Activities and Events

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2017 Calendar of Events
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DATES for Group meetings:-

First Thursday Family History 10am – noon.
Find Your Ancestors

The Family History Group can help you to get started on your own family research.
You may discover facts about recent ancestors, find missing relatives, investigate military service or begin to trace your complete tree.
The library has free access to the Ancestry website and the group has experienced researchers who can show how to use it, and advise on other websites that are available, many for free. Contact (fao Dave Campbell) for details.

Second Thursday Local History will not be meeting on Thursday mornings for a while,
but watch this space for special talks and events about the history of Colehill.

Third Thursday “Just Write” Writing Group 10am – noon.
LAST Thursday Knit and Natter 10am.
First Tuesday Colehill Reading Group (now incorporating Colehill Bookworms), 1 – 2pm
LAST FridaysColouring for Adults 10am – noon.

—  IT One to One Sessions  —
Tuesday mornings – Half hour sessions with our well qualified volunteer to learn how to better use your laptops, tablets and notebooks.
There is no charge but donations to the Library are always welcome. Book your session at the library desk.
NOTE no sessions on 24th October.

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BOOK NOW for the next Library Fundraising Event!! (Tickets from the Library unless stated otherwise)

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‘Tales of Wimborne & Dorset History Volume II’

Tales of Wimborne & Dorset vol 2

by Local Author, and long-time library volunteer, Janet K L Seal.
Copies for sale in the Library @ £6.99.


Wednesday, 25th – 7.30 p.m. in the Library

~ Library lectures ~

Marc and Isambard, father and son, what a combination!
Dr Ian Dickins

The fascinating story of two of the greatest engineers of the nineteenth century.

If you’d like to come along, simply add your name to the list at the desk in the Library
Friday, 27th7 for 7.30 p.m.

Friday Night is Music Night
with Martin & John, and No Direction

A light hearted evening of local singers and musicians …
Bring own nibbles & drinks & glasses to Colehill Memorial Hall

Tickets £6 available in Colehill Community Library
For more information contact O12O2 8828O8

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Wednesday, 22nd at 7.30 p.m.

Carrying on Driving as we Age

Up-to-date advice and tips on driving forever.

John Brown

Local specialist Driving Instructor, author of ‘Driving is Challenging and Important for Older Drivers’

If you’d like to come along – and of course you would – simply add your name to the list at the desk in the Library

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Saturday, 2nd December  – Portsmouth Dockyard 
  Victorian Festival of Christmas – £27 adults / £24 children

A magical day out – be transported back to a bygone era of Dickensian snowy streets at the Victorian Festival of Christmas – one of the most talked about events on the south coast in the run up to Christmas (3 days only). Visit the Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory or even a Harbour tour. What a day!
Explore Portsmouth 2017

Tickets on sale in the Library, must be bought in advance


“Life on the Hill” Book Launched
The book was launched on 12th November 2016. Pictures are on the Event Reports page.  Copies are available on Amazon here

Contact –
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TODDLER TIME   Stories and Rhymes at Colehill Community Library runs WEEKLY from Tuesday 12th September 2017
(except school holidays and half terms), 10 to 10.30 am
FREE sessions for parents and children 0 to 5 years


Toddlers 2015

June 2016 – Dorset joined the ‘LibrariesWest’ group