Top 10 library events this June

Find out about all the exciting things happening in libraries near you

There's always something exciting happening in libraries across Surrey so keep reading for our top 10 events in libraries happening this June.

National Crime Reading Month

June is National Crime Reading Month and to celebrate there are several author events taking place, including at Oxted, Godalming, Redhill, Epsom, Hersham and Guildford libraries.

For more information visit the libraries events and activities webpage.

The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week will run from 10 until 18 June, with events at Addlestone and Egham libraries.

For more information visit the libraries events and activities webpage.

The Story Detectives

An immersive promenade dance performance, The Story Detectives, takes children and their families on an imaginative journey through the library to discover different kinds of books, from a detective book to an adventure book, a dictionary to a fairy tale, led by two characters Playful and Particular.

Join Story Detectives Playful and Particular as they journey round the library collecting letters, solving clues, and building an adventure story.

Several sessions at each library can be booked via the imagination spaces Eventbrite webpage.

Digital buddies

Struggling with online shopping? Not sure how your tablet works? Always wondered how to store and organise photographs on your laptop? Then booking an appointment with a Digital Buddy might be the answer!

To find out if your local library has a Digital Buddy, please go to the Digital Buddy webpage.

Games clubs

Did you know that several of our libraries host Games Clubs, including Chess, Scrabble and Bridge! Check out your local library event webpage to see what is going on.

Gentle Strength and Balance exercise class, Camberley Library

In June, you can join a free 'Gentle Strength and Balance exercise class' at Camberley library. This special event is organised in partnership with Active Surrey, Strategic Health and Wellbeing Services, Surrey Heath Borough Council and Cost of Living.

Find out more on the Camberley Library webpage.

Treasure of the Gill Family, a talk by Elmbridge Museum

Walton Library invites you to a talk by Elmbridge Museum about the Treasure of the Gill Family, a prominent local Victorian family.

This event is on 6 June, 5.30 to 6.30pm. Tickets are free, but booking is essential. Find out more on the Walton Library webpage.

Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

On 15 June, 6pm to 7pm at Woking Library, join author Dr Kit Heyam for a talk about their book "Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender". Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Nonfiction and described by the NewYork Times as "a vital contribution to our understanding of gender variance and its place in social and political history, all around the world".

Book tickets via the Before We Were Trans Eventbrite webpage.

Knit and Natter

Always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Several libraries have Knit and Natter type groups, including Haslemere library who has free beginner workshop on 10 and 24 June. Booking is essential.

Visit the Haslemere Library web page for more information.

Living Knowledge Network live stream

On 3 June, at Horley library, you can view the live stream by the Living Knowledge Network of Liz Pichon event from the Hay Festival 2023. Starts at 2.30pm, and suitable for age 9 and over. Book in person at the library, tickets are free but donations are welcome.

For more information visit the Horley Library webpage.

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