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Events and activities at Guildford Library


Special events

Lantern making craft event

  • Thursday 7 November from 5pm to 6.30pm

Lantern making craft event for children aged from 4 to 11 years. Families with lanterns will be invited to take part in the Guildford Torchlight procession in November.

Arduino course: An Intro to Robotics

Join us at Guildford Library where students from the University of Surrey will guide you on how code, sensors, motors, and an Arduino Uno can be used to create your very own robot! For ages 8-12. Sessions will be held on the following dates, from 5pm-6pm:

  • 6 November
  • 8 November
  • 13 November

Limited spaces so book early! Contact us at libraries@surreycc.gov.uk to reserve your place.

Get more from your library talks

Join our volunteer led 'talk and walk' round Guildford Library to explain some of the services and resources on offer to members old and new. The talk is fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2pm and lasts about half an hour. Sign up for free at the Library and learn more about what the Library can do for you. Prearranged groups welcome. Upcoming dates:

  • 21 October

Children's book sale - now on!

We have lots of fabulous books for you to choose from:

  • paperbacks 50p
  • hardbacks £1

Guildford library bookshop

You will find our bookshop in our first floor fiction room. We have a large selection of fiction, non fiction, junior stock and DVDs for sale. Why not pop along and have a browse?

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Rhymetime and storytime

Rhymetime

Note: Places are limited so come early to avoid disappointment.

Join us for baby bounce and rhymes with Pebble the penguin.

  • Every Tuesday, from 11am to 11.30am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries:

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey libraries,

Blokes and babies

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

Songs, rhymes and lots of fun for blokes and their babies (mums welcome too). The sessions will be held at 11am on the following Saturdays:

  • 9 November
  • 23 November
  • 7 December

Storytime

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

Come and join us for a story.

  • Every Friday, from 2.15pm.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

There are currently no reading groups being held at Guildford library. A new Chatterbooks Reading group will be launched later this year. Details to follow.

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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Guildford Makerspace

An community-based project focused on digital creation, collaboration and skills development, located at Guildford Library For more details take a look at the Guildford Makerspace site.

Makerspace clubs and facilities

  • Women's Digital Club - most Thursdays in term time from 10.30am to 12 noon.
    The Women's Digital Club (WDC), is a free, inclusive, community space for all women who wish to become more confident navigating an ever-changing digital world, through active learning and participation. Contact us at womensdigitalclub@gmail.com or visit the women's digital club website.
  • Adult Maker club
    Guildford Library Monthly Maker Club will be taking a break over the next few months. We will be back later in the year with more maker activities.
  • Library of Things
    The Guildford Library of Things allows Surrey residents to borrow really useful tools and items for free.
  • Filmspace
    The Guildford Library Film Studio - Filmspace is a chance for you to try out your filming skills and create a video.
  • Check out Special events for any additional Makerspace events.

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Other events

Digital Buddy

Would you like help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment with one of our Digital Buddies 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.

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