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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.

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.

LibraryName of GroupFrequencyTime
Blandford Library Knit and Natter Every Thursday 11am
Bridport Library Knit and Natter Every Saturday 2pm to 3.30pm

Christchurch Library and Learning Centre

Drop in craft group Every Monday 10am to midday
Corfe Mullen Childrens Centre and Library Knit, crochet and craft Every Friday 10am to midday
Crossways Library Knit and Natter

Every Wednesday

2.30pm to 4.30pm

Dorchester Library and Learning Centre Craft Chat Group First Friday of the month 1pm to 3pm
Ferndown Library Adult Colouring and crafts First Wednesday of the month from 3 October 2018 10am to 11.30am
Ferndown Library Knit and Natter Third Tuesday of every month 10am to 11.30am
Highcliffe Library Knit and Natter Every Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
Lyme Regis Library Knit and Natter Every Friday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Lytchett Matravers Library Knit and Natter Every Thursday 10am to midday
Shaftesbury Library Knit and Natter Every Tuesday 10.30am to midday
Verwood Library Knit and Natter Every second and fourth Monday of the month 2.15pm to 3.45pm
Wareham Library Craft and Chat Every Friday 2.30pm to 4pm
West Moors Library Knit and Natter Every Monday 2pm to 3.30pm
Weymouth Library Knit and Natter First  and third Tuesday of the month 10.30am to midday
Wimborne Library Knit and Knatter Every Friday

2pm to 4pm

Mindful colouring

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.

LibraryName of GroupFrequencyTime
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Wednesday Colouring and Puzzletime Every Wednesday 10am to midday
Bridport Library Coffee and Colouring  Every Friday 2pm to 3pm
Dorchester library and learning centre Colouring for Adults Every Friday from 27 July 2018 2.30pm to 4pm
Ferndown Library Adult colouring session First Wednesday of the month 10am to 11.30am
Ferndown Library Adult Colouring and Crafts Every Wednesday from 3 October 2018 10am to 11.30am
Gillingham Library Adult Colouring

Every Thursday

2.30pm to 3.30pm
Highcliffe Library Adult board games, colouring and puzzles Daily 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Littlemoor Library Mindfulness Tuesday Every Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am
Portland Tophill Library Mindfulness Monday: adult colouring Every Monday 10am to midday
Sturminster Newton Library Adult colouring and puzzle fun Every Tuesday 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Swanage Library Colour me Happy! Weekly 4pm to 6pm
Upton Library and Children's Centre (outreach base) Adult colouring session First Monday of the month 2pm to 3.30pm
Verwood Library Adult Colouring Second and Fourth Thursday of the month 2.15pm to 3.45pm
West Moors Library Coffee and colouring Second and Fourth Thursday of the month 10.30am to 11.30am
Weymouth Library Adult colouring session Second Thursday of the month 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Board games

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.

LibraryName of GroupFrequencyTime
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Family board games - drop in and play Every Saturday 10am to 3pm
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Wednesday Colouring and Puzzletime Every Wednesday 10am to midday
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Adult board games Every Friday 2.30pm to 4pm
Ferndown Library Board Friday - drop in and play Every Friday 11am to 2pm
Highcliffe Library Adult board games, colouring and puzzles Daily 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Littlemoor Library Mindfulness Tuesday Every Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am
Lytchett Matravers Library Scrabble morning Every Monday 10am to 11.30am
West Moors Library Board Games for the Bored Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Read, write, discuss

Relax and share a story or poem in a small group or join with others to discuss the books you've read and a variety of other topics in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Or let your imagination run riot as you lose yourself in creative writing.

LibraryName of GroupFrequencyTime
Blandford Library Reading Group Last Monday in the month 2pm to 3.15pm
Bridport Library Creative Writing

Saturdays on the following dates 

27 October, 24 November, 22 December

10.30am to midday
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Reading Group Various, please check with Library Various
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Writing Group First Friday in the month 10am to 12 noon
Crossways Library Creative Writing Group Every Thursday 10am to midday
Gillingham Library Book Group Saturdays monthly 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Gillingham Library Creative Writing Every Tuesday 1.45pm to 3pm
Shaftesbury Library Creative Writing Group Every Monday 2pm to 3pm
Sherborne Library Feel Better with a Book Every Monday 2pm to 3pm
Swanage Library Books and More Wednesdays monthly (mid month) 10.30am to 11.30am
Wareham Library Book Chat Second and Fourth Mondays of the month 10.30am to 11.30am
Weymouth Library Books and More Fourth Thursday of the month 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Wimborne Library Book Chat First Tuesday of the month 10.30am to 11.30am

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