Weekly Diary of Events

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Events in your local libraries 

Half term activities in libraries

Boscombe Library

Event

Date and time

Mindfulness Colouring Group. Come along and give it a try. Equipment is provided

First Monday of the month

2 – 3pm

Polish Stories and Rhymes for 0-3 year olds

Second Monday of each month, 10.30 -11.30am

Computer peer support for over 50's.

Tuesday 10am – 12noon
Wednesday 10am – 12noon

Toddler Times  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children around 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Tuesday 10 - 10.30am

Friday 10 - 10.30am

Job Club - Get advice on how to write your CV, apply for jobs online and more

Tuesday 12 - 3pm

Boscombe Thrillers Reading Group

First Tuesday of each month 3 - 4pm. Ask us for details

Wriggle & Rhyme

Wednesday 10 - 10.30am

Thursday 10 - 10.30am

First Saturday of the month  10.30 - 11am

Citizen's Advice Bureau Drop in session

Thursday 9.30am - 1pm

Children's reading group

Every three weeks on a Thursday  3.45 - 4.45pm

Boscombe Booktalk Reading Group

Last Friday of the month

3 - 4pm

Children's Saturday Morning Craft Activity

Once a month on Saturday

To learn more about these events please email Boscombe Library

Bournemouth Library

Event

Date and time

SciFi, Fantasy and Horror Reading Group

Ask staff to learn more and  reserve your place.

Second Monday of every month, 5.30 - 6.30pm 

Baby Wriggle and Rhyme 

Monday 10.15 - 10.45am and 11.15 - 11.45am

Learn My Way - Computer Sessions.  free one to one, 30 minute session for beginners and people with computer queries. Booking is required

Tuesday 2-2:30pm or  2:30-3pm

Toddler Times - Free fun sessions with stories,songs and rhymes for children around 18 months+ and their parents/carers

Wednesday term time only 2.15 - 2.45pm

Job Club - Get advice on how to  write your CV, applying for jobs online and more

Thursday 1.30 - 4.30pm

Non-Fiction Reading Group

Do you have a passion for reading and stimulating conversation? Come and join our Non-Fiction Reading Group, new members always welcome. 

Third Friday of every month from 11am 

Family & Local History club

Different specialist topics each month including census records, place names, house history, wills, Archives and family trees.

First Friday of each month at 2pm. No need to book. £2 per session.

'The Friends of Bournemouth Music Library.' Meet musical friends and join us for coffee and mini music recital or talk

Last Friday of each month 10.30am - 12noon. No need to book. Free event

Worlds Away - Bournemouth Library Gaming Club  Come and play a variety of board games and card games. If you'd like to wargame, please phone to book a table

First and Third Saturday of the month, 12noon- 4.45pm on the first floor

Junior Chess Club for ages 7-11 ( £4 fee)

Saturdays on first floor. Two sessions 10 - 11am  and 11am - 12noon

Bournemouth Library Scrabble Club

Second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 1pm

Fiction reading groups

Last Tuesday of the month, 10 - 11am

Last Wednesday of the month, 2 - 3pm

First Saturday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30am

Second Friday of the month Poetry Reading group, 2.30 - 4pm

Last Friday of the month Crime Reading group, 3 - 4pm.

To learn more about these events please email Bournemouth Library

Castlepoint Library

Event

Date and time

Monday night book group.

Third Monday of the month, 5.30 - 6.30pm 

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Mondays 2.15 - 2.45pm

Tuesdays 10 - 10.30am

First Saturday of the month 10.15 - 10.45am

Housing officers

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am - 1pm

Tuesday night book group

Second Tuesday of the month, 6.30 - 8pm

Castlepoint Kangaroos – Parent and baby reading group

Last Wednesday of the month 11am – 12 noon 

Toddler Times- Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children around. 18 months+ and their parents/carers.

Thursday 10 - 10.30am. All year round

Computer confidence - one to one support sessions on PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. From complete beginners to those wanting to improve skills.

 

Thursday sessions 11am, 12pm, 1pm. Book via library

 Cuppa Fridays - especially for adults. Relax with refreshments, crosswords, colouring and games

 Friday 10am - 11.30am. Drop in - no need to book

Bookworms reading group.  Children aged 8-11 are welcome to join

Fridays - every 3 weeks. 3.45 - 4.45pm

Councillor's Surgery

Last Saturday of the month, 11.30 -12.30

To learn more about these events please email  Castlepoint Library

Charminster Library

Event

Date and time

Babes in Arms Reading Group for parents. Toddlers welcome too

Monday monthly 10.15 - 11.15am

Jigsaw Group

Monday fortnightly 2 - 4pm

Knitwits knitting group

Monday fortnightly 2 - 4pm

Book Stars Children’s reading group 8-11 yrs 

Monday every three weeks 4 - 5 pm

Reading Monkeys Book Group 8-11 yrs

Monday every three weeks 4 - 5pm

Bookworms Reading Group for housebound and elderly people.  

Tuesday Monthly 12noon - 1pm

Toddler Times  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children  18 months+ and their parents/carers

Tuesday 2 - 2.45pm

Coffee morning with a speaker          

Tuesday every month 10 - 11am

Adult Craft  & Colouring Group

Tuesday fortnightly 5 - 7 pm

Gossip Girls -  teen craft and book group

Tuesday monthly 5 - 6.30pm

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Thursday 9.45 - 10.15am

Adult Reading Group

Thursdays monthly 2 - 3pm

Whodunits adult crime reading group

Thursdays monthly 7- 8pm

Learn My Way IT taster sessions

Fridays 2 - 3pm

Crime Squad adult reading group

Friday monthly 10.30 - 11.30am

Family History Group

Friday monthly 5.30 - 6.30pm

Rocking Readers book group 8-11 yrs

Friday three-weekly 4 - 5pm

Disney Crafting Hour for children

Saturdays fortnightly

10am

The Councillors’ Surgery times  

Last Saturday of the month 10 – 11am

Busy Bees - storytime and craft sessions for 5-8 year olds

Saturday fortnightly 10am

To learn more about these events please email Charminster Library

Ensbury Park Library

Event

Date and time

Adult Colouring Group

Last Tuesday of every month 2.15pm

Local Councillor Surgery

First Tuesday of every month

2 -3pm

Adult Reading group

Wednesdays once a month

Toddler Times - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Thursday 10.30 – 11am

 Come and meet your Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team

Friday once a month at 3pm

Please check dates with Library

Afternoon tea and chat

Friday 2.30 – 3.30pm

Computer Tuition

Various days and times

To learn more about these events please email Ensbury Park Library

Kinson Hub Library

Event

Date and time

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Monday 10.30 - 11am

Learn My Way - Basic Computer Sessions 

please phone 01202 452788 to reserve a place

Monday 2 - 3pm

Book Group

Third Monday of the month 6 - 7pm

Having problems using your iPad, tablet or laptop? Come to advice session for help. call 01202 452783  to find out more

Tuesday 2 -3pm

Poetry Group for teen/adults

Third Tuesday of the month    6 - 7pm

Yarn & Yarning, adult knitting group

Every Wednesday 10am - 12noon

Colour me happy!  Adult colouring group

Every Wednesday 1 - 3pm

Four o'clock Reading Club for 6 to 7 year olds. If you'd like to join please get in touch

First Wednesday of the month  4 - 4.45pm

Toddler Times  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and  rhymes for children 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Thursday 10.15 - 10:45am

Toy library

Thursday 10.45am - 12noon

The Book Agents, a Children's Book Group for 8-12 year olds

Thursdays, every three weeks    4 - 5pm

Afternoon Tea Party - tea and chat

Last Friday of the month         2:30 - 4pm

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

First Saturday of the month 10.30  - 11am

Book Group

Second Saturday of the month  11am -12noon

The Kinson Knitters for Adults

Saturdays 2 - 3pm Fortnightly

To learn more about these events please email Kinson Hub Library

Pokesdown & Southbourne Library  

Event

Date and time

Reading Groups for Adults.

Monthly: Monday 5.30pm, Tuesday 5.30pm and Friday 10.30 -11.30am

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Monday 10.15 -10.45am, 11.15 -11.45am and 2.15 - 2.45pm.

First Saturday of the month

10 -10.30am

Mindfulness Colouring Group. Come along and give it a try.

Second Tuesday of the  month

10am - 12 noon

Tech support sessions with Tech Buddies

Bookable sessions Tuesday or Thursday 4 - 5pm and 5 - 6pm

Toddler Times including Storycises  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Tuesdays 2.15 – 2.45pm

Southbourne Craft Group

Last Tuesday of the month 10 - 11.30am

Children's Reading Group for ages 8 -10

Thursday – every three weeks 3.45 - 4.45pm

Coffee morning with guest speaker

Third Thursday of the month 10 - 11am

Knitting Group

Meets fortnightly on Thursday afternoon 2 - 4pm

 Needlecraft Group

Meets fortnightly on Thursday afternoon 2 - 4pm

Police drop in surgery

Thursday morning fortnightly 10 - 11am

Make and Take Crafts for children with accompanying adults

Second Saturday of the month 10am - 12noon

Ward Councillors Surgery

Last Saturday every month 10 - 11.30am

Saturday Club for Book group and activities for ages 11-13

Last Saturday of the month

11am - 12 noon

To learn more about these events please email Pokesdown & Southbourne Library

Springbourne Library  

Event

Date and time

Job Club - Get advice on writing your CV, applying for jobs online and much more

Monday 1.30 – 4.30pm

Homework Club

Monday 3.30 - 4.45pm

Computer Peer Support

Tuesday 10am -12noon

Toddler Times  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children around 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Tuesday  2.15 - 2.45pm

Coffee Mornings

Third Tuesday of month 10.30-11.30am

Homework Club

Thursday 3.30-5.30pm

Reading Group

First Friday of month 10.30-11.30am

To learn more about these events please email Springbourne Library

Tuckton Library

Event

Date and time

Hengistbury Head Reading Group

Mondays monthly 10.30am

Learn My Way Computer Course - Basic computer and internet use for beginners. Call the library to book a place

Monday 10am - 12noon

Toddler Times  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children 18 months+ and their parents/carers

Monday  2.15 - 2.45pm

Junior Chess Club for 8 - 13 year olds

Monday 3.45 - 4.45pm term time only

"Monday Murders"  Crime Reading Group

Last Monday of the month, 4 - 5pm

Adult Reading Group One

Last Tuesday of Month 10.30am

Adult Reading Group Two

First Tuesday of Month 3.30pm 

Knit ‘n’ Natter

Tuesday 10.30am

Coffee Mornings at Tuckton. Free events

Thursday 10.30am

Adult Craft Group

Second Thursday of Month 10.30am

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Thursday 2.15 - 2.45pm

Friday 10 - 10.30am and 11 – 11.30am

Saturday 10 - 10.30am

Children's Reading Groups:

Reading Robins

Golden Penguins

Friday once a month 4 - 5pm

Beyond the Book Teen Reading Group

Friday once a month 5 - 6pm

Poetry Group

Friday 5 - 6.30pm

Councillors Surgery

Last Saturday of month 10.30am

To learn more about these events please email Tuckton Library

West Howe Library  

Event

Date and time  

Councillor advice Surgery

Monday 10.30 - 11.30am

Adult Non Fiction Discussion Group

Monday 2pm - 3pm

Pick and Mix Children’s book group

Monday once a month 3.30 - 4.30pm

Early years book club

Monday once a month  3.30 - 4.30pm

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Tuesday 10 – 10.30am

Tuesday 2.15 – 2.45pm

Citizen's Advice Bureau - Drop in Session

Tuesday  10am – 1pm
2- 3.30pm

Book club for adults

Tuesday once a month 11am - 12noon

RVS Card Making for Adults

First and third Tuesday of the month 2 - 3pm

PRAMA Crafts for Adults

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 2 - 3pm

Children’s Crafts

Second and fourth Tuesday of each month 3.30 – 4.30pm

Sewing for Children

First Tuesday of the month

4 - 5.30pm

Scrabble Party and boardgames for children

Tuesday 4 – 6.30pm

Scrabble Party for adults

Tuesday 4 - 6.30pm

Vulcan Radio Station

5pm – 7pm

Toddler Times  - Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Thursday 10.30 - 11am

Job Club -  Get advice on writing your CV, applying for jobs online and much more

Thursday 1 - 3pm

Bingo – eyes down at 10.30 Friday

Friday 10.30am

Learn My Way - Computer Courses for beginners

Friday 10am – 12noon

Hungarian Toddlertimes

Friday 10am - 12noon (monthly)

West Howe Knitting Group

Friday 3 – 4pm

Stay and Play – come and make friends and play with our toys.

Friday 2 - 4pm

PRAMA Adult Reading Group

Second Friday of the month

2 - 3pm

Hungarian Toddlertimes

Saturday 10am - 12noon (monthly)

To learn more about these events please email West Howe Library

Westbourne Library  

Event

Date and time

Toddler Times. Free fun sessions with stories, songs and rhymes for children around 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Monday 2.30 - 3pm 

Local Solicitors free advice sessions

Monday once a month

Coffee morning with speaker

First Monday in the month 10 – 11am

Visually impaired coffee morning with short story

Third Monday in the month, 11am - 12noon

   

Meet your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

First and third Tuesday of the month 2 – 3pm

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Please book at the library

Tuesday and  Friday 10.30 – 11am 

IT one- to-one session on pc or a laptop. please call to book a session

Friday 2.30 – 4pm 

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme in the library

Saturday 10am 

Adult Craft Group

Saturday 10am – 12noon

Six Adult Reading Groups

Ask for more details

To learn more about these events please email Westbourne Library

Winton Library  

Event

Date and time

Life after Retirement

Enjoy a coffee & looking at a healthy & happy retirement

Thursday June 1st
10.30am- 12noon

Crafty Capers - a fun monthly drop-in craft session

Monthly on a Saturday  10.30 - 11.30am

Learn My Way - Computer Courses for beginners please book at the library

Various days and times

Craft and Chatter

Tuesdays 2 - 4pm

Stay and Play Toy Library

Tuesday 2 – 3pm

Adult Reading Groups, ask the library for details

Tuesdays 6 – 7pm (Monthly)

Winton Job Club. Get advice on writing your CV, applying for jobs online and much more

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

Coffee Morning

First Thursday of the month from 10am

Police Safer Neighbourhood team Community Surgery

First Thursday of the month

3 - 3.30pm

Toddler Times  - Free fun session for children 18 months+ and their parents or carers

Thursdays 2.15 - 2.45pm

Children’s Reading Groups 9 - 12 years

Thursdays 4pm and 5pm, every three weeks

Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

Friday 10.30 -11am

To learn more about these events please email Winton Library

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Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 451451

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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