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Meet David Young at Guildford Library

Note: Ticket necessary – buy online or in the library. Cost: £3 for Library members, £5 for non-library members.

Come along to Guildford Library to meet David Young, author of Stasi Child, to celebrate the release of his second book, Stasi Wolf.

  • Friday 24 February, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

David will be hosting a talk about his book and answering audience questions, followed by an East v West hazelnut choc spread taste test and a signing. Books will be available to purchase on the night.

Alton Fringe Theatre presents T S Eliot: The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock & The Waste Land

Wednesday 8 March, 7.30pm–9pm

This is a rare opportunity to hear two of the 20th century’s most famous poems read aloud for an audience by kind permission of the Eliot Estate and his publishers Faber and Faber. 

The Love Song (published 1915) points the way to the more controversial poem, The Waste Land (1922.) The latter reflects Eliot’s experience of a fragmented, urban world in the aftermath of the First World War. The Love Song will be performed as a monologue and then five actors will give voice to the many characters, ideas and sounds of The Waste Land. The performance will be followed by an informal discussion. Tickets include a complementary glass of wine/soft drink.

For more information please ask at Farnham Library or email:

Connected Minds – Mental Health Awareness Day

We will have information and guidance on mental health and counselling services from CAMHS youth advisors, Surrey Coalition for disabled people, Kooth and Time to Change. 

The creative process is often crucial in recognizing, understanding and recovering from a mental health condition. The library will be showcasing the best fiction and non-fiction. There will be opportunities to explore mental health through interactive fiction.  

As well as guiding a character through their mental health journey there will be a chance to write your own at one of our Interactive Fiction Workshops from:

  • 11.30am to 1pm
  • 2pm to 3.30pm

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 for you to borrow.

Making Fair at Woking Library

Calling all makers!

On Sunday 4 June we'll be holding a Making Fair at Woking Library. 

If you're an artist, scientist, creator, inventor or innovator using new technologies who would like to show what you're doing to others (free of charge), please get in contact at

A few of the stands can be taken by commercial organisations - a small charge will be made.

Regular events in libraries

Rhymetimes and storytimes

Learning in libraries

Digital Friday at Guildford Library

Digital Friday is a programme of events which will take place on the last Friday of the month at Guildford Library. It is a makerspace, a place where people can meet to collaborate, create, learn, and innovate.