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.


Breaking the news

News has the power to make and break elections. We base our opinions, decisions and arguments on it. It shapes the world around us and the way we make sense of it. But what makes the news where you live? And how does a local story become a headline grabber?

Breaking the news exhibition tour

Join the debate at this new free exhibition created by the British Library. Breaking the News will be touring the following libraries:

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

A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II

Join us at Staines Library for this free livestream event to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Actor Joanna Lumley and Sunday Times Royal Editor Roya Nikkhah talk to host and broadcaster Moira Stuart about the 70-year reign and extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth II, from the early 1950s to the present day.

This event will be streamed live from The British Library Knowledge Centre.

Please note the livestream will be from 7pm to 8.30pm. Please arrive earlier to be seated.

This event is part of our Breaking The News exhibition programme and there will be time to view the exhibition before and after the livestream.

Refreshments will be available.

Click here to book your free ticket for A Queen for All Seasons.