Library Clubs and Events

Information on regular library clubs and events happening across the City

Libraries don't just have book-related and children's activities, there are lots of activities for adults covering a variety of interests.  All these events are free, open to everyone and are a great way to meet people in your local community!

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Library Clubs

Library clubs meet monthly and host talks from invited guest experts who present talks and discussions on a range of subjects.  Recent topics include Japanese tea ceremonies, the history of photography, local history and poetry.  Refreshments are available for a small contribution.

Everyone is welcome to attend and its a great place to meet people in your community.  There is no requirement to attend every talk.

Please click on the library below for details of times and days

Upcoming Library talks

Edward VII: The Prince of Wales and the Women He Loved

Edward Prince of Wales, better known as “Bertie,” was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Charming and dissolute, he was a larger-than-life personality with king-size appetites. Historian and author Catherine Arnold explores some of the liaisons of this lifelong womanizer.              

Clifton Library, Thursday 1 February, 10:30am to 11:30am

For more information, Tel: 0115 915 2837 or email: clifton.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Join Catharine Arnold as she talks about her book Necropolis, an exploration of our changing attitudes to the deceased. From burial rites to the plague this is a ghoulishly entertaining and fascinating talk that leaves no headstone unturned!

Basford Library, Tuesday 13 February, 10:30am to 11:30am

Sherwood Library, Thursday 15 February, 10am to 11am

For more information, Tel:  0115 915 5797 or email basford.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Angel Row History Forum

Join Mark Patterson (Author of Roman Nottinghamshire and Roman Derbyshire) for an illustrated talk about the surprising wealth of evidence for Roman life in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.                                                              

Nottingham Central Library, 1st Floor, Tuesday 6 February 10am to 12pm

Following tea/coffee from 10am, the talk will start at 10:30am

You can pre-register in person at the Local Studies Library, tel: 0115 915 2870 or email: Local_studies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Conversation Groups and Language Café

Fun and informal ways to practice speaking other languages, share cultural interests and meet people from all over the world! All the groups are free and no booking is necessary.

Conversation Groups

These groups are for anyone who wants to improve their confidence in speaking English. They are aimed at people who speak English as a second language and help you build confidence by discussion, debate, exchanging ideas and through activities and tasks.

The groups decide what they would like to discuss at the following week's meeting, and we then prepare an activity based on their suggestions. We also regularly go on visits to local places of interest and welcome guest speakers from other organisations.

Please click on the library below for details of times and days:

Would you like to volunteer at a Conversation Group? Please look at our volunteer page for more information.  

The Language Cafe

This is an informal language exchange and fun way to learn new languages or practice your teaching skills. It takes place every Saturday, 1pm to 3pm at Nottingham Central Library.

Would you like to volunteer at the Language Cafe? No formal teaching qualifications are necessary to take part as a volunteer teacher but knowledge of another language,good communication skills and an enthusiasm for helping others learn are required. Volunteer coordinators make the café run smoothly, so good organisation skills are a must! Please look at our volunteer page for more information.

Knit and Stitch Clubs

Knit, Stitch and Crochet Clubs are free and open to anyone who has an interest in needle and yarn crafts whether you knit, crotchet, cross-stitch, embroider or enjoy any other type of needle crafts. The clubs welcome people at all levels of experience who are willing to share their time, ideas and skills with others or just want to work on their own projects.

Please click on the library below for details of times and days

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