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 Autumn 2015
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Christmas Challenge; ‘Tunnels’ film showing; Book Club; Stitch Pitch; Life Drawing Club; Beginner’s Drawing Class; The Norwood Society Talk;

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!

Showing of ‘Tunnels’ film

Tunnels film

On the last day of Crystal Palace Film Festival, Saturday 28th November, we will be showing this adventurous film which was written by 12 year old Ollie Rogers, acted and produced by Crystal Palace Young Filmmakers under the guidance of Catherine Eaglestone. Cost – £1 per adult, 50p per child, funds go to library. Book in advance or pay on door. Doors open 4.45pm for 5pm start, 6pm finish. Suitable for all adults and children aged 5 years old upwards. Please click here for poster
Tunnels film poster 28Nov15 pdf

Book Club on Saturday 28th November 2.30 to 3.30pm. The 22nd Book Club title is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
Wolf Hall book 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, contact Rita (details below) to confirm if you will be attending at least a week before the next gathering.
To confirm attendance or 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
Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.
If you have the need to read, join us!
Refreshments will be available.
The book for December is to be ‘The Sense of an Ending’ by Julian Barnes. The discussion will take place on Saturday 19th December at 2pm. Please let Rita know if you will attending it.

SP1Stitch Pitch: Patchwork and Quilting Workshop will next be on Monday 7th December 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 couple of meeting dates are: 7th & 21st December 2015 but after that there will be no more Stitch Pitch as we are stopping due to not enough demand.

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

Light refreshments will be available.

Life Drawing Club

Life drawing reading

Come along to the library on the third Thursday in the month from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Next date: 17th December 2015 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 December 17th 2015 at 8 pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Instead of a talk they will be celebrating Christmas with a social!
Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.
Refreshments will be available.