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Celebrate World Book Night with MC Scott!

Wednesday 23 April at 7.30pm

Oakham Castle

 

Rutland Libraries are celebrating World Book Night with a talk by Orange-shortlisted novelist, Manda (MC) Scott.mcscott

 

Manda writes vivid, intricate contemporary and historical thrillers. With many-layered plots set in spectacular, living landscapes, her hallmarks of clear, lucid writing, and a passion for time and place have earned her an international readership. Her latest ‘Rome: The Art of War’ is the fourth in her series of spy thrillers set in Ancient Rome, featuring Pantera, the spy whose name means ‘leopard’.  

 

Manda is working on a dual time line book of Jeanne d’Arc - sure that she knows who the Maid of Orleans really was (and no, it wasn’t a peasant girl from Domremy). 

 

Tickets £3 (£2 concessions)

Contact Oakham Library

Tel. 01572 722918


Energy Saving Adviceenergy action for rutland

 

Not sure what to do about your rising energy bills?

 

Help is at hand for your home...

  • Finding payment and tariff options
  • Understanding bills and annual statements
  • How to switch payment method and tariffs

 

Find out how to save money & energy at the following INFORMAL Community Advice Sessions (refreshments provided):

 

Wednesday 29th January 2014 at Ketton Library 9.30am-11.30am

Monday 17th February at Ryhall Library 3.30pm - 5pm

Friday 21st February at Uppingham Library 10am - 12noon

 

Don't forget to bring your latest bill along with you!

 

Start Something New online!

 

Start Something Campaign

 

Join us at Oakham Library for free IT drop in sessions on:

Monday 3rd February 10am - 12noon,

Monday 10th February 10am - 12noon

Monday 17th February 10am - 12noon

Friday 21st February 10am - 12noon

 

No experience necessary! See Chrissie, our Volunteer IT Tutor for details.

 

Stories from around the World

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Join us at Oakham Library for a fun filled morning to celebrate National Storytelling week.

 

We'll be enjoying stories from around the world for children and their carers, including Handa's Surprise & activities based on the books.

 

Oakham Library, Wednesday 5th February 10.30am

Suitable for children aged three and over.

No need to book.

 

 

Let it Snow!

 

Monday 23rd December 2013Snowman family

10am - 12noon at Rutland County Museum.

 

Join the Library and Museum Staff for a snow themed storytime followed by some seasonal crafts. Make snowmen masks, gift boxes, decorations and mini Christmas felt stockings.

 

Suitable for children 5-11 years. Booking essential.

Tickets are FREE and available from Oakham Library (01572 722918) from the 2nd December.


Workshop: Using Social Media for Job National Careers Service logoSearch & Networking

 

Calling all professionals and executives!

Want to know how to:

  • Utilise Social Media sites for building networks and searching for jobs?
  • Create an eye-catching profile - perfect for grabbing the attention of potential employers?

Then come and meet tim Silcock from

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Tuesday 3rd December at Oakham Library 2pm-4.30pm

Contact Tim for more details on 07990 513940 or email tim.silcock@stamford.ac.uk

 


Spooky Stories and Creepy CraftsHalloween Pumpkin image

Wednesday 30th October, 10am - 12noon

at Rutland County Museum

 

Join the library and museum staff for some spooktacular stories and crafts. Make trick or treat bags and bat masks!

Suitable for children 5-11 years. Booking essential. Tickets are FREE and available from Oakham Library (01572 722918) from the beginning of October.


Murder Mystery Evening

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Oakham Castle

Wednesday 25 September at 7.30pmMurder Mystery image

 

Use your little grey cells to solve an Ann Cleeves mystery from witness statements and forensic reports, with the help of Catmose College drama students.  Guess whodunit and try our fun book quiz.  Ann Cleeves (author of the Vera Stanhope series) has written this special script for all lovers of Agatha Christie and classic detective fiction.

Tickets £3 (£2 concessions) from Oakham Library, tel, 01572 722918, to include refreshments.


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Lunchtime in the Library:

Using Ancestry for Beginners

 

Start a journey to discover your FAMILY TREE using Ancestry Library Edition Online with our Volunteer IT Tutor.

A FREE 6 week course on Fridays 11am - 2pm starting 6th September at Oakham Library.

 

To register your interest contact Oakham Library on  01572 722918 or email libraries@rutland.gov.uk.


Only 9 tickets left for our Pippa Goodhart Summer Reading Challenge Event!

Come and meet the author of 'Winnie the Witch':

Stories with Pippa Goodhart

Monday 5th August 10.30am - 11.30am

Rutland County Museum

Come and join us for Creepy House and other spooky stories with well-known children's author Pippa Goodhart.

Suitable for children 7-11 years.

Event is free but booking ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from Oakham Library (01572 722918) from mid July. Only 9 tickets remaining!

 


Six Book Challenge

 

Reading Agency Six Book ChallengeIt’s never too late to start reading!   Pick six things to read – they can be poems or magazines as well as books.  Fill in your Six Book Challenge reading diary as you read them.  Then get a certificate and a special mug when you finish all six.  Get started now at Oakham Library!

 


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Enter the Creepy House if you dare to experience the spine-tingling adventures waiting for you in this year’s Summer Reading challenge!  Join Ollie, Live Rhys, Saeed and their friends as they work their way through the rooms and discover some of the hair-raising residents of Creepy House! Beware of Wurzel Wendy, Headless Harry and Grandma Hyde and escape the clutches of Spookitty and Frankenmouse!

 

Following their success last year the MUNGLER TRUMP CARDS are back again!  This year there is a brand new set of MYSTERY MUNGLERS whose mission is to capture gem thieves who have taken up residence in the Creepy House!  These cards are ONLY AVAILABLE as part of the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge.

 

Sign up and get MYSTERY MUNGLER TRUMP CARDS every time you read a book!  Read 6 books and you will receive a bookmark, keying, and wristband as well as a certificate and medal. 

 

The fun starts on Monday 15th July in all Rutland libraries.

 

Forthcoming Creepy House events:

 

Wednesday 31st July 10am - 12 noon

Rutland County Museum

Join us for the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge this year. Listen to some spine-tingling adventures and spooky tales followed by some creepy crafts!

Suitable for children 5-11 years.

Event is free but booking ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from Oakham Library (01572 722918) from the beginning of July.

 

Wednesday 31st July 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Ketton Library

Join us for the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge this year. Listen to some spine-tingling adventures and spooky tales followed by some creepy crafts!

Suitable for children 5-11 years. No need to book.

 

Thursday 8th August 10.30am - 11.30am

Uppingham Library

Join us for the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge this year. Listen to some spine-tingling adventures and spooky tales followed by some creepy crafts!

Suitable for children 5-11 years. No need to book.

 

Friday 16th August 10.30am - 11.30am

Ryhall Library

Join us for the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge this year. Listen to some spine-tingling adventures and spooky tales followed by some creepy crafts!

Suitable for children 5-11 years. No need to book.

 

 

 


 

An evening with...

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STEPHEN BOOTH

Oakham Castle

Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm

An evening with best-selling crime novelist

 

Stephen Booth

creator of the Cooper & Fry series (set in the Peak District)

 

Tickets £3/£2 concessions

Tickets available from Oakham Library

 


 

WORLD BOOK NIGHT QUIZ World Book Night Logo

 

World Book Night takes place on 23rd April this year, with books to give away. Join us in our celebration of literature and reading by taking part in our gruelling literary quiz with 10 fantastic prizes of a set of 4 books. Closing date Monday 20th May.

 

 


 

SPRINGTIME STORIES & CRAFTS at Rutland County Museum

 

Join the library and museum staff for seasonal Springtime stories followed by some bunny themed crafts.

Suitable for children 5-11 years.

Wednesday 3rd April 10am - 12 noon at Rutland County Museum

Booking is essential. Tickets (FREE) available from Oakham Library (01572 702918)

 

SPRING STORY TIME! Ketton Library

 

Stories and fun for 5-11 year olds with our Spring Storytime and craft on

Wednesday 3rd April 2.30-3.30pm at Ketton Library.

Free event, booking not required.

 


NEW JOB CLUB Rutland Adult Learning Service logo

 

A new Job Club has been set up at Oakham Library thanks to the Rutland Library Service working in partnership with Rutland Adult Learning.

 

The Job Club will run in the Access2Work hub at Oakham Library and will provide advice and guidance to residents who are unemployed. The club will also offer help with CV writing and any training issues that people may have.

 

Running on a weekly basis from Wednesday 9 January from 1pm – 4pm, a member of the Rutland Adult Learning Team will be on hand to assist jobseekers in finding work and training opportunities.

 

The new club is an addition to the Access2Work programme and aims to complement the National Careers Service sessions run by PJT Employability of Corby, which run on the first Wednesday of every month. The Job Club also supplements the volunteer-supported Job Search sessions on Monday and Wednesday mornings, where jobseekers are offered unlimited free internet time to search for and apply for jobs, and get assistance with I.T use. Free printing for CV's and Job Applications is also available at these times.

 

For more information about the Access 2 Work hub and its services please visit our Access2Work page.

 


 

British Newspaper Archive Online

 

Rutland Library Service now has a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive online. Customers can now access this service FREE at Oakham Library and Rutland County Museum. See our British Newspaper Archive webpage for details!

 


 

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