Legal Matters Information & Advice Session: Powers of Attorney: Acting as an Attorney under a Power of Attorney

Monday 14th January 10.30am

Local Solicitor Stuart Johnson, fully accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly, will advise on what a Power of Attorney is, what it may involve if you are made one.

Dog’s Trust Talk (with Dog)

Monday 14th January 2.00pm

Find out about the history and current work of the Dog’s Trust, what they hope to achieve in the future for our four-legged friends plus information about services and projects they provide to help people from all walks of life with dogs. A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.

British Transport Films: See Britain By Train: Holiday Special

Thursday 17th January 11.00am & 2.00pm Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall

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, revealing hidden histories and forgotten stories of people and places from the UK’s film and TV archives.  Including “Holiday (Blackpool Rock)”, “East Anglian Holiday”, “Cyclist Special” & “West Country Journey”.

Tickets: £7.50 for films or £15 for films & fish (lunch must be booked in advance)

Available from Southwold Library & Southwold Arts Centre


Friends of Southwold Library Big Book Sale

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January 10.00am – 4.00pm

Massive Selection of Donated Fiction, Non Fiction & Children’s Books

Scout Hall, Mights Road

Fill a bag for £3 or 50p a book

All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


French for improvers: A 10 week course for those with some previous learning

A course designed for anyone who already has some knowledge of French and who would like to further develop their skills.

This course will help you to: Become more confident with spoken French, Develop a deeper understanding of basic grammar such as the use of verbs and adjectives & Expand your vocabulary

Classes start on Mondays from 21st January for 10 weeks at 2pm – 3.30 at Southwold Library (No class 18th Febrary)

Course fee £80 payable in advance.

To find out more information or to book a place contact the library or Helen at Waveney Languages Tuition.

Email: Tel:  07999033452 Or send us a message on Facebook


Italian for Improvers

Beginning Monday 21st January  for 6 weeks

£70 for a 6-week course.  2 hours a week from 4.00pm

Register at Southwold Library today (payment required at registration).

For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519 or email


Russian for Improvers

Evenings from Monday 21st January 6.30-8.30pm

For those that know a little Russian

£70 for a 6-week course, 2 hours a week

Register at Southwold Library today (payment required at registration)

For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519 or email


Fundraising Quiz Night!

Saturday 26th January 7.00pm

Cardinal Newman Hall (Old Sorting Office)

Teams of 4 - £3 per person.  Bring your own drinks & snacks.  Raffle.

Southwold Library is pledged to raise £750 for St Elizabeth Hospice in exchange for a Young Elmer statue to decorate & keep.

Book early to avoid disappointment, limited places. Contact Southwold Library, 01502 722519




Super Happy Sunday!  Boost your mood & well-being.

Sunday 27th January 11.00am-4.00pm

Come and find out how you could be happier with some simple mindful activities.

Crafts, colouring, Lego, jigsaw and board games – all for adults!

Take some time out to relax.


Sutton Hoo Talk

Monday 28th January 11.00am

Come and hear all about Sutton Hoo, the history and discovery of the Anglo Saxon ship burial and treasure and the future for the site.

Talk by the National Trust.


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 8th January


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 15th January & Tuesday 29th January 


Colouring for Adults: Unwind, unleash your creativity, relax & have fun.

Fourth Tuesdays from 2.00pm

Colouring sheets, pens & pencils provided (or bring your own).  Refreshments available

Next date: Tuesday 22nd January


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: Wednesday 30th January 2.00pm


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 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 10th January 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 6th January Book Sale 2-3.30pm.  Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).  Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.

Thursday 31st  January 6.30pm Southwold Library Reading Group.  Discussing “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway.


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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