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What’s on at Worksop Library

1st February 2019
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Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents: The Elves and The Shoemaker
Saturday 2nd February, 11.00am
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company make a welcome return to Worksop Library with their newest production. Who is making the beautiful shoes for the kind shoemaker and his wife? And what might they want in return? The Elves and The Shoemaker is a magical retelling of the much-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale about kindness and the joy we get from helping each other. Expect a show filled with fun and warmth as well as music, singing and plenty of chances to join in. This is suitable for children aged three to eight. Tickets cost £3.00 for library members and £6.00 for non-library members. Booking is advised.

Saturday 2nd February to Sunday 17th March
A Zine is a self-published magazine, often used to simply and creatively reproduce images, ideas and writings. Members of the public and school pupils have turned their ideas into ink and published their own printed and bound Zines. Some are anthologies of poems developed in workshops with poet Andrew Graves. All participants experimented to great effect with image, layout, design and editing in Risograph printing workshops with Dizzy Ink. This is a free exhibition of their work.

Jazz Steps Live at the Libraries presents: Brigitte Berha Sings Brazilian and American Love Songs
Tuesday 12th February, 7.30pm
One of the most versatile and exciting vocalists to emerge in the UK in the last decade, Brigitte has performed with many jazz luminaries, including Kenny Wheeler and Bobby Wellins. Enjoy her dazzling performance of beautiful love songs from the American and Brazilian songbooks. She’ll be joined by George Crowley (sax) and John Turville (piano). Tickets cost £10.00, or £8.00 for concessions. This is an adult event and booking is essential.

Get Drawing! With Steve Smallman
Thursday 21st February, 11.00am
Join author and illustrator Steve Smallman for an hour of half-term fun. Find out about his amazing books and have a go at creating your own illustrations! This workshop is aimed at children aged five to nine. Steve Smallman has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve’s books include Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV’s Bookabo and Bad Bunny). This is a free event, but booking is advised.

I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed To Be Doing by Emma Decent
Thursday 28th February, 7.30pm
I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing was something Emma’s mum said repeatedly in the early days of her dementia. Now she has died, Emma finds herself asking the question for herself. Emma’s mum was a librarian, Emma is a library assistant. This is their story. A funny, moving, inspiring tale about time, mother-daughter love and life re-evaluation using poetry, theatre and library books. Emma Decent is based in the north west of England and has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. She has appeared at open mics all over the country and been quest poet at events in Manchester, Preston, Wakefield and beyond. Her first ever slam win was at the famous Uptown Poetry Slam at the Green Mill, Chicago in 2010. Her first solo show was Beyond Dreams of Aberystwyth which was developed with support from Arts Council England in 2013. Tickets for this event cost £6.00, or £4.00 for concessions. This is an adult event and booking is advised.

Regular free events
For children under five:

  • Rattle, Rhyme and Roll — enjoy free rhyme times with your babies and toddlers and have fun together on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.00am and on Thursdays from 2.00pm to 2.30pm (term time only).
  • Stay and Play — Have fun, play and learn on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am (term time only).

For children and families:

Code Club — for children aged eight to 10 years, learn the basics of coding on Mondays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm (term time only). Booking is essential.
Board Games Club — featuring old classics such as Monopoly, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders along with the opportunity to try out new games including Catan, Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne amongst others. This takes place on the second Saturday of the month from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

For adults:

  • Knit and Natter — beginner and experienced knitters are welcome on the first Saturday of the month from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
  • Craft Café — meet with other crafters, share ideas and learn new skills on the second and third Tuesdays of the month from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
  • Thrills and Spills Crime Café — chat with other readers at this friendly group on the last Friday of the month from 11.00am to 12.00pm.
  • Family History Group — get help with your family history research on the second and last Thursdays of the month from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
  • Community Jigsaw — got a minute to spare? Call in and see if you can add a few pieces to our ongoing jigsaw.
  • Poetry Café — a welcoming atmosphere for everyone from beginners to published poets at our new poetry café, with a number of small activities based around writing, reading and performing verse, all served up with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Please ask at the library for details.

For more details or to book a place at any of these events please call Worksop Library on 0115 8044373 or email