Forthcoming Reading Room Events Summer 2018

Monday Café:

The Reading Room is open on Mondays from 11.45am to 3.00pm, for home-made soup and a roll, home-made cakes, teas and coffees. Please come and have a look around, all welcome. FREE

The Monday Café will close for the summer holidays from Monday the 30th July to Monday the 27th August inclusive. We reopen on Monday 3rd September.

The new exhibition that will be installed in the Reading Room in late August is “How we once lived.” Many thanks once again to the Grenoside and District Local History Group for their work in providing such a wonderful exhibition.

Heritage Open Days This year’s theme is Extraordinary Women and will take place over 2 weekends! 6th to 9th September and the following weekend 13th to 16th September. The Reading Room will be open: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 3pm. Fridays 1pm to 3pm. Refreshments available.

Events taking place include:

Evening talk “Margaret Gatty: Auther, Botanist, Innovator and Vicar’s Wife “

by Florence Rayner 7pm Thursday 6th September

Evening talk “Lady Mary Wortley Monagu, Wit, Poet and Traveller “ by George Clark 7pm Thursday 13th September

A Musicial Evening” with John and Vic Bowden and Friends 7pm Friday 7th September

Willow Weaving for all” on Saturday 8th September 11am to 3pm

The crucible steel furnace cellar at Topside, Grenoside, dating from 1797 will also be open for visits between 7th and 16th September. Booking is essential: please contact Helen Jackson 0114 246 3162 Email:

Download the event flyer here: Heritage Open Days 2018

Grenoside Languages Group:  Meetings resume after a summer break on Wednesday 19th September at 1.45 pm (See event)

Live Wise, Age Well Sessions for the over 50's
will be held at the Reading room on Tuesdays 25th September,
and 2nd, 9th and 16th October. For further details and how to book your free place see poster here.

Winter Indoor Games

We are looking to start weekly Reading Room winter indoor games sessions on Thursday afternoons from the beginning of October 2018 to the end of March 2019.

Their have been expressions of interest for both Bridge and Chess.

Other Games under consideration are backgammon, card games, scrabble and others. Please let us know if you are interested!

War Memorial update:
Thanks to all who have made donations, to the War Memorial Fund. Further donations to the fund can be made by cheque made payable to: “Ecclesfield Parish Council (war memorial fund)”

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