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Exhibitions Exhibitions

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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Free Film Screening of Bromley's Social History Lady Swimming

London's Screen Archives presents a free, Dementia-Friendly screening featuring specially curated clips of archive films designed to inspire reminiscence, highlighting the social history of Bromley & key national events of the 20th Century. The screening will end with a chance for people to share stories and conversation.

Small Hall, Floor 4, Bromley Central Library, High St. Bromley, BR1 1EX

Wednesday 17th May 2-3pm. All Welcome

Please book your free ticket online at: or at Bromley Central's first floor enquiry desk Tel: 020 8461 7155

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Dementia Friends sessions: Information events

All welcome to a free Dementia Friends session during Dementia Awareness Week, 2017.

This informal information session is open to anyone wishing to learn 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. No prior knowledge is required.

Please contact the Library to book a free place.

(Click on your chosen venue below for library information)

Venue Date Time Adress
Beckenham Library Monday 15th May 2-3pm

Beckenham Road, Beckenham

Orpington Library Tuesday 16th May 2-3pm

The Walnuts, Orpington

Bromley Central Library Thursday 18th May 2-3pm

High Street, Bromley

Biggin Hill Library Friday 19th May 11.00am-12pm

Church Road,
Biggin Hill
TN16 3LB


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


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


Coffee Afternoon: Author Event

Come and meet Linda Macdonald, author of three novels: Meeting Lydia, A Meeting of Different Kinds, The Alone Alternative which explores the dynamics and psychology of family relationships and The Man in the Needlecord Jacket Emotional betrayal and mental abuse never clear-cut; always destructive.

Petts Wood Library, Friday 28th April, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Cost: £1.00

Tickets are available from the library.


Living well with Dementia

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

All welcome.

At Penge Library

Next meeting on 12th May 2017 (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 April are shown below, see our Upcoming Courses


Library Course Date Time Price Last date for booking
Bromley Central Keeping in touch online:Facebook Wednesday 26th April


10.30am-12.30pm £10

24th April

Penge Introduction to Microsoft Word Thursday 27th April 11.00am-1.00pm £10 25th April
Orpington Getting to know your Tablet (Android) Tuesday 9th and 16th May 11.00am-12.30pm £15 8th May
Mottingham Fun with Photos Wednesday 24th May 10.30am-11.30am £5 22nd May

Please ask at any 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 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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