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Half-term fun at Sandwell libraries

From magic to virtual reality, film clubs to yoga sessions, there is plenty to do at your local library this half-term.

During the week, every Sandwell library will be running craft and story sessions for children and there are also special events for all the family.

Here are just some of the activities on offer:

Puppet Tree Theatre – Hill Top Library
Monday 18 February, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Returning by popular demand – drop in for a fun-packed jungle themed show!

Sammy Taypot at Tipton Library
Tuesday 19 February, 2.30pm -3.30pm
Children’s entertainer Sammy Taypot returns with a fun-filled magic show for all ages.

Bhangra Dancing Session – Central Library West Bromwich
Wednesday 20 February, 2pm-3pm
Come and learn the basics of Bhangra dancing at our fun energetic session for all the family.

DJ Donna at Oldbury Library
Thursday 21 February, 11am-12noon
DJ Donna’s fun-filled disco with party games and magic show

Storyplayers at Smethwick Library 
Thursday 21 February, 2.30pm-3.30pm
The Storyplayers present ‘Who’s Afraid of the Zebra Bird?’ – join Granny Freggly and Heffley in the hilarious show suitable for ages 5-11.

Mr Bamboozle at Blackheath Library
Friday 22 February, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Balloon modelling and magic tricks for all the family

Ron Popple’s Magic Show – Hamstead Library 
Friday 22 February, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Returning by popular demand, Ron Popple brings his own brand of magic and mayhem to the library with fun for all the family.

Tech Play – Wednesbury Library
Friday 22 February, 2pm-4pm
Tech session using robots to build and programme with coding on the iPad

Code Club – Tipton Library
Friday 22 February, 3.45pm-4.45pm
New code club for 6 to 10-year-olds

Councillor Syeda Khatun, Sandwell Council’s deputy leader, said: “Our libraries always put on a fantastic range of activities for children and families during the school holidays and I would encourage people to pop along to their local library to enjoy what’s on offer this half-term.”

Several libraries – Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Oakham, Stone Cross and Wednesbury – will also be running Cereal Readers sessions on weekday mornings during library opening hours where children can have a free bowl of cereal and a glass of fruit juice before sharing a story and taking part in a book-related activity.

For the full list of events and activities in libraries across Sandwell’s six towns this half-term please check out our Discover Sandwell website and our libraries webpage and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us @sandwelllibs on Twitter.

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