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|
|Wednesday 1st||Staying 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 10th||The 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 13th||Discover the 5 Ways to Wellbeing|
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
– Wed 29th
|Young Poulton Photographers|
Come along and see this annual competition and exhibition at the Library
|Tuesday 14th||As 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)
|Wednesday 15th||My 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!
|Friday 17th||De- 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 20th||Baby 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.
|Wednesday 22nd||Dementia 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 22nd||Fleetwood 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 31st||The 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!
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
|Monday & Wednesday||Scrabble Group|
Join our friendly group and play a game or two of scrabble. Beginners welcome. Refreshments served.
|Wednesday 1st||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 ‘Quarantine by Jim Crace’. They meet in the library, the first Wednesday of each month.
|Every Wednesday||Storytime for under fives|
Come along and enjoy some stories and songs every Tuesday.
|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 Wednesday||Family 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 Thursday||Toddler Rhyme Time |
Parents – Bring along your young children (from 18 months upwards) for a selection different rhymes at this fun event
|Computer Course – Learn My Way|
To register your interest in our free classes – suitable for beginners – simply speak to a member of staff.
2nd & 16th
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
|Every Friday||Knit & 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 Saturday||Board 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
- 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
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: email@example.com
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Contact details for Poulton Library
Blackpool Old Road
Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7DH
Tel: 0300 123 6703 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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