ARTS AND HERITAGE EXHIBITION
Home Cooked Heritage
Until Thursday 18th July, during library opening hours
How do you bring archive materials, 120 school children, 50 adults, a storyteller, an artist and an archaeologist together in one project? Food! Exploring the heritage of recipes unearthed in Nottinghamshire Archives, a celebration of food stories, past and present, have become a sea of tea towels showcasing creative responses to this Heritage Lottery Fund Shared Heritage project. The Home Cooked Heritage project has seen children and adults creatively explore the theme of food. The exhibition of archive materials and contemporary responses will tour library galleries before being added back into Nottinghamshire Archives for future food historians to uncover.
Home Cooked Heritage Talk
Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm
Free, booking advised
James Wright is the heritage expert behind the recent project Home Cooked Heritage and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. As a buildings archaeologist he is ideally suited to reveal the ways food was prepared and served in earlier times.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Summer Reading Challenge 2019: Space Chase
Saturday 13th July to Sunday 8th September
Ages four to 11
Help super space family The Rockets track down books that have been nabbed by aliens! Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is an out-of-this-world adventure. Children are invited to read six library books of their choice, solving clues and collecting special stickers (including some very stinky ones!) to complete their mission along the way. Can they find the aliens in time to save the day? Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge at www.inspireculture.org.uk/summerreadingchallenge.
The Spark Arts for children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries present:
The Girl Of Ink And Stars
Friday 2nd August, 10.30am
Library members £3.00, non-library members £6.00
Ages seven and over
A new play by Satinder Chohan, based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. A tale of maps, myth and monsters. Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped. When a girl from the village disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, Isabella and her lifelong friend Pablo go in search of her. Following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself. For beneath the dry rivers and smoky mountains, a fiery legend is stirring from its sleep. The Girl of Ink and Stars is full of myth, magic and map-making – a story about children, their bravery and their curiosity.
Code Club Taster Sessions
Monday 29th July and Wednesday 14th August 11.00am – 1.00pm
Ages eight to 10
Code Club is an introduction to how to make cool games and animations! To find out more visit a taster session. Children and parents are welcome. These sessions are free so sign up at the Library Help Desk!
Regular free events taking place in the library
For children under 5
- Rattle, Rhyme and Roll — enjoy free rhyme times with your babies and toddlers and have fun together on Mondays and Tuesdays 10.30am to 11.00am, Thursdays 2.00pm to 2.30pm (term time only).
- Stay and Play — Have fun, play and learn on Wednesdays 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. Mondays 3.45pm to 4.45pm (term time only), booking essential.
- Knit and Natter — beginner and experienced knitters welcome. First Saturday of the month, 10.00am to 12.00pm
- Craft Café — meet with other crafters, share ideas and learn new skills. Second and third Tuesdays of the month, 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
- Thrills and Spills Crime Café — chat with other readers at this friendly group. Last Friday of the month, 11.00am to 12.00pm
- Family History Group — get help with your family history research. Second and last Thursdays of the month, 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
- Community Jigsaw — got a minute to spare? Call in and see if you can add a few pieces to the ongoing jigsaw.