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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Celebrating the Borough's libraries

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

celebrating libraries week

Libraries across Stockton-on-Tees are hosting a packed week of events to celebrate all they offer. 

From Monday, 9 to Saturday, 14 October residents across the Borough can discover what their library can do for them – and it’s not just about borrowing books. Some of the entertaining and informative highlights include:

 

Monday 9 October

Romance in the Raj

Stockton Central Library

6.30 – 8.30pm

Meridith Towne, dressmaker and costume historian presents a delightful look at Twenties fashion.

Tickets £5.  To book contact Visitor Information Centre, Rediscover Stockton, 134B High Street on 01642 528130 or call in at any library.

 

Tuesday 10 October

Online safety session for parents and children

Billingham Library

4 – 6pm

Drop-in and meet O2 guru Tommy to help protect you and your children. O2 are working with NSPCC to safeguard children using devices such as phones and tablets.

Free entry.

 

Family history detectives

Reference Library, Stockton Central Library

4.30 – 6.30pm

A fun and informative session on tracing your ancestors for children and adults to enjoy. Suitable for children aged 9 to 13.

Free but booking is essential as places are limited.  Call 01642 528079 to reserve a place.

 

Pen Power: Writing for wellbeing

Billingham Library

5 - 7pm

Join poet and creative writing educator, Natalie Scott for this taster session designed to help you be more self-aware and able to cope better with life’s problems.

Free but booking is essential as places are limited. Call Karen Morris on 01642 526518 to reserve a place.

 

Wednesday 11 October

A Yorkshire vet through the seasons

Stockton Central Library

6.30 – 8.30pm

Come along and enjoy an evening with Julian Norton, the ‘Yorkshire Vet’. Listen as he recounts inspirational tales from his life, the animals he has treated and the people he has met.

Tickets £7.  To book contact Visitor Information Centre, Rediscover Stockton, 134B High Street on 01642 528130 or call in at any library.

 

Thursday 12 October

Online safety session for parents and children

Thornaby Central Library

4 – 6pm

Drop-in and meet O2 guru Tommy to help protect you and your children. O2 are working with NSPCC to safeguard children using devices such as phones and tablets.

Free entry.

 

Profiling the Ripper with Norman Kirtlan

Billingham Library

6.30 – 8.30pm

Enjoy an evening with forensics expert, Norman Kirtlan.  Listen as he talks about the Whitechapel murders and attempts to profile the killer using new information and evidence.

Tickets £5. To book contact Visitor Information Centre, Rediscover Stockton, 134B High Street on 01642 528130 or call in at any library. For ages 16 and over.

 

Friday 13 October

Stockton-on-Tees’ first ever Fright night!

Stockton Central Library

6.30 – 8.30pm

Come to the library for this heart-racing event with horror author Danny Weston.

Free but booking essential. This event is for 11 to 16 year olds. Visit www.frightnightlibrary.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Saturday 14 October

Online safety session for parents and children

Stockton Central Library

10am – 12 noon

Drop-in and meet O2 guru Tommy to help protect you and your children. O2 are working with NSPCC to safeguard children using devices such as phones and tablets.

Free entry.

 

For more details and further information on any of these events visit www.stockton.gov.uk/libraryevents or call into any Stockton-on-Tees Borough Library.

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