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The Amazing Maurice

Saturday 5 August
The Amazing Maurice

The story of Maurice, a goofy streetwise cat, who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a dumb-looking kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate. Based on TerryPratchet’s book “The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents” and featuring Hugh Laurie as Maurice.

Free showing, but you may make a donation. No need to book

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm, film starts 2.30

Watch the trailer here

Empire of Light

Friday 4 August
Empire of Light

The duty manager of a seaside cinema, who is struggling with her mental health, forms a relationship with a new employee on the south coast of England in the 1980s. Starring Olivia Colman.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00, film starts 7.30. Online booking is now open using this link.

Watch the trailer here

The Good Dinosaur

Saturday 2 September
The Good Dinosaur

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm Film start 2.30.

Watch the trailer here.

The Lost King

Friday 1 Sept
The Lost King

In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics. The Lost King is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Film starts 7.30. Watch the trailer here.

Sheffield Ukulele Group

Friday 21 July at 7.30

Sing along, hum to the strum and join Sheffield’s finest ukulele group for an evening of live, toe tapping music from a mix of eras and styles with all the fun and unique sound of the ukulele.

Doors open/refreshments 7.00pm, concert starts 7.30.

Tickets (£8) available from library reception or online using this link.

Demolished Sheffield

Friday 16 June at 7.30
“Demolished Sheffield” with Mike Higginbottom

Sheffield’s historic buildings have been retained or rescued in times past by citizens alert to their value, and energetic groups of present-day individuals work to give future generations links to the city’s long history.
Much has been lost, however, and some of it is regretted. Mike Higginbottom’s presentation draws attention to the reasons why much-loved landmarks bite the dust, and queries whether some of them could have had a future.
In particular, it gives examples of buildings that fall beneath the radar of listing and conservation-area status but can make an important contribution to the townscape and the well-being of the community.
He illustrates sites that have been preserved by a spirit of compromise and draws attention to some buildings in the city which give cause for current concern.

Doors open/refreshments 7.00; talk starts 7.30. Tickets (£5) available from library reception or book online using this link.

About the speaker

Mike Higginbottom has lectured in social and architectural history for university departments of continuing education and for the Workers’ Educational Association since the early 1970s and for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) since 2005.
He has conducted leisure-learning residential programmes on country houses, theatres, the seaside, waterways and railways, cemeteries and sewerage, and the cities of Bath, Birmingham, Chester, Chicago, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, York and New York and in the Isle of Man.
He runs heritage bus tours in Sheffield in conjunction with the South Yorkshire Transport Museum.
He is the author of Demolished Sheffield (2022) and maintains a blog about historic buildings, places and towns on his website,

Midsummer Poetry

Midsummer poetry evening
Tuesday 20th June

Join on one of those nights when the sun never quite sets to share some of your favourite poems. This will be an informal evening where readers of poetry, writers of poetry and those who just like to listen are very welcome. Blackout poems made by library visitors will be on display.

Doors open 7pm, 7.30pm start.

There’s no need to book but it would help us to get an indication of numbers. If you are interested, please email our poetry volunteer, Louise Dore, on, or leave your name at the library.

Mastering the Menopause

Tuesday 4 July starting at 7.00pm
“Mastering the Menopause”
— physical fitness into old age

Join exercise expert Karen Weir and learn how to improve your physical fitness through the menopause and into later life. The session it relevant to all women, you don’t even need to be close to menopause. If you’re younger you can get a jump start on getting/ staying fit. It’s never too early to know what is ahead of you.

Doors open 6.30; event starts 7.00pm. Tickets (£3) are available online using this link.

The Work of Rhubarb Farm

Friday 21 April
The work of Rhubarb Farm

Come and hear the inspiring story of Rhubarb Farm, as told by its founder, Jennie Street. Rhubarb Farm is a horticultural social enterprise near Bolsover. It supports vulnerable people with a wide range of needs and abilities.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm; film starts 7.30 Tickets(£5) available from the library or online at


Saturday 1 April

Pixar’s classic movie from 2009. The story tells of Carl Fredricksen who as a boy wanted to explore South America. 64 years later he gets his chance with a Boy Scout named Russell and with help from 500 balloons in this heart-warming movie. The film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

Doors open / refreshments at 2.00pm, film starts 2.30. No need to book.

Watch the trailer here