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Open gardens delight visitors

5th July 2019
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Community Focus

Here in Nottinghamshire we are very fortunate to have a wealth of beautiful gardens and generous garden owners who are willing to open their gardens to visitors and raise money for the National Garden Scheme. It is a win win situation because visiting gardens and spending time in a garden is good for health and wellbeing. Here are the local gardens for you to visit this summer: read more

What’s on at Worksop Library

5th July 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

ARTS AND HERITAGE EXHIBITION
Home Cooked Heritage
Until Thursday 18th July, during library opening hours
Free
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.

HERITAGE TALK
Home Cooked Heritage Talk
Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm
Free, booking advised
Adults
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
Free
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
Booking advised
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.

For adults

  • 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.

St Mary’s Catholic Church Garden Party

4th July 2019
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St Mary's Church, Worksop

On Sunday 7th July, there will be a Garden Party at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Park Street, Worksop S80 1HH, from 12.15pm. There will be refreshments, water or wine, bric-a-brac, raffle, barbeque, home-made cakes, ice cream and various games too. Please come along and enjoy the afternoon. read more

Roman coin discovered by children’s hospice team

3rd July 2019
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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cashed in when one of its eagle-eyed team sifted through a batch of coins from its collecting tins. Among the mini mountain of small change was a Roman coin dating from c.330AD. How it got there remains a mystery. read more

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

3rd July 2019
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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

Gerald Price from Woodland Trust gave The Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group a very engaging talk on Friday 7th June. This was the group’s first meeting at their new venue at the Gymnasium, Bassetlaw Hospital, and Gerald was well received. Within a few miles, in any direction, our area is very fortunate to have so much ancient and managed woodland around us. read more

St John’s Church marks 150 years

2nd July 2019
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St John's Church, Worksop

St John’s Church on Gateford Road, Worksop is 150 years old this August. Completed in 1869, the beautiful grey stone building with its tall spire is one of the town’s key landmarks, and since 1892, its clock has chimed and kept time for local residents. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

2nd July 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, please go along to one of The Arts Society Dukeries’ monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, except for summer and winter breaks, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. The lectures are held at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. The group also has two extra special interest days. You can also partake in their trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. read more

Library heritage events in July

2nd July 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

‘Industrial Retford’ by Harry Foxley
Thursday 4th July, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Having been a market town for six centuries, Retford embraced the industrial revolution in the 19th century with a plethora of manufactories to include iron and brass foundries; engineering works; brick and tile works; coachworks; rubber works; rope works; sack-cloth and sail-making and a host of supporting industry.
In this talk, local author Harry Foxley describes the rise and demise of all but a single survivor in the 21st century. Tickets for the talk are £1.00 (to include refreshments) and advanced booking is essential — please call Retford Library on 01777 708724 or email retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk.

‘Home Cooked Heritage’ by James Wright
Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Historian and buildings archaeologist James Wright is the heritage expert behind our recent project ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. His background makes him ideally suited to reveal how food was prepared and served in earlier times.
Following previous sell-out talks, Worksop Library looks forward to welcoming back the engaging and entertaining James Wright for another fascinating presentation. The Home Cooked Heritage project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, www.hlf.org.uk. There is no charge for this talk but advanced booking is essential — please call 01623 677200, book at Worksop Library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.

Whitwell Local History Group

1st July 2019
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Whitwell Local History Group

Whitwell Local History Group meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm in Whitwell Community Centre and all are welcome. The programme for July is as follows: read more

The Beehive Folk Club

1st July 2019
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The Beehive Folk Club

The guest at the Beehive Folk Club on 5th July, will be John Kirkpatrick, at The Village Hall, Harthill. Tickets are £10.00 per person and the event starts at 8.00pm. John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. read more