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Readathon 24 June

Readathon 24 June

Storytelling and crafts based on the stories of Winnie the Pooh. Sessions at 10am and 2pm

Sheffield Ukulele Group

Sheffield Ukulele Group

Hum to the strum and join Sheffield's finest ukulele group for an evening of live, toe tapping music

Status Update

Library Update 28 May 2023

May bank holiday closures We’ll be closed on 29 May.

I think the library is an excellent asset for the benefit of the community” — just one of many comments from our recent user survey. The full results can be downloaded (PDF) here, or see our User Survey results page

Our library in Lowedges is open on Mondays and Wednesdays. Click here for more info and here for details of our events program at Lowedges.

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Booking is now open at greenhill.bookwhen.com for the following:

  • 2 June: Evening cinema: “Tootsie”
  • 16 June: “Demolished Sheffield” – a talk by Mike Higginbottom
  • 24 June: Winnie the Pooh readathon
  • 4 July: “Mastering the menopause” – physical fitness into old age
  • 21 July: Sheffield Ukulele Group

Demolished Sheffield

Friday 16 June at 7.30
“Demolished Sheffield” with Mike Higginbottom

Sheffield’s historic buildings have been retained or rescued in times past by citizens alert to their value, and energetic groups of present-day individuals work to give future generations links to the city’s long history.
Much has been lost, however, and some of it is regretted. Mike Higginbottom’s presentation draws attention to the reasons why much-loved landmarks bite the dust, and queries whether some of them could have had a future.
In particular, it gives examples of buildings that fall beneath the radar of listing and conservation-area status but can make an important contribution to the townscape and the well-being of the community.
He illustrates sites that have been preserved by a spirit of compromise and draws attention to some buildings in the city which give cause for current concern.

Doors open/refreshments 7.00; talk starts 7.30. Tickets (£5) available from library reception or book online using this link.

About the speaker

Mike Higginbottom has lectured in social and architectural history for university departments of continuing education and for the Workers’ Educational Association since the early 1970s and for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) since 2005.
He has conducted leisure-learning residential programmes on country houses, theatres, the seaside, waterways and railways, cemeteries and sewerage, and the cities of Bath, Birmingham, Chester, Chicago, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, York and New York and in the Isle of Man.
He runs heritage bus tours in Sheffield in conjunction with the South Yorkshire Transport Museum.
He is the author of Demolished Sheffield (2022) and maintains a blog about historic buildings, places and towns on his website, www.mikehigginbottominterestingtimes.co.uk.

Midsummer Poetry

Midsummer poetry evening
Tuesday 20th June

Join on one of those nights when the sun never quite sets to share some of your favourite poems. This will be an informal evening where readers of poetry, writers of poetry and those who just like to listen are very welcome. Blackout poems made by library visitors will be on display.

Doors open 7pm, 7.30pm start.

There’s no need to book but it would help us to get an indication of numbers. If you are interested, please email our poetry volunteer, Louise Dore, on poetry@greenhill-library.org, or leave your name at the library.