What’s on at Retford Library

by | 1 October 2018 | Community Event, Hobbies, Library

Special events at Retford Library this month include:

Monthly Table Top Gaming Day
Saturday 20th October, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Tickets cost £2.00 per person, £3.00 for two people or £4.00 for a family of four.

Retford Library’s Poetry Café celebrates National Poetry Day 2018 with two special events
Monday 1st October, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Share a poem on the National Poetry Day theme of Change or simply enjoy listening to others at the informal Poetry Café! Booking is advised. Tickets cost £1.00, to include refreshments.

Hardy’s Jude and Larkin’s Jill — A comparison by Rob White
Thursday 4th October, 7.00pm
Rob previously gave a well-received talk comparing Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles, with DH Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gipsy as stories about two young women stepping out into the world. Now he looks at Jude the Obscure and Larkin’s early novel, Jill, as examples of two young men’s experiences of Oxford. Tickets cost £2.00, to include a glass of wine. Booking is essential.

A Series of Crime Author Visits

  • Wednesday 3rd October, 2.00pm — Darren Young — author of Child Taken
  • Wednesday 10th October, 2.00pm Sarah Ward — author of four crime novels: In Bitter Chill, A Deadly Thaw, A Patient Fury and The Shrouded Path set in the Derbyshire Peak District.
  • Wednesday 24th October, 2.00pm — Jonathan Nicholas — author of Hospital Beat. Jonathan will talk about his books as well as his 30 years as a serving police officer in Nottingham.

Tickets cost £1.00, to include refreshments and booking is advised.

World War I Exhibition
1st to 30th November
In the Library Gallery

The Big Draw 2018: Play! Family Arts Workshop
Wednesday 31st October, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
What would happen if the circus visited the library? Come along and join in this year’s Big Draw fun whatever your age, no drawing ability required! With a sense of playfulness and the magical, this creative, hands-on family workshop will be inspired by the question: what would happen if the circus visited the library? Create expressive and joyous figures, artworks and armatures and experiment with lights and shadow play to bring your creations to life. this event is suitable for children aged five and over and their families. It is free, but booking is essential. Book online at www.inspireculture.org.uk.

  • Writers’ Group
    Thursday 11th and 25th October, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Come along, listen and share. For further information you can contact Kevin on 07903 654499 and kpm2@talktalk.net.
  • Craft and Coffee Club
    Wednesday 3rd, 17th and 31st October, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
    Bring along your project, swap ideas, patterns and materials over a coffee — 50p for refreshments.
  • Family History Group
    Monday 8th and 22nd October, 5.00pm to 7.00pm
    Library facilities, including the local studies rooms and free computer access to the Ancestry website are also available.
  • Local and Family History Drop-In Surgery
    Thursday 25th October, 9.30am to 1.00pm
    Need advice about family or local history? A local studies librarian will be on hand.
  • Rattle, Rhyme and Roll
    Every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 10.20am
    Songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers.

For further information about any of these events please contact Retford Library on 01777 708724 or retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk.