Wednesday, 4 March 2020

So much goes on in Oswestry Library

Dear Blogger

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


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

Smashing Shakespeare!

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

Books Aloud

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!

Lego Club

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 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.

Carer's Trust

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.

 Siobhan Shaw

Branch Manager, Libraries Team
Oswestry Library

9 Arthur Street

Oswestry SY11 1JN

01743 250351