Message from Oswestry Library.
Easter Closing: The library will be closed on Friday 10 April, Monday 13 April, but open on Saturday 11 April as usual.
Oswestry Family & Local History Group
Monday 6, 20, 27 April 10-12 noon
Friday 3, 17, 24 April 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.
'Be a Better Fish' Careers drop-in
Tuesday & Friday mornings 10-12noon
Join Paul Newman from 'Be a Better Fish' to get free advice on how to turn your passions into a career.
Let's Talk Local Drop-in for Carers
Every Thursday, 12:30—14:30
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
Hearing Aid Clinic
Wednesday 1 April 10-12noon
Hearing aid clinic run by NHS trained volunteers. Drop in to have your hearing aid cleaned and serviced. No booking required.
'Family and Friends' Drop in with Shropshire Fire and Rescue!
Tuesday 7 April 10-12noon
Join Shropshire Fire and Rescue to find out how you can make sure your family and friends stay safe from fire in their homes. Open drop in, suitable all ages, no booking required.
Fraud Awareness Drop in with TSB bank
Wednesday 8 April 9.30-1pm
Free Community Fraud Awareness Talks with Simon from TSB Bank. Find out how to combat scams.
BBC Virtual Reality Pop Up Tour
Saturday 11 April, Wednesday 15 April, AM.
Join us at the library to try out some state of the art VR technology!
Free, open drop in, no booking required. Suitable 5+
Skin Hunger with Lise McNamara
Tuesday 14 April 3.30-4.30pm.
Join Lise McNamara from McNamara Focus for an exploration into the importance of skin contact, what it means that we no longer touch each other, how societal norms have shifted and how we might benefit from shifting them back. £3 per person
Tuesday 14, 28 April 10.30am-12noon
If you were put off Shakespeare at school – or already love Shakespeare - come and try this! We will explore the story, de-bunk the language, get the play on its feet – and have some fun!
£5 per person
Tuesday 14, 28 April, 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.
Chatter & Natter
Thursday 2, 16, 30 April 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!
Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April, 3.30-4.30pm
Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 11-2pm
Free drop in session to play with Lego in the library! Self-guided activity, parental supervision required.
Rhymetime at the library!
Monday 6, 20, 27 April 2-2.30pm
Half an hour of rhymes and singing for under five. Free, no need to book!
Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
Saturday 18 April, 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!
Hillfort Creative Saturday!
Saturday 18 April, 10-1pm
Every month, a fun morning of family and kids-friendly arts and crafts with artists from the Hillfort Creativity Group. Free, suitable all ages but children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Singing for Health with Chloe Murray
Friday 24 April, 1, 15 May, 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun & 3 Jul (10.30-11.45am)
Relax and discover how Singing for Health can help support your health and wellbeing. No previous experience or talent required! Chloe is a professional community choir leader in Shropshire and Mid-Wales– visit https://www.kindredvoices.co.uk/ to find out more. £7.50 per individual session (early booking recommended) or £56 for the block of 8.
Knit for Life
Wednesday 29 April 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
Wednesday 29 April, 4-5pm
Oswestry Library reading group is looking for members! Just drop in. No booking required.
Writing Surgery with Dave Andrews
Thursday 30 April 11am
Thinking of giving writing a go? Or have you already got a project in progress? Join Dave Andrews, Oswestry Library Reader & Writer in Residence, for a free drop in advice session at the library, on how to get the most out of your writing. No pre-book required, just come along and ask for Dave.
Thursday 30 April, 10:30-11:30am
A free social group for registered and unregistered carers. Come along for tea and a chat. No booking required.
Board Game Café!
Saturday 25 April, 10-1pm
A board game bonanza, suitable for all ages! Bring your own, or play one of the huge collection available. No booking required.
Branch Manager, Libraries Team
9 Arthur Street
Oswestry SY11 1JN