The library

CORONAVIRUS   Sapcote Community Managed Library is CLOSED until further notice.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.  

The library

  CORONAVIRUS   Sapcote Community Managed Library is CLOSED until further notice.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.     

Love Blaby Lottery is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in Blaby District. Tickets are only £1 per week! With 60% going to local good causes and prizes up to £25,000! Our dedicated page means when you buy a ticket, the donation comes to your library! 

Museum Display Roman Objects Found at Sapcote Villa 

1. Tesserae made of tile and stone used to make decorative floors. 
2. Grey ware pottery sherd with zig-zag decoration. This type of pottery was for everyday use and storage and produced everywhere. 
3. Sherds of colour-coat pottery which was a fine table ware, often used to make drinking cups and made in the Nene Valley. 
4. Sherd from a huge amphora used to import wine or olive oil. 
5. Wall plaster with traces of painted decoration showing that this was once a building of fairly high status. 
6. Restored mortarium and additional painted mortarium rim sherd used for grinding and pulping food like a modern-day mortar and pestle. 
7. Sherds from the base of a Samian ware bowl stamped with the potter’s name of ‘CINTUSMUS’. This type of pottery was used as a fine dining ware and imported from the continent. It often featured moulded decoration showing figures, animals, leaves and flowers. There is an animal on the small sherd here. 
8. Handle from a white ware vessel, possibly a large flagon. 
9. Gaming counters made from stone and Samian ware pottery. Board games and associated gambling were popular in Roman times. 
10. Oyster shells. For most of history oysters were not a luxury food but eaten as an everyday food. 
11. Fragment of roof tile. 
12. Stone spindle whorl from the end of a spindle which helps it to spin wool into thread. 
13. Unusual lug or handle from a vessel. 
14. Fragment of tile with a dog’s paw print. The dog must have walked across the tile while it was drying prior to firing. 

Wednesday Lunchtime Talks 

12.30pm – 1.30pm 
Listen to entertaining and informative talks 
And enjoy delicious scones, tea & coffee 
ONLY £4.50 
 
Wednesday, 20 May 
Marianne Whiting 
‘Shield Maidens in Myth and Reality’ 
 
Wednesday, 2 September 
Brian Negus 
‘Technology that sees when you can’t - 
Changing lives of people with sight loss’ 
 
Wednesday, 25 November 
Mike Lee 
‘Around Britain in 60 minutes’ 
 
To reserve a place 
Email: admin@sapcotecommunitylibrary.org.uk 
or pay on the door 
Storytime

Sapcote Stories and Rhymes 

For the under 5's 
Sapcote Community Library, Church Street 
Every Tuesday 
(Term-time only) 
10:30am - 11am 
Come with your children and share Stories, Songs and Rhymes FREE! 
Donations towards overheads will be appreciated. 

New Activities 

If you want to get involved in running or belonging to a group, such as Painting or Photography or Meditation and Health, please contact us. Or how about setting up and running a Quiz during the day or evening, or a Mixed Craft Class? We'd love to have you! 

Tea and coffee mornings 

Start the week on a high note. Drop in any Monday morning for tea, coffee, cake and biscuits between 09:30 – 12:00. Meet your friends and make new ones! 
 
Why not pop in for a chat or a quiet read? 

KNITTING GROUP Monday 1:30pm -3 pm 

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE 
 
Come and make new friends and learn to knit 
For further information contact 
Ann Taylor - Tel.: 01455 273091 
CHANGE OF LIBRARY HOURS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
 
WE ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
 
Don't be concerned about fines at the moment, we understand that some people will be unable to renew online.  
 
As I say don't be concerned about fines think more about your health and welfare. 
 
 
We apologise for these changes but I am sure you will appreciate we need to consider the wellbeing of both our volunteers and customers. 
 
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT OUR OPENING HOURS WILL BE ONCE WE REOPEN 

Book sales 

You'll find an exciting new section in the Library where you can now browse and buy a wide range of hardbacks and paperbacks donated by villagers. If you have any unwanted books at home, bring them along - it's all in a good cause! 
Books for sale
Sapcote Community Library

Visit the library 

The library is located in the centre of the village near the Church. 
Sapcote Community Library, 
Church Street, 
Sapcote, 
Leicestershire 
LE9 4FG 
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