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The kid who would be king

Children’s Cinema
Saturday 14 September at 2.30pm

The Kid who would be King

From Joe Cornish, director of Attack The Block comes this movie about the Arthurian legend. Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, against the wicked enchantress Morgana.

No need for a ticket — just turn up! Suggested donation £3 adults £2 children. Sweets, ice creams available.

Singin in the Rain

Evening Cinema
Friday 4 October

Singin’ in the Rain

Everyone’s favourite musical from 1952. Starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, the film shows how a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound in the rise of the talkies. Described as “perhaps the most enjoyable of movie musicals” by Pauline Kael in the New York, it frequently features on many best movie lists.

Tickets available about a month before the film. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

The summer reading challenge: “Space Chase”

Have you completed your summer reading challenge? The challenge ends on 21 September so there’s still time! Remember, all you have to do is read 6 books. They can be any books, but they must be borrowed from the library. There are rewards for each book finished and a certificate if you complete the whole challenge.

The Turner Museum of Glass

19 July at 7.30pm: The Turner Museum of glass, with Professor John Parker

Learn about W.E.S. Turner – his personality, expertise and interests. Learn about the history of glass-making, the role played by South Yorkshire and what made Turner specialise in glass in a city built on steel. See how the past was influenced by the availability of raw materials and energy, uncover the role of technological breakthroughs but also learn how glass manufacture has been moulded by societal changes and 2 world wars. Finally, we’ll examine the glass collection in the Museum itself.

Tickets £5 available from Library Reception

An evening with Alan Biggs

16 August at 7.30pm: “When your hobby is your job”, with Alan Biggs

An evening with football journalist and broadcaster Alan Biggs. Alan has worked on national radio and television since being sports editor at Radio Hallam in Sheffield. He has also reported in national newspapers, writes a column for the Sheffield Telegraph and is the author of three books.

Tickets £5 available from the library about a month before.

New Books May 2019

New Books for 8-12 year-olds

Following feedback from our recent user survey, we’ve been buying books again, and have just added over 30 new titles to our “yellow sticker” stock, aimed at 8-12 year-olds. A few are shown here. Why not pop in to the library and take a look at the full selection?

And remember, you can browse our entire “yellow sticker” catalogue at

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 or phone 0781 856 1950

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