Friends of Southwold Library Coffee Morning

Saturday 1st December 10.00am – 12.00pm

Stella Peskett Millennium Hall

Hot drinks, mince pies or biscuits.

Cake Stall, Craft Stall, Book Stall, CDs/DVDs & Raffle

All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


Suffolk Wildlife Trust: Marsh on the move roadshow

Tuesday 4th December 11.00am-1.00pm

Marsh on the move roadshow from Carlton Marshes with their Suffolk Wildlife Trust Wild Learning Officer Katy Runacres

Informal drop-in pop-up session


Jigsaw Club: Jigsaw Puzzle Group for Adults

First, Third & Fifth Tuesdays from 2.00pm

Come and add some pieces to the latest jigsaw

Next dates: Tuesday 4th December & Tuesday 18th December


Lego for Adults: Stress relieving, creative and fun.

First Tuesday from 7.00pm & Last Wednesday from 2.00pm

Come and build whatever you like.  Lego provided.  Refreshments available

Next date: Tuesday 4th December 7.00pm


Suffolk Libraries Presents: English National Ballet: Giselle

Amazing recorded theatrical production

Thursday 6th December 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.

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.

The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been reimagined in this stunning new version, with sets and costumes by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), an ‘ominous, gothic’ (The Observer) adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna and performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award-winner Mark Henderson.

Tickets available from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via


Members of The Waveney Author Group will be talking about their books and giving short readings 

Monday 10th December 11.00am

Authors included: Di Bettinson – fiction – adults (manipulation and betrayal), children, Sandra Delf – nonfiction (WW2), fiction – children, Sue Thompson – nonfiction (autobiographical stories about Suffolk) & Suzan Collins – fiction – adults (contemporary fiction), children #waveneyauthorgroup

Authors will be happy to sign copies of their books afterwards

For more details contact  Southwold Library 01502 722519


Craft & Chat: Craft Group for Adults

Second Tuesdays from 2.00pm

Bring your knitting, sewing or any other craft.  Meet like-minded crafters.

Refreshments available.

Next date: Tuesday 11th December


Southwold Library Reading Groups Christmas Do

Wednesday 12th December 6.30pm

Are you in a reading group?  All reading group members welcome to this annual Christmas get together.  A chance to compare notes, discuss group favourites (and the ones you hated) and get recommendations for the new year.

Tea, coffee and squash provided but please bring nibbles and any other drinks to add to the evening’s offering.


Suffolk Libraries Presents: Lady Windermere’s Fan

Saturday 15th December 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 new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

Tickets available from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via


Festive Mug Decoration

20th December 3.00pm

Come and decorate your very own Christmassy mug.  Genuine ceramic mug decorated with porcelain pens (will need heat setting in an oven at home).


“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 22nd December Arthur Christmas 2011, U, 1h 37min Make your own elf hat or ears, Santa hat or mask.  Create a mini Christmas tree, Christmas wreath & Santa bookmark.  Make yourself an edible marshmallow snowman, snowman bauble, fruity Santa and tasty Santa’s sleigh. 

Activities start at 10.30am Ticket Prices Under 16s £ 3.00 (One carer free)  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   Unaccompanied and Additional Adults £ 5.00 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 Winter we’re building: Humongous Houses

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 13th December 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 2nd December Book Sale 2-3.30pm.  Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).  Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.

Thursday 3rd  January 6.30pm Southwold Library Reading Group.  Discussing “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo.


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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