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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 beaten.

Exhibition Schedule

Special Exhibition Space Hire Charges

Exhibition Terms and Conditions

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Shape Game Story & Craft

This October half term pop in to your local library to listen to stories and to draw your own picture.
This is a free event for children. 
Please contact your library for more information. 

Storytime with Surya Turner

Traditional African and Caribbean stories and songs

Free event for children aged 3 - 7




Handa's Surprise Storytime

Presented by young people taking part in NCS The Challenge

Free event for children aged 3 - 7



The Famous Five Illustrated

Beckenham Library 3 to 4.30pm, Thursday 19th October 

For many people who read the original Famous Five books, the illustrations were a key part of the experience. Their creator was Eileen Soper; already respected as an etcher in her teens, in 1927, her talent was compared to Mozart's.

This illustrated talk will tell her story and try to explain why she never fulfilled her early promise.

Free admission, no tickets required.

Screening of the classic 1957 film:
Five on a Treasure Island

Visit Bromley Central Library or Chislehurst Library to watch the classic film based on the first Famous Five book by Enid Blyton published 75 years ago.

This is a free event for adults and for children aged 7+.

Free ginger beer, lemonade and popcorn will be provided! 

Contact the relevant library to book tickets. Please note Chislehurst Library is closed on Wednesdays. 



Monday 23rd October 2017 - 3.00-5.30pm

Chislehurst Library (sorry no disabled access)
Tel: 020 8467 1318 

Special Coffee morning to spread awareness about Social Isolation: Men in Sheds, Penge

Jon-Paul Mountford will be here to tell us about Men in Sheds, Penge. 
Men in Sheds is funded by Age Concern UK and aims at bringing older men into a space within which they can feel comfortable and at ease. To socialise and carry out activities which benefit local community and charities.     
     Beckenham Library
     17th November 2017

All welcome for the free talk. 
See examples of the work they have done and enjoy coffee and cake.

Dementia Friends Session:

Free informal information session open to anyone wishing to learn a little bit about Dementia and how your small actions can make a difference for people living with Dementia in your community.

The session is interactive and delivered in a relaxed and informal environment.

All welcome.




To Book online


020 8467 0355

Tuesday 17th October


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01689 831551

Tuesday 7th November


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020 8467 1318

Tuesday 9th January


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St Paul's Cray Library Art Exhibition

Monday 2nd October-Saturday 28th October

Come and browse some beautiful artwork by the local Cray Creative Art Group and why not pop in for a coffee and a chat to meet the artists on Tuesday the 3rd of October 10am-12 noon.

Photo of an angel picturePicture of Horses



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 currently available are shown below. For future courses, see Upcoming Courses







Last Date of Booking

Burnt Ash Library  Microsoft Excel basics Thursday 5th October 2.00pm-4.00pm £10 2nd October
Biggin Hill Memorial Library and Pool

eBooks eMagazines & library app help session

Monday 9th October 12.30pm-14.30pm Free  NA
Penge Library Getting to know your tablet (Android) Tuesday 10th October 2.00pm-4.00pm £10 9th October
St Pauls Cray Library

Getting to know your Android Tablet

Tuesday 17th October 2.00pm-4.00pm £10 NA
Beckenham Library Getting to know your iPad Wednesday 18th October 10.00am-12.00noon £10 16th October
West Wickham Library

Fun with Photos

Thursday 19th October 2.30pm-3.30pm £5  17th October

Please ask at the relevant library to book a place.

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 8461 7807



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 adult (18+) writers of all levels and genres.This evening course is held fortnightly at Bromley Central Library.For more information and to book a place, email the tutor Heather Johnston on


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