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Ethel and Pearl

Friday 17 May at 7.30
“Welcome aboard Ethel and Pearl”

Ian Hunter talks about the work of the Ethel Trust, whose two specially adapted, fully acessible canal barges, Ethel and Pearl, provide day trips and residential experiences for people of all abilities and needs.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm; talk starts 7.30

Tickets (£5) available from library reception or online at


Saturday 4 May
Children’s Cinema: Cars

In this superb Pixar animation, a ambitious young racing car called Lightning McQueen makes friends with an improbable community of cars in the small town of Radiator Springs. This film is worth watching for the tractor tipping scene alone!

Doors open/refreshments 2.00. Film starts 2.30

Watch the trailer here.

The Miracle Club

Friday 3 May
Evening Cinema: The Miracle Club


Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Film starts 7.30

There’s just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. With a little benevolent interference from their local priest, a group of close friends get their ticket of a lifetime. Starring Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney.

Watch the trailer here.


Graves Park

Friday 19 January
The Story of Graves Park and the rose Garden Café

Caroline Dewar, chairman of The Friends of Graves Park, talks about the origins of the park and J.G. Graves, including the history of the café, its inception and recent troubles.

Doors open/refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30.

Tickets £5 online at

Winter Poetry

Tuesday 30 Jan at 7.30pm
Winter Poems with Louise Dore

An evening for readers of poetry, writers of poetry, and those who are just curious.. Share and discuss poems within a welcoming and informal group.

Contact Louise at

Henderson’s Relish

Friday 23 February
The History of Henderson’s Relish

Mark Dawson tells the true and unlikely history of Sheffield’s favourite sauce and best kept secret. From humble beginnings in a Victorian grocery shop in 1885 to celebrity endorsements and modern production in a state-of-the-art factory.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Talk starts 7.30

Tickets £5 online at 

History of Juggling

Friday 15 March
The History of Juggling
with Matthew Tiffany

Learn the fascinating history of one of the worlds most wonderful professions … juggling! This talk will cover ancient Egypt through to the modern day, concentrating on developments from the mid Victorian period onwards in Europe. And for all those wondering, yes, there will be many live demonstrations! (This is the talk that was cancelled in October due to the dreadful weather.)

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30.

Tickets (£5) available online at nearer the time.

Tellin’ t’Tale

Friday 19 April
with Rod Dimbleby

Author and storyteller Rod Dimbleby, specialist in Yorkshire dialect stories, will entertain with amusing Yorkshire tales and poems. Rod is chairman of the Council of the Yorkshire Dialect Society and has entertained at well over 400 locations throughout Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds as well as in East and North Yorkshire. His many repeat bookings are testament to his popularity.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30

Tickets £5 online at nearer the time.



Saturday 2 December

Sing along to your favourites in this classic wintry Disney animation. Anna sets out on a journey with an iceman, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and everyone’s favourite snowman Olaf, in order to find her sister, Elsa, who has the power to convert any object or person into ice.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm, film starts 2.30.

Watch the trailer here