Libraries

What's on

We run a range of regular activities in our libraries for adults, including IT sessions to help you get online, job clubs to offer support searching and applying for work, and social groups if you'd like to pop in for coffee and a chat.

We host regular readers' groups as well, so if you're an avid reader why not come along and join us?

Computers and internet

Learn how to use a computer and the internet by joining one of our basic IT courses. Using Learn My Way you'll find out how to use a keyboard and mouse, as well as getting online to find information and send emails.

Other digital sessions

Our digital champions also run a range of sessions across our branches, including one-to-one help to get online and increase your confidence using the internet and email, as well as using online council services to apply, report or pay for something.

Find out more about our digital champion sessions.

Conversation cafe

Our conversation cafe sessions are informal drop-ins to help people develop their language skills and improve their spoken English.

The sessions include discussions around topical subjects, as well as about life in Barnsley.

Crafts

If you're into knitting, crocheting, sewing and more, join us at one of our craft sessions. It doesn't matter whether you're a complete beginner or a skilled crafter, everyone's welcome.

There's no need to book a place - just drop-in. 

Monday

Activity Venue Time
Art group Library @ Wombwell 10am to 12pm
Stitches Library @ Darfield 10am to 12pm
Knit and natter Library @ Dodworth 10am to 12pm
Sewing group Library @ Penistone 10am to 12.30pm

Tuesday

Activity Venue Time
Adult crafts Library @ Hoyland 1pm to 3pm
Crafts 'n' chat  Library @ Worsbrough 10am to 12pm
Disability craft group Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross 10am

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time
Knit and natter Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross 2pm to 4pm

Thursday

Activity Venue Time Additional information
Painting group Library @ the Lightbox 10am to 12pm, second Thursday of the month Please bring your own art materials
Rag rug group Library @ Penistone 3pm to 5pm, last Thursday of the month  

Job club

If you're searching for work, come along to one of our job clubs. There's help and advice to find jobs online, help with completing application forms, as well as creating or updating your CV.

There's no need to book a place - just drop in.

Thursday

Library @ Hoyland 10am to 12pm
Venue Time

Readers' groups

Our readers' groups give you the opportunity to discuss books, authors and genres with others, in a friendly and informal group. They're open to anyone who is, or would like to become, a member of the library.

New members are always welcome and there's no need to book a place - just drop in.

Monday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Penistone 2pm to 3.30pm Fortnightly

Tuesday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Hoyland 11am to 12.45pm Second Tuesday of the month

Wednesday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Dodworth 2pm to 4pm Third Wednesday of the month
Library @ Royston 10am to 11am Last Wednesday of the month, from 27 October 2021

Friday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Darfield 10.30am to 11.30am Last Friday of the month
Library @ the Lightbox 10.30am to 12pm Last Friday of the month
Library @ Worsbrough 2.30pm to 3.30pm Last Friday of the month

Social activities

Our social activities include a range of coffee mornings and games groups where everyone's welcome.

Thursday

Activity Venue Time
Pop-in group - coffee and a chat with games or crafts Library @ Darfield 2pm to 4pm
Age UK drop-in session - help and support to reduce loneliness and social isolation Library @ Wombwell 9am to 3.30pm

Friday

Activity Venue Time
Age UK drop-in session - help and support to reduce loneliness and social isolation Library @ Hoyland 9am to 3.30pm

Saturday

Activity Venue Time
Yu-Gi-Oh group Library @ the Lightbox 12pm to 2pm

Other activities

Our other activities include writer's groups and exercise sessions.

There's no need to book a place at any of the sessions - just drop in.

Monday

Activity Venue Time
Barnsley U3A Library @ Worsbrough 12pm to 1pm, second Monday of the month

Tuesday

Activity Venue Time
Darfield History Society Library @ Darfield 10am to 12pm
Learner zone Library @ Penistone 1pm to 4pm
Poetry group Library @ Penistone 10.30am to 11.30am
Tai Chi Library @ Wombwell 12pm to 2pm

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time
Writer's group Library @ Penistone 9.30am to 11.30am, once a month
Barnsley U3A Library @ Dodworth 10am to 12pm, every fortnight

Thursday

Activity Venue Time
Worsbrough Heritage Group Library @ Worsbrough 10am to pm

Friday

Activity Venue Time
Worsbrough Local History Group Library @ Worsbrough 2pm to 4pm



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