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Top 10 upcoming events for May 2022

Looking to keep busy in May? Take a look at our top picks of events taking place in libraries this month!

We've got loads of fun events for adults lined up, including wildlife walks, author events, theatrical performances and more!

To find more events and activities near you, take a look at our What's On event listings →

Aromatherapy talk at Newmarket Library

Join Newmarket Library for a special Top Time talk with Sarah Kiernan on Thursday 5 May!

Sarah from Accessible Beauty Therapy will be visiting the library and will be giving two talks obout the history of aromatherapy.

An evening with Charles Garland at Thurston Library

Enjoy an informal evening with Charles Garland at Thurston Library on Friday 6 May!

Charles is an actor, musician, productor, director, and now author. He has worked on many beloved classic BBC comedies including Dad's Army, 'Allo 'Allo and more, and will be sharing some inside stories of those days.

Afternoon tea with author Tracy Borman at Lavenham Library

Author and historian Tracy Borman will be visiting Lavenham Library on Saturday 14 May for a special afternoon tea event, and will be giving a talk on Anne Boleyn and the Queens of England!

Tracy Borman is a popular author and historian, and has worked with a range of national heritage organisations. She is the author of many fiction and non-fiction books, with a focus on the Tudor period.

Talk with Project Linus at Framlingham Library

Come along Framlingham Library on Monday 16 May for a talk with Philippa Knights from Project Linus!

Philippa from Project Linus will be showing you some of the quilts that have been made by volunteers and talking about the work Project Linus do.

An evening with author Rose Gan at Woodbridge Library

Author Rose Gan will be visiting Woodbridge Library on Thursday 19 May for a special talk about her new book.

Rose's book, Dragon, is set in Suffolk in the 18th Century and chronicles adventurer Francis Light on his dangerous voyage to establish the first British Port in the Indies.

DiscoveReads author event with Sharon Duggal at Stowmarket Library

Join Stowmarket Library for a special author event with Sharon Duggal on Saturday 21 May!

Sharon will be talking about her book, Should We Fall Behind, which is one of the six titles chosen by Suffolk readers as part of our annual DiscoveReads project.

Desert Island Reads at Thurston Library

Take part in a desert island reads discussion at Thurston Library on Monday 23 May and celebrate the books that have made an impact on you!

Choose a favourite passage to share with the group and take part in a mini book quiz. Share your all-time favourite books and get inspiration for your next read!

Fete and plant sale at Southwold Library

The Friends of Southwold Library have organised a fun fete and plant sale on Saturday 28 May!

Head down to North Green and grab yourself a bargain at this sale of plants, books, crafts and cakes. There will also be a tombola and some fun games to keep the little ones entertained!

Woven Theatre presents: Gainsborough and the Modern Woman at Woodbridge Library

Join Woodbridge Library on Saturday 28 May for an exciting play by Peppy Barlow and Sally Wilden based on the real-life story of Suffolk-born painter Thomas Gainsborough and his scandalous portrait of Ann Ford.

It is 1760. He is an artist set on becoming a portrait painter to the rich and famous. She is a young woman who refuses to conform. The result was a masterpiece that broke all the rules.

Wildflowers on Your Doorstep - nature walk at Leiston Library

Enjoy an exciting series of wildlife walk-and-talks with local naturalist Steve Massey!

Steve will be guiding us on a different wildflower walk each month throughout summer. Collect wildflowers, learn about the wildlife and nature local to the area, and return to the library to identify the flowers you've picked over a cuppa and cake!

This month's walk will be taking place on Monday 30 May.