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What's on regularly


To reserve a place at events, where required, you can talk to staff, call 020 8274 5789 or email:  As other regular events get going again, such as the Crime & Thrillers book club, we will include details in future newsletters. 

West Barnes Guide for November 2023


Kiddirama Storytime and Rhyme  (term time only)

Tots 10am. Babies 11am


One to One Reading  3:45pm - 4:45pm Term time only 20 mins per child

Book via the library 0208 274 5789

BOOK CLUB.  The book club meet once a month in the library (and not always on the same day of the week).  For details, ask library staff.

AUTHOR TALK.  7.15pm, Monday 20 November.  An evening with authors A A Chaudhuri and Jacqueline Sutherland.  £2 entry; soft drinks and nibbles served.  Please book in advance at the Library (020-8273-5789).



NOVEMBER LOCAL HISTORY TALK, 10.30am -- noon, Tuesday 21 November.  FIRST ON THE FIFTH: the story of Pain's Fireworks, by Sarah Gould.  Reading from the life story of a local resident -- from the early 20th century to World War II.  Free admission; book with library staff or on 020-8274-5789.


West Barnes Councillor Drop-In  First and third Tuesdays of every month

Local issues or concerns? Come and talk to your councillors.

Hina Bokhari, Robert Page and John Oliver.

COFFEE & CHAT.  Visit the Library for a free drink in a warm and welcoming environment.  First Tuesday of every month.

RENDEZVOUS CLUB.   1.30pm--3.30pm.  Weekly drop-in for over 60s.  Get together for tea, cake, quiz, talks, trips out and much more.  £2 a week to cover costs.  For details, talk to library staff or call Gilli on 07505-914348.​


Ancestry Online Support

Get access to thousands of historical records and photos to trace your ancestors.

Suitable for beginners  October 19th 3-4pm   Limited spaces  or call library to book 0208 274 5789.


FREE Over 60s Fitness Class 2-3pm  Book via Eventbrite


Adult Scrabble Club 4-5pm

To join pop into the library or call staff for more information  0208 274 5789

KNIT & NATTER GROUP Meets on Thursdays, 11.00am -- 1.00pm.  To join, call the library on 020-8274-5789.

ADULT YOGA CLASS.  Thursdays, 10.45am -- 11.30am, from 4 November to 6 December.  Bookings via Eventbrite (since numbers are limited).  

FALUN DAFA Thursdays, 5.30pm -- 6.30pm.  This is a traditional Chinese qigong meditation practice.  No booking required.

QUIZ NIGHT. Thursday 23 November, from 7.00pm.  Entry £3 per player, includes soft drinks and nibbles.  You can sign up as a team (maximum 6 people) of join a team on the night.  Under 18s welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Ideally, please book in advance at the Library.


COFFEE AND CHAT.  First Friday of each month, from 11.30am.  Visit the Library for a free hot drink in a warm and welcoming environment.  No need to book.

HOMEWORK CLUB 4-5pm   ages 5-11 Book via the library 0208 274 5789 Parental supervision is required.

WEST BARNES BRUSHSTROKES – Adult watercolour group.  Fridays, 1.00pm -- 3.00pm.  Come and enjoy!  No experience necessary, but please bring your own materials.  (Please note, this is a social group and not a teaching class.)  Book via or call library staff for more information or to book a place on 020-8274-5789. 


SEND STAY AND PLAY sensory library.  Every fourth Saturday of the month, from 10.00am -- 10:45am.  Book via Eventbrite or via the library on 0208 274 5789.

CHILDRENS' SATURDAY CRAFT.  Saturdays, 11.00am -- 12 noom.  No need to book.








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