In the heart of Retford, on Churchgate, facing the church of St.Swithun’s, Retford’s Denman Library is housed in a fascinating old building.
For more details of the regular events listed here, or to book your place, see contact details at the bottom of the page.
For some forthcoming one-off summer events - click here...
As well as all of the facilities you would expect from one of Nottinghamshire’s Libraries, the ever-helpful staff have a wide range of activity sessions to tempt you. All are free unless otherwise stated:
Summer Reading Challenge Awards’ Ceremony
Thursday 27th August starting at 14:00
Quiz, refreshments and announcement of our activity winners. Prizes awarded
Rattle, Rhymn & Roll (for little ones!)
Every Wednesday from 10:00 - 10:20
Songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers.
Every Friday from 10:00 to 10:20
Enjoy stories and songs together. For older, pre-school children.
Creative Writers’ Group
Thursdays - next meetings: 6th & 20th August
For inspiring writers hoping to improve, it provides a great opportunity for sharing ideas and materials. There are regular Trigger inputs to stimulate the imagination and creative writing skills and whilst members discuss each other’s work they offer only constructive criticism.
If you would like to join this self-supporting group, please give us a ring.
Local/Family History drop-in sessions with Helen Fox (Nottinghamshire Team Librarian, Local Studies) each month on Thursday mornings from 09:30-13:00. Bring your questions or just drop-in to find out more:
Next dates : 20th August 2015.
You will usually find Greg Herdman in attendance too - he’s the chap who ‘fronts’ the library’s Family & Local History Group twice monthly. Find out more about that group here...
Every Friday 10:00-12:00
Help and support with CVs, job applications and interviews.
Informal, drop-in club
Next Crime Café
Tuesday 25th August 14:00-15:30
If you enjoy reading and discussing crime novels, then come along to The Crime Café . This month’s theme is
Crime in a Warm Climate. 50 pence including refreshments. Booking not necessary. Everyone welcome.
Craft & Coffee Club on Wednesdays
Next meeting: 29th July, and 9th & 23rd September 13:30-15:00
Bring along your project, swap ideas, patterns and materials, to meet like-minded
people over a cuppa! If you would like to know more please get in touch
It's just 50p for refreshments, give us a call to book your place
Next Poetry Café - watch this space!
Retford Library’s Family & Local History Group meets every
second and fourth Monday of each month
(next meetings on 27th July and then 14th & 28th September)
(except August and Bank Holidays) from 17:00-19:00
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Library contact details:
Tel.: (01777) 708 724
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Retford (Denman) Library