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Sunday Crafts – during October we will be making the following crafts:

Sunday 1– What colour hat and scarf will your scarecrow have?

Sunday 8– It’s international walk to school month – design a pair of wellie boots. 

Sunday 15– It will soon be pumpkin time. Make your own pumpkin to take home.

Sunday 22– Do you like toffee apples? Create one to decorate your home.

Sunday 29 It’s time for the hedgehogs to begin their hibernation. Pop along and create a leaf hedgehog.

Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights. 

Word Play Sessions – Every Thursday Morning. These free sessions are run by trained staff and continue throughout the summer holidays.

Tot Rock – 9.45-10.15 am: active songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Baby Bounce – 10.45-11.15 am: 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 –Fridays 9.45 – 10.15 am. Fun stories, rhymes, and songs – this is a free activity. We hope to see you soon.

Lego Club –every Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30 pm. 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 10am. 3 October at the library. The group are discussing The Herd by Emily Edwards.

Afternoon Book Club – This group’s next meeting is Thursday, 5 October at 2.45pm. where they will be discussing The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.

Evening Book Group – Thursday, 26 October 7– 8pm. The group are currently reading they are reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

If you are interested in joining, please contact library 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 Support Group 11am–12noon on the third Monday morning each month     (Monday, 16 October) 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.

Menopause and Me Support Group – Thursday, 5 October 7pm. 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 menopause and its symptoms.

During this month’s session, the group are looking at and discussing non-HRT Methods of treating menopausal symptoms.

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 – Starting Tuesday, 10 October 10– 11am. 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.

Christmas Cards – the library will have an amazing selection of Christmas cards again this year including some from The Somersham Ward, Ipswich Hospital. We are just waiting for the delivery dates to be confirmed!

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 housebound, 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.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated items to the library.

Opening Hours – 

Monday   9am–12noon

Tuesday   9am–12noon/2.30–5pm

Wednesday 2.30– 6pm

Thursday       2.30– 8pm

Friday       9am–12noon/2.30–6pm

Saturday       10am-5pm

Sunday          10am-3pm