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Letter from Mary Queen of Scots written from Sheffield in 1571

30 November 2015 Letters from one of the most famous – or infamous – characters in this country’s history are housed right here in Sheffield’s archives. Mary Queen of Scots was locked up by her cousin Elizabeth I in Tudor times after she abdicated the Scottish throne and fled to England in 1568. She was considered such a threat to ...

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A new chapter for Woodseats Library

Artist impression of new library and medical centre

26 October 2015 The doors of an old and dated library building will shut for the last time next month before the building is demolished to make way for a brand new library and medical centre. Users of the Woodseats branch are being asked to use alternative arrangements which are being put in place during the construction period. This is ...

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Sporting memories groups all set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

Monday 19 October 2015 Whether it is cricket, rugby, football, boxing, snooker or athletics, by using old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia, discussion can help older people forge new friendships, share memories and sometimes even get back into sport themselves. Sheffield City Council and the Sporting Memories Network are launching sporting memories groups at five libraries across the city this ...

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Appeal for sports programmes and memorabilia

Sheffield's Central Lending Library

14 September 2015 Sheffield Libraries are appealing to sports fans to donate their old programmes and memorabilia ahead of a new project to support older people across the city. Donations are being accepted at Sheffield Central Library Friday 18th September 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Starting in the autumn five libraries will be running weekly sporting memories groups across the city. The ...

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New online chapter for Sheffield’s libraries

Tuesday 7 April 2015 Busy people, keen readers and smartphone users are all set to benefit from Sheffield’s new, free eLibrary service which launched last week. In just under a week, 423 e-magazines were checked out, as were 258 e-books. From JRR Tolkien to David Starkey, from Philip Larkin to CS Lewis, there’s something for everyone with more than 1,700 ...

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Consultation on new library and health facilities at Woodseats

Artists impression of Woodseats Library and Medical Centre

Monday 9 February 2015 Local residents and library users are invited to have their say on plans for a new community hub – with a library, medical centre and pharmacy – in Woodseats. The proposed new development is for the site of the current library on Chesterfield Road, which is in a poor condition and not economical to repair. Plans ...

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New centre to boost business in South Yorkshire

Thursday 22 January 2015 Entrepreneurs and small businesses are set to benefit from a unique new service to enable people to protect, research and commercialise their ideas. The new Business & IP Centre in Sheffield’s Central Library is one of just seven centres across the UK. It is modelled on the successful British Library Business & IP Centre in London ...

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Changes to library service were “thorough and well considered”

Volunteers are free to run 15 of Sheffield’s branch libraries – after the Secretary of State said an inquiry into last month’s changes to the service is “not necessary.” Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy at the Government’s department for Culture, Media and Sport, was asked to carry out an inquiry into the changes in library provision ...

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Your new library service: how will you use it?

Stannington Library is run by volunteers

Sheffield’s library service is set to change next Monday, when volunteer groups will take over the running of 13 branches from Sheffield City Council. These branches will be staffed by volunteers who will be responsible for managing libraries, fundraising and setting the programme of activities such as story time sessions, homework groups and job clubs. Members of the public will ...

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Walkley Library: Community group and Forum Restaurant Cafes to work together

With just weeks to go before library groups take over running 15 of the city’s 28 branches, Sheffield City Council is pleased to confirm that two organisations have agreed to work together on a joint plan to manage Walkley Library. Walkley Community Library Futures Group and Forum Café bars both put in bids to run the library. Both bids met ...

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All libraries on track to stay open

  All libraries in Sheffield are set to stay open as the Council announces it has approved plans from groups to run branches from the end of September. Groups were invited to submit business plans for 15 libraries after the Government cut 50% of funding to the Council, which has forced £240 million of savings requiring £1.67 million from the ...

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