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 October 2019
Special Events


125 Years of the Glorious Grand Theatre

A talk about the history of the Grand Theatre in Blackpool which celebrates 125 years. Linda Tolson who has been giving talks about the Grand for 40 years and who is a volunteer & archivist for the Grand will be speaking about the early history, some of the stars who have performed at The Grand, the struggle to keep the theatre open when there was a possibility that it might be demolished and the future of the Grand including how they are saving to help pay for the repair of the dome of the theatre.


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Fun Palace!

Come along to Poulton Library for our first Fun Palace! This promises to be a morning full of music, fun and laughter! Try your hand at making Slime, add something to our mural to celebrate this special day, try some Scottish dancing,  have a go at our Scrabble Challenge, see a caricaturist at work – how do you think your image will look? These are some of the activities planned with many more to come. Look forward to seeing you!



The Life and Legacy of Ian Fleming

We welcome the return of speaker Graham Woodward, who has previously given us talks on Jill Dando and Rachel Nickell. This time he will be giving a presentation about the celebrated author Ian Fleming.  His success with his infamous James Bond novels and not forgetting the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang novel too.  Come and hear all about his life and the legacy he left behind.



An Introduction to Family History

Our resident Librarian will be giving a Presentation on how to start your Family tree research. The talk will include many free websites and access to lots of free information.

Monday 7th


Friday 11th

National Libraries Week

·        Thursday 10th –  Sign up for a Computer Course (Learn My Way course)  suitable for beginners – simply speak to a member of staff

·        Friday 11th – An Introduction to Family History

Our resident Librarian will be giving a Presentation on how to start your Family tree research. The talk will include many free websites and access to lots of free information.









Monday 14th









 Friday 18th

Get Online Week

·        Monday 14th – Digital Help from Nick    Having problems with your phone, tablet or computer? Struggling to carry out a task online? Book an appointment to see Nick, our volunteer, to see if he can help you.

·        Tuesday 15th – Scam Awareness Talk We welcome Gillian France, from the local Santander, for a talk on how to spot and avoid scams to prevent you from falling victim to fraud.

·        Thursday 17th – Digital Help from Sam Have you ever wondered how to attach a photograph to an email, search safely online or do your weekly shop online? Come along to this drop-in session to see Sam, our volunteer, to find out how or to get help with any other IT issues you may have.

·        Friday 18th – Discover BorrowBox  Have you ever thought of reading or listening to a book on your phone, tablet or computer for free? Come along to our drop-in session to find out how!






10:30- 11:30


































Ukulele Taster Session

Calling all budding musicians! Have you ever wished to play the ukulele? If so come along to this taster session with Marion Campbell-Rogers who will show you the basics.  You may be playing us a tune at the end of the session!



Coping with Wildlife – A Photographic Show

Phil Hodson and Alan Storey are both members of the Poulton Photographic society who have both been taking nature photographs as a hobby for the over ten years. The talk will show a variety of wildlife photographs including birds and insects, many of which have been taken in the local area. Come along and find out how they manage to take these marvellous pictures.



Training a ‘Guide Dog for the Blind’ Puppy

We are delighted to have Alison Anderson here to tell us all about her experiences training puppies, to become a lifeline for a person with visual impairments, as a Guide Dog for the Blind. Come along to what promises to be an interesting talk about the well worth service she provides and meet the latest puppy in training

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.



Cryptic Crossword Group

Have you ever struggled with a cryptic crossword and wonder how people ever solve them?  Why not come along to this session and meet some people who can! Maureen will give you a helping hand to crack those difficult puzzles. They meet in the library the second Tuesday of each month.



Wednesday 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 ‘The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon’. 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 ‘The Danish Girl by David Evershoff’. 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




On the last Wednesday evening of each month, Anne Parker is offering a session of practice and discussion.  The aims of the sessions is to include some Mindfulness practice but also to 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


3rd  & 17th


Group Two


10th & 24th



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


If you struggle to get to the library because of health or mobility problems then our home library service is available for you.  Please contact the library if you would like any further information.


  • 21/9/19-04/10/19 A selection of watercolours, pastels and acrylics from Poulton Art Club
  • 05/10/19-18/10/19 A selection of paintings from the Windmill Art Society
  • 19/10/19-01/11/19 A selection of paintings in Acrylic by Wilf A Hutchins

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.

  • 05/10/19-18/10/19 A selection of crafts from Olga Wood

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

Poulton Library Opening Hours: Mon 9.00–17.00, Tue 9.00–13.00, Wed 9.00–19:00, Thu 9.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–17.00 Sat 9.00–13.00

Many free spaces available throughout 2019

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

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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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