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Doncaster Heritage Festival

Celebrate the richness and variety of heritage in the borough at this year’s Doncaster Heritage Festival 2 - 15 May 2016.   There will be a series of events, talks, walks and workshops including: a talk about William Bradford the Mayflower Pilgrim of Austerfield, a heritage walk around Tickhill, a tower tour at Doncaster Minster, First World War family and local history...
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A morning of Crime-Death by chocolate

Discover the world of crime fiction and fact with two leading local authors,  Helen Cadbury and Stephen Wade Helen will talk about her novels  To Catch a Rabbit  and  Bones in the Nest . Stephen will be talking about his investigations and experiences as a crime writer. Both authors will focus on Yorkshire and Doncaster in particular. ...
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National Libraries Day 2016

The Deputy Mayor Glyn Jones joined the Allan from the Literacy Team and a group of enthusiastic children making a ‘Love Your Library’ train. The activity was part of the National Libraries Day celebrations at Central Children’s Library on Saturday 6 February. Everyone had lots of fun making the wagons, which the children got to take home with them.     ...
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The History of Afternoon Tea

On Thursday 21st January Meryl White, author of “Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking”, visited Tickhill Library & enthralled a packed audience with the history, rules & key elements that have made afternoon tea so popular. Afterwards the thirty six guests enjoyed an afternoon tea of their own, with scones freshly made by the Tickhill Country Market bakers. Meryl also brought along a...
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Woodlands Community Library and Hub News

Woodlands Community Library's Krafty Korner group has now got 10 members and is increasing each week! They are learning to crochet, knit and will also be card making. They have also applied for a grant from DMBC for sewing machines and extra materials. In the employment training and advice section, Debbie is helping customers get back into work and to date she has helped 32 customers...
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Sam and Sammie Visit the Library!

Sam & Sammie visited Thorne Library this week and after a quick training session from Denise, were set straight to work.                     Sam & Sammie are attendance champions. They promote the importance of school attendance to children, parents and schools. Visit Sam &...
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Kick Off Your Reading With Rovers

We organised a special visit from Doncaster Rovers FC to Woodlands Community Library. After a quick introduction from Jill Brooksbank (Literacy Team) and Shirley Wilson (Literacy Team) about the Football Reading Challenge , a group of local school children got the chance to meet staff and players from Doncaster Rovers FC.   The children were really engaged listening to...
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New Doodle Café

A new Doodle Café begins on the 2nd of February at Thorne library for adults. Colouring on paper or iPads is a new and trendy way to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. The  Doodle  Café starts at 13.30pm - 14.30pm and is FREE. You will need to bring along your own iPad but paper can be provided. For more information about the Doodle  Café  please...
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Stunning Display!

Wilsic Hall School has produced the most stunning display ever! The students at Wilsic have been studying Native American Indians and have allowed their artwork to be shown at Bawtry Community Library. Their collages are made up of paint, beads, feathers, crepe paper and glitter. 
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January's Doncaster Read

The first Doncaster Read choice for 2016 in association with Doncaster Waterstones is To Catch a Rabbit by Yorkshire based author Helen Cadbury. Her debut novel introduces us to PCSO Sean Denton and is set in and around Doncaster.    To Catch a Rabbit was joint winner of the Moth Northern Crime Award 2012. It was then re-released in January 2015, when Helen was...
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