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 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:
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: 28th May, 11th & 25th June
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.
Bees and Beekeeping
Wednesday 17th June from 13:30
Retford Library is hosting a talk on Bees and Beekeeping. The talk, along with demonstrations and honey tasting is being given by local Beekeeper Penny Forsyth. Penny will cover subjects such as the origins and history of the honey bee, honey and hive products and the importance of honey bees and the threats they face. She will also bring along samples of her locally produced honey.
Tickets are 50p and will include refreshments. We do advise you to book your place early.
Local/Family History drop-in sessions with Helen Fox (Nottinghamshire Team Librarian, Local Studies) each month on Thursday mornings from 09:30-12:30. Bring your questions or just drop-in to find out more:
Next date : 25th June 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 30th June from 13:30-15:00.
to discuss female crime fighters and historical crime. There will also be a fun quiz.
50 pence for refreshments. (For ages 18+)
Craft & Coffee Club on Wednesdays
Next meetings: 3rd & 17th June 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 8th & 22nd June)
(except August and Bank Holidays) from 17:00-19:00
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Library contact details:
Tel.: (01777) 708 724
E-mail: email@example.com Website: Retford (Denman) Library