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Children in Need 2015

Doncaster Central Library held a bake sale on the 13 th November to help raise money for Children in Need. As well as organising the event staff from central library baked and donated the cakes and scones. Some library staff also gave up their free time to come in and help with the bake sale. One member of staff baked an amazing Pudsey cake to auction...
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Bagshaw collection to go online

Doncaster Council has received funding to make the work of an important local photographer available to the public. Luke Bagshaw worked from around 1894 to his death in 1944, with his studio continuing until the 1960s. Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery and the Local Studies Library together care for around 15,000 of his photographs, mostly of local people, whilst the Archives holds...
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Draw a Fairy Tale Character Competition Winners

Doncaster Libraries, in partnership with Cast, invited children from Doncaster to enter our competition to ‘Draw a Fairy Tale Character’. The theme of the competition came from Cast’s half term Children’s Festival, which included The King of Tiny Things by Jeanne Willis and this year’s pantomime, the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Children were asked to step inside a Fairy Tale...
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Halloween at Woodlands Community Library and Hub

A few weeks ago Woodlands Community Library held a very successful Halloween event with lots of activities for the children (and adults!) to enjoy.  They invited the author Carol Higgins and she had a lot of interest from the local children about her climb up Kilmanjaro.  J J Butchers also came along to support Woodlands Community Library and Hub by selling Pie and peas,...
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New after school activities

Last week saw the launch of our after schools activities in Libraries. The first is a craft group run by Carole from the Literacy team in Edenthorpe Community Library . Carole will be working with the Edenthorpe Community Library for six weeks on a Monday evening to encourage children to visit the library to participate in craft work that is based around different books. Below is some of...
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Doncaster Read for November and December

Our Doncaster Read for November and December, in association with Doncaster Waterstones, features a fantastic array of books telling the story of our very own history and heritage. A story of world record breaking railway locomotives like the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard, built in our Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon works, known locally as ‘The Plant’. A story of fortunes made, of...
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Doncaster 1914-18 Website Launched!

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Doncaster 1914-18 website, which is now live at * The new website allows you to search through the details of thousands of local people, browse Doncaster Heritage Services First World War collections, and explore interactive maps, timelines, upcoming events, original photographs and a mass of...
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Going Gothic at Tickhill Library

On Thursday 22nd October Lucy Adlington from ”The History Wardrobe” once again visited Tickhill Library. Always a sell-out event, this presentation was entitled “Gothic for Girls.”  The audience entered the wonderful world of classic supernatural stories in a fabulous presentation showcasing sinister women and the enduring lure of black fashion with beautiful costumes and...
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Explore Doncaster Archives

It’s the national Explore Your Archive week 14-22 November 2015 and Doncaster Archives will be showing off some of its treasures.  You can get involved and explore your archives by attending our events, or visiting Doncaster Archives, or coming to the Central Library on Waterdale to look at the World War One display that will on show during the whole week.   Explore Your...
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Out of work? Are you interested in learning new computer skills to help you find work?

  Doncaster Council’s libraries are running FREE courses to help you take the first steps to getting online and how to use the internet when looking for a job. If you have been out of work for some time, or fear that your skills are rusty or outdated, it may be worth doing a course to get yourself up to speed. You could learn new skills or simply brush up on what you know already. ...
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