Retford Library will be hosting events as part of and organised by North Notts Literary Festival (further information at www.nnlf.org.uk) on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September. Further details can be found on the festival webpages or on their Facebook page.
For Retford’s annual Heritage Day, on Saturday 14th September, there will be a talk at Retford Library on ‘The Chesterfield Canal: Past, Present and Future’. This illustrated presentation by local author and member of the Chesterfield Canal Trust, John Lower, will take place from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. The talk is free, but places are limited so booking is essential. Retford Library will be open as normal during the day and in the local studies room (upstairs), visitors will be able to explore newspaper cuttings, magazines and other historical resources relating to local industries.
MONTHLY TABLETOP GAMING DAY
Calling all gamers! Retford Library is inviting you to attend a new style of board gaming on Saturday 21st September, from 10.00am to 3.00pm. These games come from all over the world and have a different style and playability than the more traditional board. Don’t worry if you have never played a tabletop game before, staff are on hand to show you how to start. They also have games suitable for families and for adult gamers of all different ages and experience. Tabletop gaming is becoming one of the more popular styles of gaming all over the country, so if you want to play a game that’s a little different from your normal board gaming experience then please do join in. Free drop-in session.
NATIONAL POETRY DAY
On Thursday 3rd October, from 2.00pm to 4.30pm there will be a talk on Philip Larkin by Rob White. Rob has delighted audiences at Retford Library previously, with his talks on Philip Larkin and this time he will choose a final selection of Larkin poems to give further insight into his life and works. This will be followed by a poetry café on the NPD theme of Truth. Take along a poem to share, or simply enjoy listening. Tickets at £1.00 also include refreshments and booking is advised.
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Don’t forget that the Summer Reading Challenge will come to an end at Retford Library on Saturday 7th September. Don’t miss out on your stickers and rewards for reading six books over the summer holidays.