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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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:

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


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)

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