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Fizz Pop Science

Become space detectives and solve the mystery of stolen books using forensic science. Your investigation will take you on a journey to outer space where Tim Peake will teach you how to space walk in zero gravity. Visit three planets and use science to follow some clues and find where the stolen books are. Finally, build a spacecraft and chase an alien through space to recover the books and return home.

The event is free but you must book in advance.  Suitable for children aged 5-11.                 

Where: Ashburton Library 
When: Monday 19 August
What time: 1.45-2.45pm
Please contact ashburtonlibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book.

Where: Norbury Library 
When: Monday 19 August
What time: 4pm-5pm
Please contact norburylibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book.

Where: Selsdon Library
When: Monday 19 August
What time: 11am-12noon
Please contact selsdonlibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book.

Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery will be visiting our libraries this summer. His book Space Tortoise is a beautifully written and illustrated story about loneliness, bravery and friendship. It was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and was included in the Guardian Best New Children’s Books for 2018.

The event is free but you must book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5+.


Where: New Addington Library
When: Thursday 22 August
What time: 11am-12noon
Please contact newaddingtonlibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book.

Where: Selsdon Library
When: Thursday 22 August
What time: 1.45-2.45pm
Please contact selsdonlibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book.

Where: Central Children's Library 
When: Thursday 22 August
What time: 4pm-5pm
Please contact croydoncentrallibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book

Start-ups in London Libraries

Croydon Libraries’ brand new service ‘Start-ups in London Libraries’ is now here to help you turn your business idea into a reality.  Run in conjunction with British Library and fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, we offer one to one support to both new businesses and those yet to take the plunge, access to online business support databases and a range of free British Library led workshops on how to start and grow your business.

Contact Sophie.white@croydon.gov.uk for more information.

The project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the British Library, ten participating London boroughs and generously supported by JP Morgan and Arts Council England.

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