Rastrick Library

Poetry Competition at Rastrick Library

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Now in its third year, this competition is open to anyone currently living in or attending school in Rastrick or Brighouse.

There are three age groups: under 11, 11 to 18, over 18, as at 1 September 2018.

You can enter a maximum of 2 poems. Poems can be on any subject, of any length and take any form.

There is no entry fee.

There will be three cash prizes per age group.

The judging panel comprises Benjamin Guilfoyle, performance poet, Susan Field, published poet and leader of a writing group, and Darren Martin, nephew of John Harrison.

You can get an entry forms from the library or you can email entries to friendsofrastricklibrary@hotmail.com. If emailing your entry, please include which age group you belong to.

Entries should be emailed or handed in at Rastrick Library by 1pm on Friday 15 February.

Prize winners will be asked to take part in the awards evening to be held at Rastrick Library on Wednesday 27 March, 7:00pm.

If anything is not clear, please ask staff at the Library.

Flat Stanley at Elland and Rastrick Libraries

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Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. But amazing things can happen to you when you are flat! Enjoy the magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. You will make your own Flat Stanley and Airmail envelope.

This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.

Tuesday 20 February, 10:30-11:30 at Elland Library.

Tuesday 20 February, 2pm-3pm at Rastrick Library.

Tickets are £3 per child and are available through Ticketsource.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For further information email Elland library at elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call on 01422 374472.

For the Rastrick session email Rastrick library rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01484 714858.

Creature Feature’s Children’s Workshop at Rastrick Library

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Local artist and author of the children’s book Creature’s Features, Guy Farrow, holds a story telling and painting workshop.

Saturday 22 October 2016 – From 11am
At Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3NE

  • Workshop for under 6’s 11am to 12noon – FREE
  • Workshop for over 6’s 1.30 to 3.30pm – Just £3 including drink

If you are interested in this event and would like to book, please contact Rastrick Library on 01484 714858

FREE Fishing books for under 16’s

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Brighouse Angling Association, are fortunate in having many generous members who have kindly donated a number of fishing books for the use of young people in the district.

YES it is a free gift, no catches, nothing to fill in and nothing to do but head to Brighouse, Rastrick or Bailiff Bridge Libraries and get your hands on one.

You are also encouraged to go along and try the great sport of fishing at Brookfoot Lakes Fishery, Brighouse.

For information visit brighouseangling.co.uk or find Brighouse Angling Association on Facebook

IT Training for older people with Age Uk

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it training picDrop in and get one to one basic IT training sessions every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at the Pellon Network Centre or at one of the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library
  • Northowram Library

Referral forms

Complete referrals should be returned by post to Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees, 4-6 Square, Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ

Learn the ways of technology with Age UK’s Digital Inclusion IT Classes

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Digital InclusionLearn your way around a computer with Digital Inclusion Information Technology classes every Wednesday at Pellon Network Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Or get one to one basic learning at the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library

Includes loan of IT equipment, tablets and laptops with WIFI and support from volunteers on assessment.

If you would like to get involved and require further information call 01422 252040.

Friends of Rastrick Library Christmas Craft Fair this weekend

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forl xmas fairMake the most of FREE entry to the Friends of Rastrick Library Christmas Craft Fair this year with a selection of local craft stalls, games and childrens activities, seasonal refreshments and all in support of your local library.

Saturday 5 December  – 10am to 1pm
Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3NE

For further information visit http://www.friendsofrastricklobrary.co.uk or call 01484 714858


Children’s Book Festival at Rastrick Library

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Go along to Rastrick Library for a Children’s Book Festival with author Philip Caveney and illustrator Lynne Chapman.

Friday 13 November – Author Philip Caveney

  • 1.30pm to 3pm – Schools workshop (schools only)
  • 6pm to 7.30pm – Philip will talk, read from his books, answer questions and sign copies of his books as required (suitable for 8+ years)

Saturday 14 November – Illustrator Lynne Chapman
Talk followed by a practical session of drawing & illustrations.

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm – Storytelling Session (4 to 7 years)
  • 2pm to 4pm – Illustration Workshop (7 to 14 years)

Booking is essential for all these sessions, please book by contacting Rastrick Library on 01484 714858 or email rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk or visit www.friendsofrastricklibrary.co.uk

Bricks 4 Kidz at Rastrick Library – This week

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Bricks4Kids logoJoin in for some Lego play and brick fun with two sessions running side-by-side, one for over 5’s (Lego) and another for the under 5’s (Duplo) – Kindly funded by Rastrick Big Local, this is a FREE session for residents of postcode HD6 3

Wednesday 28 October – From 10.30am to 12pm
At Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, HD6 3NE

Booking is essential to attend this event, due to limited numbers, please contact the library directly to book on 01484 714858 or email rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk.