The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

In Retford Library’s Gallery, on display now until 30th June
A special exhibition to commemorate the Coronation and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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.

Brilliant Brass and Fantastic Fanfares!

Saturday 18th June, 1.00pm
Brass through the ages – a fun family concert for ages five to 11. The cost is library members £3.00, non-members £6.00.

Story Explorers – Fantastical Forests

Tuesday 21st June, 10.30am
A magical story-telling journey in association with Nottingham Playhouse. £2.00 per child.

Make Music Day UK

Tuesday 21st June
Retford Library is pleased to be participating in this wonderful day of music and entertainment. Go along to the library and see a variety of performances throughout the day.

Crime Café

Thursday 30th June, 10.00am to 11.30am
An informal reading café for fans of thrillers and crime novels. Ask at the library for details of this month’s theme. £1.00 including refreshments.

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

Thursday 16th and 30th June, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Bring along your own craft project to work on and have a chat with others over coffee and biscuits. £1.00 including refreshments.

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

Activities with a jubilee theme. Just drop in to take part.

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