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Keep Smiling!

Friday 15 July
Keep Smiling!

Join Wayne Ashton as he explores the healing power of laughter and its importance to our physical and mental wellbeing, and attempts to prove that “laughter is the best medicine”

Doors Open / refreshments 7.00 pm. Talk starts 7.30

Book online at or pick up a ticket in the library.

Children’s Cinema: Encanto

Saturday 2 July at 2.30pm: Encanto

In this Disney movie from 2021, Mirabel is part of an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. Mirabel is the only one without magic. However, she soon may be the Encanto’s last hope when she discovers that the magic is now in danger.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm, film starts 2.30. This is a free showing (you may make a donation) but advance booking is advisable using this link.

Watch the trailer here.

Evening Cinema: Cabaret

Friday 1 July at 7.30

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the highly theatrical film “Cabaret” stars Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. Set in Berlin during the Nazi Party’s rise to power, the film includes songs such as “Willkommen”, “The Money Song” and of course “Cabaret”.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, film starts 7.30 This is a free showing (you may make a donation on the night) but advance booking is advisable using this link.

Watch the trailer here.

A Tour of Thornbridge Hall

Friday 17 June at 7.30pm
A tour of Thornbridge Hall

Join Michael Gildersleve for a photographic tour of this substantial yet relatively unknown country house near Bakewell. Learn about the continual changes in style and architecture as successive owners have put their stamp on this fascinating building.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30. Tickets (£5) available by following this link.

Evening Cinema: Belfast

Friday 29 July at 7.30pm: Belfast

Kenneth Branagh’s recent movie based on his childhood. In the movie a young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. The movie stars Jude Hill, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds. It won Outstanding British Film at this year’s BAFTAs.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, film starts 7.30.

This is a free showing. (You may make a donation on the night.) To be sure of a place please book ahead using this link.

Watch the trailer here

Woodhead: the Lost Railway

Friday 22 April at 7.30
Woodhead: The Lost Railway
with Stephen Gay

In this illustrated talk, join Stephen Gay for a ramble over the Pennines from Hadfield to Sheffield and discover Woodhead, the lost railway. The route closed in 1981 and Stephen will talk about the history and possible future of the line.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Talk starts 7.30

Tickets (£5) available online via this link

More Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

Friday 21 January at 7.30 pm

Following from last year’s very successful and most interesting talk, David Templeman is back with Part Two: More ancient suburbs of Sheffield.

As we delve further into the long list of Sheffield’s Ancient Suburbs, we look at a cross section across the city, including Ecclesall, Dore, Handsworth, Stannington and Bradfield.

Several fascinating characters in Dore‘s rich history produce some colourful anecdotes. Ecclesall was a combination of villages and hamlets, so we take a look at some of these. Handsworth rivalled central Sheffield, if not surpassing it, in its early days and has a rich tapestry of historical content. Stannington and Bradfield occupied the Loxley and Rivelin valleys, which was the scene in Sheffield of the main deer hunting in the medieval and Tudor times

These and many other fascinating facts are to be found in this talk, as we step back in time to find out the origins of more of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.”

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm; talk starts 7.30

Audience size will be restricted. Tickets (£5) can be booked online using this link. Note that if Covid restrictions do not allow us to hold this talk in the library we will do it on-line using zoom.

The Northumbrian Garden Parrot

Friday 25 Feb at 7.30

“The Northumbrian Garden Parrot”
A talk by Peter Brown

Behind this somewhat improbable title lies a rich and varied collection of stories that reflects Pete’s lifelong interest in, and undiminished enthusiasm for birdwatching. In his talk he describes the pleasure that creating a back garden bird sanctuary brings, savours the thrill of discovering an unlikely rarity, reflects on protecting rare raptors, delights in ‘working the patch’ wherever that may be, enjoys passing on his boundless enthusiasm for wildlife to children in Sheffield schools, and much more.

Door open / refreshments 7.00.  Talk start 7.30

Tickets (£5) now on sale from library reception or online at

Little Women

Evening Cinema
Friday 3 December at 7.30

Little Women

2019 adaptation of the classic by Louisa May Alcott. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00 pm. Film starts 7.30

This is a free screening. There will be an opportunity to make a donation on the evening. Audience numbers will be limited. To guarantee a place please book on-line using this link.

This is a reschedule of the film originally scheduled in April 2020 prior to the pandemic.

Arthur Christmas

Saturday 4 December at 2.30
Arthur Christmas

Our Christmas children’s film this year tells the story of Santa’s clumsy son Arthur who sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours. Doors open 2.00pm, film starts 2.30. Sweets, ice creams and drinks available. Free showing, but advance booking is advised to guarantee a place using this link. Please only book the number of spaces you actually intend to use.

Our children’s cinema events provide an easy-going atmosphere ideal for younger children.