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Date posted 29 Oct 2021

What's On In Bromley Libraries

Date posted 26 November 2021

Events and Activities to Friday 10th December

Booking is required for most events. All events listed are free to book, unless otherwise stated.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Booking essential, book a free place by phoning or emailing the relevant library (Eventbrite for Orpington Library),

Mondays

9.45-10.15am              Shortlands Library 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30am            Beckenham Library 020 8650 7292 beckenham.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30am                        St Paul’s Cray Library 020 8300 5454 stpaulscray.library@gll.org

Tuesdays

9.45-10.15am              Hayes Library 020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

9.45-10.15am              Petts Wood Library First session. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

10.45-11.15am            Petts Wood Library Second session. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

Wednesdays

10.00-10.30am                        Mottingham Library 020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org

Thursdays

10.00-10.30am                        Burnt Ash Library 020 8460 3405 burntash.library@gll.org

10.00-10.20am                        Chislehurst Library First session.  020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

11.00-11.20am                        Chislehurst Library Second session.  020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30am                        Orpington Library First session. Recommended age: 0-2 years Booking is essential via Eventbrite: https://orpingtonlibrarybabybouncerhymesession1.eventbrite.co.uk

10.00-10.30am                        Penge Library 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

10.30-11.00am            (term time only)           Biggin Hill Library 01959 528053 bigginhill.library@gll.org

1100-11.30am             Orpington Library Second session. Recommended age: 0-2 years Booking is essential via Eventbrite: https://orpingtonlibrarybabybouncerhymesession2.eventbrite.co.uk

Fridays

10.45-11.15am                        West Wickham Library 020 8777 4139 westwickham.library@gll.org

11.00-11.20 am           Bromley Central Library 020 3931 0900 central.library@gll.org

 

Story Time

Booking essential, book a free place by phoning or emailing the relevant library (Eventbrite for Orpington Library)

Mondays

10.00-10.30am                        Burnt Ash Library 020 8460 3405 burntash.library@gll.org

2.00-2.30am                Orpington Library. Recommended age: 2 ½ -4 Booking is essential  via Eventbrite: https://orpingtonlibrarystorytime.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesdays

10.30-11.00am                        Biggin Hill Library 01959 528053 bigginhill.library@gll.org

11.00-11.30am                        West Wickham Library - Stories and Craft 020 8777 4139 westwickham.library@gll.org

4.45pm                        St Paul’s Cray Library 020 8300 5454 stpaulscray.library@gll.org

Wednesdays

10.30-11.00am                        Bromley Central Library 020 3931 0900 central.library@gll.org

3.45-4.30pm                Mottingham Library Stories and More 4-8 years 020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org

Thursdays

9.45-10.15am              Petts Wood Library Craft and Story 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

Fridays

2.15-2.45pm                Chislehurst Library. Story time and craft. This is a fun session for children from 18 months - 4 years. Join us for wonderful stories and a simple crafts. Enjoy bonding time with your children and meet other parents/carers. Term Time Only. 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

 

Events

Friday 26 November

9.45-10.15am West Wickham Library

Toddler Tunes. Come and join in with songs and rhymes for all those confidently walking and beyond. Term time only Booking essential phone 020 8777 4139

9.45-10.30 Hayes Library

Friday Fun. A craft activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers, followed by some action rhymes and What’s in the Box? Term time only. 020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30 Mottingham Library

Toddler Time. for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents and carers. Join in with songs, stories, things to make and activities. Please contact the library to book your place.  020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

2.30-3.30pm Penge Library
Coffee and Craft. Bring along your own craft project to do whilst enjoying a coffee and a craft 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

4.00-4.45pm Petts Wood Library

Books Aloud, for children from 4 to 7 years and their parents and carers. Join in with fun stories and crafts. Booking essential. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

 

 

Saturday 27 November

10.00-11.30am Chislehurst Library

Saturday Social Come along to our Social Saturday get together and chat over tea, coffee and biscuits. We also have board games and more. Adults only. Booking is essential as places will be limited. 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

11.00am-12.00pm       St Paul’s Cray Library

Lego Club 020 8300 5454 stpaulscray.library@gll.org

11.30am-12.30pm Mottingham Library

Lego Club Come along and use our Lego to build something. There’ll be a new challenge every week.020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org

2.15-3.00pm Chislehurst Library
Lego Club. Booking essential Library 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

2.30-3.15 Shortlands Library

Saturday Craft Club. Craft for children 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Monday 29 November

10.00-10.30am Mottingham Library

Sing and Sign Join Claire for a song & sign session for pre-schoolers. Booking essential 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

11.00-11.30am Mottingham Library

Sing and Sign (repeat session) Join Claire for a song & sign session for pre-schoolers.  Booking essential 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Shortlands Library

Tea and Topics with Adrian Thomas – History of Beckenham Hospital.  With tea and coffee and chat 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Tuesday 30 November

10.30-11.15am Penge Library

Toddler Time. Stories, rhymes and craft and for pre – school children Booking essential 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

3.45pm Shortlands Library

Spanish class for children.  A fun class for 6-11year olds. Booking essential. 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Wednesday 1 December

10.00am Beckenham Library
What’s in the box. Stories and songs for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents and carers. Term time only. 020 8650 7292 beckenham.library@gll.org

.

Thursday 2 December

9.45-10.15am Petts Wood Library

Craft and Story 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

 

Friday 3 December

9.45-10.15am West Wickham Library

Toddler Tunes. Come and join in with songs and rhymes for all those confidently walking and beyond. Term time only Booking essential phone 020 8777 4139

9.45-10.30 Hayes Library

Friday Fun. A craft activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers, followed by some action rhymes and What’s in the Box? Term time only. 020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30 Mottingham Library

Toddler Time. for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents and carers. Join in with songs, stories, things to make and activities. Please contact the library to book your place.  020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

11.30  Mottingham Library

Commodities, Colleges & Clouds: A second armchair walk through the area around St Pancras Station. Another illustrated talk through the less well-known areas around St Pancras Station. Admission Free. Refreshments Available. Booking essential. 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

2.30-3.30pm Penge Library
Coffee and Craft. Bring along your own craft project to do whilst enjoying a coffee and a craft 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

4.00-4.45pm Petts Wood Library

Books Aloud, for children from 4 to 7 years and their parents and carers. Join in with fun stories and crafts. Booking essential. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

4.00-5.00 Beckenham Library

Meet children’s author Margaret Bateson-Hill. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her incredible book Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain, Margaret will be reading from her book and there will be an amazing craft to follow. Suitable for children aged 6+. The event is free but booking is essential, tickets are available from Beckenham Library.

 

Saturday 4 December

11.00am-12.00            noon St Paul’s Cray Library

Lego Club 020 8300 5454 stpaulscray.library@gll.org

11.00-11.45am West Wickham Library

Lego Club. Get creative with Lego. Different theme each week for inspiration or build whatever you like! Ages 4-11 Booking essential phone 020 8777 4139

11.30am-12.30pm Mottingham Library

Lego Club Come along and use our Lego to build something. There’ll be a new challenge every week. 020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Chislehurst Library

Lego Club 4-11 years. Booking essential 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

2.30-3.15pm Shortlands Library

Saturday Craft Club. Craft for children 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Monday 6 December

10.00-10.30am Mottingham Library

Sing and Sign Join Claire for a song & sign session for pre-schoolers. Booking essential 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

11.00-11.30am Mottingham Library

Sing and Sign (repeat session) Join Claire for a song & sign session for pre-schoolers.  Booking essential 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Shortlands Library

Tea and Topics with Ann Clavering – Childhood in China With tea and coffee and chat 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

 

Tuesday 7 December

10.30-11.15am Penge Library

Toddler Time. Stories, rhymes and craft and for pre – school children Booking essential 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

3.45pm Shortlands Library

Spanish class for children.  A fun class for 6-11year olds. Booking essential. 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

4.30-5.30pm    Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library, Floor 4

The Spanish Flu 1919/20 – Learn about the terrible epidemic that swept the world in this fascinating talk by Pam Preedy. This talk traces the first outbreaks of influenza in America and the spread of this deadly wave eastwards across Europe to India and beyond. It looks at the symptoms, precautions, treatment and search for a vaccination, followed by case studies of soldiers who died of the disease. Pam is a local historian with a specialism in the First World War. Pam’s book “Living through the Great War: how the People of Bromley faced the Challenges of War” is due out on November 30th. Please ring the library to book your free place 020 3931 0900

Wednesday 8 December

10.00am Beckenham Library
What’s in the box. Stories and songs for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents and carers. Term time only. 020 8650 7292 beckenham.library@gll.org

 

Thursday 9 December

9.45-10.15am Petts Wood Library

Craft and Story 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

11.00am-4.30pm Bromley Central Library, 4th Floor

Start Up Bromley’s Winter Showcase Event. Come along and meet Start Up Bromley members whilst exploring the fantastic range of products and services provided by Bromley businesses. StartupBromley@gll.org

 

Friday 10 December

9.45-10.15am West Wickham Library

Toddler Tunes. Come and join in with songs and rhymes for all those confidently walking and beyond. Term time only Booking essential phone 020 8777 4139

9.45-10.30 Hayes Library

Friday Fun. A craft activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers, followed by some action rhymes and What’s in the Box? Term time only. 020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30 Mottingham Library

Toddler Time. for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents and carers. Join in with songs, stories, things to make and activities. Please contact the library to book your place.  020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

2.30-3.30pm Penge Library
Coffee and Craft. Bring along your own craft project to do whilst enjoying a coffee and a craft 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

4.00-4.45pm Petts Wood Library

Books Aloud, for children from 4 to 7 years and their parents and carers. Join in with fun stories and crafts. Booking essential. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org