Dorset Library Service

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Regular activities

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Shared Reading

Join our Shared Reading groups and enjoy stories and poetry in a completely new way.

Cuppa and Company

Drop in for a warm welcome and a free cuppa.

Library Activity Frequency Time
Beaminster Cuppa and Company Every Monday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Blandford Cuppa and Company Every Monday 10am to midday
Bridport Cuppa and Company Every Friday 10am to midday
Corfe Mullen Cuppa and Company Every Wednesday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Crossways Cuppa and Company Every Tuesday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Dorchester Cuppa and Company Every Wednesday 10:30 am to 12:30pm
Ferndown Cuppa and Company Every Thursday 2pm to 4pm
Gillingham Cuppa and Company Every Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm
Littlemoor Cuppa and Company Every Thursday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Lyme Regis Cuppa and Company Every Monday 2pm to 4pm
Lytchett Matravers Cuppa and Company Every Friday 3pm to 5pm
Portland Cuppa and Company Every Monday 10:30am to midday
Shaftesbury Cuppa and Company Every Monday and Thursday 10:30am to 11:30am
Sherborne Cuppa and Company Every Monday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Sturminster Newton Cuppa and Company Every Friday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Swanage Cuppa and Company Every Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm
Upton Cuppa and Company Every Monday 2:45pm to 4:45pm
Verwood Cuppa and Company Every Tuesday 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Wareham Cuppa and Company Every Monday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
West Moors Cuppa and Company Every Thursday 2:30pm to 4pm
Weymouth Cuppa and Company Every Monday 2:30pm to 4pm
Wimborne Cuppa and Company Every Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wyke Regis Cuppa and Company Every Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm

 

Online Author Events

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Online event Join us in conversation with award winning author Fflur Dafydd 2 March 7pm to 8pm Fflur is an award winning novelist. Her book, The Library Suicides is set in the National Library of Wales, and is an intensely memorable and provocative literary read.  Booking via Eventbrite.
Online event In conversation with award winning author Libby Page 29 March 7pm to 8pm We will be hearing all about Libby and her latest book The Vintage Shop of Second Chances.  Libby is the author of The Lido, The 24 Hour Cafe, and Island Home, Libby's latest book is The Vintage Shop of Second Chances.  Booking via Eventbrite.
Online event In conversation with award winning author Kate Hamer 20 April 7pm to 8pm Join Sunday Times bestselling author Kate Hamer for an online in conversation event. Kate will be talking about her inspiration, her writing process and her new novel The Lost Girls.  Booking via Eventbrite.
Online event In conversation with author Carole Hailey 18 May 7pm to 8pm An in conversation event with Carole Hailey, who will be talking about her stunning debut novel The Silence project.  Booking via Eventbrite.
Online event In conversation with author Alice Bell 22 June 7pm to 8pm An in conversation event with author Alice Bell, who will be talking about her stunning debut novel Grave Expectations.  Booking via Eventbrite.

 

Knit and Natter/Crochet

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Bridport

Knit and Natter

Every Saturday

2pm to 3pm

Lively and friendly knit and natter group. Everyone is welcome and there are mixed abilities, a great environment to learn and develop your knitting skills, to pass them on to others or simply have a good natter.

Crossways

Knit and Natter

Every Wednesday

2pm to 4pm

Any handicraft is welcome. If you would like to come for tea/chat and don't have any knitting on the go we have a variety of charity projects.

Dorchester Crochet and company Second Saturday of the month 11am to midday Whether you're a beginner or a veteran at crochet, join our volunteer-led crochet club where you can learn the basics, find exciting patterns, and share your skills with others.

Ferndown

Knit and Natter

Second Tuesday of the month

10am to 11:30am

Bring your knitting or your crochet and have a good natter! Booking essential, contact the library.

Lytchett Matravers

Knit and Natter

Every Thursday

10am to midday

Bring your knitting or your crochet and have a good natter!  All ages and abilities welcome. Booking essential, contact the library.

Shaftesbury

Knit and Natter

Every Tuesday

10am to midday

Booking essential, contact the library.

Sturminster Newton Knit and Natter First and third Wednesday of the month 2pm to 3:30pm Join the Friends of the library for a relaxed session of knitting and crocheting, suitable for all levels including beginners. Learning or practising, all are welcome for a chat over a cuppa.

Swanage

Crochet Creations

Saturdays, but please enquire with staff member for specific dates

N/A

Learn to crochet or improve on your basic skills. Worksheets will be provided along with a range of crochet books to gain inspiration from. Booking essential, contact the library.

Verwood Knit and Natter The first and third Monday of the month 2:15pm to 3:45pm Bring your knitting or your crochet and have a good natter! For more information, please contact the library.

West Moors

Knit and Natter

Every Monday

2pm to 3:30pm

Booking available, contact the library.

Weymouth

Knit and Natter

Every Tuesday

10:30am to 12:30pm

Join us every Tuesday morning for crafts and a chat. Every first Tuesday of the month will be hosted by the Friends of Weymouth Library. Booking essential via Eventbrite.

Wimborne Knit and Natter Every Friday 2pm to 4pm Bring your knitting or your crochet and have a good natter.

Wyke Regis

Knit and Natter

Second and fourth Monday of the month

2:30pm to 4pm

Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing or craft and enjoy a natter with friends. Booking essential, contact the library.

Book groups

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Corfe Mullen

Corfe Mullen Library Reading Group

First Wednesday of the month

2pm to 3pm

Friendly Reading Group at Corfe Mullen library. Enjoy a different book every month, both fiction and non-fiction.  Booking essential, contact the library.

Littlemoor Shared Reading Every Tuesday 11am to 12:30pm Come along and enjoy listening to short stories and poems, then discuss them in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Booking essential via Eventbrite.

Lyme Regis

Shared Reading

Every Wednesday

2pm to 3:30pm

All welcome. Come and listen to a short story or a poem. Booking essential, contact the library.

Portland

Shared Reading

Every Thursday

10:30am to midday

Shared Reading brings people together and books to life.  Join us to enjoy poems and stories, and share in the conversations. Booking essential, contact the library.

Shaftesbury

Shared Reading

Every Thursday

1:45pm to 3:15pm

Do you enjoy a good story, and would you like to discover poetry without the need to read ahead? Join Shaftesbury library's Shared Reading Group. Booking essential, contact the library.

Swanage

Books and more

Third Wednesday of the month

10:30am to 11:30am

Adult book group and discussion. Booking essential via Eventbrite.

Wareham Wareham's 100 more novels reading group Every third Tuesday of the month 5pm to 6pm Explore a wide range of literature with our friendly group of bookworms.  Booking essential via Eventbrite.

Wareham

Book Chat

Second Monday of every month

10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for friendly conversation over a cup of coffee and get inspiration for your next read! Booking essential via Eventbrite.

Wareham Play-reading group Third Saturday of the month 2pm to 4pm Join us for plays old and new.
Weymouth Reading group - new members wanted! First Thursday of every Month 2:30pm to 4:30pm The Thursday Reading Group are looking to welcome new members. The group meets every first Thursday of the month to have a friendly chat about their books. Contact library staff for further details.

Online Event

Live chat Reading Group        

Last Thursday of each month 

10am to 11am   

Do you like talking about books, and connecting with other people? Why not join our monthly virtual reading group. Each month we have a theme for our book choice. If you’d like to book your free place email DLSLibrarians@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Online Event Shared Reading online Mondays 10am to 11:30am Enjoy reading in a completely new way, as we read through literature together, creating a shared lived experience. Through thoughtful discussion we create a unique space for people to feel at ease. Booking via Eventbrite.
Online Event Shared Reading online Tuesdays 2.30pm to 4pm Enjoy reading in a completely new way, as we read through literature together, creating a shared lived experience. Through thoughtful discussion we create a unique space for people to feel at ease. Booking via Eventbrite.

Creative writing and poetry

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Bridport Poetry appreciation club First Wednesday of the month from 1 March 2:30pm to 3:30pm A warm welcome to all poetry lovers to come and discuss a poem once a month.  No booking required.

Crossways

Writing for fun

Every Monday 

10am to midday

We are a group of 10 regulars who write for fun and enjoy it. New people welcome. There's no pressure to create a masterpiece. Come and learn how to construct a short story or poem. Tel: Sheena Dearness 07875 842399.

Portland

Creative writing group

Second Thursday of the month

2pm to 3:30pm

Do you enjoy writing stories or poetry or do you dream of writing a novel. Join in and start to create a world of your own. All abilities welcome. Booking essential, contact the library.

Shaftesbury Creative Writing group Every Thursday midday to 1pm Bring your own materials and your imagination.

Sherborne

The Scribes writing group

Every Thursday (during term time)

1pm to 3pm

Come along to share your work, discuss how to improve, and receive writing inspiration and ideas from others.

Sherborne Nature Writing for Fun Every Monday (during term time) 11am to 12:30pm Join us and take part in fun creative writing exercises, using nature and the outdoors as inspiration. Sessions may include time spent outside and are suitable for adults of all abilities.
Sherborne Poetry writing group Every second and fourth Thursday of the month 11am to midday Come along to share your poetry, hear what others have been working on and have friendly discussions.

Weymouth

Harbour Poets

First Tuesday of the month

2pm to 4pm

If you enjoy writing, reading or discussing poetry come along and join our friendly group.

Weymouth

Weymouth Writing Matters

Last Friday of the month

1pm to 3pm

A small, friendly group of local writers providing help and support and a little writing practice in a relaxed atmosphere. We have a wealth of experience in writing, seeking publication and self-publishing between us, which we are happy to share. Everyone is very welcome to join us.  Booking essential, contact the library.

Wimborne Writing for fun Thursdays fortnightly 11am to 12:30pm Join us and take part in fun creative writing exercises, using nature and the outdoors as inspiration. Sessions may include time spent outside and are suitable for adults of all abilities.
Wimborne Exploring poetry Every Tuesday 11am to 12:30pm Poetry is a valuable outlet to express the most complex emotions and ideas, many even use it to help explore their own emotions. Join our fun group to explore and discuss famous poems. Everyone welcome.  Booking essential, contact the library.

Reminiscence

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Blandford

Reminiscence

Fourth Tuesday of the month

11am to midday

Join our friendly, informal group and share recollections and fond memories on a new topic each month. No booking required.

Ferndown Reminiscence Third Tuesday of the month 10am to 11:30am Join our friendly informal group for a discussion on a variety of topics and fond memories. No need to book.
Portland Reminiscence Last Thursday of the month 2pm to 3pm Join us to recall times past and share memories, photos, stories and laughter over tea and biscuits. Booking Essential, contact the library.

Shaftesbury

Reminiscence afternoon

Monthly

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact the library.

Sturminster Newton Reminiscence Second Friday of the month  2:30pm to 3:30pm Join our friendly and informal group to share recollections and fond memories on a variety of topics. No need to book, just turn up ready for a cup of tea and a chat. No tickets - just drop in.
West Moors Memories, tea and me Every first Tuesday of the month 2:30pm to 3:30pm Want to get out of the house and meet new people over a cup of tea and friendly natter? Come along to West Moors Library and join us with Memories tea and me.
Wimborne Times gone by, Reminiscence Fourth Thursday of the month 2pm to 3pm Share your stories and memories within our friendly group. Pop along for a cup of tea and a chat, with a different topic each month at the Museum of East Dorset.

Adult Colouring, Board Games, Company and Coffee, Craft and Chat, Digital Help and Carers Support

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Blandford

Beat the Blues coffee and chat

Every Monday

10:30am to midday

Beat those Monday morning blues with a coffee and chat here in the library. No booking required.

Blandford Craft and chat Every third Tuesday of the month. 10:30am to midday Do you like to knit, crochet, embroider or more? Come along to our friendly, informal craft session. Bring your own craft and enjoy a morning of craft and chat.
Blandford Solve your IT queries with a Digital Champion Tuesday and Thursdays 10am to midday Need to get to grips with that iPad? Want to navigate your way through social media? The Digital Champion is here to help solve your IT queries. Booking essential, contact the library.
Bridport Solve your IT queries with a Digital Champion Every Monday and Wednesday  10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm Need to get to grips with the iPad? Want to navigate your way though social media? The digital champion is here to help. Please ring the library to book a space on 01308 422778 or 01305 221048.
Corfe Mullen Board games in the library drop-in Every Friday 4pm to 6:30pm We have a good selection of games aimed at all ages - from a chess set to snakes and ladders. Just ask at the front desk for our selection of games to enjoy in the library. Aimed at all ages. 

Corfe Mullen

Carers' Support Group

Every second Friday of the month

10am to  midday

Come along for a friendly chat, coffee and some support. Run in partnership with Corfe Mullen Dementia Friendly Community, who provide advice and guidance. Booking essential, contact the library.

Crossways Get online with a Digital Champion Every Monday morning 10am to midday Do you need help getting online? Need help with IT queries? Maybe you have a device you are not sure how to use?  Pop in to see our Digital Champion who is ready to help you. No need to book. For more information contact Crossways Library on 01305 854080.  
Dorchester Craft sessions Second Saturday of the month 11am to midday Do you like to knit, crochet, embroider or more? Come along to our friendly, informal craft session. Bring your own craft and enjoy a morning of craft and chat.
Ferndown Coffee Morning for the visually impaired First Tuesday of the month 10am to 11:30am Come along for coffee (or tea), cake and an informal chat on coping with visual impairment. From talking books to new technology. Booking essential, contact the library.
Ferndown Solve your IT queries with the Digital Champion Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am to 12:30pm Join us for a digital themed coffee morning. We will have a chat about a digital topic whilst having a cuppa. If you bring along your device and questions we will help. Booking essential, contact the library.
Ferndown Crafts and a cuppa Every fourth Thursday of the month 10am to 11:30am Join us for a crafty morning with a nice cuppa, biscuits and chat.
Gillingham Coffee companions Every Tuesday 11am to midday Coffee companions welcomes anyone who fancies a cuppa and a friendly chat. No bookings required, but please bring your own mugs.
Gillingham Craft and chat Every Friday 10am to midday Craft and chat is a great place for some friendly conversation whilst also enjoying your creativity. Come along and try out a new hobby.

Lyme Regis

Craft and chat

Every Friday

2pm to 3:30pm

Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing or craft and have a good chat.
Booking essential, contact the library.

Portland Company and coffee Every Monday

10:30am to midday

Join us at Portland library for a chat and a cuppa; the perfect place to find company, meet others and relax. Booking essential, contact the library.

Portland Need digital help? First and third Tuesday each month 2pm to 4pm  Unsure how to operate your laptop/smartphone/tablet?
Want to feel more confident using online services? Our Digital Champion is ready and waiting to help you at our free sessions.
Shaftesbury Creative Writing group Every Thursday
 
12noon to 1pm Bring your own writing materials and your imagination. Contact 01747 852256 or shaftesburylibrary@dorsetgov.uk to book.
Shaftesbury Colouring for wellbeing Every Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm Colouring for wellbeing. Relax and chill. No booking or equipment required.
Sherborne Digital Champion 1 to 1 sessions Every Thursday 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Book a free session with a volunteer Digital Champion for help and assistance with your computer, phone or tablet.  Booking essential, contact the library.
Sherborne Digital Champion 1 to 1 sessions Every Friday 11am, midday and 1pm Book a free session with a volunteer Digital Champion for help and assistance with your computer, phone or tablet.  Booking essential, contact the library.
Sturminster Newton Coffee Morning First Thursday of the month 10am to midday Pop in for a chat and relax with a nice cuppa.
Swanage Colour me happy Every Monday 4pm to 6pm When life gets crazy, take a little time out to relax and take your mind away from your daily stresses. Colouring is so relaxing, helping to calm the mind and allowing you to be present in the moment.
Swanage Solve your IT queries with the Digital Champion Every Monday 2pm to 5pm Need to get to grips with that iPad? Want to navigate your way through social media? The Digital Champion is here to help solve your IT queries.
Upton Company and coffee First and third Wednesday of the month 10am to 11:30am Come and join the Friends 4 Upton Library for a cuppa and a chat.
Small donation requested to cover the cost of the refreshments.
Wareham Carers support First Monday of the month 10am to 2pm Drop in session for carers.
Wareham Digital Champion Every Thursday 10am to 1pm Would you like to improve your digital skills? Book a session with our digital champion who will patiently guide you through the basic skills using your own device or a library computer.  Booking essential, contact the library.

West Moors

Adult colouring

Second and fourth Thursday of the month

10:30am to midday

Meet new people and stimulate the mind. Booking essential, contact the library.

West Moors Digital Help Every Friday 10am to 12:15pm Free digital help every Friday morning. 45-minute sessions for beginners and those wanting help and advice from Digital Champions. Book is essential, contact the library  
Weymouth Get online with Digital Champions

 

Every Monday

 

Every Thursday 

 

10:30am to midday

2pm to 4pm

Free one-to-one sessions. Get help with computer use, get online and so much more. Sessions tailored to meet your needs. Booking required, contact the library.
Weymouth Mindful colouring Every Monday 2pm to 3pm

Relax and unwind the mind with some calming crafts and mindful colouring. Pens, pencils, and paper will be provided, and you are welcome to bring projects from home. Suitable for adults. Booking essential via Eventbrite.

Wimborne Digital Champion 1:1 session Every Tuesday   Need help with your phone, tablet or laptop? Book a 1:1 session with a digital champion to answer your questions, and provide guidance and support

Wyke Regis

All ages chess and backgammon club

Every Monday

4:30pm to 6pm

Come and enjoy a friendly game of chess or backgammon. All player levels welcome. Booking is essential, contact the library.

Wyke Regis Scrabble and dominoes at the library First Monday of each month 2:30pm to 4pm Test your wordiness at Scrabble or your dottiness at dominoes at our new club. All abilities welcome. Booking is essential, contact the library.

Advice sessions

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Bridport Citizens Advice at Bridport library Every Tuesday 10am to midday Help to maximise your income.
Advice on benefits, grants and discretionary help. Drop-in session no need to book.
Corfe Mullen Councillor surgery with Mike Barron Second Saturday of the month 10:30am to 11am Please book with the Councillor or contact the library for more information.
Gillingham Community policing drop-in surgery First Tuesday of each month 11am to midday Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 5922 Whalley will be at Gillingham Library to offer Crime Prevention advice and leaflets and to hear any local concerns.

Portland

Citizens Advice

Two, one-hour weekly sessions

2pm to 5pm

Face-to-face advice sessions with Citizens Advice available at Portland library. Booking essential, contact the library.

Portland Councillor Surgery 25 February and 25 March 10am to midday Book an appointment with the library to discuss any problems, concerns and issues with Cllr Kimber.
Shaftesbury Citizens Advice Bureau Every Wednesday 10am to 1pm

Visit us at Shaftesbury library. Open for drop-ins and pre-booked appointments.

Shaftesbury Community policing drop-in surgery 23 February, 23 March 10am to 11am (PCSO) 5382 Leatt will be at Shaftesbury Library to offer Crime Prevention advice and leaflets and to hear any local concerns.
Upton Councillor's Surgery First Saturday of the month 10am to 11am Book an appointment or drop in to discuss any problems, concerns and issues with your local councillors.
Wareham Councillor's Surgery Second Friday of the month 10:15am to midday Local residents are invited to raise their concerns with one of our Councillors at the library drop-in.

Family and local history sessions

Library

Activity

Frequency

Time

Information

Sherborne

Family and local history sessions

Second Tuesday of the month

11am to 1pm

Join members of the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society to share your stories and get guidance to help with your own research. New to Family History? Come along and find out more. All welcome.

Wimborne Family History Every first and third Saturday of the month 14:30pm to 15:30pm

A free session to support you with learning how to research your family history on Ancestry. Basic computer skills required.  Booking via the library.

One off activities and events

Library

Activity

Date

Time

Information

Bridport The stringers' creative writing club 18 March and 29 April 11am to midday Please join our friendly and inclusive group for some creative writing fun. Everyone welcome, no booking required.
Crossways My journey with my guide dog 23 February 2pm to 4pm Our February friends talk is by Jo-anna Spears who will share her personal story with her guide dog. £2.00 for Friends of Crossways Library members, £3.00 for non-members.  Booking not required, tickets can be purchased at the door.
Dorchester Questions and answers with award winning author Tess Burnett 4 February 11am to midday Join us and find out more about the author behind the novel The Hanging of Hettie Gale, winner of the Hall and Woodhouse Dorchester Literary Festival West Country Writer's Prize 2022. Refreshments provided. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Dorchester Meet the author Jim Potts 18 February 11am to midday Facing off the thought police.  Dorset poet, song and story writer Jim Potts shares his experiences as a representative of Britain in countries both friendly and hostile and reads some of his poems.  Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Gillingham Wildlife friendly gardening 14 March 10:30am to 11:30am Do you want your garden to be more wildlife friendly? Do you struggle to have ideas that might help you achieve this?  If you are interested in learning about wildlife friendly gardening come and join. No booking required.
Shaftesbury The sky at night 4 February 11am to midday An introductory insight with Tony and Gareth from Cranborne Chase Astronomy Club.
Shaftesbury Safer internet day 7 February 10am to midday Come and meet Barclays Bank's digital support team to discuss your online banking and digital safety needs and queries. Drop in session, no booking required.
Shaftesbury Willow bird feeder making workshop 18 February 11am to midday Book a free session to make a willow bird feeder to take home. Enjoy the amazing craft of willow weaving with amazing samples on display.
Sherborne Seining along Chesil.  Author talk with Sarah Acton 10 February 2:30pm to 3:45pm Hear about Sarah's recently published oral history book, which remembers and celebrates the traditions of seine fishing communities in Chesil, the people, landscape, ways of life and the lerrets (wooden fishing boats). See pictures and join in the discussion.  Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Sherborne The Gods Are All Here , a one-man performance by Phil Okwedy 23 February 7pm to 9pm This storytelling performance weaves myth, song, folktales and legends of the African diaspora, and uncovers Phil’s experiences of growing up as a child of dual heritage in 1960 and 70’s Wales. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Booking essential via Eventbrite.  Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for under 18's.
Sherborne Storytelling workshop with Phil Okwedy 24 February 11am to 1pm Join Phil for a fun, light-hearted and interactive storytelling workshop designed to help you find and develop your skills. Unlock your ability to make stories your own and bring tales to life.  Booking essential via Eventbrite, tickets £2.
Wareham Meet the author Pamela Mann 28 February 2pm to 4:30pm Do you love writing? Come to my author talk, hear how I approach writing and pick up a few hints if you would like to have a go. Booking available via Eventbrite.
West Moors Quiz, tea and cakes 14 February 3pm to 4:30pm Test your quizzing skills. Join us at West Moors Library for a quiz, tea and cakes.  Booking essential, contact the library.
Weymouth Kevin Patience on 'The Real African Queen'. Friends of Weymouth Library talk 4 February 10:30am to midday Kevin Patience tells the story of the 1912 ship that carried mercenaries, missionaries, and more along the Nile, a story made into a film from the CS Forester novel.  Tickets £2 Friends members, £3 non-members, cash or cheques only. Booking essential, please contact the library.
Weymouth A life with trains with Paul Atterbury, Friends of Weymouth Library talk 4 March 10:30am to midday From a childhood fascination to becoming an experienced rail traveller, Paul Atterbury of the Antiques Roadshow explores his life as a railway writer within the railway heritage movement. £2 for Friends of Weymouth Library members and £3 for non-members.  Booking essential, please contact the library.
Wyke Regis Love your library 6 February 10:30am to 12:30pm Local author Sarah Acton talks about her new book, Seining along Chesil, voices from a Dorset fishing community.  Booking essential, please contact the library.

 

For more events see our Libraries as Cultural Hubs pages

Dorset Libraries Favourite Fiction

We asked you to nominate your 5 best loved books so that we could compile Dorset Libraries favourite fiction titles

You accepted the challenge and nominated 349 individual titles by 348 different authors. The results are in, and the winner is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 

The authors with the most nominations are Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens with 5 titles each.  Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen, JRR Tolkien, Elena Ferrante and Agatha Christie followed closely behind with 4 titles nominated. 

How many have you read? How many will you try? 

Activities for wellbeing

Winter online activity schedule

Day Activity
Monday Shared Reading online (am)
Tuesday

Facebook Book Chat

Shared Reading online (pm)

Wednesday N/A
Thursday

Shared Reading online (am)

Live Reading Group (monthly)

Friday N/A

Throughout the week you’ll find library news and updates on Facebook and Twitter, plus ideas for reading, writing and getting creative.

We have the following regular online activities every week:

Monday

Start the week with Shared Reading

Brought to you on Zoom from Dorchester Library every Monday at 10am. Contact Dorchester Library.

Tuesday

Book chat for adults

Join us on Facebook for an informal chat about books that you've enjoyed with a different theme each week. Share your love of books with others, get ideas of what to try next, and let us know your favourite books.

Wednesday

Shared reading

Join Ferndown library on Zoom for Shared Reading online at 2pm Contact Ferndown library 

Thursday

Monthly -  Live chat reading group for adults (10am to 11am)

If you like to connect with others and chat about your book experiences, why not join our live chat Reading Group. For joining instructions, please email DLSLibrarians@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk 

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