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

Gorleston Library
28 March 2017
18:00 - 19:30

Writers of all ages and abilities welcome. Come and meet others who share a passion for words.

Mundesley Library
28 March 2017
16:00 - 17:00

Come and join us and help knit for good causes.

Fakenham Library
28 March 2017
14:00 - 15:00


Gaywood Library
28 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Come along and join in some rhymes! Every Tuesday 10.30 - 11am (term time only) For pre school children and their parents/carers. For further information contact the library on 01553 768498

Downham Market Library
28 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and enjoy a game of scrabble! Downham Market Library Every Tuesday (term time only - no sessions in school holidays) 10am - 12 noon. No need to book but places on a first come basis. Dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January 7th, 21st, 28th February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March 18th, 25th April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June For further information contact the library on 01366 383073.

King's Lynn Library
28 March 2017
10:30 - 12:00

Colouring in is an easy way to calm the mind If you've never tried it, come along to our colouring group for adults Every Tuesday 10.30-12. Just bring along your colouring books! Colouring pens and refreshments will be provided. There's no need to book, just come along. For more information please call on 01553 761393

Poringland Library
28 March 2017
9:45 - 10:30


Poringland Library
28 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00

All levels of expertise welcome. Glad to help if you are new to crochet.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
28 March 2017
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

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
28 March 2017
10:30 - 12:00


Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
28 March 2017
14:15 - 15:15

Volunteers will support you with a range of activities including searching for information online, using email, shopping online, using online services and social media sites. Places are limited and should be booked at the 1st floor enquiry desk in The Millennium Library either in person or by phoning 01603 774730 Please let us know if you need to cancel a place so that it can be offered to someone else (Please note volunteers have a range of abilities and are not trained computer experts. They will help you to the best of their ability)

Dersingham Library
28 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

This is a beginner's course aimed at introducing learners to the skills and techniques necessary to produce your own clothes. Throughout you will have expert tuition, demonstrations and plenty of opportunity to practice new skills in a friendly and supportive environment? Starting on Tuesday 17th January 10.00 - 12.00 The course runs for 11 weeks For more information about course costs and to enrol directly onto this course visit our web site www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning If you need further details speak to a member of staff in the Library.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
28 March 2017
16:15 - 17:15

Discover how to code with Code Club. You will design your own projects starting with Scratch, then HTML and Python. Booking is essential. To book please contact; norwich.admin.lib@norfolk.gov.uk or telephone 01603 774703 This course is free but a six week commitment is required.

Thetford Library
28 March 2017
14:00 - 15:00

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.

Sheringham Library
28 March 2017
10:00 - 13:00

Filter coffee, cup of tea or hot chocolate and biscuits £1.00. Served daily. Come and browse books, read the paper and enjoy some company in our friendly library.

Great Yarmouth Library
28 March 2017
10:30 - 12:00

Colouring is an easy way to calm the mind. If you've never tried it or you're just looking for a friendly group to join then come along. All equipment and refreshments provided. Meeting in the Charles Dickens Room on the Ground Floor of Great Yarmouth Library every week. Just drop in and have a go!

Great Yarmouth Library
28 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

if you're interested get in touch with our community librarian Caroline Fernandez caroline.fernadnez@norfolk.gov.uk / 01493844551.

Plumstead Road Library
28 March 2017
10:00 - 12:30

Are you caring for someone or you know someone living with dementia? Come along to a free Dementia Awareness session run by Age UK Norwich. Become a Dementia Friend and learn the little ways you can help someone with dementia. For more information and to book a place contact the library on 01603 433455.

Plumstead Road Library
28 March 2017
13:30 - 14:00

Bounce, rhyme and story time at your library! Fun with songs, rhymes and books for pre-school children and their parents/carers. Held every Tuesday 1.30-2pm. All welcome!

Stalham Library
28 March 2017
15:00 - 00:00

If you would like to share your love of speaking French in an informal and friendly setting, feel free to come along to our conversation group. 3pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. No charge and everybody is welcome!

King's Lynn Library
28 March 2017
10:00 - 14:00

Do you want to get started on investigating your family tree? Or have you made a start and got stuck? If so why not book a free place with our family history volunteer, available every Tuesday. Please contact King's Lynn Library 01553 772568

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
28 March 2017
14:00 - 14:30

Rhymetimes for the youngest babies, held in the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Children's Library Rhymes, books and songs for babies under fifteen months, or who are not yet walking: To comply with health and safety regulations, this event is strictly limited to 30 children, plus accompanying adults. Please arrive in plenty of time to collect a numbered sticker from library staff, and to find a seat. We ask you to cooperate with staff, and thank you for helping to make the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Children's Library a safe and comfortable space.

Great Yarmouth Library
28 March 2017
14:30 - 15:30

An illustrated talk by Orla Kennelly, Community Librarian and Former Norfolk Records Office Archive Specialist and Heritage Centre Manager. £3 pay upstairs. No need to book.

Costessey Library
28 March 2017
17:30 - 18:30

Breckland Bookworms meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 5.30 to discuss the previous months book

Brundall Library
28 March 2017
14:00 - 19:00

Get the first pick of our new stock delivered each week and enjoy a cuppa while you're browsing.

Wroxham Library
28 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00

Not just for children, colouring is now recognised as a relaxing and enjoyable way to promote Well Being. Come along and try it at our new colouring circle, every Tuesday afternoon, 2-4pm. All materials provided, though you are very welcome to bring your own.

Wroxham Library
28 March 2017
11:00 - 12:00

Would you or somebody you know like some advice about supported employment, training or education opportunities? Drop in to Wroxham Library and speak to an adviser from 'Match', the Norfolk Specialist Employment Service for adults with learning disabilities.

Great Yarmouth Library
29 March 2017
13:30 - 16:30

Community Art Room provide access to art materials and specialist art equipment within the community so that everyone has the opportunity to create & flourish. Angie Hewitt & Jane Ebel are both Art Graduates and are both Professional Artists.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
29 March 2017
18:00 - 19:00

Introduction to Intellectual Property. Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. In this session we'll focuss on four key areas of intellectual property: design, patent, copyright and trademark. We'll discuss how to recognize your IP and how best to protect it with a Q & A with a certified IP adviser to finish. Booking essential: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
29 March 2017
10:00 - 17:00

A Music Mirror enables people to capture the sounds of their own memories by linking short written prompts of life story in their own words to recordings of sound and music. These unique personal snapshots of an identity and its soundscape make a valuable toolkit to share with family, friends and carers as comfort, to build bridges and to bring the past to life if memories fade. Book a session with a library volunteer to assist you with creating a Music Mirror for yourself or for a person you care for. To book a session for a date and place that suits your needs please contact caroline on 01603 774781 or email caroline.varney.bowers@norfolk.gov.uk

Aylsham Library
29 March 2017
10:30 - 12:30

More than for Life - The Archaeology of Tattooing - An illustrated talk by Ken Hamilton FSA, loooking at the reasoning behind the art of tattooing and the methods and styles practiced by mankind for over 7000 years. Tickets are £3.50 each (including refreshments) and are available from the library - pop in or call 01263 732320.

Mile Cross Library
29 March 2017
10:30 - 12:30

Feeling at a loose end? Come and visit the library for a cuppa and a chat. Make new friends or meet old ones. There will also be cribbage, scrabble and crosswords available.

Wells Library
29 March 2017
11:00 - 12:00

is a special promotion celebrating Norfolk Libraries most popular reads. Come and join us for a coffee and chat while choosing new books recommended by fellow customers. Swap thoughts, reviews and book suggestions. Meet up with old friends, make new friends and borrow some great reads.

Taverham Library
29 March 2017
11:00 - 12:30

Relax and listen while someone reads aloud to you from a selection of stories and poems. Share responses over a cup of tea or just enjoy having someone read to you. This group is for people wanting to try something new, meet others, and lift their mood. To find out more or to book a place on either of these events please contact the library on 01603 260545

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
29 March 2017
14:30 - 16:30


Gaywood Library
29 March 2017
12:00 - 14:00

Do you or someone you know suffer from arthritis? Would you like to be part of an arthritis support group? If so drop in for this first meeting at: Gaywood Library Wednesday 29th March 12 - 2pm No need to book, just come along. For further information please contact the library on 01553 768498 or email ChrisP@arthritiscare.org.uk

Great Yarmouth Library
29 March 2017
15:30 - 16:00

£2 Per Class with qualified instructor Sue Potter. No need to book just arrive on the day. For further information: susan_potter_57@hotmail.com

Earlham Library
29 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Come along and hear stories being read by our friendly volunteer. A great chance to hear new stories and share the experience with other families. Every week during term time only.

Great Yarmouth Library
29 March 2017
16:15 - 17:15

An energetic class rotating around various activities. Adaptable to your individual requirements. £3.50 per session. With Sue Potter, qualified instructor of Spot on Fitness. Text 07780707972 or email susan_potter_57@hotmail.com

Great Yarmouth Library
29 March 2017
18:00 - 19:00

Get fit at GY Library. £3 for this fun session.

Great Yarmouth Library
29 March 2017
14:45 - 15:30

Seated exercise to help mobilise your joints, improve muscle tone and increase fitness. £3.50 per session. With Sue Potter of Spot on Fitness. Text 077807079972 or email susan_potter_57@hotmail.com for more information.

Sheringham Library
29 March 2017
10:00 - 13:00

Filter coffee, cup of tea or hot chocolate and biscuits £1.00. Served daily. Come and browse books, read the paper and enjoy some company in our friendly library.

Fakenham Library
29 March 2017
14:00 - 15:00


Watton Library
29 March 2017
10:00 - 11:00

Develop a love of books and stories in this fun play session based on a different story every week. Weekly during term time.

Harleston Library
29 March 2017
10:15 - 11:30

Wednesday mornings at 10.30; on alternate weeks there are separate sessions for babies at 10.15 and toddlers at 11am. Please check with the library if it is a joint or separate session

Hunstanton Library
29 March 2017
15:00 - 17:00

Starting Wednesday 1st February 3-5pm Want help to update your CV, using Universal Jobmatch, and searching for jobs online? Then why not book in for a 30 minute session with staff to get you started. Please call 01485 532280 to book!

Hethersett Library
29 March 2017
10:30 - 11:30

Come and join our established group. Templates and pens provided. Refreshments available

Costessey Library
29 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Come and share songs and rhymes with your baby. Aimed at 0- 21/2year olds but older children welcome Term time only

Gaywood Library
29 March 2017
9:30 - 11:30

This is a beginner's course aimed at introducing learners to the skills and techniques necessary to produce your own clothes. Throughout you will have expert tuition, demonstrations and plenty of opportunity to practice new skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Starting on Wednesday 18th January 9.30 - 11.30am The course runs for 11 weeks You can enrol directly onto this course Via our web site www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning Or if you need further details speak to a member of staff in the Library.

King's Lynn Library
29 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

Come and enjoy a game of scrabble at King's Lynn Library Every Wednesday 10am - 12 noon

Gorleston Library
29 March 2017
14:00 - 15:45

Join us for a friendly craft session

North Walsham Library
29 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Weekly B & R led by volunteers

Fakenham Library
29 March 2017
10:00 - 10:45


Gorleston Library
29 March 2017
10:00 - 11:00

Children's Centre Story Cafe - enjoy a story, craft, snack and music session in the library. Term Time only

Fakenham Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00


Hellesdon Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 20:00

DVD's are 2 for 1 all day at Hellesdon Library - and some of our DVD's are only 50p for a week's hire! Offer includes only 1 Top Title per pair.

Long Stratton Library
30 March 2017
17:15 - 19:15

Knit and sew for charity with the Norfolk Knitters and Stitches. Suitable for; beginners to experts, teens to adults All welcome to our friendly group.

Fakenham Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00


Wymondham Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

The job service is completely free and here to help you. The trained career advisors can tell you what jobs or training are available and how to apply. You can either make an appointment for a one to one meeting with an advisor or just drop in to an open session. Support includes: • advice and support • information about local opportunities • computers and internet access • business start-up information • training, courses and apprenticeship information • help with CVs, job applications and covering letters • help with transport

King's Lynn Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 10:30

Weekly on Thursdays 10am - 10.30am

Gaywood Library
30 March 2017
13:00 - 14:30

Formerly know as the Friendship Group, this group meets on the last Thursday of the month 1 - 2.30pm (excluding December) at Gaywood Library, Come along and join in, open to all and all welcome. Most meetings will include an activity, talk or information and advice session - see individual posters for further info. £1 per session includes refreshments. For further information please contact the library on 01553 768498

Gaywood Library
30 March 2017
13:00 - 14:00

A talk on the river and wildlife in the area, its conservation and protection, by the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group. Gaywood Library Thursday 30th March 1 - 2pm Booking essential. For further information or to book please contact the library on 01553 768498. £1 includes refreshments, part of the 'In Good Company' group.

Downham Market Library
30 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Fun songs and rhymes for babies and pre-school children with their parents/carers. Weekly during term time only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information contact the library on 01366 383073

Cromer Library
30 March 2017
10:30 - 11:30

enjoy company, music & excercise

Cromer Library
30 March 2017
14:30 - 16:30

Looking for New members . Come and share your favourite poems and poets with us! Cromer Library Last Thursday of each month 2.30pm start Contact jackie- 01263 479501 Angela 01263 515517

Attleborough Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

Drop in to our welcoming weekly colouring club. Pens, pencils and colouring sheets are provided or you can bring along your own. Focus on your colouring and let your mind move away from the stresses of day to day life.

Wroxham Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 16:30

Drop in for a game of Scrabble at Wroxham Library on the last Thursday of every month, 2-4.30pm

Dersingham Library
30 March 2017
10:30 - 12:00

A weekly drop in morning for those who knit or crochet (or those who are interested in learning how to do both). If you are a knitter and are interested in helping others learn or if you would like to learn a new skill then please come along. Coffee and tea available

Sprowston Library
30 March 2017
14:15 - 14:45

Songs and rhymes for babies, pre-school children and their parents / carers Every Thursday during term time Come and join the fun and meet some new friends at the library! For more information ask at the library or phone 01603 408426

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
30 March 2017
12:00 - 14:00

Volunteers will support you with a range of activities including searching for information online, using email, shopping online, using online services and social media sites. Places are limited and should be booked at the 1st floor enquiry desk in The Millennium Library either in person or by phoning 01603 774730 Please let us know if you need to cancel a place so that it can be offered to someone else (Please note volunteers have a range of abilities and are not trained computer experts. They will help you to the best of their ability)

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00


Wymondham Library
30 March 2017
17:00 - 19:00

Bring your own wool, needles and hooks. No need to book. Just turn up. For more information Tel: 01953 603319

Thetford Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 14:45

Come along to Thetford Library for an afternoon of storytelling. Every Thursday during term time. Suitable for pre-school children

King's Lynn Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

Come and join us for a lively game of Trivial Pursuit. 5th January, 2nd February, 2nd March, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 22nd June, 20th July, 17th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 7th December

Thetford Library
30 March 2017
10:15 - 11:30

Meet at the Library, our regular route will be via Spring Walks and into the BTO Nunnery Lakes Reserve. Parts of the walk are not suitable for wheelchairs; stout and waterproof foot ware may be required. Collect your first book to discuss from late January For more details contact David on 01842 752048

Swaffham Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00

Do you have specific IT-related questions that you would love to know the answer to or would like to develop your confidence to go online or use email? Our friendly volunteer Get Digital champion can spend time with individuals to help them develop their IT skills using the public library computers and assist with queries regarding tablet devices. Help is available most Thursdays and some Friday afternoons 2-4pm. To find out more or to make an appointment please call 01760 721513.

Plumstead Road Library
30 March 2017
18:00 - 19:00

Join the Bookworms to discuss their latest read. New members welcome and refreshments available. The Bookworms Reading Group meets at Plumstead Road Library on the last Thursday of the month 6-7pm.

Gaywood Library
30 March 2017
13:00 - 14:30

Pop into find out more about this directory which contains listings of facilities, services and activities for older people in West Norfolk. Gaywood Library Thursday 30th March 1 - 2.30pm No need to book just pop in. For further information contact the library on 01553 76849

Sheringham Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 13:00

Filter coffee, cup of tea or hot chocolate and biscuits £1.00. Served daily. Come and browse books, read the paper and enjoy some company in our friendly library.

Sheringham Library
30 March 2017
10:30 - 11:30

Are you researching your Family History? Do you need help to find vital clues? Free 1:1 support available from our volunteer. Booking Essential.

Great Yarmouth Library
30 March 2017
10:30 - 15:30

Do you love to knit or sew? Then our Thursday craft day is for you. Come along and join in this friendly free activity with resources and refreshments provided. On Thursdays between 10.30 and 12.30 we have needlecraft and between 1.30 and 3.30 it's time to knit.

Acle Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 14:45

Sheringham Library
30 March 2017
11:00 - 13:00

If you enjoy playing board or card games drop in and join us for a game, chat and a cuppa.

Sheringham Library
30 March 2017
16:00 - 18:00

How do you see yourself? What do you think about the image celebrities portray? Free digital workshop for young people Come and create a short movie using I pads and learn about digital techniques, sound and editing (Equipment provided). Refreshments available to help those creative juices flow!

Dersingham Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 10:30

Songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers, parents and carers every Thursday (term time )

Long Stratton Library
30 March 2017
14:00 - 17:00

Feeling at a loose end? Come and visit the library for a cuppa and a chat. Make new friends or meet old ones. Adult colouring sheets and crosswords available or just pop in and read the newspaper.

Brundall Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 14:00

Always wanted to find out about your family history but don't know where to start? Or have you started but hit a stumbling block? Then pop into Brundall Library any Thursday and receive help and guidance from our Family History expert. Take full benefit of our subscription service to FindMyPast.

Dereham Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 12:30

Time to meet, chat or just share a hot drink. Scrabble, cribbage and crossword puzzles available

Caister Library
30 March 2017
10:00 - 12:00

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

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
30 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Rhymes, songs and book aimed at toddlers from 15 - 30 months. (Term time only)

Dereham Library
31 March 2017
9:30 - 12:00


Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
31 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Story session for children aged 2.5 - 5 years

Mile Cross Library
31 March 2017
10:30 - 11:00

A group for babies from birth to walking. Join in with nursery rhymes, songs and stories to give your baby the best possible start. Every sound your baby hears helps them build up a bank of sounds they can draw on when they start talking - so come along. Grandparents and child-minders welcome too! Free sessions, no need to book - just drop in.

Mile Cross Library
31 March 2017
11:15 - 12:00

A group for toddlers to 8 year olds. Join in with nursery rhymes, songs and stories to give your child the best possible start. Grandparents and child-minders welcome too! Free sessions, no need to book - just drop in.

Gorleston Library
31 March 2017
10:30 - 11:30

Get active with fun movement to music, mini disco and healthy snack - £1 per child. Suitable for walking age to 5. Fortnightly in term time. Check the library or Facebook page for dates.

Mundesley Library
31 March 2017
10:30 - 12:30

If you enjoy playing board or card games drop in and join us for a game, chat and a cuppa.

Wells Library
31 March 2017
11:00 - 12:00

Fancy making some new friends, or just to have a good old chat? Then come along to our FREE weekly drop in sessions for a good old fashion chatter with a cup of tea and biscuit. Fridays 11am - 12 Noon

Sheringham Library
31 March 2017
14:00 - 14:45

Seated exercises to help keep you mobile. £1.00 a session.

Hethersett Library
31 March 2017
9:30 - 11:30

Join is for a free and fun family session supported by Norfolk Community Learning Services. Suitable for families with children under 5. • Listen to a group story • Take part in fun activities together • Discover ways to support children's learning at home • Receive information about Family Learning Opportunities Booking essential, please call the library on 01603 810188.

Great Yarmouth Library
31 March 2017
10:00 - 11:00

A free group for children to explore books/crafts and play in a safe and welcoming environment - and an opportunity for children/parents to meet new friends. Our group is planned around the EYFS, children's interests and parents' suggestions. Each session starts with a 'led story' time, followed by a new activity based on the story, such as painting, collage or junk modelling. Afterwards we sit down for a healthy snack and finish with song time.