What’s on at Retford Library

by | 7 May 2019 | Community Event, Library

What’s on at Retford Library in September:

  • “From a Countess with Red Hair to the Burrowing Duke — Some Owners of Welbeck Abbey” — An illustrated talk by Derek Adlam
    Saturday 9th September, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
    This is a free talk but booking is essential.
  • Celebrate National Poetry Day at Retford Library — The Poetry of Philip Larkin — A talk by Rob White
    Thursday 28th September, 2.00pm
    Rob will take us through a selection of Larkin’s poems giving a personal interpretation and an insight into the great poet. The talk will be followed by Pass-on-a-Poem — theme ‘Freedom’. Please submit a favourite poem by 10th September for inclusion in a booklet or simply come along to listen to others. Tickets cost £1.00, to include refreshments.
  • Pastels Workshop with Mick Thomas
    Two sessions — Wednesdays 13th and 27th September, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    This creative workshop is suitable for ages 16 and over. The cost is 50p for refreshments and booking is advised.
  • 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 Thursday 14th and 28th September 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 — The Craft and Coffee Club will meet on Wednesday 6th and 20th September 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 11th and 25th September 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 14th September. 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.
  • On-line 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 — Enjoy songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 10.20am. Have fun with your little ones and meet other parents.

Don’t forget that children need to complete the Summer Reading Challenge by Saturday 9th September to receive all their rewards for reading over the summer holiday.

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