Events at the Library

Opening Times

Mondays 1pm to 5pm
Tuesdays 10am to 7pm
(please note we are now open across the lunch period)
Thursdays 9.30am to 7pm (please note we are now open across the lunch period)
Saturdays 9am to 5pm.

Although our telephone number is normally 020 8670 2551, due to a technical problem we have a temporary telephone number which is 020-7926 1063.

Events February & March 2016
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Love Libraries Week; Life Drawing Club; Beginner’s Drawing Class; The Norwood Society Talk; Book Club.


National Libraries Day logoLove Libraries Week will run from Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th February

Starting with National Libraries Day through to St Valentine’s Day we will be celebrating another year of serving the public since National Libraries Day 2015. Pop in to show your appreciation of this service during the week and express your love of this library.

Fiona, the children’s librarian, will be running a library-themed storytelling and craft session on Tuesday 9th February at 10.05am and repeating on Saturday 13th at 2.30pm. These are aimed at children aged 2 – 4 years old and costs £2 per child. Younger and older siblings are permitted but they attend for free (although donations would be appreciated

Life Drawing Club

Life drawing reading

Come along to the library on the third Thursday in the month from 6:30 – 8:30pm to draw a nude model. Next dates: 18th Feb & 17th March 2016. Tom Hughes will be leading this untutored drawing session. Please bring your own materials, however some basics are provided. £8 entry.

Beginners’ Drawing Class

Still Life books

Come along to the library every Tuesday from 6 – 7pm to draw fruits, teapots, & much more. Tom Hughes, our staff artist, will be available throughout with friendly, constructive advice. Pencil and paper are provided. £5 entry

The Norwood Society

The next Norwood Society history meeting will be on 18th February 2016 at  7.30pm.

Talk: ‘Wates in the woods’ – a history of post war development on the Dulwich Estate’ by
Dulwich Society’s chairman, Ian McInnes. He returns with a more modern history of the Dulwich part of Upper Norwood.
Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.
Refreshments will be available.

Book Club on Saturday 27th February 2.30 to 3.30pm. The 25th Book Club title is Peripheral by William Gibson. Several copies are 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. The group is growing with each month, which is great! However, as we are usually full, remember to contact Rita (details below) to 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 or, by telephone on 020 8670 2551/020 7962 1063 or in person. Age: Adults (16+) Charge: Free, but donations welcomed. If you have the need to read, join us! Refreshments will be available. The book for March 2016 is to be confirmed. The discussion will take place on Saturday 26th March at 2.30pm. Please let Rita know if you will attending it.