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There’s lots of activities and fun available at your local libraries this Summer. Just visit your local branch from Saturday 14 July onwards in order to take part. It’s all free, you don’t even need identification to get a library card.

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What is Mischief Makers?

The 2018 Summer Reading Challenge celebrates 80 years of the publication of the Beano and so this year’s theme is aptly called Mischief Makers. The challenge is aimed at all children, but especially those in primary school, rewarding them for reading books over the summer holidays. The scheme includes:
  • A free foldout presentation pack upon joining. Includes a map of Beanotown.
  • Two collector’s cards and a fold-up game after reading two books (any two books: although we encourage them to be library books and not too easy or quick for your child to read: it is a challenge after all).
  • Two more collector’s cards and cardboard glasses to colour in, after reading two more books.
  • The two final collector’s cards and a wristband after reading the final two books.
  • Each “completer” will then be invited to a special award ceremony where they will receive their very own (gasp!) certificate and medal.
As it’s based on the Beano this year, the graphics are fantastic. There are lots of events planned too - all aimed at keeping your child reading over the vital Summer months. Please note: Our library events are very popular and so events get booked up very quickly. However, there are cancellations so do contact the individual library if you’re really keen on going to an event. And, of course, libraries are great places to go to over the Summer with your children no matter what.
 

Barnton

To book an activity at Barnton Library, please contact the library directly.

  • Monday 23 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischievous Movers’ Street Dance Workshop
    Learn some crazy moves with Cheshire Dance in this all action workshop. Please book as space is limited.
  • Thursday 26 July, 10.30am to 11.30am – Digital Storytelling with a mischievous twist
    Have fun and mischief at our digital storytelling workshop, where you’ll be using stop motion technology (and perhaps a bit of Lego) to create digital stories. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited – you can bring your own device.
  • Wednesday 1 August, 4pm to 5pm - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts 
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 9 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 15 August, 2.30pm to Zoe Saunders’ “How to Make a Wish” and illustration workshop 
    Zoe Saunders will be sharing her inspiration behind her book “How to Make a Wish” followed by a workshop on how to create wonderful illustrations of foxes. Please book a place as space is limited.  
  • Thursday 16 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 16 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Paper Art with Amy 
    Create amazing works of art out of paper, perhaps with a mischievous twist? Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 10am to 12pm - Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 31 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Radiatearts’ Comic Capers  
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Blacon Library

To book an activity at Blacon Library please contact the library directly.
  • Thursday 26 July, 10.30am to 11.30am - Radieatearts’ Comic Capers
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 27 July, 2.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Tuesday 31 July, 11.30am to 12.30pm - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts 
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 1 August, 10.30am – Mischievous Crafts
    Craft sessions for ages 5+. No need to book, just drop-in.
  • Friday 3 August, 2.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Monday 6 August, 10am to 11am - Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop one)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madagascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 8 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Micro:bit Mayhem
    Crazy coding workshop with BBC micro:bits. Suitable for ages 8+. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 9 August, 10.30am – Mischievous Crafts
    Craft sessions for ages 5+. No need to book, just drop-in.
  • Friday 10 August, 2.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Monday 13 August, 10am to 11am - Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop two)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madagascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 15 August, 10.30am – Mischievous Crafts
    Craft sessions for ages 5+. No need to book, just drop-in.
  • Friday 17 August, 2.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Monday 20 August, 10 to 11am - Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop three)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madagascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 21 August, 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Stop Motion Workshop
    Make a stop motion mini movie with a Mischief Makers theme. For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm - Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own  For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August, 2.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo!!! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 29 August, 10.30am – Mischievous Crafts
    Craft sessions for ages 5+. No need to book, just drop-in
  • Thursday 30 August, 3.30 to 4.30pm - Stop Motion Workshop
    Make a stop motion mini movie with a Mischief Makers theme. For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 31 August, 2.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.

Chester Library at Storyhouse

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Ellesmere Port Library

To book an activity at Ellesmere Port Library please contact the library directly.

  • Tuesday 24 July, 10.30am to 11.30am – Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 31 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Wednesday 1 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischief Maker crafts
    Drop-in craft session, for all ages.
  • Monday 6 August, 2pm to 2.30pm – Story time with Mama G
    Come and join Mama G for story time with a difference. Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of story-telling, Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Tuesday 7 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 7 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Wednesday 8 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischief Maker crafts
    Drop-in craft session, for all ages
  • Tuesday 14 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Wednesday 15 August, 10am to 10.45am – Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief
    Join storyteller John Kirk on a fun packed, fantastical adventure with some of your favourite Beano characters, as he retells Nigel Auchterlounie's "Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief".  This storytelling session is suitable for families with children aged 6+. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 15 August, 2pm to 3pm – 2.30 to 3.30pm – Mischief Maker crafts
    Drop-in craft session, for all ages.
  • Friday 17 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 21 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Wednesday 22 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Mischief Maker crafts
    Drop-in craft session, for all ages.
  • Friday 24 August, 2pm to 3.30pm - Pedal Players: Mischief through the Ages
    Performance brought you by The Paperwork Theatre. Travel back in time with the pedal players and find out all about mischievous people of the past. Interactive fun. For ages 4 -11 years.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Lego Club Mischief Makers
    Join us for fun Dennis the Menace themed Lego building, and help us create our very own Lego Beanotown! No need to book. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Wednesday 29 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischief Maker crafts
    Drop-in craft session, for all ages
  • Friday 31 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts 
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Frodsham Library

To book an activity at Frodsham Library please contact the library directly.
  • Wednesday 1 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm - Radieatearts’ Comic Capers
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited (20 Max)
  • Monday 13 Aug, 10.30am to 12.30pm - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 16 August, 10.30am to 12pm - Pedal Players: Mischief through the Ages
    Performance brought you by The Paperwork Theatre. Travel back in time with the pedal players and find out all about mischievous people of the past. Interactive fun. For ages 4 -11 years
  • Wednesday 22 August, 10.30 to 11.30am - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo!!! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 29 August, 11am to 12pm - Zoolab and the Motley Zoo
    ZooLab have a whole host of comic capers in store for you. Inspired by much-loved Beano comic characters, the ZooLab animals will be participating in all sorts of mischief, pranks, escapades and shenanigans. Make mischief with storytelling and animal handling. For ages 4 -11 years. Please book a place as space is limited

Great Boughton Library

To book at activity at Great Boughton Library please contact the library directly.

  • Thursday 2 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm – Victorian Animation with Weaver Hall MuseumFind out what mischief the Victorians got up to and have play with some of their toys. For ages 4 -11 years. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Wednesday 8 August, 2.30am to 3.30pm - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 10 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 21 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo!!! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Helsby Library

To book an activity at Helsby Library please contact the library directly.
  • Monday 30 July, 2.15 to 4.15pm - Victorian Animation with Weaver Hall MuseumFind out what mischief the Victorians got up to and have play with some of their toys. For ages 4 -11 years. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Wednesday 8 August, 10.30 to 11.30am - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm - Street Dance with Cheshire Dance
    Make some mischievous moves with Cheshire Dance. Please book a place as space is limited
  • Tuesday 21 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Radiatearts’ Comic Capers
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Hoole Library

To book an activity at Hoole Library please contact the library directly.

  • Tuesday 7 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm – Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 20 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Hope Farm Library

To book an activity at Hope Farm Library please contact the library directly.

  • Friday 27 July, 10.30am to 12.30pm - Victorian Animation with Weaver Hall Museum
    Find out what mischief the Victorians got up to and have play with some of their toys. For ages 4 -11 years. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Friday 10 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts 
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 13 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm – Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
Hope Farm Lego Club is on Mondays and Thursdays 2.30pm to 4pm and Saturdays 10.30am to 12pm – come and build your own Beanotown or make your own mischief maker characters.

Lache Library

To book an activity at Lache Library please contact the library directly. 
  • Thursday 26 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 6 August, 11.45am to 12.45pm - Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop one)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madagascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 13 August, 11.45am to 12.45pm - Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop two)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madagascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 20 August, 11.45am to 12.45pm - Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop three)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madagascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Radieatearts’ Comic Capers
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August, 11am to 12pm - Mischief Makers' Music Mayhem
    Make musical mischief at this electronic music workshop – and make a noise in libraries! For ages 8-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 31 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts 
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Little Sutton Library

To book an activity at Little Sutton Library please contact the library directly. 

  • Thursday 26 July, 10.30am to 11.30am – Digital Storytelling 
    Have fun and mischief at our digital storytelling workshop, where you’ll be using stop motion technology (and perhaps a bit of Lego) to create digital stories. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited (Max 12) - bring your own device.
  • Monday 6 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm – Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 1.30pm to 2.30pm – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 30 August, 11am to 12pm – Zoolab and the Motley Zoo    
    ZooLab have a whole host of comic capers in store for you. Inspired by much-loved Beano comic characters, the ZooLab animals will be participating in all sorts of mischief, pranks, escapades and shenanigans. Make mischief with storytelling and animal handling. For ages 4 -11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Malpas Library

To book an activity at Malpas Library please contact the library directly. 

  • Tuesday 31 July, 3pm to 5pm – Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm – Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Neston Library

To book an activity at Neston Library please contact the library directly.

  • Tuesday 7 August, 2.30am to 3.30am – Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 10 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 13 August, 10am to 11am – Rogan Mill’s Mischief Making Storytelling
    One hour interactive storytelling session based around theme of Mischief Makers. Stories adapted around The Beano as well as some new ones! For all ages. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 15 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief
    Join storyteller John Kirk on a fun packed, fantastical adventure with some of your favourite Beano characters, as he retells Nigel Auchterlounie's "Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief".  This storytelling session is suitable for families with children aged 6+. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm – Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited
  • Friday 31 August, 10am to 12pm – Mickey Toones' Crazy Caricatures
    Call in to Neston Library and finish the Summer Reading Challenge in style. Let caricaturist Mickey Toones make mischief with your face!! No need to book, just drop-in. Caricatures for Summer Reading Challenge completers only.

Northwich Library

To book an activity at Northwich Library please contact the library directly.

  • Saturday 21 July, 9.30am to 12.30pm – Spectacular Saturday Craft Shenanigans
    Crazy crafts linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Monday 23 July, 10.30am to 11.30am – Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 25 July, 2.30pm to 4pm – Make Mischief at Lego Club
    Join us for mischief making themed Lego building! No need to book, just drop in.
  • Saturday 28 July, 9.30am to 12.30pm – Spectacular Saturday Craft Shenanigans
    Crazy crafts linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Friday 3 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Saturday 4 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm – Spectacular Saturday Craft Shenanigans
    Crazy crafts linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Monday 6 August, 9.30am to 11am – Digital Storytelling with Mako Education
    Let your imaginations run wild at Mako Education’s digital storytelling session. You’ll be using Stop Motion technology to create crazy capers for your own mischief maker characters. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 9 August, 10am to 12pm – Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Saturday 11 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm – Spectacular Saturday Craft Shenanigans
    Crazy crafts linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Monday 13 August, 2pm to 3pm – Rogan Mill’s Mischief Making Storytelling
    One hour interactive storytelling session based around theme of Mischief Makers. Stories adapted around The Beano as well as some new ones! For all ages. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 16 August, 10am to 12pm – Paper Art with Amy 
    Create amazing works of art out of paper, perhaps with a mischievous twist? Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 16 August 2pm to 3pm - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Saturday 18 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm – Spectacular Saturday Craft Shenanigans
    Crazy crafts linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Wednesday 22 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Zoe Saunders’ “How to Make a Wish” and workshop on drawing foxes
    Zoe Saunders will be sharing her inspiration behind her book “How to Make a Wish” followed by a workshop on how to create wonderful illustrations of foxes. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August 10am to 11.30am - Pedal Players: Mischief through the Ages
    Performance brought you by The Paperwork Theatre. Travel back in time with the pedal players and find out all about mischievous people of the past. Interactive fun. For ages 4 -11 years.
  • Saturday 25 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm – Spectacular Saturday Craft Shenanigans
    Crazy crafts linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Zoolab and the Motley Zoo
    ZooLab have a whole host of comic capers in store for you. Inspired by much-loved Beano comic characters, the ZooLab animals will be participating in all sorts of mischief, pranks, escapades and shenanigans. Make mischief with storytelling and animal handling. For ages 4 -11 years. Please book a place as space is limited
  • Thursday 30 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 31 August, 2pm to 4pm – Mickey Toones' Crazy Caricatures
    Call in to Northwich Library and finish the Summer Reading Challenge in style. Let caricaturist Mickey Toones make mischief with your face!! No need to book, just drop-in. Caricatures for Summer Reading Challenge completers only.

Sandiway Library

To book an activity at Sandiway Library please contact the library directly.

  • Monday 23 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited. 
  • Thursday 9 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Radiatearts’ Comic Capers  
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 13 August, 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Rogan Mill’s Mischief Making Storytelling
    One hour interactive storytelling session based around theme of Mischief Makers. Stories adapted around The Beano as well as some new ones! For all ages. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 10am to 12pm – Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 21 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 30 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm - Radiatearts' Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation - the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Tarvin Library

To book an activity at Tarvin Library please contact the library directly. 

  • Tuesday 31 July, 12.30pm to 2.30pm - Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11years. Please book a place as space is limited
  • Tuesday 21 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Digital Storytelling with a twist  
    Have fun and mischief at our digital storytelling workshop, where you’ll be using different technologies to create digital stories. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 2pm to 3pm – Mischief Makers’ Music Mayhem
    Make musical mischief at this electronic music workshop – and make a noise in libraries! For ages 8-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Tattenhall Library

To book an activity at Tattenhall Library please contact the library directly.
  • Monday 20 August, 11am to 12pm - Mischief Makers' Music Mayhem
    Make musical mischief at this electronic music workshop - and make a noise in libraries! For ages 8-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 28 August, 3pm - 5pm - Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure oit how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7 - 11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Upton Library

To book an activity at Upton Library please contact the library directly.
  • Tuesday 31 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 1 August, 11am to 12pm - Beano Illustration Workshop (Comic Illustration)
    Create your own comic book character with local artist Mark Lloyd. Ages 8+ years. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
  • Friday 10 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 15 August, 11.30am to 12.15pm – Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief
    Join storyteller John Kirk on a fun packed, fantastical adventure with some of your favourite Beano characters, as he retells Nigel Auchterlounie's "Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief".  This storytelling session is suitable for families with children aged 6+. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 20 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August 11am to 12pm - Marvellously Mischievous Puppet Making (Craft Session)
    Join staff at Upton Library and create your own Marvellous and creative puppet. Ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
  • Wednesday 29 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Radieatearts’ Comic Capers
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Weaverham Library

To book an activity at Weaverham Library please contact the library directly.
  • Tuesday 24 July, 2.15pm to 4.15pm - Victorian Animation with Weaver Hall MuseumFind out what mischief the Victorians got up to and have play with some of their toys. For ages 4 -11 years. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Wednesday 1 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 6 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Radiatearts’ Comic Capers
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 8 August, 2pm to 4pm - Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Digital Storytelling
    Have fun and mischief at our digital storytelling workshop, where you’ll be using stop motion technology (and perhaps a bit of Lego) to create digital stories. For ages 6 - 12years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 17 August, 10.30am to 11.30am - Claire Capper and Arnie the Armadillo
    Arnie’s been a mischievous armadillo. Come and find out what he’s been up to with children’s author Claire Capper. Crafts to follow. For younger children. Booking not required. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August, 2.30pm - Dennis the Menace craft session
    For all ages. Please book as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 29 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 31 August, 10.30am to 12.30am - Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

Wharton Library

To book an activity at Wharton Library please contact the library directly. 
  • Friday 27 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts 
    Workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world  of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 7 August, 10.30am - Claire Capper and Arnie the Armadillo
    Arnie’s been a mischievous armadillo. Come and find out what he’s been up to with children’s author Claire Capper. Crafts to follow. For younger children. Booking not required.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 12pm to 1pm – Chester Zoo and Mischievous Madagascar
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madgascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 30 August, 10am to 12pm - Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 31 August, 12pm to 2pm – Crazy Faces
    Face painting for those who have completed the challenge. Drop-in, no need to book. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Winsford Library

To book an activity at Winsford Library please contact the library directly.
  • Tuesday 24 July, 10.30am to 12.30pm – Victorian Animation with Weaver Hall MuseumFind out what mischief the Victorians got up to and have play with some of their toys. For ages 4 -11 years. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Friday 27 July, 10.30am to 11.30am – Mischief Mayhem with Noodle Performance Arts
    Drama workshop based around the Beano comics. Delve into the world of Mischief Makers and see where your imagination will take you. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 30 July, 11.30am to 12.30pm – Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop one)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madgascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 2 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Zoe Saunders’ “How to Make a Wish” and workshop on drawing foxes
    Zoe Saunders will be sharing her inspiration behind her book “How to Make a Wish” followed by a workshop on how to create wonderful illustrations of foxes. Please book a place as space is limited.  
  • Monday 6 August, 12pm to 1.30pm – Digital Storytelling with Mako Education
    Let your imaginations run wild at Mako Education’s digital storytelling session. You’ll be using Stop Motion technology to create crazy capers for your own mischief maker characters. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 9 August, 10.30am – Claire Capper and Arnie the Armadillo
    Arnie’s been a mischievous armadillo. Come and find out what he’s been up to with children’s author Claire Capper. Crafts to follow. For younger children. Booking not required. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Tuesday 14 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop two)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madgascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 16 August, 2.30pm to 4pm – Pedal Players: Mischief through the Ages 
    Performance brought to you by The Paperwork Theatre. Travel back in time with the pedal players and find out all about mischievous people of the past. Interactive fun. For ages 4 -11 years.
  • Tuesday 21 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Radiatearts’ Comic Capers 
    Design your own Mischief Maker character and create your own Comic Book Cover, using Beano Comics as inspiration. For ages 4-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 23 August, 2pm to 4pm – Fraud Scene Investigation (Money Mischief)
    Somebody has had their identity stolen and a £25,000 loan taken out in their name. Can you be one of a team of intrepid investigators and figure out how this money mischief occurred? For ages 7-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 24 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Molecular Marty’s Marvellous Mischief (Fun Science)
    Wacky science fun with Molecular Marty. Simple and fun experiments including slime, fake blood and guts, horrible smells and edible poo. For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Wednesday 29 August, 10.30am to 11.30am – Radiatearts’ Mischief in Motion
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own comic book storyboard and then bring it to life with digital animation – the more mischievous the better! For ages 6-12 years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Thursday 30 August, 11.30am to 12.30pm – Mischievous Madagascar (Workshop three)
    Join Chester Zoo Rangers as they explore the island of Madgascar. Find out all about the animals (some mischievous) that live there. For ages 4-11 years. Please book a place as space is limited.

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