is an intergenerational project which aims to bring the young and older generation together.The project will feature creative workshops and activities, discussions and debates. For dates and time- Phone Eleni Markou at the library -0208 489 8771 or Lynette Charles at PHASCA -0208 800 0227 Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry Workshop Do knitting patterns leave you confused? Would you like to create your own tapestry artwork or try embroidery? Mondays 1.00 to 3.00 Rise! Empowerment Get Ready for Employment and find out about; • In work benefits, • Job search hints and tips, • Support services • One to one, advice and guidance on employment. Wednesdays 11.00 to 3.00. The Iranian Community Support Club is run by the Iranian Welfare Association offering a variety of activities. As well as the opportunity to network and meet new friends. Fridays 1.30 to 3.00 Pattern Cutting Workshop For beginners and the more experienced. Every Wednesday from 1.00 to 3.00

New additional session on Fridays!

Beginners French Starting with the basics Join a small group for a study of French. Contact the library for dates. The Book Club The group meet on the third Thursday of the month, 6.00 to 8.00. Phone the library for further details. Literacy and ESOL Support - For beginners Join a small group for conversation and a study of English, grammar, vocabulary etc. Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.00 Thursdays 9.30 to 11.00 and 11.00 to 12.30 ESOL Support Learning English? Join a small group for conversation and a study of English, grammar, vocabulary etc. Wednesday, 9.30 to 11.00 IAPT weekly counselling sessions Mondays, 9.00 to 1.00 By appointment Young Adults Let’s Play WII Wednesdays 5.00 to 6.30 Children’s Activities Spanish class with Lourdes Fridays 3.30 to 5.00 French is Fun with Emmanuel Wednesdays 3.30 to 5.00 Family Activity: Sing and Play Mondays 10 to 11 am Family Activity: Story time and Songs Wednesdays 10.30 to 11 am Family Activity: Messy morning and Sing Along Fridays 10 to 11 am The Saturday Club A variety of Art and Crafts for families. 2.00 to 3.00 pm Contact the library for dates

Join your local Haringey library on Saturday 4th February 2012 and look out for National Libraries Day celebration events.

Highgate Library 1 Shepherds Hill, London, N6 5QJ Tel: 020 8489 8772 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9-7 Sat 9-5
Special Events Dickens Day at Highgate Library Saturday 4th February Join our celebrations to mark National Libraries Day and the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Pick up a Dickens book, audio-book or DVD and enjoy Dickens readings from 2.00pm - complete with Dickensinspired refreshments! Our Dickens Highgate pub crawl starts at 5.00pm and features many local points of interest – Dickens first visited Highgate in 1832, and returned regularly. Open Book : Highgate Library Reading Group Last Monday of the month at 6.00pm – new members welcome. Next meeting: Monday 27th February discussing Truth and Consequences by Alison Lurie First Byte Computer Sessions for Adults Get Online with Go On! Booking essential as places are limited – call 020 8489 8772 Wednesdays 1.00pm to 3.00pm Recycling and Waste Information drop-in Wednesday 22nd February 2.00pm to 5.00pm Haringey Veolia will be providing important information regarding changes to waste collection services that will be happening soon. Includes the opportunity to speak to an Outreach Officer face-to-face and to ask questions. IAPT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Anxious, depressed or feeling low? Book an appointment on: 0208 275 4032 or contact iapt@haringey.nhs.uk Meditation classes – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times Mondays 6th, 13th and 20th February from 10.30am to 11.15 am. No need to book in advance – just register when you arrive. For more info. contact Heruka Centre: 020 8455 7563 info@meditateinlondon.com| www.meditateinlondon.com

Adult Activitie s

Librarie s for Health

Woodlan d Garden Events Children ’s Activitie s

Gardening Group Come along and give a hand in making the library garden flourish for everyone! The group meets at 10.00am on the third Saturday of the month – Saturday 18 th February Sing & Play Every Wednesday from 11.00am to 12.00noon Kumon Maths & English Contact Manju 020 8202 7088 Mondays 3.45pm to 5.45pm & Wednesdays 3.45pm to 5.45pm French For Children Saturdays 10.00am to 10.30am Contact Kate on 079123 07928 Decorate A Valentine’s Heart – Craft Event for Children Friday 3rd February 2.30pm to 4.30pm Make A Valentine’s Day Card - Craft Event for Children Tuesday 14th February 2.30pm to 3.30pm Family Drop in – Activity time for Children Craft activities for children. Parents are welcome to join in. Every Friday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Movers and Shakers Music and movement for 0 to 3’s. Every Monday at 10.30am – for toddlers NEW! Starting Thursday 2nd February Every Thursday at 11.45am - for babies To book a space please visit our website : www.theplayingspace.co.uk/moversandshakers Or email moversandshakers@theplayingspace.co.uk Or phone : 020 3083 8887

Dickens Day at Highgate Library Saturday 4th February

Join us for Dickens readings, Dickensian themed refreshments and a Dickens-inspired Highgate pub crawl

Hornsey Library Haringey Park, London, N8 9JA Tel: 0208 489 1118 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9 to 7, Sat 9 to 5 & Sun 12 to 4
Exhibitions Photography Exhibition: Crouch End Imagined and Observed Dates: Monday 13th to Saturday 25th February 2012 Venue: The Original Gallery, Hornsey Library Contact: 020 84891419 or visit www.haringey.gov.uk/theoriginalgallery for more information Exhibition: The Phoenix: 100 Years Wednesday 1st to Wednesday 29th February 2012. Ground Floor Adult Library The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley is London’s oldest purpose-built cinema, celebrating its centenary in 2010. This touring exhibition looks at the history of The Phoenix and some of its competitors, including The Gaumont at North Finchley and Muswell Hill’s four cinemas. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Talking Pictures Film Night ‘The Ladykillers’ (1955) cert: U Dir: Alexander Mackendrick. In this Ealing Comedy classic, five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. Thursday 2nd February 7.00pm Sunday Afternoon Piano Recital Lola Oduwole performing a programme of poems written by Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, et al, set to music by African-American composer Leslie H Adams, including excerpts from Bolcom’s ‘Sally Hemings’. 19th February 2012 at 2.00pm Contact Maria Gopaul on 0208 489 1429 for further details . Workshop: Get A Sketchbook Supported by The Arts Council, Handmade Art Workshops invites you to take part in these free events. An artist, printmaker and bookbinder will show you how to print a book cover with an etching press, then how to make, and bind your own sketchbook. Venue: The Original Gallery, Hornsey Library Dates: Monday 30th January & Monday 6th February Book by calling 07539062056 or by emailing handmadeartworkshops@gmail.com

Film Night

Special Events

Children’s Events

Children’s Activities

Adult Activities

National Storytelling Week 28th January – 4th February 2012 Stories from Around The World with Michaela Ritucci Thursday 2nd February 2.00 to 3.00pm Invited classes only. Author event with Derek Kielty Tuesday 7th February 2.00 to 3.00pm Invited classes only. Valentine’s Craft Session Create and decorate your Valentine’s heart Tuesday 14th February 2.00 to 3.00pm All ages welcome Under 5’s story time Every Monday 10.30 to 11.00am Rhyme Time (term time only) Every Tuesday 11.00 to 11.30am Movers and Shakers Music and movement for 0 to 3’s Every Wednesday 10.00am Toddlers; 11.00am Babies To book a place please visit www.theplayingspace.co.uk/moversandshakers, email: moversandshakers@theplayingspace.co.uk or telephone: 020 30838887. Thursday Drop In Term time only 9.30 to 11.30am, singing starts at 10.30am Dad’s Drop In Storytime for Dads and children Saturday 18th February 11.00 to 11.30am Chatterbooks Reading Group Saturday 18th February 2.00pm to 3.00pm. Talking Book Group First Monday of the month Monday 6th February 11.00am to 12.30pm Call Neil Harvey on 0208 489 1425 for details Make Friends With A Book A different kind of book group, where we read, talk and share together. No need to read in advance. Join in as you wish. Every Monday 2.00 to 4.00pm. Please email Marina.1511@tiscali.co.uk for details NEW Pilates Class Suitable for all abilities, beginners welcome Every Tuesday 10.00 to 11.00 am, £7 per session. Call Louise Wallis 07970 577 750 for details www.pro-pilates.com Crouch End Poetry Group Tuesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm Spring Term 12 weeks 10th January to 8th May 2012 Call Catharine Scholnick 07805977853 for details.

Information and Advice

First Byte Computer Sessions for complete beginners Every Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Call Essy or Susan on 0208 489 1413 /1429 for bookings NEW from the IFLibrary Song Making Workshop with Carl Hodson Every Wednesday 11.30am to 12.45 Email hodson_carl@hotmail.com for details. Word for Word Creative Writing Workshop Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.00pm Contact: Brian, briandoc67@yahoo.co.uk NEW from the IFLibrary Philosophy Learning Circle Every Thursday 11.00am to 12noon Email david.barry@mac.com Senior Citizens’ Drop In Friday 10th February 10.00am to 12.30 Call Neil Harvey on 0208 489 1425 for details. Word for Word Novelists Group Saturday 25th February 10.00am to 12noon Contact: Hilary Bailey, hilary@hilarybailey.wannadoo.co.uk The Knit Café bring your knitting to the IFLibrary Café Every Saturday 11.00am to 1.00pm Knit and chat over coffee and cake. Hornsey Reading Group February title: ‘Thérèse Raquin’ by Émile Zola Saturday 4th February 3.00pm March title will be ‘The Sense of an Ending’ by Julian Barnes New members welcome. Please telephone 0208 489 1429 for details. Yoga Session Every Sunday at 12.30 to 1.30pm NEW Pregnancy Yoga Every Sunday 1.45 to 2.45pm For further information ring 07779 594 985 Stroke Awareness Drop In Stroke information/prevention advice Second Monday of every month 11.00am to 2.00pm Environmental Advice Drop-in Energy saving information and advice sessions. Monday 6th February 2.00 to 4.30pm Please ring Daniel 07557 491 850 for further information. Family Inclusion Drop In Family support for drugs/alcohol issues First Tuesday of every month 1.00 to 3.00pm

BUBIC Drug awareness Drop In First Tuesday of every month 2.00 to 4.00pm Pension Service Advice Every Wednesday 1.00 to 3.30pm Appointment only, please book at the desk. Phoenix Group Drop In Sight awareness First Wednesday of every month 3.00 to 5.00pm Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol Drop-in First Friday of every month 1.30 to 4.00pm

Marcus Garvey Library 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA Tel: 020 8489 5309 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9-7, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12 - 4
Special Events Children’s Activities Art Exhibition until Tuesday 14th February 2012 Katie McMorrow – New Young Artist Will be holding her first exhibition. Exhibits include a range of Prints, Watercolours, Drawings and Altered Art. Children,s London Book Swap Event Saturday 25th February 2012. From 10.00am to 4.00pm Bring along a book to swap and make an accordion book.

PHASCA’S Saturday Homework Club English, Maths, Science and French tutors for pupils between 812 years of age. Begins Saturday 21st January 2012. Term Time Only For ages 8 – 12 years: 10.00am to 12.00noon For ages 13 – 18 years: 12.30pm to 2.30pm Please note that there is a one off £5 registration fee per year. Call children’s Library for details: 0208 489 5360 Story Time and Sing-Along for Toddlers. Every Monday 10.30am to 11.30am Wii Games (Term Time Only) Every Monday for Primary School Children & every Wednesday for Secondary School children. From 4.00pm to 5.00pm. Times will vary during School holidays. Please ask children’s library staff for more details: call 0208 489 5360 Messy Morning for under 5s Craft activity and sing-along for pre-school children Every Tuesday, from 10.30am to 11.30am Come & Play for Pre-School Children Dressing Up and Toys for children Every Wednesday & Friday from 10.00am to 12.00 noon Stay and Play Sing-along & play for Pre-school Children Every Thursday from 11.00am to 12.00noon Family Story-Time Every Saturday from 11.00am to 11.30am

Adult Activities

Chatterbooks Book Club for 8 –12 years of age Saturday 4th February 2012. From 3pm to 4pm Let your voice be heard in the New Year and get chatting about your new exciting reads! Come and join us for an interactive session where you can get creative making up your own stories, discovering new words and genres in a hands on, jam-packed fun session Children’s Traditional Board Games Available on request. Teenage Reading Group Saturday 11th February 2012. From 2.30pm - .3.30pm For further details contact Damla, the Children’s Librarian on 020 8489 5360 Veolia Environmental Services Free advice on Local Recycling Services- drop in on the first Tuesday of every month between 1.00pm to 3.00pm Go On Computer Sessions for Adults Computer Sessions for complete beginners Learn how to surf the internet /open new email account/shop online & more  Tuesdays 11.00am to 1.00pm  Fridays 11.00am to 1.00pm To book contact 0208 489 5350 One Minute HIV Testing Service @ Marcus Garvey Library Every Tuesday between 4.00pm and 6.30pm Free, Fast and ConfidentialDrop in for a rapid HIV test as well as advice and information on safer sex. No appointment needed. Senior Citizens’ Drop In Tuesday 14th & 28th February 2012 at 11.00am to 12.30 pm Contact Neil on 07813976429 Marcus Garvey Book Group Thursday 16th February 2012 from 7pm Contact Neil on 07813976429 Mind in Haringey – Information Stall Thursday 16th February 2012. From 10.00am to 12.00noon Next Step @ Marcus Garvey Library Every Wednesday between 10.00am to 1.00pm Helping people get back into employment and also assisting with C.V’s, courses and provide interview skills. Contact: Priya – email address: nikpri@hotmail.com Sankofa Reading Group Friday 24th February 2012 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm Reading and discussing “So Long a Letter” by Mariama Ba - To join contact Doris 0208 489 2780

IAPT - NHS Support Service Mondays 12.00noon to 5.00pm, Thurs & Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm Last Thursday of the month 9.00am to 11.00am & 1.00pm to 5.00pm To book call 0208 442 6888 or iapt@haringey.nhs.uk NHS Haringey Support Service Outreach for Cancer Awareness and Cancer Screening Information on Breast, Cervical and Bowel Cancer Every Tuesday between 10.30am- 3.30pm @ Marcus Garvey Library University of the 3rd Age Poetry Reading @ Marcus Garvey Library Wednesday 15th February 2012. From 2.00pm to 3.00pm The Reading Garden Calling all green hands for the New Year! Fancy a spot of gardening? Pop in on Fridays between 10.00am-12.00pm for a cup of tea and a chat, and a whole lot of fun in the Reading Garden.

Sankofa Reading Group “So Long a Letter” by Mariama Ba.
In "So Long a Letter" one gets the deep feelings of an African woman, a middle aged Senegalese school teacher called Ramatoulaye, an educated Muslim mother, who got abandoned by her husband, and who is finally faced with the new position in her life as a widow.

Friday 24th February 2012 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Muswell Hill Library 1 Queen’s Avenue, London, N10 3PE Tel: 020 8489 8773 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9-7 & Sat 9-5
Adult events Safer neighbourhoods Public meeting Dates to be confirmed- please call us. Muswell Hill Team 020 8721 2766 Please contact directly for more details Fortis Green Team 020 8721 2506 Please contact directly for more details. Confidential Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy Every Friday 2.00pm to 5.00pm Contact 07817375031 to book in advance Go-On Computer Sessions for Adults. Learn the internet basics, including surfing the web, shopping online and e-mails. Booking essential, as places are limited. Monday 2.00 to 3.00pm or Wednesday 10.00 to 11.00am Muswell Hill Library Book Club. Friday 17th February 2012 12.20 to 1.20pm when we will be reading A Concise Chinese – English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. Contact staff if you would like to join. Muswell Hill Library Reading Group Monday 27th February 6.15 to 7.30pm. Will be discussing Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier. Contact staff if you would like to join. Put your name on the mailing list and reserve the book – it’s that easy! Afternoon Coffee with Muswell Hill Library. Tuesday 28th February 2.00 to 3.00pm Enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee. Recycling Drop-in organised by Veolia. Monday 13th February 10am to 1pm Rhyme Time Singing Session Mondays Enjoy all your favourite songs and stories and borrow books. 11.00 to 11.30am Movers & Shakers Music and movement for the 0-3’s, including songs, rhymes and bubbles. Every Tuesday from 10am. Fee applicable and booking essential. www.theplayingspace.co.uk/moversandshakers Email: moversandshakers@theplayingspace.co.uk (include the venue, time, your child's full name and your mobile number) Telephone: 020 30838887.

Childrens events

Special Children’s Activities

Messy Morning (term time only) Come to the library and make a messy craft using different materials each week. Every Wednesday 10.00am to 12noon Chatterbooks Reading Group Do you love reading, are you aged 9 years or over… then join Chatterbooks, talk about the books you love, meet new friends and explore new authors at Muswell Hill Library. Fortnightly Tuesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm please contact staff directly for exact dates 0208 489 8774 Celebrate National Story Telling Week with Muswell Hill Library Monday 30th January 11.00 to 11.30 Special story time session Friday 3rd February 3.30 to 4.00pm After school stories National Libraries Day Saturday 4th February 11.00 to 12.00noon. Learn about the first library books and make your own scroll. Half term valentines craft, make cards for all the people you love Wednesday 15th February 10.00 to 12noon. Enjoy making cards for all your friends and family. Use glitter, felt-tips, sequins and paint to make your own design. Half Term Craft with Germaine. Friday 17th February 2.00 to 3.00. Do something creative this half term, come to the library and enjoy our fun half term craft activity.

Muswell Hill Toy Library Queen’s Avenue, London, N10 3PE 0208 Opening Times: Mon 2.00-3.30pm, Thurs & Fri 9.30am 12 noon
Toy Library Stories and Music with Liz: Mondays 2.30 to 3.00pm Events Stories and Music with Liz: Thursdays 11.00 to 11.30am

St Ann’s Library Cissbury Road, London, N15 5PU Tel: 020 8489 8775 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9-7 and Sat 9-5
Special Events Exhibition Same Sex Kiss: a collection of image collage works by GFEST artistic director & multimedia artist Niranjan Kamatkar. Showing as part of Gay History Month. St Ann’s Library Community Garden Project Public Meeting If you are interested in our community garden and you would like to help come to this meeting. The aim is to discuss how to get more people involved and develop the garden so it can be enjoyed by the local community. Wednesday 1st February, 12.00noon. National Libraries Day Celebrate National Libraries Day by joining your local library. If you are already a member, come and visit us. Coffee Morning for adults and messy morning for children. Saturday 4th February, 10.30 to 11.30am Coffee Morning - New Pop-in to the library to meet people, have a chat and a coffee. Every Thursday 10.30am to 12.00noon Toys at St Ann’s Library - New We now have toys that you can borrow and take home or use in the library to play. Ask a member of staff for more details. Stay and Play Under Fives Drop In [Term Time] Story time, singing and rhyme for children and their carers. Children have fun while are introduced to books and reading. Wednesdays 10.00 to 10.30am Messy Mornings for Children and their Families Come and join us in exciting craft activities. We explore different techniques and materials to make fun-things. We use hand and sponge painting, collage and play dough. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Every Saturday 10.30 to 11.30am Homework Club [Term Time] Are you in primary school and need help with your homework? Pop-in to the library and ask a member of staff. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30 to 5.00pm.

Children’s Activities

Kumon Maths and English Tuition Kumon Method of Learning allows your child to become confident, independent and self-learner with a positive attitude to study. They develop skills that will help them realise their full potential whilst enjoying learning Maths and English which compliments the school curriculum. For more information please contact Mr Shah on 020 8362 0960. Monday and Wednesday 3.30 to 6.00pm Board Games for Children Test your skills with dominoes, scrabble, ludo, draughts, chess and many more. Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.00pm and Saturdays 3.30pm to 5.00pm Wii Fridays for Children and Young People Hang out at St Ann's library and play the Wii. Have fun while strength, balance and hand and eye co-ordination. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Every Friday 5.00 to 6.30pm Adult Activities St Ann’s Book Club Are you interested in reading? Would you like to discuss books with other book lovers? Come and join St Ann’s Book club. Please contact the library for the title of the February book. Monday 27th February, 6.30pm HALS Courses in 2012 More courses and taster sessions will take place in February 2012. Call HALS on 020 8489 2500 for details and to enrol. Ask a member of library staff for a brochure. Legs, Bums and Tums A toning and conditioning class that will give you a full body workout including cardio and muscular fitness. A great starting point to develop strength and confidence, so good for beginners. This course is taught by a professional tutor. Fees are £40 or £20 concessions. You will need to enrol for this course. Please ask at the library or call HALS on 020 8489 2500. Every Friday, 10.30 to 11.30am. Starts 20th January to 30th March

Introduction to Drawing Techniques Explore traditional and non-traditional methods of drawing from observation and imagination. This course is taught by a professional tutor. Fees are £65 or £33 concessions. You will need to enrol for this course. Please ask at the library or call HALS on 020 8489 2500. Every Friday, 1.30 to 3.30pm. Starts 20th January to 30th March New ECDL Essentials - New This course consists of three exams, leading to the level 1 qualification. Registration £25.00 or £12.50 Conc. Exam fees apply. Please contact HALS to enrol. Thursday 9.30am-3.30pm Starting 2nd February to 29th March. This course is free for Job seekers. Please call HALS on 020 8489 2596 for more information. Line Dancing for All This is a fun activity and great for keeping fit. It is organised by the Older and Bolder Group Every Tuesday 2.00 to 4.00pm Tiverton Cypriot Elderly & Disabled Group Every Wednesday from 10.00am to 2.00pm First Byte Computer Sessions for Adults Short courses run on a monthly basis. Ask a member of staff for details. Tuesdays 1.00 to 3.00pm Venture Club for the Blind and Partially-sighted Every Friday from 12.30 to 3.00pm St Ann’s Community Garden Project Do you like gardening? Come and join the St Ann’s Library Community Garden Project. Meet other garden enthusiasts and share your gardening skills with other residents. It’s fun and keeps you fit. Just drop-in at 12.00noon on a Wednesday. We provide tools and gardening gloves. Age Concern Keep Fit Classes Every Tuesday 10.00 to 11.00am and Thursday 10.00 to 12noon Knitting for All Learn how to read a pattern and make fabulous garments, in a warm friendly atmosphere, come and share ideas and meet new people! We provide wool and knitting needles for beginners. Children are welcome. Please call the library for details Every Saturday 3.30 to 4.45pm

Stroud Green Library Quernmore Road, London, N4 4QR Tel: 020 8489 8776 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9-7 & Sat 9-5
Regular children’s events Monday [Term Time only] Messy afternoon craft activity Come to the library for a messy craft activity using different materials each week. 2.00 to 3.00pm Tuesday Story time [Term Time only] 2.30 to 3.00pm Wednesday Drop-in. 10:00am to 11.30am Stay and Play - Toys and songs for all to enjoy. Rhyme time singing session is at 10.45am. Friday - Movers and Shakers 10.45 to 11.15am A half hour session incorporating songs, rhymes and baby signing, instruments, bubbles and parachutes!
Please note Fees apply. For details & booking enquiries: Telephone: 020 3083 8887. Online: www.theplayingspace.co.uk/moversandshakers Email: moversandshakers@theplayingspace.co.uk (include the venue, time, your child's full name and your mobile number)

Special Children’s Events

Adult Events

Friday [Term Time only] Rhyme time singing session 2.30 to 3.00pm Spanish sessions for children with Magnolia: Learn introductory Spanish in a fun and relaxed environment 2:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday 4th and Saturday 18th February 2012 Thursday 2nd February 2012 Storyteller to Celebrate National Storytelling Week: Monday 30th January to Friday 3rd February 2012 Stories from around the world. Pre-booked session Class visit only. 11:00am Tuesday 7th February 2012 Author & Storyteller Derek Keilty reads ‘Will Gallows’ a fantasy set in the Wild West Pre-booked session School visit only 11:00am Go On: Computer Courses for Adults: Computer and internet course using www.go-on.co.uk a great online tool for learning vital computer skills. Every Monday and Thursday from 10.00 to 12.00pm

Stroud Green Residents Association Meetings For more information contact Kit Greveson kit.greveson@googlemail.com for details Join the Friends of Stroud Green Library Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/friendsofstroudgreenlibrary You can do this at home or at Stroud Green Library. Knowing Thru Growing Gardening Group The KTG Gardening group meet on Tuesdays at Stroud Green Library from 11:00am to 1:00pm For more information look at knowingthrugrowing@me.com

Knowing Thru Growing Gardening Group Special Event: Saturday 18th February 2012
Spring is in the Air 12.00-4.30pm at Stroud Green and Harringay Library Free entry - donations welcome As the sunlight becomes stronger and signs of new growth begin to appear, shrug off winter caution and enjoy some earthy delights at Knowing Thru Growing's spring spectacular. 12.00-1.00pm 'KTG' Library garden tours and gardening session 1.00-3.00pm Low maintenance gardening talk with Urban Harvest: 'Get to know Your Alliums' 3.00-4.30pm Music and poems to touch your heart, Urban Harvest teas and cocktails. Soup available by donation for expenses. Knowing Thru Growing film screenings and seed swapping throughout the afternoon. All welcome - join us for the whole afternoon or just drop in when you can.

Wood Green Library High Road, London, N22 6XD Tel: 020 8489 2700 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 8.45-7, Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-4.00
Special Event Film Night: GFEST Bytes Screening of sensational short films selected from GFEST Gaywise FESTIVAL 2011 programme, as a part of LGBT history month (February 2012) in Haringey: Monday 20th February, 7.00 to 9.00pm Author Event: Low Carbon Living Talk Prashant Vaze, author of Economical Environmentalist and member of Haringey's Low Carbon Commission, explains how he cost effectively reduced his carbon emissions. Plus experiences from the Highgate Energy Monitoring Project: 22 homes in 5 teams competed to reduce their energy use. Wednesday 29th February, 7.00 to 8.00pm Business Advice & Seminars Gain practical and confidential one-to-one advice Every Tuesday, 10.00 to 2.00pm. Booking essential for all 020 8489 2780 6 Degree’s Club – Business Forum Join the 6 Degrees Club - for business entrepreneurs to meet other like minded business oriented individuals and brain storm ideas in order to harness potential contacts to further develop a business growth. Meetings held every fourth Wednesday of the month, 22nd February 5.00 to 7.00pm Wood Green Reading Group Please contact 020 8489 2771 Theatre for Mankind Regular, monthly workshops in creative writing and performance Examines as well as openly discusses all aspects of contemporary theatre. Monday 20th February 3.30 to 7.00pm Turkish Literary Group Monday 20th February, 12.00 to 2.00pm Bengali Writers’ Group Friday 3rd February, 4.30 to 6.30pm Urdu Poetry Group Sat. 4th February, 1.00 to 5.00pm HU3A – Haringey’s University of the 3 rd Age Every Wednesday 1.00 to 3.00pm in Room 11, except the 1st Wednesday of the month when we hold members' meeting in the Gallery, 12.45 to 2.45pm. Get Online with Go On! Weekly Computer Sessions Booking essential. Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 to 11.00am Older People’s Drop In Friday 24th February, 1.30 to 3.30pm

Business Events

Clubs and Courses

Health and Wellbeing

Weatherstone Therapies Holistic Fair Saturday 11th February 2.15 to 4.30pm. Free Entry Call 020 8340 0566 for more information. Macmillan Cancer Support Information Drop In Wednesday 1st February, 1.00 to 3.00pm Haringey Phoenix Group Advice and information for blind and partially sighted adults. Fortnightly on Mondays 2.00 to 5.00pm (13th and 27th February) Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol Information Drop In If you’re worried about your own drinking or that of someone close to you, HAGA offer a free and confidential service to those affected by alcohol. Every first Monday of the month, 6th February 1.30 to 4.00pm Stroke Information Drop In Information on prevention, management, rehabilitation and more. Every first Wednesday of the month 1st February 11.00 to 1.00pm Retired Nurses Meetings NEW – Every first Monday of the month 1.00 to 4.00pm Environmental Advice Sessions Drop-in for free one-to-one advice on how to save energy and money off your bills! Free energy-saving items also available. 1st Monday of every month, 6th February 10.00 to 12.30pm Adoption and Fostering Information Sessions Come to one of the sessions to find out everything you need to know about: Adoption Wednesday 15th February, 6.00 to 8.00pm Fostering Thursday 23rd February, 6.00 to 8.00 pm Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism Dialogues Our Buddhist practice exists so that we can attain indestructible happiness. Wednesday 15th February 11.00 to 12.00pm, and Saturday 25th February, 1.00 to 2.00pm Different Strokes Every Monday and Wed. 10.00 to 1.00pm Call John on 020 8340 4359 Fitness for life Class Improve your flexibility and posture, increase your stamina and feel energised. Every Monday 2.15 to 3.15pm and Wednesday 10.00 to 11am. £3 per class. For more information contact Kiki 07903 582 883. Hatha Yoga Class Friendly class, all levels welcomed. Every Monday 1.00 to 2.00pm; £7.50 per class or £24 for 4. Please contact Marie Flore: 020 8341 0414 NHS Health Trainers Free one-to-one confidential support and guidance to help you to: Eat healthier, Lose Weight, Be more active, Stop smoking Call to make an appointment with your local Health Trainer 020 8344 3169 Age Concern Drop In Thursdays 9.30 to 12.30pm

Children’s Activities

Youth Library

Quit Smoking Drop In Every Wednesday from 12.00 to 2.00pm Weight Watchers Thursdays 12.30 to 2.00pm Call 0845 345 1500 Gaywise Drop In Evenings Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of month, 2nd and 16th February 6.00 to 8.00pm. For more info call 020 8889 9555 IAPT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Contact 0208 442 6888 or iapt@haringey.nhs.uk (Appointments only) Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 1.00 to 5.00pm. Play & Stay Session (Term time only) - Every Monday Singing 10.30 to 11.00am; Toy Play Session: 11.00am to 12noon Messy Mornings (Term time only) Every Tuesday 10.00 to 11.00am (singing 11 to 11.20am) Story time for under 5s Every Wednesday 11.00 to 11.30am Love Your Libraries Day There will be colouring sheets available all day. Saturday 4th February. Charles Dickens Birthday Make an Oliver Twist Comic. Tuesday 7th February 4.00 to 5.00pm Half Term Events Tues. 14th Feb. Valentine’s Day Messy Morning Craft 10 to 11am Thursday 16th Feb. Valentine’s Treasure Hunt (runs all day). Kumon Maths & English Tuition Kumon Method of Learning allows your child to become confident, independent and self-learner with a positive attitude to study. They develop skills that will help them realise their full potential whilst enjoying learning in Maths and English which complements the school curriculum. The habit of daily study and attending the Centre twice a week improves their concentration and motivates them to achieve their academic goals. Every Tuesday, 4.00 to 6.00pm, Thursday, 4.00 to 5.30pm Every Saturday, 9.00am to 2.00pm Call Bindu Shah 020 8362 0960 First Class Learning Tuition Would you like your child to feel more confident, help them realise their potential and enjoy learning in English and Maths? The FCL Maths Programme uses a range of resources to cover all the essential areas of the National School Curriculum. Call Poonam 0208 731 8696 for more information Every Tuesday from 4.00 to 6.00pm Youth Community and Participation Service (Formerly known as Connexions). Gain advice on education, employment, benefits, sexual health and more. Every Monday and Wednesday, 2.00 to 5.00pm. Tel 0808 001 3219

Youthwise Evening Drop In A new free service for young LGBT people 13-19. Every 2nd Thursday, 16th February 5.30 to 7.00pm

Bruce Castle Museum Lordship Lane, N17 8NU Tel: 020 8808 8772 Opening Times: Wed to Sun, 1 - 5pm

Exhibitions

Reminiscen ce Café at the Castle Lunchtime Talk

Faces to Names: Portraits of People Behind Haringey From 1 February to 29 April 2012 A brand new exhibition by artist Brendon O’ Hanlon. Coleraine Gallery Objects in Focus: Merman From 25 January to 18 March 2012 A touring exhibition from the Horniman Museum Ground Floor Carrying the Torch for Haringey: the Past, Present and Future of Our Sporting Heritage Until March 2012 100 years of sporting excellence, achievement and ambition with original items from the 1948 Olympic Games in the borough and more recent sporting trials Supported by the Haringey 2012 Fund Broadwater Farm: the story of a community 1967 - 2010 Until March 2012 Built between 1967 and 1971, 'The Farm' is home to 4,000 people. This exhibition curated by Odin Biddulph charts the achievements of the community and the changes following the disturbances 26 years ago. Location: First Floor Compton gallery Drop-in Reminiscence Tuesday 21 February 2pm to 4pm Bring your memories take a look at a few objects and share your stories over a cup of tea and a biscuit or two. The Lancasterian School System Monday 27th February 2012 Doors open at noon. Talk begins12.15pm It has been 200 years since it was established. Peter Brown, Deborah Hedgecock and Christine Protz examine the Lancasterian School System: its influence and achievements.

Evening Talk

Event

Objects in Focus: Merman Wednesday 29 February 2012 Paulo Viscardi Curator at the Horniman Museum, and Ross MacFarlane, Research Officer at the Wellcome Library, on a voyage of discovery across oceans, through time and into the realm of the merman. Doors open 7.00pm, talk begins 7.30pm. Free Admission The British Chinese Food Culture Project Saturday 4 February 1pm to 4pm Sunday 5 February 2pm to 4pm Speakers, workshops, refreshments and displays from the Ming-Ai (London) Institute. Free Admission Love Vintage at the Castle
Our vintage fair for mothering Sunday

You liked the first one, so we are doing it again on 18 March 2012. 11am to 4.30pm Admission: £1.50 Stall-holders, £25 per table: please email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk for full details and a booking form. Come and treat your mum or yourself; lovely gifts from stalls selling vintage & vintage-inspired clothing, books, accessories and collectables. Enjoy tea and cake with your mum. Take her to be pampered at our beauty stall! FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT BRUCE CASTLE
Drop-in Sundays 2.00pm to 4.00pm

From 22 January 2012 (No child under 8 admitted without an adult and no adult admitted without an accompanying child). Playgroups etc, by prior arrangement.

STEAM DAYS AT MARKFIELD BEAM ENGINE & MUSEUM Markfield Road, Tottenham, N15 4RB 100 horsepower of Victorian beam engine under live steam!
Open ~ Second Sunday Each Month 11.00am to 4.00pm For full details and events go to http://www.mbeam.org/

HALS (Haringey Adult Learning Service) 2nd Floor, Wood Green Library, High Road, N22 6XD HALS offer a range of courses available for people over the age of 19
Free HALS Courses
The following accredited courses may be FREE (except registration and exam fee) for people claiming Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) or who are actively seeking work and claiming other inactive benefits. For more information please contact HALS on 020 8489 2596 or come into see us on the 2nd floor of Wood Green Library             Customer Service Care work Business & Administration Retail work Computerised accounts Levels 1 & 2 Book keeping Levels 1 & 2 Computer and online Basics ECDL Extra – Modules in Word, Spreadsheet & Power Point ECDL modules CLAiT Options (Word, EXCEL, Power Point) Word CLAiT single unit Using the internet and email Security for IT users

HALS Employment and Learning Advisers provide accessible, impartial and confidential careers information and advice to help all adults to make right choices about skills, qualifications and career options. Book an appointment on 020 8489 2500/2596, or come to our Drop In Service (2nd Floor Wood Green Library) Thursdays between 5.00pm -7.00pm

Please pick up a catalogue of all HALS courses at Wood Green Library, Hornsey and St Ann’s Libraries at any library.