21 & 28 January
Watch The Birdie Calling all 5-12 year olds! Would you like to become a bird detective? Find out what beautiful birds you are likely to see soaring through the air in your garden, or in the park, or down by the river. Discover what they look like and what they are likely to be doing. Join us for fun activities and games - and even make a terrific bird feeder which you can take home. Then you can enjoy watching and spotting which birds decide to drop into your garden for a quick snack.
Watch the Birdie is suitable for all children aged between 5 and 12, accompanied by an adult. The price is £2 per child and you have to book in advance at your local library. Make a note of these dates in your diary to join in all the feathered fun: Saturday 21 January: n Bretton Library (12-1pm) n Central Library (2-3pm) Saturday 28 January: n Dogsthorpe Library (11am12pm) n Orton Library (11am-12pm) n Werrington Library (1-2pm) n Woodston Library (11am12pm)
4 & 7 February
Dickens 2012 Peterborough will be turning Dickensian in February! Dickens 2012 is an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens, to mark the bicentenary of his birth. Dickens visited Peterborough on a number of occasions, to hold his famed ‘public readings’. In our main event on Dickens’ birthday, 7 February, local historian Richard Jones will be speaking on Dickens, in full costume, re-enacting the man himself, talking about his life and performing readings from some of his best known works. He will be joined by Stuart Orme from Peterborough Museum revealing Dickens’ many links to
Peterborough. You can even find out which well-known Dickens’ character may have been based on a Peterborough resident. For a taster of our birthday event why not meet Richard at various libraries around the city as he pops in to help celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday, 4 February. Dickens Readings and Talk: Tuesday, 7 February, 7pm. John Clare Theatre, Central Library. Tickets £3 (£2 concessions) available in advance at the library. Meet the Dickens Re-enactor: Saturday 4 February: Bretton Library (10.30-11.15am), Orton Library (12-12.45pm) and Werrington Library (2-2.45pm). FREE
For more information and to book, call 01733 864280, or email email@example.com 14