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Events and activities at Woking Library

Special events

Early Years Theatre Show:

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks/The Monsterous Duckling

  • Thursday 26 April, 10am

Tickets are £3 per child (1 adult per child) available to purchase via Eventbrite. Suitable for ages 2 and over, and, of course, their accompanying grown ups! The running time is approximately 45mins. After the show there is a chance to meet Joe and purchase copies of his books

Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production - the true stories behind the happily ever after fairytales...

Performance poet Joseph Coelho, National Poetry Day Ambassador, unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story…

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny - a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they're maybe not as charming as you remember! Check out this video of Joseph in action to get a taste of his work.

This event is part of the Hopper Project which is an initiative to raise awareness of Early Years theatre, over 20 months 7 Hopper shows will be touring nurseries, children's centres and libraries around Somerset and Surrey. Hopper is a partnership between Take Art, Surrey Arts and China Plate, generously funded by Arts Council England, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Partnership Surrey. For more information visit or

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Rhymetime and storytime

Note: Due to the popularity of this event, entry is by ticket only, available 30 minutes before the event.

  • Every Wednesday, from:
    • 11am to 11.30am.
    • 2.30pm to 3pm.

Please note that the Children's library will not be available for browsing at the above times.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries: Knaphill Library and West Byfleet Library.

Find out more about rhymetime and storytime in Surrey libraries.

Russian Rhymetime

  • Every Friday, 10am.

Join our free session for the under 5s with Russian songs, games and stories. If you want to find out more the Russian speaking community that run the sessions have a facebook group you can ask to join.

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Reading groups

Chatterbooks reading group for 9 to 11 year olds

A chance for children to have fun sharing books they enjoy and taking part in games and activities.

  • Once a month on Thursday, at 4pm - talk to library staff for more information.

Woking Library reading group

Talk to library staff to join the group or for more information.

  • Second Monday of each month, at 10.45am.

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.