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

Friday

After school board games club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Bored after school? Why not drop in for a board game and make new friends?

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

After school games club

Date: Every Friday (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 games club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Cradley Heath Library
Cost: Free

You can make new friends and have lots of fun at our games club. Come and play some of our classic board games. 

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

Ancestry group

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Tipton Library
Cost: Free

Have you ever thought of tracing your family tree or are you simply in need of some advice? Join our weekly ancestry group.

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

Baby Play

Date: Every Monday
Time: 2.15pm - 3pm
Location: Rounds Green Library
Cost: Free

Parents are welcome to come along to enjoy free refreshments and chat while their children play. Suitable for children under 2 years of age with baby gym equipment and toys available. Meet new friends or come with your friends and relax for a while before the school run.

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

Blackheath friend's group

Date: Every fourth Friday of the month
Time: 12noon - 1pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Join the launch of the Friend's Group for Blackheath Library as they discuss issues regarding the library.

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

Black Country Housing job club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Cradley Heath Library
Cost: Free

Let us work for you and help you with online job searches, interview techniques, CVs and confidence building. Free internet access available along with local newspapers and other resources.

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

Board game club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Bored after school? Why not drop into the library and join in a game?

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

Book club

Date: Every first Friday of the month
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Location: Brandhall Library
Cost: Free

We have a wonderful reading group, established and run by dedicated readers. It is friendly and informal and meets on a monthly basis.

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

Carers support cafe

Date: Monthly on Friday
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Location: Glebefields Library
Cost: Free

Are you a carer looking after a sick, disabled or elderly person at home?
Why not drop in to our monthly carers support cafe, meet others, have a cuppa and a chat.

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

Children's reading group

Date: Second Friday of the month
Time: 4.45pm - 5.30pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

Share your favourite books and authors, read and review books with your friends at our children's reading group.

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

Coffee morning

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

Come along for a chat over a cuppa and biscuit and make new friends.

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

Coffee morning

Date: Every Friday
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

Coffee morning

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
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

Coffee pot club

Date: Every third Friday of the month
Time: 10.30am - 11.40am
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

All are welcome to join us for our monthly tea or coffee morning. Join us for a cuppa, a biscuit and make new friends.

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

Countryside walks - Forge Mill health walk

Date: Fortnighly on Friday
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Location: RSPB Nature Centre
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.

Craft and social club

Date: Fortnightly on Friday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Do you enjoy knitting, sewing or other crafty activity? If so then our group which gives the chance to come along get creative and socialise together.

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

ESOL classes

Date: Every Friday
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Free English classes for speakers of other languages. Here at Thimblemill Library.

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

Fabtots

Date: Every Friday
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Every Friday during March we will be holding a free 6 week programme for families with children aged 4 years. Each week learn about a different topic and get involved with a cooking session.

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

Family film club

Date: Every third Friday of the month
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

Come along to our monthly Film Club and enjoy watching a free film. Light refreshments available.

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

Family history

Date: Every second and fourth Friday of the month
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Do you need help researching your family tree? If so come along to our family history session for all ages.

For further information and to book your place, please call 0121 429 2039 or email thimblemill_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Friends on Friday - For the over 50s

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: Free

Come along for a chat and take part in quizzes and activities.

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

Friday club - Coffee morning

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

Refreshments are provided free of charge and offered to eligible customers while they browse for books or just fancy dropping in for a chat and meeting up with others.

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

Friday free weigh

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm
Location: Langley Library
Cost: Free

Come in and use our scales any time on a Friday and lose pounds, not £££s.

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

Friends group 

Date: Monthly on Friday
Time: 4.15pm - 5.30pm
Location: Brandhall Library
Cost: Free

Brandhall Friends Group meeting - support your library by joining our active Friends Group who give great help and support in activities and fundraising. 

For further information please call 0121 422 5270 or email brandhall_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

Health improvement programme

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9.15am - 11am
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Weekly NHS course covering positive thinking, stress management and relaxation. Booking essential call: 0303 0339903.

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

Homework club

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

Computer access for under 16s, staff support if needed and up to 4 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 Friday
Time: 10am - 2pm
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 Friday
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 Friday
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 Friday
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 Friday
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free

We will do our best to help you with your homework and you can have 4 Free printouts. Every night after school.

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

Homework help

Date: Every Friday
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 Friday
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 Friday
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 surgeries

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 11am
Location: Oakham 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 01384 255 563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Jigsaw exchange

Date: Every Friday
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 Friday
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 Friday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

A relaxed informal workshop to help you get the job you want. Education, training, completing application forms, CV writing and interview skills.

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

Job club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Come along to Oakham Library and get free help and support applying and searching for jobs online.

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

Knit and natter

Date: Every Friday
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Come along and enjoy a knit and natter and a cup of coffee with our friendly group and relax with us. Swap ideas of patterns etc.

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

Men's social group

Date: Fortnightly on Friday
Time: 1.30pm - 4pm
Location: Oldbury Library
Cost: Free

Come along and make new friends, play bingo and organise social activities and outings.

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

National Careers Service

Date: Second Friday of the month
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Information, guidance and advice regarding career opportunities and training. For an appointment please ring 0121 521 2348.

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

Nova training

Date: Fortnightly on Friday
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Great Barr Library
Cost: Free

Aged between 16-19 want to achieve the career you want! Then come along for help and guidance.

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

Pattern cutting and dress design

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 2.30pm
Location: Smethwick Library
Cost: Free

Learn to sew with confidence, these courses are aimed at beginners, although more advanced learners are welcome.

For further information and to reserve your place on the course, please call 0754 533 1080 or email smethwick_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Pool sessions

Date: Every Friday
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: Fourth Friday of the month
Time: 2.15pm - 3pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

All are welcome to join our new reading group. Meet others to discuss your favourite (or not so favourite) books, recommend books to others and have a good time.

A friendly informal group that any reader would enjoy coming along to. Items available in a range of formats, general print, large print and audio. Refreshments provided.

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

Rowley Town Friend's group

Date: Every fourth Friday of the month
Time: 2.15pm - 3.15pm
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Join the group to discuss issues regarding libraries in the Rowley Town.

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

Sandwell Housing Service

Date: Every Friday
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Drop in to discuss any housing problems or report issues to your local area housing officer.

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

Sandwell Strides walking group

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Great Bridge Library
Cost: Free

A gentle walk led by volunteers from Sandwell Strides, which meets at the library and then strolls to the nearby Sheepwash Park and then returns to the library an hour later for coffee and biscuits.

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

Scrabble club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Location: Tipton Library
Cost: Free

Do you enjoy a game of scrabble? Our regular group meet each week for a friendly game and a cup of tea.

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

Self-Defence for Women

Date: Every Friday
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Bleakhouse Library
Cost: £5 per session

Come along and learn how to defend yourself against attackers.

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

Six Towns Credit Union

Date: Every Friday
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: £1 to open an adult account/5p for a young saver

Join the fastest growing way of saving. Pop in to find out more about how you can save with The Six Towns Credit Union and get around 3.26% interest a year. Adult and children's accounts available including Christmas savings accounts. Register for an account or make deposits to your account by popping in to one of our Credit Union Deposit sessions

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

Stay and play

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9.30am - 11am
Location: Hamstead Library
Cost: Free (Voluntary contribution of £1 per family)

Come and play, sing, make things, listen to stories with the lovely ladies from Great Barr and Hamstead Children's Centre.

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

Stay and play

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 11.30am
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Donations

A relaxed creative session is for children 0 - 23 months old.

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

Storytime

Date: Every Friday (during term time only)
Time: 10am - 11am
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

Toddlers and parents are welcome to come along to our weekly session. Take part in themed crafty activities, stories, singalongs and play. Led by Tividale Children's Centre, this session is for children up to 2 years of age.

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

Story and rhyme time

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9.45am - 10.30am
Location: Blackheath Library
Cost: Free

Join us for our favourite stories and songs. Recommended for children under 5 years old.

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

Trace your family tree

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Finding it hard to trace your family tree? Then come along to this relaxed friendly group, Run by Chris Gregory.

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

UK Online

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 11.30am
Location: Central Library
Cost: Free

Free IT for beginners. Join us at Central Library for advice and practical experience for first time computing.

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

Under 2s creative session

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am - 11.30am
Location: Thimblemill Library
Cost: Free

Come and join this relaxed creative session for children 0 - 24 months old, come and make new friends.

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

West Midlands Police drop-in surgery

Date: Monthly on Friday
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Location: Oakham Library
Cost: Free

West Midlands Police officers are on hand to discuss and support you with any local problems you may have.

For further information please call 01384 255563 or email oakham_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Xbox ONE/PS4 gaming sessions - Adults

Date: Every Friday
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 Friday
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

Yoga class

Date: Every Friday
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

 

 

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