Alphabets Alive Family Fun!


Alphabets Alive Family Fun!

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 Wednesday 30 August 2023


  At the Weston Library

  Free, just drop in!

About the events

Join us in the summer holidays from 10am to 1pm for free creative activities – ABC you there!

Activities each week will include a selection of:

  • Book Hospital: Bring your broken, battered children's books for a check-up with the Bodleian Library's 'book doctors' and get tips on mending and looking after them
  • ABC Poster: Donate a drawing to help create an ABC poster and take your own copy home at the end of the event.
  • LEGO Printing: Use tiny LEGO pieces to print a message or pattern on our printing press.
  • Long-lost Letter Hunt: How many letters are there in the English alphabet? It wasn't always that way. Find lost letters and invent new ones.
  • Morphing Alphabets: In a curved mirror, letters and pictures warp and transform into strange ciphers.
  • Alpha-art: Build and dismantle alphabets with creative activities including mark-making, stamping, modelling and collage.
  • Exhibition Trail: Adventure through alphabets and explore the border between letter and image with an interactive exhibition trail.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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