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 United Kingdom (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.


Beyond the Bassline exhibition

This exhibition shines a spotlight on different voices and perspectives to celebrate Black British music as a form of entertainment and vehicle for community, as well as a source of liberation, protest and education.

Stepping into carnivals, clubs and record shops across the country, Beyond the Bassline draws on different places that have cultivated creative expression and inspired a number of Black British music genres.

Beyond the Bassline will be touring the following libraries:

Libraries hosting the exhibition will be holding the following events in support of the Exhibition.

Fantasy: Realms of Imagination

Following it's successful run last year, this fantastical exhibition returns to Surrey Libraries. Fantasy: Realms of Imagination explores the origins of fantasy and how it is still flourishing today.

For centuries readers have escaped their everyday lives and journeyed into new worlds filled with magic and adventure, incredible mythical creatures, and heroes and villains that speak to our greatest dreams and fears. From ancient folk tales and fairy stories, gothic horror and weird fiction, to live action role-playing games.

Fantasy: Realms of Imagination will be touring the following libraries:

  • Banstead, from 12 June to 10 July
  • Farnham, from 16 July to 12 August
  • Molesey, from 16 August to 11 September
  • Camberley, from 17 September to 15 October
  • Oxted, from 19 October to 13 November
  • Godalming , from 19 November to 17 December
  • Dorking, from 21 December to 24 January
  • Walton, from 29 January to 25 February

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