Shropshire Council

Newsflash: Summer reading challenge 2017

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Library events

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Shrewsbury Library - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 26 July 10:15am

These free sessions for children aged under 5 years, their parents and carers, are a great way to make new friends and enjoy simple stories and crafts.

Shrewsbury Library

Also runs on: 02 August, 09 August, 16 August ... and more dates

Bishop's Castle Library - Children’s Animal Fiesta with Sal Tonge Next running on: 27 July 10:30am

Join us for fun and games to kick off the Summer Reading Challenge

Bishop's Castle Library

Library at the Lantern - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 27 July 10:30am

These free sessions for children aged under 5 years, their parents and carers, are a great way to make new friends and enjoy simple stories, rhymes and crafts.

Library at the Lantern

Also runs on: 24 August, 28 September, 26 October ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - First aid in the home Next running on: 27 July 3pm

Learn first aid with St John's Ambulance

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 03 August, 10 August, 17 August ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Lego club Next running on: 27 July 3:30pm

Have fun with bricks!

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 03 August, 10 August, 17 August ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Time to Listen Next running on: 27 July 2pm

Visit Oswestry library to relax and listen to poetry and stories read outloud by the staff. Enjoy meeting people in an informal setting at the library and being read to. Free, no need to book.

Oswestry Library

Shrewsbury Library - Storytime with Dogs Trust Next running on: 27 July 11am

Listen to a story featuring Inspector Clueless and his dog, Sniff-It-Out.

Shrewsbury Library

Wem Library - Knit and Natter Next running on: 27 July 10:30am

Join the weekly knit and natter drop in session. Share your love of knitting, find inspiration and make new friends. Refreshments available for a small contribution.

Wem Library

Also runs on: 03 August, 10 August, 17 August ... and more dates

Whitchurch Library - Rhyme Time Next running on: 27 July 10am

Songs, rhymes, rhythm and fun for children under five.

Whitchurch Library

Bridgnorth Library - Knit, Craft and Natter Next running on: 28 July 10am

Do you knit, sew or do any other portable handcraft?

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 11 August, 25 August

Bridgnorth Library - Local and family history advice session Next running on: 28 July 2pm

Local and family history group.

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 04 August, 11 August, 18 August ... and more dates

Ludlow Library - British Legion drop in session Next running on: 28 July 10am

Support and advice drop session in for anyone interested in the British Legion

Ludlow Library

Market Drayton Library - Rhyme Time Next running on: 28 July 10am

These free sessions for children aged 0 to 5 years, their parents and carers, are a great way to make new friends and enjoy stories, nursery rhymes and simple action songs. Sign up for the Bookstart Bear Club and your child can collect a series of beautiful certificates.

Market Drayton Library

Also runs on: 11 August, 25 August

Market Drayton Library - Knit and Stitch Together Next running on: 28 July 1:30pm

Come along to craft and chat with others over a cup of tea and a biscuit. All abilities welcome.

Market Drayton Library

Also runs on: 04 August, 11 August, 18 August ... and more dates

Market Drayton Library - Local and family history advice Next running on: 28 July 10am

Are you interested in finding about your family history, or local history and don't know where to start?

Market Drayton Library

Also runs on: 04 August, 11 August, 18 August ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Knit for Life group Next running on: 28 July 1:30pm

Find out more about the Oswestry Knit for Life group.

Oswestry Library

Oswestry Library - Pyjama drama Next running on: 28 July 10am

Pyjama Drama is a creative experience for children from 2-5 years. Find out more

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 25 August

Wem Library - Listen with Lucy Next running on: 28 July 2:15pm

Come and meet Lucy Rabbit. Sing songs and action rhymes and help her tell a story. Look, listen and join in. Play instruments. Have fun!

Wem Library

Also runs on: 04 August, 18 August, 25 August ... and more dates

Whitchurch Library - PACT Surgery (Police and Communities Together) Next running on: 28 July 11am

A chance to raise any issues or questions with your Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Whitchurch Library

Shrewsbury Library - Warhammer Next running on: 29 July 11am

Warhammer gaming club for ages 8 to adult.

Shrewsbury Library

Whitchurch Library - Animal Agents – Bricks ‘n’ Tricks Lego Workshop – Wild West Next running on: 29 July 10am

Come along for an interactive, hands-on Wild West-themed Lego workshop.

Whitchurch Library

Ludlow Library - Confused by computers Next running on: 31 July 9:30am

Come and see us if you need help with laptops, tablets, smartphones or iPads.

Ludlow Library

Market Drayton Library - IT 1-2-1 sessions Next running on: 31 July 10am

Do you have questions about using the internet or email, how to attach documents or general computer problems?

Market Drayton Library

Also runs on: 31 July, 07 August, 07 August ... and more dates

Bayston Hill Library - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 01 August 10:30am

Library event for young children held once a month. Enjoy Rhymes and songs and make new friends.

Bayston Hill Library

Also runs on: 05 September, 03 October, 07 November ... and more dates

Bridgnorth Library - Detective Masterclass Next running on: 01 August 10:30am

Join your local policing team to learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving skills.

Bridgnorth Library

Bridgnorth Library - Monthly Poetry Session Next running on: 01 August 2:30pm

Monthly poetry group.

Bridgnorth Library

Ludlow Library - Local and family history advice session Next running on: 01 August 2:30pm

Drop in session for anyone with local and family history enquires

Ludlow Library

Also runs on: 05 September

Ludlow Library - Who's Around The Corner / The Great Mouse Detective Next running on: 01 August 11am

"Who's Around The Corner" detective workshop and film "The Great Mouse Detective".

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Market Drayton Library - Drayton Writers Next running on: 01 August 7pm

Drayton Writers is a small, friendly, constructive group with a variety of creative writing interests. If you have ever thought you had a novel, a story, a poem or a play in you why not come along?

Market Drayton Library

Market Drayton Library - Scrabble club Next running on: 01 August 2:30pm

A friendly scrabble session for beginners and more experienced players alike

Market Drayton Library

Also runs on: 08 August, 15 August, 22 August ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Lego farm workshop Next running on: 01 August 11am

Have fun with lego!

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 01 August

Shrewsbury Library - Tortoise Tales Next running on: 01 August 2pm

Come along to listen to some tortoise stories and meet our special guest real life tortoise Tommy! Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

Shrewsbury Library

Wem Library - Card Making Craft Group Next running on: 01 August 10:30am

Come along and join our social group designing and making greeting cards for all occasions. The group meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Wem Library

Also runs on: 08 August, 15 August, 22 August ... and more dates

Wem Library - Scrabble Group Next running on: 01 August 2pm

Do you love playing scrabble? Just drop in, join our Scrabble Group and make new friends.

Wem Library

Also runs on: 08 August, 15 August, 22 August ... and more dates

Bishop's Castle Library - Animal Agents Next running on: 02 August 10am

Join our local policing team to learn about fingerprinting, forensics, and crime solving.

Bishop's Castle Library

Highley Library - Animal Agents with West Mercia Police Next running on: 02 August 2pm

Learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills like the animal agents.

Highley Library

Oswestry Library - Hearing Aid Clinic Next running on: 02 August 2pm

Drop in to Oswestry Library for hearing aid tube changing, battery collection and advice on hearing aid care. Every first Wednesday of the month.

Oswestry Library

Oswestry Library - Pets as therapy reading session Next running on: 02 August 2pm

Join us for a special visit from a gorgeous pets as therapy dog.

Oswestry Library

Gobowen Library - Those clever animals Next running on: 03 August 11am

Animal stories and activities. Please book your place as spaces are limited. Aimed at children aged 4-7 years

Gobowen Library

Library at the Lantern - Animal Agents with West Mercia Police Next running on: 03 August 10:30am

Learn about crime solving with our local policing team. For children aged 7-11. Book as places are limited.

Library at the Lantern

Wem Library - Animal agents Next running on: 03 August 11am

Join your local policing team to learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills like the Animal Agents!

Wem Library

Oswestry Library - Titus Andronicus Unwrapped Next running on: 04 August 12:30pm

A Learning at Lunchtime event

Oswestry Library

Shrewsbury Library - Animal Agents with West Mercia Police Next running on: 04 August 10:30am

Join your local policing team to learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills like the Animal Agents! Suitable for children aged 7-11 years.

Shrewsbury Library

Also runs on: 08 August

Oswestry Library - Faeries and how to care for their wildlife friends Next running on: 05 August 10am

Come and meet the faerie story lady who will tell you tales of faeries and their adventures, followed by an art session using nature and art materials.

Oswestry Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bookstart Rhyme Time Next running on: 07 August 10:30am

Rhymes, Songs and Stories for under fives

Bridgnorth Library

Gobowen Library - Animal Agents and West Mercia Police joint event for children Next running on: 08 August 11am

Join your local policing team to learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills like the Animal Agents. Please book a place and children must be accompanied by an adult

Gobowen Library

Ludlow Library - It's a secret / G-Force Next running on: 08 August 11am

"It's a secret..." detective workshop and film "G-Force".

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Whitchurch Library - Animal Agents - Park Life Next running on: 08 August 10am

Join us collaging colourful characters and wonderful animals to go on our Whitchurch Park scene in the children’s library

Whitchurch Library

Bridgnorth Library - Animal Agents with the Dogs Trust Next running on: 09 August 10:30am

Come and play the senses game, to see if you have the skills to ‘sniff out’ a clue.

Bridgnorth Library

Bridgnorth Library - Creative writing workshop Next running on: 09 August 1pm

£2.50 per person. Places limited. Speak to Library staff to book a place.

Bridgnorth Library

Market Drayton - Police Detectives Next running on: 09 August 10am

Join your local policing team to learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills like the Animal Agents!

Market Drayton Library

Oswestry Library - Family indoor golf Next running on: 09 August 3pm

Come and have fun playing indoor golf.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 16 August, 23 August, 30 August

Oswestry Library - West Mercia Police Next running on: 09 August 2pm

Learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills like the animal agents.

Oswestry Library

Library at the Lantern - Story time with the Dogs Trust Next running on: 10 August 10:30am

Listen to the story of ‘The Mysterious Case of the Missing Honey’ by Claire Freedman and Holly Swain. Will Inspector Clueless and his dog, Sniff-It-Out, solve the mystery?

Library at the Lantern

Ludlow Library - Chicken Run Next running on: 11 August 10:30am

Spend a morning with chicken detectives and a chance to meet our LIVE chicken friends

Ludlow Library

Wem Library - Story time with Dogs Trust Next running on: 11 August 2:30pm

Meet rescue dog, Bertie and his owner.

Wem Library

Ellesmere Library - Bricks ‘n’ Tricks: Lego workshop Next running on: 12 August 10:30am

Come along for an interactive, hands-on Wild West themed Lego workshop. For children aged 5 to 10 years.

Ellesmere Library

Market Drayton Library - Reading Group Next running on: 12 August 11:45am

This is a friendly group who meet on the second Saturday of the month at Market Drayton Library.

Market Drayton Library

Oswestry Library - Create your own super-bird Next running on: 14 August 10am

Join us and make your very own super-bird

Oswestry Library

Library at the Lantern - Bricks ‘n’ Tricks: Lego workshop Next running on: 15 August 2pm

Come along for an interactive, hands-on Wild West themed Lego workshop. For children aged 5 to 10 years.

Library at the Lantern

Ludlow Library - Build a Beast / Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit Next running on: 15 August 11am

"Build a Beast" detective workshop and film "Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit".

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Wem Library - Reading Group Next running on: 15 August 2:30pm

Well established friendly library group, reading a wide range of books supplied by Shropshire Libraries.

Wem Library

Market Drayton - Story Time with Dogs Trust Next running on: 16 August 10:30am

Listen to the story of ‘The Mysterious Case of the Missing Honey’ by Claire Freedman and Holly Swain.

Market Drayton Library

Shrewsbury Library - Time to Listen Next running on: 16 August 2:30pm

Relax and listen to stories and poems for adults on a Christmas theme.

Shrewsbury Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bricks and tricks - Lego Workshop - The Seaside Special Next running on: 18 August 10:30am

Do you love Lego? Would you like to build a seaside scene?

Bridgnorth Library

Ludlow Library - Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue Next running on: 18 August 10:30am

An hour of fun hedgehog stories and activities and maybe the chance to meet Pricklebum in person.

Ludlow Library

Oswestry Library - Family Embroidery Workshop Next running on: 18 August 10am

Create your very own animal design using simple embroidery stitches.

Oswestry Library

Whitchurch Library - Animal Agents - Story Time with Dogs Trust Next running on: 18 August 10am

Join Alison and her dog Bertie for a story session where she will be reading The Mysterious Case of the Missing Honey.

Whitchurch Library

Oswestry Library - Authors for all your imaginations Next running on: 19 August 11am

Celebrated and award-winning local authors coming to Oswestry Library.

Oswestry Library

Oswestry Library - Drawing Club Next running on: 19 August 2pm

Want to know how to draw ? Local cartoonist John Swogger will show you how!

Oswestry Library

Bridgnorth Library - Animal Fun with Exotic Zoo Next running on: 21 August 10:30am

Get up close with some of your favourite animals.

Bridgnorth Library

Ellesmere Library - Meet the vet storytime Next running on: 22 August 2pm

Listen to fun stories. Learn how to care for your dog. Meet a local vet.

Ellesmere Library

Ludlow Library - Be the Detective / Zootropolis Next running on: 22 August 11am

"Be the Detective" detective workshop and film "Zootropolis".

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Bishop's Castle Library - Zoolab animal experience Next running on: 23 August 10:30am

Join us to meet the Zoolab ranger and their furry and not-so-furry friends!

Bishop's Castle Library

Wem Library - Periscope Craft Next running on: 24 August 2:30pm

Join us and build your very own camouflage periscope

Wem Library

Whitchurch Library - Animal Agents - Police Detectives Next running on: 24 August 10am

Join PCSO Hirons, from the local policing team, to learn about fingerprinting, forensics and crime solving detective skills.

Whitchurch Library

Ludlow Library - Dinosaur / Dinosaur Detectives Next running on: 29 August 11am

"Dinosaur" detective workshop and theatre performance "Dinosaur Detectives'.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Oswestry Library - Who eats whooooo! With Shropshire Wildlife Trust Next running on: 29 August 2pm

Join us to learn about Owls and the mammals they eat.

Oswestry Library

Bridgnorth Library - Have a go at making a pot with Bridgnorth Pottery Next running on: 30 August 10am

Have a go at throwing your own pot. It could get messy.

Bridgnorth Library

Wem Library - Exotic Zoo Next running on: 02 September 10:30am

Come and learn all about the exotic animals at the Exotic Zoo.

Wem Library

Gobowen Library - Time to listen Next running on: 12 September 10am

Take some time for yourself, relax and listen to a good story read aloud

Gobowen Library

Also runs on: 10 October, 14 November, 12 December

Gobowen Library - Bookstart Rhyme Time Next running on: 19 September 11am

These free sessions for children aged 0 to 4 years, their parents and carers, are a great way to make new friends and enjoy stories, nursery rhymes and simple action songs.

Gobowen Library

Also runs on: 17 October, 21 November

Pontesbury Library - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 02 October 10:30am

These free sessions for children aged under 5 years, their parents and carers, are a great way to make new friends and enjoy simple stories and crafts.

Pontesbury Library

Also runs on: 06 November, 04 December