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Open Book Festival is happening from 8 – 10 September at the HCC: Homecoming Centre.

Makazi Nomabali

Don’t miss this storytime and screening with Makazi Nomabali, the Aunt who tells stories.

Grade 1 – 3 learners are welcome.

This is a free event but booking is essential.

Date: 13 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: The Cape Town Museum of Childhood

Price: Free entry

Refilwe Nsibande

Join Refilwe Nsibande for a storytime and activity session focused on her new book!

This is a free event but booking is essential.

Date: 13 March 2024

Time: 12:00pm -

1:00pm

Venue: The Cape Town Museum of Childhood

Price: Free entry

Pinelands Library

The Red Wheelbarrow team supports all aspects of poetry from online and IRL readings and performances through to conversations about craft.

This two part workshop culminates in an Open Mic on the 15th March at Bertha House.

This workshop series is facilitated by Kirsten Deane and Lisa Julie.

Grades 10 – 12 welcome.

This is a free event but booking is essential.

Date: 13 March 2024

Time: 3:30pm -

5:00pm

Venue: Pinelands Library

Price: Free entry

Tickets: Required

SOLD OUT

Lebohang Masango Pinelands Storytime

Join Lebohang Masango for a storytime and activity session that focuses on Where Does Mpumi Go.

This is a free event but booking is essential.

Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Langa Library

Price: Free entry

Pinelands Library

The Red Wheelbarrow team supports all aspects of poetry from online and IRL readings and performances through to conversations about craft.

This two part workshop culminates in an Open Mic on the 15th March at Bertha House.

This workshop series is facilitated by Kirsten Deane and Lisa Julie.

Grades 10 – 12 welcome.

This is a free event but booking is essential.

Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 3:30pm -

5:00pm

Venue: Pinelands Library

Price: Free entry

SOLD OUT

Clyde Beech Langa Workshop 1

Join acclaimed illustrator, Clyde Beech for an illustration workshop focusing on character development.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

Grade 10 – 12 learners are welcome.

This is a free event but booking is essential.

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Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 3:30pm -

5:00pm

Venue: Langa Library

Price: Free entry

Alex Latimer Diane Awerbuck Pinelands Storytime

Join acclaimed storyteller and illustrator, Alex Latimer and co-author Diane Awerbuck for a storytime and activity session.

This is a free event, but booking is essential

Date: 15 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Pinelands Library

Price: Free entry

Open Mic(5)

Don’t miss this opportunity to perform yourself or support young poets from the audience.

Headlining the session are poets Naidene Lottering and Amy ‘Brown’ Hendrickse.

Hosted by Nondwe Mpuma of Red Wheelbarrow.

To register be at the venue 30 minutes before it kicks off.

This event is open to ages 14+

Date: 15 March 2024

Time: 6:00pm -

7:30pm

Venue: Bertha House

Price: Free entry

Clyde Beech Langa Workshop 2

Join acclaimed illustrator, Clyde Beech for an illustration workshop focusing on character development.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

Grade 10 – 12 learners are welcome.

This is a free event but booking is essential.

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Date: 16 March 2024

Time: 10:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Langa Library

Price: Free entry

SOLD OUT

Lebohang Masango Book Lounge

Join Lebohang Masango for a storytime and activity session that focuses on Where Does Mpumi Go.

This is a free event but booking is essential

Date: 16 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: The Book Lounge

Price: Free entry

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Join Nosiphiwo Makalima of the Nal’ibali team for stories and activities in English and isiXhosa.

Some lucky readers will walk away with a book of their own!

Grade R – 2 welcome.

This is a free event but booking is essential

Date: 16 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Harare Library

Price: Free entry

Nal'ibali Central Storytime

Join Carol Titus of Nal’ibali for a storytime and activity session.

This is a free event but booking is essential

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Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Central Library | Art Library

Price: Free entry

Nonikiwe Mashologu Central Storytime

Join Nonikiwe Mashologu for a storytime and activity session about Nala Sings.

This is a free event but booking is essential

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Central Library | PAM

Price: Free entry

Refilwe Nsibande Central Storytime

Join Refilwe for a storytime and activity session about Nikiwe’s Magical Glass Doors.

This is a free event but booking is essential

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Central Library | Children's Library

Price: Free entry

Bianca Flanders Central Storytime

Join the ama-zing Bianca Flanders for a storytime and activity session focusing on Pumpkin Finds her Beat!

This is a free event but booking is essential

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 11:00am -

12:00pm

Venue: Central Library | Arena

Price: Free entry

Clyde Beech

Don’t miss this opportunity to join acclaimed illustrator, Clyde Beech, for a workshop designed to hone your skills.

This is ideal for budding artists from Grade 5 – 7.

Space is limited so book your spot soon!

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Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 12:00pm -

1:30pm

Venue: The Cape Town Museum of Childhood

Price: Free entry

Thabiso Mahlape Wynberg

Join Thabiso Mahlape, founder of Blackbird Books and Publishing Specialist at Nal’ibali Trust to learn the ins and outs of what makes for a successful children’s book.

This session is not to be missed and is open to adults.

Booking is essential.

Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 2:00pm -

4:00pm

Venue: Wynberg Library

Price: Free entry

SOLD OUT

Trip Down Memory Lane

Join Chanel Joseph of the Cape Town Museum of Childhood for an informal and lively conversation with Bianca Flanders, Sindiwe Magona and Nonikiwe Mashologu drawing on stories from their childhoods.

Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 6:00pm -

7:00pm

Venue: The Book Lounge

Price: Free entry