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Events and activities at Horley Library

Special events

Explore Learning - writing workshop

  • Tuesday 23 October, from 10.30am to 11.30am.

A knight themed writing workshop, suitable for ages 7–9 years. This event is free. Booking is available - or just turn up!

Winnie the Witch story and craft

  • Tuesday 23 October, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Come and listen to a Winnie the Witch story and do some craft. Tickets are £1 per child and you can book in the library. Suitable for ages 3+.

Witches and wizards fun craft session

  • Wednesday 24 October, from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Come along and join us for some half term fun spooky crafts. Suitable for ages 5+.

Scam awareness

  • Saturday 27 October from 10am to 5pm.

The National Trading Standards Scam Team are holding an awareness session. Find out more about scams and how you can protect yourself and others from becoming a victim.

Elly Griffiths - on tour at Horley Library

Join bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths as she talks through her career and influences. A wonderfully engaging speaker Elly will discuss how she got her pen-name Elly Griffiths, her love of crime writing, and the influences on her writings and characters.

Book for Elly Griffiths

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

Why we are Crazy about Crime? An evening with crime writer William Shaw

Crime fiction currently outsells every other type of fiction in the UK. Why do we relish delving into the dark side so much?

William Shaw's The Birdwatcher was longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and hailed as "a contender for thriller of the year" in The Sun. Elly Griffiths praised it as, 'an astoundingly good crime novel.' Salt Lane, also set in Kent, launches a new contemporary series featuring DI Alex Cupidi and has been optioned for TV by Expectation Entertainment. Peter James has called him, "one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction." He's also the author of the Breen and Tozer series, set in late-sixties London. Before becoming a crime writer, William Shaw was an award-winning music journalist and the author of several non-fiction books.

Book for William Shaw

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

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Rhymetime and storytime


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

  • Every Thursday, at 10.30am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries:

Find out more about rhymetime in Surrey libraries.

Crafty Storytime

Come along and join us. We will be reading a few picture books - followed by a related craft activity. Suitable for all preschool children. Cost £1 per child, per session.

  • Every Wednesday in term time, from 10.30 to 11.15am.

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Reading groups

Do you like books? Reading?

Why not join a new reading group at Horley library at 2.15pm on Wednesday afternoons?

Anyone interested should give their name at the information desk in Horley library. The aim is for the group to start when there are enough potential new members so please let us know if you would like to take part.

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

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:

  • Every Friday, from 10am–12 noon.

To see exactly what a Digital Buddy can offer and when sessions are available at other libraries please check our Digital Buddy page.