Discover something new during libraries week
03 Oct 2018 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
Northumberland residents are being encouraged to discover more about their local library during Libraries Week which runs from October 8 to 13.
Northumberland Libraries have put on a packed week of events to demonstrate just what libraries in the county can offer to our local communities.
This year's national theme will focus on wellbeing and local events and activities will showcase how libraries bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.
Here are just some of the events taking place during the week:
Northumbria Healthcare will be offering free health MOTs at libraries across the county. These will include free blood pressure checks and a chance to chat with a health trainer about making realistic and achievable healthier lifestyle changes. No appointment is needed. The MOTS will be taking place at Bedlington, Cramlington, Alnwick, Berwick and Prudhoe libraries.
Mindfulness and meditation
Customers can try Mindfulness & Meditation at Blyth Library ( Monday 8th 5 - 6.30pm) and Haltwhistle Library ( 10 October 10.30 - noon)
Discounted entry to Thermal Spa
Ashington Library and Leisure Centre will be offering half price entry to the thermal spa throughout the week and taster sessions for the Tranquillity Spa. For further information call 01670 623533.
The spa is open seven days a week and boasts a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, aromatherapy room, monsoon showers, heated benches, foot spas and an ice feature.
Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for arts, leisure, culture and tourism said:
"Our fantastic libraries are really important community hubs and a place where everyone is welcome.
“I hope that people see this as an opportunity to take a fresh look at their local library, discover the range of free events on offer and encourage their friends and family to do the same."
The full programme of events is listed below and can be found on the libraries section of the council’s website www.northumberland.gov.uk
There really will be something for everyone. All bookable events can be booked on www.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling into your local library.
Anyone who lives or works in Northumberland can join their local library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.
Carer’s Northumberland Monday 8 October 10 am - 12.30 noon. There will be
information and a volunteer available to talk to customers about services they offer.
Writers Live Wednesday 10 october 5-6pm
Age UK will be at Amble Library on Friday 12 October between 10am-12.30pm to talk to customers about the services they offer.
MOT Health Check Drop In Tuesday 9 October 10am-12pm and 1pm - 3pm
Poppy Denby Investigates and Cream Tea Friday 12 October 12, 3-5.30pm.
A fabulous cream tea and crime event at the White Swan Hotel Alnwick where local crime author will be talking about her detective novels featuring 1920’s super sleuth Poppy Denby.
Silence in the Library a unique new, soundproof listening pod that offers a quiet space to sit and read is to be introduced into Northumberland Libraries. The Arts Council funded pod will be launched in Berwick Library on Monday 8th October at 5.15-6.45pm. It will be spending a month in Berwick before touring 7 other libraries in the county.
Healthwatch will be at the library Wednesday 10 October, 1-4pm
Creative Writing Course, Tuesday 9 October 10am - 12 noon. 6 Sessions
MOT health Check Drop In sessions wednesday 10 11 am - 1pm
Story and rhymetime Friday 12 October 11 am - 11.30am
South East Northumberland
Ashington Library and Leisure Centre
Tranquillity Spa taster sessions, Thursday 11 October, 1pm-3pm. And Friday 12 October 11 am - 1pm. For more information ring 01670 623533
Winter Warmer wellness roadshow Friday 12 October 9am - 12 noon
Lego Club, Saturday 13 October 10.30-12 noon
MOT Health Check Drop In Monday 8, 10 am - 12 noon
An introduction to family history, Friday 12 October 10am - 11 am
Lego Club, Saturday 13 October 10.30-11.30am
Mindfulness and Meditation. Monday 8 October 5pm - 6.30pm
Learn to Knit with Blyth Knit and Natter Group. Tuesday 9 October 10 am - 12 noon
Hatha Yoga Wednesday 10 October 11am-12 noon and 1pm-2pm
Crafts with Kath Thursday 11 October 10 am - 12 noon
Story and rhymetime Friday 12 october, 9.30-10 am
MOT Health Check drop In Monday 8 October 1 - 3 pm
Seaton Valley Library
Story & Rhymetime Monday 8 October, 9.30- 10 am
A local history talk by John Batey , Tuesday 9 October 7 - 8pm
Board games and tea , Friday 12 october 2-4.30pm
Healthwatch will be at the library on Tuesday 9 October between 1.30-3.30pm
Introduction to Mindfulness and meditation, Wednesday 10 October , 10.30-12 noon
Historic town walk. Meet at the library 11 am. Please inform library staff if you are interested
Bee-bots, Makey Makey & Micro:bits drop in Wednesday 10 October 3.45-4.30pm
Story & Rhymetime Monday 8 October , 9.45 - 10.15
Local History Talk by John Batey, Monday 8 October 6.30-7.30pm
Family History Drop In Wednesday 10 October , 10,30 - 11,30
Off the Wall A cappella Choir, Saturday 13 October 2-3pm
After school storytime, Tuesday 9th October 3.45-4pm
MOT Health Check Drop In , Thursday 11 october 10 am-12 noon, 1pm-3pm
Literary Quiz, Thursday 11 October 7-9pm
Storytime and rhymetime , Friday 12 October 10am- 10.30am
Apple Day. Volunteers from Wylam Community Orchard will be pressing apples to make juice Saturday 13 October 10am-12 noon. Wylam Singers will be performing at 11 am.
Reading Group, Monday 8 October 2 - 3pm . New members welcome
Lego Club, Monday 8 October, 3.30 - 4pm
Healthwatch will be at Morpeth Library Tuesday 9 October, 10 am - 12 noon
Story and rhymetime, Wednesday 10 October, 2-2.30pm
Sing Morpeth, a local choir will be performing on Saturday 13 October 10.30-11.30am
Healthwatch will be at the library Wednesday 10 October 1 - 4pm