Confessions of an Indie Writer
Thursday 7th April, 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Local authors Graeme Cummings and Barry Upton share their experiences of writing and publishing in their own informative and extremely entertaining way. Tickets £2.50 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. Booking essential.

Hardy in Love
Thursday 21st April, 7.00pm
Thomas Hardy enthusiast, Rob White, has delivered several talks on Hardy for Retford Library over the years, each considering a different aspect of the great man and his works. This time, Rob will read and discuss the poems Hardy wrote about the women who mattered most to him. Tickets £2.50 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. Booking essential.

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.

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 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.

Easter Holiday 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.

The Crime Café
Due to return to Retford Library. Please ask at the library for further details.

An Exhibition of Framed Poetic Art in Retford Library’s Gallery
Until 28th April
A unique poetic art collection from well-known Nottinghamshire poet Clive Brookes. The poetry covers philosophy, war, love, humour and legend with many calligraphy illustrations by Andrew Stewart Jamieson, world-renowned Heraldic artist and former Royal Scribe to the Queen.

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