We Love Shirley Hughes! Bournville BookFest event.

UPDATE: Due to building improvement works at Stirchley Library in March, this event will take place at Selly Oak Touchbase Pears centre. 

 

Stirchley Library has a few Bournville BookFest programmes available – they are in the programme!

Photo of Lizzy Bean reading the book 'Dogger'

We love Shirley HughesStorytelling and craft with artist Lizzy Bean

Tuesday, 20th Mar 2018
14:00 – 14:45

Voted the public’s favourite Kate Greenaway Medal winner of all time, Dogger is the story of how young Dave lost and found his beloved toy dog.  Local artist Lizzy Bean will be reading Shirley Hughes’ multi award-winning picture book, and then leading a …

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Winter Craft Session

 

Our January Children’s Craft Session on Saturday 6 Jan, is Winter Craft. With a New Year we have a new time from 2.30 – 3.30pm This is to give our volunteers time to help us to get organised when we open after lunch. This month we are working with Friends of Stirchley Library and making a new scene for our frieze with a winter theme.

First craft session of the year from Stirchley Library!

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Seasons Greetings / 2017 reflection

Seasons Greetings everyone!

As 2017 nears its end Birmingham City Council are consulting on next years budget cuts. You can have your say here:

http://bit.ly/brumbudget2018

Feedback from last years consultation includes: “Strong support for the city’s cultural offer—museums and galleries, libraries and the arts”

Libraries feature on p.25: under Neighbourhoods & Communities – libraries:  “Charging for reserving books. This is where residents/library members are seeking to borrow an item (e.g. book, CD) not available in their local library. This may be because it is already out on loan or is held at a library elsewhere in the city. The item …

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Christmas Craft Session

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Stirchley Library are holding a craft session on Saturday 2nd December.

Come and make a clever Christmas card as well as an exciting Christmas cracker!

Come along between 2pm till 3pm to join in.
As always, all children are welcome, but younger ones may need some adult help to complete the crafts.

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Stirchley Fun Palace

This year the Fun Palace theme is Space and there is loads happening across Stirchley Baths and the library. Arts and Science, experiments, messy play, junk modelling, astro-chemistry, astronomy and more. The Fun Palace is aimed at people of all ages; there is something for everyone. And it is completely free.

LIFT OFF! Is on Saturday 7th October, 11am – 4pm. FOSL are organising story and craft sessions in the library from 11-12 and 2-3, where families can make aliens and spaceships or enjoy relaxing in our sensory area.

See you there.

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Stirchley History Group exhibition

Tomorrow afternoon (Sat 9th Sept 2-4pm) Stirchley History Group have an exhibition at the Library as part of the national Heritage Open Weekend, which coincides with Birmingham Heritage Week.
 
The exhibition at the library includes photos of the Stirchley Library building, particularly before computerisation.
 
There’s loads of stuff happening across the city this weekend as part of the heritage week (and it’s almost all free)
http://birminghamheritageweek.co.uk/

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Stirchley Late Summer Bash

We have a stall at the Stirchley Forum’s ‘Annual Late Summer Bash’ which is held in Stirchley Park (behind co-op/Farmfoods/Stirchley Baths) 11am-4pm. Saturday 2nd September.

We are going to be selling plants kindly grown by Gordon Parr, and books that have been donated. We’ll also be taking book donations on the day! All proceeds will be going to Friends of Stirchley Library.

Thanks to the volunteers who will be running the stall on the day, Gordon, Mary Locke, Abigail from Winterbourne Gardens who has kindly loaned us tables and a gazebo, and Stirchley Forum for allowing us to have a …

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