Isle of Wight Council

Lord Louis Library

Regular Events

Tea and Chat (for the over 60s)

If you're over 60, interested in meeting new people, having a cup of tea and a good old chat? Come down to us every other Monday, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.  See noticeboard in Library for next dates.

Dying Matters Café

The first Tuesday of the Month, 10-11.30am. Pop along for a cuppa and a chat. Every month has a different theme. Pop in to the library to find out what this month's theme is.


Every Friday, from 10:00 am to 10:30 am and 11:00 am - 11:30 am, there is a Rhymetime for babies of all ages!  Come down, sing some rhymes, have fun and maybe make new friends too!

Story times & Craft Events for Children

We regularly invite local authors and storytellers into the Library, alongside running craft events.  Please see the Library noticeboard for more details.


On the first and third Tuesday of every month, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, the Library holds a free LEGO club for children aged 5+.  There's no need to book, so just turn up!

Duplo Group

For children under 5, every Tuesday 10.30 - 11.30am

Home Ed Lego Club

For home educated children, this Lego club is held on the second Monday of every month. 10.30-11.30am. Age 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Digital Assistance

On the second and fourth Thursday of every month, volunteers from Age UK IW will be at the library to help with smartphone and tablets! Drop in between 10.30am and 12pm. Don't forget to bring your device.

Art Group

An untutored art group meets every Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in Newport Library.  Places are limited, and the group is currently full, but if you would like to go on a waiting list please ask a member of staff.

Knit & Natter

Knit and natter is a regular knitting group held in the Lord Louis Library. There are two free sessions every month: on the first Thursday of the month 10am-12pm, and the third Thursday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. Bring along your latest project! Tea, coffee and natter provided!!

Reading Group

The Library reading group meets once a month at the library on the first Thursday at 5.15pm. Please ask at the counter or telephone for further details.

Book Sale

Withdrawn library books and other stock are on sale, on the first Saturday of the month. (apart from January). Come down and pick up a bargain!