Adults Events and activities

Storyplaces@CrystalPalace – FREE Creative Writing Workshop

22nd April, with optional drinks reception evening of 21st April
We’re looking for local writing talent to help us tell the stories of Crystal Palace Park. Come to our free creative writing workshop at Upper Norwood Library 22nd April 2017 and create your own location-aware story, working with the StoryPlaces team from the University of Southampton. Click here to see more details.

Swing Patrol


7:30-8:30pm: Level 2 Intermediate class
Build on your Lindy hop and Charleston basics in this class! The intermediate class takes the same footwork that was used in the beginners class, but adds on slightly harder moves with a focus on some technique and finer details.

8:30-9:30pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class

No experience is needed for the beginners classes. The basics will be covered each week, and then you’ll be taught some easy moves to get you dancing (even if you think you have two left feet!). You don’t have to bring a partner as everyone rotates during the class — that way you get to meet and dance with everyone. And there’s also no need to book in advance – just come along and jump in!

9:30-11pm: Social dancing! Just a few doors down at the Crow’s Nest, 57B Westow Hill

Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!


Craft Cafe

Every Friday, 1pm – 3pm, free of charge
Chat as you craft – beginners and experts welcome!

library knitting

 Life Drawing Classes


6 week course starting 15th March, 7pm – 9pm. £20 per session

These life drawing classes are open to all skill levels. Practise the process of drawing a life model using various techniques with pencil and charcoal. Martin Jessup, an artist with 20 years experience, will be on hand to offer guidance and advice

Act yourself confident

Easy, fun, acting techniques to help you feel comfortable in common work and social situations
Fridays 10.30 – 12.30pm

£5 drop-in


Digital Inclusion Classes

Every Friday

  • 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm

FREE Computer classes for all ages and levels. Sign up at the front desk – ASK FOR JAMES  

Digital Inclusion classes will help you improve your:  

  • Access – the ability to actually go online and connect to the internet
  • Skills – to be able to use the internet
  • Motivation – knowing the reasons why using the internet is a good thing

Upper Norwood Library Games Club

The Upper Norwood Library Games Club is a fortnightly meet up for anyone wanting to play board games, role-playing games and card games. 

Next meeting: 


Book Club

If you have the need to read, join us! Refreshments will be available

Copies of the featured book are usually available at the library (if you can’t see it on display at the counter, just ask), or, if you show your library card to the bookseller and mention the UNL Book Club at The Bookseller Crow on Westow Street, you will get £1 off the paperback edition.

Please confirm if you will be attending at least a week before the next gathering. Also, if you have any queries or special requirements, please contact Rita at Age: Adults (16+)

Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.