What’s On in November 2017 at South Ham Library?

SOUTH HAM SATURDAYS – FAMILY Fun started last month.

Join us every Saturday morning for drop in fun from 10am-midday. All activities are free of charge. We request that children under 10 are accompanied by an adult.

1st Saturday Craft

2nd Saturday Board Games

3rd Saturday Construction Club

4th Saturday Storytime

During the week Story Time continues to be held at 10:30 am on TUESDAYS. Come and join us for stories and themed colouring and the Construction Club continues to be after school on Tuesdays, with the opportunity to play with Lego and Duplo from 3:30pm-4:45pm.

In this term’s CODE CLUB as well as learning to codethe children have been getting to grips with Micro:bits. A Micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!  Have a look at  https://www.microbit.co.uk/home if you want more information. These are now available to borrow free on a 4 week loan from this library what ever your age. We also have a selection of coding books to borrow to get you started.

Chatterbooks reading group for primary aged children has moved to the 3rd Friday of the month and will be held on Friday, 17th November  at 4pm with craft and book activities linked with Superheroes and at the same time our T.R.@.S.H. group (Teen Reading @ South Ham) will hold a meeting for those at secondary school who love books – come and be part of this exciting venture.. Both Chatterbooks and T.R.@S.H. would love to welcome new members, pop into the library or contact us via our Facebook page to find out more.

Rhymetime continues every Friday with fun rhymes and songs at 11am for babies and toddlers.

Activities for adults this month include the Genesis Sci-Fi Reading Group on the 4th November  from 10:00am-12:00 noon and Age Concern continue to provide computer instruction for the over 50s on Tuesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm; appointments need to be booked through the local office.

If you love local history then don’t miss our afternoon with the Kempshott History Group about the Basingstoke Fair being held here on Tuesday 7th November cost £2 . Although the west side of Basingstoke was a rural area there were many things worth noting about the area in the 17th and 18th Centuries. The Prince of Wales (later George IV) and his mistress lived in Kempshott Park and the Basingstoke Fairs took place at what is now Down Grange Park from 1671-1779   Advance Booking essential pop into the library or call 01256 336047 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/shop

We now have our range of Christmas Cookbooks available to borrow if you are looking for inspiration on what to feed your friends and family this Christmas and craft books with ideas  for gifts and home decoration.

Don’t forget we have 4 computers giving access to the internet and Microsoft office software, a scanner and colour printer and photocopier. The computers are free to use but there are charges for printing. We also have FREE access online to Ancestry, Find my Past, Which? Magazine Online and the British Newspaper Archive Online. Ask a member of staff for help getting started.

Also by joining the library you can access hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or home computer through our NEW Libby App which is even easier to use than Overdrive and magazines through RB Digital.

We look forward to welcoming you to our busy, buzzy, friendly, local library this month.

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