Events

Rhyme Time at Aston Library

Date: 28th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Aston Library

Time: 14:00 - 14:45

Cost: Free

Every Wednesday. 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!
 

Happening today, 16th October 2019

Rhyme Time at Aston Library

Date: 28th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Aston Library

Location: Aston Library

Cost: Free

Every Wednesday. 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 Maltby Library

Date: 28th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Maltby Library

Location: Maltby Library

Cost: Free

Every Wednesday. 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!
 

Medieval History Society

Date: 4th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wath Library

Location: Wath Library

Cost: Free

Learn all about this fascinating period of our history in these illuminating sessions.

Term time only.

Presentations are delivered by an expert in the Medieval Period of History; from kings and politics to the day-to-day lives of the people.

Call 01709 873542 for more information

IT for beginners

Date: 21st October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Cost: Free

Beginners' IT classes for English language learners.

Join us for courses to help you to get started, and get the best out of your computer!  

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):

•    Find My Past
•    e-Magazines
•    e-Books
•    e-AudioBooks
•    Ancestry

ICT classes

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

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):

•    Find My Past
•    e-Magazines
•    e-Books
•    e-AudioBooks
•    Ancestry

Call 01709 544134 to book a place

Councillors surgery

Date: 2nd May 2018 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

Surgery for Local Councillor Ken Wyatt

As a committee community activist Ken Wyatt is involved in a number of voluntary and community organisations in the local area including Swinton Sports and Health Group and the Area Housing Panel. If you need to see Ken about anything you can come to one of his regular surgeries or Ken is contactable by telephone, SMS text, email, and is also user of twitter and facebook.

Contact details:

32 Church St, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 8QA

Call Cllr Wyatt on 01709 583073

Call Cllr Wyatt on 07951 786561

Email Cllr Wyatt

Scrabble Club at Wickersley Library

Date: 11th April 2019 - 19th December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

Cost: Free

Pit your Scrabble skills against others in our friendly drop-in Scrabble sessions at Wickersley Library every Thursday from 10:30am

Come along to our weekly drop-in Scrabble club for a game or two. No need to book and it's totally free!

Therapeutic Thursdays at Wickersley Library

Date: 11th April 2019 - 19th December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

Cost: Free

Adult colouring for mindfulness every Thursday at Wickersley Library from 5pm

Take time out and explore your creativity with our weekly colouring for mindfulness sessions every Thursday at Wickersley Library from 5pm. Totally free with no need to book

Citizens Advice Bureau Debt Advice

Date: 3rd June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

Cost: Free

Losing sleep? Worried? Anxious? Let us help.

Free and confidential expert debt advice and support.

Appointments are necessary. 

Call 01709 515680 to book an appointment

National Adoption Week Information Stand

Date: 16th October 2019

Location: Rotherham

Location: Rotherham

Cost: nil

The adoption team will be visiting various locations across Rotherham to promote this year's National Adoption Week

The adoption information stand will be located in the Health Info area at Rotherham District General Hospital on Wednesday, 16 October from 8.45 - 1. prospective adopters to pop along and collect up to date information and have a chat with the team..

National Adoption Week 2019

Date: 14th October 2019 - 18th October 2019

Every day

Location: Rotherham

Location: Rotherham

Cost: nil

The adoption team will be visiting locations across Rotherham promoting this year's National Adoption Week. 14 -20 October.

The adoption information stand will be located in Riverside House reception from Monday-Friday for prospective adopters to pop along and collect up to date information.

 

Knit and Natter

Date: 10th April 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

Cost: Free

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter every Wednesday. Come and join the fun at Dinnington Library.

Whether you're a complete beginner or an avid knitter, come along to our drop in sessions where you can make new friends or meet existing ones as you swap tips and help each other.

ICT Classes

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

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):

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

Rhyme Time at Kiveton Park Library

Date: 15th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Kiveton Park Library

Location: Kiveton Park Library

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!
 

Debt advice session

Date: 11th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

Free and impartial help and advice

Losing sleep? Worried? Anxious? Let us help!

Free and confidential expert debt advice and support.

Appointments are necessary.

Call 01709 515680 to make an appointment

Family History

Date: 6th September 2017 - 31st December 2019

Every fortnight

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

Cost: Free

Sessions to help you get to grips with 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 Find My Past: We subscribe so you don't have to!

This session is organised by the Senior Citizens' Family History Group.

Call 01709 334426 for more information

Local History Group

Date: 4th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

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.

Free IT support

Date: 17th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

Cost: Free

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.

Call 01709 334426 for more information

Rhyme Time at Swinton Library

Date: 27th April 2016 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

Rhyme time –stories and songs for the under 5’s

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 about our Bookstart Bearclub! 

Advice session

Date: 11th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Kiveton Park Library

Location: Kiveton Park Library

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.

 

Drop-in, no need to book.

Knit and natter

Date: 11th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

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!

Free I.T. Support

Date: 17th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre

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.

Call 01709 255682 for more information

Free I.T. Support

Date: 18th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Aston Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Aston Library and Customer Service Centre

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.

Patchwork Quilting

Date: 11th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wath Library

Location: Wath Library

Cost: Free

Join our informal group for patchwork quilting.

A chance for people who like quilt making to meet up, make friends and work together.

Local History

Date: 16th April 2015 - 31st December 2019

On this day every month

Location: Greasbrough Library

Location: Greasbrough Library

Cost: Free

A friendly, welcoming group looking into various aspects of the history of Greasbrough.

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

Join this group to chat, share and learn about Greasbrough heritage and how you can trace your own ancestors.

This session is organised by Greasbrough Community History Society.

'Caught on Canvas' The Industrial Heritage of South Yorkshire in the 1970s and 1980s

Date: 14th October 2019 - 17th October 2019

Every day

Location: Riverside Library

Location: Riverside Library

Cost: Free

A chance to remember our landscape as it once was and to see how it has changed over the last 40 years. Caught on Canvas

The Exhibition will be in The Gallery at Riverside Library, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE to view from the Monday 14 October 2019.

The official opening is on the Thursday 17 October at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and is open to anyone. Artist Peter Watson will be there and is looking forward to meeting as many people as possible.

Light refreshments will be available.

No need to book.

The Industrial Heritage of South Yorkshire in the 1960s and 1970s by Peter Watson

I was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire and I attended Liverpool College of Art in the 1960s where I studied Graphic Design. Whilst visiting my future wife’s home at Wentworth near Rotherham I was inspired by the industrial landscapes of the area and this led me to produce a series of paintings of pits, cooling towers, canals, railways, spoil heaps and blast furnaces. I was particularly struck by the drama of the landscape in comparison to the serene farmland of East Yorkshire.

My first ever exhibition of paintings was held in Rotherham Library in the 1980s and this work was seen by an official from the National Coal Board South Yorkshire Area who happened to have an interest in art. This resulted in a commission to produce paintings of 14 local collieries. This was at a time when the pits were beginning to be closed and it was felt that it would be a good idea to have an historical record of their surface workings. Eventually after the closure of the collieries the paintings were collected together and presented to the National Mining Museum in Wakefield. I have recently revisited the sites of some of these pits and where possible taken photographs from the same position as the paintings.

Some of the other paintings are of iconic structures of South Yorkshire such as Tinsley Viaduct and Rotherham Power Station cooling towers and the complex at Parkgate which were such a feature of the area.

It is pleasure to return to Rotherham Library after 40 years. Most of the paintings are here reproduced as prints and hopefully there will be a lot of interest from people who worked in the area or remember the landmarks which have mostly disappeared from the landscape.

Shared Reading group - Rawmarsh

Date: 5th June 2019 - 18th December 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

Love to read or listen to stories and poems then Shared Reading is for you.

Our Shared Reading group is a place to relax, make new friends and share stories with others. You can just drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a great story or poem, there's no pressure to talk or read. Why not give it a try. We meet every Wednesday at Rawmarsh Library.

Contact Rawmarsh Library