Kesgrave Library - May 24

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Kesgrave Library - May 24

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Published in News · Friday 05 Apr 2024

Kesgrave Library - May 24

Sunday Crafts - 10.00 – 12.00 noon

  • Sunday 5th – This week we are making paper bag kites. What design will you choose?
  • Sunday 12th – Why not pop along and create a boating lake scene this week.
  • Sunday 19th – Using lolly sticks, we are making snakes – how long will your snake be?
  • Sunday 26th – It’s the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend. Pop along and make a racing car.
 Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights.

Word Play Sessions
These free sessions are run by trained staff every Thursday morning.

  • Tot Rock – 9.45 – 10.15 a.m. – active songs and rhymes for pre-school children.
  • Baby Bounce – 10.45 – 11.45 a.m. – Gentle songs for you and your baby to enjoy.

No need to book. Please just pop along. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Story Time – Friday 9.45 – 10.15 a.m.
Fun stories, rhymes, and songs – this is a free activity. We hope to see you soon.

Lego Club – Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Free play with each child been given a basket of Lego bricks to create designs of their choice. We hope to see you soon.

Morning Book Group
Tuesday 7th May at 10.00 a.m. The group are discussing A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley.

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Afternoon Book Club
This group’s next meeting is Thursday 2nd May at 2.45 p.m.

We will be discussing A Rose Petal Summer by Katie Fforde.

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Evening Book Group
Thursday 30th May 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. The group are currently reading Mrs England by Stacey Hall.

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Knit and Natter
These sessions are on Thursday 9th and 23rd May from 2.30pm. You don’t need to be able to knit to attend – just pop along for a natter.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Donations towards the cost would be welcomed.

New - Family History Sessions – Saturday 4th May – 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Are you interested in researching your family history? Need to know more about the different types of records and how to access them?

Why not book an hour-long session with our volunteer who can help you begin your journey into finding out all about your family history?

Please ring 01473 626103 to book either 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. or 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Menopause and Me Support Group – Special Session - Thursday 2nd May 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.
This peer led support group is run by staff and Jen Evans, who is a menopause advisor. All sessions will comply with both NHS and NICE guidelines; and are for anyone who is affected by the menopause and its symptoms.

At this month’s session we are talking about the pros and cons of using HRT. What it is and how it is prescribed.

These sessions will offer practical advice, as well as be a chance to talk to others and get support.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Stay and Play – Every Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.
Bring your little ones to our Stay & Play group for a relaxed and informal opportunity to meet other parents and carers, share experiences and chat.

Our Stay & Play groups are a chance for parents to socialise and give their babies and young children a fun, interactive play session that engages their senses and helps their development. These sessions are suitable for under 5s.

This event is part of our Me Myself and Baby perinatal support service. The aim of the project is to help reduce isolation and improve emotional wellbeing for new parents.

Recycle Your Ink Cartridges
Did you know that Kesgrave Library is a drop off point for printer ink cartridges, whether used or out of date (apart from laser printer cartridges). Every donation of a used cartridge helps the library to raise funds.

Printing and Photocopying
You can print and photocopy at your local library. We can print A4 colour and black and white, as well as photocopy in A4 and A3.
We are also able to scan to email and enlarge and reduce documents.

Home Library Service
If you would like to access the library but are unable to visit us, Kesgrave runs three home library routes, where volunteers come out with a selection of books to your homes. To access this service, whether you are house bound, recovering from an operation, enquiring for a relative/friend or someone you care for, please ring the library 01473 626103 or log onto the Suffolk Libraries website and complete the online form.

Book Donations
We are still looking for good quality book donations, mainly fiction – adult or children. Please speak to staff if you are interested in donating some items to us.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated items to the library.

Bank Holiday Closures
The library is closed on Monday 6th and Monday 27th May 2024.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon / 2.30 – 5.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursday - 2.30 – 8.00 p.m.
  • Friday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon / 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10.00 – 5.00 p.m.
  • Sunday - 10.00 – 3.00 p.m.



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