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Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP
0845 330 4435
The largest library in Nottingham and the principal library in the East Midlands, offering a range of general and specialised library services over 4 floors. The library is located in the same building as the Nottingham City Council Contact Centre.
Regular activities, all free, include:
- Totstime every Thursday, 10.45 - 11.15am
- Conversation class for learners of English every Thursday 2.30 - 4.15pm
- Language Cafe every Saturday 1.00 - 3.00pm
- Work Club every Wednesday 1.00 - 4.00pm
Central Library invited us to try some of their family workshop activities as part of a Nottingham Family Arts Network event in October 2015.
We gathered in the children's corner, decorated seasonally and with a colourful rug for children to sit on, to listen to a story. The librarian bound them immediately in her calm, engaging spell. Then, children divided themselves roughly by age to make either masks - butterflies and superheroes - or cartoon books. Both activities absorbed them. The mask-makers were impressed by a particularly lavish selection of stick-on ‘jewels', along with pom-poms, shapes, sparkly tinsel ‘antennae' and colouring implements. When it was time to go, books were ready and a little cluster of colourful butterflies were flapping around – ours continuing to do so for some hours afterwards. Well planned and equipped, this activity passed the ‘simple but effective' test with flying colours, almost literally.
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