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Upcoming events

Events happening at Totley Library:


To celebrate Sheffield Year of Reading, Totley Library is happy to have children’s author Caryl Hart come visit during Story Time on Wednesday April 15th, 10.30 to 11.30am

There will be copies of her books to buy which Caryl will sign.

Come and join us for a fun and exciting morning!

Join us at Totley Library for our Book Sale on Saturday, 7th of March from 10 am to 12 noon

Spring-themed book sale!

We’ll be selling wildlife / outdoors / gardening books alongside seeds and ceramic plant pots.

Friends of Gillfield Woods and Totley Litter picking groups will be there with stalls.

Totley Library gardening group will be presenting our future gardening projects.

There will be hot drinks and cakes on sale plus art and craft activities in the Children’s library.

To celebrate Sheffield Year of Reading, Totley Library is happy to have local author Angela Anwyl come visit on 3rd of March from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Angela will be reading her books and interacting with the children with the help of an amazing story coat.

Angela’s books are aimed at 6 to 12 years old but all are welcome!

There will be copies of her books to buy which Angela will sign.

Please sign up in the library or phone 0114 236 3971 to book your place.


Half term read-a-thon at Totley Library

Join us on Wednesday, 19th of February from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Read-a-thon does Cats!!!

You will find Totley Library full of cats at Story Time on the 19th of February.

There will be a selection of Big Cat themed craft activities, songs and stories, as well as activities for older children.


Harry Potter Night at Totley Library

Thursday, 6th of February

from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us to celebrate the 6th annual Harry Potter Book Night at Totley Library. All witches and wizards (and muggles) of all ages are invited to Totley Library, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s wonderful novels. There will be lots of craft activities and games including Wand and Potion making, Decorate a Dragon’s Egg, Dobby’s Sock Game, Treasure Hunt and more. Entry is £2.50 per child (includes all games and crafts), all children need to be accompanied by an adult. Places can be booked in advance at the library.


Our Community Art Space has recently been updated with pictures from more local artists. Please see our Art Space page or better still call into the library.


Friday, 24th January at 7:30pm
at Totley Library Cinema

Green Book

Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an Italian American driver and an African American pianist on a concert tour from New York through the deep south in 1962, one year after the Freedom Riders…

Official trailer

More about the coming films here


Our January Book Sale will be on Saturday 18th of January from 10:00am until 12:00 noon.

This sale will be of unwanted new Christmas presents and general paperbacks. There will be refreshments and cakes.

Books are for sale for a minimum donation of 50p.

Book donations always welcome!


Our November Book Sale will be on Saturday 2nd November with history as the theme. The sale starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm.

Should you have any books to donate please drop them into the library.

Our December Book Sale will be on Saturday 7th December with Christmas Themed books.


This year’s Christmas Fayre is being held on Saturday 24th November from 1pm to 5pm.


Folk Concert Friday 18th Oct
An evening of traditional and contemporary folk music.

This was a great success raising further funds for the running of the library.


Folk Concert Artists

  • Judy Dunlop, a member of the Albion Band in the early 1990s, and still one of  British folk music’s top vocalists. Accompanied by Jon Scaife on guitar.
  • Peter Burnett, providing his own inimitable take on folk singing
  • Pete Garratt, Ken Atkinson and Geoff Heppell providing solo and three-part harmony singing along with stunning accompaniment
  • The Offshoot Band Jon Scaife, Charlie Smallwood and Geof Trend playing ceilidh music on lots of strings — their mandolin pieces a delight to hear. Between them they’ve recorded over a dozen albums and performed in Western Europe, America and Asia

Totley Library Cinema

Important notice: Due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the safety and wellbeing of our customers and volunteers, all cinema showings at Totley Library are cancelled until further notice.

Here is (almost) everything you need to know:

We show three films a month. One film for adults on a Friday evening, one film for families and children on a Sunday afternoon and one matinee film on a Thursday afternoon. The Thursday film is free (no raffle ticket required) for the over 65s but all ages are welcome.

For the over 65s’ films on Thursday, we can arrange a taxi for anyone unable to get to the library themselves. Please call the library on 0114 236 3971 to set this up.

A stipulation of the licence states that only members of our organisation can attend film nights by purchasing a raffle ticket. That means that you must be a library member in order to watch a film. Please bring your library card with you to the film or complete a form to join Sheffield City Libraries when you arrive.

Refreshments will be available on the day/night, including cold drinks for children, tea/coffee for adults, chocolates, crisps and biscuits. We’ll even be selling ice creams!

We now have an on-line survey so you can get involved in choosing the next films to be shown at the library cinema. Click on the following link to complete the short survey:  Totley Cinema Film Club Survey. Please remember to visit the survey regularly to vote on any new film suggestions that we have included.

With each film show we run a raffle with prizes (see our Facebook Page for more details). Raffle tickets, £4.00 for adults and £2.50 for children, are available to buy from the main desk in the library.

Totley Library Cinema will be showing:

Friday Evening Films


Green Book
Friday, 24th January, 7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

YouTube trailer link

Once upon a time in Hollywood
Friday, 14th February, 7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

YouTube trailer link

Red Joan
Friday, 20th March, 7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

YouTube trailer link

Downton Abbey
Friday, 24th April, 7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

YouTube trailer link

Fisherman’s Friend
Friday, 22nd May, 7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

YouTube trailer link


Thursday Afternoon Films


Red Joan
Thursday, 16th January, 3:00pm (doors open 2:30pm).

YouTube trailer link

Casablanca
Thursday, 20th February, 3:00pm (doors open 2:30pm).

YouTube trailer link

Gone with the Wind
Thursday, 26th March, 3:00pm (doors open 2:30pm).

YouTube trailer link

Once upon a time in Hollywood
Thursday, 16th April, 3:00pm (doors open 2:30pm).

YouTube trailer link

Some like it hot
Thursday, 14th May, 3:00pm (doors open 2:30pm).

YouTube trailer link


Sunday Family Films


The Grinch
Sunday, 19th January, 2:00pm (doors open 1:30pm).

YouTube trailer link.

Toy Story 4
Sunday, 23rd February, 2:00pm (doors open 1:30pm).

YouTube trailer link.

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Sunday, 22nd March, 2:00pm (doors open 1:30pm).

YouTube trailer link.

Frozen 2
Sunday, 19th April, 2:00pm (doors open 1:30pm).

YouTube trailer link.

Lion King (2019)
Sunday, 17th May, 2:00pm (doors open 1:30pm).

YouTube trailer link.


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