Budget friendly events at Suffolk Libraries

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Calling all book lovers! Suffolk Libraries have a fantastic line up of budget-friendly events this March

With the cold of February behind us, Suffolk Libraries are turning their attention to March, where World Book Day, Shakespeare Week, National Poetry Day and the first official day of spring are all around the corner.

All libraries will be open and ready to welcome visitors throughout the month of March for a range of different activities:

Tuesday 12 March 10am to 3pm – IT and eLibrary help and advice drop-in from Realise Futures


Lowestoft Library

Bring along your own laptop, tablet or smartphone and get help and advice from Realise Futures. Learn how to connect to the library wifi, make better use of email, renew your loans online, borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks and download digital music, magazines and newspapers from our eLibrary and more.

Wednesday 13 March 10:30-11:30am – Wednesday Talk: ‘Why I wrote about Brexit and other stories’ by David Laws

Bury St Edmunds Library

Local author David Laws, renowned for covering key unsettled and difficult political periods in Bury St Edmunds, will be selling and signing copies of his books Exit Day: Brexit – an assassin stalks the Prime Minister and Munich.

U3A Music Group

Friday 15 March 12:30-2:30pm – Performance from the U3A Folk Music Players Group

Haverhill Library

All are welcome to a lively performance from the local U3A Folk Music Group.

Saturday 16 March 10am to 3pm – Film-making workshop for 11-14 year olds from the Offshoot Foundation

Chantry Library 

Are you aged 11-14 and want to make your own music video? Learn new skills in film-making and editing while having fun, no experience necessary. Book in advance by contacting the library. Refreshments provided by the Co-op. Funded by Ipswich Borough Council.

Saturday 16 March 2:30-4pm – Hooked on Books: Haverhill’s Book Group

Haverhill Library

Come and join Haverhill Library’s new book group. Currently reading ‘How to Stop Time’ by Matt Haig. Please speak to a member of staff for more information and to join.

Saturday 16 March 10:30-11am – Storytime en Francais

Newmarket Library

Children are invited for French stories, songs and crafts with Gaelle. No knowledge of French required, pick up some words while you’re having fun!

Tuesday 19 March 3.45-4.45pm – Dr Seuss vs William Shakespeare: for 8+ year olds

Gainsborough Community Library

8+ year-olds are invited to celebrate Shakespeare Week and National Poetry Day with the opportunity to join in a Dr Seuss vs Shakespeare rap battle, make up their own revolting rhymes, try the Shakespeare Insult Generator and more!

Tuesday 19 March 12:45-1.30pm – Gillian Barella & Friends: Songs through the ages

Woodbridge Library

Friends of Woodbridge Library are hosting a lunchtime concert. Sopranos Joy Bounds and Diana Minter with their accompanist Gillian Barella will perform a range of songs with piano accompaniment.

Wednesday 20 March 10:30-11.30am – ‘Ponderings of a Poet’ by Tim Bridges 

Bury St Edmunds

Local poet and children’s author talks about the genesis of his love of poetry, with examples of poems that inspired him. He will also read selections from his own works. Tim encourages audience involvement and discussion about the diversity of poetry and the many forms it takes.

Monday 25 March 2-4pm – Top Time: Chair-based yoga

Gainsborough Library

Seniors are invited to have a go at gentle chair-based yoga exercises.

Tuesday 26 March 2.30-4pm – Top Time: Meet the author: David Laws

Lavenham Library

Local author David Laws will be giving a talk as well as selling and signing copies of his new thriller: ‘Exit Day: Brexit: An Assassin stalks the Prime Minister’.

Saturday 30 March 2.30pm – Suffolk Libraries Presents: An Ideal Husband

Southwold Arts Centre

Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, is on an assured smooth ascent to the top. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery, that is.

For a full list of recurring events and activities, visit suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities

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