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Libraries become ‘fun palaces’ to encourage people to take up new hobbies

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 October 2017

Lego activities will be available. (Picture: Jeremy Long)

Lego activities will be available. (Picture: Jeremy Long)

Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography

Taster sessions will take place in Weston-super-Mare’s library as part of a national event encouraging learning and activities.

Weston Library, based in the Town Hall in Walliscote Grove Road, will be turned into a ‘fun palace’ for the day.

It will take place on Saturday, where local groups will be running taster sessions to encourage people to take up new hobbies from 10.30am-3.30pm.

Lego, yoga, knitting and face-painting sessions will all take place, while people can also learn Spanish, photography, and history.

There will also be tile-painting at Worle Library in Mendip Avenue from 10am-12.30pm.

People can enjoy a walk round the sensory garden and take part in an 11am coding session.

The Fun Palaces event is a nationwide campaign to encourage communities to hold cultural and learning events.

The activities are all free and there is no need to book.

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