Space Chase: Summer Reading Challenge 2019
Space-themed Summer Reading Fun for children of all ages
Join Space Chase at Southwold Library 20th July – 1st September
Read or have 6 books read to you, collect prizes and when you finish get a medal & certificate!
Before Spring Came Summer: The Life of Jane Whorwood 1612-1684
Author Talk by Historian Michelle Hockley Monday 8th July 11.00am
Set in the seventeenth century against a backdrop of civil and domestic unrest, the novel is based on true events, telling the extraordinary life of Jane Whorwood, (1612-1684) a close companion of Charles I and the royal court.
Michelle first encountered Jane Whorwood in the documents held at The British Library, which she discovered when she was invited by Hampton Court Palace to investigate the reason why Charles I escaped the Army in 1647 and to identify the route taken. Her findings were duly published by Historic Royal Palaces; “Charles I's Escape from Hampton Court Palace”.
Michelle later became Senior Early Modern Record Specialist at The National Archives, and amongst a plethora of government documents, Jane Whorwood appeared again in; Court of Chancery, State Papers, Journals of the House of Lords and Commons, which led Michelle to realise that Jane Whorwood's life was undoubtedly interesting over and beyond her bravery and loyalty towards her king.
The novel is based on true events, maintaining integrity to the period and Jane Whorwood's extraordinary life and includes court masque, (with Inigo Jones' flying dolphins), diplomatic ceremonies, weddings, and lots and lots more.
Michelle will be wearing authentic seventeenth century costume and signing copies of her books.
Money Saving Drop-In to review your household bills with Melanie Wilson
Wednesday 17th July 10am - 12pm
Come along for a relaxed chat about how I have helped other local people save money on their household bills and how I could possibly help you save money with another option on how much you pay for services you already receive.
My services are completely free and there is no obligation to do anything, I am happy to talk to you alone, with friends, family or neighbours whichever you prefer. If you can’t make this date, but would be interested in receiving information about reviewing your utility bills, please contact me. I also do free (no obligation) home-visits
Wednesday 24th July 5.00-8.00pm Stella Peskett Millennium Hall
Enjoy a homemade classic Spanish meal with Sangria. £5 a head.
Followed by an auction for Two nights B&B in a “Bilbao Plaza Hotel” for 2 people in Bilbao (Basque country) Northern Spain and free tickets to visit the Guggenheim Museum and a fun raffle!
To book visit Southwold Library (payment on booking)
All funds raised in aid of Stella Peskett Millennium Hall & Southwold Library
“Kidz” Film Fun 10.30am-1.00pm at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.
Every Friday in the Summer Holidays! Film, Crafts, Games, Art and more! with Southwold Library for Children and their Families
Friday 26th July Paddington 2, 2017, PG, 104min. Bring your bear and make him a luggage tag and suitcase. Make a Paddington mask or Paddington roll and try a marmalade sandwich or a Paddington cupcake.
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
FoSL Big Book Sale
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 10.00am – 3.00pm
Massive Selection of Donated Fiction, Non Fiction & Children’s Books
Scout Hall, Mights Road
Fill a bag for £3
Bite Size Ballets: Three Little Pigs Southwold Arts Centre
Monday 29th July 10.30am
This unique children’s classic story is brought to life in colourful, fun, and engaging ballet performances, curated especially with young families and pre-schoolers in mind.
Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf.
Each story is read for the cinema audience by BBC’s Anita Rani and includes dance move demos by the professional ballet dancers for children to try.
Tickets are £4 per child, accompanying adults free!
Tickets available from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and www.ticketsource.co.uk/suffolklibraries
Wild About Writing Workshop: with Dramatic Impact
Wednesday 31st July 10.30am
Wild About Writing is a new writing competition for 7-13-year-olds. Write a story inspired by nature and you could win a £25 book token and see your work published in EADT Suffolk Magazine!
Come along to this fun workshop for ideas and inspiration to help you get started.
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 2nd July, Tuesday 16th July & Tuesday 30th July
Library Book Sale
Sunday 7th July 2.00-3.30pm
Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).
Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.
Craft & Chat: Craft Group for Adults
Second Tuesdays from 2.00pm
Bring your knitting, sewing or any other craft. Meet like-minded crafters.
Next date: Tuesday 9th July
Thursday 11th July 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 23rd July
Southwold Library Reading Group.
Thursday 25th July 6.30pm
Discussing “Bookworm” by Lucy Mangan.
Lego for Adults: Stress relieving, creative and fun.
First Last Wednesday from 2.00pm
Come and build whatever you like. Lego provided. Refreshments available
Next date: Wednesday 31st July 2.00pm
Blyth Poets “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting at Southwold library
Wednesday 31st July 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.
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
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