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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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iPad and Tablet club

The iPad and Tablet club sessions re-commence on 6th January 2-4pm at the Central Library.  This informal group meet to learn how to use their devices and have a chat at the same time sharing their knowledge. You will be welcome to come along if you are a beginner or have more experience and would like to share what you know with the rest of the group.  Meetings are fortnightly...
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Literary Lunch:At the Coalface

Did you come to one of our libraries to meet Joan Hart? You may enjoy the chance to have lunch with her at the National Coal Mining Museum. Tickets are £14.95 per person including a two course lunch. Visit National Coal Mining Museum for more details.        
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A Christmas Fayre and Learning Languages

On Friday 27th November Hatfield Community Library had a wonderful night as they hosted part of the Hatfield Village Fayre. Over 300 people came through the library, even the torrential rain did not deter people! They managed to sell a lot of their charity books and some Hatfield Past and Present Calendars to make money for the activities that take place in the library. The French...
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Christmas Tales with Granddad

On Tuesday 8th December Allan from the Literacy Team held a special Rhyme Time at the Central Children’s Library. The Literacy Team also invited a local nursery to join the regular group, along with performers from Cast’s Christmas Tales With Granddad. 26 children and adults had lots of fun watching the puppets and singing songs.
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Sprotbrough Community Library Activities and Events

In the New Year Sprotbrough Community Library have lots of activities planned Including an Art Group, Story Time and Baby Massage. They also have 3 new activities/courses starting in January 2016. The Practical Philosophy Course which will take place on Mondays (and is free!), the Creation Station on a Thursday and Lingotots (language learning course for Preschool and School age children)...
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Christmas at Central Library

There are some great Christmas displays around the Central library created by our very talented staff!  Also you have a book recommendation for a ‘Cosy Christmas Read’ please send your suggestions via email to and we will pop it on the ‘Recommended Read’ board here at Central Library. 
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Thorne Knit & Natter

Thorne Library Knit & Natter group held a table top sale on the 26 th November in the library selling all the items that they have been extremely busy knitting over the last few months. In all they managed to raise £300 which is being donated to Donmentia.
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Citizens Advice Bureau at Central Library

The Citizens Advice Bureau ( CAB) have started a new service in Central Library. Advisors from CAB will be in the Central Library Foyer (Ground Floor) every Tuesday 10.00am-1.00pm. They are able to help people find information on their website and direct customers to their other services.    The Central Library Staff on floor 2 have access to the CAB Advisernet...
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Author Visit at Tickhill Library

On Thursday 12 th November historical fiction writer L C Berriman visited Tickhill Library to talk about her novel “Seasons of Fate: Spring & Summer” and it’s soon to be published sequel “Seasons of Fate: Autumn & Winter” set during the English Civil War. The Tickhill audience was delighted to welcome Linda, particularly as it was her birthday!  At the...
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