Events and activities at Leatherhead Library

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Special events

Storytime for adults

Leatherhead Library will be holding Stories for Adults on:

  • Wednesday 1 February at 2.30pm

Listen with Leatherhead Library. Are you sitting comfortably? Let us tell you a tale or two...
We will be reading a mixture of stories and poetry, join us for a relaxing afternoon, refreshments available.

Frances Burney in Surrey

Surrey Libraries and Surrey Heritage are delighted to announce a series of events based on the life and works of the author Frances "Fanny" Burney, in partnership with Professor Francesca Saggini from the University of Tuscia, in Italy.

Visit the Frances Burney in Surrey page for details of the competition and events.

Frances Burney's Surrey: photography competition

The Face that launched 1000 Books: Sleuthing in Surrey with Frances Burney

  • Thursday 2 February, from 7.30pm until 8.30pm

A talk about the Surrey author Fanny Burney and the rise of the author portrait in fiction. Delivered by Francesca Saggini.

Booking necessary: Tickets cost £5.

Book for the face that launched 1000 books at Leatherhead Library.

Half term events

Lego Challenge

10.30am to 12 noon on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 14 February
  • Wednesday 15 February
  • Thursday 16 February

Dinosaur Craft and Storytime

2pm to 3.30pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 14 February
  • Wednesday 15 February
  • Thursday 16 February

The half term events above are all free and there is no need to book. Come along and join in the fun.

Creative writing for teens with Lisa Williamson

  • Saturday 18 February from 2pm until 3pm

Suitable for young people aged 11-17 years old.
Best-selling young adult author, Lisa Williamson will be talking about her journey to becoming a writer and the inspiration behind some of her titles. She will also be leading a creative writing activity.

Booking is necessary. Tickets cost £5. To find further information, and to book, go to the Creative writing for teens booking page.

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Starting Thursday 2 February, 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.


There are currently no regular Storytime's at Leatherhead. The library will be holding special Storytime's with craft on occasion. Look out for these under Special events above.

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

Retro games

Retro games sessions are back by popular demand.

  • All day Friday and Saturday, during regular opening hours.

Code club

  • Saturdays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. spaces are limited so please book. Book in the library.

Free event and suitable for ages 6+.

Dungeons and Dragon sessions

Coming in 2023. Spaces will be limited. More details to follow.

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.

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
    • More dates to be confirmed

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.

Digital Buddy

There is currently no Digital Buddy service at Leatherhead library. Please see our Digital Buddy page for more information and to find out which libraries currently offer a Digital Buddy service.