What’s on at Retford Library

by | 2 November 2018 | Children's Group, Heritage, Hobbies, Library

‘For Bravery in the Field’– A WWI talk by local author and historian Harry Foxley
Thursday 8th November, 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Harry Foxley will share information from his latest book, ‘For Bravery in the Field’. Describing some of the action and circumstance which characterised trench warfare along the Western Front from 1914 to 1918, he will reveal stories of gallantry resulting in medals recognizing heroism above and beyond the call of duty. Such medals were awarded to one hundred of the Retford town and local area men serving with the Royal Navy and British Army. Booking is essential. Tickets cost £1.00 to include refreshments.

Exhibition: ‘1918: Retford At War’
Throughout November 2018
This display marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and remembers the contribution of servicemen from Retford and surrounding areas. It includes information and photographs from the library’s local studies collection, and from local researchers. Come along to learn more about local men who lost their lives in 1918 battles, and men honoured for bravery. The exhibition is free and can be viewed in the library’s gallery during library opening hours.

Tabletop Gaming Day
Further details are available from the library.

Writers’ Group
Thursday 8th and 22nd November, 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 14th and 28th November, 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
Monday 12th and 26th November, 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 15th November, 10.00am 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, 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.