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Warm and Welcome Spaces

East Ren Libraries is working with East Renfrewshire Council and other organisations across East Renfrewshire to offer ‘Warm and Welcome Spaces’ where local people can come together this winter.

Libraries are free, friendly, safe spaces where you can join in activities, get information and much more. Libraries offer free WiFi, public access computers and charging points. With your library card, you can download free online resources including e-books, e-audiobooks and thousands of digital newspapers and magazines as well as borrow books, spoken word and large print.

All libraries are offering free tea and coffee this winter and you are welcome to come in and help yourself to a cup and sit down in a cosy nook with a book or join in with activities including:

Folks’ Music Project sessions– Enjoy live Scottish folk music in libraries this winter.

New to Knitting– Would you like to try knitting but unsure how to get started? Our local volunteer knitters will shortly be offering drop-in times for people to pop in and get some help to cast on/ cast off and do simple knits. Wool and needles will be provided to practice with during the drop-in sessions. *please note, this is not a class.

Giffnock Library/ Thursday 19th January weekly until 23rd February/ 10am-12noon.

Neilston Library/ Tuesday 31st January weekly until 7th March/ 11.30am-12.30pm

Thornliebank Library/ Tuesday 31st January weekly until 7th March/ 11.30am-12.30pm.

Drop-in at leisure, no need to book.

Colour Therapy– A calming activity to still the mind, available at Busby Library with more libraries to follow soon.

Family Board Games– Libraries have a selection of fun board games available to enjoy at any time. Our popular Brick-fast clubs will restart in the New Year and we will be launching STEM clubs.

Bookbug Sessions- for 0-4 years- Songs, Rhymes and Stories

Rise and Shine Storytimes for pre-school children

Adult Singing Groups– Regular Adult Singing Groups at Giffnock Library and Barrhead Foundry Library will resume in the New Year alongside a brand new group at Clarkston Library.

You can search for all events happening across East Renfrewshire libraries and other culture and leisure venues: https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/whats-on/

For more details about Warm and Welcome Spaces and any activities you can email: libraries@ercultureandleisure.org or contact your local library: https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/libraries/your-local-library/



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