Date posted 29 Oct 2021

What's On In Bromley Libraries

 

 

Date posted 16 May 2022

Events and Activities from Monday 16 May

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Baby Rhyme Time

For further information phone or email 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

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

11.00-11.30 am           Bromley Central Library 020 3931 0900 central.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

10.00-10.30am                        Chislehurst Library First session. (Term time only) 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

11.00-11.30am                        Chislehurst Library Second session.  (Term time only) 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

11.00-11.30 am           Bromley Central Library 020 3931 0900 central.library@gll.org

 

Story Time

For further information phone or email the relevant library (Eventbrite for Orpington Library),

Mondays

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

Tuesdays

10.30-11.15                 Biggin Hill Library 01959 528053 bigginhill.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

4.00 – 4.45pm                         Mottingham Library Stories and Craft 4-8 years 020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org

Thursdays

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

2.15-2.45pm                Bromley Central Library 020 3931 0900 central.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

Monday 16 May

9.30-10.30 Chislehurst Library

Pop-In Playtime:   Aged 0-4 years (Except Bank Holidays). Colouring – Toys – Books & Fun for children and their parents/carers. 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

10.00-10.45am            Burnt Ash Library

Stay and Play with toys, craft and colouring, stories and songs.  Age 18 months to 4 years. 020 8460 3405 burntash.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30am Mottingham Library

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

10.00-11.00 West Wickham Library

Toy Time Drop In (term time only) 020 8777 4139

11.00-11.30am Mottingham Library

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

2.15-3.15pm Shortlands Library

Tea and Topics with Jerry Dowlen - Writers who woke up Women’s fiction  in the 1960’s, with tea and coffee and chat. 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Tuesday 17 May

10.30-11.15am Penge Library

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

10.30-11.00 Shortlands Library

Little Crafters for younger children. Booking advised 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

11.00-11.30 West Wickham Library

Stories and Craft (term time only) 020 8777 4139

2.15-3.15pm Petts Wood Library

Plant swap. Drop in and meet fellow gardeners, exchange tips & ideas, and if you have a surplus of seedlings or plants, give them a good home. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15 West Wickham Library

West Wickham Floral Art Group- Floristry demonstration - Come along and learn how to create Jubilee floral displays and arrangements. Book online or by phone. 020 8777 4139

3.30-4.30pm Chislehurst Library

Books Aloud. Books Aloud sessions are for children from 4 to 7 years and their parents and carers. Join in with fun stories and crafts. 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

4.00-4.30 Shortlands Library

Spanish Club ages 6-11.  020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Wednesday 18 May

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 19 May

9.45-10.15am Petts Wood Library

Stay and Play 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

 

Friday 20 May

9.45-10.15 Hayes Library

Stay and Play. 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

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 phone 020 8777 4139

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. 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

11.30-12.30 Mottingham Library

A Majestic Meander: An armchair walk from St Martin in the Fields to Buckingham Palace. Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by taking a virtual walk from her parish church to her home! Admission Free. Refreshments Available. 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

4.00-5.00pm Bromley Central Library

Coding Club. Booking essential 020 3931 0900 central.library@gll.org

 

Saturday 21 May

9.30-1.00 Hayes Library

Crafty Saturday. Drop in.  020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

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 phone 020 8777 4139

11.00am Beckenham Library
The Queen’s Guard, suitable for 3-7 years, book online or by phone 020 8650 7292 beckenham.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

2.00-5.00 Hayes Library

Crafty Saturday. Drop in.  020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Chislehurst Library

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

2.15-3.15pm Penge Library

Lego Club for age 4+. 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Hayes Library

Lego Club. 020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15 Petts Wood Library

Lego Club. Drop in sessions for children aged 5 and over. Children must be supervised by parents/carers. Limited spaces, first come-first served basis.

2.15-3.15 Shortlands Library

Crafty Club for younger children. Booking advised 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

2.30-3.30pm Burnt Ash Library

Lego Club.  Drop in sessions for children aged 4 and over. 020 8460 3405 burntash.library@gll.org

3.30-4.30pm Mottingham Library

BUILD Lego Club Come along and use our Lego to build something. For children on the Autism Spectrum. 020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org

 

Monday 23 May

9.30-10.30 Chislehurst Library

Pop-In Playtime:   Aged 0-4 years (Except Bank Holidays). Colouring – Toys – Books & Fun for children and their parents/carers. 020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

10.00-10.45am            Burnt Ash Library

Stay and Play with toys, craft and colouring, stories and songs.  Age 18 months to 4 years. 020 8460 3405 burntash.library@gll.org

10.00-10.30am Mottingham Library

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

10.00-11.00 West Wickham Library

Toy Time Drop In (term time only) 020 8777 4139

11.00-11.30am Mottingham Library

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

2.15-3.15pm Shortlands Library

Tea and Topics with David Taylor - The Great Medieval Hall at Eltham Palace: some of the people who made it great, with tea and coffee and chat. 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Tuesday 24 May

10.30-11.15am Penge Library

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

10.30-11.00 Shortlands Library

Little Crafters for younger children. Booking advised 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

11.00-11.30 West Wickham Library

Stories and Craft (term time only) 020 8777 4139

3.30-4.30pm Chislehurst Library

Books Aloud. Books Aloud sessions are for children from 4 to 7 years and their parents and carers. Join in with fun stories and crafts.  020 8467 1318 chislehurst.library@gll.org

4.00-4.30 Shortlands Library

Spanish Club ages 6-11. 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

 

Wednesday 25 May

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

4pm Mottingham Library

Stories and Craft Jubilee Special. 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

 

Thursday 26 May

9.45-10.15am Petts Wood Library

Stay and Play 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

10.00-11.00 Bromley Central Library

Reminiscence Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy a coffee or tea and share your memories of past coronations, jubilees and other royal events. 020 3931 0900 central.library@gll.org

Friday 27 May

9.45-10.30 Hayes Library

Stay and Play 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

9.45-10.15 West Wickham Library

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

10.00-10.30 Mottingham Library

A Right Royal Toddler Time Jubilee Special for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents and carers. Join in with songs, stories, things to make and activities. 020 8857 5406  mottingham.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Petts Wood Library

Tea Time Talks: Celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth, through photos and videos, also a time to share any memories/photos /souvenirs you may have.  Please ring the library to book your place. Refreshments provided. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

2.30-3.30pm Mottingham Library

A Right Royal Tea Party and Reminiscence Afternoon. 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. 01689 821607 pettswood.library@gll.org

4.00-5.00pm Bromley Central Library

Coding Club. Booking essential 020 3931 0900 central.library@gll.org

 

Saturday 28 May

9.30-1.00 Hayes Library

Crafty Saturday. Jubilee London Scene. Choose and complete a colouring to include on our London Jubilee Scene. Drop in.  020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

9.30am-12.45pm Mottingham Library

Lego & Games Club Come along and use our Lego to build something, Play a board game or play on our interactive floor or garden table tennis table (weather permitting) mottingham.library@gll.org

10.00-11.30am Chislehurst Library

Social Saturday. 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-12.00            noon St Paul’s Cray Library

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

11.00-12.00noon Southborough Library

Lego Club  020 8467 0355 southborough.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 phone 020 8777 4139

2.00-5.00 Hayes Library

Crafty Saturday. Jubilee London Scene. Choose and complete a colouring to include on our London Jubilee Scene. Drop in.  020 8462 2445 hayes.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15pm Chislehurst Library

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

2.15-3.15pm Penge Library

Crafty Saturday. 020 3915 7066 penge.library@gll.org

2.15-3.15 Petts Wood Library

Lego Club. Drop in sessions for children aged 5 and over. Children must be supervised by parents/carers. Limited spaces, first come-first served basis.

2.15-3.15 Shortlands Library

Crafty Club for younger children. Booking advised 020 8460 9692 shortlands.library@gll.org

2.30-4pm Burnt Ash Library

Elmer Day.  Drop in craft session for children aged 3 years and older. 020 8460 3405 burntash.library@gll.org

3.30-4.30pm Mottingham Library

BUILD Lego Club Come along and use our Lego to build something. For children on the Autism Spectrum. 020 8857 5406 mottingham.library@gll.org