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Events in libraries

 Words in Focus book and tour

Last year Surrey Libraries in partnership with Hurtwood Press and The Bluehouse Festival ran a poetry and landscape photography competition called ‘Word in Focus’.

The best entries have been included in an high quality, showcase, book of poetry and landscape photography featuring Surrey.

The book will be undertaking a tour of all of our main town libraries

It also available as an eBook (PDF format).


Woking Makerday

Calling all makers! If you're a budding artist, scientist, creator, inventor or innovator and you want to see new technologies in action, come and join us for a fabulous day with many stalls showing off the breadth of creativity in Surrey. We will have lots of things to try out for both children and adults, including:

  • Minecraft
  • Art
  • Robotics
  • Crafts
  • Coding
  • Machine embroidery
  • Electronics
  • Kano computing
  • 3D printing
  • Electronic pompoms

Organisations signed up include Surrey University, 3D Enterprise, iamtheCODE, the Boileroom, the Lightbox, the Surrey and Hampshire Makerspace, Guildford Minecraft, Brookwood Art Group, Makecreatecraft, Sam Topley's Noisy Pompoms, Woking Adult Learning, and local artists and inventors.

Entry is free but ticketed. Book tickets


Guildford Makerspace

An enterprising community-based grass roots project focused on digital creation, collaboration and skills development is taking shape at Guildford Makerspace, located at Guildford Library already offers people of all ages and from all walks of life the chance to get hands-on experience of building and working with current and future digital technologies through a programme of fun, informative and inspirational ‘maker’ style events. We have big plans for the future, why not see how you can get involved?


Regular events in libraries

Rhymetimes and storytimes


Learning in libraries


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