Events on 25th Oct 2019

Events for 25th Oct 2019

Rhyme Time at Rawmarsh Library

Date: 10th April 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 11:00 - 11:30

Cost: Free

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

A baby
A baby

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!
 

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

Date: 18th October 2019 - 12th January 2020

Every week

Location: Riverside Library

Time: 09:00

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

Painting of cooling towers behind terraced houses, by local artist Peter Watson.
See the work of local artist Peter Watson at Riverside Gallery.

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

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.

Rhyme Time at Wickersley Library

Date: 27th September 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Cost: Free

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

A baby
A baby

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!

Rawmarsh Book Club

Date: 28th June 2019 - 20th December 2019

On this day every month

Location: Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free

Love to read? Love to meet new people? Love to chat over a cuppa? If your answer is yes, Rawmarsh Book Club is for you.

Book club logo and selection of books
Rawmarsh book club

A new readers group which meet up on a Friday, once a month. You will choose a book together, all read the same book and meet up to share your views on the book. A great way to pass the time and meet new people. Contact the library on 01709 255682 for more details.

 

Teach Yourself IT

Date: 16th September 2017 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Cost: Free

Staff are on hand to help you start your IT learning journey.

ICT classes logo
Computer keyboard

We'll help you log into Learny My Way, a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

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

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