Events and activities at Leatherhead Library

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Special events

The Remarkable World of Trees Exhibition

From 28 May to 31 August.

This wonderful exhibition is brought to Dorking and Leatherhead Libraries by The Surrey Tree Warden Network, The Tree Council, creator Kate Bretherton and Surrey Libraries.

The Exhibition explores the world of trees from the soil they grow in, to the insects, birds, and animals that call them home. Visit the exhibition and events to get lots of ideas of how you can help trees, hedgerows, and our whole environment.

At Leatherhead Library, we are excited to host a display of paintings by artist and illustrator Judit Matthews.

Judit is an illustrative artist working from her studio in Banstead. Her subject matter ranges from quirky illustrated maps to abstract landscapes with an array of creatures, animals and figures. She designs with pattern and colour, working with acrylics, ink with a dip pen, oil pastels and collage.

She is also the illustrator of the series of children's books written by children's author Tina Talbot.

Judit's paintings and additional items will be available to buy at Leatherhead Library.

Leatherhead library will be holding the following events in support of the Exhibition.

Plant swap

Saturday 8 June, from 10am to 4pm.

Exchange your extra seedlings if you have them, or just pick up something new to grow.

Free Event.

Hedgerow Craft

Saturday 29 June, from 10am to 12 noon.

Workshop for children with the Surrey Tree Wardens.

Suitable for ages 5 to 11.

Free event.

Booking necessary as spaces are limited. Book by emailing or ask in the Leatherhead Library.

Stories for grown-ups

Next date to be confirmed.

Enjoy Stories, poems and anecdotes, this months theme is April Foolery. There is no charge for this event but donations are welcome.

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Thursday, two sessions:
    • 10.30 to 11am
    • 11.30 to 12 noon
  • Every Saturday at 11am

Rhymetime events will be ticketed, available at the counter before each session, on a first come, first served basis.

Find out more about rhymetimes in Surrey libraries.


Every Tuesday at 10.30am.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

The library will also hold special Storytime sessions with craft on occasion. Look out for these under Special events above.

Reading groups

Leatherhead library reading group

The last Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

The Mansion reading group

Every third 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

Literacy buddy

Leatherhead library now have a literacy buddy who will help with form filling, reading letters and other literacy needs.

Please speak to the Leatherhead staff who will arrange an appointment.

Memory cafe with Care UK

Last Friday of the month from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Knit and Natter group

Every Tuesday from 2.30pm until 4pm.

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

Sewing group

Fourth Wednesday of the month from 3pm until 4pm.

Refreshments are available.

Digital Buddy

Tuesdays from 3.15pm to 5pm.

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.

Please book in person at Leatherhead Library, by emailing or telephone 03456 009 009 and press option 6 and ask to be put through to Leatherhead library. Our lines are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

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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