Events and activities at Farnham Library

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Special events

Spotting Scams drop in sessions with Trading Standards

  • Wednesday 20 March from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 17 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 May from 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 27 June from 10.30am to 12 noon

Farnham Literary Festival

Creative writing workshop with Marissa Noelle

  • Saturday 2 March, from 11am to 12 noon

Learn from fantasy and sci-fi author Marisa Noelle on how to create engaging and three dimensional characters that leap off the page!

Suitable for ages 11 to 16. Tickets cost: £4 per person.

Book online or if unable to book online, please book in Farnham Library.

Book for the creative writing character development session with-Marissa Noelle

Storytime with Cara Matheson (and Scout)

  • Monday 4 March, from 10.30am to 11am

Join us for a special interactive storytime with Cara and her therapy dog, Scout!

Suitable for ages 2 to 5. Tickets cost: £3 per child.

Book online or if unable to book online, please book in Farnham Library.

Book for Storytime with Cara Matheson (and Scout)

Mother's Day craft

Come and create and handmade gift for mother's day.

  • Monday 4 March from 3.45pm until 4.45pm

Suitable for ages 4 years and over.

Tickets are £3 per person and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Local author showcase evening

  • Tuesday 5 March, from 7.30pm to 9pm

With Helen Snape, Joanne Watson, Lucy Weldon, Jane Hennigan, and Chris and Denise Arthey.

Event free but booking necessary. Book online or if unable to book online, please book in Farnham Library.

Book for the local author showcase evening

Holly Webb author event

  • Saturday 9 March, from 10.30am to 11.30am

Holly will explain the stories behind her Greenriver books, and how her own childhood favourites helped her write this new duet.

Suitable for ages 7 to 11.

Book necessary, tickets cost: £5 per child. Book online or if unable to book online, please book in Farnham Library.

Book for the Holly Webb author event

Learn to Lino print

  • Tuesday 12 March, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill in this two-hour workshop! All materials and tutoring will be provided.
This activity could be messy, so old clothes or an apron are advisable, as is tying back long hair!

Event suitable for ages 16+

Tickets are £10 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Make a Noise

Learn about making noise with an elastic band guitar for British Science week.

  • Wednesday 13 March from 3.45pm until 4.45pm

Suitable for ages 4 years old and over.

Tickets are £3 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Find out more about British Science Week by visiting the British Science Week website.

Easter confetti cards

Come and create a beautiful Easter card with egg shaped confetti.

  • Saturday 23 March from 10.30am until 11.30am

Suitable for ages 4 years old and over.

Tickets are £3 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Easter baskets activity

Come and make a special Easter basket out of old book pages, ready for your Easter egg hunts!

  • Wednesday 27 March from 3.45pm until 4.45pm

Suitable for ages 5 years old and over.

Tickets are £3 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

I am NOT a Prince: Storytime and creative workshop with author Rachael Davis

Join children's author Rachael Davis in a celebration of being true to yourself. Enjoy a story and create your own transformed frog!

  • Saturday 6 April from 10.30am until 11.30am

Suitable for ages 3 to 6 years old.

Tickets are £3 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk. Places are limited.

Spring chickens craft

Join us to make creative and unique spring chickens with paper plates.

  • Wednesday 10 April from 10.30am until 11.30am

Suitable for ages 5 years old and over.

Tickets are £3 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Earth Day craft

Celebrate earth day with some special craft.

  • Monday 22 April from 3.45pm until 4.45pm

Suitable for ages 5 years old and over.

Tickets are £3 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Tuesday at 10.30am
  • Every Wednesday at 10.30am

No booking necessary: Maximum of 25 children, tickets allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey libraries.

Storytime

  • Every Monday at 10.30am. No booking necessary.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Young Adult book group

  • Second Tuesday of every month from 5.45pm until 6.45pm.

Aimed at those aged 18 to 30.

We have two book choices every month - so you can read whatever takes your fancy, or read both!

  • On Tuesday 12 March, we will be discussing, "My Sister the Serial Killer", by Oyinkan Braithwaite and "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow", by Gabrielle Zevin.
  • On Tuesday 9 April, we will be discussing, "The Humans", by Matt Haig and "The Final Revival of Opal and Nev" by Dawnie Walton.

The group is free, just turn up. If it's your first time attending, bring along a book that you've enjoyed recently to talk about. Farnham Library provides the books for upcoming meetings. If you missed the meeting but would like to read one of the books for the next meeting, please ask at the helpdesk and we will grab you a copy.

For more information email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk or ask at the library helpdesk.

Books beyond words reading group

  • Various Fridays at 11am. Please contact the library for the next date.

For anyone who might need an extra bit of help with the written word. Please come into the library for more information or email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Chatterbooks reading group

  • Meets on second Saturday of the month from 11am until 12 noon.

The Chatterbooks reading group is suitable for ages 7 to 12 years. The book for each session can be obtained from the front desk when you sign up. For more details, please ask in the library.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Reading Friends non-fiction Friday

  • First Friday of every month at 10.30am. Upcoming dates and themes:
    • Friday 1 March: Migration
    • Friday 5 April: 1920s

Do you love non-fiction books? Like the idea of a book group but not being set a particular book every month? Want to meet more people in your community?

Join us for Non-Fiction Friday to discuss books within the theme of the month, and to share your own stories over a cup of tea or coffee.

Every month the group collectively decide on a theme, and we will have a display featuring some suggested reads under that theme. Our Library Assistants can assist with ordering Large Print Books, Talking Books and books of your choice. Free tea and coffee will be available. The meet will last approximately an hour.

Complete our Reading Friends application form to register your interest to join the group, or speak to a member of our friendly team at the library help desk.

Other events

Colouring club

  • Every Tuesday, from 2pm to 4pm
  • Every Saturday, from 3pm to 4pm

Colouring fun for little ones! These sessions are free, no need to book, just drop in.

Duplo club

  • Every Thursday, from 2pm to 4pm

Come along and build whatever you like. What will you create?

No need to book, this is a free drop-in session.

Stitch and chat

  • Every Friday 10am until 12 noon

This is a free drop-in session.

Digital Buddy

Do you want help using a computer, the internet, your iPad, tablet or iPhone, or other IT related problems? Book an appointment with our Digital Buddy:

  • Available every other Thursday.

Please come into the library and book an appointment at the helpdesk.

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