Living Knowledge Network in Surrey libraries

We are excited to announce that Surrey Libraries are now a member of the Living Knowledge Network. Created by the British Library, the Living Knowledge Network is a UK wide partnership of national and public libraries centred on exchanging knowledge and developing world class, memorable experiences for public library users.

Being part of the Living Knowledge Network gives Surrey Libraries customers access to a vast array of cultural events within their local library, including exhibitions, screenings, talks and even livestreams that you can watch from home! This is part of our journey to transform our Surrey libraries into local cultural hubs.


Tai Chi (Taiji)

  • Wednesday 1 February 2023 from 1.45pm until 2.45pm

Tai Chi is a moving meditation made up of gentle exercises to create harmony. The session will involve slow movement and aim to provide guidance over breathing, meditation and inner peace.

The session will be open to adults and children above the age of 11.

Booking necessary. Cost: £3.

Book for Tai Chi at Egham Library

Mandarin storytime and activity

An opportunity to experience and learn about Chinese language and culture. These events are in partnership with Horizon Mandarin School and part of the Chinese and British exhibition programme.

Join us at Egham Library on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 8 February, from 3.45pm to 4.30pm: The Monkey King.

Join us at Woking Library on:

  • Saturday 4 February, from 1.30pm until 2.30pm

These free sessions are suitable for children aged 4 to 11. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

No booking required.

Chinese and British exhibition

Chinese communities have been calling the UK home for much longer than many realise. Tracing their heritage back to regions in East and South-East Asia, they have established a rich and diverse culture across the UK.

In a new free display from the British Library, we reflect on this long history through photographs, manuscripts and interviews with those who have lived through it.

Join us to celebrate the history and lasting legacy of this vibrant community, and to understand what it really means to be Chinese and British.

Additional British Library Living Knowledge Network events which you can livestream from home.