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Events and activities at Farnham Library

Special events

Holocaust Memorial Day January 27 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day is held on 27 January every year. This year’s theme is "The Power of Words".

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 explores how language has been used in the past, and how it is used in the present day.

Surrey Libraries is hosting a display in 13 libraries including Farnham.

Pop along to Farnham Library to see the display from the 16 January until 29 January.

Code Club at Farnham Library

Starts Tuesday 20 February for 6 sessions, from 16.30pm to 17.30pm.  Please make sure you can attend regularly before booking a place.

Code club is a nationwide network of free coding clubs for children aged 9–11 to learn coding. The projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, by making games, animations, and websites.

Find out more at the Code Club website.

Places are limited. Book on eventbrite.

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Rhymetime and storytime

Baby bounce and rhyme

Note: This event is not ticketed, please turn up at the given times below.

Songs and nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers.

  • Every Tuesday, from 11am to 11.30am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries: Ash Library and Frimley Green Library.

Find out more about rhymetime in Surrey libraries.


Note: This event is not ticketed, but places are limited so please turn up in plenty of time.

  • Every Monday (term time only), 10.30am–11.30am.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

Farnham Library reading group

This is open to all book lovers who enjoy discussing books. Come along and join.

  • Second Thursday of each month, from 11.30am to 12.30pm in the Culver Room.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

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Other events

Digital Buddy

Would you like help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment with our Digital Buddy who can offer free, one to one, support.

To see exactly what a Digital Buddy can offer and when sessions are available at this and other libraries please check our Digital Buddy page.

Knit and stitch craft group

Starting at Farnham Library on:

  • Friday 2 March from 2.30pm until 4pm.  Then meeting alternative Friday afternoons.

Tea or Coffee and biscuits will be available for a small charge of 50p. Bring along your own project to work on and meet some new people. Come along and learn about our summer library yarn bomb and how to take part!

Yarn Bomb

This Summer Farnham Library will be decorating the Library with a red and black striped yarn bomb. To help we would like to ask for any donations of unwanted red and black wool, any shade or amount. There is a drop off point inside Farnham Library. If you would like to contribute by making part of the yarn bomb, details of how to take part will be released at out first knit and stitch group meeting. Come along to find out more or ask at the library at any time after 2 March.

Friends of Farnham Library

An informal group who get together once a month to promote Farnham Library. Their aim is to support the library through running events and fundraising to enhance the service for the people in the local area. This includes supporting the Summer Reading Challenge for children each year and alongside that they have run numerous events including children's craft sessions, Halloween mask making and Punch and Judy.

They are always looking for good condition second hand children's books to sell to raise funds to run their events. If anyone has any books that they wish to donate please place them in the designated box in Farnham Library.

  • Once a month on Friday, in the Culver Room

The Friends of Farnham Library are always looking to welcome people to join them who have a little extra time on their hands, an interest in helping Farnham Library and the work of the Friends.

For more information please pop in and talk to a Duty Manager.

National Careers Advisor one-to-one appointments

The National Careers Service offer free help to those aged over 19 with employment and further education queries.

Their friendly advisors can help you:

  • Develop your CV
  • Improve your interview technique
  • Review and improve your skills
  • Find training courses
  • Explore your career options
  • Look for a job

Ring 01329 559 169 to book your free session or call their Careersline on 01329 559 160 for over the phone advice.