Events at the Library


Due to a technical problem we have a temporary telephone number which is 020-7926 1063

Black History Month

Rosa Parks bus

During October we have organised Black History displays, chosen a Black History book for the Book Club (see above) and for children Fiona will be telling the story of Rosa Parks, followed by a craft activity related to the story. This is for children aged 4 years old or more and it is on Tuesday 6th October at 3.15pm to 4.30pm. It’s all FREE!

Events Autumn 2015
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Christmas Challenge; Book Club; Stitch Pitch; The Norwood Society Talk; Black History Month; CALAT Family Learning Week; Colour Show performances

Christmas Challenge 2015!

Apple Book pile

Come into the library now with your children aged 5 – 11 years and register them to join in with our exclusive-to-Upper-Norwood-Library Christmas Challenge. If your child reads 25 books between now and 25th December they will be given a free DVD loan. Ask to sign up at the counter. It’s all FREE!

Book Club on Saturday 27th September 2.30 to 3.30pmThe 20th Book Club title is The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.
Book of Strange new Things coverSeveral 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 in danger of exceeding our 12 attendees per session limit, please contact Rita (details below) to confirm if you will be attending at least a week before the next gathering.Please contact Rita at or, by telephone on 020 8670 2551/020 7962 1063 or in person to confirm attendance, if you have any queries or special requirements.Age: Adults
Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.If you have the need to read, join us!Refreshments will be available.In preparation for the following meeting we are pleased to inform you the book for October (Black History Month) will be ‘Small Island, by Andrea Levy. The discussion will take place on Saturday 24th October at 2.30pm. Please let Rita know if you will attending it.

SP1Stitch Pitch: Patchwork and Quilting Workshop will next be on Monday 19th October 2015 from 10am to 1pm

Hooray!  Stitch Pitch takes place on two Mondays per month (currently the 1st & 3rd).

Bring along your current stitching project or Fiona can teach you patchwork and quilting. Work will be done by hand, but if you have a PAT-tested sewing machine you may bring this along. Fiona’s sewing machine may be used on occasion, when required.

Next few meeting dates are: 5th & 19th October; 2nd & 16th November 2015.

Age: Adults (16 years old plus)
Charge: £2 for your first 3 sessions then £3 per session after that.

Light refreshments will be available.

The Norwood Society

The next Norwood Society Meeting to be held in the library will be on September 17th.

Talk: The Crystal Palace – a sporting history
UntitledStuart Hibberd has been co-author of a history of Crystal Palace Football Club and will talk about the history of the club and other pioneers of sporting history associated with Crystal Palace.

Age: All
Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.

Refreshments will be available.