Kesgrave Library - Nov 23

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Kesgrave Library - Nov 23

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Published in News · 10 October 2023

Kesgrave Library - Nov 23

Sunday Crafts - 10.00 – 12.00 noon
During November we will be making the following crafts:

Sunday 5th – Pop along and create a rocket on a straw to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.
Sunday 12th – Today we are making poppies for Remembrance Sunday.
Sunday 19th –We are drawing a self-portrait today.
Sunday 26th – Create a collage of owls using cupcake cases.

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 November at 10.00 a.m. The group are discussing The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson.

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 November at 2.45 p.m.

We will be discussing The Carer by Deborah Moggach.

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

Evening Book Group
Thursday 30 November 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. The group are currently reading they are reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

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 the second and fourth Thursday of the month. 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.

Cancer Information Session
10.00 – 11.00 noon on the third Monday morning each month (Monday 20th November) in the library.

Our volunteer who helps run these sessions, is available to help on any aspect that may be worrying you, whether you are currently suffering from cancer or a carer in need of advice or just if you fancy a cup of tea/coffee and a listening ear.
Menopause and Me Support Group – Thursday 2nd November 7.00 p.m.
This peer led support group will be 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.

During this month’s session, the group are looking at and discussing heavy bleeding and how to cope.

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.

Duplo Donations
Following on from the success of our new Stay & Play sessions, we are looking for donations of Duplo please, to enhance the sessions for those attending. If you are able to donate any Duplo, please call or pop in and speak to the staff – thank you.

Christmas Cards
Our fantastic selection has arrived and is on display within the library. We also have cards from the Somersham Ward from Ipswich Hospital available as well. Every sale helps to support your library service.
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.

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.

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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