Local author visit Fran Heath Saturday 3rd August 10am - 12pm
Meet Fran Heath who will be promoting and selling copies of her new book 'Unconcious Adventures: A Year of daily Dream Drawings'. She will also be selling and signing copies of her children's book 'HOW WE CHOOSE TO PLAY'.
Space Craft Design Saturday 10th August between 10.30am - 1pm
Children can make their very own space craft. Choose parts, cut them out and decorate it. Name it and give it a story!
All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout.
Dive into History children's event Monday 12th August 2 - 3pm
Join staff from the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum (Arreton Barns) at Cowes Library to see what it's like to be a maritime archaeologist! See how archaeologists work under water, try on dive kit and see real shipwreck artefacts. £2 per child. Suitable for children age 6+. There is no need to book, just go along. All attendees will receive a 25% off voucher for the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum.
Philo Cafe at Cowes Library 7 - 9pm
Dates and topics:
Thursday 12th September: When is ignorance bliss?
Thursday 17th October: Can right actions have bad consequences?
Thursday 28th November: Does pragmatism kill creativity?
This is a monthly event, and provides thoughtful and lively discussion and an opportunity to talk about the way we and our communities, as well as society, national and international, deal with the challenges of modern life. Using the form of Socratic Method of careful listening and considered responses, the group follows the tradition of a critical philosophy as used by the Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy. No knowledge of academic philosophy is needed as critical philosophy begins with the experience and wisdom of ordinary people.
View more information on the Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy website.
Refreshments are available courtesy of the Supporters of Cowes Library Group, so just come along for an interesting and friendly evening, or for more information contact Cowes Library by using our online form. Alternatively our other contact details can be found in the 'Contact' tab above.
Family History One-2-One Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cowes Library has a friendly and experienced family historian offering one to one sessions to assist with growing your family tree. Whether just starting out or needing help with a family history mystery,
Sessions are held in Cowes Library on Monday mornings at an hourly rate of £6 per hour. If this is not convenient, then speak to a member of staff to arrange an alternative time. Research can also be done for you. If you want a short consultation before booking a session, again speak to a member of staff, our contact details can be found in the 'Contact' tab above. Booking is essential.
Calling all ipad owners - do more with your ipad!
iPad lessons at Cowes Library
Cowes Library has an experienced volunteer who is running a series of 3 - 2 weekly hour lessons to help you get the most out of your iPad. This course is for anyone owning an iPad. You will need to bring your iPad along with you. Lessons are being held on Tuesday afternoons 2 - 4pm. If this is not a convenient time, then speak to a member of staff. This will be an ongoing course depending on demand.
Cost is £15 for the 3 sessions.(All monies being donated to the Cowes Patients Group). You must book in advance or to register your interest, contact Cowes Library by using our online form, alternatively our other contact details can be found in the 'Contact' tab above. You will booked onto the next available course
Drawing Group for beginners and improvers with local artist Bethany Moore
If you like drawing or would love to learn, this is a fun and friendly group. Each week, there are interesting things to draw, materials to try and guidance and tips through the sessions. You can try out different drawing mediums and be inspired by new and classic ideas. Weekly sessions are based in Cowes Library with refreshments provided.
The classes are on-going i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn sessions and can be joined at any time.
- £15 per session.
- £60 for 5 sessions.
- £100 for 10 sessions.
To book or for more information email Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cowes Library using the 'Contact' tab above.
Cowes Heritage Ongoing Exhibition 2018 - 19: 'Charlie's Lifetime Collection'
The ongoing Cowes Heritage display in Cowes Library is currently showing the exhibition 'Charlie's Lifetime Collection', a fascinating collection of photographs, documents and memorabilia left by long-time Cowes resident and historian Charles Taylor
The exhibition can be seen during normal opening hours and is changed on a monthly basis.
View more on the Cowes Heritage website.
Friends of Northwood Cemetery Exhibition
The Friends of the Cemetery have a small exhibition in the Library showing the Cemetery area and the developments that are on-going in this fascinating space.