Category: Old Posts

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

Friends Against Scams

Friday 24 May

Free talk: Taking a stand against scams

Do you worry about falling victim to a scam? What steps can you take to reduce the threat? In this free session from Lizzie Wilson, community banker at NatWest, you’ll learn how to help yourself stay safe against all types fraud, including online, postal, doorstep and on the phone. Lizzie will also keep you up to date with the latest scams to be aware of.

No tickets but if you plan to come please RSVP to elizabeth.wilson@natwest.com or phone 0781 856 1950

Doors open and free refreshments: 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30

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 on sale at the library now. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Plant Swap: 4 May

Bring a plant — take a plant

As part of the build-up to our Open Gardens weekend, we’re hosting a plant swap on the library lawn (weather permitting) on Saturday 4 May from 10 am to 2 pm. The rules are simple: bring a plant – take a plant. All plants must be clearly labelled. 

If you wish you can bring plants in to the library beforehand on Wednesday 1 May or Friday 3 May, and get a receipt. However, no plants may be taken away until the event opens on Saturday.

No money will change hands.

Darkest Hour

Friday 5 April at 7.30pm: Darkest Hour

It’s the Second World War and Winston Churchill is Prime Minister. He must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. Starring Gary Oldman (who won the Best Actor Oscar), Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. Empire Magazine described the movie as “Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening.

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

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 from library reception now.

Readathon 2019

Our “Readathon” event on 22 Feb 2019 featured the two “Zog” books by Julia Donaldson, ably read by Janet Black and Mike Walters, plus craft work supervised by Lynne Brown (with a dedicated band of helpers). As you’ll see, the event attracted a large number of youngsters.

Wildflower Walks in the Peak District

15 Feb at 7pm: “Wildflower Walks in the Peak District” with Peter Machan

Few areas of the British Isles support such a varied flora as the Peak District, with some of the country’s most stunning floral displays. Over the years Peter Machan has sought out and recorded the best of these localities throughout the seasons. Learn the reasons for the region’s rich floral diversity, see many of the familiar and rare flowers, and discover where and when you can enjoy the floral highlights for yourselves.

Tickets £5

Readathon 2019

Friday 22 Feb from 10am to 3 pm

Readathon

A mixture of story-telling and crafts, this year based on the books of Julia Donaldson.

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He’s also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

No registration necessary for this free event. Come for the morning or the afternoon.