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Free library sessions for Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Week

Article date - 12 May 2017

St Helens Library Service will mark Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May) by hosting a range of free sessions in libraries across the borough.
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Throughout next week (15-20 May) residents can visit any St Helens library – except for Central Library, closed for remedial works - to see a unique temporary newspaper art exhibition as part of a ‘Life Beyond Diagnosis’ event.

Meanwhile, On Monday 15 May, local artist Jacqui Priestley will be showcase her new audio visual sculpture, Buckle My Shoe - which looks at the effects of Dementia on short term memory loss - at Newton-le-Willows Library from 10am to 2pm.

Elsewhere, there will be a karaoke reminiscence session with St Helens Council’s Cultural Co-ordinator for Adult Social Care and Health, Gary Conley and singers at Eccleston Library on Wednesday 17 May from 2pm. While over in Newton-le-Willows Library, local historian Terry Birkenhead will be taking a look back at Newton in the 1950’s and 1960’s on Thursday 16 May from 2pm-3pm.

Other libraries will be exploring fond memories of houses, homes and bygone times. Details below:

Monday 15 May, 2-3pm, Haydock Library: Fond memories of house and home.

Tuesday 16 May, 10.30am, Parr Library: Fond memories of bygone times.

Tuesday 16 May, 2-3pm, Thatto Heath Library: Fond memories of bygone times.

Wednesday 17 May, 2-3pm, Billinge Library: Fond memories of house and home.

Thursday 18 May, 2-3pm, Eccleston Library: Fond memories of bygone times.

Friday 19 May, 2-3pm, Rainhill Library: Fond memories of bygone times.

Friday 19 May, 2.30pm, Peter Street Library: Fond memories of bygone times.

All sessions are relaxed, informal, free, and open to everyone.

There’s with no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day.