Sandwell Council House reception will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May

The main reception at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May due to Annual Council. The reception will re-open as normal at 9am on Wednesday 22 May. Access council services online →

Regular activities

Wednesday

Adult reading group

Date: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 7.15pm - 8.30pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Meet and discuss your favourite books in an informal setting every first Wednesday of the month.

For further information please call: 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Adult reading group

Date: Every third Wednesday of the month
Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along to our reading group, chat with other members of the group about books, and enjoy a coffee.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Afternoon tea

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Stone Cross Library
Cost: Free

Come along for a cuppa, relax and a chat.

For further information please call 0121 588 2367 or email stonecross_library@sandwell.gov.uk

After school games club

Date: Every Wednesday (during term time only)
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Come along and join in games sessions including Table Tennis and Table Football.

For further information please call 0121 569 4904 or email central_library@sandwell.gov.uk

After school stories

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 4pm
Location: Cradley Heath Library
Cost: Free

Come and join us for stories after school. For children aged 3 and over, term time only.

For further information please call 01384 569 316 or email cradleyheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Autism coffee circle

Date: Every second Wednesday of the month
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Parents/carers are welcome to join our new autism support group. Get expert advise/support and meet others in our new friendly group.

For further information please call 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Baby rhyme time

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Come along and enjoy singing and rhymes with your baby and a chance to make new friends.

For further information please call 0121 552 5933 or email oldbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Basic English class

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Spoken and written English from beginners to advanced. A friendly group with supportive tutors.

For further information please call 0121 558 0497 or email smethwick_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Board game club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Play board games and have fun with your friends and family in the library every Wednesday.

For further information please call: 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Carers cafe

Date: Monthly on Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Informal meeting for carers to meet and discuss issues, and to support and share information with other carers.

For further information, including next meeting date, please call 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Carers support project

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Tipton Library
Cost: Free

Informal coffee and chat for carers to meet and discuss issues, and to support and share information with other carers.

For further information please call 0121 557 1796 or email tipton_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Citizenship and Driving Theory Test practice
drop-in sessions

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 11am - 12.45pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Practice your Driving Theory Test and British Citizenship tests for free in the library. We will help you to register and access sites to help you prepare for either of these tests.

For further information please call 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Coffee morning

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Come along for a chat over a cuppa and biscuit whilst choosing your books and make new friends.

For further information please call 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Coffee morning

Date: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Glebefields Library
Cost: Free

Come along and enjoy a monthly cuppa and catchup with what's going on in your area.

For further information please call 0121 557 8641 or email glebefields_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Coffee morning

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along for a chat over a coffee or tea and biscuit and make new friends.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Councillors surgery

Date: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Glebefields Library
Cost: Free

Come along and meet your local Councillor and discuss any issues you have.

For further information please call 0121 557 8641 or email glebefields_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Councillors surgery - Joanne Hadley

Date: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

Local councillor advice surgery for residents who may have any concerns.

For further information please call 0121 557 3277 or email greatbridge_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Councillors surgery

Date: Every fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 5pm - 5.30pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along and meet your local Councillor and discuss any issues you have.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Councillors surgery

Date: Fortnightly on Wednesday
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Location: Rounds Green Library
Cost: Free

In addition to our usual fortnightly sessions there will now be a Wednesday advice session to discuss matters important to you. In particular welfare and benefit advice. Drop in, no appointment necessary. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

For further information please call 0121 552 2879 or email roundsgreen_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Councillors surgery

Date: Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 3pm onwards
Location: Stone Cross Library
Cost: Free

Need to talk to your local councillor? Come along to the library.

For further information please call 0121 588 2367 or email stonecross_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Craft and chat

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Brandhall Library
Cost: Free

Want to learn a new craft or need help with and old one? If so come along to this friendly group and enjoy a chat and a cuppa.

For further information please call 0121 422 5270 or email brandhall_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Craft and chatter

Date: Fortnightly on Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Cradley Heath Library
Cost: Free

Bring your knitting, sewing, card making kits or whatever else you are into and meet with other crafters in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. You can share your ideas, learn new techniques from others or just sit and chat as you amuse yourself with being creative. 

For further information please call 01384 569316 or email cradleyheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

First Wednesday club

Date: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Social club for over 55s. With a different guest speaker every month. Come and join us.

For further information please call 0121 429 2039 or email thimblemill_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Games zone

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along and join in the fun with our Xbox and PS4 gaming sessions.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Go smoke free with Health Exchange

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Providing friendly advice and support for people who would like to quit smoking.

For further information please call 0121 558 0497 or email smethwick_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Great Barr library singers

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: £4

Join a friendly group and sing out loud in the library - informal, friendly, unpressurised and supportive. We sing for the pure joy of singing.

For further information please call 0121 357 1340 or email greatbarr_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Need help with your homework? Come along to our helpful sessions where you can have up to four free printouts.

For further information please call 0121 422 2798 or email bleakhouse_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Brandhall Library
Cost: Free

Come along to our homework club where staff will be on hand to help you with your homework and you can have 4 free printouts.

For further information please call 0121 422 5270 or email brandhall_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Glebefields Library
Cost: Free

Computer access for under 16s wanting to do homework, staff support if needed and up to four free printouts for homework related work.

For further information please call 0121 557 8641 or email glebefields_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 5.30pm
Location: Hill Top Library
Cost: Free

Come along to our homework sessions where staff can help you and have 4 free printouts.

For further information please call 0121 556 0605 or email hilltop_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Staffed, homework help session.

Computer access for under 16s wanting to do homework, staff support if needed and up to four free printouts for homework related work

For further information please call 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.15pm - 4.45pm
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Home work club every Monday - Friday. Free internet access for library members and four free printouts.

For further information please call 0121 558 0497 or email smethwick_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework help

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Provision of dedicated computers for under 16's wanting to do homework, staff support if needed and up to 4 free printouts for homework related work.

For further information please call 0121 559 1884 or email blackheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework help

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Location: Cradley Heath Library
Cost: Free

Children are invited to come along for free help and advice on homework. Staff will support children with a range of resources. Children get 4 free print outs for homework. No homework help club on Thursdays (library closed) or Saturdays (free prints still available on Saturdays).

For further information please call 01384 569 316 or email cradleyheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk 

Homework help

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Children under 16 are invited to come along to homework help at Hamstead Library. With free access to the internet and four free print outs. Also a dedicated member of staff for help and guidance.

For further information please call 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework help

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along for some homework help and free printouts. We have great books as well as computers.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework help

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Stone Cross Library
Cost: Free

Children under 16 are invited to come along to homework help at Stone Cross Library. With free access to the internet and four free print outs. Also a dedicated member of staff for help and guidance.

For further information please call 0121 588 2367 or email stonecross_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Homework help

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Tipton Library
Cost: Free

Come in after school to get four free homework prints at our daily sessions.

For further information please call 0121 557 1796 or email tipton_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Housing advice surgery

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Rounds Green Library
Cost: Free

A member of the housing team will be in the library each week to offer a drop in advice surgery for anyone with a housing query. No appointment necessary.

For further information please call 0121 552 2879 or email roundsgreen_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Housing surgeries

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 11am
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

We hold regular surgeries where you can come and talk to us about any housing and neighbourhood issues.

For further information please call 0121 557 3277 or email greatbridge_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Ideal for all coffee morning

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Come and have a coffee and chat with our friends group.

For further information please call 0121 569 4904 or email central_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Ideal for all

Date: Fortnighly every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Coffee mornings everyone welcome meets fortnightly on Wednesdays. Come along and have a chat and meet new people.

For further information please call 0121 552 5933 or email oldbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Jewellery making

Date: Fortnightly on Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Come along and learn how to make your own bespoke Jewellery, includes bracelets, necklaces, earrings etc.

For further information please call 0121 559 1884 or email blackheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Jigsaw club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

Come along to our friendly club and enjoy piecing a jigsaw together over cup of tea and a chat.

For further information please call 0121 557 3277 or email greatbridge_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Jigsaw club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along and help us complete our jigsaws.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Jigsaw exchange

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 5.30pm
Location: Brandhall Library
Cost: Free

Borrow and swap jigsaws in the library. There are lots to choose from and you can keep them as long as you like. 

For further information please call 0121 422 5270 or email brandhall_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Jigsaw swop shop

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Wednesbury Library
Cost: Free

Nothing to do on those cold winter mornings? Enjoy doing jigsaws? Fed up of paying high prices? Then come along to our Jigsaw swop shop. Donate a jigsaw that you have finished with and pick up another one to take home.

For further information please call 0121 556 0351 or email wednesbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Job club 

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

Careers advice and help with CVs, job searches, application forms and cover letters. Run by Think Sandwell.

For further information please call 0121 557 3277 or email greatbridge_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Job club 

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Rounds Green Library
Cost: Free

A job broker will be at the library to help with CVs, job searches and advice. This is a drop in service.

For further information please call 0121 552 2879 or email roundsgreen_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Job club 

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Gain access to quality information. Guidance on relevant employability training and job search support.

For further information please call 0121 558 0497 or email smethwick_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Job club 

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Relaxed friendly two hour job club provides self help in CV writing, interview techniques, applying for jobs, online applications and help with basic IT.

For further information please call 0121 429 2039 or email thimblemill_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Job club 

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2.30pm - 4pm
Location: Wednesbury Library
Cost: Free

Struggling to find work, need to know how to search online? Come along to our job club every Wednesday for free computer access, help with CVs and job searching.

For further information please call 0121 556 0351 or email wednesbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Knit and natter

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Come along to our knitting sessions. Meet new people, enjoy refreshments and have fun. All welcome

For further information please call 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Knit and natter

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Location: Hill Top Library
Cost: Free

Come and join are friendly knitting group for tips and help with all your projects - all welcome.

For further information please call 0121 556 0605 or email hilltop_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Knit and natter

Date: First and third Wednesday of each month
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Join our friendly knitting circle. bring your own knitting or other needlework, chat and have a cuppa.

For further information please call 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Knit and natter

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Rounds Green Library
Cost: Free

If you enjoy knitting and a good natter then why not come along to our weekly knit and natter sessions. Come and share ideas, support each other, find friends with a mutual interest and have a cuppa. You only need to bring your knitting, we'll provide the rest!

For further information please call 0121 552 2879 or email roundsgreen_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Knit and natter

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2.15pm - 4pm
Location: Tipton Library
Cost: Free

An informal knitting group for knitting tips, chat, and a cup of tea. New knitters welcome.

For further information please call 0121 557 1796 or email tipton_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Legs bums and tums

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.15am - 10am
Location: Brandhall Library
Cost: Free

Free exercise class for anyone looking to get in shape.

For further information please call 0121 422 5270 or email brandhall_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Over 50s club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Stone Cross Library
Cost: Free

Come and meet up at Stone Cross Library for a chat and make new friends.

For further information please call 0121 588 2367 or email stonecross_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Over 55s social group

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2.30pm - 4pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along and join us. Have a cuppa and a chat. Something different every week, from a game of bingo to a quiz, or watch an old movie or just reminisce.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Paediatric First Aid

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Paediatric first aid for parents and grandparents.

For further information please call 0121 429 2039 or email thimblemill_library@sandwell.gov.uk

PCSO police surgery

Date: Monthly on Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Come along and have a chat with officers from the Newton Neighbourhood Team.

For further information please call 0121 569 2548 or email hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Pool sessions

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Come and play a game of pool on our pool table for free. You can ask to play at any time.

For further information please call 0121 559 1884 or email blackheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Readers aloud

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Location: Cradley Heath Library
Cost: Free

Readers aloud is a readers group with a difference, listen and read to everyone else, the selections of stories chosen by each other. Inspired by the literature, we invite you to share your experiences. Refreshments provided.

For further information please call 01384 569 316 or email cradleyheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Social bingo group

Date: Every fortnight on Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

If you enjoy playing bingo come and join us and have some fun fun fun! Eyes down look in your first number is.

For further information please call 0121 552 5933 or email oldbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Stay and play

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am - 11.30am
Location: Wednesbury Library
Cost: Free

Join our weekly interactive play session every Wednesday for under 5s and parents/carers. Stories, craft sessions and play. Term time only.

For further information please call 0121 556 0351 or email wednesbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Stop smoking

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 12noon - 2pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Get Free support and expert advice to help you stop smoking, every Wednesday.

For further information please call 0121 559 1884 or email blackheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Story activity and rhyme time

Date: Every Wednesday (During term time only)
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Toddlers and parents are welcome to come and meet at Oakham Library every Wednesday morning. Take part in themed crafty activities, stories, sing a longs and play. Led by Tividale Children's Centre. Recommended for children aged 2 and under.

For further information please call 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Story Hour 

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Come to the library for our story hour for preschool children. Lots of fun and magical stories to keep the little ones entertained.

For further information please call 0121 429 2039 or email thimblemill_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Surestart baby group

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come along and socialise with other parents and carers of babies 0 - 12 months.

For further information please call 0121 552 1680 or email langley_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Warley Health Visitors

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Warley Health Visitors. Drop in session. For more information please contact the library.

For further information please call 0121 422 2798 or email bleakhouse_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Xbox ONE/PS4 gaming sessions

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm - 5pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Come and play your favourite games by yourself or with others on our new Xbox ONE and PS4.

For further information please call 0121 422 2798 or email bleakhouse_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Xbox ONE/PS4 gaming sessions - Adults

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Join the Central team for our interactive gaming session for adults.

For further information please call 0121 569 4904 or email central_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Xbox ONE/PS4 gaming sessions - Children

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.45pm - 4.30pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Join the Central team for our interactive gaming sessions for children.

For further information please call 0121 569 4904 or email central_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Yoga class

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Charge may apply

A blend of traditional styles, a class for all ages, fitness and ability. This class will help individuals to feel happy and healthy. Small charge may apply.

For further information please call 0121 559 1884 or email blackheath_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Youth club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 5pm - 7.30pm
Location: Stone Cross Library
Cost: Free

Youth club run by Sandwell Detached Youth Team, lots of fun games and actives.

For further information please call 0121 588 2367 or email stonecross_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Zumba

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: £2

Our Zumaba class is back! Join us as we welcome back our popular Zumba class. Recommended for customers aged 14yrs and over. This class will run for the next 9 weeks, subject to changes.

For further information please call 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

 

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