Out of This World


Inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme Space Chase, join our author and artist in residence Steve Smallman and Trevor Woolery to create silly space stories and an animated alien GIF in our FREE summer family workshops!

Join author Steve to draw planets, spaceships and lots of aliens and write silly poems about them too! Steve Smallman is a silly poem expert as well as a brilliant illustrator. To book, look out for Space Stories.

Make an alien out of modelling clay and design a speedy space craft to zoom off into space. Work with our digital artist in residence Trevor Woolery to animate your creations and turn them into a GIF. To book, look out for Alien Animation. 

Booking essential

For ages 7+ and their families

Taking place at the following libraries from 29 July - 29 August (see below for more details!)

Arnold | Beeston | Bingham | Hucknall | Kirkby-in-Ashfield | Mansfield Central | Newark | Retford | Southwell | Sutton-in-Ashfield | West Bridgford | Worksop

Book now, it'll be out of this world!


Come along and visit the ‘Out of This World’ Exhibition at Beeston Library Gallery on display from 16 July – 12 September

Steve and Trevor have worked with Round Hill School, Beeston to create stories of an alien world and animated their ideas to form the exhibition. Come and see the silly space poems and alien antics which we know will inspire you to take part in this year’s Reading Agency, Summer Reading Challenge.

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