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Flower Arranging Demonstration

Friday 26 November at 7.30
An evening of flowers with Elizabeth Bishop

Join us for a talk and spectacular demonstration of flower arranging with freelance florist Elizabeth Bishop. Elizabeth is in demand for flowers for weddings and funerals, corporate work and floral workshops. Doors open and refreshments 7pm; demonstration starts 7.30. Ticket price (£5) includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the completed arrangements.

Book online using this link or pick up a ticket in the library.

Little Women

Evening Cinema
Friday 3 December at 7.30

Little Women

2019 adaptation of the classic by Louisa May Alcott. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00 pm. Film starts 7.30

This is a free screening. There will be an opportunity to make a donation on the evening. Audience numbers will be limited. To guarantee a place please book on-line using this link.

This is a reschedule of the film originally scheduled in April 2020 prior to the pandemic.

Arthur Christmas

Children’s Cinema
Saturday 4 December
Arthur Christmas

Our Christmas children’s film this year tells the story of Santa’s clumsy son Arthur who sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours. Doors open 2.00pm, film starts 2.30. Sweets, ice creams and drinks available. Free showing, but advance booking is advised to guarantee a place using this link. Please only book the number of spaces you actually intend to use.

Our children’s cinema events provide an easy-going atmosphere ideal for younger children.

The Treasures of Chatsworth

Friday 18 March
“The Treasures of Chatsworth”
with His Grace the Duke of Devonshire

Chatsworth has one of Europe’s most significant art collections. The Duke will talk through the collecting interests of his predecessors and say something about their new additions to the Collection. We are also hoping the Duke will provide a sneak preview of events in Chatsworth’s 2022 calendar.

Tickets will go on sale nearer the time.

Concerteenies Half-Term Concert

Monday 25 October at 10.30 in the children’s library

Join us for a Concerteenies musical story with professional musicians Polly Ives (narrator) and Louise Thomson especially for 0-7 year olds.
They will perform a new musical version of the book ‘Mixed’ based on the original book written and illustrated by Arree Chung and published by Macmillan Publishing Group. The music is composed by Paul Rissmann as part of a new commissions project by Concerteenies thanks to an Arts Council England grant in 2021. You can buy the book and explore the full resources at home and at school here:

The reds, the yellows, and the blues all think they’re the best in this vibrant, thought-provoking picture book from Arree Chung, with a message of acceptance and unity.

In the beginning, there were three colours… Reds, Yellows and Blues. All special in their own ways, all living in harmony–until one day, a Red says Reds are the best! and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anything that can change their minds? A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.

We are offering this free of charge but we’ll be limiting numbers and advance booking is essential. Visit our booking page here.

C19 Books

Helping children understand the C19 pandemic

If you find it hard to explain to your little ones about the current pandemic, we have some books available to borrow that are specifically designed to help you. You can easily get your hands on them either using our click&collect service (using this link) or by visiting us while we’re open for browsing.

Staying Safe Online

Friday 23 April 7.30pm: Free Zoom talk with Dr. Chris Brown

Are you worried about scams, phishing and viruses when you’re on-line? Join Chris and learn how to recognise bogus emails, texts and phone calls, and what not to do when you get one. Keep your computer secure and manage your passwords safely. Meeting room opens 7.15, talk starts at 7.30. Connect via zoom using this link.

Always Friends, Always Together

Friday 21 May 7.30pm: Free zoom talk with Sylvia Dunkley

‘Always Friends, Always Together’: The Story of the Links between Sheffield and Bapaume

Following the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 when so many men from the Sheffield Pals Battalion were lost, in 1920 Sheffield ‘adopted’ the nearby French town of Bapaume. The waxing and waning of the relationship between this small agricultural town and the city of Sheffield over the hundred years since then make an unusual story, one that continues to this day.

Join Sylvia in this free zoom talk using this link. Meeting room opens 7.15, talk starts at 7.30.