"A vital and vibrant resource at the heart of the local community."

Regular Activities at our Library

At Stoneleigh Library we try and support the whole community by encouraging the use of our premises for various activities.

Rhymetimes

RhymetimeLibrary Rhymetime sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers aged under five, along with their parents and carers.  The events consist of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and percussion music.  Sessions are free and there's no need to book, just show up - it's fun, interactive and noisy!

Alternate Mondays 10.30 am - 11.00 am

** Rhymetime are held once a fortnight. **

Please come early as places may be limited.

27th June  RHYMETIME
11th July RHYMETIME

Diabetes Peer to Peer Support

DiabetesMeetings, facilitated by Surrey Downs Diabetes UK Group, are held to support people living with diabetes and prediabetes.

Members have the opportunity to discuss individual experiences with diabetes in a "safe" environment and catch up on the latest diabetes news. The group is focused on living well with diabetes and Type 2 diabetes remission.  For further information:

Telephone: 07957 611759
Email: surrey_downs_diabetes@outlook.com

Mondays 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Meetings are held every 4 weeks (except the early May Bank Holiday).  Dates for 2022:
27th June

U3A Epsom and Ewell Flower Arranging

Woman arranging flowersTwo groups meet monthly, Group 1 on the third Tuesday and Group 2 on the fourth Friday each month.  Talks cover the basic principles of flower arranging and include practical exercises based on the discussions.  For further information:

Telephone: 020 8391 1116
Email: dandp@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: https://u3asites.org.uk

Tuesdays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm (Group 1)

Fridays 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm (Group 2)

Stoneleigh Job Club

Job application graphicA community job club for all ages, free to join, run by trained volunteer coaches.  You can book-your-face-to-face-1-1-or-remote-coaching-session-here or just drop in!
For more details call 07941 231072 or email stoneleighjobclub@gmail.com

Stoneleigh Job Club can also be found on:
Facebook: Stoneleighjobclub
Twitter: @stoneleighjobc

Tuesdays: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Reading Groups

Boy looking through shelvesFor book lovers who enjoy meeting like-minded readers and talking about the books they've read, for people who like the challenge of discovering books they wouldn't normally choose.
There are two reading groups, both of them meeting approximately every six weeks.  They are free to join but there is a nominal charge each time they meet (£1.00 - £1.50) to cover the cost of book reservations.  Two books are reviewed at each meeting.

FSL Book Club

For further information email friendsstoneleighlib@gmail.com 
(please state "FSL Book Club" in the subject/title).

Thursdays: 2.30 pm - 3.30pm

Meeting dates for 2022:
7th July
1st September
6th October
1st December

Stoneleigh Reading Group

For further information email friendsstoneleighlib@gmail.com (please state "Stoneleigh Reading Group" in the subject/title).

Fridays: 2.30 pm - 3.30pm

Meeting dates for 2022:
29th July
9th September
4th November
9th December

Friday Art Friends

Paint BrushesAn informal painting group that meets every Friday.
For further information, telephone: 020 8393 1209

Fridays: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Creative Writing Group

Nibbed PenThis small, friendly group meets each month and is for anyone who enjoys the stimulation of writing and learning from one another in a relaxed and informal setting.

This is a free activity with FREE refreshments provided.

For further information please contact William Ward: telephone 07874 896211 or email WilljWard@gmail.com or just turn up - you will be made very welcome!

Fridays 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm (monthly)

Meeting dates and topics for 2022:
15th July - Lazy Day

Board Games Evenings

Stoneleigh Library will be hosting further Board Games nights for adults and children aged 12 and over. Come along on your own or with family and friends.

The next Board Games Evening is 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm on Friday 1st July - which will be the last until after summer.

Please bring your favourite board games. You can play your own familiar games or try something new brought by other players.

This is an opportunity to get together with volunteers and other library members, together with friends and families.  All are welcome. 

Just show up - no need to book! 

Free tea and coffee will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and snacks.

Ludo pieces for game night

Young People's Chess Club

Chess Board in Library RoomOur Chess Club usually meets on the last Saturday of every month (except for Christmas and the School Summer Holiday months).  Sessions are held in our Community Room, for 8 to 16-year-olds.

There will be a teaching session for those who don’t know how to play, but overall this is just an opportunity for children to have fun playing and learning about chess together. Pre-booking is not necessary, just come along and join in.

It's a FREE club with FREE refreshments for the children.

No need to book but spaces are limited, so come early.

Come along to the last Chess Club until September on Saturday 2nd July, 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm