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Meet Catherine!

Meet Catherine!

Our new library engagement and events coordinator, who will be working primarily to develop the library service at Lowedges.

A big Thankyou ...

A big Thankyou ...

... to the Greenhill Events Team for their generous donation of £2,000

More Open than Usual

More Open than Usual

14 Jan: Abbey Glass hard at work replacing our large front windows.

Status Update

Status update 14 January 2022

In line with Government legislation, wearing facemasks in the library is mandatory unless you are exempt. Also please continue to use use hand sanitiser before handling books etc. We still have the “sneeze screens” at the front desk.

Storytime (for pre-schoolers 3-4 years) is now running on alternate Thursday mornings, and we’ve now started “Sing and a Story” for our very youngest readers. For dates and to book a (free) family ticket online for either of these, visit greenhill.bookwhen.com

We are delighted to welcome Catherine our new  Library Engagement and Events Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for developing the library service at Lowedges. Current opening hours at Lowedges are 10am – 1pm Mondays and Wednesdays, but we hope to expand them soon.

Our coffee mornings continue on Thursdays. They run from 10.30 to 11.30  and offer free tea, coffee, biscuits, and conversation.

Our cinema program continues in February with “1917” on 4 Feb, and for the children the golden oldie “Bedknobs and Brooksticks” on 5 Feb.  To guarantee a place, book online at greenhill.bookwhen.com

A good way to keep up to date with what’s going on is to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. More info here.

Chris Brown (Chairman, Friends of Greenhill Library)

More Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

Friday 21 January at 7.30 pm

Following from last year’s very successful and most interesting talk, David Templeman is back with Part Two: More ancient suburbs of Sheffield.

As we delve further into the long list of Sheffield’s Ancient Suburbs, we look at a cross section across the city, including Ecclesall, Dore, Handsworth, Stannington and Bradfield.

Several fascinating characters in Dore‘s rich history produce some colourful anecdotes. Ecclesall was a combination of villages and hamlets, so we take a look at some of these. Handsworth rivalled central Sheffield, if not surpassing it, in its early days and has a rich tapestry of historical content. Stannington and Bradfield occupied the Loxley and Rivelin valleys, which was the scene in Sheffield of the main deer hunting in the medieval and Tudor times

These and many other fascinating facts are to be found in this talk, as we step back in time to find out the origins of more of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.”

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm; talk starts 7.30

Audience size will be restricted. Tickets (£5) can be booked online using this link. Note that if Covid restrictions do not allow us to hold this talk in the library we will do it on-line using zoom.

The Northumbrian Garden Parrot

Friday 25 Feb at 7.30

“The Northumbrian Garden Parrot”
A talk by Peter Brown

Behind this somewhat improbable title lies a rich and varied collection of stories that reflects Pete’s lifelong interest in, and undiminished enthusiasm for birdwatching. In his talk he describes the pleasure that creating a back garden bird sanctuary brings, savours the thrill of discovering an unlikely rarity, reflects on protecting rare raptors, delights in ‘working the patch’ wherever that may be, enjoys passing on his boundless enthusiasm for wildlife to children in Sheffield schools, and much more.

Door open / refreshments 7.00.  Talk start 7.30

Tickets (£5) on sale about a month before. Please check back here!