COMMUNITY: Worksop Library

Community event.
Community event.

Writing workshop with poet, Jacquline Gabbitas, Saturday, September 10, at 10am to 12noon. Join Worksop-born poet Jacqueline Gabbitas for this practical workshop where you’ll look at examples of nature poetry, and write your own poems. Tickets £15.

Art workshop with illustrator, Frances Barry, Saturday, September 10, 1pm to 4pm.

This hands-on workshop will explore a range of monochrome mark-making methods with a selection of materials from inks to paper-collage to crayons. Focusing on one poem from the poetry book Small Grass, artist Frances Barry will show you how to create your own inspired companion image. Tickets £35. Buy tickets for both these events for just £40.

Worksop local history day, Sunday, September 11, 12noon to 3.30pm. Don’t miss this heritage open day with local history displays, old Worksop photographs, stalls from local groups and societies including Mr Straw’s House and Cresswell Crags, free children’s activities, book stalls, and much more. A great free event for all the family, just drop by.

For more information or to book tickets visit the library or phone 01909 535353.

Summer Reading Challenge The big friendly read. This year’s summer reading challenge celebrates 100 years of the brilliant Roald Dahl.

The big friendly read runs at all libraries in Nottinghamshire and if you haven’t joined in yet or haven’t quite read all your books there’s still time to take part because the challenge runs until Sunday, September 11. It’s fun, it’s friendly and totally free. Find out more at

Read any 6 books from the library. Collect Roald Dahl character cards, a door hanger, fun glasses that make the world rainbow-coloured and you’ll be rewarded with a certificate and a gold medal when you finish. Plus, vote for your favourite Roald Dahl book as we try to find out which is Nottinghamshire’s favourite Roald Dahl story.

Especially for children who take part at the Worksop Library; every child who completes the challenge will be entered into a prize draw to win one of several cinema tickets, kindly donated by The Savoy cinema in Worksop. Parents can also take part in the fun alongside your children by completing our adults reading challenge this year. See the library for more details.

All adults completing the challenge will be entered into a draw to win a prize which includes a ticket to one of selected September library events, from jazz to meet the author events there’s something for everyone.