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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:

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:

22nd May and 12th June (more dates planned)
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...

Check with the library for the next Crime Café

Next 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

22nd May: Cyril Getliffe’s Majestic Retford Theatre
On Thursday, 22nd May, Retford Library will be presenting Cyril Getliffe’s Majestic Retford Theatre
a talk by Harry Foxley who will be describing how the theatre was created by Cyril Getliffe and became a cinema in 1911, through to its post-war demise and escape from demolition by the dedicated efforts of Retford volunteers.
Harry says “The name Cyril Getliffe seems now to be all but forgotten locally,
and yet he was virtually “Mr Entertainment” in the town for more than 30 years, owning four theatres among which, “The Majestic”, was a plush theatre in the tradition of Victorian and Edwardian entertainment,
in addition to being the largest at that time in the county”
Harry Foxley’s illustrated talk will begin at 19:00
Tickets are £1 which will include tea and coffee. There will also be a bar
Booking is essential
Please telephone Retford Library on (01777) 708 724 or email

Retford Library will be celebrating World Book Night
on Wednesday, 23rd April at 19:00

We invite you to join us in a look at literature and poetry from around the world by sharing
a favourite reading or poem with us.
If you have a favourite reading and would prefer a member of staff to read for
you, we should be very happy to do this for you.
Of course, if you would just like to come along and listen, that will be fine too.

Tickets are 50 pence (including tea and coffee). There will be a licensed bar on the evening too .
For more details, please ring us, email us or drop in to the library.

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
Library contact details:
Tel.: (01777) 708 724
E-mail:      Website:  Retford (Denman) Library