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Events and activities at Farnham Library


Special events

Duplo Club at Farnham Library

A first step into the world of Lego building.  Sessions are for pre–school children aged 3–4 years old.

Each session has an exciting theme with a story and incorporates creative building and challenges around numbers, letters, colours and fun games.

Come and join us for some brilliant building, crazy creations and incredible imaginative inventions!

  • Fridays, 10am–10:45am

The club must be booked in a 5 week block, April 21 and 28 April, 5, 12 and 19 May. Total cost for all five sessions £28. There are a maximum of 12 places available. Book online.

Code Club at Farnham Library

Code club is a nationwide network of volunteers who run free coding clubs for children aged 8–12 to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.

  • The session will run weekly on a Thursday, for 6 weeks, from 20 April to 25 May from 4pm–5pm.

The projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. If you want to find out more have a look at the Code Club website www.codeclub.org.uk/. Scratch which is the first coding system the children use is loaded on the public PC desktop.

Children will need to bring headphones and a memory stick to save their work.

Registering for the first session indicates your intention to attend all sessions. Register for Code Club.

Words in Focus

  • Monday 21 August to Friday 1 September.

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 Words in Focus book itself is a high quality, with hand sewn binding, showcase book which has been printed on the finest archival paper which means that it won’t discolour or fade for more than 500 years!

The book will be undertaking a tour of all of our main town libraries, visiting Farnham on the dates above. It is also available as an eBook for you to borrow.

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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. Please note: there will be no rhymetime on 7 March.

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

Find out more about rhymetime in Surrey libraries.

Storytime

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

  • Every Monday (term time only), 10:30am–11am.

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.

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.

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