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

< February 2020 >
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          1BCAT Starz ClubBCAT Starz ClubFree creative fun and games for children. For full details, including timing please ask Sutton Coldfield Library staff (0121 464 2274). Sutton Coldfield Library Code Club: SCRATCHCode Club: SCRATCHTime: 11:00 - 12:00
Code Club: SCRATCH is a 4 week club for 7-11 year olds who want to learn more about coding and computers. It is aimed at beginners or near beginners. The club is free, and whilst we know sometimes life takes over, booking is for the 4 week course. Code Club is being facilitated by FOLIO Sutton Coldfield and is being run by a two young volunteers who previously attended a Code Club at Sutton Library. If your child is 8 or over, they may attend on their own, or their adults/carers may wish to stay in the library (perhaps enjoying a coffee and cake in our cafe at the same time!). If your child is under 8 a responsible adult is required to remain in the library during the club session.
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Secret Cinema SocietySecret Cinema SocietyTime: 13:30 - 15:30
Free family-friendly film showings 1st Saturday of every month. Please check in the library to find out which films we will be screening or email
filmclub@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk
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3 4Pre-school story timePre-school story timeTime: 09:45 - 10:15
Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun. Sessions led by library staff. Free, no booking required. Sutton Coldfield Library
5 6Mapping our MemoriesMapping our MemoriesTime: 13:00 - 14:30
Come and share your memories of places in Sutton now gone. An informal and friendly get-together mapping lost Sutton locations and any facts, recollections or stories about them we may have heard over the years.
Whether we are looking on a big screen at the archive photos held by Sutton Library or listening to a guest speaker, or simply sharing memories using photos participants have bought to show, all are welcome.
Free. All Welcome.
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Knit and NatterKnit and NatterTime: 14:00 - 16:00
A free, drop-in informal group which meets on the sofas outside the cafe in the library. Experienced and beginner knitters welcome.
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7 8BCAT Starz ClubBCAT Starz ClubFree creative fun and games for children. For full details, including timing please ask Sutton Coldfield Library staff (0121 464 2274). Sutton Coldfield Library Code Club: SCRATCHCode Club: SCRATCHTime: 11:00 - 12:00
Code Club: SCRATCH is a 4 week club for 7-11 year olds who want to learn more about coding and computers. It is aimed at beginners or near beginners. The club is free, and whilst we know sometimes life takes over, booking is for the 4 week course. Code Club is being facilitated by FOLIO Sutton Coldfield and is being run by a two young volunteers who previously attended a Code Club at Sutton Library. If your child is 8 or over, they may attend on their own, or their adults/carers may wish to stay in the library (perhaps enjoying a coffee and cake in our cafe at the same time!). If your child is under 8 a responsible adult is required to remain in the library during the club session.
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Harry Potter CelebrationHarry Potter CelebrationTime: 14:00 - 15:30
Come and celebrate Harry Potter and Hogwarts at this family-friendly afternoon of crafting and playing games. Free, thought donations welcome as we will be fundraising for future FOLIO events. Sutton Coldfield Library
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10 11Pre-school story timePre-school story timeTime: 09:45 - 10:15
Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun. Sessions led by library staff. Free, no booking required. Sutton Coldfield Library
Parkinson's CafeParkinson's CafeTime: 10:00 - 12:00
Drop in for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat to other people affected by Parkinson’s. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Any questions? Please call 0121 308 7826 or email sectparkinsonsnorthbirmingham@gmail.com A Parkinson’s Cafe is also held in Communitea in Boldmere on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month (ie alternating with this event in Sutton Library). Sutton Coldfield Library
12Family History HelpdeskFamily History HelpdeskTime: 13:00 - 15:00
FOLIO Sutton Coldfield is delighted to bring you a monthly Family History Help Desk, in conjunction with Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society. Please PREBOOK to guarantee time with our highly experience Family History volunteer (there is no cost to book a slot). There are 6 guaranteed slots available each month. If you drop in to the library for these sessions without booking our volunteer will be happy to help you if she has no visitors who have pre-booked a session. If you arrive and our volunteer is busy, please say hello so she knows you would like to talk to her, but then do feel free to make use of our café whilst you wait. When you book your ticket you will be asked to indicate the time you are likely to arrive (between 1 and 3) at the help desk. Help desk sessions have usual library facilities for computers and Ancestry.co.uk. The experienced and friendly family historian volunteering at the help desk can assist in getting you started with family history research, chipping away at brick walls, and a whole variety of research techniques. If possible, please come with any details relating to your family history research that will help (such as names, dates/places of birth). Attending the Family History Help Desk is FREE. If you need to print documents during this session, usual library printing fees will apply.
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ElderberriesElderberriesTime: 13:30 - 15:00
A welcoming and relaxed group for the over 50s to enjoy socialising and conversation over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Free.
No booking required.
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13 14 15Lego ClubLego ClubTime: 14:00 - 15:30
Our popular free monthly lego session for families. Booking essential.
These sessions are for ACCOMPANIED children so please book a ticket for everyone in your party.
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17 18Pre-school story timePre-school story timeTime: 09:45 - 10:15
Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun. Sessions led by library staff. Free, no booking required. Sutton Coldfield Library
19Same Same… But Different dance show   Same Same… But Different dance show   Time: 11:30 - 12:30
A free family show, mixing Kathak and contemporary dance, live music and physical storytelling, For full details please ask Sutton Coldfield Library staff (0121 464 2274). Sutton Coldfield Library
20 21 22Pokémon LeaguePokémon LeagueTime: 10:00 - 12:30
All Pokémon fans welcome at these regular meetings of the local Pokemon League. Did you know the cheapest place to buy the newest Pokémon cards in Sutton is at the cafe in Sutton Library?
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24 25Pre-school story timePre-school story timeTime: 09:45 - 10:15
Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun. Sessions led by library staff. Free, no booking required. Sutton Coldfield Library
Parkinson's CafeParkinson's CafeTime: 10:00 - 12:00
Drop in for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat to other people affected by Parkinson’s. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Any questions? Please call 0121 308 7826 or email sectparkinsonsnorthbirmingham@gmail.com A Parkinson’s Cafe is also held in Communitea in Boldmere on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month (ie alternating with this event in Sutton Library). Sutton Coldfield Library
26 27 28 29Sutton Coldfield BookfestSutton Coldfield BookfestTime: 09:30 - 16:30
This fantastic children’s book festival has been brought to you by Folio Sutton Coldfield and Bournville BookFest.
With amazing authors, the chance to create your own Dr Who Scripts and mystery stories, and enjoy Tiger Who Came to Tea tea parties, it promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.
Tickets go on sale on January 6th 2020, so don’t miss out!
Sutton Coldfield Library and Sutton Coldfield Town Hall