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Lowedges Library at “The Meeting Place”

Lowedges Community Library is open for business!

After a short time in Lowedges Community Centre last year, we are now partnering with The Terminus Initiative & based in The Meeting Place (formally Terminus Café). The library is run by the “Friends of Greenhill Library”, the group that manage Greenhill Community Library. We have a good selection of over 1,200 books – thrillers, crime, biography and more, and a collection of audio books. We have a great assortment of children’s books too, and we can also supply batteries for NHS hearing aids. To use the library you will need to register. Registration is free, but adults need to bring some proof of address.

To begin with our opening hours will be Monday 10am – 1pm, Wednesday 10am – 4pm

The library will be run in a Covid Secure manner, with limited numbers allowed inside, until restrictions ease. Please be aware you may have to queue for a little while. We look forward to welcoming you

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.

Bookstart Baby Bags

Bookstart Baby Bags. Supported by Book Trust, and containing two board books, simple finger puppets and a parental guide, these packs are designed to help families get started on reading to their babies. If you have not received your bag from your health visitor, you can collect yours from us. (pick them up during click & collect)

Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

7.30pm Friday 26 Feb: A free evening zoom talk "Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield"

  • Did you know that Salmon were to be found in the 17c. river Don in one ancient suburb?
  • … or that one of the country’s largest cricket grounds in the 19th c. was to be found in another ancient suburb of Sheffield (later to be centre of heavy industry.)
  • … or that Fulwood in 1666 (Year of the great plague) contained spa waters where people were sent “to take the waters.”
  • … or that another suburb to the south contained the first reservoirs in Sheffield to provide drinking water instead of the ancient wells.

It would be too unwieldy to look at all of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs but in this talk we concentrate on some of the oldest dating back as far as the Domesday book (1086). A fascinating insight into some household names such as Attercliffe, Darnall, Heeley, Fulwood, Crookes and more.

Join David  as we step back in time to find out the origins of some of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.

You can join the meeting using this link. Meeting room opens at 7.15. Talk starts at 7.30