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Riotous Robots

Come and listen to stories and make a robot model to take home.

Stories and crafts for children aged from 4 to 7 years.

Parents and carers must stay with their children.

Places are limited. Tickets are free and should be booked in advance at the library or by phoning 0208 303 7777- option 4.




Central Library, Bexleyheath

Friday 10th August  2.30pm

Crayford Library

Wednesday 8th August  10.30am

Erith Library

Saturday 11th August 11.00am

Sidcup Library 

Monday 20th August 11.00am

Thamesmead Library

Wednesday 15th August  2.30pm

Welling Library

Tuesday 14th  August 3.00pm


Amazing Aliens

Come and listen to stories and make an alien mobile to take home. 

Stories and crafts for children aged from 4 to 7 years.

Parents and carers must stay with their children.

Places are limited. Tickets are free and should be booked in advance at the library or by phoning 0208 303 7777- option 4.





Central Library, Bexleyheath

Monday 20th August  10.30am

Crayford Library

Wednesday 22nd August  10.30am

Erith Library

Saturday 18th August 11.00am

Sidcup Library 

Wednesday 1st August 2.00pm

Thamesmead Library

Thursday 23rd August  3.00pm

Welling Library

Friday 24th August 10.00am



John Kirk presents... 
Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief
by Nigel Auchterlounie

Families with children aged 6 years and over are invited to special storytelling sessions this summer. Come and join in a fun packed, fantastical adventure with some of your favourite Beano characters as John Kirk retells Nigel Auchterlounie's "Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief". 
Sessions will be held as follows;
  • Sidcup Library on Tuesday 28 August at 11am
  • Central Library on Tuesday 28 August at 2pm
  • Erith Library on Tuesday 28 August at 4pm
Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance - collect your ticket from the library or call 020 8303 7777 and ask for the library
Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief is produced with kind permission of Beano Studios and Kings Road Publishing.

eBooks, eMagazines, eComics and  Library App

Bring along your tablet or smartphone to these FREE drop in sessions and we show you how to access free eBooks, eMagazines and how to use the library app. (Not compatible with Kindle eReaders but can be used with a Kindle Fire HD tablet)




Central Library, Bexleyheath

 17th August   2.00am-4.00pm


iPals-Intergenerational Project

Would you like some tips on how to use an iPad, Smartphone or Android tablet? If the answer is yes, then come along to the library where young volunteers will be sharing their knowledge with the older generation. It's a FREE drop-in session.

Sidcup Library 
Tuesday 21st August 

DigiFest at Sidcup Library

Come along to free activities and get hands-on with the wonders of technology. Everyone welcome!

Sidcup Library,
Thursday 23rd August, 2pm - 5pm

Activities and demos Include: Robot kits, 3D printing, Virtual Reality workshops, Pixlr workshops, Robot cards, eComics and eMagazines, and much more.

You can book your FREE tickets for one of our Space Themed Virtual Reality Workshops here

You do not need tickets for the rest of the DigiFest event and activities, just turn up! 

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Join the Discovery Club!

Explore the world of science in your local library, with fun experiments and activities.

Get hands-on with science at Crayford, Erith or Thamesmead Libraries and become a CREST Superstar on this 8-week course, part of the official British Science Association CREST Awards.

Track your progress in your own CREST Passport with special stickers and get an official badge and certificate when you reach the end.

Starting in September, for children aged 7 to 11.

Discovery Club is Free to join but places are limited. To book your place or to find out more, contact staff at Crayford, Erith or Thamesmead Libraries.


Paddington Bear Craft Event

Sidcup Library are having a Paddington Bear craft event. Come and make your own Paddington bear!

Sidcup Library,
Friday 24th August at 11am, 
Suitable for children 4 years plus.
Please book in advance as numbers are limited.

Sidcup Library Teenage Reading Group

Come along to chat about what you like to read, share thoughts and Ideas, recommend books to each other.  

Sidcup Library
Saturday (monthly) 
11.00am-12noon.  The next session is on 18th August.



Come along to our brand new free DigiClub!

Develop your skills and interests in a wide range of digital making activities including 3D printing and robotics.

Central Library, Bexleyheath
First Thursday of every month,
Chaucer meeting room, 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
For 10-16 year olds.

No booking required.

Living Well Drop-in Group 

Come along to Crayford Library to our new Activity Drop-in Group for People living with early on-set dementia and their carers. The sessions are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month between 2:00pm - 3:30pm

27th June 25th July
22nd August 26th September
24th October 28th November

Living Well with Dementia and Carers GroupPicture of old letters and photographs

Central Library Coffee Morning for people living with early on-set dementia and their carers.  A opportunity to meet people, join in our activities and find out about other services available.  Group runs on the 3rd Friday of the month. 10.30am-12.00 noon.

Sidcup Library Dementia Coffee Afternoon 

Come along to Sidcup Library coffee for people living with dementia and their carers'  which runs on 2nd Friday of the month from 2-4pm.
Click here for further details.  

Reading groups for the visually impairedAudiobook

Central Library

Bexley Libraries hold a reading group for the visually impaired at Central Library, Bexleyheath at 10.30-12.00pm usually on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information and to confirm dates please contact Margot Crook on 020 3045 5231 or email

Computer Courses in Bexley Libraries

If you have some basic computer skills but want to develop further, why not come along to one of our IT courses?

Find out more about each course by viewing our Guide to Courses.

Courses running for August 2018 are shown below. For upcoming courses click here.

August Courses 2018

Library Course Date Time Price
Sidcup Beginners guide to iPad Part 1-Thursday 23rd August
Part 2-Thursday 31st August
10.30am-12.00 noon £15
Welling Beginners guide to Android Part 1-Friday 24th August
Part 2-Friday 31st August 
2.00pm-3.30pm £15
Erith  Beginners guide to iPad  Part 1-Wednesday 15th August 
Part 2-Wednesday 22nd August 
10.00am-11.30am £15
Central Beginners guide to iPad Part 1-Friday 24th August
Part 2-Friday 31st August 
10.30am-12.00 noon £15

Please ask at the library to book a place.

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)ECDL

Are you interested in gaining an accredited IT qualification? The ECDL enables learners to work at their own pace to achieve a qualification in computer skills from BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT. We offer a flexible, pay-as-you-go online course to fit around your lifestyle. Click here for more details.

Drop in to Central Library for information and enrolments on these dates between 10.00am - 12.00noon.

Already enrolled? The next test dates between 1pm-3pm are:   

TBC- January 2018 Friday 4th May 2018 Friday 7th September 2018
Friday 2nd February 2018 Friday 1st June 2018 Friday 5th October 2018
Friday 2nd March 2018 Friday 13th July 2018 Friday 2nd November 2018
Friday 6th April 2018 Friday 3rd August 2018 Friday 7th December 2018

Computer Clubs

These clubs are for complete beginners to computers, and are designed to help you learn the basics of computer use including the keyboard and mouse, the Internet, and Email.

3 week courses are currently running at:

  • Central Library Bexleyheath
  • Sidcup Library
  • Welling Library

This is a chargable course (£11 -payable in advance) For more information and/or to book a place please contact one of the above libraries.

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