Kesgrave Library - November

by Alan Comber

Kegrave Library


Sunday Crafts (10.00 – 12.00 noon) – The following craft activities will be taking place during November:

Sunday 4th – Tomorrow is Guy Fawkes Night. Pop along and make your own 3D firework decoration;

Sunday 11th – Today is Remembrance Sunday. Make a poppy to take home or wear on your coat;

Sunday 18th – Nearly all the leaves have fallen from the trees now. Make a hand print, Autumn tree collage to take home;

Sunday 25th – It’s St Andrew’s Day on Friday 30th November. Make a Scottie dog with a jazzy collar to celebrate.

Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights. There’s no need to book – just turn up and have a go.

Free BookStart Sessions – every Thursday (inc Holidays).

These are free activities for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Why not come along and join Abby every Thursday for songs, rhymes and poems?

Tot Rock - action rhymes, songs and stories for toddlers - 9.45am – 10.15 am.

BabyBounce – songs and rhymes for babies – 10.30am – 11.00am.

Free Story Time Sessions – every Friday 9.45 – 10.15 a.m. (term time only). These sessions combine stories and rhymes. All welcome. Why not pop along?

Other Library Events for November 2018

07/11 & 21/11/2018– Knit and Natter - 2.30 p.m. £1.00 - tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Welcome to all our new members.

01/11/2018 – Afternoon Book Group - 2.45 p.m. They are currently reading Exposure by Helen Dunmore.   

29/11/2018 – Evening Book Group – 7.00 p.m. They are currently reading The Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe

If you are interested in joining any of the groups, please ring or speak to a member of staff.

Lego Club –3.45 – 4.45 p.m. (term time only). Parents must stay with children under eight. Themes for November: 06/11 Firework display, 13/11 Make a town 20/11 Superheroes and 27/11 Free Play.

IT Help Sessions – There are spaces available from October onwards, if you would like any help with any aspect of IT e.g. using your iPad, e-reader or need guidance downloading e-books from the library catalogue. Please get in touch or speak to a member of staff if you are interested.

Suffolk Parent Carer Network: Tuesday 13th November 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. Do you have a child or young person with additional needs and/or disabilities? Would you like to have access to resources and events? Pop along to the library and meet the Ambassador from the SPCN, who is returning to the library and will be available to offer support and advice on a range of issues.

Scout Post Box – The library will be having the Scout post box for local deliveries of Christmas cards again this year, from Sunday 25th November to Tuesday 11th December. Just pop in and the box will be beside the staff desk.

Christmas Fayre – Sunday 2nd December 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. There are loads of stalls with fun games, including a free craft activity for the children and Father Christmas to visit. A raffle and refreshments are available plus homemade cakes.

Cards for Good Causes – Charity Christmas Cards and Suffolk Wildlife Christmas Cards from Saturday 6th October (during library opening hours) - The festive season gets under way in Kesgrave when the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop opens in Kesgrave Library on Saturday 6th October. Perfect for those who want to get ahead in their Christmas preparations, while supporting a range of national and local charities, the shop will offer a fantastic range of cards.

The Kesgrave pop-up shop is part of a network of 300 temporary shops running Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation. It represents more than 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society and RNLI.

There will also be a selection available from the Suffolk Wildlife Fund and the Somersham Ward Support Group from Ipswich Hospital. The sale of ever card also helps support your local library. Why not pop along and see the selection of cards available?


Maggie Lusher

Kesgrave Library Manager,
Kinsey House,
Kays Close,

Tel: 01473 626103


Monday: 9am to 12 noon
Tuesday: 9am-noon, 2.30-5pm
Wednesday: 2.30-6pm
Thursday: 2.30-8pm
Friday: 9am-noon, 2.30-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3pm

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