Monthly Archives: September 2015

Computer Advice Sessions


Wakefield Council Libraries have re-launched their weekly computer help and advice sessions in libraries across the district.  The free drop-in sessions are designed specifically for adults without any computer skills, or for those with some basic skills seeking to expand their knowledge.  There’s also help available if a specific IT issue has you perplexed – just turn up to the session and explain the problem to the expert on-hand.

The following libraries have sessions running.

Library Location Start Date Time
Castleford 07/09/2015 – then every Tuesday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Featherstone 10/09/2015 – then every Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Hemsworth 10/09/2015 – then every Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Horbury 08/09/2015 – then every Monday 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Normanton 07/09/2115 – then every Monday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Pontefract 09/09/2015 – then every Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Sandal 02/09/2015 – then every Monday 2:00pm – 4:30pm
South Elmsall 09/09/2015 – then every Wednesday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Stanley 08/09/2015 – then every Tuesday 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Wakefield 10/09/2015 – then every Thursday 2:00pm – 4:30pm

The Man on the Moon


Calling all junior astronauts! Join us as we blast off on a super adventure into space with Bob, the Man on the Moon.  Adapted from the popular picture book by Simon Bartram, Man on the Moon is a theatre production with live music, brought to you by the team that created The Worst Princess and My Granny is a Pirate.

As fans of the picture book will know, Bob has a very special job as a caretaker/tour guide on the moon. Bob knows practically everything there is to know about the lunar landscape, and if there is one thing Bob is sure about, it is that there’s no such thing as aliens. Then again, who could be making all that mess? Find out as we sing and dance along in a family show that is out of this world!

Man on the Moon is ideal for children under 7 and their families. You can see it at

Thu 8 Oct, 10.00am

Normanton Library, WF6 2AR

Tickets: Free – booking essential

Tel: 01924 302525


Thu 8 Oct, 2.00pm

Featherstone Library, WF7 5BB

Tickets: Free – booking essential

Tel: 01977 722745

Produced for Durham Book Festival by New Writing North in association with Sage Gateshead.

Lit Fest for Children

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There are plenty of special events for children at Lit Fest this year. In libraries we have lots of free fun:

Saturday 19 September: Lions, Tigers and Bears! Join storyteller Helen M. Sant for some traditional tales of these wild but loveable animals. Bring your own bear or cuddly toy along to the teddy bears’ picnic! Suitable for children aged 5-7yrs. Please contact Wakefield Library to reserve a place. Tel 01924 305 376 or email

Wednesday 22: The Man on the Moon musical workshop. A chance for mini astronauts to put on their space boots and chart a musical exploration through the galaxy. Sing songs from the show, create the sounds of a star cruiser and meet some dancing aliens and other members of Bob’s fan club. Based on the book ‘The Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram. Suitable for children aged 5-7yrs. 4-5 pm Booking via Featherstone Library: 01977 722 745

Saturday 26: Festival Big Read. Dog Love Drawing! 11-11.30am at Wakefield, Airedale, Castleford and Normanton Libraries. Free, drop-in

Staurday 26: How to Make (Awesome) Comics Workshop with Neill Cameron. Wakefield Library, 2pm for children aged 7-12. Free but booking is required through the festival box office.

Visit to see the full list of festival events and to book

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