Events

Archaeology Exhibition

Date: 4th May 2019 - 5th July 2019

Every day

Location: Swinton Library

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Swinton Archaeological Society Exhibition

The latest exhibition in the Swinton Libraray mini-museum consists of finds and information provided by the Swinton Archeology Society. Free to all - if you love Time Team you shouldn't mis this. Disabled access to the museum.

The exhibition runs from 4.5.2019 to 5.7.2019.

Happening today, 21st May 2019

Archaeology Exhibition

Date: 4th May 2019 - 5th July 2019

Every day

Location: Swinton Library

Location: Swinton Library

Cost: Free

Swinton Archaeological Society Exhibition

The latest exhibition in the Swinton Libraray mini-museum consists of finds and information provided by the Swinton Archeology Society. Free to all - if you love Time Team you shouldn't mis this. Disabled access to the museum.

The exhibition runs from 4.5.2019 to 5.7.2019.

Arts and Crafts Class

Date: 7th May 2019 - 9th July 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library

Location: Swinton Library

Cost: Free

Arts and Crafts Class - Swinton Library

Weekly Arts and Crafts class with trainers provided by Rotherham College. NO Fee! Learners need to book direct with the College by ringing 01709 722792 or on the facebook page community courses south Yorkshire https://www.facebook.com/CommunityCoursesSouthYorks/

Beginners ICT classes

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thurcroft Library

Location: Thurcroft 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

Beginners ICT classes

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Kimberworth Library

Location: Kimberworth 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

Chatterbooks

Date: 30th April 2019 - 16th December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

Cost: Free

Wickersley Library's fantastic childrens’ readers group is open to ages 8-10 years and completely free!

Chatterbooks is the place for your 8-10 year old to read and chat about all things books! Call the library to book your child’s place! Every Tuesday during term-time only, at 4pm until 4:30pm. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Chatterbooks

Date: 30th April 2019 - 16th December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

Cost: Free

Wickersley Library's fantastic childrens’ readers group is open to ages 8-10 years and completely free!

Chatterbooks is the place for your 8-10 year old to read and chat about all things books! Call the library to book your child’s place! Every Tuesday during term-time only, at 4pm until 4:30pm. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Children's games and craft club

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library & Customer Service Centre

Location: Rawmarsh Library & Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

A drop in session for children.

Board games, colouring and a variety of craft activities.

Drop in, no need to book.

Citizens Advice Bureau advice session

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every fortnight

Location: Greasbrough Library

Location: Greasbrough 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.

The first hour is by appointment only, drop in thereafter.

Call 03444 111 444 to make an appointment

Citizens Advice Bureau Debt Advice Sessions

Date: 20th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every fortnight

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Cost: Free

Citizens Advice Bureau will be visiting the library to give information and advice about managing your debts and finances.

Losing sleep? Worried? Anxious? Let us help!

Free and confidential expert debt advice and support.

Appointments necessary - please call Citizens Advice Bureau or speak to a member of staff on site.

Call Citizens Advice Bureau on 01709 515680

Code Club

Date: 4th December 2018 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Aston Library

Location: Aston Library

Cost: Free

Coding club for KS2 children

Learn how to build animations and games with Splash coding!

Term time only, ages 8-12. 3:45-4:45pm.

Community Litter Pick

Date: 21st May 2019

Location: Brinsworth

Location: Brinsworth

Cost: Free

Want to make new friends and make a difference to your environment? Join us at a community litter pick!

Come along and get involved with other members of your community in the Brinsworth Litter Busters litter pick.

All litter picking equipment is provided and all volunteers old and new are welcome to come along. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Even if you can only stop for an hour all are welcome at this friendly community event. It's a great way to get out and about, meet others and improve our environment.

Meet at The Centre, Brinsworth Lane, Brinsworth.

Family History

Date: 3rd November 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

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 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 IT support

Date: 16th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

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 254615 for more information

Health advice

Date: 20th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Cost: Free

Get support and encouragement to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Health Trainers are local people who are trained to help you make positive lifestyle changes. They offer you practical support and advice on a range of lifestyle changes that will help you make small achievable changes to the way you live your life.

Health Trainers can help if you:

  • want help to eat more healthily
  • would like to lose weight or become more active
  • are feeling depressed, stressed or anxious
  • want advice on drinking sensibly or stopping smoking

The service is free and confidential.

Homework club

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thurcroft Library

Location: Thurcroft Library

Cost: Free

Join us for our homework help session.

Help with homework and computer based activities.

Suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years.

ICT classes

Date: 8th August 2017 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Brinsworth Library

Location: Brinsworth 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!

Help is available from a Rotherfed Digital Champion who can also offer one to one support in using all your digital devices.

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

Booking is essential.

Call 01709 373028 to book

ICT classes

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Maltby Library

Location: Maltby 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

Booking is essential. 

Call 01709 812150 to book

In 2 Athletics - Tuesdays at Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium

Date: 30th April 2019 - 28th May 2019

Every week

Location: Herringthorpe Stadium

Location: Herringthorpe Stadium

Cost: Various /pay per term

In 2 Athletics is suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years. It is an introduction to athletics using England Athletics 365 programme and UKA Awards programme.

Location: All sessions are now being held at Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium, Middle Lane South, S65 2HR. Please note this session is outdoors so appropriate clothing is essential. (However, we do have some indoor space if needed).

Our In 2 Athletics programme offers fun activities and games for young people aged 5-11yrs (primary school aged).

Summer Term 1/2019: 30th April to 28th May (5 weeks) TBC

Times: 17:00 - 18:00

Cost: Payment is by block. If the block has started sessions are costed at £3.50 per session.

In 2 Athletics is suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years. It is an introduction to athletics using England Athletics 365 programme and UKA Awards programme.

Each week athlete's take part in a track and a field event and lots of fun and games.

- To pay click here

To get a FREE taster session please contact before turning up: 01709 363355 or email herringthorpe.stadium@rotherham.gov.uk (send your child'd name, age and a contact number and the session you are interested in attending Tuesday or Saturday)

Places are limited

Indian Cookery Course

Date: 30th April 2019 - 28th May 2019

Every week

Location: Libraries

Location: Libraries

Cost: Free

This event is taking place at Thorpe Hesley Library.

Learn to cook Indian Food with this course led by Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT).

Free but booking is required. Please call in or phone 01142457027 to book.

Kiveton Park Advice Session

Date: 2nd June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Dinnington Library and Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

Advice on welfare benefits, disability benefits, tax credits, legal issues, debt and employment.

We can offer:

  • Information and advice
  • Practical help with form completion
  • Help with debt management issues
  • Help with first tier tribunal appeals
  • Legal advice from volunteer solicitors

 No appointment needed, drop in and see an advisor.

Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre

Ladies sewing for beginners

Date: 20th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Cost: Free

Ladies group to learn and improve sewing skills.

Come along and learn dressmaking, hemming, repairs and other sewing skills.

Please call the library to book your place.

Call the library on 01709 370038

Lego Club

Date: 16th April 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Libraries

Location: Libraries

Cost: Free

Join us for Lego club at Dinnington Library.

A drop in session to let loose your creativity, and building skills. Perfect for 4-11 year olds. Join us anytime between 3:45pm-4:45pm.

Lego Club

Date: 1st January 2019 - 24th December 2019

Every week

Location: Libraries

Cost: Free

This event is taking place at Thorpe Hesley Library.

The event is well supported and we have Lego quiz sheets for the children to do as well.

Every Tuesday 3:30-4:15, Thursday 3:30-6:30pm and Sunday 9:45-11:30am.

No pre booking required. Parents and children like the fact that its flexible.

We have two six week challenges, making a different model each week for six weeks, on completion the children can choose a small gift from the dip box which they really like.

Mini Melodies

Date: 26th September 2017 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

Cost: £4

Music and movement for children.

Come along and have fun at our Music and Movement sessions, for children aged 0-5 and their parents/carers.

The first session is free, further sessions £4. Just turn up on the day, no booking required.

Readers Group

Date: 17th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

On this day every month

Location: Dinnington Library & Customer Service Centre

Location: Dinnington Library & Customer Service Centre

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.

Call 01709 334426 for more information

Rhyme Time

Date: 1st January 2019 - 24th December 2019

Every week

Location: Libraries

Location: Libraries

Cost: Free

This event takes place weekly at Thorpe Hesley Library.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 11am. 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 Bear Club!
 

Rhyme Time at Dinnington Library

Date: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. 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: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Kiveton Park Library

Location: Kiveton Park Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. Songs, stories, actions and instruments for 0 - 5 year olds and their grown-ups plus a Yummy Mummy coffee morning.

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 Mowbray Gardens Library

Date: 20th October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. 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: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. 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

Rhyme Time at Thurcroft Library

Date: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thurcroft Library

Location: Thurcroft Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. 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 Wath Library

Date: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wath Library

Location: Wath Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. 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!
 

Rhymetime

Date: 1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Cost: Free

This free event takes place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10am -11am it is a popular children encouraged to learn numbers, alphabet, colours, shapes and movement.

rhyme time session for pre school children 10-11am free session including singing dancing playing instruments in time to a wonderful mix of old and new nursery rhymes. Followed by story time and a craft/colouring activity.
 

Senior Citizens beginners ICT classes

Date: 10th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington 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

This class is run by the Senior Citizen's Computer Club.

Booking is essential.

Call 01709 334426 to book a place

Toddler Group

Date: 30th April 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Aston Library

Location: Aston Library

Cost: Free

New toddler group coming to Aston Library

New toddler group at Aston Library for ages 18 months - 4 (pre-school). Every Tuesday between 10am - 2 pm from 30th April 2019, term-time only.

We have lots of brand new toys for you and your toddler to play with. Come on down and meet some new friends while you play with your toddler.

Toddletime

Date: 12th September 2017 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wath Library

Location: Wath Library

Cost: £1 per child

Toddletime is an informal baby and toddler group which has been running for 12 years.

Our main aim is to provide a safe, fun environment, where children can play and parents/carers can chat and meet new friends. Refreshments for the children will also be availble during the session.

No need to book. session held in Wath Community room for parents and toddlers to meet up and enjoy and enjoy a play session with their children. For babies and pre-school aged children. Children can enjoy refreshments as part of the session.

Work club

Date: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thurcroft Library

Location: Thurcroft Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday. 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: 27th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Riverside Library

Location: Riverside Library

Cost: Free

Every Tuesday with National Careers Service. 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!