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Library events

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Bayston Hill Library - Exotic Animal Extravaganza Next running on: 21 August 10:30am

Come along and join us for an incredible encounter with some real wild and wonderful animals, with ‘Animal Man’ Simon Airey.

Bayston Hill 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

Market Drayton Library - IT 1-2-1 sessions Next running on: 21 August 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: 21 August

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

Market Drayton Library - Scrabble club Next running on: 22 August 2:30pm

A friendly scrabble session for beginners and more experienced players alike

Market Drayton Library

Also runs on: 29 August

Wem Library - Card Making Craft Group Next running on: 22 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: 29 August, 05 September, 12 September ... and more dates

Wem Library - Scrabble Group Next running on: 22 August 2pm

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

Wem Library

Also runs on: 29 August, 05 September, 12 September ... and more dates

Bayston Hill Library - Storytime with Dogs Trust Next running on: 23 August 10am

Dogs Trust education and community officer, Alison Donald, will be visiting the library again with her rescue dog Bertie.

Bayston Hill Library

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

Oswestry Library - Family indoor golf Next running on: 23 August 3pm

Come and have fun playing indoor golf.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 30 August

Shrewsbury Library - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 23 August 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: 30 August, 06 September, 13 September ... and more dates

Library at the Lantern - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 24 August 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: 28 September, 26 October, 23 November ... and more dates

Market Drayton Library - Short Story Workshop with Mary Williams Next running on: 24 August 1pm

The workshop will focus on extending attendees own learning from short stories they have read (and written)

Market Drayton Library

Oswestry Library - First aid in the home Next running on: 24 August 3pm

Learn first aid with St John's Ambulance

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 31 August

Oswestry Library - Lego club Next running on: 24 August 3:30pm

Have fun with bricks!

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 31 August, 07 September, 14 September ... and more dates

Wem Library - Knit and Natter Next running on: 24 August 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: 31 August, 07 September, 14 September ... and more dates

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

Whitchurch Library - Rhyme Time Next running on: 24 August 10am

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

Whitchurch Library

Also runs on: 31 August, 07 September, 14 September ... and more dates

Bridgnorth Library - Knit, Craft and Natter Next running on: 25 August 10am

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

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 08 September, 22 September, 06 October ... and more dates

Bridgnorth Library - Local and family history advice session Next running on: 25 August 2pm

Local and family history group.

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 22 September, 29 September, 06 October ... and more dates

Market Drayton Library - Rhyme Time Next running on: 25 August 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

Market Drayton Library - Knit and Stitch Together Next running on: 25 August 1:30pm

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

Market Drayton Library

Market Drayton Library - Local and family history advice Next running on: 25 August 10am

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

Market Drayton Library

Oswestry Library - Pyjama drama Next running on: 25 August 10am

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

Oswestry Library

Wem Library - Listen with Lucy Next running on: 25 August 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: 01 September

Bayston Hill Library - Love Your Bike workshop Next running on: 26 August 10am

Come along and get your bike vetted for free by a professional bike mechanic!

Bayston Hill 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

Whitchurch Library - Knit and Natter Group Next running on: 29 August 10am

Join the regular knit and natter session. Share your love of knitting, find inspiration and make new friends. No need to book, just bring wool and knitting needles or a crochet hook.

Whitchurch Library

Also runs on: 12 September, 26 September

Whitchurch Library - Writers' Group Next running on: 29 August 2pm

Pick up your pen, write a novel, a story, a poem or a play.

Whitchurch Library

Also runs on: 26 September

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

Whitchurch Library - PACT Surgery (Police and Communities Together) Next running on: 01 September 11am

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

Whitchurch Library

Also runs on: 11 September, 28 September

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

Whitchurch Library - Caldecott Club - Family bike marking event Next running on: 02 September 10:15am

Come along with your bike and get it security marked for free.

Whitchurch Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - Meet the Local and Family History Volunteers Next running on: 04 September 1pm

If you're interested in family or local history and don’t know where to start or are stuck with your research, our local history volunteers are available to help.

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 05 September, 06 September, 08 September ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Family and Local History Group (Mondays) Next running on: 04 September 10am

Oswestry Family and Local History volunteers run a twice-weekly advice service at Oswestry Library.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 11 September, 18 September, 25 September ... and more dates

Bayston Hill Library - Bookstart Stories and Rhymes Next running on: 05 September 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: 03 October, 07 November, 05 December

Bridgnorth Library - Monthly Poetry Session Next running on: 05 September 2:30pm

Monthly poetry group.

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 03 October

Ludlow Library - Local and family history advice session Next running on: 05 September 2:30pm

Drop in session for anyone with local and family history enquires

Ludlow Library

Oswestry Library - Hearing Aid Clinic Next running on: 06 September 10am

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

Also runs on: 04 October, 01 November, 06 December

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - Shropshire Milestones Next running on: 07 September 7pm

A talk by Alan Reade.

Bridgnorth Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - Spies, Nurses and the Home Front: The Role of Women in the Great War Next running on: 08 September 7pm

An illustrated talk by Philip Stevens.

Bridgnorth Library

Oswestry Library - Amser i wrando Next running on: 08 September 2pm

Welsh language event.

Oswestry Library

Oswestry Library - Family and Local History Group (Fridays) Next running on: 08 September 1:30pm

Oswestry Family and Local History volunteers run a twice-weekly advice service at Oswestry Library.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 15 September, 22 September, 29 September ... and more dates

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - History Day Next running on: 09 September 10am

A day of meetings and displays.

Bridgnorth Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bookstart Rhyme Time Next running on: 11 September 10:30am

Rhymes, Songs and Stories for under fives

Bridgnorth Library

Also runs on: 09 October

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - Rebuilding the Bristol Scout Next running on: 11 September 7pm

An Illustrated talk by David Bremner.

Bridgnorth 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

Library at the Lantern - Code Club Next running on: 12 September 3:45pm

A fantastic new club which introduces children from 9 to 11 years of age to computer programming.

Library at the Lantern

Also runs on: 19 September, 26 September, 03 October ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Advertizing nature Next running on: 12 September 12:30pm

Vicky Turrell, author of ‘It’s Not a Boy!’ and Nature Correspondent for The Oswestry and Borders Advertizer, will be here to talk about how she developed her interest in writing and natural history to become the Nature Correspondent for The Oswestry Advertizer

Oswestry Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - The Work of Victorian Photographer Francis Frith Next running on: 13 September 7pm

An illustrated talk by Dorothy Nicolle.

Bridgnorth Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - Behind Enemy Lines – A look inside the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.) Next running on: 14 September 7pm

An illustrated presentation by Dr. Mark Baldwin.

Bridgnorth Library

Wem Library - Jake Evans Storytelling - for Adults! Next running on: 14 September 2:30pm

Jake Evans has been storytelling professionally since leaving school and his work and travels have taken him across the world, performing at many weird and wonderful events and venues.

Wem Library

Bridgnorth Library - Bridgnorth History Fortnight - Bridgnorth Infirmary: An Unnecessary Expense? Next running on: 15 September 7pm

An illustrated talk by Gill Waugh Pead.

Bridgnorth Library

Oswestry Library - Bookstart Story Time Next running on: 15 September 2pm

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.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 29 September, 13 October, 03 November ... and more dates

Oswestry Library - Introduction to Embroidery course Next running on: 15 September 10am

Join us over 4 weeks for this beginners workshop as we discover the art of embroidery.

Oswestry Library

Oswestry Library - Bookstart Rhyme Time Next running on: 18 September 2pm

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.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 02 October, 16 October, 30 October ... and more dates

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

Wem Library - Reading Group Next running on: 19 September 2:30pm

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

Wem Library

Whitchurch Library - Reading Group Next running on: 19 September 5:30pm

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

Whitchurch Library

Bridgnorth Library - Friends of Bridgnorth Library Book Sale Next running on: 23 September 9:30am

The Friends of Bridgnorth Library will be holding a book sale with lots of good quality paperbacks, hardbacks and other items in the library meeting room.

Bridgnorth Library

Oswestry Library - Flock of words Next running on: 26 September 12:30pm

A collaboration between award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes, Flocks of Words is an immersive, hypnotic blend of music and poetry exploring landscape and the human soul.

Oswestry Library

Oswestry Library - Knit for Life group Next running on: 27 September 1:30pm

Find out more about the Oswestry Knit for Life group.

Oswestry Library

Also runs on: 25 October, 29 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