Street dance at Ipswich Library

Ipswich County Library in Northgate Street is holding a live street dance performance and workshop at 3.30pm on Saturday 20 April 2013.

The event is free and aims to be a fun and engaging afternoon for anyone who wants to join in. The dance performance will be by Marcel Jarrett, a young library user and his dance tutor Jay Austin.

The street dance event is a great example of the wide range of activity which is on offer in the county’s libraries and it is hoped that more young people will come along to take part and see what the library has to offer them.

After the performance there will be a dance workshop which everyone can join in with to have some fun and get moving.
For more information call Ipswich Library on 01473 583710.

World Book Night

Suffolk will be waking up to World Book Night later this month as Suffolk Libraries look to promote the benefits of reading. 

World Book Night takes place on Tuesday 23 April 2013 and aims to encourage people who don’t regularly read to pick up a book or visit their library. As well as a series of events round Suffolk, volunteers will also be gifting a selection of World Book Night Books to people who they feel would benefit most.

Shona Bendix, Chair of Suffolk Libraries, said: “World Book Night is a great way of getting everyone involved and thinking about books and encouraging people to read more regularly and hopefully improve literacy. As always our library staff have come up with some great events and ideas to get involved in the event and I hope people will enjoy taking part.”


The following events are being planned by Suffolk Libraries for World Book Night: 

Great Cornard Library are holding a book market event on 23 April where people who have chosen to ‘gift’ a World Book Night book will each be talking about the book that they are gifting and around 200 people from local organisations will have the chance to choose books to take away. The library will then organise another event in May when people can meet up and swap their books.

Forty winks at Ipswich Library – On the evening of World Book Night on Tuesday 23 April, Ipswich Library will be holding a ‘Forty Winks’ storytelling event from 7pm to 9pm. People can come along to the library to enjoy a special night time event in their pyjamas and relax with a hot chocolate or glass of wine listening to a storyteller. Tickets will be £3 and will include a storytelling session, refreshments and a free book.

Westbourne and Gainsborough Libraries are planning a joint pirate-themed evening where people can dress up in pirates costume. The library will be giving away a limited amount of free copies of Treasure Island, which is one of the World Book Night books. Both libraries will be running events from 5pm to 7pm.

Needham Market Library are having an open evening from 6pm to 9pm with a book sale and refreshments.

Sudbury Library are holding a fundraising quiz on 25 April from 7.30pm with proceeds to the Friends of Sudbury Library.

Glemsford Library have invited local author Grace Farrant to sign copies of her latest novel ‘So Many Paths’ on 23 April from 10am to 12 noon and she will be giving a talk from 10.30 to 11am. There will also be a special offer to buy her new novel and get the previous book free. The Friends of Glemsford Library will be providing refreshments during the talk and places are limited so anyone interested will need to book with the library. There will also be a book sale from 2pm, a free quiz and the library will be giving away 66 books.

Lowestoft Library are holding an event from 5pm to 7pm on World Book Night where local authors will be reading their original work and people will be reading sections from their favourite books. There will also be a quiz and a raffle.

Southwold Library are holding a World Book Night bingo session from 7pm.

For more information about World Book Night visit .

There’s much more information about events and activities at Suffolk’s libraries at

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