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Half-term fun for youngsters at county libraries

Library events

Library events

There are a huge range of events and activities taking place in Nottinghamshire County Council’s libraries during half term, including the one in Selston.

With something for everyone, there will be craft activities, book clubs, guest appearances and music and film events in libraries across the county, offering a number of ideas for next week.

For more details about these events below and others, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whatson

Selston: Children’s Holiday Craft

28 May, 10:30am - 11:30am Cost Free

Children join us in making Elmer and animal masks, just turn up, no need to book! Tel: 01773 810093, or email: selston.library@nottsscc.gov.uk

Selston Library, Chapel Road, Selston

Selston: Knit and Natter

28 May, 1pm - 3pm Cost Free

Join in and meet new friends, all abilities welcome. Free refreshments. Tel: 01773 810093

email: selston.library@nottsscc.gov.uk

Selston Library, Chapel Road, Selston

Mansfield: Performance and Poetry with Paul Cookson

28 May, 9.30am Cost Free

An exciting session of poetry readings with Paul Cookson

Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Centre, West Gate, Mansfield Telephone: 01623 651337, e-mail: mansfield.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Arnold: Wacky Racers

29 May, 2pm - 3pm Cost Free

Adults and children work together, using basic materials and a simple circuit to build a moving remote controlled racing car. No booking necessary, but places are limited so make sure you’re there at the start of the session, to avoid disappointment. Suitable for children aged 7-11 – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tel: 0115 9202247, email: arnold.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold

Arnold: Creative Writing Group

29 May, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Cost Free

Come along to the Creative Writing Group for discussion and group work.

Tel: 0115 9202247, email: arnold.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold

Carlton: Reading Cafe

29 May, 2.15pm - 3.15pm Cost Free

An informal discussion about books and reading with local author Tarn Young. Venue details

Manor Road, Carlton, Nottingham on 0115 9870276 or email carlton.library@nottscc.gov.u

Kirkby-in-Ashfield: The Ambulance Heritage Society at Kirkby Library

29 May, 2pm - 4pm Cost Free

A fun family event! See how the ambulance service has evolved. A hands-on experience, learn C.P.R. See our vintage Ambulances as seen on TV and in film. Reminisce with our vintage vehicles from the war. Tel: 01623 753236, email: ashfield.library@nottsscc.gov.uk Kirkby Library, Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby in Ashfield

Kirkby-in-Ashfield: Thrills and Spills Crime Café reading group

30 May, 11am - 12pm Cost Free

Crime Reading group. Join us to talk about crime books/authors while enjoying refreshments.

Tel: 01623 753236, email: ashfield.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Kirkby Library, Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby in Ashfield

Edwinstowe: Children’s Craft Activity

30 May, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Cost Free

Come along and join in the fun, who knows what you’ll be making! Tel: 01623822280, email: edwinstowe.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Edwinstowe Library, High Street, Edwinstowe

Arnold: Rowdy Robots

30 May, 2pm - 3pm Cost Free

Adults and children work together, using basic materials and a simple pneumatic mechanism to build a moving robot. No booking necessary, but places are limited so make sure you’re there at the start of the session, to avoid disappointment. Suitable for children aged 7-11 – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tel: 0115 9202247, email: arnold.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold

Kirkby-in-Ashfield: Children’s Craft Club

30 May, 3:45pm - 4:45pm Cost Free

Children are welcome to join in this free craft activity club.

Tel: 01623 753236, email: ashfield.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Kirkby Library, Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby in Ashfield

Worksop: Thrills and Spills Crime Café: Meet The Author John Harvey

30 May, 12pm Nottinghamshire’s own John Harvey is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed crime writers of modern times. He joins us at a very special Crime Café to discuss the final Resnick novel and its local connections. Not to be missed for any crime fiction fan!

Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop

Mansfield: How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

30 May, 2pm. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this family comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a hapless Viking teenager whose world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him to see the world from a different point of view. Read the book this half-term then join us for this free family screening! Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Centre, West Gate, Mansfield.

West Bridgford: Kick start your writing with Nottingham Writers’ Studio

31 May, 10am – 1pm Cost £10 Join Nottingham Writers’ Studio for a stimulating workshop where you’ll develop the tools to get started and keep going with your writing. Discover tips for keeping the ideas ?owing, curing writer’s block and turning a concept into a reality.

West Bridgford Library and Young People’s Centre, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford.

Family Fun Day - Newark Library

31 May, 10.30am – 3pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Newark Library with a family fun day at the library. The official opening ceremony takes place at 10.30am, with refreshments and activities for all the family taking place from 11am. Come along and see what your new look library has to offer, everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact your free library information service, Ask Libraries, by calling 08450 267972 or by emailing asklibraries@nottscc.gov.uk

Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Baldertongate

 

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