We are gradually beginning to offer in-person events, though we will be continuing with some online events in the Autumn. Please follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FOLIOSuttonColdfield or Twitter https://twitter.com/FOLIOsutcol to learn more. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get details of all our events delivered directly to you once a month.

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    1 2Shared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldShared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldTime: 14:00 - 15:30
In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
Recording the wildlife of Sutton Park: history and highlightRecording the wildlife of Sutton Park: history and highlightTime: 19:30 - 20:30
Systematic recording of the wildlife of Sutton Park is vital to maintaining its status as a National Nature Reserve, with the legal protection that follows. The first systematic account of the plants and fungi of Sutton Park was published in 1876. Animals of all kinds were much less well recorded until the 20th century. In this illustrated talk, I will present a brief survey of the history of wildlife recording in the park and then look at some of the more interesting records, concentrating on animals, from insects to birds. The talk should complement the earlier one by Ian Trueman, which covered plants and habitats.
Online - Zoom
Booking is free but essential, via the link
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6 7 8 9ElderberriesElderberriesTime: 10:30
A welcoming and relaxed group for the over 50s to enjoy socialising and conversation over light refreshments.
Free.
No booking required but if you'd like more information please contact Noran - noran@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Library
Shared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldShared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldTime: 14:00 - 15:30
In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
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13 14Parkinson'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. 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
15 16Shared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldShared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldTime: 14:00 - 15:30
In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
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