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near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
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th April 2015
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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. All are free unless otherwise stated:

The Crimean War & Retford Volunteers
Thursday 21st May
Harry Foxley’s latest researches explore the first Crimean War
and the role of Retford volunteers
Tickets are £1.00 including refreshments. Booking is essential

Creative Writers’ Group
Thursdays - next meetings: 30th April and 14th & 28th May
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 09:30-12:30. Bring your questions or just drop-in to find out more:
Next dates are:
21st May 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 28th April 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 meeting: 6th & 20th May 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 is Monday 11th May
Pass on a Poem event. Bring along a poem about dreams to read out
or simply enjoy listening to those chosen by others.
As usual, the event will cost just 50 pence for refreshments and
if you can let us know that you will be coming in advance, that will help us with our planning.

Retford Library’s Family & Local History Group meets every
second and fourth Monday of each month
(next meetings on 11th May)
(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