One Day Craft Class:  Make a Christmas Crosswheel Decoration

Monday 11th November 10.00am – 12.00noon

Barbara Johnson of Spotty Dog Designs will show you how to create a Christmas Crosswheel Decoration using the craft of Dorset Button making.

The class includes instructions to take away and enough rings, yarn, needle to make a Christmas decoration.  The class is 2 hours and costs £7 per person, all materials supplied.

Please book your place at Southwold Library 01502 722519


NHS James Paget University Hospitals Meet the Governors

Wednesday 13th November 10am – 12noon

Come along and have a chat and give your views about our hospital



Donated Sound & Vision Sale: DVDs, CDs & Vinyl

Saturday 16th November 9.30am – 5.00pm & Sunday 17th November 11.00am – 4.00pm

All donations welcome

All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


Harbour Lights Trio: Unmissable Evening of Music

Sunday 17th November 7.30pm

Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road IP18 6BE

Three Suffolk musicians (Derek Simpson, Alvar Smith & Rob Neal) perform mainly East Anglian songs and tunes on concertinas, melodeon, banjo, guitar, harmonica and ‘cello. Their material ranges from local traditional chorus songs and tunes to music hall and a few more recent gems. The emphasis is on entertainment and audience participation.  You won’t want to miss them.

Bar & Raffle.  All money raised for Southwold Library.

Tickets £7 (in advance), £9 on the door

Tickets from Southwold Library 01502 722519 or


Southwold Arts Centre & Suffolk Libraries Presents: English National Opera: The Barber of Seville

Thursday 21st November 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.

Bribery, deception and disguise. Figaro needs all his wiles to help the Count out-wit Dr Bartolo and ensure true love wins the day.  Jonathan Miller’s classic production of The Barber of Seville is a feast of frivolous fun. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr Bartolo. 

Cast: Morgan Pearse,  Kathryn Rudge

Running Time: 150 minutes Filmed: October 2015 from London Coliseum, Covent Garden

Tickets available from Southwold Library and via


BFI Britain On Film: Protest!

Wednesday 27th November 11am & 2.00pm with Optional Fish & Chip Lunch 12.45pm

Southwold Arts Centre

At a time of intense public activism both at home and across the globe, explore the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK.  From a 1910 suffragette demonstration to striking coal miners in the Rhondda Valley, from female CND protesters spanning the Tamar Bridge to the defeat of fascists at London’s Cable Street, this absorbing, illuminating collection examines the nature of protests large and small and for causes regional and national.  Sourced from newly digitised national and regional archives it tells a story not just about specific protests and their causes, but about a tumultuous century, the constant presence of public dissent and its dynamic effects as a weapon of change – at a time when raising our voices feels more essential than ever.

Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.

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

Tickets from Southwold Library &


Library Book Sale

Sunday 3rd November 2-3.30pm.

Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).

Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.


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 5th  & Tuesday 19th November


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 12th November


Mah-jong Group Thursday 14th November 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 26th November


Lego for Adults: Stress relieving, creative and fun.

Last Wednesday from 2.00pm

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

Next date: Wednesday 27th November 2.00pm


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

Wednesday 27th November 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 28th November 6.30pm

Discussing “Reservoir 13” by Jon McGregor.


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 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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