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Upcoming events

A list of all special events taking place across our libraries.

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Spring quiz sheet Haverhill Library Wed 6 Mar, 2019 – Sat 4 May, 2019
Exhibition: Marian Nichols, textiles artist Leiston Library Thu 28 Mar, 2019 – Thu 30 May, 2019
Suffolk Day short story writing competition Leiston Library Thu 28 Mar, 2019 – Fri 31 May, 2019
Moomin trail Lowestoft Library Fri 29 Mar, 2019 – Tue 30 Apr, 2019
Dragon Month: dragon art Sudbury Library Sun 31 Mar, 2019 – Tue 30 Apr, 2019
Dragon Month: pick up your dragon activity bag Sudbury Library Sun 31 Mar, 2019 – Tue 30 Apr, 2019
Dragon Month: dragon egg hunt Sudbury Library Sun 31 Mar, 2019 – Tue 30 Apr, 2019
Slaughter in Southwold 'Whodunnit?' quiz sheet Southwold Library Mon 1 Apr, 2019 – Sun 16 Jun, 2019
ArtLib: Abstracts by Andrew Cowell Woodbridge Library Mon 1 Apr, 2019 – Tue 30 Apr, 2019
DVD and CD sale Leiston Library Thu 4 Apr, 2019 – Tue 23 Apr, 2019
Easter egg hunt Great Cornard Library Sat 6 Apr, 2019 – Sat 20 Apr, 2019
Easter reading challenge Leiston Library Sat 6 Apr, 2019 – Sat 20 Apr, 2019
Easter Eggstreme reading challenge Wickham Market Library Sat 6 Apr, 2019 – Sat 20 Apr, 2019
Easter bonnet competition Haverhill Library Mon 8 Apr, 2019 – Mon 22 Apr, 2019
Pick a square competition Haverhill Library Thu 11 Apr, 2019 – Fri 26 Apr, 2019
Egg hunt Rosehill Library Tue 16 Apr, 2019 – Sat 20 Apr, 2019
Easter egg hunt Broomhill Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 1100
Easter egg hunt Chantry Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 1000
Easter egg hunt Felixstowe Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 0930
Easter sale and children's crafts Halesworth Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 1000
Easter Bunny Origami Haverhill Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 1000
Saturday Fun: Easter party - SOLD OUT Lowestoft Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 1045
Easter crafts: for all ages Needham Market Library Sat 20 Apr, 2019 1000
St George and the Dragon activities for ages 8+ Gainsborough Community Library Tue 23 Apr, 2019 1530
Window crafts Kesgrave Library Tue 23 Apr, 2019 1430
Top Time: Board games Lavenham Library Tue 23 Apr, 2019 1430
Big Book Sale Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 24 Apr, 2019 0830
Wednesday Talk: 'Gravestones of Famous People in Suffolk' by Robert Halliday Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 24 Apr, 2019 1030
Talk: rehoming cats and working with the RSPCA, from Stephen Taylor Long Melford Library Wed 24 Apr, 2019 1430
Friends of Halesworth Library AGM Halesworth Library Thu 25 Apr, 2019 1830
Pride & Periods launch Bungay Library Fri 26 Apr, 2019 1000
British Library Living Knowledge Network display: Writing: Making your Mark Ipswich County Library Fri 26 Apr, 2019 – Fri 17 May, 2019
Mind mental health and wellbeing information drop-in Kessingland Library Fri 26 Apr, 2019 1000
Meet the Author: Patricia Finney, aka P. F. Chisholm Long Melford Library Fri 26 Apr, 2019 1430
Legal Matters information & advice drop-in: wills, probate and Powers of Attorney Southwold Library Fri 26 Apr, 2019 1630
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Charlie Haylock: A History of Spoken English with cheese and wine supper Stowmarket Library Fri 26 Apr, 2019 1930
Erica James in conversation with Lesley Dolphin Felixstowe Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1100
Art workshop: studies of birds in gouache and watercolour with artist Amy Beckwith Ipswich County Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1000
Saturday Fun: Star Wars crafts and activities Lowestoft Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1045
We're Going on a Bear Hunt stories and crafts Newmarket Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1030
CoderDojo: for ages 7 - 17 Stoke Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1000
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Barbara Nadel: Magical Crime Stowmarket Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1115
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Jacqueline Beard: Based on a True Crime - when fact meets fiction Stowmarket Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1000
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Kate Rhodes: Killer Women Stowmarket Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1330
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Mary-Jane Riley: How I Turned to Crime Stowmarket Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1445
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Stella Duffy: Crime Does Pay Stowmarket Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1600
Woodbridge Emporium presents: Iestyn Edwards: My Tutu Went AWOL Woodbridge Library Sat 27 Apr, 2019 1930
Earth Day family film Gainsborough Community Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1415
Sociable Sunday: refreshments and conversation Halesworth Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1030
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Caroline Goldsworthy: Tangent Stowmarket Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1000
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Ian Andrew: Suffolk to the Southern Hemisphere Stowmarket Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1330
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: James Henry: On Place - from Denton to Colchester Stowmarket Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1445
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Nicci French: Partners in Crime Stowmarket Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1600
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Sophie Hannah: Crime and Grudges Stowmarket Library Sun 28 Apr, 2019 1115
Coffee morning for those affected by cancer Chantry Library Mon 29 Apr, 2019 0930
Top Time: talk about bees and beekeeping from the Friends of Holywells Gainsborough Community Library Mon 29 Apr, 2019 1400
Board games café Halesworth Library Mon 29 Apr, 2019 1400
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Discussion on independent (indie) publishing Stowmarket Library Mon 29 Apr, 2019 1400
Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Introduction to self-publishing from Gipping Press Stowmarket Library Mon 29 Apr, 2019 1000
Let's Get Digital: drop-in help with our eLibrary services Bury St Edmunds Library Tue 30 Apr, 2019 1100
Drug awareness session for parents and carers from Turning Point Gainsborough Community Library Tue 30 Apr, 2019 1800
Drug awareness drop-in for young people from Turning Point Gainsborough Community Library Tue 30 Apr, 2019 1500
Wednesday Talk: 'Poets, Poems, PMs, Past & Present: The Times and History of Poets and Poetry in Suffolk' by Colin Whyles Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 1 May, 2019 1030
Time Out: May Day crafts Halesworth Library Wed 1 May, 2019 1030
Suffolk Police drop-in Halesworth Library Wed 1 May, 2019 1000
Quiz night Ipswich County Library Wed 1 May, 2019 1900
Slaughter in Southwold raffle Southwold Library Wed 1 May, 2019 – Sun 16 Jun, 2019
ArtLib: Art by Sue Edmunds Woodbridge Library Wed 1 May, 2019 – Fri 31 May, 2019
Book Mountain Felixstowe Library Sat 4 May, 2019 1000
Introduction to family history research Felixstowe Library Sat 4 May, 2019 1000
We're Going on a Bear Hunt 30th birthday celebration Haverhill Library Sat 4 May, 2019 1030
Art workshop: studies of birds in gouache and watercolour with artist Amy Beckwith Ipswich County Library Sat 4 May, 2019 1000
Friends of Lowestoft Library AGM Lowestoft Library Sat 4 May, 2019 1030
Circus skills workshop for children and young people with additional needs with Mr Bean Chantry Library Sun 5 May, 2019 1030
Book sale Southwold Library Sun 5 May, 2019 1400
Fing crafts and activities Southwold Library Sun 5 May, 2019 1130
Car boot sale Broomhill Library Mon 6 May, 2019 1100
Top Time: crafts with Cat Gainsborough Community Library Mon 6 May, 2019 1400
Top Time: talk from The Howletts Gainsborough Community Library Mon 6 May, 2019 1400
Peppa Pig stories, crafts & food - morning session Southwold Library Mon 6 May, 2019 1100
Peppa Pig stories, crafts & food - afternoon session Southwold Library Mon 6 May, 2019 1400
The Giant Wiggle for Action for Children Haverhill Library Tue 7 May, 2019 1000
Sporting Memories: Celebrate 50 years of Ipswich Speedway Ipswich County Library Tue 7 May, 2019 1415
Top Time: Jim Lowe from Dementia Friends visits Lavenham Library Tue 7 May, 2019 1430
Drop-in: find out about the power of aloe vera Southwold Library Tue 7 May, 2019 1000
Browsers Bookshop presents: John Connolly in conversation with Catherine Larner Woodbridge Library Tue 7 May, 2019 1300
Wednesday Talk: 'Years of Local Policing' by John Saunders Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 8 May, 2019 1030
Time Out: local history session Halesworth Library Wed 8 May, 2019 1030
Quiz night Lavenham Library Wed 8 May, 2019 1900
An evening with psychic Ryan Gooding Ipswich County Library Thu 9 May, 2019 2000
Meet the Author: William Blyghton Saxmundham Library Thu 9 May, 2019 1030
Murder at the Library: murder mystery with raffle & refreshments Lowestoft Library Fri 10 May, 2019 1900
Legal Matters information & advice session: Powers of Attorney Southwold Library Fri 10 May, 2019 1900
Wear Some Tech workshop: for 11-25 year-olds Bury St Edmunds Library Sat 11 May, 2019 1100
Pampering, shopping and wellbeing fundraising event Gainsborough Community Library Sat 11 May, 2019 1300
Plant sale Halesworth Library Sat 11 May, 2019 1000
Big music sale Ipswich County Library Sat 11 May, 2019 1000
Mindfulness for Health with Integrative Mind specialist Jill Yarrow Newmarket Library Sat 11 May, 2019 1100
We're Going on a Bear Hunt stories, crafts and games Southwold Library Sun 12 May, 2019 1130
Introduction to meditation and healing Saxmundham Library Mon 13 May, 2019 1400
Wednesday Talk: 'Military Archives and the Suffolk Regiment' by Paul Evans Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 15 May, 2019 1030
Time Out: Meet and learn about tortoises Halesworth Library Wed 15 May, 2019 1030
Suffolk Libraries Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest - evening showing Southwold Library Wed 15 May, 2019 1930
Suffolk Libraries Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest - matinee showing Southwold Library Wed 15 May, 2019 1430
Meet the Author: Michelle Paver Southwold Library Thu 16 May, 2019 1900
Librarian Theatre presents: The Green Ship Woodbridge Library Sat 18 May, 2019 1830
Stroke Association display Bury St Edmunds Library Mon 20 May, 2019 – Fri 24 May, 2019
Coffee morning for those affected by cancer Chantry Library Mon 20 May, 2019 0930
Board games café Halesworth Library Mon 20 May, 2019 1400
Top Time: indoor Kurling Lavenham Library Tue 21 May, 2019 1430
Get online: get help and advice using devices and apps from West Suffolk Sight Newmarket Library Tue 21 May, 2019 1400
Crime prevention and SafeKey scheme drop-in session from Suffolk Constabulary Southwold Library Tue 21 May, 2019 1030
Legal Matters information & advice drop-in: wills, probate and Powers of Attorney Southwold Library Tue 21 May, 2019 1630
Wednesday Talk: 'Together We Can Conquer Stroke' by the Stroke Association Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 22 May, 2019 1030
Time Out: Meet the Author: Felicity Jellif Halesworth Library Wed 22 May, 2019 1030
Wear Some Tech workshop: for 11-25 year-olds Bury St Edmunds Library Sat 25 May, 2019 1100
Elmer Day: stories and crafts Chantry Library Sat 25 May, 2019 1000
BLOC Youth Council skills building session: Using creativity to build confidence Ipswich County Library Sat 25 May, 2019 1000
Saturday Fun: activities with children's author Sophie Green Lowestoft Library Sat 25 May, 2019 1045
Friends of Southwold Library fête Southwold Library Sat 25 May, 2019 1000
Elmer Day: crafts, games, quizzes and more Sudbury Library Sat 25 May, 2019 1030
Plant sale Southwold Library Sun 26 May, 2019 1000
Magic show with Mr Bean Entertainments Chantry Library Tue 28 May, 2019 1130
Beach Bonkers Newmarket Library Tue 28 May, 2019 1130
Wednesday Talk: 'Dark Suffolk: Writing Fantasy in East Anglia' by Joshua Winning Bury St Edmunds Library Wed 29 May, 2019 1030
Time Out: Talk: Cruising Beyond the Arctic Circle Halesworth Library Wed 29 May, 2019 1030
Bite Size Ballets: The Elves and the Shoemaker Southwold Library Wed 29 May, 2019 1030
Elmer Day celebration Stowmarket Library Wed 29 May, 2019 1000
Top Time: Meet the Author: Cordelia Fonte Newmarket Library Thu 30 May, 2019 1430
British Library Living Knowledge Network display: Writing: Making your Mark Bury St Edmunds Library Fri 31 May, 2019 – Fri 21 Jun, 2019
Marsh on the Move roadshow from Suffolk Wildlife Trust Southwold Library Fri 31 May, 2019 1000
Circus skills workshop for children and young people with additional needs with Mr Bean Chantry Library Sun 2 Jun, 2019 1030
Top Time: chair-based dancing Gainsborough Community Library Mon 3 Jun, 2019 1400
Family music and dance workshops Chantry Library Sat 8 Jun, 2019 1300
Slaughter in Southwold: Scene Zero Presents: The Mystery of Mr. E, by Sophie Hannah - afternoon staged reading/singing Southwold Library Sat 8 Jun, 2019 1430
Slaughter in Southwold: Scene Zero Presents: The Mystery of Mr. E, by Sophie Hannah - evening staged reading/singing Southwold Library Sat 8 Jun, 2019 1930
Top Time: talk from Age UK Gainsborough Community Library Mon 10 Jun, 2019 1400
Time Out: (Almost) Midsummer Music and Poetry Halesworth Library Wed 12 Jun, 2019 1030
Summer Fashion Show Ipswich County Library Wed 12 Jun, 2019 1930
Slaughter in Southwold: Murder Mystery Night: Bannocks and Blood, by Ann Cleeves Southwold Library Fri 14 Jun, 2019 1900
Community day Ipswich County Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1030
Slaughter in Southwold: Jill Dawson Southwold Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1400
Slaughter in Southwold: Kate Ellis Southwold Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1000
Slaughter in Southwold: Lunch can be murder, with Cafe 51 Southwold Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1300
Slaughter in Southwold: Mick Herron Southwold Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1130
Slaughter in Southwold: Elementary My Dear Watson: fun crime quiz night Southwold Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1900
Slaughter in Southwold: Val McDermid Southwold Library Sat 15 Jun, 2019 1530
Slaughter in Southwold: Elly Griffiths Southwold Library Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1700
Slaughter in Southwold: Felix Francis Southwold Library Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1530
Slaughter in Southwold: Mark Dawson Southwold Library Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1000
Slaughter in Southwold: Martin Edwards Southwold Library Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1130
Slaughter in Southwold: Nicci French Southwold Library Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1400
Lunch: Something Fishy Southwold Library Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1300
Top Time: hobbies and crafts Gainsborough Community Library Mon 17 Jun, 2019 1400
Get online: get help and advice using devices and apps from West Suffolk Sight Brandon Library Tue 18 Jun, 2019 1400
Suffolk Day quiz sheet: How well do you know Suffolk? Felixstowe Library Wed 19 Jun, 2019 – Mon 24 Jun, 2019
The Giant Wiggle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar storytime, messy crafts and play Gainsborough Community Library Wed 19 Jun, 2019 1400
The Giant Wiggle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts and activities Gainsborough Community Library Wed 19 Jun, 2019 1530
Meet the Author: Heidi Swain Saxmundham Library Thu 20 Jun, 2019 1030
Quiz night Chantry Library Fri 21 Jun, 2019 1900
Suffolk Day event Leiston Library Sun 23 Jun, 2019 1000
Top Time: comic verse and music with Mr Punak Gainsborough Community Library Mon 24 Jun, 2019 1400
Board games café Halesworth Library Mon 24 Jun, 2019 1400
Time Out: Meet the Author: Francesca Armour-Chelu Halesworth Library Wed 26 Jun, 2019 1030
Felixstowe Book Festival: Felixstowe.docs: A presentation of young people's writing with Hayley Long Felixstowe Library Fri 28 Jun, 2019 1800
Mind mental health and wellbeing information drop-in Kessingland Library Fri 28 Jun, 2019 1000
Felixstowe Book Festival: Hotel Flamingo drawalong with Alex Milway: for ages 5+ Felixstowe Library Sat 29 Jun, 2019 1000
Felixstowe Book Festival: Operation Buried Treasure with Ally Sherrick: for ages 8+ Felixstowe Library Sat 29 Jun, 2019 1500
Felixstowe Book Festival: Potkin and Stubbs: Creeps, Crimes and Comedy with Sophie Green: for ages 9+ Felixstowe Library Sat 29 Jun, 2019 1300
Sutton Hoo roadshow Felixstowe Library Sat 29 Jun, 2019 1300
Felixstowe Book Festival: From Tots to Teens panel with Gillian McClure, Pippa Goodhart & Rosemary Hayes: for all ages over 12 Felixstowe Library Sat 29 Jun, 2019 1030
Felixstowe Book Festival: Calling Mission Control! with Rapscallion Theatre Company: for ages 7-12 Felixstowe Library Sun 30 Jun, 2019 1000
Felixstowe Book Festival: The Funny Life of James Campbell: for ages 6+ Felixstowe Library Sun 30 Jun, 2019 1430
Felixstowe Book Festival: Let's Write Funny with Ruth Fitzgerald: for ages 7-11 Felixstowe Library Sun 30 Jun, 2019 1230
Time Out: Foot health and wellbeing Halesworth Library Wed 3 Jul, 2019 1030
British Library Living Knowledge Network display: Writing: Making your Mark Lowestoft Library Fri 5 Jul, 2019 – Fri 26 Jul, 2019
Circus skills workshop for children and young people with additional needs with Mr Bean Chantry Library Sun 7 Jul, 2019 1030
Little City: for toddlers and pre-schoolers Chantry Library Wed 17 Jul, 2019 1300
Board games café Halesworth Library Mon 22 Jul, 2019 1400
Beach Bonkers - 2pm session Chantry Library Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1400
Beach Bonkers - 3pm session Chantry Library Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1500
Bite Size Ballets: Three Little Pigs Southwold Library Mon 29 Jul, 2019 1030
Circus skills workshop for children and young people with additional needs with Mr Bean Chantry Library Sun 4 Aug, 2019 1030
ZooLab Motley Zoo visit Chantry Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1500
British Library Living Knowledge Network display: Writing: Making your Mark Felixstowe Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 – Tue 27 Aug, 2019
ZooLab Motley Zoo visit Gainsborough Community Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1100
BLOC LAB Hadleigh Hadleigh Library Mon 12 Aug, 2019 – Fri 16 Aug, 2019
Balloon modelling with Mr Bean Entertainments Chantry Library Fri 23 Aug, 2019 1030
Mind mental health and wellbeing information drop-in Kessingland Library Fri 30 Aug, 2019 1000
Circus skills workshop for children and young people with additional needs with Mr Bean Chantry Library Sun 1 Sep, 2019 1030
Board games café Halesworth Library Mon 30 Sep, 2019 1400
BLOC LAB Lowestoft Lowestoft Library Sun 20 Oct, 2019 – Fri 25 Oct, 2019