What’s On in February 2018 at South Ham Library?

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 3rd Feb – Valentine craft

2nd Saturday Board Games 10th Feb

3rd Saturday Construction Club 17th Feb

4th Saturday Storytime 24th Feb- Join us at 10:15 and 11:15

During Half term there will be a Valentine craft on Wednesday 14th from 10am-3pm and as February contains Harry Potter day there will be a Harry Potter themed treasure hunt and Fantastic Beasts colouring/ activity sheets available all week.

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

Code club started again on the 17th January, and we look forward to seeing what the children learn this term. A new Code club will start again after Easter  for 10 weeks please contact us on 01256 336047 if you would like to reserve a place for a 9-11 year old who would like to learn coding. We have a great range of coding books and don’t forget our BBC Micro:bits which are available  for a 4 week loan.

Chatterbooks reading group for primary aged children will be held on Friday, 23rd February  at 4pm with craft and book activities linked with Friendship  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 3rd February  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; for more information or an appointment call 01256423874.

If you love local history then don’t miss our evening talk with Malcolm Isted A Place Apart : the story of Park Prewett Hospital being held here on Wednesday 21st March at 7:30pm  cost £3.50 . Advance Booking essential pop into the library or call 01256 336047 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/shop

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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