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Library events

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have started reopening our libraries, see the latest Library service information

See further information about changes to services

View regular children's activities and adult's activities at Christchurch and Highcliffe libraries.

BCP Book Mastermind

Are you aged between 9 and 11? Do you love reading and quizzes?

Apply to take part

Take part in our first ever BCP Book Mastermind. Answer questions about your favourite book and some general knowledge too!

The heats will be taking place on Saturday, 25 January 2020 from 2.30pm at Broadstone Library, Boscombe Library and Christchurch Library.

The grand final will be at Broadstone Library on Saturday, 29 February 2020.

To find out more and apply, please fill out an application form by 30 December 2019. 

Please return your application along with the photo permission form to either Christchurch Library, Broadstone Library or Boscombe Library.

Good luck!

100 Novels that Shaped the World

Monthly Twitter chat #BCPBookChat

Monday 6 January 1pm to 2pm. Monthly Theme: Identity

Christchurch Library

For adults

  • Crafts: drop in every Monday 10am -12pm
  • Colouring and puzzles for adults every Wednesday 10.30am -12pm
  • Board games: drop in every Friday 2.30pm – 4pm
  • Chess: drop in every Tuesday afternoon 2pm -4pm
  • Ask about Shared Reading sessions on Friday mornings

Ask us about our regular reading and writing groups, which take place on various days and times.

Ask us about various independent classes at the library including:

  • art classes
  • Italian classes
  • Spanish classes

Reminiscence sessions

Session includes discussion about a variety of subjects, listen to and discuss a short reading extracted from a book, some sessions may include singing. 

  • Refreshments provided. 
  • Last Tuesday of each month. 
  • 10.30am -11.30am
  •  01202 123600

Highcliffe Library

Walking for Health (Adults) Weekly

Walking for Health is an easy walking group around local area:

  • Monday 10 - 12pm
  • meet at library and return for refreshments
  • no need to book

Highcliffe Hike (Children/Families)

  • Monday 3pm - 5pm 
  • after school stories and activities for ages up to 8 years

Digital Champion (Adults)

  • Tuesday 10am - 1pm
  • book via library for individual help with digital devices

Knit and Natter (Adults)

  • Tuesday 2pm - 4pm 
  • enjoy a hot drink and knit or crochet
  • no need to book

Toddler Time

  • Friday 11am -11.30am
  • songs, stories, rhymes and crafts for children under 5 with their parents/carers

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