Our libraries regularly hold activities and events.

 

Matilda Workshops in partnership with Sunderland Empire Creative Learning and The RSC

Sunderland Empire Creative Learning in partnership with Sunderland Libraries Services and The RSC are delivering a range of engaging one hour family workshops over the Easter school holiday inspired by Matilda The Musical. 'Inspired by the musical's librarian, Mrs Phelps; an RSC trained practitioner will guide you through a journey of storytelling in Matilda's world'. Sessions are aimed towards families with young children ages 5-12 years old.

The following one hour sessions must be booked at the host library and cost £2 per child:


City Library @Museum & Winter Gardens

Tuesday 3rd April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Performance Workshop

Thursday 5th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday 10th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Drama Workshop

Thursday 12th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Music Workshop (This is a drop-in session and no booking is required)


Washington Town Library

Tuesday 3rd April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Music Workshop

Thursday 5th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Performance Workshop

Tuesday 10th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Creative Writing Workshop


Houghton Library

Wednesday 4th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Performance Workshop

Friday 6th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Music Workshop

Wednesday 11th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Creative Writing Workshop

Friday 13th April, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Matilda Drama Workshop


Regular Events

Short Story Club

City Library

Future short story club meetings will take place in the City Library @ Museum and Winter Gardens from 5.30pm - 6.30pm on the following dates:

11 April, 13 June, 15 August, 17 October, 12 December 2018.


Time for Rhyme

Come and join our fun, lively sessions of songs, rhymes and actions.

City Library every Wednesday: 10.00am - 10.30am.  Suggested donation £2, no need to book.

Washington Town Centre Library every Tuesday: 10.00 am- 10.30am.  Suggested donation £2, no need to book.

Houghton le Spring Library every Tuesday: 9.30am - 10.15am.  Suggested donation £2, no need to book.


Tracing your Family Tree

Learn how to investigate your family history with a short introduction to ancestry.

Houghton le Spring Library every Thursday 10.00am - 12.00noon  Please book in advance by contacting Houghton-le Spring Library.

City Library every Thursday 2.30pm - 3.00pm and 3.00pm-3.30pm. Please book in advance by contacting City Library @ Museum and Winter Gardens.


Reading groups

Join a reading group for a lively discussion. New members are always welcome. Just come along, no need to book.


Reading groups meeting at City Library

Back on the Map Reading Group meets on the third Friday of the month 10.00am - 12.00noon.

City Library @ Museum and Winter Gardens Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 5.00pm-6.00pm.


Reading groups meeting at Houghton le Spring Library

Coalfield reading group meets every first Wednesday of the month 2pm - 3pm.

Houghton reading group meets every fourth Monday from 2pm - 3pm.


Reading groups meeting at Washington Town Centre Library

Washington Town Centre Morning Reading Group meets on the last Thursday of month from 10.30 to 11.30am.

Washington Town Centre Evening Reading Group meets on the first Wednesday of month from 5.45 to 6.45pm.


Writing groups

Coalfield writers group

Houghton le Spring Library meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
 

Information about special events including the Library Literature Festival which takes place each October, the Summer Reading Challenge and school holiday activities is updated regularly on our Twitter page @Slibraries Why not follow us to keep up to date?

 

 

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