Activities and Groups

Activities and Groups

There’s something for everyone at

Kinver Community Library

Craft Workshops with Gilly Page

New and exciting Craft Workshops will be introduced to the Library, starting in February half-term. Gilly Page has successfully developed enjoyable Adult and Children’s Craft Workshops across the West Midlands and her talents will be very welcome at Kinver Library. Gilly will be making a charge of £5 per participant for each workshop, which will be held in most of the school holidays. 

Gilly will supply materials to create exciting designs for festivals and presents. 

The next workshop will be in the Easter holidays – please check back for precise details soon! It’s suitable for both girls and boys of Primary School age but older children are also welcome. 

Outreach Sessions for People Living with Sight Loss

The Beacon Centre for the Blind will be running an outreach service at Kinver Community Library – please watch out for details.

Helpful specialist support on offer will include: Vision assessment; Low vision strategies; How to gain employment with vision impairment; How to gain independence despite vision impairment; Use of technology; Sight awareness training.

Art Exhibitions including Pictures or Photographs for Sale

Calling all local artists and photographers! 

We love to brighten the library and your day with  regular exhibitions of paintings and photographs.  They remain in place for a month or two at a time.

Please get in touch if you would like to display your creations on our notice boards for free, with tags of expected prices if the items are for sale. 

Our only proviso is that should we sell your work, the Library receives 10% of the proceeds. Marie Roberts is the organiser of these displays and your point of contact.

Tiny Tots

We currently offer “Tots Time” on Fridays from 2.15 – 2.45pm. It’s a time for parents and their little ones to enjoy nursery rhymes and songs, with the occasional addition of musical instruments. Leaders Sue Finucane and Lin Hingley run a reward system, whereby participants get a sticker each time they attend, and earning four stickers leads to the presentation of a certificate! A great way to introduce babies and toddlers to the library: never too early!

Genealogy Group

If you are interested in exploring your family history, it’s well worthwhile joining the Genealogy Group. 

Meeting at the Library every Friday between 12 noon and 1pm, it’s run by the U3A (University of the Third Age) and therefore to join the group you must be a U3A member. 

For further information please visit Kinver’s local group at or contact Denise Geoghegan on 01384 877450. Membership costs £20 per annum but that allows you to take advantage of all the Kinver U3A group’s other activities as well.

As researching via the internet is a crucial aspect of this interesting hobby, membership of the Genealogy Group allows free access to one of the UK’s largest ancestry websites. All four of the library’s free computer terminals are reserved exclusively for this group for the hour.

Knot, Knit & Natter Group with Marie Roberts

This popular group run by Marie Roberts gives creative people the opportunity to socialise and at the same time enjoy the art of knitting and other yarn-based crafts.

There’s no charge for this group, which provides the chance to share skills and learn about different methods. We hope you will join Marie and enjoy a hot drink!

The sessions run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Bring your own materials!​

Book Groups

We currently have two book clubs, meeting on the ​​ 2nd Tuesday of the Month during the Day and the 3rd Tuesday of the Month during the Evening.

Both book groups have expressed an interest in widening their current activities from just discussing individual books at their sessions, to actively seeking authors from our wider geographical area to visit us and talk about their past published work, their success and failures and their future writing. A potential list of potential speakers is requested from book group members.

There will also be regular talks by invited authors.

Family History Group


Hosted by Jenny Metcalfe these sessions will usually take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 11 am to 12.30 pm.

Groups to a maximum of 8 will be held, using the 4 library public computers and a further 4 participants using their own laptops (iPads or similar computer tablets are not recommended for this purpose). Bookings are essential but any level of experience is welcome.

The group will have free access to and other indispensable online resources during the sessions. A fee of £2 per session will be charged for this group.

Please register your interest for this group with your friendly volunteers or contact Jenny Metcalfe for more information at

Kinver Community Library
Vicarage Drive

Tel: 01384 872348

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