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  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 If you have been out of work for some time, or fear that your skills are rusty or outdated, it may be worth doing a course to get yourself up to speed.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. ...

Are you a carer interested in learning new computer skills to help you look after others? Doncaster Council’s libraries are running FREE courses to help you find out about the online support available to you as a carer and how you can access it. The courses are FREE and can provide you with a chance to learn new skills or refresh existing ones, have a break from caring and meet other...

Have you ever read all the books from your favourite author and then wondered who to try next ?  We have a great solution to that problem.  Who else writes like is available to all of our members.  Just log in with your library card, select Doncaster Libraries from the drop down list and you are ready to go.  There is a quick search tool, pop in your author...

On Thursday 27th August Thorne Library held a very successful and well attended Medal Presentation Ceremony for children who had completed the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC). The SRC takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children who sign up have to read six library books and visit the library 3 times, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way. All children who...

On Wednesday 9 th September Thorne Library were lucky enough to welcome Northern Murder Squad author Kate Ellis. Kate has written 25 novels, with her new Wesley Peterson book ‘The House of Eyes’ due to be published in February 2016. She was telling us how she comes up with ideas for her books, showed us a storyboard for her new book….although we only caught a glimpse...

SilenceBreaker Media is a social enterprise that focuses on reconditioning used computers and helping break down digital divides, especially for disadvantaged groups or areas. The enterprise ran a computer/technology course in Edlington Library in 2014 and has now received funding from “Awards for All, Big Lottery” to run another course in Edlington. Jane Watkinson from SilenceBreaker Media...

In August Meryl White, author of Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking came to Armthorpe Community Library to present a talk on ‘The History of Afternoon Tea’. Meryl talked about all the characters in history, along with the key elements and rules involved that have helped make afternoon tea so popular. The volunteers at Armthorpe Community Library really pushed the boat out and made...

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