Events and activities at Ashtead Library

Special events

Samaritans awareness morning

Dream catcher craft

  • Saturday 3 June
    • 11.30am until 12.30pm

Tickets are £1 per child

Ashtead Village Day

  • Saturday 10 June from 11am onwards

We will have a stall at this popular event at Queen Elizabeth II Recreation Ground - come and say hello!

The library will be open as usual from 9.30am until 5pm.

Visit the Ashtead Village Day website for more information.

Crime thriller evening with G.W. Shaw

William Shaw will be presenting his talk, Why Does Crime Fiction Just Keep Getting More Popular?

  • Thursday 27 July at 7pm

William is the author of the acclaimed DS Alexandra Cupidi books, set in Dungeness – the latest being The Trawlerman. Writing as G. W. Shaw, he also writes gripping adventure thrillers. His latest, The Conspirators, is published in July.

Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased online:

Buy tickets for GW Shaw event at Ashtead library

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Friday at 11am

Find out more about Pebble rhymetime in Surrey libraries.

Family rhymetime

  • on the following Saturdays at 11am:
    • 3 June
    • 15 July

Please ask in the library for further dates.


Pre-schoolers' storytime

  • on the following Mondays at 11am:
    • 19 June

Please ask in the library for further dates.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Book group

  • Every 6 weeks on a Monday at 12 noon. Next meetings:
    • 5 June

Please ask at the library for more details.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Knit and natter group

The group will meet twice a month on a Thursday at 11.30am. Upcoming sessions:

  • 1 June

All welcome. Please bring your own knitting project, needles and wool.

Chess club

  • Last Saturday of every month from 2pm until 3pm, on the following dates:
    • 24 June

Suitable for beginners. All ages welcome, from 5 years old and upwards. Places are free, but limited, so please book at the desk.

Ashtead Independents councillors' surgery

Meet your local councillors at Ashtead library. An opportunity to raise and discuss any issues that concern you, and where we may be able to help, in privacy, with your elected representatives:

  • On the following Saturdays from 2pm until 4pm:
    • 3 June
    • 1 July

Lego club

Tickets are £1 per child, and can be booked at the library desk.

  • Every month, on the following Saturdays from 10.30am until 11.30am:
    • 17 June

Digital Buddy

Do you want help using a computer, the internet, your iPad, tablet or iPhone, or other IT related problems?

Make an appointment to see our Digital Buddy:

  • Every Friday from 2pm until 4pm.

Booking necessary: please book a one hour slot at the library.