Events

Active Ability boccia session

Date: 23rd June 2016 - 31st October 2016

Every week

Location: Thrybergh Sports Centre

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Cost: £2

Fun ball game, similar to bowls, for adults with disabilities.

Delivered by a qualified boccia coach, this is a fun and inclusive session for everyone.

You can just turn up on the day, but booking is advisable.

Email Michala Wild

Call Michala on 01709 363355

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Active Ability boccia session

Date: 23rd June 2016 - 31st October 2016

Every week

Location: Thrybergh Sports Centre

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Cost: £2

Fun ball game, similar to bowls, for adults with disabilities.

Delivered by a qualified boccia coach, this is a fun and inclusive session for everyone.

You can just turn up on the day, but booking is advisable.

Email Michala Wild

Call Michala on 01709 363355

Active Ability cricket session

Date: 23rd June 2016 - 31st October 2016

Every week

Location: Milton School, Storey Street, Swinton

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Cost: £2

Fun cricket session for adults with disabilities.

Delivered by Sheffield United Cricket Club, our coaches use adapted equipment and techniques to suit all abilities.You can just turn up on the day, but booking is advisable.

Email Michala Wild

Call Michala on 01709 363355

Active Ability multi sports session

Date: 23rd June 2016 - 30th September 2016

Every week

Location: Rotherham Athletics Stadium

Time: 13:00 - 14:30

Cost: £2

Multi-sports session for adults with disabilities.

Delivered by Rotherham Harriers Athletics Club, Rotherham Hawkes Basketball Club and Sheffield United Cricket Club.

Our coaches use adapted equipment and techniques to suit all abilities.

You can just turn up on the day, but booking is advisable.

Email Michala Wild

Call Michala on 01709 363355

Active Always gentle exercise classes

Date: 8th October 2015 - 16th December 2016

Every week

Location: Treeton Baptist Church

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Cost: £3.50 (1st Session Free)

Gentle Exercise classes designed to improve your general fitness.

This class provides a range of activities including seated and standing exercise, improved mobility and strength.

We want you to feel safe and be assured you are getting a quality and effective session. We have been working with partners to ensure all activities advertised are Quality Assured. All instructors are specially qualified to teach health related exercise, and have the correct level of qualification and experience.

Call Carole Burgan on 07969 073 111

Citizens Advice Bureau advice session

Date: 22nd October 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every fortnight

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Free and impartial help and advice

Losing sleep? Worried? Anxious? Let us help!

Free and confidential expert advice and support on a wide range of subjects - debt, housing, benefits, relationships, consumer advice and more.

Appointments only - please call Citizens Advice Bureau.

Call 0344 411 1444 to make an appointment

Citizens Advice Bureau advice session

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every fortnight

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Cost: Free

Free and impartial help and advice

Losing sleep? Worried? Anxious? Let us help!

Free and confidential expert advice and support on a wide range of subjects - debt, housing, benefits, relationships, consumer advice and more.

Appointments only - please call Citizens Advice Bureau.

Call 0344 411 1444 to make an appointment

Council housing advice session

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Free and impartial help and advice

Housing officers are on hand to discuss a wide range of property issues.

Drop-in, no need to book.

Disability employment advice

Date: 22nd October 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Advice and support for people with disabilities wanting to move into to work.

Get help to search and apply for jobs. Find work and training placements to improve your skills and confidence.

This is a drop in service, no appointment required. 

Family History

Date: 5th November 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Cost: Free

Sessions to help you get to grips with your family history.

This is a drop in session, no need to book.

Whether you're just unearthing the roots of your family tree, or you've got almost every branch and twig labelled, we can help! Come to one of our Family History Sessions where staff are on hand to guide you, and give you free access to sites such as Ancestry and Find My Past: We subscribe so you don't have to!   

Please phone for more information and availability.

Call 01709 544134 for more information

Free I.T. Support

Date: 18th June 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Aston Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Weekly free I.T. sessions to help you to improve your computer skills.

Want to improve your IT Skills?

Join this friendly group where you can receive basic IT support and gain new computer skills.

Use our computers free of charge or bring your own device to connect to the free Wi-Fi.

Gentle exercise in Ferham

Date: 10th September 2015 - 16th December 2016

Every week

Location: Ferham Reach Centre

Time: 13:30 - 14:30

Cost: £3

Active Always is a programme of physical activity delivered all over the borough that will help you improve your health and wellbeing. If you have never exercised before, it’s not too late to start.

This class provides a range of activities including seated exercise, strength and balance exercises and gentle circuit and aerobic exercises.

We want you to feel safe and be assured you are getting a quality and effective session. We have been working with partners to ensure all activities advertised are Quality Assured. All instructors are specially qualified to teach health related exercise, and have the correct level of qualification and experience.

For more details about this class, please contact Katie Mapplebeck.

Email Katie

Gentle exercise in Kimberworth

Date: 20th August 2015 - 16th December 2016

Every week

Location: Forty Martyrs Church Hall, Kimberworth

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Cost: £3

Active Always is a programme of physical activity delivered all over the borough that will help you improve your health and wellbeing. If you have never exercised before, it’s not too late to start.

This class provides a range of activities including seated exercise, strength and balance exercises and gentle circuit and aerobic exercises.

We want you to feel safe and be assured you are getting a quality and effective session. We have been working with partners to ensure all activities advertised are Quality Assured. All instructors are specially qualified to teach health related exercise, and have the correct level of qualification and experience.

For more details about this class, please contact Katie Mapplebeck.

Email Katie

Gentle exercise in Rawmarsh

Date: 20th August 2015 - 16th December 2016

Every week

Location: Apollo Street, Rawmarsh

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Cost: £3.50

Active Always is a programme of physical activity delivered all over the borough that will help you improve your health and wellbeing. If you have never exercised before, it’s not too late to start.

This class provides a range of activities including seated exercise, strength and balance exercises and gentle circuit and aerobic exercises.

We want you to feel safe and be assured you are getting a quality and effective session. We have been working with partners to ensure all activities advertised are Quality Assured. All instructors are specially qualified to teach health related exercise, and have the correct level of qualification and experience.

For more details about this class, please contact Katie Mapplebeck.

Email Katie

ICT classes

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Join us for courses to help you to get started, and get the best out of your computer! No jargon, just simple plain English.

Help with everything from getting started; using a keyboard and mouse, to setting up an email account, surfing the internet and much more. In our friendly, informal courses you'll be able to go at your own pace and relax in the knowledge that staff are always on hand to help. We have computers available for you to use for free, and free internet access too!

We can also offer you free online access to many fantastic resources (we subscribe so you don't have to):

•    Ancestry
•    Find My Past
•    e-Magazines
•    e-Books
•    e-AudioBooks
•    Theory Test Pro
•    Language Learning
•    and many more!

Call 01709 544134 to book a place

ICT Classes

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Cost: Free

Join us for courses to help you to get started, and get the best out of your computer. No jargon, just simple plain English.

Help with everything from getting started; using a keyboard and mouse, to setting up an email account, surfing the internet and much more. In our friendly, informal courses you'll be able to go at your own pace and relax in the knowledge that staff are always on hand to help. We have computers available for you to use for free, and free internet access too!

We can also offer you free online access to many fantastic resources (we subscribe so you don't have to):

  • Ancestry
  • Find My Past
  • e-Magazines
  • e-Books
  • e-AudioBooks
  • Theory Test Pro
  • Language Learning
  • and many more!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter! All welcome!

Whether you're just learning to knit or you've been knitting for years - come and join us for a good knit and natter! Help and instruction given to those who need it, tea and coffee given to everyone!

Learn a new skill or master an old one; swap tips, patterns and gossip!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Brinsworth Library

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter! All welcome!

Whether you're just learning to knit or you've been knitting for years - come and join us for a good knit and natter! Help and instruction given to those who need it, tea and coffee given to everyone!

Learn a new skill or master an old one; swap tips, patterns and gossip!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library & Customer Service Centre

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter! All welcome!

Whether you're just learning to knit or you've been knitting for years - come and join us for a good knit and natter! Help and instruction given to those who need it, tea and coffee given to everyone!

Learn a new skill or master an old one; swap tips, patterns and gossip!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter! All welcome!

Whether you're just learning to knit or you've been knitting for years - come and join us for a good knit and natter! Help and instruction given to those who need it, tea and coffee given to everyone!

Learn a new skill or master an old one; swap tips, patterns and gossip!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 13:30 - 14:30

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter! All welcome!

Whether you're just learning to knit or you've been knitting for years - come and join us for a good knit and natter! Help and instruction given to those who need it, tea and coffee given to everyone!

Learn a new skill or master an old one; swap tips, patterns and gossip!

Knit Stitch and Natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Riverside Library

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free

Learn how to knit in the library at Riverside.

Lunch with friends old and new.

Read books for ideas, patterns and projects.

Needles, wool and patterns are available to use.

Local History Group

Date: 4th June 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: Small fee tbc

A gathering for those who are interested in exploring local history.

Come along and discuss the fascinating history of Swinton and the surrounding area.

Mega Active Ability Athletics and Multi Sports Camp at Herringthorpe Stadium

Date: 30th August 2016 - 2nd September 2016

Every day

Location: Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: £18 for four days (£6 per day)

Mega Active sports camp holiday provision for Active Ability participants aged 11+

Mega Active camps are teaming up with Active Ability to hold sessions for participants aged 11+

These camps are suitable for people who are blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing, physically impaired, have a mental health condition, autistic disorder or a learning difficulty/disability. These sessions are not suitable for participants who requite one-to-one supervision.

What to bring: packed lunch, plenty of drinks, appropriate footwear & clothing (trainers, waterproof coat, sun hat, sun cream).

Places must be booked and paid for in advance.

To book, visit our website, email or phone using the details below. All bookings must be made by Thursday 14 July at 5:00pm.

Call to book on 01709363355

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Mega Active Sports Camp at Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium

Date: 30th August 2016 - 2nd September 2016

Every day

Location: Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: £18 for the week (if pre-booked and pre-paid)

Mega Active Sports Camps are back!

Have you been inspired by the Rio Olympics? Come and join us for a day full of fun and competitive activities for all children aged between 5 - 14 years.

Activities include football, tennis, cricket, hockey, athletics, kangoo jump, hula hooping, volleyball and more!

Book a full week for just £18 (if pre-booked and pre-paid) or £20 when booked on the day. A one-day session costs £6. Places are limited, so booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Half days are available on request, subject to availability (10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm). Under 8s can now stay all day without a parent supervised lunch hour!

Bookings are only confirmed when payment has been received.

The sessions are full. Sorry, no more bookings can be taken.

Readers Group

Date: 5th March 2015 - 31st December 2016

On this day every month

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free

A friendly, welcoming group with a shared love of books!

We love books, and we love talking about them! Join us for lively, interesting debate in a friendly and relaxed setting.

We read all sorts of books, and no genre is taboo! Everyone can influence the choice of book and everyone's opinion counts!

We are not a stuffy group, but a warm and welcoming one where the socialising is just as important as the reading.

Some groups have tea/coffee, cake and even wine clubs - contact us for details.

Booking is essential.

Call to book - 01709 544134

Rhyme Time at Brinsworth Library

Date: 29th January 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Brinsworth Library

Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Songs, stories, actions and instruments for 0 - 5 year olds and their grown-ups.

Join us for Rhyme Time: our fun, friendly and informal song and story session!

We sing, dance and play along to a fantastic mix of music - classic nursery rhymes as well as newer songs; all are sure to become firm favourites!

The fun doesn't stop when the music does! Enjoy exploring beautiful stories, and unleash your creativity with our crafts.

There is no need to book, simply come along on the day! And be sure to ask us about our Bookstart Bearclub!

Rhyme Time at Greasbrough Library

Date: 29th January 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Songs, stories, actions and instruments for 0 - 5 year olds and their grown-ups.

Join us for Rhyme Time: our fun, friendly and informal song and story session!

We sing, dance and play along to a fantastic mix of music - classic nursery rhymes as well as newer songs; all are sure to become firm favourites!

The fun doesn't stop when the music does! Enjoy exploring beautiful stories, and unleash your creativity with our crafts.

There is no need to book, simply come along on the day! And be sure to ask us about our Bookstart Bearclub!

Rhyme Time at Kiveton Park Library

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Kiveton Park Library

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Songs, stories, actions and instruments for 0 - 5 year olds and their grown-ups.

Join us for Rhyme Time: our fun, friendly and informal song and story session!

We sing, dance and play along to a fantastic mix of music - classic nursery rhymes as well as newer songs; all are sure to become firm favourites!

The fun doesn't stop when the music does! Enjoy exploring beautiful stories, and unleash your creativity with our crafts.

There is no need to book, simply come along on the day! And be sure to ask us about our Bookstart Bearclub!

Rhyme Time at Thorpe Hesley Library

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Songs, stories, actions and instruments for 0 - 5 year olds and their grown-ups.

Join us for Rhyme Time: our fun, friendly and informal song and story session!

We sing, dance and play along to a fantastic mix of music - classic nursery rhymes as well as newer songs; all are sure to become firm favourites!

The fun doesn't stop when the music does! Enjoy exploring beautiful stories, and unleash your creativity with our crafts.

Please check availability before attending.

Call 0114 2457027 to check availability

Rotherham health trainer session

Date: 7th January 2016 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Swinton Library

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Health trainers help adults in Rotherham make healthy lifestyle changes. The service is free and confidential.

You may want to become healthier but dont know where to start.

Health trainers will work with you on a one-to-one basis, helping you decide what part of your life you want to change, and then help and support you along the way.

Health trainers live and work within Rotherham and understand the everyday problems of local people. Occasionally, the health trainer service will not be able to help you, in these cases, we will try and refer you to a service that can.

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Senior citizens advanced ICT classes

Date: 4th June 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Cost: Free

ICT class for senior citizens run by the Senior Citizens Computer Club.

Mastered the basics and wondering what comes next? Why not join our advanced computer class?

This class is for the more advanced individual. If you feel ready to learn something more, then this is the class for you.

Free computers, internet and wi-fi available.

Booking is essential.

Call 01709 234426 to book

Springfield Bridge Club

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 12:45 - 15:45

Cost: Free to club members (contact for joining details)

A friendly group playing Bridge together!

We are a friendly group, but we take our bridge playing seriously! Contact the library for more information and to enquire about joining us.

Call 01709 544134 for more information

Story Stop

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 15:45 - 16:30

Cost: Free

A drop in storytelling session for children aged 5 to 11 years, every Thursday after school.

Join us after school for our fun storytelling session.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 01709 544134 for more information

Thursday night knitters

Date: 5th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter! All welcome!

Whether you're just learning to knit or you've been knitting for years - come and join us for a good knit and natter! Help and instruction given to those who need it, tea and coffee given to everyone!

We also crochet; and sometimes work on projects together - although there is no pressure to do this.

Children welcome - we have lots of willing and patient teachers!

Work club

Date: 29th January 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Get into Work: expert help and advice to help you get into, or back into, work!

Join us for sessions covering everything from writing an excellent CV and applying for jobs online, to information on local opportunities and great interview techniques. 

We can help with information on careers and every aspect of looking for, and applying for, your chosen jobs.

We offer free access to computers and free internet access.

Get help individually tailored to your needs!

Work club

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Brinsworth Library

Time: 10:30 - 12:15

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Get into Work: expert help and advice to help you get into, or back into, work!

Join us for sessions covering everything from writing an excellent CV and applying for jobs online, to information on local opportunities and great interview techniques. 

We can help with information on careers and every aspect of looking for, and applying for, your chosen jobs.

We offer free access to computers and free internet access.

Get help individually tailored to your needs!

Work club

Date: 29th January 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Maltby Library

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Get into Work: expert help and advice to help you get into, or back into, work!

Join us for sessions covering everything from writing an excellent CV and applying for jobs online, to information on local opportunities and great interview techniques. 

We can help with information on careers and every aspect of looking for, and applying for, your chosen jobs.

We offer free access to computers and free internet access.

Get help individually tailored to your needs!

Booking is essential.

Call 01709 812150 to book

Work club

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2016

Every week

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Get into Work: expert help and advice to help you get into, or back into, work!

Join us for sessions covering everything from writing an excellent CV and applying for jobs online, to information on local opportunities and great interview techniques. 

We can help with information on careers and every aspect of looking for, and applying for, your chosen jobs.

We offer free access to computers and free internet access.

Get help individually tailored to your needs!