What's On at Poulton Library

What's On at Poulton Library

Find out what’s on at Poulton Library with regular events held each week and special one-offs. For more details about any of these events please contact Poulton Library with the details at the bottom of the page.

Poulton Library May  2019
Special Events
Wednesday 1stStaying Safe Online

We welcome Nicola Henshall, Nat West Community Banker who will give an awareness session on how to stay safe and secure when doing shopping or banking online. After the talk Nicola will then be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be available.

Friday 10thThe Saucy Seaside Postcards that Blackpool Banned – a talk by Tony Sharkey

In the early 1950s a Postcard Censorship Board was created in Blackpool to determine those humorous postcards that could be sold in the resort and those which should be prohibited.  In this illustrated talk Tony Sharkey will discuss the work of the Board and the postcards in question. Refreshments provided

Monday 13thDiscover the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Sign Up

This session will provide you with the opportunity to find out about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and to take part in a series of wellbeing activities that are linked to the themes of: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. Booking Essential

Mon 13th

 – Wed 29th

Young Poulton Photographers

Come along and see this annual competition and exhibition at the Library

All dayFree
Tuesday 14thAs part of Get Creative week why not Design your own card for a special occasion?   A birthday or an open card perhaps? Be shown how to make a card made  with paper flowers.

Card Making at Poulton Library A great workshop to make a hand-made card for a loved one. Tuesday 14th May 10:00-11:00 and 11:00-12:00

2 x 1 hour sessions (maximum of 6 people per session)

10am- 11am
11am – 12noon  CANCELLED




Wednesday 15thMy Margaret Thatcher Years

Local hairdresser, Sharon Rawcliffe, is in her 50th year cutting people’s hair – currently at ‘Enigma’ in Blackpool.  Over the years she has cut hair for the famous inc. Betty Boothroyd, Barbara Castle & Margaret Thatcher. Whilst Margaret Thatcher was attending conferences in Blackpool Sharon was her personal hairdresser. Come and listen to some interesting tales from the hairdresser herself!

Refreshments available.





Friday 17thDe- stress Your Home to Help De-stress Your Life

If you’re leaving home feeling stressed before you go to work, if you snap at people for no good reason, get aggressive while shopping, or find life hard work generally, then this talk and discussion could be for you. Our speaker Clive Kidman aims to unleash some practical ideas about home environments that you could use to a calmer life.  Refreshments provided

Monday 20thBaby and Child First Aid for Beginners

Are you a parent or carer of a young child? Would you know what to do if your child had a burn or a seizure?

Come along and find out how to respond to common childhood chronic conditions and first aid situations.

Booking Essential

Wednesday  22ndDementia Awareness Talk

As it is Dementia Awareness week we welcome the return of Barbara McDougall.  This is an interactive event to help those people who are caring for someone with dementia. The session is designed to give people a better awareness and understanding of dementia and to give an insight into this often progressive disease. Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday 22ndFleetwood Academy of Modern Music Acoustic Evening

We are happy to welcome again a talented group of young musicians from the Fleetwood Academy of Modern Music to the library.  They will be performing a selection of popular and modern music.  It will promise to be an enjoyable evening watching the singers and musicians take to the stage. All welcome and refreshments will be available.

Friday 31stThe Three Kates

We welcome Barbara Williams to tell us all about the three Queen Katherines.  It will be a fairly light-hearted talk but also a historically sound compare and contrast look at these three ladies who had the misfortune to encounter Henry VIII; each of them had qualities and gifts which are often overshadowed by the more exciting matrimonial issues!

Regular Events

Monday & Friday


Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Parents – Bring along your babies up to 18 months of age for this Baby bounce and rhyme session.

Monday & Thursday Online Assistance

For support with a multitude of online niggles simply book a slot with our digital volunteer at the help desk


10:00-12:00 Thurs



 Monday & WednesdayScrabble Group

Join our friendly group and play a game or two of scrabble. Beginners welcome. Refreshments served.

Wednesday 1stWednesday Evening Reading group

Why not join this group of avid readers, who like to read a variety of books? This month they will be discussing ‘Quarantine by Jim Crace’. They meet in the library, the first Wednesday of each month.

Every WednesdayStorytime for under fives

Come along and enjoy some stories and songs every Tuesday.

14.15 -14.45Free


Poulton Wednesday Reading group

Come along and meet other avid readers and find out what the group thought of the reading group title. This month they will be discussing ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy’. Also hear what others are reading.

Every WednesdayFamily History

Do you need help with your family tree? Meet up with our volunteer to help you with your ancestry queries. Our volunteer will answer your questions or with help you find information using the computer. Bookings taken




Anne Parker is now offering one session a month of practice and discussion.  The aim of the sessions is to include some Mindfulness practice but also discuss experiences. Mindfulness is a fresh way of living life and groups are useful for practice as well as all the other ways of learning… No need to book, just come along as it suits you. Refreshments available

Every ThursdayToddler Rhyme Time

Parents – Bring along your young children (from 18 months upwards) for a selection different rhymes at this fun event


Every Thursday


Computer Course – Learn My Way

To register your interest in our free classes – suitable for beginners – simply speak to a member of staff.


10:30- 12:00


Group One


2nd & 16th


Group Two

Thurs 9th & 23rd

Art for all

Want to try something new? Learn how to paint your own watercolour with style. Come along and meet John Crompton, the local artist running these sessions, who will guide you through painting your own landscape or seascape for you to take away. Suitable for beginners. Booking Essential- extra sessions added due to popular demand




£3 Charge
Every FridayKnit & Natter Craft Group

Join our friendly group of knitters for a chat & a drink whilst knitting! All ages and skill levels welcome! Now meets every Friday due to popular demand

Every SaturdayBoard Games Club

Children – Play against other boys and girls and find out which board games you enjoy playing. Suitable for 5 years and over



  • 20/4/19-3/5/19   A selection of paintings in pastels by

 Catherine Thompson

  • 4/5/19-17/5/19   A selection of paintings from Windmill Art Society
  • 18/5/19-31/5/19 A selection of paintings in acrylic by  Wilf Hutchingsw

Cabinet Display

There is a small cabinet for exhibiting small items of interest to the local community or for selling small craft items made by local artists. Please ask Library staff for further details.

  • 20/4/19-3/5/19             A selection of paintings by Maria Bertolone

Many free spaces available throughout 2019

Poulton library is always looking for a variety of speakers & entertainment for the local people. If you have something that you think our local community would like to see or hear, please get in touch with a member of staff at Poulton Library

Tel: 0300 123 6703 or Email: poulton.library@lancashire.gov.uk

What's on at Poulton Library
Find out What’s On at Poulton library

Get in touch, or just pop into the library and speak to a member of staff (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)

Contact details for Poulton Library

Poulton-le-Fylde Library
Blackpool Old Road
Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7DH

Tel: 0300 123 6703 or Email: poulton.library@lancashire.gov.uk

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      So I believe, which is odd, because the list of upcoming events came from them! They must not have been aware exactly when the maintenance works were going to be carried out when they published the November activities.

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        Poulton Library opened again at the end of November 2018
        The Library is definitely open now

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