Library news

August 2019

Bank holiday

All libraries will be closed all day for the August bank holiday on Monday 26th August.

Summer Fun Day at Roman Road Library

Join the BwD Healthy Living staff and volunteers at Roman Road Library on Saturday 3rd August for their Summer Fun Day between 11 am and 3 pm. There will be all sorts of activities on offer including stalls, a bouncy castle, climbing wall, inflatables, barbeque, raffle, tombola and lots more. Wordsworth the library mascot will be there too, so come along and say hello.

Children's holiday activity programme

By the time you read this, our summer activity programme for children will be in full swing. Please note that following on from last month's newsletter a few extra event details and dates have been confirmed. Tickets for each event (including free events*) will be available from the relevant library up to 3 weeks in advance. We strongly recommend getting tickets in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.

*Tickets are not required for the drop-in Mad Science events on Monday 12th August.

The full programme of remaining events by library is as follows:

Blackburn Library:

  • Magic show with Marc Dominic, Wednesday 7th August, 11 am, tickets £1 children, £3 accompanying adults
  • Mad Science fun station, Monday 12th August, drop-in between 10.30 am & 12.30 pm, free, tickets not required
  • Illustration workshop with Sarah Horne, Wednesday 21st August, 11 am, tickets £1 children
  • Family stories and craft session, Friday 23rd August, 2 - 3 pm, tickets free
  • Computer Code Club, Tuesday 27th August, 2 - 3.30 pm, age 8 - 11, tickets free

Darwen Library:

  • Magic show with Marc Dominic, Wednesday 7th August, 2 pm, tickets £1 children
  • Mad Science fun station, Monday 12th August, drop-in between 2 & 4 pm, tickets not required
  • Illustration workshop with Sarah Horne, Wednesday 21st August, 2 pm, tickets £1 children
  • Family stories and craft session, Friday 23rd August, 11 am - 12 pm, tickets free
  • Computer Code Club, Thursday 29th August, 2 - 3.30 pm, age 8 - 11, tickets free

Livesey / Cherry Tree Library

Free story and craft:

  • Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator, Wednesday 31st July, 2 pm
  • Awesome Aliens, Monday 5th August, 2 pm
  • Amazing Space, Wednesday 14th August, 2 pm
  • Max's Starry Night, Monday 19th August 2 pm

Mill Hill Library

Free story and craft:

  • Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator, Thursday 1st August, 2 pm
  • Awesome Aliens, Thursday 8th August, 2 pm
  • Amazing Space, Thursday 15th August, 2 pm
  • Max's Starry Night, Thursday 22nd August, 2 pm

Roman Road Library

Free story and craft:

  • Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator, Tuesday 30th July, 2 pm
  • Awesome Aliens, Tuesday 6th August, 2 pm
  • Amazing Space, Tuesday 13th August, 2 pm
  • Max's Starry Night, Tuesday 20th August, 2 pm

Summer Reading Challenge

Don't forget that our Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge carries on throughout August and September too. If you have any children or grandchildren age 4 - 12 years, bring them along and sign them up. They only have to read 6 library books to collect prizes and stickers, and it's a great way to keep them reading during the long summer break from school.

Sew & Sow group

Come rain or shine, the Sew & Sow group carries on meeting throughout the summer months. Come and enjoy fun, friendly activities for just £2 per week (first week taster session, free of charge). This month the schedule is:

  • 6th August: Bottle painting lights at Mill Hill
  • 13th August: Gardening at Cherry Tree
  • 20th August: Project work with tuition from Pauline at Mill Hill
  • 27th August: Gardening at Cherry Tree

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant comes to King George's Hall

Monday 19th August 2019 – 2pm start
Tuesday 20th August 2019 – 11am & 2pm
Tickets: from £12.50 / £10 Groups 10+
Available from: King George’s Hall, 01254 582579 or www.kinggeorgeshall.com

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, that celebrates its 30th Birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! The show’s subtle message that it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for children of all ages.

Calendar of events

Key: A = Adults' events, C = Children's and families' events, EY = Early Years' events, P = Partners' events

Calendar of events
Key Event Title Day of the Week Date Start & finish times Location Ticket Price Booking required Y/N
A Councillor's surgery Thu 01.08.19 9.30 - 10.30 am Roman Road Library N/A N
A Women's group Thu 01.08.19 1 - 3 pm Roman Road Library £1 N
C Family stories & craft Thu 01.08.19 2 - 3 pm Mill Hill Library N/A Y
A Knit & Natter Fri 02.08.19 2.30 - 3.30 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A N
C Colouring, puzzles and games Sat 03.08.19 10 am - 1.45 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Summer Fun Day Sat 03.08.19 11 am - 3 pm Roman Road Library N
A Darwen Library Crafters Mon 05.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Darwen Library Y
A Local/Family Researchers Mon 05.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Family stories & craft Mon 05.08.19 2 - 3 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A Y
A IT drop in session Mon 05.08.19 2 - 4 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Family arts & crafts Mon 05.08.19 5 - 6.30 pm Roman Road Library N/A N
A Councillor's surgery Mon 05.08.19 6 - 7 pm Roman Road Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 06.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Sew & Sow Tue 06.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Mill Hill Library £2 N
A Tuesday Reading Group Tue 06.08.19 10.15 - 11.45 am Blackburn Library N/A N
A Darwen Library Larks Tue 06.08.19 1.30 - 3 pm Darwen Library Theatre £4 N
C Family stories & craft Tue 06.08.19 2 - 3 pm Roman Road Library N/A Y
A Coffee/tea/biscuit drop in Tue 06.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 06.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT course: Mouse and Keyboard Wed 07.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A Y
EY Story time Wed 07.08.19 10.30 - 11 am Cherry Tree Library N/A N
A Tai Chi Wed 07.08.19 10.30 - 11.30 am Cherry Tree Library £2 Y
C Magic show Wed 07.08.19 11 am - 12 pm Blackburn Library £1 C, £3 A (accomp) Y
C Magic show Wed 07.08.19 2 - 3 pm Darwen Library £1 C Y
A IT drop in Wed 07.08.19 2 - 4 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Books @ the Pub Wed 07.08.19 6 - 7.30 pm The Postal Order N/A N
A Councillor's surgery Thu 08.08.19 9.30 - 10.30 am Roman Road Library N/A N
A Women's group Thu 08.08.19 1 - 3 pm Roman Road Library £1 N
C Family stories & craft Thu 08.08.19 2 - 3 pm Mill Hill Library N/A Y
A Knit & Natter Fri 09.08.19 2.30 - 3.30 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A N
C Colouring, puzzles and games Sat 10.08.19 10 am - 1.45 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Story time & crafts Sat 10.08.19 11 am Darwen Library N/A N
A Darwen Library Crafters Mon 12.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Darwen Library Y
A Local/Family Researchers Mon 12.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Mad Science fun station Mon 12.08.19 10.30 am - 12.30 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
C Mad Science fun station Mon 12.08.19 2 - 4 pm Darwen Library N/A N
A IT drop in session Mon 12.08.19 2 - 4 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Family arts & crafts Mon 12.08.19 5 - 6.30 pm Roman Road Library N/A N
A Darwen Library Reading Group Mon 12.08.19 5.45 - 6.45 pm Darwen Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 13.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Sew & Sow Tue 13.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Cherry Tree Library £2 N
A Tuesday Reading Group Tue 13.08.19 10.15 - 11.45 am Blackburn Library N/A N
A Darwen Library Larks Tue 13.08.19 1.30 - 3 pm Darwen Library Theatre £4 N
C Family stories & craft Tue 13.08.19 2 - 3 pm Roman Road Library N/A Y
A Coffee/tea/biscuit drop in Tue 13.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 13.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT course: Introducing Internet Wed 14.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A Y
EY Story time Wed 14.08.19 10.30 - 11 am Cherry Tree Library N/A N
A Tai Chi Wed 14.08.19 10.30 - 11.30 am Cherry Tree Library £2 Y
C Family stories & craft Wed 14.08.19 2 - 3 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A Y
A IT drop in Wed 14.08.19 2 - 4 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Councillor's surgery Thu 15.08.19 9.30 - 10.30 am Roman Road Library N/A N
A Women's group Thu 15.08.19 1 - 3 pm Roman Road Library £1 N
C Family stories & craft Thu 15.08.19 2 - 3 pm Mill Hill Library N/A Y
A Knit & Natter Fri 16.08.19 2.30 - 3.30 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A N
C Colouring, puzzles and games Sat 17.08.19 10 am - 1.45 pm Darwen Library N/A N
A Councillor's surgery Sat 17.08.19 10.30 - 11.30 am Darwen Library N/A N
A Darwen Library Crafters Mon 19.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Darwen Library Y
A Local/Family Researchers Mon 19.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Family stories & craft Mon 19.08.19 2 - 3 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A Y
P Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Mon 19.08.19 2 pm King George's Hall £12.50 / £10 Y
A IT drop in session Mon 19.08.19 2 - 4 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Family arts & crafts Mon 19.08.19 5 - 6.30 pm Roman Road Library N/A N
A Livesey Reading Group Mon 19.08.19 7 - 8 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 20.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Sew & Sow Tue 20.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Mill Hill Library £2 N
A Tuesday Reading Group Tue 20.08.19 10.15 - 11.45 am Blackburn Library N/A N
P Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Tue 20.08.19 11 am King George's Hall £12.50 / £10 Y
A Darwen Library Larks Tue 20.08.19 1.30 - 3 pm Darwen Library Theatre £4 N
C Family stories & craft Tue 20.08.19 2 - 3 pm Roman Road Library N/A Y
P Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Tue 20.08.19 2 pm King George's Hall £12.50 / £10 Y
A Coffee/tea/biscuit drop in Tue 20.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 20.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
EY Story time Wed 21.08.19 10.30 - 11 am Cherry Tree Library N/A N
A Tai Chi Wed 21.08.19 10.30 - 11.30 am Cherry Tree Library £2 Y
C Illustration workshop Wed 21.08.19 11 am - 12 pm Blackburn Library £1 children Y
C Illustration workshop Wed 21.08.19 2 - 3 pm Darwen Library £1 children Y
A IT drop in Wed 21.08.19 2 - 4 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Councillor's surgery Thu 22.08.19 9.30 - 10.30 am Roman Road Library N/A N
A Women's group Thu 22.08.19 1 - 3 pm Roman Road Library £1 N
C Family stories & craft Thu 22.08.19 2 - 3 pm Mill Hill Library N/A Y
C Family stories & craft Fri 23.08.19 11 am - 12 pm Darwen library N/A Y
C Family stories & craft Fri 23.08.19 2 - 3 pm Blackburn Library N/A Y
A Knit & Natter Fri 23.08.19 2.30 - 3.30 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A N
C Colouring, puzzles and games Sat 24.08.19 10 am - 1.45 pm Darwen Library N/A N
C Story time & crafts Sat 24.08.19 11 am Darwen Library N/A N
BH Bank holiday Mon 26.08.19 All day All libraries closed
A IT drop in Tue 27.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Sew & Sow Tue 27.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Cherry Tree Library £2 N
A Tuesday Reading Group Tue 27.08.19 10.15 - 11.45 am Blackburn Library N/A N
A Darwen Library Larks Tue 27.08.19 1.30 - 3 pm Darwen Library Theatre £4 N
C Code Club Tue 27.08.19 2 - 3.30 pm Blackburn Library N/A Y
A Coffee/tea/biscuit drop in Tue 27.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT drop in Tue 27.08.19 2 - 4 pm Mill Hill Library N/A N
A IT course: Gmail Basics Wed 28.08.19 10 am - 12 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A Y
EY Story time Wed 28.08.19 10.30 - 11 am Cherry Tree Library N/A N
A Tai Chi Wed 28.08.19 10.30 - 11.30 am Cherry Tree Library £2 Y
A IT drop in Wed 28.08.19 2 - 4 pm Blackburn Library N/A N
A Councillor's surgery Thu 29.08.19 9.30 - 10.30 am Roman Road Library N/A N
A Women's group Thu 29.08.19 1 - 3 pm Roman Road Library £1 N
C Code Club Thu 29.08.19 2 - 3.30 pm Darwen Library N/A Y
A Knit & Natter Fri 30.08.19 2.30 - 3.30 pm Cherry Tree Library N/A N
C Colouring, puzzles and games Sat 31.08.19 10 am - 1.45 pm Darwen Library N/A N

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