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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 events listed here, or to book your place, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

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:

Retford Library has launched a Creative Writers’ Group
As a result of a very enjoyable and stimulating  workshop in March, Retford Library started a new
Creative Writers’ Group
which meets every two weeks on Thursdays from 14:00-16:00
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 23rd October
and is self-supporting, with the library arranging an occasional workshops.
The group meets in the Local Studies room and will be led by Kevin Murphy. If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic new group of writers, just come along. There is no need to book. Whether you have been writing
for a while or are in the early days of putting pen to paper, come along.
Kevin Murphy, the leader and the other members will make you very welcome.
For more information, contact the library (see below) or email Kevin on

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:
13th November and 11th December 2014
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...

Richard III’s story fascinates many people!
Retford Library is delighted to be able to welcome Richard Smith,
Chairperson of the Leicestershire Branch of the Richard III Society on Thursday, 23rd October at 19:00.

Richard’s illustrated talk entitled The King under the Car Park-Rediscovering  King Richard III will take us through the life of the king whose remains were found under a Leicester car park in 2012, the search which led to their discovery and finally their reinterment in March next year.

This will be an  opportunity to try to sort out fact from fiction about one of England’s most fascinating and controversial kings.

Tickets are Ł3, including refreshments. Please telephone or email us to reserve your place as booking is essential for this event. Please note that if you book by telephone or email, we would like you to pay for your place within 7 days.

Sue Allan’s talk on Thursday 13th November at 19:00 is cancelled!.

We have just been notified that Sue Allan is no longer able to give her talk The Pilgrim Fathers-Scrooby and Beyond€ť
 on 13th November.
We are sorry to disappoint you if you have booked a place. At the moment, Sue is not in a position to  reschedule the talk so if you have already paid, would you please collect a refund the next time you are in the library.

I am sure Sue will want to give her talk when she can, in which case if you have booked this time, we will contact you personally with the details.

Check with the library for the next Crime Café

Coffee-n-Crafts Club on Wednesdays at 13:30
Bring along your project, swap ideas, patterns and materials, to meet like-minded
people over a cuppa!  50p for refreshments. 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

Retford Library’s Family & Local History Group meets every
second and fourth Monday of each month
(except August and Bank Holidays) from 17:00-19:00
Click here for more...
Library contact details:
Tel.: (01777) 708 724
E-mail:      Website:  Retford (Denman) Library