Wednesday 4 January 2023

Oswestry Libary February events

Message from Siobhan Shaw at Oswestry Library.


Oswestry Family & Local History Group

Every Monday 10-12 noon

Every Friday 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. 

Writing as Therapy, with Dave Andrews

Wed 1 February & Thu 16 February 10-12noon

Writing is an excellent way of celebrating the good things in life and also coming to terms with setbacks. Whether it's keeping a diary, writing a poem or a story or even a letter to yourself, writing is a way of expressing and externalizing feelings. I speak from experience as someone who kept diaries and wrote poems during tough times - and good times! If you would like to explore the idea of writing as therapy, please come along to one of my sessions.

Free, but please book your place. Refreshments provided (donations welcome)

Shropshire Local Drop-In

Thu 2 February 10-2pm

Your Shropshire Local team is coming to the library. Please come to see them where they will help you access Shropshire Council services, such as Blue badge applications, Concessionary Travel cards and so on.

Free, no need to book.

Books Aloud

Tue 7 February 2-3pm

Join us for a monthly session of reading aloud for adults. Simply relax with a cup of tea as staff and volunteers read aloud a selection of poems and stories on a given theme each month.

Free, no need to book.

Language Café

Thu 9 February 10.30– 12noon

If you have an interest in foreign languages and would like to share your passion with like-minded people in an informal and relaxed environment, join our Language Café! Second Wednesday of every month. Organised by local linguist Ewa Corser from 'Word of Mouth Languages'. Coffee and tea provided (small donations welcomed).

Free of charge but please book your place.

Singing for Memories

Wed 15 February 11-12noon

Join staff for an informal hour at the library to sing favourites from the '50s, '60s and '70s. Feel memories flooding back and spirits lifting!  Everyone can sing - suitable for all, especially those with some memory loss

Tea/coffee on arrival.

This is a FREE session but please contact the library to book your place or email

Dungeons and Dragons

Usually 2nd Saturday every month [11 Feb & 25 Feb]

We are delighted to be welcoming the Shropshire Dungeon Master back for more Saturdays at the library filled with magic and adventure! New players welcome, no experience required. Under 16s game in the morning, over 16s in the afternoon.

Booking is essential. To book for these games, or for more information, contact the Dungeon Master direct, either on his Facebook Page (@shropshireDM) or by telephoning 07454797995

Board Game Café

Saturday 18 February 10-1pm

A free board gaming session suitable for all ages! Come along and try out something new.

Free, no need to book.

Rhyme Time at the Library!

Every Monday 2-2.30pm

Half an hour of nursery rhymes and singing, suitable for under 5s. No need to book.

Story Time at the Library!

Every Wednesday 10.30am.

A free story session aimed at pre-school children. No need to book.

Lego at the Library

Every Thursday 3.15-4.15pm Every Saturday 11am-2pm

Self-guided Lego play! Free of charge Suitable for all ages (children require parental supervision)

No booking required, just drop in!

Hearing Loss Support Hubs

Usually 1st Wednesday every month

Hearing aid support Hub run by NHS trained volunteers. Usually the first Wednesday of every month. Battery changes and hearing aid cleaning.

Booking is now essential for this, please contact the Hearing Loss Support Service on 01743 342168 or email to confirm dates and make an appointment.

Carer's Support Drop in

Thu 23 February 10.30-12.30

Did you know that there is an open Carer's Support Drop in at the library, usually on the fourth Thursday of every month? If you are a carer for someone you can seek support and advice from Shropshire Council's Carer Support team here. You do not need to book, just come along.

Contact Shropshire Carers support line on 01743 341995 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or email:

Climbing the Munros with Dave Andrews

Tue 28 February 11-12noon

The Munros are the 282 separate mountains over 3,000 feet in Scotland. Many hillwalkers are busy trying to 'bag' them all. Our Reader/Writer in Residence, Dave Andrews, has visited every summit. In this talk he recalls the stunning mountain scenery of Scotland, the companionship of fellow walkers and the culture and people of a country he has grown to love. He also tells us about spending nights alone (apart from mice!) in remote mountain bothies, making a navigation error which took him 20 miles off course and being caught in an avalanche, rescuing two of his companions.

Free but please book your place. Refreshments provided (donations welcome)




Thank you for your support, and as always if you would like to be removed from this mailing, just let me know.

Best regards,

Siobhan Shaw CMgr MCMI

say: shi-vawn shaw (she/her)

Branch Manager Oswestry Library SY11 1JN

Shropshire Libraries, Culture, Leisure & Tourism Services, Place Directorate

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