Like the summer (we hope), things are hotting up at Blythe…
Smile – we’re on Amazon!
Like all voluntary projects, Blythe Centre is always in need of funds, so, recently, we set ourselves up as a registered Amazon-Smile charity.
This means that if you select us to be your chosen charity, every time you shop with Amazon (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t?), Amazon donates a small amount to us. Small maybe, but it all counts – and at no cost or effort to you!
One thing essential to remember is that you need to start each Amazon shopping session at smile.amazon.co.uk in order for Amazon to activate the donation process.
The end of May and the beginning of June are going to be incredibly busy at the centre. Enthusiasm for the Jubilee celebrations is sky-rocketing… Have a look at our Events page to see everything on offer here! There really is something for everybody.
We are especially looking forward to our ‘Royal Garden Party Event’, here on Saturday 28th May (11.30am-2pm). The fun includes a special performance by the local young people of the Forsbrook Drama Group, who are enacting the Queen’s life & reign. This short performance starts at 1.45pm and closes the event. No booking required – just turn up and enjoy.
Pub quiz – in a library
We’ve found that people love a quiz, so we’re very happy that local quiz-buff Shelagh Wood is going to be hosting one every Thursday evening at the centre from now on. Shelagh used to run the very popular pub-quiz at The Greyhound (in nearby Saverley Green) before that closed two months ago.
It’s all for charity and just a bit of fun, so the questions are not super-hard. Teams can consist of up to six people, and it’s £2 per person to enter, You can even bring your own alcohol to lubricate the grey matter…
Book your team/table by phoning or texting 0781 8610 248.
Local-history enthusiasts will be very pleased to learn that the Staffordshire Libraries Service has recently acquired a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive. This archive is, slowly but surely, digitising nearly all British newspapers, going as far back as the 1700s. Its collection includes local papers of the past such as the Staffordshire Advertiser and the Staffordshire Chronicle.
However, although it’s free to use, this archive can only be accessed from library computers, not from home. So, if you want to check it out locally, you will need to book one of the computers here in our centre. These are very popular, so please plan ahead – and please bring your library card with you.
For details of all the library’s online subscriptions, including the old newspapers archive, click on Library Services’ Free-Online-Resources.
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