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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.

The Sheffield Free Bird Challenge

26 April at 7.30pm: The Sheffield Free Bird Challenge with Peter Brown

In 2016 well known Sheffield bird watcher Pete Brown set out to see how many bird species he could find in the Sheffield area in one year at no cost to his pocket or the planet! Birding only by bike, boots and bus (senior citizen’s bus pass) Pete set a target of finding 150 different birds and raising £1,500 for Cancer Research UK. His talk looks at highs and lows encountered during the year and shows just how rich in bird life our city and its surroundings can be.

Tickets £5, available about a month before.

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.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Friday 4 January at 7.30pm

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Film adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer’s NY Times bestseller. In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Starring Lily James and Michael Huisman, the movie gained positive reviews with the Metro describing the performances as “classy”.

Code Club Parents Evening

Code Club Parents Evening

We’ve been running Code Club sessions for a while now and on 21 November, we’re holding a session for parents who:

  • Already have a child at code club 
  • Have a child who might be interested, and would like to know more

Also, although Code Club is aimed at teaching coding skills to 9-13 year olds, we’re wondering if there’s demand for a club for adults? It’s never too late to start learning! Come along if you’re interested.

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