Groups and activities for adults
Libraries host a range of regular groups and activities for adults. Why not come along to one? Meet new people in a relaxed and social setting and take a book home after.
Many libraries also hold regular reminiscence and memory lane sessions, where older people can share memories and experiences. These are dementia friendly but anyone is welcome to come along, including younger library members!
Find out more about dementia support groups in your local library
Have a conversation!
Over half of adults in the UK say it's been a long time since they made a new friend or connection. We offer an informal hour or two, open to anyone to drop in, sit down and have a chat with whoever happens to be there. Perhaps you love meeting new people, or perhaps you would like to meet more new people! Sit down with a book or newspaper, have a cuppa and see who comes to chat.
Craft and chat
Do you enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet or something more unusual? Bring along whatever you're working on, or just drop in for a chat with other crafty people. Make new friends, meet up with old friends, pick up hints and tips and get access to a wide selection of craft books.
Relax and unwind at one of our colouring sessions. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and even a few minutes of mindful colouring can be uplifting. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.
Exercise your mind with chess, Scrabble and board games. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when the feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.