Unless otherwise stated, all events take place in Sutton Coldfield Library.

< May 2018 >
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  1Toddler story timeToddler story timeTime: 10:30 - 11:15
A free story time for preschoolers run by staff at Sutton Coldfield Library. Time 10.30 - please call the library for further info 0121 464 2274
2 3 4You’re never too young to join the library!You’re never too young to join the library!Time: 10:00 - 12:00
A special morning of events aimed at getting the very youngest of Sutton Coldfield residents hooked on the reading bug by inviting all under 2s and their grown-ups to a variety of free events including messy play, story massage and a photo shoot.
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7 8Toddler story timeToddler story timeTime: 10:30 - 11:15
A free story time for preschoolers run by staff at Sutton Coldfield Library. Time 10.30 - please call the library for further info 0121 464 2274
9ElderberriesElderberriesTime: 13:30 - 15:30
FOLIO will run the first meeting of 'Elderberries' in Sutton Coldfield library. This is an opportunity for people aged 50+ to meet up in a warm, safe and friendly space, enjoy a coffee and cake and share stories. Come along to find out more and plan future events. We hope lots of you will be able to join us for this event as we want to make sure that the library and FOLIO offers activities for everyone.
10 11 12Family illustration workshop with Mini GreyFamily illustration workshop with Mini GreyTime: 11:00 - 12:00
A family illustration and collage workshop by Kate Greenaway medal winner, Mini Grey based on her latest book The Last Wolf, a re-imagining of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood but with an added environmental twist.
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14 15Toddler story timeToddler story timeTime: 10:30 - 11:15
A free story time for preschoolers run by staff at Sutton Coldfield Library. Time 10.30 - please call the library for further info 0121 464 2274
16Family History Help DeskFamily History Help DeskTime: 13:00 - 15:00
Queries about any aspect of Family History research welcomed, whether relating to Sutton Coldfield families or those from across the UK. Booking not essential, but recommended if you wish to guarantee time with our expert volunteer Family History researcher during Help Desk hours:https://bookwhen.com/foliosuttoncoldfield/
17 18Worldwide Day of Botanical ArtWorldwide Day of Botanical ArtTime: 09:00 - 16:30
18th May 2018 is a Worldwide Day of Botanical Art and to celebrate this, FOLIO Sutton Coldfield will be offering drop-in, self-paced colouring, drawing and puzzle activities all day. Free and ideal for any age. Whilst in the library, why not check out their stock of gardening books!
19Talk: “The Trees of Sutton Park"Talk: “The Trees of Sutton Park"Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Back by popular demand, Sutton Coldfield Park Ranger Matthew Barker will give an illustrated talk entitled “The Trees of Sutton Park; the species and varieties and their uses across the park”. This talk will tie in with The Tree Council’s Walk in the Woods festival and specifically link to Britain in Bloom’s focus on caring for local parks and squares. The event is FREE and no booking is required, but places are limited to 40.
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21 22Toddler story timeToddler story timeTime: 10:30 - 11:15
A free story time for preschoolers run by staff at Sutton Coldfield Library. Time 10.30 - please call the library for further info 0121 464 2274
23 24 25 26Elmer Day!Elmer Day!FOLIO will be celebrating one of the most loved elephants in picture books - the one and only Elmer. More details to follow soon. 27
28 29Poetrees Part 1Poetrees Part 1Time: 10:00 - 12:00
This interactive art installation and creative writing workshop run by a performance poet over two days will encourage all ages to have a go at writing nature-themed poems and/or raps which will be transformed into trees to go on public display in the library. The poems written at these workshops will be published on FOLIO’s website.
This is the first of two workshops (the second being on may 31). Attendance at BOTH workshops is strongly encouraged - this will ensure participants have enough time to write and create the poetrees.
30 31Poetrees Part 2Poetrees Part 2Time: 10:00 - 12:00
This interactive art installation and creative writing workshop run by a performance poet over two days will encourage all ages to have a go at writing nature-themed poems and/or raps which will be transformed into trees to go on public display in the library. The poems written at these workshops will be published on FOLIO’s website.
This is the seconde of two workshops (the first being on May 29). Attendance at BOTH workshops is strongly encouraged - this will ensure participants have enough time to write and create the poetrees.