“Kidz” Film Fun 10.30am-1.00pm at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall

Film, Crafts, Games, Art and more! with Southwold Library for Children and their Families

Saturday 3rd March Finding Dory 2016, U, 98min. 
Craft your own glass jar fish bowl, make a paper plate Nemo or Hank the Octopus, create some aquarium themed art and try a cheesy fish.

Activities start at 10.30am Ticket Prices Under 16s £ 3.00 (Two carers free)  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   Unaccompanied and Additional Adults £ 3.00 Refreshments available.


Suffolk Libraries Presents: Showboat.

Amazing recording of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed production

Saturday 3rd March 2.30pm & 7.30pm Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.  Tickets £10 (£8 for 12s and under)

Suffolk Libraries Presents are amazing performances and cultural events recorded live and screened using top quality projection equipment.

Once an exciting and essential part of American entertainment, the river boats of the Mississippi are now a fleeting memory of times past. Show Boat gives us a vivid glimpse into the world of these floating theatres, showing the myriad stories and lives that surrounded and depended on each one. Beginning in 1887, we see three generations performers and workers as they navigate the epic tale of enduring love and racial tolerance.

Tickets available from Southwold Library & Southwold Arts Centre


Railways on Film

Friday 9th March 11am & 2.00pm
With Optional Fish & Chip Lunch 12.45pm
A collection of archive films produced by Creative Arts East as part of the BFI’s Britain on Film project from the UK’s film and TV archives.

Your chance to travel back to a time when travelling by rail was comfortable, punctual and maybe even glamorous! A major new collection of rare archive films sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised, charting the history of the UK's railways and bringing home the romance and heady freedoms offered by train travel as it expanded across the country in the early 20th century.
Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.
Tickets: £7.50 for films or £15 for films & fish (lunch must be booked in advance).  Available from Southwold Arts Centre & Southwold Library


Suffolk Libraries Presents: La  Traviata

Amazing recording of Sofia  Coppola’s  production of La  Traviata

Thursday 15th March 2.30pm & 7.30pm Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.  Tickets £10 (£8 for 12s and under)

Suffolk Libraries Presents are amazing performances and cultural events recorded live and screened using top quality projection equipment.

Violeta  Valéry  is  a  well-known  courtesan  in  Paris  whose  life  appears  to  be  glamorous..  However,  she’s  suffering  from  a  serious  illness  and  living  on  the  money  given  to  her  by  her  male  patrons.  But,  when  she  meets  Alfredo  Germont,,  a  young  man  from  a  good  family,,  they  fall  in  love  and  move  to  the  country.  However,  Alfredo’s  father  disapproves  of  their  relationship  and  persuades  Violeta  to  return  to  Paris..  Alfredo  is  left  feeling  betrayed  and  heartbroken,,  but  when  he  finally  learns  the  truth,,  he  returns  to  Violeta,,  and  they vow  to  be  together  forever,  but  she  soon  collapses  and  breathes  her  last.

Tickets available from Southwold Library & Southwold Arts Centre


FoSL Big Book Sale

Saturday 17th March 10.00am – 3.00pm
Massive Selection of Donated Fiction, Non Fiction & Children’s Books
Scout Hall, Mights Road 
Fill a bag for £3


Meet Local Author Gavin Milnthorpe

Monday 26th March 2.00pm
Gavin Milnthorpe is a commercial lawyer  by day and a writer of fictional nonsense by night.  His debut book “Stanley Young is Planning a Murder”, a darkly humorous book was published in 2013 and he has now published his second book “Second Hand Scott” - Scott Logan, AKA Second Hand Scott, specialises in picking up girls who have just been dumped, jilted or otherwise broken-hearted. But he isn’t your stereotypical romantic cad and bounder. No; he actually thinks he’s being helpful. But one day, Scott is forced to choose between his continued second hand existence and the possibility of true love.

Come and hear about Gavin’s writing, getting published and his latest work.


Blyth Poets “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting at Southwold library

Wednesday 28th  March 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Usually the last Wednesday of the month

All welcome to read or just listen.  We invite contributions of original work or well-loved poems.

There will be refreshments available.


New!  Now every Tuesday as well as every Sunday:

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock 10.30-11.00am.

Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.


New: Lego Club!

Sundays 12.15-1.00pm

Open to kids (and adults) of all ages

March we’re building: Wonderful Wildlife

All donations of Lego welcome

Adults: Would you like to help with Lego Club?  Just ask staff


Treasure Trails: The Fun Way to Explore

You can now buy Treasure Trails treasure hunts from Southwold Library.  Follow the trails, solve the clues and see the sights. 

Pick up either the Southwold or the Suffolk Coast trails from Southwold Library today, fun for all ages.


Trading Standards & Fire Safety Information

Second Tuesday of every month 10.30am – 1.00pm

For more details ring Southwold Library 01502 722519 


Mah-jong Group Thursday 8th March 6.30pm

Can you play mah-jong?  Do you want to learn?

Come along and join the group at Southwold Library

For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519


Sunday 4th March Book Sale 2-3.30pm.  Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).

Monday 26th March 10.00am – 12.00noon Play Reading Group.  Usually the fourth Monday of the month.  Come along and join in reading our current play.

Thursday 5th  April 6.30pm Southwold Library Reading Group.  Discussing “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.


Every Tuesday Time Out events for adults 2.00-3.30pm:

6/3/18 Jigsaw Club

13/3/18 Craft & Chat: Bring your unfinished knitting/sewing/craft or start a new project while having a pleasant talk

20/3/18 Crossword & Jigsaw Club.  Come and ask for help with clues or solver new crosswords together. Plus the ongoing jigsaw.

27/3/18 Board games and banter


Every Sunday:

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock 10.30-11.00am.  Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.

Storytime 11.30am-12.15pm.  Stories, crafts and colouring for 7s and unders.

Lego Club 12.15-1.00pm.  Open to kids (and adults) of all ages.  Come and build together!


Do you want to learn to: Use a computer laptop or tablet?  Use email? Use a specific website?  Register for Gateway to Homechoice?  Operate your phone, laptop or tablet?  Use ebooks, eaudio books, emagazines or Freegal music?  Half Hour one-to-one sessions Sunday afternoons 1-4.  All abilities welcome from never having touched a computer to just needing a few pointers.  Ask at Southwold Library to book a half hour session



Charlotte Clark

Library Manager

Suffolk’s Libraries IPS Limited

Southwold Library

North Green


Suffolk IP18 6AT

Tel:   01502 722519

Email: charlotte.clark@suffolklibraries.co.uk


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