Since it opened in May this year, the new Bishopston Library has proved to be a huge success.
The library was particularly busy over the Summer with 540 children signing up to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge!
As well as its wonderful Children’s Library and the great selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults, the library also holds regular free weekly activities for all ages.
There are activities for babies and pre-schoolers, plus several activities for adults held throughout the week, including a new Creative Writing Group.
Please find details below about each of these activities…
Creative Writing Group
Fridays, 11am – 1pm
The Creative writing group is a new weekly group run by Rob Henley and it is a session of creative writing for health and wellbeing.
All welcome to come along and play with words. Writing can be fun, light or deep, and connect us to wherever we are in our lives. Using story, poetry, imagination and memory, writing can make a difference to the way we think and feel about our world.
No writing experience needed. Come and try it!
Shared Reading Group
Claire and Mina are two trained volunteer facilitators who hold weekly Shared Reading sessions. There is no pre-reading required as Claire and Mina bring the prepared stories/poems which are read aloud. The group then discuss the pieces and other thoughts which may arise.
Tea and coffee is provided.
Third Monday of the month, 2 – 3.30pm
This is a group of readers who meet monthly. They pre-choose a book to read and then discuss the book the following month.
The group has recently read the book, Blood of flowers by Anita Amirrezvani which they have been discussing and in October they will be discussing Too Much Happiness by Alice Munroe.
Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Wednesdays, 11.30am – 12 noon (term-time only)
Nursery rhymes and songs for little ones. Drop-in, all welcome.
Pre-school Children’s Storytime
Saturdays, 11.30am – 12 noon (term-time only)
Exciting stories for children of all ages. All welcome, drop-in.
For more information about any of these groups please visit the library or call 0117 9038562.