Retford Library’s Poetry Café

Monday 9th May, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Share a poem or two or simply enjoy listening to others at the informal Poetry Café. May’s theme is Travel. Booking advised. Tickets £1.00 to include refreshments.

The Heritage Café

Thursday 26th May, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Coming along and join in a chat exploring memories of Retford and Royal events from the 1950s to present day. Book your place at the library.

Meet and greet with Milly Johnson

Thursday 9th June, 2.00pm
Join Retford Library for an afternoon with best-selling and award-winning author Milly Johnson. Born, raised and still living in Barnsley, Milly Johnson writes about love, life, friendships and the importance of community spirit. Her books champion women, their strength and resilience and celebrate her beloved Yorkshire. This is certain to be a very entertaining afternoon; book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost £3.00 and can be booked at or by calling 01623 677200.

Retford Library Writers’ Group

Alternate Thursdays, 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
Come along, listen and share. An informal friendly group with members at different stages of the writing process, including beginners.

Rattle Rhyme and Roll

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.00am to 10.20am
Stories and rhymes for the under-fives in the lovely Children’s library. Just turn up and join in the fun.

Gaming Saturdays

A selection of new and exciting games for a range of ages will be tabled for you to enjoy throughout the library. A different selection every week. Come along and try something new.

Half term activities for children

Please ask at the library for more details. The library is also asking for children’s help in making bunting to be used to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

For further information about any of these events and to book tickets, please phone 01777 708724, email or visit the library’s Facebook page.