Mark Black History Month In Wimbledon

Local libraries organise a series of events

Wimbledon Library is marking Black History Month with a live tribute to Smiley Culture on Thursday, October 20.

All seven of Merton’s libraries will be showcasing Black History Month by putting on book displays and staging a series of events.

Author Asher Senator will be performing a live tribute to Smiley Culture from the beginning of the British reggae music scene and talking about his new book, Smiley and Me, at Wimbledon Library on Thursday 20 October at 6pm.

Bring children along to a storytime at Raynes Park Library on Tuesday (October 11) at 11am. Craft sessions will also be held in Raynes Park Library on Saturday October 15) between 11am and 12.30pm.

On Saturday 15 October, there will be a film screening, talks from guest speakers, stalls and entertainment at Pollards Hill Library from 11am until 3.30pm on Saturday (October 15).

Craft activities are being organised at West Barnes Library on Saturday (October 15)  between 2pm and 4pm. Meanwhile, at Mitcham Library, there will be crafts and a children’s storytime on Tuesday October 25 starting at 10.30am.

Merton council’s Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Councillor Nick Draper said: “Black History Month is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Merton’s diversity and I invite you to join in with the range of exciting events hosted by our libraries and to share the stories of the borough’s rich heritage.”

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October 8, 2016