Our libraries regularly hold activities and events.

Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018
The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to be working with Beano in their 80th anniversary year to bring you Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way! Children can sign up at City Library, Houghton Library or Washington Town Centre Library, then read at least six library books to collect special stickers and other gifts, all for FREE!

We are also hosting free craft activities every week of the six weeks' holiday, and there's a Mischief Makers website for added fun!

Have a look at our Mischief Makers flyer for all the fun things you can do.

All summer holiday activities take place 2:30 - 3:30pm. Places must be booked for all events. Please contact individual libraries to confirm your places. Suggested donation £2.


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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