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Swinging London                  

The Sixties saw London cast off the gloom of the post-war years and transform into the bright, swinging centre of style and culture. This illustrated talk by Nick Dobson provides a reminder of that groovy, swinging decade! 

Part of Cityread London 2018

Central Library
Thursday 10 May
2.30pm - 3.30pm

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance.

Book your ticket here.


The Spanish Civil War and a Portrait of Turmoil

This illustrated talk by Nick Dobson will look at the origins and course of the war and will be illustrated by the amazing art works and posters that chronicled those turbulent times.

Part of Cityread London 2018                                                                            

Central Library
Thursday 31 May
2.30pm - 3.30pm

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance.

Book your ticket here


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. 

Wednesday 28th March 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Wednesday 25th April 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Wednesday 23rd May 2.00pm - 3.30pm


DigiClub

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

No booking required.


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)

 

April 2018

Library

Date

Time

Erith Library

Tuesday 24th April  10.30am-12.00 noon

 Crayford Library

Tuesday 24th April 2.00pm-3.30pm

 

May 2018

Library

Date

Time

Central Library, Bexleyheath

Tuesday 29th May  2.30pm-4.00pm

 Welling Library

Wednesday 30th May 2.30pm-4.00pm

 


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?

To keep up to date with courses running in Bexley Libraries, you can signup for our mailing list and receive regular emails about what's on across the Borough.

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

Courses running in April 2018 are shown below. For upcoming courses click here.
 

April Courses 2018

 

Library Course Date Time Price
Thamesmead Beginners guide to Android  Part 1-  Monday 16th April 
Part 2- Monday 23rd April
10.30am-12.00 noon £15
Erith Beginners guide to iPad Part 1- Monday 16th April
Part 2- Monday 23rd April 
2.00pm-3.30pm £15
Central Beginners guide to Android Part 1- Thursday 19th April
Part 2- Thursday 26th April
10.30am-12.00 noon £15
Sidcup Beginners guide to iPad Part 1- Friday 20th April
Part 2- Friday 27th April
2.30pm-4.00pm £15

 

May 2018 Courses 

Library Course Date Time Price
Thamesmead  Publisher Monday 21st May  10.30am-12.30pm £10
Crayford Word Tuesday 22nd May 1.00pm-3.00pm £10
Welling iPad Part 1- Wednesday 23rd May 
Part 2-Wednesday 30th May 
10.30am-12.00 noon £15
Welling Word Wednesday 9th May  10.30am-12.30pm £10
Central  Word Thursday 10th May  10.30am-12.30pm £10

Please ask at the library to book a place.


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.


 

Thamesmead Teenage Reading Group

This is a brand new reading group for ages 11 and over starting on 13th October.

This is a reading group for young people where you decide what novels to read. Discuss new authors, share book reviews, ideas for the group or even bring a favourite book to share with others who love reading, chatting, and having fun.

Thamesmead Library
2nd Friday of the Month
4.15 pm-5.00 pm
Refreshments available
Cost: Free


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 margot.crook@bexley.gov.uk


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 6th July 2018 Friday 2nd November 2018
Friday 6th April 2018 Friday 3rd August 2018 Friday 7th December 2018
                                                                                         
Email ECDL@bexley.gov.uk

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.


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.

 

 


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