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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.
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day!
The Family Learning Festival takes place 18th October to the 2nd November 2014. Wakefield Libraries will be running a whole host of activities during the festival including family storytimes, craft activities, internet tasters, workshops and much more. Details of what’s on at libraries across the district can be viewed below or downloaded here (PDF) FLF_Libraries_events_2014 .
All Wakefield Libraries events listed below are free to attend and unless otherwise stated, do not require advance booking.
Family learning is a fun way for parents, grandparents, extended family members, children or carers to learn together. Sometimes it is about parents wanting to support their children in the best possible way. For some adults it is a chance to ‘have another go’ at learning.
Family Learning Festival is an annual event run by the Campaign for Learning . The theme for this year’s Festival is ‘Out of this World. Take an adventure in learning from exploring outer space, to understanding scientific discoveries and the natural world.
Whats on in Wakefield Libraries
|18/10/2014||10am-12pm||South Elmsall Library||Get Ready for Halloween with fun crafts|
|20/10/2014||10am – 11am||Pontefract Library||‘Out of This World’ PAWS Craft Activity & Stories|
|20/10/2014||2pm – 3pm||Pontefract Library||‘Out of This World’ Stepping Stones Craft Activity & Stories|
|20/10/2014||11am-11.30am||Featherstone Library||‘Out of this world’ storytime|
|21/10/2014||11am – 11.30am||Pontefract Library||‘Out of This World’ Church Group Activity & Stories|
|21/10/2014||9.30am-11am||South Elmsall Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
|21/10/2014||1.30pm-2.30pm||Wakefield One Library and Museum||Under 5’s ‘Out of this world’ Story time|
|22/10/2014||9.15am – 10.15am||Pontefract Library||‘Out of This World’ Baby Morning Activity & Stories|
|22/10/2014||10.30am-11.30am||Sandal Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
|22/10/2014||10.30am – 11.30am||Pontefract Library||‘Out of This World’ Baby Morning Activity & Stories|
|23/10/2014||10am-11am||Castleford Library||‘Out of this world’ Baby Morning|
|24/10/2014||10.30am-11am||Hemsworth Library||‘Out of this world’ Baby Rhyme Time|
|24/10/2014||10am-11am||Wakefield One Library and Museum||Under 5’s ‘Out of this world’ Story time|
|24/10/2014||10.30am-11am||Ossett Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
|24/10/2014||2.15pm-3pm||Horbury Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
|27/10/2014||11.00am-11.30am||Featherstone Library||‘Out of this world’ storytime|
|27/10/2014||2pm-3pm||Airedale Library||‘Out of this world’ Family Craft Activities|
|27/10/2014||2pm-4pm||Hemsworth Library||Children’s Cookery Course. To book 01977 722270|
|28/10/2014||9.45am-10.45am||Pontefract Library||‘Out of This World’ Half-term Craft Activities. To book 01977 727692|
|28/10/2014||10.15am-11am||South Elmsall Library||Spooky Halloween story time|
|28/10/2014||1.30pm-2.30pm||Wakefield One Library and Museum||‘Out of this world’ Under 5’s Story time|
|28/10/2014||2pm-4pm||Hemsworth Library||Children’s Cookery Course. To book 01977 722270|
|28/10/2014||2pm-3pm||Sandal library||‘Out of this World craft activity|
|28/10/2014||10.15am-11am||South Elmsall Library||Creepy-crawly Halloween storytime|
|29/10/2014||10.30-11am||Ossett Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
|29/10/2014||11am-2pm||Airedale Library||Family Learning craft and stories with Author Conrad Burdekin spooky masks, eye patches, lanterns and spiders!|
|29/10/2014||2pm-5pm||Knottingley library||‘Out of this world’ space rockets and spooky Halloween crafts session|
|29/10/2014||4pm-5pm||Wakefield One Library and Museum||‘Out of this world’ Teenage Readers Group|
|30/10/2014||2pm-3pm||Airedale Library||Halloween Craft Activity – make scary bats and ghosts!|
|30/10/2014||2pm-4pm||Hemsworth Library||Children’s Cookery Course. To book 01977 722270|
|30/10/2014||2.30pm-3.30pm||Featherstone Library||‘Out of this world Halloween craft and story to book 01977 722745|
|30/10/2014||4pm-5pm||Hemsworth Library||Halloween Craft Activity|
|31/10/2014||10.30am-11am||Hemsworth Library||‘Out of this world’ Baby Rhyme Time|
|31/10/2014||2pm-4pm||Hemsworth Library||Children’s Cookery Course. To book 01977 722270|
|31/10/2014||2.15pm-3pm||Horbury Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
|31/10/2014||10.30am-12.30pm||South Elmsall Library||Halloween family craft morning|
|31/10/2014||10am-11am||Wakefield One Library and Museum||Under 5’s ‘Out of this world’ Story time|
|31/10/2014||10.30am-11am||Ossett Library||‘Out of this world’ Story Time|
October is Black History month, and to celebrate we are hosting an evening of family fun with an African theme. Join us at Wakefield Library and Museum, Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, on Wednesday 8th October 4-8pm for a range of family fun activities. Get it loud in the library with a Drumming workshop, hear an African story or two, do some craft, and look at the African costumes on display in the library entrance area. Its going to be a noisy, lively colourful party, and its free, so just drop in and enjoy the fun! Just one of a series of events being held in Wakefield to celebrate Black History Month this October.