Posted: Monday 1st January 2018
Staying Steady Slipper Swaps
Sloppy slippers cause trips and slips – join us for tips on how to avoid falls at home and when out and about
North Watford Library – Monday 15th January
Baldock Library – Wednesday 24th January
Bishops Stortford – Thursday 1st February
Hemel Hempstead Library – Wednesday 14th February
Berkhamsted Library – Wednesday 21st February
All sessions are run from 10am to 12 noon with a seated exercise session at 11am
New Year New You
A week of free fun health activities and information for children, families and adults including: Art therapy, Posture, Family fun, Exercise bike, Crafts, Stories, Book Walk, Displays, Online information, Healthy snacking, Relaxation, Stopping smoking and Stress Management
Tring Library - Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th January
Herts : Health for all
A day of fun health activities and information for children, families and adults including: Family fun, Talks, Crafts, Games, Health and wellbeing information and much more
Welwyn Garden City Library – Tuesday 13th February 11am to 3.30pm
Fun for Kids at Dogs Trust
Come and join us for a fun session of ‘Doggy Tales’ and activities with Gemma, Dogs Trust Education Officer
Oxhey Library – Tuesday 13th February 10.30am to 11.30am
Rickmansworth Library – Tuesday 13th February 2pm to 3pm
Coming soon to a galaxy near you…the Winter Mini Challenge with Star Wars!
The Winter Mini Challenge is run through the Summer Reading Challenge website
Children are challenged to read three library books of their choice during the winter holidays, eBooks and eAudiobooks count too.
Logging books on the Summer Reading Challenge website between Monday 11 December 2017 and Friday 12 January 2018 will unlock a virtual Star Wars badge and a Mini Challenge completer’s certificate for each participant
One Town, One Book, One Big Read
Join No Exit Press and Harpenden Library as we launch the first Harpenden Big Read!
2nd December 2017 - 21st March 2018
The Harpenden Big Read is a celebration of literature, bringing reading to life for Harpenden.
In 2018, there will be a series of events to celebrate reading and book groups, culminating in the grand Big Read Quiz finale.
If you are unable to join us on the 2nd December, Harpenden Library will provide free copies of Deadly Alibi while stocks last and it will also be on sale at Harpenden Bookshop.
For more information about the Harpenden Big Read and the events in 2018 visit noexit.co.uk/bigread and for the latest news and competitions follow No Exit and Hertfordshire Libraries online
The January Challenge
January 2018 sees the return of the 64 Million Artists January Challenge - a free 31 day programme designed to reconnect you with your creativity. Now in its 4th year, thousands of people have taken part all over the country and this year looks set to be the biggest yet.
Each day the team release a short 5-10 minute creative challenge that is free to do, requires little or no equipment and encourages you to Do the challenge, Think about what it was like and Share it with other people. Over 3000 people took part in 2017 and people shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, on the 64 Million Artists website and in Whatsapp and Facebook groups of their own - as well as in person with their families or work teams.
The challenges might range from taking and documenting a new route to work, writing a poem about Mondays, drawing the view from your window or photographing a friend. It is always about having a go, not trying to make something perfect, and the online communities are supportive and friendly. Here are some things people have said about taking part in the January Challenge.
'It gave me something to focus on, things that I wouldn't normally do - really broadened my horizons.'
'It surprised me what thoughts it stirred up, what new connections I made and how much I enjoyed sharing these with a creative and supportive group. It reminded me that creativity is important for my wellbeing too.’
‘I enjoyed thinking about things, and seeing life, in a different way. Coming together with family members to be creative and share what we'd made - something we would never ordinarily do.’
64 Million Artists believe that everyone is creative. And that when we are creative we can make change in our lives and in the world around us. They have worked in factories, universities, schools, across whole cities and in the mental health sector. Their work has helped people think differently about the world, feel more motivated, improved their mood and supported them to connect with other people.