Monthly Archives: May 2015

Get ready to rumble!

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National Bookstart Week is 8 – 14 June and this year the theme is Jungle Adventures! Join us at any of our regular storytimes to enjoy the jungle fun with lots of stories, rhymes and things to make. There’s a gift for every child to take home as well, a specially written and illustrated copy of Rumble in The Jungle by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. But best of all would be lots of people spreading the Bookstart messsage that getting into the habit of sharing stories, books and rhymes every day (even for just 10 minutes) shows children that reading is a fun activity, while helping them bond with family, understand their world and get ready for school and beyond.Every little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle.

Details of regular storytimes are avilable on the ‘Bookstart Storytimes’ blog page.

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Dementia Positive

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Join us at Sandal Library to meet author John Killick who has worked for many years exploring communication with people with dementia through a wide variety of arts activities He will be talking about his book Dementia Positive and sharing creative writing from people with dementia. You can find out more about his work here

Monday 15 June, 2pm

Sandal Library
Sparable Lane
Sandal
Wakefield WF1 5LJ

Free event but booking is essential please
Tel 01924 303355
Email sandallibrary@wakefield.gov.uk

Lit Fest in a Day 2015

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A one-­day celebration of reading, writing and words is coming to Featherstone this September and we want to hear from you! Your invitation
to attend an introductory public mee+ng:
Wednesday 20th May, 5pm to 6pm,
Featherstone Library,
(refreshments provided)
What’s it for? The ‘ Lit Fest in a Day’ project will be launched at this
meeting with local writer Ian Clayton, who will help introduce the project
and open a discussion about ideas for the forthcoming event, being held
this September at Featherstone Library. Who should attend? The meeting
is open to anyone who would like more information about the festival,
who has an idea to contribute, or who wants to get involved as a
volunteer. It’s an opportunity for people to see how they can get involved,
and have a say in what will be included. Make it yours! Bring your ideas
and enthusiasm to help shape this one day festival as part of Wakefield Lit
Fest. Please RSVP to suzie@beam.uk.net or just turn up on the day!

War on Weight

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Food rationing started in 1940 – how would you cope with feeding a family with such a limited supply of meat, fat and sugar? We would all be a lot healthier..people in this country ended the war healthier than they had ever been or have been since. Now you can find tips to try a healthy wartime diet today with our new War on Weight collection. There are books on wartime cookery and growing your own food as well as recreating that wartime spirit with books about using up leftovers, saving money and making over clothing. You can make a start with this recipie for the famous Woolton Pie
The books are all in stock in all our libraries so ask staff about the collection and invite Dr. Carrot and Potato Pete home with you!

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