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Are you an artist that would love to see your work on display? Why not contact Bromley Central Library?  You'd be surprised how reasonable our prices are, and the number of people passing by the exhibition area in any day can't be beat.

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Spymasters & Scadbury : Tudor Times

Join us to celebrate Cityread London 2017 at this FREE event at Chislehurst Library. The Walsingham family owned Scadbury from 1424. Join us to hear Joanna Friel from The Chislehurst Society talk about our local Tudor heritage and the connection with Sir Francis Walsingham, 'Spymaster' to Queen Elizabeth 1. on Monday, 10th April 6:30pm-7:30pm

Please book your free ticket online at Or in person at Chislehurst Library, Red Hill, Chislehurst - BR7 6DA

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An Armchair Tour of Elizabethan London

Join us to celebrate Cityread London at this FREE event at Orpington Library!

Travel back to the year 1600 as Nick Dobson takes us on a virtual trip around our capital as it looked 400 years ago. We'll see a few familiar landmarks, but be prepared to experience the sights of a city very different to modern London! On Wednesday, 19th April 2:30 - 3:30pm
Please book your place online at:

Or in person at Orpington Library, The Walnuts, Orpington - BR6 0TW

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Tudor Treasures

Join us to celebrate Cityread London 2017 at this FREE event!

Discover more about the people and places of Tudor Bromley through a selection of treasures from our collections on Wednesday, 12th April at 12:00 noon-1:00pm Bromley Central Library Floor 5        
Please specify any links you would like to be included in text:
To book your ticket please book online at;
Or in person at Bromley Central Library, Bromley Historic Collections, High Street, Bromley BR1 1EX


Tudor London: The City, Westminster, Smithfield & Bankside
Join us to celebrate Cityread London at this FREE event!


Historian and author Ian Porter shares tales of Elizabethan London: From Henry & Boleyn to Elizabeth & Shakespeare, Jousting to Theatre and From the Guilds to Tobacco! On Monday 24th April at 2:15pm - 3:15pm


Please reserve you Free Ticket at West Wickham Library, Glebe Way, West Wickham BR4 0SH


An Evening with best-selling author S.J.Parris


Join us to celebrate Cityread London at this FREE event! S.J.Parris shares her passion for Elizabethan history and talks about her series of C16th historical thrillers. Her novel "Prophecy" has been chosen as the Cityread London book for 2017 and will be enjoyed by thousands of people across London this April. On Thursday, 27th April 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Bromley Central Library, Floor 4


Please book your place online at: or in person at Bromley Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX


DigiFestDigifest Logo

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

Bromley Central Library, Thursday 30th March, 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Pixlr Workshop: Learn how to use this web based image editing tool to enhance your photos with fun effects.
Robot Card Workshop: Use conductive paint to create your own robot card with flashing lights.

Workshops start every 30 mins, just drop in. We’ll also be demonstrating robots, 3D printing, and more...

Robot Kits and 3D Printers

Coffee Afternoon: Not Forgotten: The Crooked Billet

Join us to discover more about the background story to the blue plaque remembering all those killed and injured by the V2 rocket attack on The Crooked Billet, Bickley in November 1944, a talk by Jennie Randall

Friday 24th March
Petts Wood Library
Cost: £1
Please contact the library to book: 01689 821607


Grand Presentation of the new mural at Petts Wood Library by the Mayor of Bromley


Come along and hear about our new children's area mural created by pupils from Crofton Junior School and illustrator Loretta Schauer. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to meet Loretta Schauer and do some drawing!

Saturday 25th March noon
Petts Wood Library
Cost: free
No need to book just come along!

The mural has been kindly funded by North Kent Decorative Fine Arts Society and Greater London Decorative Fine Arts Society.

Explore Learning: Creative Writing Workshop for Kids

Come along to this workshop, run by Explore Learning, to help you plan and write a 500-word story for the National Young Writers' Awa

rds 2017! For ages 4-7.


Friday 7th April 2.00-3.00
Orpington LibraryPlease book by phone or in the library.


A Little Bird Told Me! Story and Craft   


Come along and make your own birds nest and listen to stories.
For ages 4-7 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Book your free place at the library:



Library Date Time
Bromley Central Thursday 13th April 11.00-11.45am
Beckenham Wednesday 12th April 2.15pm
Biggin Hill Memorial Library and Pool Tuesday 4th April 11.00am
Burnt Ash Monday 10th April 11.00am
Chislehurst Tuesday 11th April 2.30-3.15pm
Hayes 4th April-15th April Drop in sessions - Anytime
Mottingham Friday 21st April and Monday 24th April 4.00-4.45pm
Orpington Thursday 13th April 11.00-12-00noon
Penge Thursday 6th April 10.30am
Petts Wood Monday 10th April 11.00-12.00noon
Shortlands Tuesday 4th April 10.30-11.30am
Southborough Tuesday 4th April 11.00-12.00noon
St Paul's Cray Tuesday 4th April 4.00-4.45pm
West Wickham Saturday 15th April 10.45am


For more details please ask at your local library or visit

Living well with Dementia

Free coffee morning for people living with Dementia and their carers.

All welcome.

At Penge Library

Next meeting on 7th April 2017 (usually every second Friday of the month)

From 10.30am-12.30pm

For more information, please contact:

Computer Courses in Bromley 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 Bromley Libraries, you can sign up 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 February are shown below, see our Upcoming Courses


Library Course Date Time Price Last date for booking
Shortlands Android Tuesday 21st & 28th February


2:15pm-3:45pm £15

20th February

Orpington eBooks Thursday 2nd February 10.30am-12.30pm Free Drop in
Chistlehurst iPad Tuesday 7th & 14th February 10.00am-11.30am   £15 03rd February
West Wickham Excel Friday 10th February 10.00am-12.00noon £10 08th February
Biggin Hill Skype Wednesday 22nd February 10.30am-12.30pm    £10 20th February

Please ask at any library to book a place.

Please note, there are no IT courses available in March.

Reading Aloud Aphasia Book Group

An informal, relaxed speaking out loud book group for people affected by Aphasia. 

Location                            Map                                                      Bromley Central Library                                                                         
Date Calendar     Last Thursday of the month
Time Clock     11am - 12noon
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Phone Phone Icon     020 3045 5411



Reading groups for the visually impairedAudiobook

Central Library

Bromley Libraries hold a reading group for the visually impaired at Central Library, Bromley at 10.30-11.30 am on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information and to receive a copy of the audio book in advance of the session please contact Christine Schofield:

Creative writing courseCreative Writing course

Are you interested in writing? Whether you are a budding or flourishing poet, short story writer or working on your novel, this is for you. The course is led by a creative writing tutor and is open to writers of all levels and genres. There are two courses running, at Bromley Central and Biggin Hill Library. For more information and to book a place, email the tutor Heather Johnston


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