May 2024 – Bob Billingsby

My Watercolour Journey continued…After a very successful exhibition in January 2023 Bob is returning with more watercolours this month, make sure you pop to take a look. All art is for sale. Read more for a display.

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May is Local & Community History Month

In recognition, we are delighted to host a display from our very own Long Buckby History Society. We will also have a quiz for families – ask in our Library for details. And last but certainly not least we will be showing the short film Watford Gap: The Musical at 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Thursday afternoons throughout the month. You don’t want to miss it!!

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ONE LIFE ~ Tuesday 28th May

The true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food. Fifty years later, it is 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England.

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Super Summer Children’s Activities

We’re very excited about the amazing “make your own” activities we have coming up every Tuesday afternoon in the summer holidays, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, all sessions include a story, a craft and a library hunt. £2.50 per session. Everyone who completes the hunt gets a free gift!!! Please ensure you book early as numbers will be limited. Read More for dates and details.

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Did You Know?

West Northants Library Service has new and free online language resources to support language learning. You can now access the ‘Transparent Language Online’ website for free with your library card via the PN’s machines or from your home. It can be accessed under the language drop down via this link HERE. Read More for further information.

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NAB Mobile Sight Centre

NAB, Northamptonshire’s local sight loss charity, will be in our car park every quarter in 2024, 10am to 12pm. The next visit will be on Thursday 9th May 2024. Their Mobile Sight Centre provides a free, informal, drop-in service for visually impaired people, their loved ones, carers and friends.

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WNC Drop-In Sessions

We will continue to host the monthly WNC drop-in sessions this year. West Northants Council advisers will come in once a month on a Friday morning at 10.30am, for members of the public to ask anything or raise any issues.Upcoming sessions in 2024 will be on 12th January, 9th February, 8th March, 10th May and 14th June and they will…

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We’re Very Sorry…

for the last minute cancellation of our film on 23rd April 2024. Please pop into the Library from Friday 26th April where we can swap your ticket for our May film One Life or issue a refund if you prefer. PLEASE ensure you bring your ticket for Past Lives with you to enable an exchange. Thank you for your understanding.

Did You Know?

Regarding VOTER ID, there are new requirements. From 2024 you will need photo ID to be able to vote in local and national elections. The next local election is on Thursday 2nd May 2024. Click on our Services tab to find out more.

LB Surgery Drop-In Sessions

We are partnering with The Long Buckby Practice who are supporting patients. Do you need some help from your surgery? Want to know more about online services? Do you look after someone and want advice? Need help with a social problem or your wellbeing?

The next session is Tuesday 30th April, 3pm to 4pm.

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Look Out For

The snvb (originally known as South Northants Volunteer Bureau) welfare van is coming to our car park on Wednesday 1st May, from 10am to 3pm.

The Welfare Project is focused on supporting people from the rural areas of West Northamptonshire to access welfare and social care help and advice.  This service also provides an opportunity to explore cheaper energy tariffs and discuss energy saving tips. Read More for further information.

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