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February Half Term Fun

We had a lot of fun in the library over February Half-Term.  Our free creative writing classes for children were well attended, particularly by boys, which was great to see.  The children let their imaginations run riot, worked really hard and created some fantastic story starters.  Will one of them be the winner of BBC Radio 2’s 500 words short story competition?  Well, from what we overheard being read aloud, we think that they are in with a good chance.

Throughout the week we also celebrated the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein.  We made a fabulous mess with luminous green icing and created our own chocolate brownie monsters and also made some Frankenstein bookmarks.

We teamed up to become Wordgame Warriors and pitted ourselves against each other playing Scrabble and Bananagrams, a nice way to spend an afternoon when it was wet and grey outside.

We rounded the week’s activity programme off with a lovely children’s Learn to Knit class, led by Juliette and Jane.  This was very well received and we hope to be able to offer a weekly Knit and Natter group for all ages very soon, watch this space.

February Half Term in the Children’s Library


  • Creative Writing for 7-12 year olds.  FREE event but places are limited to 12.  Sign up below.

Monday 12th and Friday 16th, 10-11am

Tuesday 13th, 2-3pm

500 words – bring your imagination, a notepad and a pen.  Come along to any of our three creative writing sessions aimed at inspiring you to write the winning entry to the BBC  Radio 2 500 words competition.

Get your place on Monday’s workshop reserved by clicking here.

Get your place on Tuesday’s workshop reserved by clicking here.

Get your place on Friday’s workshop reserved by clicking here.

  • Frankenstein turns 200 years old!  Come along and join in this monster making craft session with a sprinkling of Valentine’s love. All ages, £2

Monday 12th, 11.15-12noon


  • Are you a Superhero and is your superpower, “words?”  Then come along and do battle in our Wordgames Club.  Scrabble, Bananagrams and Boggle to name just a few of the challenges we’ll ask you to do battle with.  Who will be the Champion of Consonants and the Vowel Avenger??? Ages 7-12, £2

Tuesday 13th, 3.15-4pm


  • Learn to Knit with some of our volunteers.  We will provide the needles and wool and you can take them home with you afterwards, 12 spaces available, ages 6 and up, £3.  Secure your place by visiting the library to sign up and pay.

Friday 16th, 11.15-12noon

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