Carmarthenshire libraries celebrate Doctor Who Day

269 days ago

Looking for fun and free activities this half term? Our Libraries in Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli are battling it out to see which library can knit the longest scarf as part of their celebrations for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary – and they need your help!

The Sit and Knit challenge is open to anyone to call in and add to the length of the Doctor Who scarf at one of the three regional libraries. The challenge is running until 23 November, when the scarves will be displayed in the libraries.

There will also be plenty of other celebrations planned in the three regional libraries to mark the 60th anniversary on November 23. Each library will have a Doctor Who display as well as Mini Maker sessions, held on Saturday mornings, where children can make a Dalek or Tardis out of cardboard to be placed on display at the libraries. Children will also be able to make their own badges and enjoy fun greenscreen sessions.

The new CLIP centre in Carmarthen Library, which allows residents and visitors to explore online visual archives from the BBC, S4C and ITV, will be looking back over years of Doctor Who programmes.

Cllr. Hazel Evans, Cabinet Member for Regeneration Leisure Culture and Tourism said: 

“If you’re a Doctor Who fan or have no idea ‘Who’ the Daleks are, there is plenty going on for everyone at our Libraries in Ammanford, Llanelli and Carmarthen over the next month, so come along to see for yourselves. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the colourful scarves on display there.”

Here is a full schedule of activities for each library:


Ammanford Library, 3 Wind Street, Ammanford:

  • October 28 – Maker/Minimakers at 10am
  • November 04 – Maker/Minimakers at 10am-12pm (ages 5+)       
  • November 11 – Minimakers at 10am (ages 5+)   
  • November 18 -  Maker/Minimakers at 10am (ages 5+)    
  • November 23 - Doctor Who: LED cards at 11am - 12pm (ages 8+)             
  • November 23 - Doctor Who: Greenscreen at 2pm - 3pm (ages 9+)             


Carmarthen Library, St Peter’s Street, Carmarthen:                                                                 

  • October 28 - Maker/MiniMakers: Build a Dalek at 10am -12pm (ages 5+)            
  • November 11 - Maker/MiniMakers: Build a Dalek at 10am -12pm (ages 5+)            
  • November 16 - Doctor Who: 3D Printing (Personalised Keyrings & Moulding for Chocolate) 3.30pm – 4.45pm (ages 9+)      
  • November 22 - Looking Back on “Doctor Who”- CLIP Corner session at 2pm - 4pm (ages 16+)
  • November 23 – Makerspace: Doctor Who Day: (Tardis MakeDo Craft) at 3.30pm – 4.45pm (ages 5+)                                   

Llanelli Library, Vaughan Street, Llanelli:                                                                      

  • November 23 - Doctor Who: Green Screen at 3pm - 5pm (ages 7+)             
  • November 24 - Doctor Who: Chocolate Moulding at 2pm - 5pm (ages 9+)            
  • November 25 – Makerspace: Doctor Who: Badge Making at 2pm - 5pm (ages 8+)