What's On at Thornton Library

What's On at Thornton Library

A huge thank you to everyone to making Thornton Library the busy and buzzing place it has been since reopening in February 2018.  If you have not yet called in, look at all the events that are coming up and you can be sure of a warm welcome when you do.

The Friends of Thornton Library is now up and running. If you would like to become a ‘friend’ or have any suggestions for future events you would like to see take place at the library call in to see them.

Thornton Library Events for July 2019

A display of Lee Magowan’s oil paintings are being exhibited in the library until end of July.

This Month’s Events

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Wednesday 3rd July 10:00-12:00 – Coffee Morning with the Friends of Thornton Library.

Friday 5th July 10:00-11:00 Roman Women and Celtic Queens.  Free talk about inspirational Roman Women and Celtic Queens (particularly Livia and Cornelia, Boudica and Cartimandua). Hear how they ruled and the power battles they lived through, as well as how modern life is still reflected by the efforts of these amazing ladies.  FREE entry

Wednesday 10th July 10:00-12:00 – Coffee Morning with the Friends of Thornton Library.

Wednesday 10th July 1:00-3:00 Jewellery demonstration.  Come along and see Joan making her wonderful jewellery.  She will be able to offer hints and tips and maybe start you off on a new hobby.  FREE entry

Friday 12th July 10:30-11:30 The history (and future of) Heysham Power Station. An interesting talk with slide show.  Hear Martyn Butlin (EDF External Communications Manager) talk about the fascinating history of this unmistakable local landmark and employer.  FREE entry

Monday 15th July 7:30pm An evening of Bags, Scarves and Jewellery.  Join My Pink Angel, who will demonstrate how to wear scarves for different outfits and how to accessorise with bags and jewellery. FREE entry, refreshments available.

Tuesday 16th July 2:00-3:00 Grand Theatre, Blackpool.  Join us for a FREE talk by The Grand Theatre archivist Linda, as we celebrate the 125th birthday of this fabulous building. This talk will cover four areas: the early years of The Grand; the shows, the epic struggle and the future.

Wednesday 17th July 10:30-11:30 Learn Origami for wellbeing.  Local artist Zoe May will show you how to master the relaxing and rewarding art of paper folding. Beginners welcome.

Friday 19th July 10:00-12:00 Adult Glass Painting. Lyn Clarke is bring all material for you to create your masterpiece. Prices will vary. Maximum £5.

Saturday 20th July 10:00-2:00 1st Annual Garden Party hosted by the Friends of Thornton Library.  Celebrating the newly regenerated garden.  There will be live music from Happy Dayz and The Tuneless Choir, storytelling, craft stalls, children’s games, make a bird feeder, refreshments with homemade cakes and many more.

Wednesday 24th July 10:00-12:00 – Coffee Morning with the Friends of Thornton Library.

Tuesday 30th July 2:00-3:00 UFO? The Rendlesham Forest Sightings. Many UFO sightings are relatively easy to explain, but in 1992 in Suffolk two incidents occurred that have generated debate ever since. The sightings were near an American Air Force base, and caused such concern that it was discussed in the House of Commons. So what happened in 1992? Come along for a free talk which will take you through the incidents, looking at what might have happened – were we visited? All over 16’s welcome. FREE entry

Wednesday 31st July 10:00-12:00 – Coffee Morning with the Friends of Thornton Library

Regular Events

1st Saturday monthly 6th July 11:00-12:30 – Junior scrabble club.  Our volunteer, Gladys will be on hand to teach you the rules of scrabble and enjoy a game or 2. Suitable for age 10+.

Every Monday 10:00-11:30 – Making the most of your tablet. Learn more about what your IPad or android tablet can do. How to choose, install and use a wide variety of apps, look up information online or just take photo or video. Booking essential. Three 1/2 hour sessions available10:00-10:30, 10.30 – 11am, or 11 – 11.30am.

Every Monday 5pm-7pm – Card and board game group, from frustration to draughts come along and enjoy a game, bring your own board or cards.  For all age ranges.

Last Monday Monthly 29th July 1:30-3:30 – Poetry People, a friendly and informal poetry group.  New members always welcome.

Every Tuesday 10:00-10:30 – Baby, Toddler Rhyme Time. Come and join us for a fun and interactive event suitable for all pre-school children.

2nd Tuesday Monthly 9th July 2pm-4pm – Thornton Reading Group.  Enjoy book discussions over a brew and biscuit.  New members always welcome.

Every Wednesday 10:00-12:00 – Friends of Thornton Library weekly coffee morning with a variety of speakers and activities.

Every Wednesday 10:00-11:00 – Interested in learning how to use a computer? Learn My Way is a FREE basic computer course designed just for you.  Contact the library for more information.

Every Wednesday 10am-12pm IT help – If you have any IT queries our volunteer, Claire, is here to help. Please contact the library to book a half-hour or hour slot.

Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm IT help – If you have any IT queries our volunteer, David, is here to help. Please contact the library to book a half-hour or hour slot.

Every Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm – Scrabble Club Come along for a friendly game of scrabble, all abilities welcome.

Every Wednesday 2pm-2:30pm – Baby, Toddler Rhyme Time. Come and join us for a fun and interactive event suitable for all pre-school children.

Every Thursday 10:00-12:00 – Adult Craft Group Whether you are new or more experienced in knitting, crochet or anything ‘crafty’, join this friendly group for a brew, natter and swap of ideas.

Every Friday 2pm-2:30pm – Story Time. Enjoy a half-hour of stories and rhymes.  Suitable for all pre-school children

Every Saturday 10:00-12:30 – Warhammer 40K. Enjoy a morning of tactical battles with friends. Suitable for ages 8-17. See a member of staff for more detail.

Thornton library is looking for a variety of speakers & entertainment for the local people. If you have something that you think our local community would like see, please contact a member of staff at Thornton Library.

Tel: 0300 123 6703 or Email: thornton.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Thornton Library is Open Again!

Following the spending review in the autumn of 2016, as of 30 September 2016 Lancashire County Council were no longer delivering a service from Thornton Library and it closed.

We called in to Thornton Library the week before it closed, to say thank you and good luck to the staff and to take some photos.

Thornton Library the week before it closed in September 2016

Thornton Library the week before it closed in September 2016

A campaign was launched to try and keep Thornton library open. Visit Cleveleys are pleased to report that, after various twists and turns, the doors are now open once again.

Thornton library was opened in 1938 by Sir Percy Meadon, Director of Education for Lancashire. It replaced a library in premises on Fleetwood Road North, which are now used by the social services.

Contact Details for Thornton Library

Thornton Library, Victoria Road East, Thornton, FY5 3SZ.
Tel: 0300 123 6703 Email: thornton.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Opening Times: 

Monday 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 1pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday Closed

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