Events at Worksop Library

by | 2 December 2022 | Community Event, Heritage, Hobbies, Library, Worksop

Jazz Steps Live: The Wendy Kirkland Quartet

Tuesday 6th December, 7.30pm
Worksop Library sees the welcome return of terrific pianist and assured singer Wendy Kirkland with her mellow and stylish jazz. Her quartet’s repertoire of jazz standards and original tunes mix jazz styles – incorporating swing, Latin, funk and soul. Zestful and swinging, her vocals are a refreshing tribute to Jazz Divas such as Diana Krall and Nina Simone. Wendy’s quartet are regulars at internationally renowned Ronnie Scott’s Club, London.  Tickets can be purchased for £12.00 (advance booking highly advised).

Heritage Talk and Book Launch: Worksop Town FC – Beloved and Betrayed

Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm
Enjoy an evening of fascinating football and social history. In an illustrated presentation, local authors John Stocks and Dave Pickersgill will share milestones in the history of Worksop Town FC. This includes the FA Cup run of 1923 which culminated in matches against Spurs at White Hart Lane. A new, eagerly anticipated book called Beloved and Betrayed explores this remarkable chapter in the club’s history. Started by the late Lance Hardy in 2020 after years of research, and completed recently by John Stocks, with help and support from friends, the book will be on sale at the event. The doors will be open, and a licensed bar available, from 7.00pm. Tickets are £3.00 and advance booking is essential.

From Donovans to Tigers

Friday 2nd December to Sunday 15th January
Don’t miss From Donovans to Tigers: An exhibition of the history of Worksop Town – the world’s fourth oldest football club. Inspired by the late Lance Hardy, the exhibition has been put together by a group of fans and comprises artefacts and a series of engaging history boards. View it for free during library opening hours (no booking required – just drop by).

Film Screening: The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Saturday 10th December, 10.00am
This month’s supportive film screening. Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. Supportive film screenings are particularly suitable for those that are Neurodiverse, their carers, and families – but anyone is welcome. Please feel free to talk, sing and move during the film. Doors will open 20 minutes before the screening and there will be a 20-minute interval. Tickets are just £1.00 and can be purchased in advance from the library or online.

Children’s Illustrator Event: The Great Dog Bottom Swap with Mei Matsuoka

Saturday 17th December, 2.00pm
This is a creative and raucous event, featuring storytelling, a rare peek into the creation process and the chance to make your very own Sumo Dog. Now in its 10th year, The Great Dog Bottom Swap is a book that has brought laughter up and down the country and is a firm favourite of those with a cheeky and wicked sense of humour. Mei Matsuoka has written and illustrated many books such as Burger Boy, Footprints in the Snow and The Great Sheep Shenanigans. Her books are published worldwide. The event is suitable for children aged four to seven and tickets are £3.00 per child (accompanying adults are free). Advance booking is highly advised.

Booking for any of these events can be done at, at the library or by phoning 01623 677200.