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Monsters Inc

Saturday 2 March at 2pm: Monsters Inc

In another success from Pixar we follow the adventures of James P. “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, two monsters who, in order to power the city, have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, they realise things may not be what they think. John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi provide voices.

No need to book — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults, £2 children. Ice creams and refreshments available.

The Railway Children

Saturday 2 February at 2pm
The Railway Children

In February comes the classic 1970 movie based on the book by E Nesbit. Starring Jenny Agutter, Dinah Sheridan and Bernard Cribbins, the film frequently makes it onto top British film lists. After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance

Edie

Friday 1 February at 7.30pm
Edie

In this movie from director Simon Hunter, 83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late. Packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. Sheila Hancock stars in the film and as an aside, she completed the trek up the mountain herself making her the oldest person to do so.

A Star is Born

Friday 3 May at 7.30pm: A Star is Born

In this 2018 version of A Star Is Born from first-time director and star Bradley Cooper, a musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Lady Gaga also stars as the young singer. The Guardian described A Star Is Born as “outrageously watchable”. The movie has also been nominated for eight BAFTAs.

Tickets go on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

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 go on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

A visually stunning retelling of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’. In the story a young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. The movie stars Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Richard E Grant, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman. Described by Empire magazine as “whimsical, likeable fairy tale.”

No need to book — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults, £2 children. Ice creams and refreshments available.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Saturday 8 June at 2pm: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defence of Britain in WWII. Classic movie starring Angela Lansbury, and David Tomlinson, directed by Robert Stevenson who also directed Mary Poppins.


No need to book — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults, £2 children. Ice creams and refreshments available.

Gardening for Wildlife

15 March at 7.00pm: Gardening for Wildlife,
with Fran Halsall

If you are keen to get your garden buzzing with bees and other beneficial insects then this talk will point you in the right direction. Join Greenhill resident and gardening tutor Fran Halsall, as she explores the principles behind creating beautiful gardens that are also thriving habitats.

Tickets £5, available from library reception.

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

Christmas in the Library 2018

And a good time was had by all …

With singing from Greenhill, Abbey Lane and Lowedges schools plus our very own Greenhill Songsters, storytelling, lucky dip, mulled wine and cake, silent auction, and a popular Junk Modelling activity, our “Chritmas in the Library” on 8 December was a real feel-good day.