Library events

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We have a whole host of events running at our libraries across the Wakefield district. Find the latest events happening at your local library.

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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
2 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Checkmates - Pontefract Library Junior Chess Club
Pontefract Library
2 Mar 2024
Details: Drop in chess club for under 16's. Make new friends and learn the worlds greatest game.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Lego/Crafts
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Drop in crafts and lego sessions every Saturday. Test out your building skills with our large selection of lego, then use your creative side to craft something wonderful. Contact Castleford Library 01977 722 085

Start time: 10am
End time: 2pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Ground Floor
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Fun Saturday (Games and Lego)
Horbury Library
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Join us every Saturday for a morning of fun with Games and Lego. Contact: horburylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 303060

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Lego
Wakefield One Library and Museum
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along to our Saturday Morning Lego Hour. Contact: 01924 305376 or wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Active Minds
Airedale Library
2 Mar 2024
Details: A social group for adults with quizzes, puzzles and a natter
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Saturday Family Crafts
Stanley Library
2 Mar 2024
Details: Family crafts is a time to visit the library and make something special to take home. We provide all materials, instructions, and a helping hand, allowing kids to colour and create a variety of fun. Contact Stanley Library on 01924 33130. or email stanleylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Crafts
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Drop-in crafts session for all the family.

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12:30pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Prize Bingo
Featherstone Library
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Weekly prize bingo

 

Great way to meet new friends 

£1 to play refreshments provided

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Teenagers, Seniors
Free: No
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Councillors Surgery
Featherstone Library
2 Mar 2024
Details: A chance to have a chat with the local town councillors.
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Family Board Games and Chess Club
Normanton Library
2 Mar 2024
Details: First Saturday of each month. Call in and have a game of Chess, or see which classic board games we have out for you to play. Contact details: Normanton Library – normantonlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 302525
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Nom Nom Reader Group
Wakefield One Library and Museum
2 Mar 2024
Details: Love to cook? Try new recipes? Share your culinary experiences? Whether you’re an eager beginner or bake-off star, come along to our cookery book reader group, and join the conversation about all things nom, nom, nom! Read – Cook – Eat – Share- Chat!
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Learning Zone, Ground Floor
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Family crafts
South Elmsall Library
2 Mar 2024
Details:

A drop-in session 1st Saturday of every month to come and make different crafts.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Children, Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: South Elmsall Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Lego
Featherstone Library
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Lego

 

Get Creative with the Library Mega Blocks or Lego.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Under 5s, Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Hemsworth Art Group
Hemsworth Library
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Unleash your creativity at our newest creative venture at Hemsworth Library. Our art group is the perfect chance to practice your skills, try something new and meet new people.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Discover Your Family History
Stanley Library
2 Mar 2024
Details:

Delve into your family history with an ancestry session at Stanley Library. Was one of your relatives famous, or infamous? Find out at Stanley Library!

Start time: 10am
End time: 1pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
3 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
Airedale Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Storytime and Rhyme sessions aimed at children under 5
Start time: 9:30am
End time: 10am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Step Up Airedale Library
Airedale Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Find Work, Build Your Career, Learn New Skills. Whether you’re employed, unemployed or facing redundancy we can help you with: • One-to-one job search support • Digital Upskilling • Sourcing and matching you into exclusive vacancies based on your skillset • Actively marketing you to local employers • One-to-one coaching and tailored support • Support to help you gain a promotion or learn new skills • Individualised skills assessments • One to one
Start time: 9:30am
End time: 1pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Computer Help
Normanton Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Drop-in sessions, using the library computers. Assistance from a volunteer, or library staff if required. Contact any of the team at Normanton Library T: 01924 302525 Email: normantonlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
Hemsworth Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along for stories rhymes and fun!

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Storytime
Pontefract Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Join us for a fun-filled session of stories, songs, and activities.
Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Monday Morning Reader Group
Pontefract Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Join our friendly Reader Group for great books and lively discussions. New members are always welcome.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Meeting Room
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Monday Morning Crafts
Wakefield One Library and Museum
4 Mar 2024
Details: Join our weekly craft group to create something simple, stylish, and pretty with a new twist each week all whilst having a chat
Start time: 10am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library
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Walking Group
Hemsworth Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Join a walk of usually 1-2 hours to improve your mood, reduce stress, make new friends, and just enjoy the countryside.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
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Play Scrabble
Pontefract Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Join us every Monday to play Scrabble beginner or expert everybody is very welcome.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Knit and natter South Elmsall Library
South Elmsall Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Bring your own craft, come along and have tea or coffee and chat with people who have similar hobbies. If you want to learn something new then there is someone in the group to help.
Start time: 10am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: South Elmsall Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Castleford Craft Group
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
4 Mar 2024
Details: A group of amateur crafters who come together to enjoy creating and producing art work, decorations, and handmade gifts. All abilities are welcome.
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Ground Floor
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Adult craft and chat
Featherstone Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

All crafts including card making, cross stitch, knitting, art or just bring your own

Free event

aimed at adults, refreshments provided

Start time: 1pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Active minds
Sandal Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Active minds is aimed at people who enjoy a reminiscence quiz and social interaction.
Start time: 11am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Storytime
Stanley Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Join us for a fun filled session of stories, song and activities. Come and enjoy a story and play games on our Tovertafel.

Start time: 11am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Bingo
Stanley Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Adult Bingo sessions Every Monday Refreshments available. Contact: stanleylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 303130

Start time: 1pm
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Step Up
Airedale Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Find Work, Build Your Career, Learn New Skills. Whether you’re employed, unemployed or facing redundancy we can help you with:

• One-to-one job search support

• Digital Upskilling

• Sourcing and matching you into exclusive vacancies based on your skillset

• Actively marketing you to local employers

• One-to-one coaching and tailored support

• Support to help you gain a promotion or learn new skills

• Individualised skills assessments

• One-to-one support whilst upskilling

• Professional support to identify career progression

Start time: 2pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Craft Group Normanton Library
Normanton Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Informal weekly group. Bring your own WIP, have a chat and a cuppa. Run in partnership with The Well Project. Contact detail: Normanton Library – normantonlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 302525

Start time: 2pm
End time: 4pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
4 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Crafternoon
South Elmsall Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

A surprise awaits each month, once a month a crafternoon is run with a different craft to try each month – quilling, decoupage, Dorset button making – it could be anything.

Start time: 2pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: South Elmsall Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Local/ Family History Talk
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Local / family history talks and slideshows. First Monday of the Month please check with Castleford Library on 01977 722085 for the monthly topic.

Start time: 2pm
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Seniors, Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: First Floor
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Games Afternoon
Hemsworth Library
4 Mar 2024
Details:

Good games, good coffee and good company. What more do you need for a Monday afternoon? See you there!

Start time: 1pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
South Elmsall Library
5 Mar 2024
Details:

Under 5's storytime with rhymes and crafts every Tuesday.

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:30am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: South Elmsall Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Garden club
Sandal Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: Group of individuals who enjoy gardening in the library garden.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
Wakefield One Library and Museum
5 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along and enjoy the fun with stories and rhymes. Booking is not required.

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:30am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Colour and Chat
Airedale Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: A weekly adult group is available for all adults to potentially meet new people, have a friendly conversation, and colour away the daily stress and worries of adult life.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Craft and Chat
Stanley Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: Adult drop-in craft and chat group. Bring your own crafting project and engage with other crafty adults. Refreshments available. Contact: stanleylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 303130
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Chat and chill
Pontefract Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: Join our friendly group for a chat, refreshments and the odd game or two.
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Ground Floor
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Dyslexia
Sandal Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: Dyslexia support. Booking is Essential. Please call, 01924 303 355
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: No
Booking required: No
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Storytime
Wakefield One Library and Museum
5 Mar 2024
Details: Come along and enjoy the fun with stories and rhymes. For further info: Contact 01924 305376 or email wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 1:30pm
End time: 2pm
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Gadget Person
Pontefract Library
5 Mar 2024
Details:

Having trouble with your tablet? A problem with your phone? Gadget Person is here to help with all your technology queries

Start time: 2pm
End time: 4pm
Age range: Seniors, Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Reader group
Horbury Library
5 Mar 2024
Details: Adult Reader Group
Start time: 2pm
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Toddler Tuesday
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
5 Mar 2024
Details:

A weekly toddler session for children from birth to 5.

Runs term time only.

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Museum, Second Floor
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Dyslexia
Featherstone Library
5 Mar 2024
Details:

Dyslexia support. Booking is Essential. Please call, 01924 303 355

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Hemsworth Art Group
Hemsworth Library
5 Mar 2024
Details:

Unleash your creativity at our newest creative venture at Hemsworth Library. Our art group is the perfect chance to practice your skills, try something new and meet new people.

Start time: 12pm
End time: 1:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: No
Booking required: Yes
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
Airedale Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Storytime and Rhyme sessions aimed at children under 5
Start time: 9:30am
End time: 10am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Games afternoon
Featherstone Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Come along meet new friends and have a go at a selection of games, chess, scrabble, cards, dominoes, cards, jigsaws refreshments provided On every Wednesday 1-3pm And Thursday 1-3pm Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 1pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Health walk
Pontefract Library
6 Mar 2024
Details:

An hour's walk around Pontefract to benefit the mind and soul.

Start time: 11am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: No
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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One Stop Shop
Pontefract Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Weekly Councillors: 9.30-10.30 drop-in session for guidance Health Walk 11-12 noon 1-hour local walk Monthly First Wednesday in the month Health Watch Wakefield 10-12.30 Here to help get the best from local health and care services JWP 10-14.00 Come and chat with us about a whole range of legal issues Penderels Trust 10-12.30 A charity helping people live independently
Start time: 9:30am
End time: 2pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Pontefract Library Baby Morning
Pontefract Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Stories Songs and Play for under 5's
Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Spanish Conversation
Sandal Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Weekly U3A Spanish conversation group.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: No
Booking required: Yes
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Storytime
Horbury Library
6 Mar 2024
Details:

Ossett Library staff would like to welcome you along to join in the fun at Storytime Stories and rhymes for the under 5's. Please note during the refurbishment at Ossett this event will take place at Horbury Library.

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Storytime
Sandal Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: Storytime aimed at the under 5's. Booking is Essential. Please call, 01924 303 355.
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Knit and natter
Airedale Library
6 Mar 2024
Details: A group designed for likeminded people who have a passion for all things crafty! Bring along your own projects to complete while having a natter.
Start time: 11am
End time: 1pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Councillors Surgery
Airedale Library
6 Mar 2024
Details:

Local councillor's surgery for resident's issues.

Start time: 5:45pm
End time: 6:45pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Hooked On Books
Wakefield One Library and Museum
6 Mar 2024
Details:

Are you aged 8-11 and love books?  Why not join our Reader Group – Hooked and Books

Start time: 4pm
End time: 5pm
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library, Ground Floor
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Online Help Session
Wakefield One Library and Museum
6 Mar 2024
Details:

A computer session aimed at helping with gadgets and basic computer skills.

Start time: 10am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
7 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
Horbury Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along and join in the fun! No booking is required.

Start time: 10:15am
End time: 10:45am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Knit and natter Hemsworth Library
Hemsworth Library
7 Mar 2024
Details: Knitting and crochet group and of course a good old natter!
Start time: 1pm
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Games afternoon
Featherstone Library
7 Mar 2024
Details: Come along meet new friends and have a go at a selection of games, chess, scrabble, cards, dominoes, cards, jigsaws refreshments provided On every Wednesday 1-3pm And Thursday 1-3pm Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 1pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Knit and natter Normanton Library
Normanton Library
7 Mar 2024
Details: Friendly group, bring your knitting, ask advice from the others in the group and have a good natter. Any of the team at Normanton Library T: 01924 302525 or email: normantonlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 1:30pm
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Scrabble group
Wakefield One Library and Museum
7 Mar 2024
Details: Come along for a friendly game of Scrabble. Put your word skills to the test as well as have the opportunity to meet new people. Every Thursday 2pm-3pm Contact: 01924 305376 wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 2pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library
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Code Club
Normanton Library
7 Mar 2024
Details: Term time only – a group for children who enjoy, or wish to learn the skill of coding, using projects supplied by Code Club UK.
Start time: 4pm
End time: 5pm
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Code Club Wakefield Library
Wakefield One Library and Museum
7 Mar 2024
Details: Term time only – a group for children who enjoy, or wish to learn the skill of coding, using Scratch, Python and HTML.
Start time: 4pm
End time: 5pm
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Castleford Butterflies
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Stories and Rhymes for the Under 5’s. Booking is essential.

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library, First Floor
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Storytime
Featherstone Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Story and Rhyme time with a craft activity

 

Free event

aimed at under 5’s. 

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:30am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Coffee morning
Stanley Library
7 Mar 2024
Details: Adult Coffee morning with a quiz. Small charge for refreshments. Contact: stanleylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 303130
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Weekly Coffee Morning
Hemsworth Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Join us at our weekly coffee morning. With different activities to take part in from crosswords to dominoes, crafts to bingo, you can keep your mind active with a cup of coffee and a friendly chat.

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Knit & Natter at Horbury Library
Horbury Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along, meet new friends and have a go! Bring your own knitting.

Fun, friendly group. All ages welcome.

Start time: 1:30pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Story Time
Featherstone Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Story and Rhyme time with a craft activity,

Come along meet new friends.

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:30am
Age range: Under 5s, Families, Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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BUILD club
Stanley Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Join our fun-filled building group at Stanley Library. Create anything you want using our wide selection of engineering toys and games. LEGO, K’nex, marble runs, building straws, magnets and more… The possibilities are endless at BUILD Club!

Start time: 3:30pm
End time: 5pm
Age range: Children, Teenagers, Under 5s, Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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The Game Club
Stanley Library
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Join us at Stanley Library for our relaxed games club. Have a game of chess or dominoes or try your hand at a round of cards. Refreshments served.

Start time: 1pm
End time: 2:30pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Active Minds Session
Wakefield One Library and Museum
7 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along to our Active Minds Session for a coffee, chat, quizzes and activities.

Start time: 1:30pm
End time: 2:30pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Storytime
Hemsworth Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along for stories rhymes and fun!

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Storytime
South Elmsall Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Under 5's storytime with rhymes and crafts every Tuesday.

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:30am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: South Elmsall Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
8 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Storytime
Wakefield One Library and Museum
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along and enjoy the fun with stories and rhymes. Booking is not required.

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:30am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Storytime Horbury Library
Horbury Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along and join in the fun! No booking is required.

Start time: 2:15pm
End time: 3:15pm
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Knit and natter Sandal Library
Sandal Library
8 Mar 2024
Details: Adult knit & natter and crafts . Come along meet new friends and share patterns, techniques and advice
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Ancestry Group
Normanton Library
8 Mar 2024
Details: Friendly group, bring your existing research, or if you are starting from new, bring as much information about your ancestors as you can. Volunteer-led, using the computers in the library (printer available, but there is a charge for printing) and using the online resources available. Contact any of the team at Normanton Library T: 01924 302525 or email: normantonlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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German conversation
Sandal Library
8 Mar 2024
Details: Weekly U3A German conversation group
Start time: 1:30pm
End time: 3:30pm
Age range: Adults
Free: No
Booking required: Yes
Location: Sandal Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Lego Club
Stanley Library
8 Mar 2024
Details: Join us for our Lego club. It’s a great chance to play, build and create with us. Suitable for children of all ages. Booking is required for this activity. Contact: Tel: 01924 303130 Email: stanleylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 3:30pm
End time: 4:30pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Active minds
Featherstone Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along meet new friends and have a go at our weekly quiz.

Variety of subjects covered.

Free event aimed at adults, refreshments provided

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Seniors, Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Storytime
Normanton Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Short, interactive story sessions for Under 5's. Great way to introduce them to the library and books. Term Time Only. Contact any of the team at Normanton Library T: 01924 302525 or email: normantonlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk

Start time: 10am
End time: 10:15am
Age range: Under 5s
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Normanton Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Active Minds
Featherstone Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along meet new friends and have a go at our weekly quiz.

Variety of subjects covered.

Free event aimed at adults, refreshments provided.

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Seniors, Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Craft and chat
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Friendly craft and chat group. Bring along a current project and come along for chat and a cuppa.

Start time: 11am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Ground Floor
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Stop Smoking Support Group at Airedale Library
Airedale Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Support sessions to help you to stop smoking.

Call into one of our group sessions between 9.30 & 10.30 every Friday morning or telephone 01924 252174.
Our website address is www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk if you'd like more information.

Contact the front desk on arrival.

Start time: 9:30am
End time: 1pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors, Teenagers
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Meeting Room
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Fab Fridays
Hemsworth Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Join us for an afternoon jam packed with fun and games! Challenge your mind with quizzes and mind-teasers, choose from a selection games to play, connect and socialise with like-minded people and enjoy free refreshments.

Start time: 1pm
End time: 3pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Mindful Morning
Stanley Library
8 Mar 2024
Details:

Spend a relaxing morning at Stanley Library in our friendly mindfulness session. Try your hand at some water colour painting, adult colouring, brainteasers and puzzles. Refreshments served.

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Morning drop in – (read daily newspaper & weekly magazine)
Featherstone Library
9 Mar 2024
Details: Call in between 10-12 noon to have a cuppa and read daily newspapers and selection of magazines. Free event (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) Contact: featherstonelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Family Crafts
Hemsworth Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Crafting fun for all the family on a Saturday morning.

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Checkmates - Pontefract Library Junior Chess Club
Pontefract Library
9 Mar 2024
Details: Drop in chess club for under 16's. Make new friends and learn the worlds greatest game.
Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Pontefract Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Lego/Crafts
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Drop in crafts and lego sessions every Saturday. Test out your building skills with our large selection of lego, then use your creative side to craft something wonderful. Contact Castleford Library 01977 722 085

Start time: 10am
End time: 2pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Ground Floor
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Fun Saturday (Games and Lego)
Horbury Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Join us every Saturday for a morning of fun with Games and Lego. Contact: horburylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk 01924 303060

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Horbury Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Lego
Wakefield One Library and Museum
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Come along to our Saturday Morning Lego Hour. Contact: 01924 305376 or wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk

Start time: 10am
End time: 11am
Age range: Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Wakefield One Library and Museum
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Active Minds
Airedale Library
9 Mar 2024
Details: A social group for adults with quizzes, puzzles and a natter
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Seniors
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Airedale Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Saturday Family Crafts
Stanley Library
9 Mar 2024
Details: Family crafts is a time to visit the library and make something special to take home. We provide all materials, instructions, and a helping hand, allowing kids to colour and create a variety of fun. Contact Stanley Library on 01924 33130. or email stanleylibrary@wakefield.gov.uk
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11:30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Crafts
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Drop-in crafts session for all the family.

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12:30pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library, Ground Floor
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Prize Bingo
Featherstone Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Weekly prize bingo

 

Great way to meet new friends 

£1 to play refreshments provided

Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults, Teenagers, Seniors
Free: No
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: The Front Room
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Councillors Surgery
Featherstone Library
9 Mar 2024
Details: A chance to have a chat with the local town councillors.
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 11am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Board games
South Elmsall Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

A drop-in session 2nd Saturday of every month to come play traditional board games – who will win at snakes and ladders, or connect four plus many more.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: South Elmsall Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Lego
Featherstone Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Lego

 

Get Creative with the Library Mega Blocks or Lego.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Under 5s, Children
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Featherstone Library
Location within venue: Children's Library
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Crafting Corner
Castleford Forum Library and Museum
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Bring along your crafts to complete in fun relaxed atmosphere. Tea and coffee provided (until April) as part of Warmer Welcome Libraries.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: Yes
Location: Castleford Forum Library and Museum
Location within venue: Main Library
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Grace’s Garden
Hemsworth Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

From planting seeds to caring for blossoming flowers, join Grace at her monthly workshop to learn all about the art of gardening.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Hemsworth Art Group
Hemsworth Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Unleash your creativity at our newest creative venture at Hemsworth Library. Our art group is the perfect chance to practice your skills, try something new and meet new people.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Young Knitters’ Club
Hemsworth Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Learn the art of knitting and other crafts such as crochet & macrame. From mastering basic stitches to creating your own unique project, spark your imagination and get creative as a family at our Young Knitters’ Club.

Start time: 10am
End time: 12pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Hemsworth Library
Location within venue: Main Library
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Discover Your Family History
Stanley Library
9 Mar 2024
Details:

Delve into your family history with an ancestry session at Stanley Library. Was one of your relatives famous, or infamous? Find out at Stanley Library!

Start time: 10am
End time: 1pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Location: Stanley Library
Location within venue: Main Library

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