Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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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.

Clarborough (and North/South Wheatley and Clayworth) residents may also be interested in Nottinghamshire’s mobile library service timetable - known officially as ‘North, Route 4’. See a copy here...
For a wider selection of communities covered, search Notts. County Council’s dedicated website 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:

The Myth of Ada Lovelace
Thursday 17th September 2015 starting at 19:00
Considered to be the first “computer programmer”, Byron scholar, Ralph Lloyd-Jones gives
another insight into Lord Byron’s daughter and finds addiction, persecution and unfulfilled promise.
£1 including refreshments.     Booking essential

Summer Reading Challenge Awards’ Ceremony
Thursday 27th August starting at 14:00
Quiz, refreshments and announcement of our activity winners. Prizes awarded
Free entry

Rattle, Rhymn & Roll (for little ones!)
Every Wednesday from 10:00 - 10:20
Songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers.

Story Hullabaloo
very Friday from 10:00 to 10:20
Enjoy stories and songs together. For older, pre-school children.

Creative Writers’ Group
Thursdays - next meetings: 3rd & 17th September
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 :
17th September 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...

Work Club
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.
If you’ve never read any books set abroad then you can browse through our selection, and try something new.
We’ll be having another fun picture quiz to test your knowledge on crime fighters.
50 pence including refreshments. Booking not necessary. Everyone welcome.

Craft & Coffee Club on Wednesdays
Next meetings: 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

Grandpa’s Toy Box
Thursday 1st October 2015 from 19:00
A nostalgic look at bygone toys with David Dawson
£1 including refreshments.     Booking essential

Next Poetry Café - National Poetry Day
Thursday 8th October 2015; 10:00-15:30
Midland’s poet Bert Flitcroft will be performing his own poems at this full day of events
which include a morning workshop and Pass on a Poem.
Workshop £3  Afternoon events £3   Combined ticket £5    Booking advisable

Retford Library’s Family & Local History Group meets every
second and fourth Monday of each month
(next meetings on 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:      Website:  Retford (Denman) Library