Check out our exciting new programme of fun events in our libraries over the coming months.

Visit your local library to try your hand at coding, enjoy theatrical performances or take part in interactive family learning sessions. There are also regular rhyme and story telling sessions for our younger visitors.

Cool Coding

To mark Women’s History Month, Hastings and Eastbourne libraries are working with local tech charity TechResort to run exclusive coding taster sessions for girls. Our Girls do Code workshops offer an opportunity for girls aged between 8 and 18 to come along and try coding and improve their computer skills.

Hastings Library, Saturday, March 5, 1pm – 2pm; Eastbourne Library, Saturday, March 12, 1pm – 2pm

Do your children know more about computers and code than you do? Why not try our Coding for Parents and Carers sessions to find out more about coding and what your children are learning at school.

Hastings Library, Saturday, March 5, 10.30am – 12noon; Eastbourne Library, Saturday, March 12, 10.30am – 12noon

Women in Lockdown

To celebrate International Women’s Day, local charity Wayfinder Woman have teamed up with our library service to share the insights and experiences of ordinary women through the pandemic.

Join them at Eastbourne Library between 10am and 4pm on March 8 to talk, share stories, and find out what women thought about this life-changing period.

The charity’s Women in Lockdown book, featuring stories by and about women during Covid-19, is now available at all East Sussex libraries and for reading groups.

Super Science

Could you be the next Einstein or Darwin? As part of British Science Week, Science Saturday will be running at Hastings Library on March 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm.

Budding scientists are invited to join a demonstration of the library’s loanable micro:bits, mini computers that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Or if the natural world is more your thing, you can create your own ecosystem by making an upcycled terrarium to take home.

All the world’s a stage!

For those who prefer more artistic pursuits, Seaford Library will be hosting the London Mozart Players on Saturday, May 7 for performances of Roald Dahl’s riotous re-telling of the iconic children’s fable The Three Little Pigs.

Music, art and hilarious storytelling combine in a concert that’s perfect for the whole family. Performances will take place at 1pm and 3pm.

Learn and play

Two Family Learning events will be taking place on Tuesday, May 31. Family Learning sessions offer a positive and fun shared learning experience where families can learn together, and parents and carers can develop skills and knowledge to support their children’s learning.

Join the team at Crowborough Library for a Story Sack session at 10am where parents and children can make their own characters to help tell the story of the Little Red Hen, or come along to the Family Learning Fun With Maths session at 1.45pm at Seaford Library. Both workshops are suitable for children aged 3 to 7 years.

Stories, music and more

Our popular Rhymetime and Storytime sessions for children under 5 are back!

These fun sessions are held weekly at a number of East Sussex libraries including Bexhill, Heathfield, Wadhurst and Uckfield.

All library events are free but booking may be required. For more information and to book, please visit the library events page of our website.