Have your say about library events and programmes

preschool-sessionsWe are reviewing our schedule of public programmes and events and would love to hear from customers (and potential customers) about which activities you’d like to see prioritised.

Have your say! We welcome any suggestions.

If you’d rather do a paper version, fill one out at your library and pop it in the survey box. You can also download the survey [PDF] and drop the printed copy off. (consultation closes 12 Feb)

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Classes and courses at libraries and learning centres

South Learning CentreOur libraries and learning centres are busy places. We have a range of courses – for adults during the day, and kids after school.

See our Learning Centre events and our Classes and events calendar.

You can browse our After school programmes.

Science alive sessions kick off for this term this week too!

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Here is a selection of some of the classes you can try:

Computers and Coffee

Beginning Computer Skills @ South Learning Centre – Monday 12 May, 11am – 12.30pm

Beyond Beginners @South Learning Centre – Wednesday 14 May, 9am – 10.30am

 

iPad Classes

Introduction to iPads @ South Learning Centre – Tuesday 11 March, 1pm – 2.30pm

Beyond Beginners @ South Learning Centre – Friday 16 May, 9am – 10.30am

 

Computer Drop in Sessions

South Learning Centre –Wednesday 14 May, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

 

After School Programmes at South Learning Centre

Girlszone – Monday 12 May, 3.30pm – 5pm

Workshop Club – Tuesday 13 May, 3.30pm – 5pm

eBook Club – Wednesday 14 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Gamezone – Friday 16 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Contact us for more information.

What’s going on at the South Learning Centre?

Computer Study SLCCheck out our progamme of events at the South Learning Centre. You can still sign up for some of these:

  • Beginning Computer Skills
  • Beyond Beginners
  • Computers Plus
  • Introduction to iPads
  • Computer Drop in Sessions
  • Introduction to e-books

After School Programmes

  • Girlszone
  • Workshop Club
  • eBook Club
  • Gamezone

Some other things we’ve been doing lately – We’ve been learning with Cashmere Primary, St Bernadettes School, Cyber Citizenship Connect with Thorrington School, Horizons Bio Poetry, Tapa Tiles with Beckenham School, Garage Band with Barnardos Trust, and Horizons Pasifika Stories.

Go to our Learning Centres programme to explore what you can learn!

What to do after you’ve picked up the pieces

coverWhen I came home from work on February 22, I found my tea cups and my dinner set in small pieces on the dining room floor. I spent ages picking up the pieces; trying to find out what belonged where and what was intact.

The pieces were photographed for the insurance claim, but what was it all worth?

I can’t put a price on a memory, but I can get an idea on how much replacement plates are by looking on Price It! To replace a missing dinner plate, I could try China Matching Service. This is especially useful for tableware made after 1960.

Now that I have found out what my china is worth, what can I do with the broken pieces? If the insurance company don’t want to see the broken bits, I will turn them into a mosaic. The library has a collection of books on making mosaics. I haven’t made a mosaic since I left school, so I’ll check the CINCH database for the location of classes and groups.

Do you have plans for your broken china?