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Helpers needed for Fun Time

Helpers needed for Fun Time

We need a welcomer, a snack supervisor and a craft organiser (once a month)

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Our Open Gardens Weekend is 22/23 June

Our Open Gardens Weekend is 22/23 June

We are looking for participants within a 15 minute walk for the library.

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User Survey Results

User Survey Results

Here are the full results of our recent user satisfaction survey. Enjoy!

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New Books May 2019

New Books for 8-12 year-olds

Following feedback from our recent user survey, we’ve been buying books again, and have just added over 30 new titles to our “yellow sticker” stock, aimed at 8-12 year-olds. A few are shown here. Why not pop in to the library and take a look at the full selection?

And remember, you can browse our entire “yellow sticker” catalogue at https://greenhill.salcirc.org

Abbey Dale Forge

17 May at 7.30pm: The Tenants and Workers of Abbey Dale Forge with Pauline Burnett

How did Abbey Dale Forge become synonymous with high quality edge tools? Rising from a single grinding wheel over 400 years ago, the forge brought both wealth and bankruptcy to its tenants, but also fortune, misfortune and even tragedy to its workers. Hear about the successes and failures of the men who strived to develop this site, and the lives of some of their workers. 

Photo: Photo: The Hathi Trust Digital Library and Victorian Web

Friends Against Scams

Friday 24 May

Free talk: Taking a stand against scams

Do you worry about falling victim to a scam? What steps can you take to reduce the threat? In this free session from Lizzie Wilson, community banker at NatWest, you’ll learn how to help yourself stay safe against all types fraud, including online, postal, doorstep and on the phone. Lizzie will also keep you up to date with the latest scams to be aware of.

No tickets but if you plan to come please RSVP to elizabeth.wilson@natwest.com or phone 0781 856 1950

Doors open and free refreshments: 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30

Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday 7 June at 7.30pm: Bohemian Rhapsody

Fresh from winning mulitple awards at the Golden Globes comes the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Based on the true story of Queen’s journey, the story chronicles Freddie Mercury’s tempestuous journey struggling to find his place as a beloved and world-famous artist. Starring Rami Malek and including all of Queen’s greatest hits, this movie can’t fail to bring the house down.

Tickets on sale at the library now. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Feast of Folk

Friday 14 June at 7.30

An evening of traditional and contemporary folk music

Back by popular demand, our line up for this evening includes:

  • Judy Dunlop, a member of the Albion Band in the early 1990s, and still one of  British folk music’s top vocalists. Accompanied by Jon Scaife on guitar.
  • Peter Burnett, providing his own inimitable take on folk singing
  • Pete Garratt, Ken Atkinson and Geoff Heppell providing solo and three-part harmony singing along with stunning accompaniment
  • The Offshoot Band Jon Scaife, Charlie Smallwood and Geof Trend playing ceilidh music on lots of strings — their mandolin pieces a delight to hear. Between them they’ve recorded over a dozen albums and performed in Western Europe, America and Asia
  • Our artists this year weill also be joined by a further outstanding singer, Steve Thomason
 

Tickets go on sale at the library on Friday 17 May, priced at £10 which includes a glass of wine.  You can watch a video of last year’s event on youtube here.

Extended Saturday Hours

Extended Saturday Opening!

We’re pleased to announce that, following user feedback in our recent survey, we’ll be extending our Saturday opening by one hour, and will now be closing at 1.30pm. We’ll be trialling this for a period of three months starting on 15 June.

That’s a whole extra hour to browse our books, choose something from our bookshop, use our computers, get your hearing aid batteries, or just sit and read.

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Knit and Natter

Do you knit? Would you like to learn?

Lynn Munro runs a Knit and Natter  group in the library on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10.00 to 12.00.  Experienced knitters and beginners welcome. We can provide needles and wool if you don’t have them.

For more information email Lynn at lynnimunro@googlemail.com

Confused by Computers?

Are you confused by computers? Do you need help with filling in online forms? Or would you just like to get more out of your laptop, tablet or smartphone?

Heeley Trust run support sessions in the library every Friday morning. No need to book — just turn up. Bring your own laptop or tablet, or use the computers in the library.