Message from Siobhan Shaw at Oswestry Library.
Oswestry Family & Local History Group - Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 February 10-12 noon Friday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 February 1.30-4pm
Oswestry Family and Local History volunteers run a twice-weekly advice service at Oswestry Library. Teams of trained, knowledgeable volunteers work alongside library staff to help both newcomers and experienced researchers to get the most from the expanded range of resources available. No booking required, just drop in.
One on One computer help at the library!
Did you know that we have a team of volunteers who provide one on one IT support for customers at the library? They will sit with you, either using your own device or one of our library computers, and help you to work through whatever issue it is you're having, be it setting up an email address, or learning to navigate your first smartphone. The support is completely free, but MUST be pre-booked as volunteers are available by appointment only. At present, bookable sessions are available each week on a Tuesday morning, Wednesday all day, and Friday morning. Ask staff to book your place.
æBe a Better FishÆ Careers drop-in - Tuesday & Friday mornings 10-12noon
Join Paul Newman from æBe a Better FishÆ to get free advice on how to turn your passions into a career.
Let's Talk Local Drop-in for Carers - Every Thursday, 12:30ù14:30
ARE YOU LOOKING AFTER SOMEONE ? - If you look after someone who would be unable to manage without your help and you would like information, guidance or someone to talk to, then Juliette is here to support you. For ongoing Carers support in Shropshire, call Carers Trust 4 All : 01743 341995
To request a Carers Assessment or find out about support in your local area, call First Point of Contact: 0345 6789 044
Meet a Real Police Dog! - Saturday 1 February 11-12noon
Come to the library to meet George and Chase, two real working dogs from the West Mercia Police Dogs unit! They will be visiting with PC Emma Worrall, who will be telling us all about the work these amazing dogs do, and what it takes to be a Police Dog Handler! Places limited, please book. Suitable ages 5+
Hearing Aid Clinic - Wednesday 5 February 10-12noon
Hearing aid clinic run by NHS trained volunteers. Drop in to have your hearing aid cleaned and serviced. No booking required.
Learning at Lunchtime: The Spring Night Sky with Pete Williamson - Wednesday 5 February 10-12noon
Join BBC RadioÆs Pete Williamson to find out what is available to view with the naked eye, binoculars and telescopes at this time of the year, covers the setting of the Winter Constellations such as Orion and the rising of the spring constellations or as we call it ôGalaxy Seasonö. ú3 per head, please book.
Books Aloud - Tuesday 4, 18 February, 2-3pm
Come and relax with a cup of tea and listen to an hour of reading aloud, aimed at adults. Free, no booking required.
Finding your Voice poetry workshop - Monday 3 February, 10-12noon
Come and explore finding your voice and build your confidence through poetry. No experience or talent required, and you donÆt have to share your work. ú2 per session (please book) Please arrive promptly at 10am.
Chatter & Natter - Thursday 6, 20 February 10-11am
We are creating a space for people to talk, whether it is for five minutes or an hour while you drink a brew. Free, no booking required. Just come along!
Lego Club - Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 February, 3.30-4.30pm and Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 February, 11-2pm
Free drop in session to play with Lego in the library! Self-guided activity, parental supervision required.
Rhymetime at the library! - Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 February 2-2.30pm
Half an hour of rhymes and singing for under five. Free, no need to book!
Dungeons & Dragons at the Library - Saturday 8 & 22 February, 9.30 for under 16s, 1pm for over 16s.
Join the Shropshire Dungeon Master for another whirlwind adventure into the world of monsters, dragons and otherworldly realms- right here in the library! Book with the Shropshire Dungeon Master direct on 07454797995 or message him on Facebook!
Knit for Life - Wed 26 February 1.30-3pm
Knit for Life is a local knitting charity supporting direct aid distributions of knitting to many countries around the world. We mostly make blanket squares, hats and toys and sew together squares to make blankets. No booking required, just come along.
Oswestry Library Reading Group - Wed 26 February, 4-5pm
Oswestry Library reading group is looking for members! Just drop in. No booking required.
CarerÆs Trust - Thursday 27 February, 10:30-11:30am
A free social group for registered and unregistered carers. Come along for tea and a chat. No booking required.
Learning at Lunchtime: Mystery Author event - Friday 28 February, 12-1pm
SheÆs been #1 bestseller on Amazon in several genres, and she did it all without the help of traditional publishing houses. Come along to find out how independent publishing could work for you. No booking required.
Board Game CafÚ! - Saturday 29 February, 10-1pm
A board game bonanza, suitable for all ages! Bring your own, or play one of the huge collection available. No booking required.
Siobhan Shaw, Branch Manager, Libraries Team
Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN