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Events and activities at Cobham Library

Special events

Tickled to Death - an evening with crime novelist Simon Brett

Simon Brett is a crime fiction novelist best known for his series of novels featuring Charles Paris a middle aged actor down on his luck. He is also the creator of the well loved 'Fethering ' mysteries set on the Sussex coast featuring Carole Seddon and her mysterious sidekick, Jude.

Originally a writer and producer in radio comedy, Simon created the radio comedy 'After Henry' with Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson for BBC Radio 4 which latterly became a very successful television situation comedy about three generations of women living in the same house. This was followed by the very successful BBC Radio 4 comedy 'No Commitments ' with Rosemary Leach, Celia Imrie and Nicola Paget.

Simon was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year's Honours 'for services to literature' and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Simon was presented with The CWA Diamond Dagger, one of the highest accolades in the crime writing world in 2014.

Simon promises a delightful evening talking about his writing life in crime and comedy. There will be the opportunity to purchase copies of his books and Simon will sign them at the conclusion of the evening.

Book tickets for Simon Brett

This event is part of the Body in the Library crime festival in Surrey libraries.

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Rhymetime and storytime

Stories and rhymes

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

Come and enjoy the fun

  • Every Wednesday, from 2.20pm to 2.50pm.
  • Every Friday, from 10.30am to 11am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries: Hersham Library and Byfleet Community Library.

Find out more about rhymetime in Surrey libraries.


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

Join us for a some stories.

  • Every Tuesday at 10.30am.
  • Thursday at 10am starting 4 October then every Thursday.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

Cobham Library Reading Group

Come and join us in the library on:

  • Third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 11am.

Apply to join a library-hosted reading group in your area and find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

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Other events

Family History volunteer drop-in sessions

Help with researching family history online on a one to one basis. No booking required.

Once a month on Wednesdays, from 10am to 12noon. Upcoming dates:

  • 3 October
  • 31 October
  • 5 December

Scrabble Club

Come and join in the fun and play a game of Scrabble.

  • Second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm.

Cobham Crafters knit and natter group

Please join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12 noon. Everyone welcome.

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, when and where sessions are available please check our Digital Buddy page.