A list of regular events that run in our libraries

Unless stated otherwise, these events are free to attend.

We hold special one off events and festivals throughout the year, visit the events page for more information

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. Arts & crafts, games, film screenings and more

Chess Club

Brixton Library
Every Saturday
11am to 1pm

Clapham Library
Every Saturday
1pm to 4pm

Durning Library
Every Saturday
2.30pm to 4.30pm

Streatham Library
Every Wednesday

Film Screenings

Tate South Lambeth Library Classic Digital Matinees
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 5pm (Ask at Reception for dates)

Gardening Club

Tate South Lambeth Library
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (except July and December)
2pm to 3pm

Knitting and crocheting group

Tate South Lambeth Library
Every Thursday 10am to 12 midday

Other groups and meetings

South London Carers
Social group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s and older neighbours to reduce loneliness and isolation, improve connections, resilience skills and confident; to bridge the gaps across generational and social divides.
Clapham Library
Last Thursday of the month
6pm to 8pm

Friends of Durning Library Events
3rd Monday of each month
6.45pm for a 7.15pm start
www.durninglibraryfriends.org.uk

2. Children and teens

Chatterbooks

Chatterbooks is a reading group aimed at 7 to 12 year olds, please check age range with individual libraries.

Brixton Library
1st Wednesday of the month 4.15pm to 5.30pm

Clapham Library
Next group Wednesday 10 June and every other Wednesday following that (term time only)
5pm to 6.30pm

Durning Library
1st Monday of the month 4pm to 5pm

Streatham Library
2nd Wednesday of the month 4.30pm to 6pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
Every Friday 3.45pm to 5pm

Homework Club

Homework clubs provides out of school support for primary school aged children.

Brixton Library
Every Wednesday (term time) 4pm to 5.30pm

Clapham Library
Every Thursday (term time) 4pm to 5pm

Durning Library
Every Wednesday
4pm to 5pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
Every Monday 4pm to 5pm

11+ Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning sessions
Thursdays (term time)
4pm to 5pm

KS3 and KS4 Maths Support
Mondays (term time)
4pm to 5.30pm

Practice your Reading (ages 3 to 7)
Fridays (term time)
4pm to 5.30pm

Science Club (ages 7 to 14)
Every Saturday
2.30pm to 4pm

Waterloo Library
Every Wednesday (term time) 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Teen Reading Groups

Teenage Reading Groups (TRG) are clubs that meet to talk about reading and other to do other activities.

Tate South Lambeth Library Every Monday 4pm to 5pm (term time only)

Junior Knitting and Crochet Club

Tate South Lambeth Library
For ages 8 to 16. Wednesday 4pm to 5pm (term time only)

Code Club

Kids age 9 to 11 can learn to code, creating their own animation and games. Check with local branch for availability.

Brixton Library
Alternate Saturdays 2pm to 4pm (please contact library for dates)

Clapham Library
Every Monday (term time) 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Streatham Library
Every Saturday

Crafts

Brixton Library Make a Mess in the Library
Every Monday 4pm to 5pm
Every Saturday 3pm to 3pm

Waterloo Library Saturday Craft Club
Every Saturday 3 to 4pm

Board Game Club

Tate South Lambeth Library
Every Saturday 2.30pm to 4pm

Upper Norwood Library
3rd Saturday of the month
(all ages welcome).

3. Education, learning, skills and advice

IT Skills and Computer Classes

Durning Library
Basic IT skills Every Friday
10am to 12pm

English Conversation Classes

English conversations classes provide an informal space to practice spoken English with a small group of people.

Brixton Library
Every Monday (term time) 6.30pm to 8pm Every Tuesday (term time) 10.30am to12pm

Clapham Library
Every Wednesday 2pm to 3pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
Every Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm

Free careers advice and CV help

Brixton Library
Every Thursday 1.30pm to 3pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
Every Monday 2pm to 4pm

Legal Advice Clinic

Advice on consumer and employment law for people who live or work in Lambeth
Brixton Tate Library 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 3pm to 5pm
Please call for an appointment first 020 7786 5959

ESOL Classes

Durning Library
Every Tuesday
10am to 11.30am

Every Wednesday
10am to 12 midday

Tate South Lambeth Library
For Portuguese speakers learning English
Friday 10am to 12 midday

Low on Information Knowledge(L.o.o.K)

Get help with opening an email account, shopping online and searching online.

Clapham Library
Every Wednesday
1.30pm to 4pm

KeyRing Lambeth Community Hub (for adults with learning disabilities)

Help with budgeting, benefits and housing. Help to find activities, education, employment and leisure.
Clapham Library
Every Friday 2pm to 4pm

4. Festival calendar

We celebrate the following festivals throughout the year with a calender of events. For details, visit the events page.

February LGBT History Month

March World Book Day and International Women's Day

April CityRead

May Readers and Writers Festival

July to September Summer Reading Challenge

September Lambeth Heritage Festival

October Black History Month

5. Reading groups

For book reviews and information on how to set up your own reading group, visit the Lambeth Reading Group Blog:

Brixton Central Library reading group
Meets first Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm

Brixton Chick Lit reading Group
Meets Third Thursday of the Month, 7pm

Carnegie Library reading group
Meets first Monday of the month at St Saviour's Church Hall, 7pm

Clapham Library reading group
Meets last Thursday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm

Durning Library reading group
Meets last Wednesday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm

Psychology Reading Group
Meets last Sunday of the month 2pm to 4pm

Radical Readers Reading Group
Meets second Friday of each month at Brixton Library 7pm to 8pm

South Lambeth Library reading group
Meets second Thursday of each month, 6.30pm to 8pm

South Lambeth Crime reading group
Meets last Thursday of each month, 3pm to 4pm

Streatham Library reading group
Meets first Wednesday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm

Waterloo Library Reading Group
Meets third Wednesday of the month, 6 to 7.30pm

West Norwood Library reading group
Meets last Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm

Genre Reading Groups

Lambeth Graphic Novel reading group
Meets at Streatham Library every first Monday of the month, 7pm

West Norwood Crime Group – Crime scene
First Friday of each month, 2pm to 4pm

Clapham Library Crime Reading Group
3rd Monday of the month 7pm to 8pm

Book at Breakfast/Book Break

These weekly sessions are a different kind of reading group. There's no need to have read a book before each session, just come along and read aloud something different each week.

Clapham Library
Every Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Streatham Library
Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
Thursday 2pm to 3.45pm

Reading groups for those with disabilities

Clapham Library
Autism Reading Group 1st Thursday of the month 6.30pm to 8pm

Lambeth Deaf Club
Last Thursday of the month
10am to 1pm

West Norwood Library
Books Beyond Words (group for those with learning disabilities) 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 2 to 3pm and 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 2pm to 3pm

6. Older people

Lambeth resolve advice sessions

Help for people living in Lambeth, over 55 years old and also people aged 18 years and above who have, a physical impairment, a learning disability, a sensory impairment or a long term illness

Tate South Lambeth Library
Wednesday 1pm to 4pm

Social Clubs

Clapham Library
2nd Thursday of the month 11.30am to 1pm

Durning Library
3rd Wednesday of the month 3pm to 4pm

Streatham Library
4th Friday of the month 10.30am to 12.30pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
4th Friday of the month 10.30am to 12 midday

West Norwood Library
Wednesday 1.30pm to 3pm

7. Under 5s sessions

Brixton Library
Once upon a Rhyme (Under 5s)
Every Tuesday 10.30am to 11.15am

Shake, Rattle & Roll (under 5s)
Every Thursday 10.15am to 11.15am.

Baby Rhyme Time (0-18 months)
Every Thursday 1.30pm to 2.15pm

Carnegie Library at St Saviour's Church Hall
Wriggle and Rhyme
Every Wednesday 10 to 11.30am

Clapham Library
Storytime and Rhyme Time (Unders 5s)
Every Tuesday 10am to 11.15am Every Friday 10am to 11.15am (term time only)

Durning Library
Wriggle & Rhyme (Under 5s)
Every Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am

Minet Library
Every Tuesday 10.30 to 11am.

Streatham Library

Parent and Toddler Group (Under 5s) Every Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am

Rhyme time with Tina (Under 5s) Every Wednesday 2.30pm

Polish Rhyme Time
Every Friday 10.30am to 12pm

Tate South Lambeth Library
Parent and toddler group Every Wednesday 10.30am to 12pm
Parent and toddler violin and voice group Every Thursday 11.30am to 12pm

Waterloo Library
Wriggle & Rhyme (Under 5s)
Every Friday 10.30am to 11.30am

West Norwood Library
Nippers Every Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am

Upper Norwood Library
Wriggle & Rhyme (Under 5s) Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
10.30 to 11am