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Darkest Hour

Friday 5 April at 7.30pm: Darkest Hour

It’s the Second World War and Winston Churchill is Prime Minister. He must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. Starring Gary Oldman (who won the Best Actor Oscar), Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. Empire Magazine described the movie as “Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening.

Tickets on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket

Readathon 2019

Our “Readathon” event on 22 Feb 2019 featured the two “Zog” books by Julia Donaldson, ably read by Janet Black and Mike Walters, plus craft work supervised by Lynne Brown (with a dedicated band of helpers). As you’ll see, the event attracted a large number of youngsters.

Wildflower Walks in the Peak District

15 Feb at 7pm: “Wildflower Walks in the Peak District” with Peter Machan

Few areas of the British Isles support such a varied flora as the Peak District, with some of the country’s most stunning floral displays. Over the years Peter Machan has sought out and recorded the best of these localities throughout the seasons. Learn the reasons for the region’s rich floral diversity, see many of the familiar and rare flowers, and discover where and when you can enjoy the floral highlights for yourselves.

Tickets £5

Readathon 2019

Friday 22 Feb from 10am to 3 pm

Readathon

A mixture of story-telling and crafts, this year based on the books of Julia Donaldson.

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He’s also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

No registration necessary for this free event. Come for the morning or the afternoon.

South Pacific

Friday 1 March at 7.30pm: South Pacific

The popular movie from 1958 based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name. On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.

With fabulous songs including “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Bali Ha’i” and  “Younger than Springtime”, the movie won three Oscars including Best Musical Score and was nominated by the AFI as one of the Greatest Movie Musicals.

Tickets on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket

Monsters Inc

Saturday 2 March at 2pm: Monsters Inc

In another success from Pixar we follow the adventures of James P. “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, two monsters who, in order to power the city, have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, they realise things may not be what they think. John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi provide voices.

No need to book — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults, £2 children. Ice creams and refreshments available.

Gardening for Wildlife

15 March at 7.00pm: Gardening for Wildlife,
with Fran Halsall

If you are keen to get your garden buzzing with bees and other beneficial insects then this talk will point you in the right direction. Join Greenhill resident and gardening tutor Fran Halsall, as she explores the principles behind creating beautiful gardens that are also thriving habitats.

Tickets £5, available from library reception.

Christmas in the Library 2018

And a good time was had by all …

With singing from Greenhill, Abbey Lane and Lowedges schools plus our very own Greenhill Songsters, storytelling, lucky dip, mulled wine and cake, silent auction, and a popular Junk Modelling activity, our “Chritmas in the Library” on 8 December was a real feel-good day.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Friday 4 January at 7.30pm

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Film adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer’s NY Times bestseller. In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Starring Lily James and Michael Huisman, the movie gained positive reviews with the Metro describing the performances as “classy”.

Code Club Parents Evening

Code Club Parents Evening

We’ve been running Code Club sessions for a while now and on 21 November, we’re holding a session for parents who:

  • Already have a child at code club 
  • Have a child who might be interested, and would like to know more

Also, although Code Club is aimed at teaching coding skills to 9-13 year olds, we’re wondering if there’s demand for a club for adults? It’s never too late to start learning! Come along if you’re interested.