Friday, September 21, 2018


Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries.

In Sheffield as in libraries across the country, we’ll be delivering events that showcase how libraries bring communities together, provide a space for reading and creativity, inspire learning, support people with their mental health and make culture available to everyone, not just those that can afford to pay for it.

Events will be ‘popping up’ all week across Council run libraries, but here is a taster to whet your appetite…


Monday 8th October, 6.30pm – 8pm                                         Central Library Carpenter Room


Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win
There’s more to Pirates than peg-legs and rum. Pirates broke the rules but rewrote them to shape the society they wanted to live in. They challenged the status-quo and were pioneers of some of the most radical innovations of the last 200 years. Sam Conniff Allende talks Pirate strategies and how we can be more pirate in order to create change that we want to see, whether personally or professionally.
A Free event.  Book online today



Tuesday 9th October, 2pm – 3pm                                          Crystal Peaks Library

Headlines and Deadlines
Mike Firth spent 40 years as a journalist working on local newspapers and magazines. In this amusing talk he recounts humorous tales from his years chasing the story and battling the deadlines, and offers an insight into the world of journalism
Free event.  Book online today



Tuesday 9th October, 10.30am – 12noon                                          Central Lending Library

Central Library Coffee morning – Meet the Book Buying Teams
Drop into the Central Lending Library for a relaxed morning of coffee, cake and conversation with the Library Stock Teams.  Ask questions, make suggestions or just discover more about how we manage the library. Everyone welcome, just drop in.
Just drop in  



Wednesday 10th October, 10.30am – 12noon                                   Manor Library


Sheffield: The Home of Football?
In this illustrated talk, passionate football historian and author Martin Westby transports us back in time into Sheffield’s early footballing scene.  Between 1857-1889, Sheffield led the world of association football.  Martin highlights the many football firsts that took place in the city, including the establishment of the first professional club, the oldest derby and the first knock-out cup.  He also shines a light on Sheffield’s crucial role in the formulation of today’s world wide rules and regulations. 
Free event.  Book online today



Friday 12th October, 2pm – 5pm                                           Ecclesall Library

Knitting in the Round – A Workshop
Want to get to grips with knitting in the round? Come to our workshop and knit yourself (or a friend!) a cowl. The session is aimed at the advanced beginner who is comfortable with knit and purl stitches.  Please bring a 60cm-long 4mm circular needle with you to the session. Yarn will be provided. 

Places are free but limited and must be booked. For more information (and suggestions for needle stockists), please contact Ecclesall Library on 0114 203 7222 or ecclesall.library@sheffield.gov.uk and ask for Ann.
Free event.  Book online today



Library Week Craft for Kids
Throughout Libraries Week, Ignite Imaginations will be delivering a series of free book inspired craft activities for children aged 8-13 years.  Events are free.  Contact the library to book your place.
·         Central Children’s Library, Sat 6th Oct, 2-3pm
·         Hillsborough Library Sat 6th Oct 2-3pm
·         Woodseats Library Mon 8th Oct 4-5pm
·         Chapeltown Library Mon 8th Oct 4.30-5.30pm
·         Highfield Library Mon 8th Oct 4.30-5.30pm
·         Firth Park Library, Weds 10th 4-5pm
·         Parson Cross Library, Thurs 11th Oct 3.45-4.45pm
·         Crystal Peaks Library Fri 12th Oct 4-5pm
·         Ecclesall Library, Fri 12th 4-5pm
·         Stocksbridge Library Sat 13th Oct 10.30-11.30am
·         Darnall Library Sat 13th 2-3pm

·         Manor Library, Sat 13th Oct. 2-3pm

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Holiday Activities

Over the summer we’ll be offering a wide ranging and free series of events for children across our libraries citywide.  To book a place for your child, contact the relevant library.

All children under eight years of age must be accompanied by a parent or responsible carer to the above activities.

Remember that you can collect Children’s University Credits for attending any of these activities.  Also check out Mischief Makers; the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.


Discover more with a library card.  Join the library today.

Monday 23rd July

Central Children’s Library 10.30am - 12.30pm

Highfield Library
2pm - 4pm.


Imagination Gaming
Discover the exciting world of modern board gaming.  A great way to spend time with family and friends.

Suitable for children and their families ages 5 years +

Tuesday 24th July

Stocksbridge Library 10.30am -12.30pm

Chapeltown Library
2pm – 4pm.


Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Friday 27th July

Central Children’s Library
10am – 12noon

Festival of Fun – Art and Craft
Ignite Imaginations.  Get creative and have fun at Ignite Imaginations fabulous art and craft sessions.  Suitable for children aged 7-14 years

Part of the Children’s University Festival Of Fun.  Call 0114 268 6813 to book your place.

Saturday 28th July

Crystal Peaks Library 10.30am - 12.30pm

Darnall Library
1.30pm - 3.30 pm

Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Monday 30th July                                 
Crystal Peaks Library
10.30am -11.45am

Manor Library
2pm – 3.15pm

Beat The Beano Stars - Traditional Games with a Twist

Young mischief makers take on the Beano’s cartoon heroes at traditional games with a twist.  Can you out menace Dennis and survive Minnie the Minx marble mayhem. An activity for children age 7-12 years.

Monday 30th July

Woodseats Library
2pm – 3pm

Bright Box Makerspace
Using a combination of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEM) with storytelling children can change the ending of their favourite book using plasticine or lego to build a scene and use stop-motion animation to make a short movie.  Suitable for children aged 7+ years.

Monday 30th July

Ecclesall Library
2.00-4.00pm

Cartoon Workshop
Join renowned artists Ed Syder and Bam and learn how to create your very own cartoon characters. An activity for children aged 7-11 years.
Monday 30th July

Darnall Library
2.00-4.00pm

Be A Maker For A Day
Create your own characters using Fimo and send them on an adventure.  Where will they travel to, what will they see and who will they bump into along the way?
An activity for children aged 6-12 years.

Tuesday 31st July

Woodseats Library
10.30am - 12.30pm

Festival of Fun – Art and Craft
See 27th July
Tuesday 31st July

10.30-11.45am              
Stockbridge Library

Welcome To Beano Town

Tragedy has struck Beanotown, Gnasher has been dog-napped!  Who would have done such a dastardly thing??  Can you help Dennis get his much-loved pet back?  An activity for children aged 5-8 years

Tuesday 31st July

Highfield Library
10.30am – 11.30am

Musical rhyme and story time
Shake, rattle and roll to musical stories and make our own musical shaker to use and take home! A drop in session for children under 6 years.

Tuesday 31st July

Chapeltown Library 10.30am – 12noon

Hype Dance
A dance workshop for children aged 7-13 years, no previous experience necessary. To book call 0114 275 8503.

Tuesday 31st July

Parson Cross Library
2pm – 3pm

Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July

Wednesday 1st August

Hillsborough library
2pm – 3pm

Giraffes Can’t Dance
Interactive workshops full of dancing, singing and drama based on the book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae.  Suitable for children 2-5 years

Thursday 2nd August

Chapeltown Library
10.30am – 11.30am

Giraffes Can’t Dance
See 1st August
Thursday 2nd August

Ecclesall Library
2pm - 3pm

Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 4 - 7 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Thursday 2nd August

Ecclesall Library
3pm - 4pm

Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 8 - 12 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Thursday 2nd August

Central Children’s Library
2.00-4.00pm

Be A Maker For A Day
See 30th July

Thursday 2nd August

Crystal Peaks Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
Join the Road Safety Team for a fun and interactive session on Road Safety. Suitable for children of all ages up to 12 years.

Friday 3rd August

Darnall Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Monday 6th August
           
Ecclesall Library
10.30-11.45am

Welcome To Beano Town

See 31st July
Monday 6th August

Woodseats Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Tuesday  7th August

Central Children’s Library
Drop-in 10am – 3pm

Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.

Tuesday 7th August

Stocksbridge Library 10.30am – 12noon

Hype Dance
See 31st July
Tuesday 7th August

Firth Park Library
2.00-3.15pm.

Welcome To Beano Town

See 31st July
Wednesday 8th August

Manor Library
1.30pm – 5pm

Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Wednesday 8th August

Highfield Library
2pm – 3pm

Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July

Wednesday 8th August

Firth Park Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Tuesday  9th August

Central Children’s Library
10am – 12noon

Coding for Starters
An exciting coding taster session using Scratch.  Scratch is a bright and fun coding platform specifically designed for children.  Suitable for ages 7-11.  Booking essential.

Thursday 9th August

Crystal Peaks Library 10.30-11.30am

Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 4 - 7 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Thursday 9th August

Crystal Peaks Library 11.30-12.30am

Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 8 - 12 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Friday 10th August

Parson Cross Library
10.30am – 11.30am

Giraffes Can’t Dance
See 1st August
Friday 10th August

Darnall Library
1.30pm - 4pm

Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Friday 10th August

Woodseats Library
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Calling all superheroes!

Drop in family craft session for all ages. During the session you can make: A moving superhero, a superhero mask, a mini flying superhero, a pocket superhero, do a super book review and join a super storytime!

Monday 13th August

Crystal Peaks Library
10.30-11.30am

Dinocraft!
Dinosaur themed craft session for children of all ages. Just drop in.

Monday 13th August

Woodseats Library
2pm – 3pm

Where the Wild Things Are
Interactive workshops full of dancing, singing and drama based on the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Suitable for children 3-7 years.

Tuesday  14th August

Central Children’s Library
Drop-in - 10am – 3pm

Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.

Tuesday 14th August.

Central Children’s Library 2.00-3.15pm

Welcome To Beano Town

See 31st July
Tues 14th August 

Highfield Library
2.30pm - 4.00pm 
                                  

Book Craft and Storywriting
Create your own book to take home and write some silly stories! Try a variety of story writing activities and story cubes to let your imagination run wild!  Suitable for children 6 – 11years.

Wednesday 15th August

Hillsborough Library
2.00-4.00pm
Cartoon Workshop
See 30th July
Thursday 16th August.

Central Children’s Library 10am -12noon

Board Game

To celebrate the launch of our brand new Board Game Library, learn how to play some of the most current and exciting modern board games for children. Learn how to win AND lose, make new friends, and most importantly, have fun!  Suitable for ages 6+.  Booking essential.

Thursday 16th August

Chapeltown Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Friday 17th August

Manor Library
2.00pm -3.30pm

Grow Theatre
Super Heroes vs. Professor Mischief!

Save the world from DOOM!  Professor Mischief is on a mission to change the world.  Come and hear the Professor’s dastardly plans to bring the world’s superheroes to their knees by blasting them with his powerful MULTI-PHASE MISCHIEF LASER BLAMMER!
An activity for children aged 7-12 years.

Monday 20th August,

Ecclesall Library
10.30am -12.30pm

Woodseats Library
2pm - 4pm

Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Monday 20th August

Manor Library
10.30am – 12.30am

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Monday 20th August

Crystal Peaks Library
2pm – 3pm

Where the Wild Things Are
See 13th August

Monday 20th August

Stocksbridge Library
2pm – 3pm

Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July

Monday 20th August

Darnall Library
2.00-4.00pm
Cartoon Workshop
See 30th July
Tuesday  21st August

Central Children’s Library
Drop-in - 10am – 3pm

Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.

Tuesday 21st August

Chapeltown Library
2pm – 3pm

Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July

Tuesday 21st August

Hillsborough Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Thursday 23rd August

Central Children’s Library
10am – 12noon

Coding for Starters
See 9th August

Thursday 23rd August

Central Children’s Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Friday 24th August

Highfield Library
10.30am - 12.30pm

Cartoon Workshop
See 30th July
Friday 24th August

Firth Park Library
2pm - 4pm

Be A Maker For A Day
See 30th July

Tuesday 28th August

Highfield Library
2pm – 4pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Tuesday  28th August

Central Children’s Library
Drop-in - 10am – 3pm

Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.

Thursday 30th August

Ecclesall Library
10.30am – 12.30pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Friday 31st August

Stocksbridge Library
10.30am – 12.30pm

Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Thursday 30th August.

Central Children’s Library 10am -12noon

Board Game

See 16th August

Friday 31st August

Crystal Peaks Library
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Dinocraft
See 13th August
Friday 31st August

Woodseats Library
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Family Gaming afternoon

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun.  As well as a selection of popular children’s games to play, you can also create your own!  Suitable for children 3 – 8years.

Free Art Club for Children aged 8-11 years
Everyday Stories with Ignite Imaginations

Sign up for these regular art and craft activities at the following libraries;

Highfield Library
Saturdays, 10am -12noon from 21st July – 22nd September

Parson Cross Library
Thursdays, 2.45pm - 4.45pm from 26th July - 30th August
Thursday, 3.15pm - 4.45pm from 6th September - 5th October

Crystal Peaks Library
Saturdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm from 4th August – 6th October

Firth Park Library
Saturdays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm from 4th August – 6th October

Darnall Library
Saturdays 1pm - 3pm from 4th August – 6th October