Events and activities at Guildford Library

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Special events

BASK book club with Nikki May

  • Saturday 25 February, from 3pm to 4.30pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Join the BookLady, Tobi as she speaks with author Nikki May. Nikki will be talking about her book "Wahala".

Nikki May was born in Bristol and raised in Lagos. At twenty, she dropped out of medical school, moved to London, and began a career in advertising, going on to run a successful agency. Her debut novel "Wahala" was inspired by a long lunch with friends. It will be published around the world and is due to be turned into a major TV series. Nikki lives in Dorset with her husband and two standard schnauzers.

Booking necessary: Tickets cost £4

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Craft event

  • Tuesday 14 February, from 10.30am until 11.30am

The theme is based around mental health and mindfulness.

Suitable for ages 4 to 11 years.

Booking necessary. Tickets cost £2 each. Please book at the library desk on the ground floor.

An evening with SJ Bennett

  • Thursday 2 March at 6pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you can be served tea/coffee and find a seat.

Join SJ Bennet and hear all about her crime series, starring the late Queen as a secret detective. From royal research to palace settings, what makes the Queen such an ideal figure for crime fiction! Followed by Q and A.

SJ Bennett wrote several award-winning books for teenagers before turning to adult crime novels with the Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series. Her books have been published in over twenty languages, from Japanese to Catalan. The latest, "Murder Most Royal", was a Waterstones and LoveReading Best Book of the Year.

Booking necessary: Tickets cost £6.

Book for an evening with SJ Bennett

BASK book club with Ayobami Adebayo

  • Saturday 25 March at 3pm to 4.30pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Join the BookLady, Tobi as she speaks with author Ayobami Adebayo. Ayobami will be talking about her book " A Spell of Good Things ".

Ayòbámi Adébáyò was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her debut novel, "Stay With Me", won the 9mobile Prize for Literature, was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize and the Kwani? Manuscript Prize. It has been translated into twenty languages and the French translation was awarded the Prix Les Afriques. Longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award, "Stay With Me" was a New York Times, Guardian, Chicago Tribune and NPR Best Book of the Year. Ayòbámi Adébàyò splits her time between Norwich and Lagos.

Booking necessary: Tickets cost £4

Book for BASK book club with Ayobami Adebayo

Rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Monday at 10.30am.

No booking necessary. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey libraries,

Storytime

  • Every Wednesday at 10.30am.

No booking necessary. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Cantonese/English bilingual storytimes

  • Every first Saturday of the month from 10.30am until 11.30am

These storytimes are free to attend, open to everyone and taking place in our children's library. No booking required.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

There are currently no reading groups being held at Guildford library.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Digital Buddy

For help using your computer or laptop you can book a session with our digital buddy

  • Every Wednesday from 1pm until 3pm. Sessions must be booked in advance by emailing guildford.library@surreycc.gov.uk or in person at the library.
  • Every Monday from 2pm to 4pm. Drop-in session. No appointment necessary.

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