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.
Special Exhibition Space Hire Charges
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 tudor-times-at-chislehurst-library.eventbrite.co.uk Or in person at Chislehurst Library, Red Hill, Chislehurst - BR7 6DA
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
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
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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: s-j-parris-at-bromley-library.eventbrite.co.uk or in person at Bromley Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX
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...
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
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
Petts Wood Library
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:
|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
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 |
|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.
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: email@example.com
Creative 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 firstname.lastname@example.org