There are lots of good events coming up in the next few weeks at Wakefield Library: all events are free but where booking is requested, please contact the library on 01924 305376.
Medieval Magic, Alchemy and Astrology: Monday 29 January, 2-3pm.
Historian Gillian Waters reveals how medieval people saw their world. Please contact the library to book a place.
Pack Up Poetry: Tuesday 30 January and Thursday 1 February 12.30 – 1.30
Lunchtime writing workshops led by local poets Sarah Leah Cobham and Simon Widdop. Booking not required, just drop in. This event will also be taking place at Pontefract Library on 29th January and 2nd February.
Beasts among the Bookshelves: Thursday 1 February 5-6pm
A Harry Potter Night event with plenty of family fun and the chance to win some beastly prizes! Please contact the library to book a place. Suitable for families, aimed at about age 7-12.
Meet the author: Alison Littlewood. Saturday 10 February 2-3pm
Alison is the author of Richard and Judy hit A Cold Season and Path of Needles, set in the Sandal area. Her latest tiles are Crow Garden and Hidden People. Please contact the library to reserve a place.
Death in the Garden: Saturday 17 February, 2 – 3pm
The Historic Gardener Michael Brown talks about poisonous plants, myths, magic, passion and murder. His book Death in the Garden is due out at the end of March and can be pre-ordered on Amazon. Please contact the library to book a place.
Roll Up for Circus Time! Saturday 24th February.
Two events to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the modern circus.
11am Family Circus Skills Workshop with the Rapide Brothers. Please contact the library to book a place.
2.30pm History of the Circus: talk by local historian Steve Ward. Drop in, no need to book.