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Halesworth Library

Halesworth Library

Manager: Julie Gulliver

Bridge Street, Halesworth
IP19 8AD

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0930 – 1200
Tuesday 0930 – 1730
Wednesday 0930 – 1730
Thursday Closed
Friday 0930 – 1800
Saturday 0930 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1500

Room & venue hire

Room and space hire at Halesworth Library →

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: unavailable
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: £1 for a cup of coffee or tea
  • Display space: Window space and poster display unit available to hire for posters and notices. Contact the library for more details.
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale: Cards for Good Causes, antiquarian books, stamps, cards, artwork, jewellery, books from local authors, reading glasses and accessories from ReadySpex, Halesworth Library bags, bookmarks and pens.

IT and printing facilities

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1200-1430

  • 24 November - Batty beasts
  • 1 December - Advent wreath

Lego Club. £1 per builder.

every other Sunday. Currently on a break, returning in 2020., 1000-1100

Older people's events

Creative writing group: for over 65s

first and third Wednesday of the month, 1330-1500

No experience necessary. For more details contact Helen Hayes at 07917799456 or helen@inkfestival.org

Time Out: events and activities for older people

Wednesday, 1030-1200

  • 2 October: Owl crafts with Diane
  • 9 October: Discussion: What do you collect? Who are your favourite artists?
  • 16 October: Discussion: What soaps do you follow?
  • 23 October: Crafts: Book boxes with Meraylah to celebrate Time Out's 12th anniversary - bring a 6x4 photo
  • 30 October: Quiz and chat about words
  • 6 November: Share your family's wartime stories
  • 13 November: Mystery session with Irene
  • 20 November: Find out about Meraylah's new book and Tarot deck!
  • 27 November: Meet the author: Martin Wanger (pen name Madeline Dando)
  • 4 December - Make your own Christmas cards using the technique of quilling
  • 11 December - Try handbell ringing
  • 18 December - Christmas party - bring poetry, stories, jokes and carols
  • 8 January 2020 - Discussion: What cheers you up? What positive news have you heard that gives you a warm glow?

Reading groups

Reading group

second Thursday of the month, 1930-2100

Writing groups

Creative writing group

Monday, 1030-1200

Run by local writer and publisher Tom Corbett. Book in advance on 07831364021.

Creative writing group: for over 65s

first and third Wednesday of the month, 1330-1500

No experience necessary. For more details contact Helen Hayes at 07917799456 or helen@inkfestival.org

IT help

One to one sessions for absolute beginners (£15 per hour)

Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, by appointment

One-to-one IT help for beginners and improvers: £7.50 for half an hour or £15 for an hour

Tuesday mornings, By appointment

Learn or improve skills using laptops, tablets (including iPads) and smartphones. All money raised to the Friends of Halesworth Library. Ask at the counter for more details.

Turn your Trash into Cash: learn how to sell items online: £12 per session

Tuesday, 1030-1200

Two-part workshop on a rolling basis. Limited to six people per session. Contact the library for more information and to book.

Arts, crafts & games

Craftfulness with We Craft Hub: for ages 16+

Wednesday, 1830-2000

Unwind by making some crafts. No experience necessary, all tools and materials provided. For more details contact Rachel at 01986 873246 or raroft@gmail.com

Crafty Companions

alternate Tuesdays, 1400-1600

Bring along your current craft project to work on in the library while making new friends.

Mindful colouring: held in the gallery in the library

alternate Tuesdays, 1400-1600

Health & wellbeing events

Craftfulness with We Craft Hub: for ages 16+

Wednesday, 1830-2000

Unwind by making some crafts. No experience necessary, all tools and materials provided. For more details contact Rachel at 01986 873246 or raroft@gmail.com

Get Fit in your Chair: get trim and toned while sitting down with Sue Potter from Spot on Fitness: £4

Thursday, 0930-1015

Gentle seated, steady paced exercise class to increase fitness, strength and mobility. Adaptable to meet individual needs, work at your own pace and level. To find out more, visit Spot on Fitness on Facebook, call 07780707992 or email susan_potter_57@hotmail.com

Stretch and Tone: gentle seated stretching exercises with Sue Potter from Spot on Fitness: £4

Thursday, 1030-1130

Increase fitness, strength and mobility. Adaptable to meet individual needs, work at your own pace and level. To find out more, visit Spot on Fitness on Facebook, call 07780707992 or email susan_potter_57@hotmail.com

Sociable Sunday: refreshments and conversation

every other Sunday, 1030-1230

All adults welcome to chat and make new friends.

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

Asperger's carers' group: meet other people and share your experiences

last Tuesday of the month, 1000-1200

County and district councillor surgery

second Saturday of the month, 1000-1100

Halesworth Dementia Support Project drop-in

first Wednesday of the month, 1030-1200

Realise Futures drop-in for adults with Learning Disabilities and on the Autistic Spectrum

Friday, 1000-1200

Upcoming special events