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Events at your libraries

This listing includes events and activities happening at libraries across Norfolk over the next few days. For events happening near you, check your local library.

Library events

Hellesdon Library
18 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Our Monday morning Knit and Natter group enjoy a lot of chat, some knitting and a nice cup of tea. This group is currently full but you can go on the waiting list or ask us for details of our other craft sessions

Gaywood Library
18 August 2019
10:30 - 19:00

Create and write your own story about 'Space' up to 500 words. There are three age groups 6-8 years old 9 - 11 years old 12 - 14 years old There will be a 1st prize and runner up for each group, this is funded through our Jane Rudd Memorial Fund and organised by the Library Friends.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
18 August 2019
14:45 - 15:30

Join us for stories and crafts in the Early Years Library, every Sunday between 2.30-3.45pm (unless otherwise advertised). Sessions are FREE and are suitable for children and families; children under 8 must be supervised.

Dersingham Library
19 August 2019
16:00 - 17:00

Do you struggle with reading or know an adult who does? Come along to Dersingham Library on Monday 19th August 4-5pm and find out how you can get free help with the Reading Pathway. You can also email nrp@norfolk.gov.uk to find out more.

Diss Library
19 August 2019
16:00 - 17:00

Join Botley as he goes alien hunting in space - and try some hands-on coding. This is a free event for children aged 6-10.

Gaywood Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00

Space Themed Arts Workshop: Monday 19th August 2pm Come and join Young Norfolk Arts who are running this workshop for budding artists aged 5-11 years. Booking essential For more information please call 01553 768498 or talk to library staff

Gaywood Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 19:00

Create and write your own story about 'Space' up to 500 words. There are three age groups 6-8 years old 9 - 11 years old 12 - 14 years old There will be a 1st prize and runner up for each group, this is funded through our Jane Rudd Memorial Fund and organised by the Library Friends.

Hethersett Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Join our friendly bunch of Knit and Natter-ers for a knit, a natter, or both! Mondays, excluding the first Monday of the month and Bank Holidays

Downham Market Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 10:30


Downham Market Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:30


Dereham Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:30

Get creative and build your own spacecraft or alien being using a range of recycled materials. Suitable for ages 3+. £1.50 per child. Booking essential.

Aylsham Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Try your hand making different types of slime & take them home. £5 per child, booking essential.

Dereham Library
19 August 2019
9:30 - 19:00

Norfolk Libraries are hosting the Writing: Making Your Mark pop-up display during the summer. This display accompanies the British Library's landmark exhibition which explores one of humankind's greatest achievements - the act of writing. The British Library's exhibition looks at the various systems employed by languages across time and space and the impact of materials and technologies on the shape and practice of writing. It explores the creative ways humans have used writing to express themselves and their relationships to the people, things and places around them. The pop-up display takes themes and images from the exhibition, exploring 5000 years of written culture. It tracks the development of this product of human genius, from its humble beginnings up to the present day. We invite visitors to think about the future of writing, and what role they might play in it.

Thetford Library
19 August 2019
11:00 - 11:45

You've already made it to Baby Bounce, so why not stay around for a while afterwards and relax with some refreshments? Let the kids read, play or draw while you take a breather and have a friendly chat with the other parents! Every Monday at Thetford Library after Baby Bounce and Rhyme

North Walsham Library
19 August 2019
11:00 - 13:00

Join us weekly for some board game fun! on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month there will be scrabble available and on the 2nd & 4th Monday there will be chess available make new friends and enjoy a game or two!!. Refreshments available and donations welcome. If you would like to play any other board games, please let us know which you recommend and we will do our best to get a copy.

Caister Library
19 August 2019
14:30 - 15:30

Come along and paint your own galactic space rock to take home £2 charge per child

Sheringham Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00

Ten minute projects for the uninitiated

King's Lynn Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Join Norfolk Family Learning to make your own space chase creations. This is free and suitable for children aged 4-11. Please book a place by contacting us or popping in.

Reepham Library
19 August 2019
14:30 - 16:00

Find out more about your family history with our volunteer Rita. Free advice & use of Find My Past with our library subscription. Every Monday 2.30-4pm. All welcome.

Brundall Library
19 August 2019
16:00 - 17:00

Free weekly drop in creative Lego sessions. Every Monday(excluding Bank holidays) 4-5pm

Gorleston Library
19 August 2019
13:00 - 14:00

Bring your little ones and join us for a variety of interactive songs, stories and rhymes, then stay and play or have a chat and a catch up! Suitable for children aged 4 and under. Light refreshments provided.

Gorleston Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:30

Rummikub, Scrabble, Card Games and many more, or bring your own and join our friendly Board Games Group. Free to join.

Costessey Library
19 August 2019
15:15 - 16:30

Join our lively Lego Club every Monday after School from 15:15! This is a free event but donations are welcome and will go towards improving club resources. Suitable for children age 5+

Wells Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:30

Try you hand at making different types of slime! £5 per child, please book at your library. Suitable for children aged 5+. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

Cromer Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 12:30

Come along and meet new people. Spend a relaxing morning being creative Bring along your own project or use the materials provided. No experience necessary

Fakenham Library
19 August 2019
14:15 - 15:00

£2.50 Booking essential. To book contact Sue on sue@cardioandcore.co.uk

Dereham Library
19 August 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. No need to book and all welcome! Stay and chat afterwards over a cuppa for grown ups and a selection of toys and games for the little ones. Please bring your own lidded cup for your hot drink.

Loddon Library
19 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

A weekly coffee morning where everybody is welcome.

Loddon Library
19 August 2019
11:00 - 12:00

Weekly sessions for pre-school children 0-5. A chance for children to play together and for adults to meet and chat to new people. Everybody welcome. Free event.

Loddon Library
19 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Our computer buddy will be available every week to help with any IT queries.

Caister Library
19 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

An informal crafting group, tea and coffee available. Just drop in and see us

Caister Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:30

Fancy a game of Scrabble, Canasta or Cribbage at Caister Library? Then come along to this regular group every Monday afternoon. Just drop in!

Brundall Library
19 August 2019
9:15 - 10:00

Every Term time Mondays 9.15am-10am

King's Lynn Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 11:00

Free weekly bounce and rhyme session Every Monday 10:30-11am

Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00

Come and flex those brain cells! Make new friends and enjoy a cuppa.

Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Acle Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00


Dersingham Library
19 August 2019
13:30 - 15:00

Come along and make new friends at this weekly club. Refreshments available

Dersingham Library
19 August 2019
17:45 - 18:45

Monthly book club which meets on the 3rd Monday of the month. Details of the books being read are available in the library or by calling 01485 540181

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
19 August 2019
13:00 - 14:00

Ask the Archives appointments take place in Norfolk Heritage Centre.

Fakenham Library
19 August 2019
13:00 - 15:00

Come along and enjoy a game or two!

Fakenham Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Audio Book Club with the NNAB

Fakenham Library
19 August 2019
14:30 - 15:30

Book your free space on a Monday afternoon for help with using computers and the Internet. Contact Fakenham Library for bookings.

Dereham Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

King's Lynn Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:00

Fancy making some new friends, or just to have a good old chat? Then come along to this FREE drop in session. Have a good old fashion chatter with a cup of tea and biscuit

Downham Market Library
19 August 2019
9:30 - 13:00

help with CV writing, job applications, interview techniques and more with Dani from Access Community Trust

Gaywood Library
19 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come and join our Scrabble group at Gaywood Library every Monday. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome

Hunstanton Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Come along and crochet or share tips and ideas with the Friends of the Library. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome

Gaywood Library
19 August 2019
16:00 - 18:00

Come along and play board games with us: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Cranium, Gator Goal, Chess, Scrabble, cards or bring your own! More games to follow. No need to book, just drop in. Every Monday and Friday 4pm - 6pm

Dereham Library
19 August 2019
17:30 - 18:45

Could you be part of a group which would develop ideas for events held at Dereham Library; plan and hold fundraising activities such as library sales, community events or raffles; act as a link between the library and the local community; promote the library and its services? Find out more about getting involved at one of the Library Friends meetings which are held every third Monday of the month, 5.30-6.45pm. For more information speak to a member of staff or call on 01362 693184

Thetford Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 11:00

Baby Bounce & Rhyme is fun session involving songs & rhymes for babies, pre school children and their parents/carers. And is great for your babies development! Sharing books and stories is all about having fun together. It also helps children develop language, listening and communication skills - it's never too early to introduce babies to the colourful world of books. Also in Norfolk Libraries we have:- * A dedicated children's catalogue * Board Books with thick easy to turn pages that will appeal to the youngest child * Story books featuring new and old friends, traditional and new stories from around the world * Lift-the-flap, pop-up, musical, novelty and tactile books * Activity books with nursery rhymes for singing and counting games * First facts books to introduce children to concepts such as letters, numbers, colours and shapes * Simple non-fiction books on themes such as trucks and diggers, wild animals and dinosaurs * New experiences books to help with new and sometimes difficult situations like moving house or a new baby * Children's DVDs and CDs containing nursery rhymes, songs and stories * Story sacks containing picture and information books, toys and a game all linked to the story * Most of our libraries hold Bounce and Rhyme times, you will find details of dates and times here * We want all parents, carers and children to feel welcome, happy and comfortable in the library so there's no need to worry about tantrums, books being pulled off the shelves or the need to feed or take a child to the toilet. There are no overdue charges for under fives. We also know that young children sometimes accidentally damage books and make no charges for this either.

Great Yarmouth Library
19 August 2019
18:00 - 19:00


Dereham Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

Great Yarmouth Library
19 August 2019
13:00 - 16:00


Great Yarmouth Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 11:00

Rhymes and fun for pre-schoolers and their grown ups.

Blofield Library
19 August 2019
15:30 - 17:00


Watton Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Join a group to share ideas and knowledge and enjoy a cuppa

Aylsham Library
19 August 2019
11:00 - 12:00

Please join us every Monday after Bounce & Rhyme 11am -12 noon. Stay & play is for parents & carers of young children, and their friends. Refreshments available. Free.

Attleborough Library
19 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Weekly craft group. Bring along your knitting, tapestry, quilting or embroidery. Pass on hints and tips or just enjoy some friendly company. Everyone welcome, including beginners who want to know more.
31 Connaught Road Attleborough
NR17 2BW

Attleborough Library
19 August 2019
15:45 - 16:45

Do you have a favourite computer game? Would you like to learn how to make your own computer games? At Code Club, you can learn how to make cool games, animations, and websites too. Learn to code using Scratch and micro:bits in the library. For primary school children aged between 8-12 years. Every Monday during term time. Booking essential as spaces are limited.
31 Connaught Road Attleborough
NR17 2BW

Sheringham Library
19 August 2019
10:00 - 11:00

Free practical advice available on a 1-1 basis with a Library Volunteer Contact the library to book a session on your laptop, iPad or tablet.

Taverham Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 14:00

Join our young volunteer to design your own 3D planet £2 per child, to cover all materials used no need to book drop-in event

Taverham Library
19 August 2019
10:30 - 12:30

All levels welcome

Taverham Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 15:30

If you enjoy writing short stories, poems etc come along to the library and join a group of like-minded people.

Aylsham Library
19 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Do you need some help with your computer or tablet? Our friendly volunteer Bob is here every Monday 2-4pm to help you get to grips with emails, attachments, downloading e books, online shopping - whatever you may need. Please call Aylsham Library to book a half or one hour appointment. 01263 732320

North Walsham Library
19 August 2019
11:00 - 14:00

book in to have a 1-2-1 with our volunteer. He can help with searching for and applying for jobs and help in building up your CV

Long Stratton Library
19 August 2019
11:00 - 13:00


Great Yarmouth Library
20 August 2019
11:00 - 12:00

Learn about your favourite sea creature and how to paint them. A free event for children aged 5 -11.

Earlham Library
20 August 2019
14:00 - 14:30

Come along to Earlham library today at 2pm - 2.30pm for our Bounce and Rhyme session - fun with songs, rhymes and books for parents and carers with babies and pre-school age children. Free entry

Taverham Library
20 August 2019
13:30 - 15:00

For pre-school children. Children can discover new toys while you enjoy a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers. Just pop in. Refreshments available.

Taverham Library
20 August 2019
16:00 - 18:00

Your library card now gives you FREE access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines with our new online magazine and newspaper subscription service, Press Reader Staff from W F Howes will be in libraries to demonstrate how it works and answer your questions. You can even bring your own mobile device to try it on!

Fakenham Library
20 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Your library card now gives you FREE access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines with our new online magazine and newspaper subscription service, Press Reader Staff from W F Howes will be in libraries to demonstrate how it works and answer your questions. You can even bring your own mobile device to try it on!

Dereham Library
20 August 2019
13:00 - 15:00

Your library card now gives you FREE access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines with our new online magazine and newspaper subscription service, Press Reader Staff from W F Howes will be in libraries to demonstrate how it works and answer your questions. You can even bring your own mobile device to try it on!

Tuckswood Library
20 August 2019
15:00 - 16:00

Come and experiment with wax crayons and paint to create your magic space picture.

Great Yarmouth Library
20 August 2019
19:00 - 20:00


Great Yarmouth Library
20 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00


Thetford Library
20 August 2019
10:00 - 14:00

Looking for free information and advice on a wide range of later issues? Whether that be benefits, housing options, care, befriending, dementia support, caring for older relatives, lasting power of attorney, help at home or something else, come and speak to Age UK Norfolk. Every Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-2pm at Thetford Library. Call the Age UK Norfolk Advice Line 0300 500 1217 to book an appointment with an adviser on a wide range of later life issues. www.ageuknorfolk.org.uk

Thetford Library
20 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Anyone can do this! No drawing experience or skills are needed. If you can draw a line, a curve,and a dot then you can create Zentangle abstract drawings! A 'mindful' way to create your own art. Come and create at this free group every Tuesday.

Gaywood Library
20 August 2019
16:00 - 18:00

Love reading, need to practice or catch up on reading homework? Bring in your book and read to us on a one to one basis. No need to book, for school age. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4pm - 6pm

Hunstanton Library
20 August 2019
10:30 - 11:30

Drop in and have fun with a selection of games, toys, and colouring available for children and their parents or carers to enjoy together. Stay and Play is a self-serve activity held every Tuesday morning 10.30am Tea and coffee available

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
20 August 2019
14:00 - 14:30

Every Tuesday 2-2.30pm for children aged 0-15 months. Sessions are limited to 30 children plus accompanying adults so we advise attendees arrive up to 30 minutes before the session begins to collect an admission sticker.

Swaffham Library
20 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with our IT Support volunteer to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! IT Support sessions are available at Swaffham Library every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12noon. Booking is recommended although drop-in sessions may be possible, subject to availability. Contact the library on 01760 721513 for more information and to make an appointment.

Great Yarmouth Library
20 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

A garden group to keep the library garden looking blooming.

King's Lynn Library
20 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

If you haven't picked up those needles for a while or want to learn, come along and join us for a knit and knatter.

Plumstead Road Library
20 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Every Tuesday afternoon between 2pm - 4pm, everyone welcome and no charge. Scrabble is always played but other games are available.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
20 August 2019
14:15 - 15:15

Our Friendly IT support volunteers can support you to access services online, fill in forms and find information. To book a session please speak to a member of staff or phone 01603 774730

Stalham Library
20 August 2019
12:00 - 15:00

get information, advice and guidance on applying for a job, how to build a cv and filling out claims forms from our volunteer

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
20 August 2019
14:15 - 16:15

Board Games Afternoon Relax, make new friends and enjoy a game such as Scrabble, Chess, Draughts, Monopoly, cards and other favourites at our free drop-in Board Games afternoons. Held on the first floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum from 2.15 - 4.15 on every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome For more information, please ask in the library, or telephone 01603 774730

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