Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Drop-in

Thursday 4th October 10.00am-12.00noon
Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind will be offering information, advice and guidance on Mental Health and Wellbeing issues & information on their Adult Service, Carers Service and Young Persons Service. 
Come and find out what their services can offer you.
Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind. 01493 842149


Learn Spanish: Beginners’ Conversation

Wednesday 10th October for 6 weeks 6.30-7.30pm £30
To book contact Southwold Library 01502 722519
Minimum 6 students. All funds raised for Southwold Library 


Friends of Southwold Library Quiz Night!

Saturday  13th October 7.00pm
Cardinal Newman Hall (Old Sorting Office)
Teams of 4 - £3 per person.  Bring your own drinks & snacks.  Raffle
Book early to avoid disappointment, limited places.  All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


Legal Matters Information & Advice Session: Wills - are they just a costly nuisance?

Monday 15th October 10.30am
Local Solicitor Stuart Johnson, fully accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly, will advise on why you need a will, what can go in it and how to go about writing one.


Meet Local Author Stephanie Cross

Monday 15th October 2.00pm
Stephanie will be discussing her debut novel, the romantic comedy “When Loves Meets Lust” and how she became an author.
There's always two sides to a story, even a love story that contains disastrous dates, misunderstandings, Spaghetti Bolognese and an encounter with 'Slutty Susan'. Ruby is desperate to find love, so much so that she's been eyeing up the local one-eyed postman as a potential match. However, the call of 'Down Under' is beckoning and she feels that her luck in life and love might change. Ryan on the other hand doesn't do love, it's a word that means very little to him. He enjoys making the most of the local 'talent' in Sydney and feels satisfied with his bachelor and luxurious lifestyle he leads. That is, until he meets Ruby…
"It's like Fifty Shades meets Coronation Street"
Stephanie will be signing copies of her book
For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519


Suffolk Libraries Presents: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Amazing recorded theatrical production
Thursday 18th October 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.
A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.
Tickets available from Southwold Library and via


Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too?  Book launch @ Southwold Library

Monday 22nd October 1.00-3.00pm
Come and meet the star of “Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too?” Listen to the lovely story and learn responsible dog walking for children.An event for children and their grownups! (Please NO OTHER DOGS at this event!)
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a child and a dog going for a walk, told from the dog’s point of view in an easy-reading rhythmical style. As explained by Worzel, an enormous Lurcher with ‘issues,’ new experiences can be very scary for him, although he really, really does want to go on exciting walks.


Milo Goes to the Seaside: Meet children’s author Rachel Jane and hear all about the adventures of Milo the campervan

Tuesday 23rd October 2.00pm
Milo has always dreamt of going to the seaside but has always got lost along the way.  Will he be able to get there with the help of his friend Billy?
Rachel will be reading from her pictures books plus activities, colouring and fun!


“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

Wednesday 24th October Early Man 2018, PG, 100min.    Come and make your own plasticine characters and a caveman club of your own, look the part in a wild caveman beard, decorate an edible bone or a football biscuit or cheese.
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


Sutton Hoo Half Term Fun with Southwold Library at Stella Peskett Millenium Hall

Thursday 25th October Drop-in from 11.00am-3.00pm
As work gets underway on a £4million project to transform the world famous National Trust site, Sutton Hoo is taking to the road.
Visit our free roadshow to view Sutton Hoo replicas and displays
Speak to Sutton Hoo staff and volunteers
Sutton Hoo-themed activities for children: Dress up as an Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon replicas, Wax Crayon Rubbings & Make a paper shield.

Please call the library on 01502 722519 or ask staff for details. 


“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 27th October Hocus Pocus 1996, PG, 96min.    Come and have a drink of witch’s brew, eat a witch’s finger and decorate an ice cream cone hat.  Then make your own pointy hat, give yourself a green witchy face and create your own magical wand.
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


Play Reading Group.

Monday 22nd October 10.00am – 12.00noon

Usually the fourth Monday of the month.

Come along and join in reading our current play.


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

Wednesday 31st October 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.


Baby Bounce and Tot Rock

Tuesday & Sunday 10.30-11.00am.

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


Lego Club!

Sundays 12.15-1.00pm

Open to kids (and adults) of all ages

This autumn we’re building: Vast Vehicles

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 SuffolkCoast 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 11th October 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 7th October Book Sale 2-3.30pm.  Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).  Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.

Thursday 1st  November 6.30pm Southwold Library Reading Group.  Discussing “The Woman in Blue” by Elly Griffiths.


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

2/10/18 Jigsaw Club

9/10/18 Craft & Chat: Bring your unfinished knitting/sewing/craft or start a new project while having a pleasant talk

16/10/18 Crossword & Jigsaw Club.  Come and ask for help with clues or solver new crosswords together. Plus the ongoing jigsaw.

23/10/18 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


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