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Sheffield Ukulele Group

Wednesday 9 November at 7.30

Come and hear Sheffield Ukulele Group perform a selection of popular hits from the last 50 years and put their own twist on the original.

Founded by John Atherley around 5 years ago, the group have recently performed for the Euro 2022 Women’s opener event, and Christmas at the Winter Gardens.  They have been featured on BBC radio Sheffield and are due to play at the Leadmill in December for an amazing charity event called ‘Sheffield does Sheffield’.

Tickets (£8) now available at library reception and online at

A history of Sheffield’s Libraries

Friday 21 October at 7.30

Val Hewson tells the story of libraries in Sheffield. There were the early subscription libraries associated with the non-conformist radicals who laid the foundations for much of the modern city, and the circulating libraries of the type you see in period dramas on television. Then, in 1856, came the pioneering public library, which rose, and fell and rose again. Val Hewson is the chair and editor of Reading Sheffield, a community history group celebrating the history of reading in the city.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30

Tickets (£5) can be booked online using this link, or purchased from library reception.

Children’s Cinema: Ron’s Gone Wrong

Saturday 1st October at 2.30pm
Ron’s Gone Wrong

The story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship. Pease note the change from the originally advertised date.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm. Film starts 2.30

This is a free showing. (You may make a donation when you visit.) To be sure of a place please book ahead using this link.

Watch the trailer here

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

12 November at 2.30pm
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

With a ground-breaking (for its time) mix of animation and live action, and set in a 1947 version of Hollywood where cartoon characters and people co-exist, the film follows Eddie Valiant, a private investigator who must help exonerate Roger Rabbit, a toon who has been framed for the murder of the Acme Corporation’s owner.

Doors open / refreshments 2pm film starts 2.30.

This is a free showing; you may make a donation if you wish.

Watch the trailer here

Evening Cinema: Phantom of the Open

Friday 7th October at 7.30pm:
Phantom of the Open

This “always watchable” film has an “easy going appeal” according to empire magazine. Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins star, Craig Roberts directs.

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

The Duke

Friday 4 November at 7.30
The Duke

A highly entertaining comedy drama, The Duke tells the improbable but true story of Kempton Bunton who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington as part of his campaign for the government to invest more in care for the elderly, particularly free TV licences. Superb performances by Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren

Doors open / refreshments 7pm, film starts 7.30

This is a free showing; you may make a donation on the evening.

Watch the trailer here. Book online here.

Folk Music Evening 2022

Friday 16 September at 7.30

Come and enjoy an evening of exceptional playing and singing of traditional and contemporary folk music in the company of New Horizons, Rare Occasion and Offshoots.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Tickets (£8) available from library reception or online at

Advance booking strongly recommended.

New Horizons

Pete Garratt, Ken Atkinson and Geoff Heppell providing outstanding solo and three-part harmony singing along with beautiful and accomplished accompaniment

Rare Occasion

A magical combination of the exceptional singing of Judy Dunlop and outstanding musical playing quality of Nigel Corbett on fiddle and guitar playing of Jon Scaife. Recently played the opening session of the Buxton Festival to great acclaim.


Charlie Smallwood, Jon Scaife and Geof Trend who play ceilidh music on lots of strings and a whistle and who, between them, have recorded over a dozen albums.

Family Cinema: The Wizard of Oz

Saturday 6 August at 6.30pm
The Wizard of Oz

To round off our “Oz” day in the library we’re showing the iconic movie from 1939, reckoned to be the most watched film of all time. With songs such as “If I only had a brain”, “We’re off to see the Wizard”, and of course “Somewhere over the Rainbow” this is a movie that all children should see.

Doors open at 6.00pm, film starts 6.30

You can book online using this link, or ask the wizard for a ticket during the day.

Watch the trailer here.

Children’s Cinema: ET The Extra Terrestrial

Saturday 3 September at 2.30pm
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Spielberg’s classic 1982 family adventure. After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, he’s befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., to his brother and his little sister. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Some scary scenes; not suitable for very young children.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm. Film starts 2.30

This is a free showing. (You may make a donation when you visit.) To be sure of a place please book ahead using this link.

Watch the trailer here