Sprotbrough Library are now hosting an exhibition of paintings by artists from the Sprotbrough Art Group, who meet in the Goldsmith Centre. The exhibition, which opened on the 1st December and can be viewed during library opening hours until the 22nd December, includes paintings of a variety of styles, subjects and techniques and show.
Sprotbrough Library will once again be transformed by the Friends of Sprotbrough Library into a community hub on Saturday 15th December.
All are welcome to come in and enjoy the refreshments; Tea, Coffee or non-alcoholic punch and a mince pie, or a cake if you aren’t a fan of mince pies.
There will be a raffle, delicious home-made cakes for sale, competitions for the children and an opportunity to buy your last-minute presents on our stalls selling books, crafts, beautiful hand-made jewellery, and exquisite items of woodturning ( see http://www.uniqueturning.com ) to name a few; all suitable presents.
Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere. It’s worth coming for the cake stall alone. What’s not to like? Cakes, gifts to buy, prizes to win, good books and good company all under one roof and this time all to raise money for the library.
If you would like to support this event and the library, please print of the poster on the link above and display it in a prominent place before the 15th December. Christmas coffee morning poster 2012
Area 51, the Skate Park User Group, will hold a Public Meeting
in Sprotbrough Library Meeting Room,
on Tues, 20th November at 7.30pm.
Speaker, Helen Woolley, is from Sheffield University and is also a Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth. Helen has spent many years researching social inclusion and open spaces: how people, use open spaces. She is currently concentrating on the issue of poor design of public spaces for children to play in the UK.
Come and hear what she has to say and take part in the discussion that follows.
The whole of the Sprotbrough area has had leaflets asking for votes and this is your chance to say whether you would like to see an extension at the Skate Park or not.
Ideally come to the meeting to hear what Helen Woolley and others have to say, but please fill in your leaflet BEFORE the end of November and put it in the Ballot Box at the library or post it to the library and they will add it to the Ballot Box for you.
Hopefully a true idea of how Sprotbrough people feel about this issue will become clear from these votes.
So either way, please cast your vote.
Area 51 have a fantastic display of Shaun Flannery’s action shot photographs from their last event in September, alongside outlines of their extension plans for the Skate Park.
The Skate Park is a very popular venue for young people and if you would like to see what a great time they had at the event and the fantastic skills demonstrated that day come along to see the display in the library foyer. Have a look at Area 51’s plans and make up your mind if you would like the park extended to make an even better facility for local youth.
If you like poking about into the history of your local area and happen to live in the Sprotbrough area you can learn more by joining the Local History Group at Sprotbrough Library. We can’t promise the mud and the bad backs seen on Time Team but we do hope to unearth some interesting facts.
For more information or to express your interest, please leave your contact details with us at the library on 01302 782436 and we will get back to you.
For the last seven months Sprotbrough Community Library has been staffed and operated entirely by volunteers. We are supported by our ‘buddy’ libraries at Woodlands and Balby, and by the Doncaster Library Service. We are endeavouring to maintain a high standard of service and hope to further improve the service we offer.
We have very good and loyal volunteers, but we are finding it difficult to maintain a regular shift pattern, particularly in the afternoons and evenings. We would particularly welcome, as volunteers, parents with children of school age, whom we feel would be a valuable asset providing insight into children’s specific requirements from the library service. We would also like to make the library more accessible and welcoming to children by providing various themed events and activities particularly during schools holidays. The Book Start Bear Club, Story Time for the pre-school children and the Summer Reading Challenge for the older age group are part of our continuing programme, aimed at further stimulating an interest in reading.
We aspire to provide more than just a library service. Our aim is to engage and work with the local community to provide a range of self-sustaining services and events. We are currently running courses in Art and Computing A local History Group and Family history group will soon be available. Other proposed courses are Conversational French and a ‘Knit and Natter’ group for anyone who would just like a sociable get together sharing their hobby.
We particularly need volunteers who:
a) could be available for any periods between 1 pm and 6 pm (you will receive training and support from your fellow volunteers). We particularly feel it advantageous keeping the library open in the evening so that children with homework have access to the computers
b) could organise, help and participate in events and activities with children during term time and holidays
c) are familiar with modern technology and gaming systems, such as Nintendo Wii. X-Box and Sega Mega-drives
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or taking part in any of our courses, please contact us on 01302 782436 or through email@example.com, leaving your name and contact details and we will get back to you.
Last month at Sprotbrough Community Library there was a successful art exhibition by Doncaster Art Club and this month, Doncaster Camera Club are now exhibiting their photographs.
The Sprotbrough Library Reader’s Group is still running successfully and now looking for new members. They meet at 2pm on the second Tuesday of each month, so the next meeting is 13th Nov. If you enjoy reading but would like to enrich the experience by meeting with others to discuss the books and share ideas on them, come along and join the group.
We now have other activities running regularly:
a Philosophy Course (Thursday mornings),
Art (Wed 1pm – 3pm),
Computing (Thurs 11am – 1pm)
and a Sprotbrough Local History Group is soon to meet here.
Other courses being planned are ‘Conversational French’, ‘Knit and Natter’ and ‘Family History’.
For more information on the Sprotbrough Library Readers’ Group or on any of the courses, please contact our library volunteers on 01302 782436 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your details.