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

Thursday

After school games club

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

Come along 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

Agewell forum

Date: Every last Thursday of the month
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Make a difference and have a say in your local community by coming along to the Agewell forums - for anyone over the age of 50.

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

Ancestry session

Date: Every third Thursday of the month
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Are you interested in family history? Why not come along to our free ancestry sessions.

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

Art club

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

Relaxing Art Club for a friendly paint and cup of tea. New members welcome.

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

Autism awareness

Date: Every fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Consultation with a family outreach worker to discuss issues or concerns regarding autism. Please book on 0303 0300111.

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

Blackheath Writers

Date: Fortnightly on Thursday
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Are you Interested in writing short stories, poems, and more then join our friendly group.

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

Branran art group

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 9.45am - 12noon
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Come along and get creative with like minded people. All kinds of art practice.

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

Chi-kenpo Karate

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 3.45pm - 4.45pm and 4.45pm - 5.45pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: £3 per session

Chi - Kenpo - Karate, It's about confidence, fitness, focus. Why not come and give Chi - Kenpo - Karate a try? You must book a place to attend this class. If you are interested in attending this session, please contact the library to register your interest. For anyone under the age of 15.

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

Coffee morning

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11am - 12noon
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Come along for a cuppa, get some relaxation and have a chat. Everyone welcome.

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

Countryside walks - Sot's Hole health walk

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Location: Sandwell Park Farm
Cost: Free

If you enjoy walking in the countryside and like to meet new people, then our free healthy walks are for you.

Lasting for about an hour, they take in some of the Country Parks best countryside.  With a designated leader at the front and the rear of the group, you're free to walk at your own pace.

For further information please call 0121 553 0220.

Cradle club

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

Join our weekly interactive play session for babies and parents/carers every Thursday. Term time only.

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

Dominoes/ Cards Club

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Play doninoes, cards and crib whilst enjoying a free cuppa and a chat.

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

Friends Of The Library - Coffee Morning

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Come along and have some coffee/Tea and be involved with your Library.

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

Friends of Hollywood Nature Reserve

Date: Every second Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Come along and meet to discuss Hollywoods Nature Reserve.

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

Happy Painters

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Painting activity for over 65s

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

Health Exchange - Stop smoking

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Want to stop smoking, finding it hard - come along to a free smoking cessation session for informal support and advice

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

Homework club

Date: Every Thursday
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 Thursday
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 Thursday
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 Thursday
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 Thursday
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

Jigsaw exchange

Date: Every Thursday
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 Thursday
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 Thursday
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Glebefields Library
Cost: Free

Informal drop in session for people looking for work. Help with CVs and job applications from a trained advisor.

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

Kaleidoscope drop in sessions

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Informal drop in session. Come in for a chat and cup of tea. Everyone welcome.

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

Knit and natter

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Join in with our friendly group for a cuppa and chat over your knitting and crochet.  No experience necessary, just some wool and needles. 

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

Knit and natter

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.15pm - 4pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

Join in our informal knitting group, share knitting tips and chat over a cuppa.

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

Oldbury Youth Group

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Are you aged 11 to 19 want to have fun, have your say and help make a difference in your local community.

For more information give us a call on 0787 639 7735 or email oldbury_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Pool sessions

Date: Every Thursday
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

Reading group

Date: Every last Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Come along  to our friendly group and share your love of reading with like-minded people. A variety of books are chosen with lots of tea and chatting.   

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

Salsa

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 8pm - 11pm
Location: The Public, West Bromwich
Cost: £4

Release your Latino side.

For further information please call 0121 533 7161 or visit The Public website.

Sandwell Financial Services Hub

Date: Every Thursday
Time: Appointments only
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Are you a social housing tenant living in Sandwell? Do you struggle to pay your bills?

For further information please call 0121 561 7935 or email smethwick_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Slimming World

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am and 5.30pm - 7pm and 7pm - 9pm
Location: Stone Cross Library
Cost: £4.95

Need help to lose weight? Why not come along to one of our sessions?

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

Speedy story time

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 9.45am - 10am
Location: Glebefields Library
Cost: Free

Come to our fun and interactive story time every Wednesday for under 5s.

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

Stay and play

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Interactive stay and play session involving stories, craft sessions, singing and play. For Under 5s and parents/carers.

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

Stop smoking

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Want to stop smoking we have drop in sessions which gives one to one support for smokers who want to quit for good.

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

Storytelling cafe

Date: Every fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: £4 in advance, £5 on the door

Come along to our monthly storytelling cafe.

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

Surestart job club

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Help and advice for anyone looking for work.

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

Tai chi

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 5.15pm - 6pm
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Come along and learn the art of Taijiguan and meditation. Adult class for beginners

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

U3A - Play reading

Date: Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

The group reads through scripts to a wide selection of plays, and this helps improve self-confidence.

For further information please call 0121 357 9018/0121 569 4904 or email central_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Xbox ONE/PS4 gaming sessions

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

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

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

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