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Library events

See what's happening soon in your local library.


The following are events happening across the county in your local library branches.

Don't forget, pre-school children might also like to attend our popular story and rhyme times.

Alfreton Library

  • Computer Buddy one-to-ones. Tuesdays, 10am to midday. Contact Alfreton Library to book
  • Singing Café. Wednesdays, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Ashbourne Library

  • Ashbourne and District U3A Beginners Bridge Group. Mondays, 2pm to 4pm
  • Book group. First Tuesday of the month, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Book group. Third Thursday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Bakewell Library

  • Knit and Natter. Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm

Belper Library

  • U3A readers group. Second Monday of the month. 2pm to 3pm 

Brimington Library

  • Book Chat. Second Monday of the month, 3pm to 4pm.
  • Colour and Chat. Second Thursday of the month, 10am to midday

Buxton Library

  • U3A creative writing. First Monday of the month, 2pm to 4pm
  • Ukelele class. Mondays, 4pm to 6pm
  • U3A family history. First Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm

Chesterfield Library

  • Careers Service drop-in. Tuesdays, 9.30am to midday. Help with CVs and applications etc
  • Knit and Natter. Every other Wednesday (ask staff for details), 1pm to 3pm. This isn't exclusively for knitters - other crafters are welcome, such as crochet, sewing and so on

Clowne Library

  • Craft and Chatter. Mondays, 2pm to 4pm

Duffield Library

  • Craft group. Mondays, 10am to midday

Eckington Library

  • Citizens Advice Bureau. Mondays, 10am to 1pm. Call 0808 250 5702 for an appointment
  • Readers and Writers Group. First Thursday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Digital skills training with Digital Connect. Fridays, 9.30 to 1pm. Call 01332 321 959 for an appointment

Glossop Library

  • Chess club. Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm 

Ilkeston Library

  • Lego club. First Saturday of the month, 10.30am to midday
  • Craft group. Second Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Mindfulness colouring. Third Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3.30pm
  • Computer help sessions (volunteer led). Wednesdays, 10.45am to 11.45am and midday to 1pm
  • Chapter and Verse Reader Group. Third Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm

Long Eaton Library

  • 50+ Forum Computer Buddies. Mondays, 10.30am to midday.
  • Knit and Natter. Thursdays, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • 4 Muses in house reading group. Last Friday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Matlock Library

  • Book Café. First Tuesday of the month, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Newbold Library

  • Knit, Natter and Crafts. Thursdays, 10am to midday
  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Tuesday, (term-time only), 10.30am to 11am
    For pre-schoolers

Ripley Library

  • Citizens Advice Bureau. Mondays, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Call 0808 278 7954 for an appointment

Sandiacre Library

  • U3A crime book group. First Monday of the month, 10.30am to midday
  • Colour Yourself Calm (adult colouring group). Mondays, 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Bridge club. Tuesdays, 1.15pm to 3pm
  • Book group. First Thursday of the month, 10am to 11.30am
  • Knit and Natter. Thursdays, 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Sandiacre Reading Group. First Friday of the month, 11am to 12.45pm

Shirebrook Library

  • Knit and Natter. Thursdays, 10am to midday

Staveley Library 

  • Drop-in advice on benefits and claims. Mondays, 9.30am to midday
  • Drop-in advice on benefits and claims. Thursday, 9.30am to midday
  • Staveley Craft Group. First Tuesday of the month, 9.30am to 11.30am

Swadlincote Library

  • Book group. Thursdays (ask staff for details), 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Yarn and Yatter. Every other Friday (ask staff for details), 10am to 11.30am

Whitwell Library

  • Book group. First Friday of the month, 4pm to 5pm

Wirksworth Library

  • Knit and Natter. Tuesdays, 2pm to 3pm