The "Friends of the South Warrington Library in Stockton Heath" (SWISH) are dedicated to making the library a valued asset of the Local Community by supporting the development of activities which enhance the use of its facilities. SWISH seek to make the library a valuable local resource by holding regular events such as Film Nights, Board Game Nights, Wine Tasting, Lectures and Art Exhibitions. Check out the current activities using the links below. We welcome new members both at our events and as helpers and if you require further information please use the link below to contact one of our Committee.
Please note that with the relaxation of the current COVID-19 restrictions the library will re-opening on Friday from the 4th October.
Monday: 10.00am-1.00pm | 2.00pm-5.00pm
Thursday:10.00am-1.00pm | 2.00pm-6.00pm
Friday: :10.00am-1.00pm | 2.00pm-5.00pm
Autumn 2021 Newsletter
Our Autumn 2021 Newsletter containing everything that's going on in the Library over the next few months is now available to read or download.
"JO JO Rabbit" being shown on the Film Night, New Our Board Games evenings starting again in October, Anita's Nature drawing "taster" workshops starting November and Bill Cooke's trio of talks on Warrington in the New Year are all here.
SWISH Reading Group
The SWISH Friends’ reading group has returned to Stockton Heath library, meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 11am. The next meeting is on Tuesday 12 October at 11.00am where we will be discussing “The Whistleblower” by Robert Peston.
Film Club Nights are BACK
JO JO RABBIT
Friday 1st October
A 10 year old Hitler Youth cadet navigates through the final months of WW2. The film is a tragi-comedy and covers how JoJo is swept up in the real life
waters of training war heroes/criminals and the associated propaganda. He struggles to clarify who is right, what is right and who and what is wrong
Board Games Nights
Board Games Nights are back on Thursday, October 21st and then on the third Thursday of every month. A variety of games will be on offer from simple to complex, short to long, player vs player or ones where you work together as a team. All abilities and ages from 16 years and up are welcome.
Wildlife Drawing "Taster" Workshops
WILDLIFE DRAWING WORKSHOPS
Sunday 21st and repeated on Sunday 28th November.
Learn the basics of drawing feathers and fur with Anita Young
1-4:30pm. Each session limited to 8 people. Learn essential techniques. Try out different drawing materials. Relax and be inspired by nature.
Beginning with a talk on Arthur Bennett on the 10th February 2022, Bill Cooke will present a new trio of fabulous monthly talks on the notable events and people in Warrington's recent and distant past. Tickets cost £4 and will be available in the New Year.
Library books due back
All items issued from 1 March 2020 are now due for return on 1 June 2021. Any items not returned by 1 June 2021 will be subject to overdue charges (except for books issued to children aged 12 and under).
Museum St. Library move
Maintenance work will be taking place at Warrington Museum the Library and because of the nature of the work it will mean that the building cannot be occupied whilst repairs are undertaken. The collections will need to be moved out or protected.
and the library itself will be moving to Golden Square Shopping Centre from the 7th May.
Share your reading experiences
Reading has provided an respite from the gloom of the last twelve months, helped by the positive response from Livewire when they have been able to open libraries. You may been acquiring new books from sources other than libraries, in addition to re-reading old favourites that have been sitting on a bookshelf. We wondered if our SWISH members would like to share some of their reading experiences from 2020.
Order and Collect Service
Our libraries may be temporarily closed but we are here to help with our free Order and Collect Service (available for adult and children’s books). Simply email us and tell us the type of books you like to read. We will select up to 5 books for you to collect.
Universal Library Offer Calendar
The new Universal Library Offers aim to connect
communities, improve wellbeing and promote equality through learning, literacy and cultural activities such as Health & Wellbeing, Culture & Creativity, Information & Digital and Reading.
If you require more information on Swish contact one of the Committee Members about any aspects of interest
Come and join SWISH as a member and help maintain and improve our Library