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 free 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.

The Learn My Way online computer courses are available at some of our libraries. See our events at our libraries page for more information and to book a place.

Alternatively, join the drop-in session at the Library @ the Lightbox. Wednesday mornings between 10am and 11.30am. The group meets in the IT suite.  All welcome.

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. Sessions take place every Monday 10am to 11.30am at Library @ the Lightbox.

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
Stitches Library @ Darfield 10am to 12pm
Knit and natter Library @ Dodworth 10am to 12pm
Sewing group Library @ Penistone 10am to 12.30pm
Knit and natter Library @ Wombwell 10am to 11am

Tuesday

Activity Venue Time
Adult crafts Library @ Hoyland 1pm to 3pm
Crafts 'n' chat  Library @ Worsbrough 10am to 12pm

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time
Knit and natter Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross 2pm to 4pm
Adult crafts Library @ Penistone 9.30am to 11.45am
Knit, craft and natter Library @ Roundhouse 2pm to 4pm
Age UK - Adult Crafts (over 50s) Library @ Roundhouse 10am to 11.30am, fortnightly

Thursday

Activity Venue Time
Rag rug group Library @ Penistone 1pm to 3pm
Patch workers Library @ Penistone 2pm to 4pm, fortnightly 
Craft 'n' chat Library @ the Lightbox 10am to 11.30am
Chat and craft group Library @ Grimethorpe 9.15am to 12pm in term time
Adult art group Library @ Wombwell 10am to 11.30am 

Friday

Activity Venue Time
Knit and natter Library @ Cudworth 12pm to 3pm

History groups

Monday

Activity Venue Time
Hoyland Local History Group Library @ Hoyland 5pm to 7pm every third Monday of the month

Tuesday

Activity Venue Time
Darfield History Society Library @ Darfield 10am to 12pm
Family history  Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross 1pm to 3pm 
Wombwell Heritage Group Library @ Wombwell 2pm to 4pm

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time
Cudworth Local History Group Library @ Cudworth 10am to 12pm

Thursday

Activity Venue Time
Worsbrough Heritage Group Library @ Worsbrough 10am

Friday

Activity Venue Time
Family history  Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross  10am to 12pm
Worsbrough Local History Group Library @ Worsbrough 2pm to 4pm
Family history Library @ Darfield 10am to 12pm
Royston Local History Group Library @ Royston 10am to 12.30pm, fortnightly

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 @ Hoyland 3pm to 4pm First Monday of the month
Library @ Penistone 2pm to 3.30pm Fortnightly

Tuesday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Hoyland 11am to 12.45pm Second Tuesday of the month
Library @ Roundhouse 3.30pm to 4.30pm First Tuesday of the month
Library @ Thurnscoe 2pm to 3pm First Tuesday of the month
Library @ Mapplewell 4pm to 5pm  Last Tuesday of the month 

Wednesday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Cudworth 10am to 11.30am Last Wednesday of the month
Library @ Royston 10am to 11am Last Wednesday of the month

Thursday

Venue Time Frequency
Library @ Dodworth 2pm to 3pm Second Thursday of the month
Library @ Wombwell 5.30pm to 6.30pm Every four weeks
Library @ Goldthorpe 5.30pm to 6.30pm First Thursday of the month

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 @ Wombwell 1.30pm to 2.30pm Third Friday of the month
Library @ Worsbrough 2.30pm to 3.30pm Last Friday of the month

Mindfulness

Bring your attention to the present moment with our mindfulness classes and activities.

Monday 

Activity Venue Time

Mindfulness colouring

Library @ Roundhouse

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time

Meditation session

Library @ Goldthorpe

11am to 12pm

Friday

Activity Venue Time

Mindfulness colouring

Library @ Goldthorpe

10am to 11am

Social activities

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

Monday 

Activity Venue Time

Parent social group

Library @ Goldthorpe

9.30am to 10.30am 

Quiz, games and coffee session

Library @ Goldthorpe

11am to 12pm 

Hoyland gardening club

Library @ Hoyland

4.30pm to 6.30pm, every 2nd Monday of the month

Board Game Afternoon

Library @ Penistone

1.30pm to 3.30pm, fortnightly

Tuesday

Activity Venue Time
Roundhouse gardening club Library @ Roundhouse 10am to 12pm
Music and Memories Library @ the Lightbox 2pm to 3.30pm, every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time
Roundhouse gardening club Library @ Roundhouse 10am to 12pm

Thursday

Activity Venue Time
Pop-in group - coffee and a chat with games or crafts Library @ Darfield 2pm to 4pm
Coffee morning Library @ Goldthorpe 11am to 12pm
Coffee morning Library @ Roundhouse 10am to 12pm
Adult games and Company Club (Public living room) Library @ Thurnscoe 2pm to 3.30pm

Saturday

Activity Venue Time
Yu-Gi-Oh group Library @ the Lightbox 12pm to 3.45pm

 

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
Philosophy group Library @ Penistone 10.30am to 11.30am, third Tuesday of the month
Poetry group Library @ Penistone 10.30am to 11.30am, first Tuesday of the month
Tai Chi Library @ Wombwell 12pm to 2pm
Ancestry group Library @ Worsbrough 10am to 12.45pm
Business information databases and intellectual property support Library @ the Lightbox Book a one-to-one BIPC session online

Wednesday

Activity Venue Time
Writer's group Library @ Penistone 9.30am to 11.30am, fortnightly
Green Fingers Gardening Social Club Library @ Royston 2pm to 4pm, fortnightly
Citizens Advice drop in Library @ Penistone 9am to 12pm, first and third Wednesday of the month 

Thursday

Activity Venue Time
Colouring and board games club Library @ Cudworth 3pm to 4.30pm

Friday

Activity Venue Time
Quiet study time Library @ Roundhouse 12.30pm to 4.15pm
Job club 15 to 24 year olds Library @ Mapplewell 12pm to 2pm
Home schooling group Library @ Thurnscoe 10am to 1pm