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C19 Books

Helping children understand the C19 pandemic

If you find it hard to explain to your little ones about the current pandemic, we have some books available to borrow that are specifically designed to help you. You can easily get your hands on them either using our click&collect service (using this link) or by visiting us while we’re open for browsing.

Staying Safe Online

Friday 23 April 7.30pm: Free Zoom talk with Dr. Chris Brown

Are you worried about scams, phishing and viruses when you’re on-line? Join Chris and learn how to recognise bogus emails, texts and phone calls, and what not to do when you get one. Keep your computer secure and manage your passwords safely. Meeting room opens 7.15, talk starts at 7.30. Connect via zoom using this link.

Always Friends, Always Together

Friday 21 May 7.30pm: Free zoom talk with Sylvia Dunkley

‘Always Friends, Always Together’: The Story of the Links between Sheffield and Bapaume

Following the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 when so many men from the Sheffield Pals Battalion were lost, in 1920 Sheffield ‘adopted’ the nearby French town of Bapaume. The waxing and waning of the relationship between this small agricultural town and the city of Sheffield over the hundred years since then make an unusual story, one that continues to this day.

Join Sylvia in this free zoom talk using this link. Meeting room opens 7.15, talk starts at 7.30.

Bookstart Baby Bags

Bookstart Baby Bags. Supported by Book Trust, and containing two board books, simple finger puppets and a parental guide, these packs are designed to help families get started on reading to their babies. If you have not received your bag from your health visitor, you can collect yours from us. (pick them up during click & collect)

Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

7.30pm Friday 26 Feb: A free evening zoom talk "Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield"

  • Did you know that Salmon were to be found in the 17c. river Don in one ancient suburb?
  • … or that one of the country’s largest cricket grounds in the 19th c. was to be found in another ancient suburb of Sheffield (later to be centre of heavy industry.)
  • … or that Fulwood in 1666 (Year of the great plague) contained spa waters where people were sent “to take the waters.”
  • … or that another suburb to the south contained the first reservoirs in Sheffield to provide drinking water instead of the ancient wells.

It would be too unwieldy to look at all of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs but in this talk we concentrate on some of the oldest dating back as far as the Domesday book (1086). A fascinating insight into some household names such as Attercliffe, Darnall, Heeley, Fulwood, Crookes and more.

Join David  as we step back in time to find out the origins of some of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.

You can join the meeting using this link. Meeting room opens at 7.15. Talk starts at 7.30

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: https://davidashworth.wordpress.com/family-of-man/

Up and running at Lowedges!

Feb 12th 2020 – Our first day of operation at Lowedges

Meet Akin … one of our newest volunteers, who will be working regularly in the new library. Akin comes to us with experience of working in other libraries around Sheffield, notably Firth Park, where he was “Children’s Champion” for three years. 

Our thanks also to Lucy, Ann, Patrick, Wendy, and the others who have worked hard to turn our vision of a library in Lowedges into reality.

One of the first families to visit us. This was taken just before we received a wonderfully chaotic deluge of children and young mums after school finished. Altogether we signed up 13 new members.

This young reader was keen to get stuck straight in.

The library will be open from 2pm – 5pm each Wednesday and 10am – 1pm each Thursday. Come and visit us in the Lowedges Community Centre (near the top entrance to Greenhill Park).