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Essex Book Festival returns to Thurrock

6 February 2020
Join Thurrock libraries and celebrate our literary stars at this year's Essex Book Festival.
From Friday 28 February to Tuesday 31 March, more than 100 events featuring 300 writers and artists will be held in more than 45 venues across Essex as part of the annual festival. Thurrock will host 3 events, in Grays, Corringham and South Ockendon.

Join the Space Chase this summer!

9 July 2019
Children of all ages can take part in an out-of-this-world adventure as the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge returns to Thurrock this month.
From Saturday 13 July to Saturday 14 September, pre-schoolers, children and young adults can join in this year's challenge, Space Chase, at libraries in Aveley, Belhus, Blackshots, Chadwell, Corringham, East Tilbury, Grays, Stanford-le-Hope and Tilbury.

Have fun at Thurrock libraries and hubs this Easter

26 March 2019
Keep the kids entertained during the Easter half-term holiday next month at Thurrock's libraries and hubs.
For those who enjoy arts and crafts, Grays library will run 2 events during the 2-week break, on Monday 8 April and Monday 15 April. The first session, called 'Make your own cardboard story puppet,' is suitable for ages 5 and over, while children of all ages can take part in 'Easter crafts'.
Both events run from 10:30am to midday and there is a suggested voluntary donation of 50p per child.

Fun Palace at Grays library

25 September 2018
Science, art and magic will come together at Grays library on Saturday 6 October as the library becomes a fun palace with something exciting for kids of all ages.
The event starts at 11am and runs until 3pm, and will give youngsters an opportunity to:
have a go at coding with robotics
meet conjurer Paul Clancy, who'll be making balloon animals
explore forest arts and crafts in a special yurt set up especially for the event
They'll also be able to:

Calling all whizz kids! Computers, robots and dinosaurs at libraries this summer

9 August 2018
Thurrock libraries have a series of high-tech events which will help turn youngsters into robot controlling and computing whizz-kids.
Activities on offer include a session which will teach children aged between 11 and 17 years-old how to programme robots using the Scratch and Python coding languages. 4 sessions take place in August and September and cost just £5 each.
There are also classes that teach youngsters how to write computer codes and lessons where youngsters can learn more about computer coding through the massive hit game Minecraft.