More free activities have been organised at Central Library as part of this month's City of Wolverhampton Residents Programme, including a coffee morning and jobs workshops.

They begin tomorrow (Thursday 7 March) with a Knitted Poppy Demonstration from 1pm to 3pm. Join Linda Evans, fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, to learn how to knit a poppy for this year's charity appeal. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Central Library will be holding a coffee morning to mark International Women's Day and Empurple Week, to raise awareness of domestic abuse, on Friday (8 March) from 10am, with everyone welcome.

On Wednesday 13 March, Wolves at Work is holding Parents Talk Jobs, a drop-in session for parents and carers running from 10.30am to 12.30pm. People will be able to get expert advice on careers, benefits, childcare, volunteering and employment. Children are welcome and Central Library will be holding an additional Storytime during the Parents Talk session to keep pre-schoolers occupied.

Finally, on Wednesday 27 March, International Citizens Talk Jobs will provide help and support to international students and workers who are looking to gain employment. During the drop-in session, running from 1pm to 3pm, the Wolves at Work at team will offer information about current vacancies, and offer tips around job searching and CV writing. For details of both Talk Jobs sessions, please contact Wolves at Work on 01902 554400 or email

These events are part of the fourth City of Wolverhampton Residents Programme, which features a wide range of activities designed to support residents into work, with their everyday living and being healthy, including plenty of information and free advice on a range of other issues.

The council's Community Support Service, which provides help and support to people to remain independent and improve their wellbeing, will be on hand to meet residents at Talking Point sessions at Penn Library tomorrow (Thursday 7 March) from 10am to 12pm, Central Library on Tuesday 19 March from 10am to 12pm and Thursday 21 March from 4pm to 6pm, and Tettenhall Library on Monday 25 March from 2pm to 3.30pm. Members of the Carer Support Team will be in attendance at Penn Library and at the Central Library session on 19 March.

Finally, the library service will be holding surgeries to help people complete their Blue Badge applications at East Park Library on Tuesday 12 March from 9am to 12pm, Warstones Library on Wednesday 13 March from 10am to 4pm, Bilston Library on Wednesday 20 March from 10am to 4pm and Wednesfield Library on Wednesday 27 March from 10am to 4pm. These sessions are available by appointment only - please contact the library to book a slot.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Our libraries are about much more than books, and I am pleased that they are able to host a wide range of special activities during this month's City of Wolverhampton Residents Programme."

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For more details of the City of Wolverhampton Residents Programme, please visit the dedicated Live, Learn, Work website.