Bacon Butties and Books at St Michael’s Church in Shelf Saturday 18th

St Michael’s church in Shelf is holding another tea and biscuit event where you can have the opportunity of enjoying a good book and a chat.

Drop in between 10am – 12 pm. All welcome.

The venue is accessible.

There is limited on-street parking nearby.

For more events around Shelf, read the Shelf Wellbeing Newsletter here

St Michael’s and All Angels Church, 80 Carr House Rd, Shelf, Halifax HX3 7RJ

Books, Bacon Butties and Bring & Buy Sale at St Michael’s Church Saturday February 8th!

Who doesn’t fancy a jumble sale? This Saturday February 8th, why not come down to St.Michael’s Church in Shelf for our Books, bacon butties and bring and buy sale? Entry is free, food and hot drinks will be available to buy, so grab some breakfast as well as a bargain!

Books, bacon butties and bring and buy sale at St.Michael’s Church in Shelf
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Saturday February 8th, 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Entry is free, everyone is welcome.

There will be a raffle draw, tickets £1 for 5 tickets.

Books / CDs / DVDs 50p each or 3 for a £1

All proceeds to go to church funds.

Visit us and find out about our other events and what else we provide in our local community!

Venue: St. Michael’s Church (opposite Lidl), Carr House Road, Shelf, HX3 7RJ

For any questions contact:
Rachael Trutwein: Tel: 07958108672


One Good Turn presents Give & Take – Monthly event

A Bring & Take session will run at WomenCentre on Friday 12 February from 10am to 12pm so go along and take clothes, toys, books, crockery and other items no longer needed by others. You simply take what you need and donate what you no longer need.

Bring and Take sessions will also run from WomenCentre on the following dates:

Friday 11 March  –  Friday 15 April – Friday 13 May – Friday 10 June – Friday 8 July – Friday 9 September – Friday 7 October – Friday 4 November – Friday 2 December

For further information call 07770 125336 or email

FREE Family Activities at Mixenden Library this Summer!

Go along to Mixenden Library for FREE fun family library sessions to explore the hilarious world of Tom Gates and find out if giraffes can really dance.

book covers mix libGiraffes Can’t Dance – Friday 14 August 2pm to 3pm
Can Giraffes really dance? Gerald thinks he can! A session for children ages 2-5 years at Mixenden library.

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (Not) Monday 24 August, 2pm to 3pm
Will Tom achieve his Star Pupil Badge? Share the story together, play Tom’s games and make your very own badge to take home. For ages 6 – 9 years

For further information on either of the sessions contact Mixenden Library on 01422 244694.

Calderdale Libraries – Spring activities

world book nightPlease find below news of some events coming soon in Calderdale Libraries:

Free book give away at Todmorden Library
Go along to Todmorden Library on Saturday 25 April 2015 from 10am to 2pm for a FREE book giveaway where you can pick up a copy of books such as The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle and Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden.

Meet the author – Jennifer Klinec
Come and meet author Jennifer Klinec for FREE on Thursday 30 April 2015 from 7.30pm at Hebden Bridge Library to hear about her book The Temporary Bride, a memoir of love and food in Iran. reserve your place in advance by calling on (01422) 288040 or email

Readers’ Saturday at Square Chapel
Go along to Square Chapel, Halifax on Saturday 28 March 2015 from 11am to 3pm to share your favourite books or even find some new ones in the company of some great authors – Sophie Hannah, Jenn Ashworth and Jonathan Taylor, with James Nash hosting the day. Tickets cost £20 which includes a buffet lunch, call the box office on 01422 349422 to book a place today or click here for further information.

For details of future events, be sure to visit

Win a family ticket to Eureka for up to 5 people

Eureka-Logo300x90Step into the wonderful world of books this Easter to meet characters, storytellers, illustrators and authors at Eureka! during their event Once Upon a Time, from Saturday 28 March right through to Sunday 19 April.

The Yorkshire children’s museum is hosting their very own mini literature festival as part of the event, with a programme of appearances from children’s writers and illustrators sharing their inspiring, creative work with visitors, including 2015 Blue Peter Book Awards winner Andy Seed.

For a chance to win a family ticket to Eureka, simply answer the following question:

Which classic children’s book celebrates its 150th anniversary this year?

a) Alice in Wonderland
b) Aliens Love Underpants
c) Gangsta Granny

To answer the question and enter the competition, please click here or to see what’s coming up at Eureka visit