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Normanton Library Update

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Work at St Augustine’s Community Centre has progressed well and Derby City Council is now in a position to confirm an opening date of 27 November 2019. 

To mark the occasion, there will be a series of events which will include poets, authors and storytellers, as well as ‘rhyme time’ and internet sessions. The Library will even host its very own ‘CSI Whodunit?’ event called ‘Burglary in the Library’.

As the Library is situated within St Augustine’s Community Centre, it is hoped the centre will evolve to become a well-attended hub for the community. Groups can hire the space and residents have the opportunity to join other groups who already make St Augustine’s their home.

The downstairs of the building is being completely refitted with new facilities, as well as offering additional Council services including Youth Services, which are currently based at the Madeley Centre. With significant investment, the refurbishment has been well-considered with building and electrical upgrades to ensure it delivers to the City for generations to come. The library itself will house many computers, recently-released books as well as a children’s area.

The building’s first floor has a large hall which is perfect for dance groups, martial arts clubs and exercise classes. In addition, there are also a number of smaller community rooms for hire. 

Launch events

Wednesday 27 November


Children’s storyteller Alison Solomon

10:30am and 1:30pm

Information Stalls (Children services, Code Clubs, eBooks/eAudiobooks, Local Studies, Home Library Service and The Reading Project)


Thursday 28 November


Internet Taster session


CSI Whodunit – Burglary in the Library!

6pm to 9pm

Friday 29 November


Music, fun & laughter with Geoffrey Jumper.  Interactive show for pre-school 

10:30am and 1:30pm

Bestselling author Vaseem Khan – Bad Day at the Vulture Club

6pm to 7:30pm

Saturday 30 November


Arabic calligraphy workshop with Razwan Ul-Haq

11am to 12:30pm

Children’s arts and crafts workshop, led by Artcore

10:30am to 12:30pm

Face Painting

10:30am to 12:30pm

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CSI Whodunit Event – Burglary in the Library!
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Come and join the fun and solve the burglary in the library using forensic science. More

Bad Day at the Vulture Club - Vaseem Khan
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Vaseem Khan will take readers on a journey from the days of the Raj to the heart of modern India, a colourful and conflicted… More

Arabic Calligraphy using traditional materials - Razwan Ul-Haq
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Learn the traditional Arabic calligraphy techniques using bamboo and hand-mixed ink. More

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