Regular Activities at our Library

 

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

Rhymetimes and Storytimes

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 - it's fun, interactive and noisy!

Storytimes for children aged 2 - 5, with their carer, are run on alternate Mondays, with a new theme every fortnight.

All these sessions are free, with no need to book - with a maximum of 20 children's places on a first-come first-served basis - just show up and enjoy the songs and stories with your child(ren).

Sessions for toddlers are held on Monday - Rhymetimes alternating with Storytimes - during school term time.  10.30 am - 11.00 am in the Children's Library.

Rhymetime summer break starts 15th July.
Forthcoming dates are:
17th June - Rhymetime
24th June - Storytime
1st July - Rhymetime
8th July - Storytime
15th July - summer break: NO Rhymetime
22nd July - Storytime

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 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm (Group 1)

Fridays 2.00 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:

Web: www.stoneleighjobclub.co.uk
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, and for people who like the challenge of discovering books they wouldn't normally choose.
There are three reading groups and all of them meet approximately every six weeks. 

The adult groups 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.

The junior book group is free, fun and there are cookies!

FSL Book Club

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

Thursdays: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

2024 meeting dates:
11th July
22nd August
3rd October
14th November
19th December

Stoneleigh Reading Group

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

Fridays: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

2024 meeting dates:
2nd August
13th Sept
1st Nov
6th Dec

Beyond the Book - Junior Group

Young readers panelThe reading group is for young book lovers, aged 8 - 12 years.
For further information and to book, parents/carers please email stlibraryops@gmail.com (please state "Beyond the Book Group" in the subject/title).
Numbers are limited, so please book a place in advance.

Saturdays: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Next meeting date: Saturday 22nd June 2024
Book Title: The Beast Beyond The Fence
Series: The Breakfast Club  
Author: Marcus Rashford

Vegan monthly meet-up

Vegan dishesAn informal event to meet others and share some vegan food.
Tea and coffee-making facilities are available.

For more information contact Philippa Kay at Philippakay@live.co.uk

Fridays: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Next meeting date:
Friday 12th July

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

Stoneleigh Library Lego Club 

Lego displayOur lego table is very popular with children and their families.  It's set out in the library's children's section every Saturday from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm, available for everyone to enjoy.  We also have a basket of Duplo for younger children.

For children and families who want a challenge to create something amazing, there is a Free Lego club once a month with a huge selection of Lego to choose from.  The club is aimed at families with children aged 5-12.  Meetings are held in the Community Room on the 1st Saturday of the month, from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, with a different theme each month for our creations and constructions.

Next meeting date and theme:
Lego Club summer break: no meeting during July and August 2024.

This free activity requires booking in advance via Eventbrite.
Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent/carer.  A place should be booked for all attendees, including adults.  Bookings can be made up to two weeks prior to the event.

Bookings for free tickets for June are not yet available

Please let us know the first name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren) and your email/contact details.

This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy being creative together - with the help of picture instructions for building suggested models.  The instructions can be taken away afterwards, for participants to perfect their creations at home, with their own Lego.

Young People's Chess Club

Chess Board in Library RoomOur Chess Club meets on the second Saturday of the month (except for Christmas and the School Summer Holiday months) from 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm in the Community Room.

The informal sessions give children an opportunity to have fun playing and learning about chess together and to share tips and strategies on how to improve their game. Beginners are also very welcome.

Chess Club is for 8 to 16-year-olds. Children aged 7 are welcome to join in but will need an adult to stay with them.  The sessions are supervised by one of our adult volunteers, sometimes helped by young volunteers aged 14 - 17 years.

Pre-booking is not necessary, just come along and join in.

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

Saturdays: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Upcoming meeting dates:
13th July

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