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Family of Man

Wednesday 11 March at 7.30pm: “Family of Man”
with David Ashworth

Family of Man is an audio-visual performance which, through commentary, video and music explores connections across generations celebrated in Barbara Hepworth’s remarkable series of sculptures, in Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This is a free event.

You can hear some samples from David’s “Family of Man” album here:

Readathon 2020

Friday 21 Feb: Readathon 2020

Join us for a mixture of story reading and crafts on the theme of “cats”

Morning session (for younger children) 10.00 – 12.00

Afternoon session (for older children) 1pm – 3pm

Just turn up — no need to book for this free event

Children’s Cinema: Cinderella

Children’s Cinema
Saturday 11 Jan at 2.30


The original (1950) Disney film of this classic fairy tale. Featuring songs such as “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” and “Bibbidi-Bobbido-Boo”, this is early Disney animation at its best.

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

A History of Sheffield Football

Friday 17 January at 7.30
A History of Sheffield Football
with Martin Westby

During the 19th century Sheffield led the world of Association Football and was a critical factor in the formulation of today’s worldwide rules and regulations. Come and hear Sheffield-born football historian Martin Westby talk about the rich history of the 95 Sheffield clubs that existed between 1857 and 1889, with special emphasis on today’s four surviving clubs. Martin will also be selling and signing copies of his book “A History of Sheffield Football 1857-1889… Speed Science and Bottom”.

Tickets (£5) available now.


Evening Cinema
Friday 10 Jan at 7.30


Yesterday, everyone knew about The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. Directed by Danny Boyle, the film stars Himesh Patel and Lily James and also features Ed Sheeran.

Tickets available now. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket. Door open / refreshments at 7pm. Film starts 7.30

Confessions of a Junk Dealer

Friday 21 February at 7.30pm:
“Confessions of a Junk Dealer”
with Edward Patnick

To you it was a load of old junk … but to Edward Patnick it was nothing short of treasure just waiting to be discovered. Retired junk dealer Edward traces the story of how his family built a business dynasty on the things other people didn’t want.

Lego Movie 2

Saturday 8 Feb at 2.30
Children’s Cinema

Lego Movie 2

A direct sequel to The Lego Movie. Follow Emmet Brickowski as he attempts to rescue his friends from the Systar System, while dealing with a coming cataclysm known as “Armamageddon”.

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

Shirley Valentine

Evening Cinema
Friday 7 Feb at 7.30

Shirley Valentine

The award-winning 1989 British comedy about a middle-aged housewife in an unexpected discovery of herself and a rekindling of her childhood dreams and youthful love of life. Starring Pauline Collins as Shirley and Tom Conti as the Greek Taverna owner with whom she has a holiday romance. Screenplay by Willy Russell, who also wrote the original one-character stage play.

Tickets available now. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

New Books December 2019

New Books for a New Decade

We’ve recently put over 100 new adult titles on the shelves to tempt you in 2020. Come back in the new year (we re-open on 3 Jan) and check them out. You’ll find them on the central blue display stand. In the meantime, here’s a sampling.  There are new children’s books too!

Christmas in the Library 2019

Saturday 14 December, 10am to 3pm

With singing from local school choirs plus our very own Greenhill Songsters, storytelling, a cake stall, refreshments, mulled wine, a lucky dip, and competitions, there’s something for all the family at our special day. The timetable looks like this:

  • 10.00 Event opens
  • 10.30 Storytelling with Suzi Hithersay
  • 11.15 Greenhill School Choir
  • 12.00 Storytelling with Suzi Hithersay
  • 12.45 Abbey Lane School Choir
  • 1.15 Greenhill songsters
  • 2.00 Lowedges School Choir

Mums dads and kids — don’t miss our scrapbox challenge: make us a Christmas Tree from scrap materials!

The library will be decorated for Christmas; library services and the bookshop will be open all day. There is even an unconfirmed rumour that Father Christmas may visit in the afternoon.

Come and join us for a great family day!