Events and activities at Farnham Library

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Special events

Spotting Scams drop in sessions with Trading Standards

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday 27 June from 10.30am to 12 noon.
  • Friday 12 July from 10.30am to 12 noon.
  • Wednesday 14 August from 10.30am to 12 noon.
  • Thursday 19 September from 10.30am to 12 noon.
  • Monday 14 October from 10.30am to 12 noon.
  • Tuesday 19 November from 10.30am to 12 noon.
  • Wednesday 11 December from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Wooden flying bee puppets craft

Saturday 29 June from 10.30am until 11.30am

Come and make a flying bee puppet to celebrate national insect week.

Suitable for ages 4 years old and over.

Tickets are £4 each and can be booked in the library or by emailing: farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Summer Reading Challenge launch event with author Tom Easton

Saturday 6 July, from 10.30am to 11.30am. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Tom will be talking about writing books and working in publishing. He will be focussing mostly on his funny books for middle-grade readers, "Hotel of the Gods", "Our House" and "Max Magic", the best-selling series he co-wrote with Stephen Mulhern.

Event is suitable for children aged 7 to 11 years old.

Booking necessary. Tickets cost £4. Please purchase a ticket for each child attending.

Book online or if unable to book online, please book in the library.

Book for Summer Reading Challenge launch event with author Tom Easton

Story stones

Saturday 13 July, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Come one and all, to create a story stone that tells the beginning and end of a story of your choice to use as a storyteller prompt, which will allow you share your story as people have traditionally done so throughout history. The 'Needs Met' (additional needs supported) by this event are tactile (using stones), a quiet environment with minimal distractions, few instructions, a flexible topic and wheelchair accessible.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Booking necessary. Cost: £3 per child. Please book at the library or email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Decorate a letter

Saturday 20 July, from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Decorate the letter of your first name or your favourite letter using paper, fabric, buttons, beads...there will be lots of materials to choose from to make your letter collage! (younger children may need some adult help with this activity).

Suitable for ages 4+.

Booking necessary. Cost: £3 per child. Please book at the library or email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Marvellous makers craft

Wednesday 24 July, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Suitable for ages 3+.

Event free, no booking necessary, just drop in.

Picture book making workshop with local artist Chloe

Thursday 1 August, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Join us to make your own picture book with local artist Chloe using sticks, leaves and other natural materials.

Suitable for ages 4+. Cost: £3 per child.

Booking necessary. Please email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk or speak to a member of staff in Farnham Library.

Dogs Trust workshop

Join us for a fun family workshop to learn about staying safe around dogs and keeping them happy and healthy.

Two dates:

  • Tuesday 30 July, from 1.30pm to 3pm.
  • Friday 30 August, from 10.30am to 12 noon

Suitable for ages ages 7 to 11.

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

Book a session(s) for the Dog Trust workshop

Make your own notebook

Wednesday 7 August, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Come and join us to have a go at making your own notebook or get creative and turn it into a storybook!

Suitable forages 4+.

Booking necessary. Cost: £3 per child. Please book in the library or email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Warhammer

Three sessions:

  • Session 1: Build, Saturday 10 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. In this first part of three sessions, you will get to build a Warhammer model. (If you plan to attend the second session your model shall be taken away for base painting and returned to you in session 2.
  • Session 2: Paint, Saturday 7 September at 2.30pm.
  • Session 3: Play, Saturday 5 October at 2.30pm. returned to you in part 2 – Paint, on 7 Sept at 2.30 and part 3 – Play on 5 Oct at 2.30).

Suitable for ages ages 11+.

Booking necessary. Cost: £3 per child per session or £8 per child for all three sessions. Please book in the or email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Comic word art

Tuesday 20 August, from 2pm to 4pm.3-4pm

Make a 3D artwork based on comic book word designs - 'Pop!', 'Bam!', 'Pow!', choose from a selection of words to create your masterpiece in the Pop Art style.

Suitable for ages 4+. Cost: £3 per child. Please book in the library or email farnham.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Come and try music session

Thursday 22 August, from 2pm to 4pm.

A free session for children to try some instruments as well as creating music to go with a story book.

Suitable for all ages.

Marvellous makers arts and crafts

Wednesday 28 August, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Have fun recreating a piece from a story of your choice using a wide variety of arts or crafts materials.

Suitable for ages 3+.

Booking necessary. Cost: £3 per child. Please book in the library or email 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!

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday 9 July. Book choices: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James.
  • Tuesday 13 August. Book choices: Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith and The Old Woman With the Knife by Gu Byeong-mo.

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:

  • 5 July: Olympics
  • 2 August: Senses

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 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • 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

Available every other Thursday.

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

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

Please see our Digital Buddy page for more information and to find out which libraries currently offer a Digital Buddy service.

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