Here are the events for Southwold Library for June:

Now Booking: Friends of Southwold Library present Slaughter in Southwold: Southwold Library Crime Writers Festival

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June At Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall

Authors Talks by: Val McDermid, Nicci French, Elly Griffiths, Felix Francis, Mick Herron, Kate Ellis, Martin Edwards, Jill Dawson & Mark Dawson.

Tickets £6 per talk, £18 per day or £36 for the weekend (lunches not included)

Lunches with the authors £10 - provided by Café 51 & Mark’s Fish Shop


  • “The Mystery of Mr E.” – Sophie Hannah’s Murder Mystery Musical Sat 8th June 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Ann Cleeves’ “Bannocks & Blood” Murder Mystery Night Friday 14th June 7.00pm
  • Fun Crime Quiz Night Saturday 15th 7.00pm
  • Whodunnit Puzzle Sheet available now - £1. Solve the crime and you could win a £10 Book Token
  • Raffle for a Luxury Crime Related Hamper (raffle tickets available from 1st May at Southwold Library)

Book at the library, by phone 01502 722519 or on the website

Go Go Pirate Boat Stories & Crafts

Sunday 2nd June 11.30am
Make your own pirate outfit, a treasure chest and a parrot!

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

Tuesday 4th June 7.00pm @ Southwold Library
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.

Pyjamarama: Bookstart Bedtime Story Fun for Preschoolers!

Thursday 6th June 2.00-3.00pm
Let the magic of bedtime stories last all day long! Come dressed in your pyjamas and enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts. Collect your free copy of “Car, Car, Jeep, Jeep”.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Drop-in

Thursday 6th June 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

East Anglia Diabetic Eye Screening: Your Questions Answered

Wednesday 12th June 10.00am -12.00 noon
Find out why you should be screened, what diabetic retinopathy is and why screening is important.

Legal Matters Information & Advice Drop-in: Workshop on Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

Thursday 27th June from 4.30pm
Free general guidance in a workshop covering the above topics - available on a first come/first serve basis.
With local Solicitor Stuart Johnson, fully accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly.

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 June & Tuesday 18th June

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 26th June 2.00pm

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 June

Mah-jong Group Thursday 13th June 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

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 25th June

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

Wednesday 26th June 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.

Southwold Library Reading Group.

Thursday 27th June 6.30pm
Discussing “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August ” by Claire North.

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 Summer we’re building: Crazy Creatures
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

Every Sunday:

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