Events

Citizens Advice Bureau advice session

Date: 22nd October 2015 - 31st December 2019

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

Happening today, 25th April 2019

Citizens Advice Bureau advice session

Date: 22nd October 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every fortnight

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens 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.

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 2019

Every fortnight

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 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

Community Litter pick Dinnington/Anston

Date: 25th April 2019

Location: Dinnington

Location: Dinnington

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 a 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 junction of Lordens Hill and Doe Quarry Lane

Community Litter Pick Eastwood

Date: 25th April 2019

Location: Eastwood

Location: Eastwood

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 a 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.

Meeting at Aslamiyya Islamic Centre, Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood

Community Litter Pick Eastwood

Date: 25th April 2019

Location: Eastwood

Location: Eastwood

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 a 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 Islamic Centre, Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood.

Community Litter Pick North Anston

Date: 25th April 2019

Location: North Anston

Location: North Anston

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 a litter pick. Organised by the Women's Institute.

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.

meeting in the Litter Mester car park Nursery Lane North Anston.

Council housing advice session

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Location: Greasbrough Library

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 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

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 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 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.

Games Day

Date: 18th April 2019 - 25th April 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library

Location: Rawmarsh Library

Cost: Free

All day board games.

Come along to Rawmarsh Library each Thursday during the Easter holidays. Are you a super snakes and ladders player, cracking at connect 4, a champion at chess or just like to play for fun? Drop in any time during opening hours and have a go at our variety of board games and jigsaws.

Hearing aid repairs and battery supply (RNID)

Date: 25th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

On this day every month

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Cost: Free

Free repairs and battery supply service.

Batteries supplied free and repairs on NHS hearing aids carried out for free.

Drop in service - no need to book. 

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!

Call 01709 544134 to book a place

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!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Location: Greasbrough 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!

Knit and Natter

Date: 17th January 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Kimberworth Library

Location: Kimberworth Library

Cost: Free

Every Thursday. Knit and Natter at Kimberworth library - Come and join the fun!

Everyone is welcome from experienced knitters to beginners and everyone in between.

Refreshments are provided.

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Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Brinsworth Library

Location: Brinsworth 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!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library & Customer Service Centre

Location: Rawmarsh Library & Customer Service Centre

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 2019

Every week

Location: Wath Library

Location: Wath 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!

Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Location: Greasbrough Library

Cost: Free

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

A friendly, relaxed group who knit and natter!

This group is currently full, please ask in the library for more details.

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!

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Knit and natter

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre

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 2019

Every week

Location: Riverside Library

Location: Riverside Library

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 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.

National Careers Service

Date: 28th September 2017 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

Cost: Free

Come along for some careers advice at Dinnington Library.

National Carreres Service - Prospects will help with CV's, application forms, mock interviews, apprentiships and much more.

Funding for training after redundancy, if applicable.

For more information and to book an appointment call: 01142799760

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Rhyme Time at Brinsworth Library

Date: 29th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Brinsworth Library

Location: Brinsworth 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!
 

Rhyme Time at Greasbrough Library

Date: 29th January 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Greasbrough Library

Location: Greasbrough 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!
 

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!
 

Rhyme Time at Thorpe Hesley Library

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Location: Thorpe Hesley 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.

Please check availability before attending.

Call 0114 2457027 to check availability

Rotherham health trainer session

Date: 7th January 2016 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Swinton Library

Location: Swinton Library

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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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!

Senior citizens advanced ICT classes

Date: 4th June 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library and Customer Service Centre

Location: Dinnington Library and Customer Service Centre

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

Shared Reading Group

Date: 31st January 2019 - 7th May 2019

Every week

Location: Rawmarsh Library

Location: Rawmarsh Library

Cost: Free

Meet new friends, share stories or just listen to a story or poem at our Shared Reading group.

Have a book break every Wednesday at Rawmarsh Library, 10:00 am - 11.30 am. Our shared reading group is a place to relax, make new friends and share stories. There's no pressure to talk or read, you can just drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a great story or poem.

Contact Rawmarsh Library

Spot the Bunny

Date: 13th April 2019 - 27th April 2019

Every day

Location: Wickersley Library

Cost: Free

Find the Easter Bunny's hiding place in this FREE competition at Wickersley Library.

Find the Easter Bunny's hiding place in this FREE competition at Wickersley Library. Take part anytime during the Easter Holidays with no need to book.

Every day during our opening hours starting from 13th April 2019 until 27th April 2019.

See library opening times

Springfield Bridge Club

Date: 12th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley Library

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

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

Thursday night knitters

Date: 5th February 2015 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Wickersley Library

Location: Wickersley 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!

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: 18th January 2018 - 31st December 2019

Every week

Location: Dinnington Library

Location: Dinnington Library

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 2019

Every week

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library

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 2019

Every week

Location: Maltby Library

Location: Maltby Library

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 2019

Every week

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

Location: Thorpe Hesley Library

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!

World Book Night - In Conversation with Joanna Cannon

Date: 25th April 2019

Location: Riverside Library

Location: Riverside Library

Cost: Tickets - £8 (Non-Members) / £5 (Library Members)

An evening with Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things About Elsie.

Joanna Cannon is joining us for World Book Night at the Library@Riverside - she'll be talking about her books and the writing process, doing a Q&A and signing books.

Tickets also include refreshments (tea, coffee, wine and cake) and a gift!

Tickets available from all Rotherham Libraries.

Contact us at e-libraries@rotherham.gov.uk with any enquiries.