Events and activities at Woking Library

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Special events

No country for girls with Emma Styles

Saturday 25 May, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Join Emma Styles for an author talk and question and answer about her award winning novel No Country for Girls.

Emma will talk about the road trips, people and books that inspired her debut thriller, why it felt like her two main characters wrote the story, and how it's been to see this love letter to Western Australia go out into the world.

Emma lived near Woking before emigrating to Australia with her family aged nine and she can't wait to be back.

Event is suitable for adults and older teens.

Books will be available to purchase on the day, courtesy of Waterstones, Woking. They will accept cash or card.

Booking necessary, please purchase a ticket for each person attending. Donation required, suggested charge of £5 per ticket

If unable to book online, please book in Woking Library.

Book for No Country for Girls with Emma Styles at Woking Library.

Grandpa Kuma Storytime with Michelle Maiden

Tuesday 28 May from 10.30am to 11.30am

Join Michelle Maiden, as she reads her new book "Grandpa Kuma" for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Followed by a craft activity.

Booking required. Donation required, minimum £1, but suggested donation of £4 per ticket

Please purchase a ticket for child attending. No tickets required for babes in arms.

Book for Grandpa Kuma Storytime with Michelle Maiden

If unable to book online, please book at the Helpdesk in Woking Library.

An Evening with Mick Herron and Abir Mukherjee

Thursday 30 May from 6.30pm until 8pm

Join Mick Herron and Abir Mukherjee as they discuss crime, spies and thrillers and the long and often difficult road of writing!

An evening of light hearted conversation between Mick Herron the creator of the bestselling Slough House novels and the Slow Horses TV series, and Abir Mukherjee, award winning author of the Wyndham & Banerjee novels.

Tickets are £8 and can be booked online.

Book tickets for Mick Herron and Abir Mukherjee at Woking library

Meet the Beat

Saturday from 11am until 12.30pm. Upcoming dates:

22 June

Come and chat to our local Police officers at Woking Library.

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Rhymetimes

  • Every Monday at 10am.
  • Every Wednesday at 10am.
  • Every Friday at 2.30pm.
  • Every Saturday at 11am.

Rhymetime sessions are free.

No booking necessary, just drop in for a session on the days and at the times above.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey Libraries.

Storytimes

Every Tuesday from 4pm until 4.30pm.

For children aged 4 to 8 years

All sessions are free, and you don't need to book. So just come along and have fun!

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Reading group

Every second Monday of the month at 11.30am.

There are currently some spaces available. Do you enjoy a good read? Relish a lively conversation? Like meeting people in a friendly environment? Why not join our reading group?

LGBTQ+ Reading Friends

Surrey Libraries, in partnership with The Reading Agency, will be hosting a monthly Reading Friends group at Woking Library for members of the LGBTQ+ community to come together around a shared love of reading.

Run by LGBTQ+ members of staff, the groups will have discussions and recommendations on a different subject each month. They will always be confidential, supportive, and positive spaces.

  • the second to last Tuesday of the month, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Upcoming dates:
    • 21 May
    • 18 June
    • 23 July
    • 20 August
    • 17 September
    • 22 October

You can express an interest in joining this group by completing our Reading Friends online application form or by speaking to a member of staff in Woking Library.

Chatterbooks reading group

Last Tuesday of every month from 4pm until 5pm

Join our friendly Chatterbooks Reading group at Woking Library

The group is suitable for ages 9 to 11 years old. We read, discuss books, and take part in fun activities.

Places are limited, so if you're interested, please speak to a member of staff for details.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Knit and Stitch club

Every Thursday morning from 10am until 12noon

It's a great way to make new friends, share tips and enjoy some great company. Prepare your yarn and needles and settle yourself down with a cuppa and a chat.

The club is free and no need to book. Simply turn up with your knitting, crochet or stitching.

Lego Club

Every Saturday from 10am until 10.45am.

Calling all LEGO fans!

Come and see what amazing things you can build and make in our themed sessions every fortnight. A relaxed and friendly session practicing fine motor, creative planning and teamwork skills! Your models will be displayed afterwards in the Library.

The Club is aimed at 6 to 11 year olds.

For younger siblings (5 years old and under), we will have a Duplo corner.

Tickets are from £1 each and can be booked online:

Book tickets for LEGO club at Woking library

We now have the following resources available to support the session. Please ask at the Enquiry Desk in advance or when you arrive at the session:

  • PCS and Widgit resources
  • A Social Story about LEGO Club
  • A visual Now, Next and Then board

Craft time with Tracy

Every Thursday from 3.45pm until 4.45pm.

Suitable for children aged 4 and above. Tickets are £1 per child and no booking is required.

WEAct (Woking Environment Action group)

WEAct are sending a volunteer to Woking Library on the fourth Saturday of every month, from 11am to 2pm.

Customers can discuss environmental concerns with the volunteer and get advice and information.

WEAct (Woking Environment Action group) are a voluntary group of individuals taking action locally on issues relating to climate change and sustainability.

Digital Buddy

Would you like help using a computer, the internet, your iPad, tablet, iPhone or Android device, or other IT related problems?

Make an appointment to see one of our Digital Buddies:

  • Every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
  • Every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm

Sessions are for 30 minutes and must be booked in advance at the enquiries desk in Woking Library.

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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