Events and activities at Leatherhead Library

Special events

The Press in the Garden: Rediscovering Frances Burney's Surrey by Francesca Saggini

  • Tuesday 25 October from 7.30pm until 8.30pm

Frances Burney (1752-1840), also known as Fanny Burney, was a novelist, diarist and playwright. In this talk, Francesca Saggini will explore her close links with Surrey in the 1790s, her marriage to the French exile, Alexandre d'Arblay at Mickleham on 28 July 1793 and the three houses that she called home around Great Bookham: Phoenice Farm, Fair Field House and Camilla Cottage. For Burney, recovering from a stifling Royal appointment at Court, these were precious places of intimacy in a rural setting that inspired her creativity and led to the publication of her popular novel, Camilla, or a Picture of Youth (1796). These cottage gardens, set in Surrey's countryside provided a retreat from the world, a precious place where Burney could grow as a writer and develop her literary career.

A partnership event between Surrey Heritage and Surrey Libraries.

Tickets are £5. Book your ticket on The Press in the garden event booking site.

Diabetes UK Type 2 Peer Support Group

The Surrey Downs Type 2 Diabetes support group will be meeting on:

  • the following Tuesdays from 2.30pm until 4.00pm
    • 1 November
    • 8 November
    • 15 November
    • 22 November

For further details please email or visit the Surrey Downs Diabetes Group website.

Please note: The meeting is upstairs so it will not be accessible for people with mobility difficulties.

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Thursday at 11am.
  • Every Saturday at 11am.

Find out more about rhymetimes in Surrey libraries.


  • Every Saturday from 2.30pm until 3.00pm

Booking not necessary, just come along.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Leatherhead library reading group

  • the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm

The Mansion reading group

  • the 3rd Thursday of the month from 2pm until 3.30pm

If anyone is interested in joining either group, please email and we will see if there are any spaces.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Knit and Natter group

  • every Tuesday from 2.30pm until 4pm

Refreshments are available. Everyone is welcome regardless of their ability.

Sewing group

  • Second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 3pm until 4pm.

Refreshments are available.

Digital Buddy

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

Make an appointment to see our Digital Buddy:

  • Every Wednesday from 10am until 12noon.

Please book in advance at the library desk.