Why not drop-in and make the most of our free activity table, where we have a range of “ARTivities” for youngsters to enjoy. Inspired by our exciting exhibition programme, our artivities change on a regular basis, so there is always something new for your kids to try their hand at!
Available on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
All ages are welcome.
These activities are free but any donations towards the cost of materials are gratefully received.
Date reviewed: 6.2.2020
Our Plastic Ocean, by international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker, addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Barker collects debris from shorelines across the world and transforms them into powerful and captivating images. This exhibition is the first major touring retrospective of her work.
At first glance, the images are reminiscent of sea creatures and corals suspended in the dark of the sea. However a closer look reveals them to be made up of footballs, fishing nets, cotton buds, coffee-cup lids and other ocean debris. Barker highlights the plastic pollution now ubiquitous in our seas. Currently, 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year, and if these trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.
Our Plastic Ocean is an Impressions Gallery touring exhibition curated by Angela Sheard.
Image: The World, from the series Penalty ©Mandy Barker
THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF THE RICH ARRAY OF SKILLS AND TRADES PRACTISED DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD.
The work of Medieval craftsmen and women could be found throughout society, from spectacular high-status items to simple everyday objects such as pottery and clothing. Examples of much of this work still survive today, but the processes that created them are often overlooked.
In this exhibition we will be exploring the stories behind the finished products. ‘Medieval Crafts’ will look at the tools and techniques used to make these artefacts, at how they changed and developed through time and how they fitted into wider Medieval society.
Free Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities.
Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way.
Activities will change every weekend.
Suitable for all ages.
Family Hands DIY Session are perfect for creating unique keepsakes and gifts using your little ones handprints.
Fun for all the family, with lots of designs to choose from, all levels of ability welcome. We will be on hand to help get the perfect prints to treasure forever!
Booking recommended but not essential
Prices start at £5.
For more details visit www.familyhands.co.uk
Contact Sam 078091 38579
The Pokemon & Saturday Gaming Club takes place at Scunthorpe Central in the first floor Activity room.
Bring your own Pokemon cards to trade, swap or battle other players. There will also be free to play games consoles featuring games like MarioKart and Super Smash Bros. Pokémon themed board games are available too.
Please note that the Club sessions are not directly supervised by Library staff. The sessions are facilitated by volunteers.
Children under the age of 8 years must not be left unattended at any time.
The informal group provides a place where families with children that have Down’s Syndrome can meet up, share their experiences and their children can play.
For more information, please contact Anndrina Bremner on 07713 577 879.
Date reviewed: 29.10.19
Saturday Club takes place every other Saturday from 2pm to 4pm at Barton Hub, on Brigg Road.
A chance to come and meet new people.
Date reviewed: 24.10.19
Runs every Saturday from 2 to 4pm at Lecture Hall, Barton.
£3 annual membership fee and voluntary donations for tea and biscuits.
For more information contact Ralph Marshall 01652 633 391.
Date reviewed: 22.8.19
Takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 9pm at Westcliffe Community Centre.
Doors open at 5.30pm, bingo starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm, with a small break in the middle.
Food and drinks are available and there is also a raffle.
Date reviewed: 7.8.19