Fun Palaces

Next weekend sees the arrival of the annual Fun Palaces weekend and will be transforming some of our branches throughout Saturday 7th October. The perfect time to warm up for Libraries Week!

Fun Palaces is a movement campaigning for culture by, for and with all – with a firm belief that community belongs at the core of all culture – and an annual weekend of events, where arts, crafts, science, tech and digital are a catalyst for community engagement and full participation for everyone, from the grassroots up.

Fun Palaces are made by local people for their own communities, bringing together arts and sciences, crafts, tech and digital, free and fun, linked by the the Fun Palace network – Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist. We welcome many more, from everywhere and anywhere, to join us in 2017 and beyond.

This year we are delighted to be turning 4 of our libraries into Fun Palaces.

We want you to help us create a Fun Palace that is unique and relevant to the community that you live in. Have you got a skill that you can share with others? We would love you to give some time to share that skill at one of our Fun Palaces over the weekend of the 7th and 8th October. Follow the links below to find out more about the venue and contact details.

Library Fun Palaces in Hampshire are in the following places:

Lymington Library

See in branch for details.

Stubbington Library

See in branch for details.

Tadley Library

Featuring: Coding, Silchester Players, TADS, Refreshments, Dog, Rock Choir, Flower Arranging, Tiny Talk, DOTS digital lending, Bells, Fire Engine and Quilters.

Yateley Library


–          Junior Jhoom! Taster Sessions (children’s Bollywood dance/fitness workshops – one for ages 4-7, one for ages 7+)
–          Family 3D colouring workshop using Quiver 3D app
–          Construction Club
–          Scrabble with East Berks Scrabble Club
–          Village Green Quilters (will be displaying their work and inviting people to try out various quilting techniques)
– Yateley Country Market will be selling cakes

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