The History Book Club

Every other Wednesday from 5 August 2020
1.30pm until 3pm | Online using MS Teams

Join The History Book Club online every other Wednesday. Together we will explore items from Heritage Doncaster's collection and read a book that brings that history to life. A chance to meet new people online, share your thoughts and learn something new.

Don't worry about getting online- we can help!

To sign up contact or call 01302 737339

The Booker Prize - Events

Major Booker Prize literary awards link-up for Doncaster

Doncaster has been named as The Booker Prize for Fiction’s partner for its regional events in 2020. Our partnership with Doncaster Creates, the dynamic arts programme set up to nurture creativity in the town, will see a series of literary events taking place over the next few months, including a search for a local writing talent.

We are certain this partnership will bring positive and lasting legacy for book lovers and writers alike.

Here are the events:

Doncaster: The Books That Made Us
Are you from the Doncaster area? Do you want a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the prestigious Booker Prize and be in with the chance to win a copy of one of the shortlisted novels? Join our online conversation ‘The Books That Made Us’. Share with us a book that’s affected you - maybe it made you laugh as a child or think as an adult?
Email with a video including where you are from in Doncaster, your book and why it’s the book that made you.


Doncaster Hosts Booker Prize: 'In Conversation',
Friday 13 November, 7.00pm - 8.15pm, Facebook Live via Doncaster Creates
Join South Yorkshire poet Helen Mort for a livestreamed ‘In Conversation’ with the six authors shortlisted for the prestigious The Booker Prize this year. Hosted by Doncaster Creates at 7.00pm on Friday 13 November, the six shortlisted authors will discuss their work and answer audience questions before the winner is announced. Celebrate Doncaster on a global stage! Sign up to the event.


Doncaster Hosts Booker Prize: 'Open Mic',
Thursday 26 November, 7.00pm - 8.30pm,
Facebook Live via Doncaster Creates

Celebrate local talent with Doncaster Creates’ Open Mic! In partnership with The Booker Prize, Doncaster writers will read passages from their work alongside Fiona Mozley and Lemn Sissay MBE in front of a local and international audience on Thursday 26 November at 7.00pm. Sign up to the event.

Online Classes/Events

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) events in all libraries have been cancelled. However, there are still lots of online classes and events taking place, most of which are free!

Free Online Computer Workshops
Doncaster FreeTech Project - link to website


WEA online Courses - Autumn 

WEA have put together a fantastic timetable of online courses. The full list of courses is below:

  Autumn 2020 timetable - Online courses

To book on to any of the courses call tel. 03003033464 or book via enrolment online

Library Events

Events in Doncaster's Libraries

Doncaster's Libraries hold a wide range of events and activities every month, ranging from readers groups and story times to advice sessions and councilors' surgeries.

Please contact the relevant library for further details about any of the events.

Also, see Literary Festival for more events.

Doncaster Library Events Calendar


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