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  • GravityGravity
    In 1915, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity, which postulated a link between gravity, space and time. One hundred years later, in September 2015, one of the last elusive predictions of the theory was finally confirmed with the first experimental discovery of gravitational waves. This achievement crowned a century of mind and light bending theoretical results, and their galvanising observational confirmation. In this talk, Dr. Eloisa Bentivegna will review general relativity’s history to date and venture to look ahead into the next one hundred years. Tickets cost £5 (students £2), refreshments are provided and donations will be gratefully received. PLACES LIMITED ...
  • The Earls of WarringtonThe Earls of Warrington
    The Place of the Earls of Warrington in England’s History Speaker: Dr. Bill Cooke The talk will give a brief account of the two families who held the title Earl of Warrington and assess their role in the nation’s history. As with many other areas of the country’s past, Warrington holds a proud and significant place that should be honoured. Tickets cost £5 Refreshments are provided and donations will be gratefully received PLACES LIMITED ~ BOOKING ESSENTIAL To reserve your place contact PAT on 07855 755859 or by email at patbarlow@libraryfriendsswish.org.uk Download the poster
  • H.G.Wells – The Man Who Saw the 21st CenturyH.G.Wells - The Man Who Saw the 21st Century
    A talk by DR. Bill Cooke. H G Wells was a prophet and visionary who made a series of forecasts about how the twenty-first century would look. The talk will focus on three aspects. Wells as a prophet of the internet; what he said about world government and his role as a Cassandra for the environment. The talk is based on Dr. Cooke’s work “H G Wells and the Twenty-first Century”, published by Liverpool University Press (2023).
  • The Road DanceThe Road Dance
    Friday, 23rd February 2024. Kirsty lives in the Outer Hebrides in a small village in the years just before WW1. Her father had always encouraged her to seek a life beyond the island and when romance blossoms between her and local lad Murdo, the opportunity to see the world seems within reach. An elegantly old fashioned period drama, beautifully shot which keeps you riveted until the end.
  • A Few Good MenA Few Good Men
    Friday, 22nd March 2024 A Few Good Men is a classic courtroom drama with a stellar cast including Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Tom Cruise plays a slick young Navy lawyer assigned to investigate a murder case. As events unfold the reputation of the entire military is at stake. Based on a play which was inspired by actual events at Guantanamo Bay. Booking Essential – To reserve your place contact Lynn on 07870 950769
  • About TimeAbout Time
    Friday, 19th April 2024 A feel-good romantic comedy that will touch the hearts of anyone who watches it. Directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) this heart warming comedy starring Rachel McAdam explores love, time travel and the human soul. Booking Essential – To reserve your place contact Lynn on 07870 950769
  • Celebrating SisterhoodCelebrating Sisterhood
    Sunday, 21st January 2024. A talk about the quilt made by Phoenix Quilters “Celebrating Sisterhood”. Each square tells its own story. Discover how the quilt was created and its links to the history of the Suffragette Movement. Presented by Davina Woods
  • ElvisElvis
    Friday, 26th January 2024. A high energy biographical drama charting the life of an American music icon. The film documents Elvis’ life through childhood to becoming a rock and movie star and examines his complex relationships with his manager, over the course of 20 years. Austin Butler’s portrayal embodies the King from start to finish.  Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
  • The Art of Fire WatchingThe Art of Fire Watching
    Drawing upon his personal experience of working alone on a remote Fire Lookout in the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada, Steve Davison will give a fascinating insight into the day-to-day life and duties of an Alpine Lookout Observer-from forest fire detection to taking necessary action. Having recently retired and returned to Warrington, Steve has begun to document some of the unforgettable experiences of his life on the mountain-top. Through his own stunning photos and videos, he will share with us his encounters with Rocky Mountain wildlife–from ground squirrels to grizzly bears–and reveal some telling observations about the changing weather and ...
  • Climate EventClimate Event
    December 10th, 1pm-4pm. Guest Speaker Topics are “Climate Action Plan for Warrington”, “Home Efficiency”, “Air quality” and lots more
  • She SaidShe Said
    “She Said” is based on  the true story of two New York Times reporters, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor whose groundbreaking work begins to bring to light the epidemic of sexual harassment in Hollywood.  Their courageous journalism shakes up the system and empowers women to come forward and ultimately changes laws in the workplace.  Their legacy continues today. Booking Essential – To reserve your place contact Lynn on 07870 950769
  • Uncharted WatersUncharted Waters
    Mapping the strangeness of the most common liquid on Earth. When we think about life, we think about WATER but why is water able to sustain life, and others liquids aren’t. What do we really know about WATER. To reserve your place contact Pat Barlow on on 07855 755859 or email her Download as a PDF
  • First LightFirst Light
    Through a visually engaging presentation, Alan Brown will delve into the laboratory’s contributions to the advancement of science, highlighting both the people and technology behind these achievements. Alan, with his varied roles at the lab, offers a distinctive perspective on laboratory everyday operations as well as its remarkable legacy.
  • A Man Called OttoA Man Called Otto
    A 2022 comedy/drama starring Tom Hanks.  Otto is the quintessential cranky old man next door.  An isolated and lonely retiree with strict principles and a short fuse who spends his days enforcing his own rules for life.  However when a boisterous young family moves in next door things begin to change.  A heart-warming and funny story about love, loss and life. To book tickets contact Lynn on 07870 950769
  • Walk This WayWalk This Way
    Join us for this book launch event on Saturday, 16th September at 12 noon. Duncan McNamara will be present and will talk about his book and sign copies for lucky purchasers.
  • Absurdly FunnyAbsurdly Funny
    An Evening of Comic Songs and Verse performed by Paul and Jane Thompson. Originals from Victoria Wood, Pam Ayres, Flanders & Swann and many more.  Click HERE to get your tickets. Download the page as a PDF
  • Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.Are You There God? It's Me Margaret.
    Friday, 29th September.  Eleven year old Margaret is uprooted from her city life to the New Jersey suburbs. Going through puberty she starts to contemplate life, friendship and adolescence. A timeless coming of age story sparkles with insightful humour while exploring life’s biggest questions.  Contact Lynn on 07870 950769 to book your place.
  • Reading FriendsReading Friends
    Reading Friends is a new kind of weekly reading group that brings people together – in a relaxed and social atmosphere – to read, have a cup of tea and chat.No need to book, just turn up !!
  • Swish ReadersSwish Readers
    The SWISH Friends’ reading group has returned to Stockton Heath library, meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 11am. See the SWISH Friends’ notice-board in the Library for a reminder of the books we will be discussing each month. We look forward to welcoming new members. Come along and share our passion for reading.

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