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Banish the dark days of winter with a trip to Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery

Anyone feeling in need of a bit of light and colour to brighten up the dark days of winter should make their way to Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery for a fascinating new exhibition. Good Vibrations: The art of Colour Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery 13th January – 8th April 2018 The exhibition, which is called ‘Good Vibrations: The Art of Colour’, brings together over 70...
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Get to Know the Library Staff

How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I have worked for Doncaster Library Service since 1st  September 1986. I have had numerous roles within bibliographical services but have always been involved with ordering, cataloguing and withdrawing of library stock. The method of cataloguing books has changed hugely ….from book details typed on 5x3 inch catalogue...
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First World War Roadshow

First World War Roadshow at Doncaster Mansion House, Sunday 29th October, 10am-3pm - Take along your First World War objects to be identified by the team of experts and uncover the story behind your collection. - Have your memorabilia digitised to preserve it, and share it with your family and friends online. - Submit your objects for loan to be displayed in our 2018 Home Front...
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Libraries week 9-14 October 2017

Libraries Week is a chance to discover the range of things you can do at your library, from play and learning for children, to managing your health, to accessing wifi and games, to finding a job, a hobby or starting a business.      All Week Library charges amnesty : If you’ve got charges on your library account that are putting you off coming back in to use your...
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Get online week 2 - 8th October

This Get Online Week (2-8 October), Doncaster Council are encouraging residents with little or no knowledge of using computers and the internet to go online, learn new skills and “try one thing”. From keeping in touch with friends and applying for jobs to banking and booking a holiday, using the internet and going online can transform your life. If you’re interested in finding out how the...
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Borrow a BBC micro:bit

From the end of September you will be able to borrow a BBC micro:bit from: Doncaster Central Library Edlington Library Mexborough Library Thorne Library Or request one to be sent to your local library. The BBC micro:bit will be loaned to you for 3 weeks at a time just like a book. This little device has an awful lot of features, such as 25 red LED lights that can flash...
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Get to know the library staff: Nick Stopforth

How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? 6 years and 1 month. Though for my colleagues it probably feels a lot longer :). For me, this time has flown by. What parts of your job do you enjoy the most? The variety – a lot of my time at the moment is focussing on the new build central library and museum, scheduled to open in 2020, and every day is different. I enjoy...
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World's biggest coffee morning

Libraries are taking part in the World's biggest coffee morning for Macmillan. Details of the planned events are below; why not call in and support your local library and Macmillan? All events in libraries will be added below: Tuesday 12th Septembe r Conisbrough Community Library 10.00 -1.00 All welcome to attend the fundraising coffee morning. Contact Conisbrough Community...
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DNweekeND

DNweekeND - Join in the family fun Right Up Our Street are hosting Doncaster's annual street festival on 9-10 September 2017.DNweekeND will be a colourful family-friendly street extravaganza packing out Sir Nigel Gresley Square with surprising and astounding free entertainment including street theatre, circus, music, dance, painting, photography and crafts.  Doncaster...
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Get to know the library staff - Helen

The next member of staff for you to meet is Helen. Helen is the Local Studies Officer based at the Central Library in Doncaster. How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? 34 years (I was only 5 when I started! J). I have my 25 years anniversary in Local Studies on the 2 August. I moved to Local Studies in 1992 from my job in the Lending Library. What parts of your...
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