What’s on at Retford Library

by | 1 October 2019 | Community Event, Library

What’s on at Retford Library in July:

Poetry for a Summer’s Evening — celebrating 50 years of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper, with poetry from or about the late sixties
Thursday 27th July, 6.30pm.
Join us for a relaxing evening of poetry. If you wish to share a favourite poem from or about the late sixties, please let us have the title by 21st July for inclusion in a booklet. You are welcome of course just to come along and listen. Tickets cost £2, to include a summer cocktail and nibbles. Booking is advisable.

Launch of the Summer Reading Challenge
Saturday 15th July
Bring your children from this date to sign up for this year’s exciting Animal Agent challenge and keep them reading over the summer holidays. Look out for our activities too; every Tuesday morning in August we will have a Kids’ Craft Club from 11.00am to 12.30pm with a different theme each week.

Home Library Service
Retford Library has a team of Royal Voluntary Service volunteers who deliver a selection of library books to those who are housebound and cannot access the library. If you know someone who would benefit from this service, please let a member of the library staff know.

Writers’ Group
The Writers’ Group will meet on Thursdays 6th and 20th July from 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
Passionate about crafts? Why not join the Craft and Coffee Club on Wednesdays 12th and 26th July from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Bring along your project, swap ideas, patterns and materials over a coffee — the cost is 50p for refreshments.

Family History Group
The self-supporting Family History Group will meet on Mondays 10th and 24th July from 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
Need advice about family or local history? A local studies librarian will be on hand from 9.30am to 1.00pm on Thursday 13th July. This drop-in session is free and no booking is required.

Free IT Sessions
We can help with basic computer skills on PCs, laptops and tablets. Up to three free IT sessions are offered. We also can offer a session on Ancestry and the British Newspaper Archive.

Online resources
Inspire subscribe to many fascinating and useful online resources, all accessible for free from Library PCs and some from home. These include Ancestry and the British Newspaper Archive.

Help with Homework
Young people can use PCs and the internet for free along with some free printing for homework purposes. There are many online resources available including free access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as helpful staff!

Rattle, Rhyme and Roll
Every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 10.20am, enjoy songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers. Have fun with your little ones and meet other parents.

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