Christmas 2023 in Inspire Libraries

Our libraries are ready for the festive season!

Check out what events are taking place near you below, or contact Ask Inspire for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, events are suitable for all 5-11 year olds, are free of charge, and no booking required

Library Event name Date/time
Bingham Christmas hunt: Search our Children's library for our characters and see how many you can find. Prizes to be had! During normal opening hours, until Wednesday 20 December at 5pm
Advent books: one lucky child will open our gorgeous advent calendar each day to reveal our chosen story. During normal opening hours until 23 December
Window display decs: Add to our window scene with a variety of crafts. During normal opening hours until 23 December
Handmade Santa giveaway: Our Crafty Chat ladies have gifted us some handmade Santas! Our best dressed festive visitor of the day will win one each, so pop in and say hi!
Calverton Drop-in crafting: Pop in any time in November and December to take part in children's crafts. During normal opening hours, throughout November and December
Clipstone Make your own holly wreath: Join us on selected dates to make your own wreath using a paper plate. Monday 4, 11 and 18 December 2pm - 4:45pm and Wednesday 6, 13, 20 December 10am - 4:45pm
Colour a festive picture: Join us on selected dates throughout December Monday 4, 11, 18 December 2pm - 4:45pm and Wednesday 6, 13, 20 December 10am - 4:45am
Edwinstowe Victorian Christmas card making: This event is organised by Open Doors, Newark & Sherwood District Council. Participants must be 18+, booking required. Contact the library for more information. Saturday 2 December, 10:30am - 12pm
Christmas Coffee Morning: Relax with a hot drink and a mince pie. Why not have a go at our festive quiz too! Adults only. Friday 15 December, 10am - 12pm
Make a Christmas dec: Create a decoration to take home Saturday 16 December, 10:30am - 12pm
Forest Town Craftdown to Christmas: Shop handcrafted gifts from our fabulous Forest Town Craft Bombers, plus join us for a family Christmas craft, have a go at our scavenger hunt and enter our snowman competition. Free refreshments, all ages welcome! Saturday 2 December, 10am - 12pm
Hucknall Crafty Tuesdays: Have your-elf a merry little Christmas! Pop in to make a festive elf mask from a paper plate. Tuesday 28 November, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crafty Tuesdays: Season's greetings! Make your own Christmas card for your loved ones. Tuesday 5 December, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crafty Tuesdays: Time to spruce things up! Make a paint-splattered paper bauble for your tree with our potter's wheel. Tuesday 12 December, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crafty Tuesdays: Let's have a party! Celebrate with us for our final Crafty Tuesday of 2023. Tuesday 19 December, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Huthwaite Angel Decoration crafting: Join us for a Christmassy crafting session! Make your own angel to pop on the tree, free drop in with no booking required. Friday 15 December, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Keyworth Advent crafts: Pop in to create an advent clock or calendar to help you count down to days until Christmas. Saturday 25 November, 10:30am - 12pm
Kimberley Christmas means crafts!: Visit our drop-in station for all ages (even adults) and enjoy a variety of crafts. During normal opening hours, throughout December
Beeston Mums' Choir: Enjoy an hour of music! All ages welcome. Monday 18 December, 10:15am - 11:15am
Kirkby in Ashfield Reindeer headbands Saturday 2 December, 10am - 11am
Christmas tree ornaments Saturday 9 December, 10am - 11am
Christmas lanterns Saturday 16 December, 10am - 11am
Lowdham Christmas crafts: Come along and make something lovely for the season Saturday 9 December, 10:30am - 12pm
Mansfield Woodhouse Christmas Crafts: Make a fun tree topper with us Wednesday 15 November, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Christmas crafts: Make a decorate clay decorations with us! Sunday 19 November, 3:30pm - 5pm & Friday 22 December, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Christmas Crafts: Come and join us to make moving angels, elves and Santas! Tuesday 5 December, 3:30pm - 5pm & Friday 8 December, 10:30am - 12:30am
Christmas Crafts: Join us to make lollipop stick crafts! Tuesday 12 December, 3:30pm - 5pm
Mapperley Join us for some children's craft activities. Saturday 23 December, 10:30am - 12pm
Radcliffe on Trent "Yonder Star": A performance of seasonally inspired poetry and prose. Take time out to listen with a hot drink and festive nibbles. Session is FREE but booking required - call 9332312 to book your place. Thursday 7 December, 10:30am - 11:45am
Ruddington Christmas crafting: Make a Christmas paperchain or seasonal wreath! Suitable or all ages, children must be supervised by an adult. Saturday 2 December, 10am - 12pm
Skegby and Stanton Hill Christmas crafting: Make a Christmas tree bookmark. Happy reading! Friday 15 December, 3:30pm - 4:30pm and Saturday 16 December, 10am - 11am
Southwell Late Night Shopping: Join us for free children's crafts, mince pies and mulled wine! Plus, grab stocking fillers for your loved ones from our library shop. Thursday 30 November, 4pm - 8pm
Stapleford Carols in the Library: Join singers from Stapleford Churches to sing some favourite festive tunes - or just soak up the atmosphere while you enjoy a free mince pie! All ages welcome. Monday 18 December, 11:30 - 12pm
Light Night Christmas event: Join us for Stapleford's Christmas Light Night Extravaganza and enjoy free taster sessions of some of our courses, plus family activities including crafts, quizzes, and a festive storytime! All ages welcome. Saturday 25 November, 9am - 3pm. Please contact the library for specific taster session times and further information.
Sutton in Ashfield Have yourself a merry eco Christmas: We've lost the baubles for our recycled Christmas tree! Pop in and decorate on to add to our display. During normal opening hours, from 25 November
Christmas Hullaballoo: Join us for an exciting session of festive tunes and captivating tales, and stick around for a special guest appearance! Don't forget to grab your gift as well, available for all attending children while stocks last. Wednesday 13 December, 10am - 10:30am
Toton Stocking colouring activity: Colour in a stocking to add to our festive fireplace display Friday 1 December, 9:30am
Warsop Christmas party hats: This year, join us for the Warsop light switch-on. Keep warm between stalls and make a party hat, and have fun exploring with our festive scavenger hunt Saturday 2 December, 4pm - 6:30pm
Make your own tree decoration: Get your craft on, use artificial trees and natural sticks to make a recycled decoration to treasure! Tuesday 5 December, 3pm - 4:30pm
Nativity scene suncatchers: Remember the meaning of Christmas and make a beautiful nativity scene Saturday 9 December, 10am - 12:30pm
Christmas tree cones: It may be too cold for ice cream, but it's never too cold for the cones! Join us to ice and decorate ice cream cones into beautiful Christmas trees. While stocks last. Tuesday 12 December, 3pm - 4:30pm
Christmas coffee morning: Enjoy coffees, teas, mince pies and more at our merry get together. Christmas quiz will begin at 11am, all ages welcome. Wednesday 13 December, 10am - 12pm
Christmas card-making and kusadama flowers: Come along and make a card for that special someone, or reuse old music sheets to create unique decorations. All materials provided, adults and older children only. Friday 15 December, 2pm - 4:30pm
Gingerbread man pen holders: Need a place to keep your crayons? Join us to create your own holder to look just like a gingerbread man! Saturday 16 December, 10am - 12:30pm
Make your own jingle bells: let's hear those sleigh bells ring! Create your own jingle bells to ring in the festive season. Tuesday 19 December, 3pm - 4:30pm
Christmas card-making: Make a last minute card for that special someone. All materials provided, adults and older children only. Friday 22 December, 2pm - 4:30pm
Woodthorpe Christmas tree decorations: Pop in and add a bauble to our display Christmas tree! Monday 4 December, 2pm - 6pm