Poetry Café

Monday 6th February, 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Join staff for a relaxing afternoon of poetry. Bring along a poem on the theme of ‘Love and Kindness’ and a favourite of your choice to share, or just listen to others. Booking advisable. Tickets £1.00, to include refreshments.

Fractal Fun

Thursday 16th February, 10.00am to 11.00am

Part of Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity. For children aged five to 11 and their families.

Nikki Charlesworth presents: What Happened to You?

Friday 17th February, 3.30pm

Little Red, Noodles and Bo. Three raggedy puppets are trying to enjoy their day… but there are so many busy bodies getting in their way! A semi-autobiographical puppetry show by artist Nikki Charlesworth, who throws away the rulebook with these award-winning puppets that reflect her own physicality and move as she moves. For children aged seven and over and their families. Booking advised. Library members £3.00, non-members £6.00.

Catching a Killer with Stuart Gibson

Thursday 9th March, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Join Stuart Gibbon, co-author of the Straightforward Crime Reference Series, as he discusses his latest book, Catching a Killer – a fascinating insight into murder investigation. The talk will include reference to true crime case studies and how criminal investigations, particularly murder, have evolved throughout the years. Tickets £2.00; booking is essential.

Little Creatives

Mondays 13th and 20th February

Calling all tiny artists! Join these creative art sessions specifically designed by artists for you. Designed with funding from Arts Council England, ‘Little Creatives’ family arts workshops have been developed especially for children aged two to five and their families. Booking is essential.
To book for any of these events visit www.inspireculture.org.uk or phone 01623 677200.

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

Thursday 9th and 23rd February, 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Fortnightly sessions. Bring along your own craft project to work on and have a chat with others over coffee and biscuits. £1.00 to include refreshments.

Retford Library Writers’ Group

Thursday 2nd and 16th February, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Fortnightly sessions. 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.

Board games

Retford Library has a selection of new and exciting board games for a range of ages to enjoy throughout the library. Come along and try something new!

Finally, visit the Library throughout February to see an exciting exhibition from local photographer Huw ap Conwy Evans.

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