No craft session this Saturday

No craft session this Saturday, we didn’t think we could compete with CoCoMad!
However, join us on Saturday 14th as we launch the Summer Reading Challenge with a BANG!
Its the first day to sign up to the challenge, and all day we will also be making some paper bangers. Great for scaring unsuspecting parents/siblings.

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Summer Reading Challenge

The library are looking for an enthusiastic 15-24 year old to help deliver the Summer Reading challenge in the library over the summer holidays.

If you know someone who might be interested, come and speak to the librarians at Stirchley Library or contact Beverley at CLSU, information in the poster.

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HOPE not HATE – Kings Heath Action for Refugees workshop

Kings Heath Action for Refugees are holding an event at the Library on 19th June at 7pm – held during Refugee Week, this event is a workshop delivered by HOPE not Hate on how to communicate effectively about the issues surrounding migration.

Changing people’s views is rarely achieved through the medium of good rhetoric or great speeches. What we believe is based on ideas about the world that are developed over many years. We tend to seek out information that confirm our existing beliefs, and ignore information that doesn’t.

This workshop focuses on the techniques needed to bring people

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New illustrations for Stirchley Library!

Suzie Mason has created these wonderful posters for Stirchley Library!

I’m a local childrens artist and I picked up one of the FOSL leaflets the other day. I love the colours that whoever designed them chose! It’s a really beautiful, standout scheme.

I decided to make some personal work using that scheme just for fun, and used the library events calendar’s existing posters as inspiration, I hope you don’t mind. I actually thought they turned out quite fun, so I thought I’d send them over in case you’d like to use them.

Aren’t they wonderful! Thanks Suzie!

To take a …

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Self-service machine prep! Can you help?

Can you help Stirchley Library tag books for the new self service machine?

“We’re asking for help preparing books to go through our self-service machine. This involves sticking in sticky tags and dotting the prepared books. We’re trying out a couple of Tuesdays 2-3pm. We hope some people will come and join in and help us.”

This Tues 15th May, 2-3pm.

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We have a self service machine!

Many of you will know that the library has recently been closed to undergo asbestos removal, the first step in vital repairs which will see improvements to the library building – resulting in a new boiler!

A more visible change, is the new self service machine, which we fundraised for last year.

Friends of Stirchley Library (library users), worked directly with our fantastic library staff and Liz Parkes, Birmingham City Council, in order to make this happen.

Another positive move for Stirchley Library!

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This week!

From Stirchley Library on Facebook:

This week it’s all happening at Stirchley Library!

Tuesday we will have StoryTot’s where the theme will be horses. Join us from 9:45 – 10:15.

Thursday is a busy one, we have 3 activities happening across the day. Jigsaw Club from 10:30 – 12:30, a new stories and craft session for 2 – 5 year olds from 10:30 – 11:30 and a Family History taster session from 2:00 – 3:00!

Finally on Saturday we have our ever popular Scratch coding club from 2:30 – 3:30.

Please do come along, if you would like any information

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March craft session

Next Saturday afternoon 3 Mar the library has its regular monthly Children’s Craft 2.30 – 3.30pm. This session is Mother’s Day Crafts but everyone is welcome and you can make a card or small gift for anyone. If you have no Mum or two Mums you are welcome to join us.

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Good news!

From the library on facebook:

From the 12th March, for 2 weeks, Stirchley Library will be closed to allow for the removal of asbestos from the building. This is the first step towards a replacement boiler being installed. We will reopen on Saturday 24th March for a week, then be closed the 31st March for Easter. We will be back to our regular hours from the 3rd April.

On the 2 Tuesdays (13th and 20th) we will be running our regular StoryTots session from Touchbase Pears at its regular time, 9:45 – 10:15. Touchbase Pears is located on the Bristol

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