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Spooky-themed fun at our libraries

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Published: 19/10/2012


Make your Halloween party go with a bang at our ghoulish themed craft sessions or learn about dinosaurs at workshops designed to keep children and young people busy during the school break.

We also have a book signing by a seven-year-old schoolgirl whose debut publication is a guide to dealing with mum’s epilepsy. For more information on any of the events below, contact the library service on 01454 868006 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries

Staple Hill

Start a scrapbook activity: Have a go at recording what’s important to you through scrapbooks.

Friday 26 October, 10.30am to 12pm. Free drop in session, most suitable for 5 – 11 year olds.

Staple Hill Primary School pupil and author, Layla Reid, aged seven, will be there signing copies of her book, Epilepsy Book for Kids. Layla wrote her book as a guide to help children cope with a parent’s epileptic seizures, after witnessing her own mother’s fits.

Bradley Stoke

Spooktacular! Crafts on a spooky theme.

Friday 26 October, 10.30am to 12pm. Free family-friendly drop in event.

Discover dinosaurs workshop. A Discover Festival event, book free tickets on the website at www.discoversouthglos.eventbrite.co.uk or contact the library on 01454 868006.

Monday 29 October, 10am to 11am.

Cadbury Heath

Spooky stuff! Fun crafts on a ghostly theme.

Monday 29 October, 10.30am to 11.30am. Free drop in, most suitable for 5 – 11 year olds.

Downend

Splat! Painting fun with tips from a local artist.

Friday 26 October, 10am to12pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 5 – 11 year olds.

GO NUTS! With The Etherington Brothers: An opportunity to explore the awesome world of comic art with the Etherington Brothers as part of the Discover Festival.

Tuesday 30 October, 11am to12pm, for 7 – 11 year olds. Book free tickets on the website www.discoversouthglos.eventbrite.co.uk

Emersons Green

Ghostly goings on! Spooky crafts.

Thursday 1 November, 2pm to 3:30pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

Filton

Autumn antics: seasonal crafts and stories

Saturday 27 October, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

Hanham

Ghostly goings on! Spooky crafts and activities.

Thursday 1 November, 2pm to 3pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

Potions, Plagues and ‘Pothecaries: Same as before, a Discover Festival event.

Friday 2 November, 2pm to 4pm. Book free tickets on the website www.discoversouthglos.eventbrite.co.uk

Kingswood

Have a whale of a time…with some fun crafts.

Wednesday 31 October, 2.15pm to 3:30pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

Patchway

Discover hand bell ringing: Enjoy a demonstration of hand bell ringing and have a go yourself. Part of the Discover Festival. Free drop in for all the family.

Saturday 27 October, 10.30am to 12pm.

Spooky stuff! Fun crafts with a ghostly theme.

Tuesday 30 October, 10.30am to 11.30am. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

Discover dinosaurs workshop. Discover Festival event, book free tickets on the website www.discoversouthglos.eventbrite.co.uk or contact the library on 01454 868006.

Ghostly Fun: Spooky crafts and activities

Thursday 1 November, 11am to 12pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 5 – 11 year olds.

Thornbury

Dinosaur fun! Come along and help create a giant dinosaur.

Wednesday 31 October, 11am to 12pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 5 – 11 year olds.

Winterbourne

Scary spooks and skeletons! Spooky crafts

Wednesday 31 October, 10am to 11.30am. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 10 year olds.

Yate

Discover dinosaurs workshop. Discover Festival event, book free tickets on the website www.discoversouthglos.eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 29 October, 2pm to 3pm.

Gory and spooky! Spooky crafts.

Tuesday 30 October, 5pm to 6.30pm. Free drop in, most suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

GO NUTS! With The Etherington Brothers

Tuesday 30 October, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. For ages 11+. Contact the library on 01454 868006.

Other events:

And for babies to age four, storytime and rhyme time fun continues at the following libraries:

Stories, songs and simple crafts for pre-school children and their parents or carers at Cadbury Heath Library, Monday 29 October from 9.15am.

Rhymetime at:

  • Hanham Library, Monday 29 October, 9.30am
  • Winterbourne Library, Tuesday 30 October, 9.30am
  • Filton Library, Tuesday 30 October, 9.30am
  • Kingswood Library, Wednesday 31 October, 10.30am
  • Patchway Library, Wednesday 31 October, 10.30am
  • Downend Library, Wednesday 31 October, 10.30am

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