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The Great Big Green Week 2024

Saturday 8 June to Saturday 15 June

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Central Library Workshops

In celebration of Big Green Week, join one of our workshops run by Scent with Love or Forestry England.

Scent with Love floristry workshops will include step-by-step instructions as well as tips and tricks for keeping fresh flowers at home, all provided by expert instructor and founder, Lynn Palmer.

Forestry England will be running Clay Printing and Creative Writing workshops.

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Clay Printing Drop-In with Forestry England

Wednesday 12 June  – 10.30am to 5.30pm

Make your very own clay creation, with a printed design made from natural materials. Choose from an array of items fresh from the forest and take home something unique. You can make a coaster, keyring, hanging decoration, ring bowl or something else entirely – the only limit is your imagination!

This is a drop-in session. No booking required.

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Creative Writing with Forestry England

Wednesday 12 June – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Embrace your natural creativity. In this hour-long workshop, we’ll explore poetry and prose using the theme ‘nature’ to guide and inspire your writing. Ideal for any level of experience, this session will keep you on your toes and celebrate your unique voice, whilst reconnecting you to the earth, the forests and wildlife. Challenge yourself to have fun with words and maybe learn something new in the process!’

Free event but booking is required.

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Seasonal Hand tied Bouquet Workshop:

Saturday 15 June – 10am to 11.30am

Learn to make a Hand tied bouquet using fresh seasonal flowers to take home in a presentation box. Learn how to spiral the stems and how to keep flowers fresher for longer. Suitable for beginners.
£44 per person

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Summer Wreath:

Saturday 15 June – 12pm to 1.30pm

Learn to make a summer wreath on a 12 inch wreath ring using fresh seasonal flowers to adorn your front door or use as a table centrepiece. Tips on how to create seasonal wreaths and how to keep them fresh.

£44 per person

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Fresh Flower Crown:

Saturday 15 June – 2pm to 3.30pm

Learn to make a fresh flower crown on a wire with ribbon using delicate fresh flowers to wear for any occasion.

£27.50 per person

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Community Library Events

We have a range of events for all age groups across our community libraries.

See below for details…

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Recycled Craft Sessions

Saturday 8 June

Design and make a sculpture from recycled materials. We will be offering recycled craft sessions at the following libraries:

  • Bilborough
  • Dales
  • Strelley Road

No booking required.

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Seed Swaps

Saturday 8 June to Saturday 15 June

Seed swaps will be taking place throughout the week at the following libraries:

  • Clifton
  • Dales
  • St Ann’s

No booking required.

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Crochet Skill Swap

Sat 15 June, 11am to 12pm

Come and learn how to crochet at this free session with members of the Crochet Club at The Dales Centre Library.

No booking required.

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Book Swap

Saturday 8 June to Saturday 15 June

St. Ann’s Library is hosting a Book Swap! Bring a book you’ve already read and exchange it for a new one. It’s a fantastic way to discover new reading material!