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Special events and competitions in Surrey libraries

Please select an option below to find out more about specific events taking place in our libraries or you can choose your local library from the drop down to see what's happening there.

  • Dementia Action week
  • An introduction to the Micro-Bit
  • Woking 100 - World War One commemorations
  • Hearing Champion session
  • Words in Focus book and tour
  • Literary festivals in Surrey
  • War and Words
  • Dementia Action week

    • Monday 21 May to Sunday 27 May 2018.

    To mark Dementia Action week, libraries will be having displays of books and information related to dementia. Selected libraries will be hosting a drop in session, at which library staff will be available to talk about our Library Direct services and to show items from the Reminiscence Collection.

    The drop in sessions will be held at the following libraries and times:

    There is no need to book, just call in during these times.

    An introduction to the Micro-Bit

    A micro bitThese are now on the library catalogue and free to borrow (subject to normal borrowing terms and conditions). Learn more about these fun pocket-sized computers with motion detection!

    A member of staff will be available to demonstrate the Micro-Bit at:

    Woking 100

    As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One, Surrey County Council's Woking Library, in partnership with Woking Borough Council, are proud to present a programme of events that look to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who endured The Great War both at home and on the front lines of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, whilst reflecting on the legacy that the conflict left behind. It is with pleasure that both Woking Library and Woking Borough Council invite you to join us in our commemorations and reflections of those who dedicated their lives to the war effort both on the home front and the frontlines.

    Programme of events.

    Hearing Champion sessions

    We are very pleased to launch this free drop-in service for people with NHS hearing aids. Help available includes basic maintenance, battery supply, trouble-shooting, cleaning and re-tubing.

    Sessions will be held monthly in the following libraries:

  • Camberley - first Monday of the month, 10am–12 noon.
  • Egham - first Thursday of the month, 1.30pm–2.30pm.
  • Godalming - first Monday of the month, 10.30am - 11.30am.
  • Guildford - last Tuesday of the month, time to be confirmed.

  • 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.

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