What’s on at Bexley Village Library

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‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ next choice for Reading Group at Bexley Library

The Reading Group is meeting at Bexley Library at 3pm on Friday 5th February.


The next book will be  ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbary.

 Elegance of the hedgehog
The Elegance of the Hedgehog – L’Élégance du hérisson)
A novel by the French novelist and professor of philosophy Muriel Barbary. The book follows events in the life of a concierge whose deliberately concealed intelligence is uncovered by an unstable but intellectually precocious girl, the daughter of an upper-class family living in the Parisian apartment building where Renée works.

The novel was published in 2006 and this is translated into English by Alison Anderson.

All are welcome to join the group and we have copies of the chosen book for borrowing.
Just contaxt the Library 01322 836303 or pop in.
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Bexley Library re-opens after Christmas Break

J, B, T at BexleyDear All,

We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Please remember our normal opening hours resume on Tue 5th Jan. As the new year hails new beginnings it’s a good time to remind you of a few details.


Many of our groups and clubs are starting up again, some of them are listed below. Please ask in the library for a full list and dates/times.

Toddler Time            French Conversation & Homework Club

Knit & Natter            German Conversation & Beginners

Free IT Classes        Crochet Classes

Guitar Club               Ukulele Classes for kids & adults

Reading Groups

Plus, don’t forget our fantastic Café which sells hot/cold beverages, sandwiches and beautiful handmade cakes!


If you think you may have some of our books that are overdue please either renew them (in branch or over the phone) or return them when we reopen. We are establishing a system to send out overdue reminders which will incur a charge and be added to your account. This will be applicable to all Readers (green cards) including children. If you are a paid member we may still send you a reminder but you will not be charged.


If you are a paid member and joined before January 2015 please speak to Tina or Becky to see if your membership is due for renewal. This is a yearly subscription of £12 which gives you longer lending periods, no fines and discounts on printing. One subscription covers everyone who lives at the same address. If you wish to join or upgrade to this membership please speak to Tina or Becky who will be happy to advise. This money is used to support the activities of the community library.

Thank you for all your support so far and we hope to see you soon.

Jonathan, Tina & Becky

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Our Librarians get awards from Bexley Council

Becky, Piia and Amanda pick up STARS Awards from Bexley Council.


Pictured at last night’s Staff Thanks and Recognition Scheme (STARS) awards ceremony at the Civic Offices.

Becky, Piia and Tina (unable to attend) were part of the team at Welling Library that collected an award, and Amanda was there having collected an award for her work at Slade Green Library having received five nominations from members of the public.

We are not surprised that our Librarians are picking up wards for the levels of help and service they give library visitors. Well done.

Jonathan Rooks

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Halloween in the Library this Saturday

FREE Halloween Spooktacular This Saturday at Bexley Community Library 5 – 630 pm

Suitable for all the family – a night of Stories, Music, Poetry and Ghoulish Special Guests.

Bring you family Trick or Treat… Tickets from Bexley Community Library call in or phone 01322 836303.

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Bexley closed until 29th September

We packed up Bexley Community Library on Saturday so that refurbishment work can start on Monday.

Looks weird all boxed up.



Many thanks to Becky for organising everything and to Margaret and Graham who helped with the boxing of books. Can’t wait tom see it all done up.

You can still return books to the Library. Put them through the door.

Don’t forget that your membership allows you to also use our Slade Green Community Library.


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Bexley Village Library closed for refurbishment

Bexley Community Library will close from 5.00pm on Friday 4th September 2015 for refurbishment work.


We will re-open at 12.00am on Tuesday 29th September 2015 following restoration and decoration works to the exterior and interior of the building.

All items borrowed from the library will be issued with extended return dates to take into consideration the closure period.

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Dragon Racer author at Slade Green and Bexley Libraries

Margaret Bateson-Hill is with us next week in our series of children’s authors for the summer.

Thursday 27th August.

Margaret Bateson-Hill

The author of the ‘Dragon Racer’ trilogy will be in Slade Green at 12 noon and then Bexley Community Library later in the afternoon for a FREE session with children. Reading and dragon themed craft.





Please book with the respective Library to be certain of a space.

Dragon Racer



Read more about Margaret and her work at:



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Childrens’ author, Karen Owen, visit to Libraries this Thursday, the 20th August.

Karen Owen will be coming on the 20th Aug (12pm Slade Green & 2.30pm Bexley).

Karen Owen who will be reading her book 'I Could Be, You Could Be' and running activities in our Libraries this week.

Karen Owen who will be reading her book ‘I Could Be, You Could Be’ and running activities in our Libraries this week.

She is planning on reading I Could Be, You Could Be – it’s interactive, so there’s some singing, role play, and a few costumes – and then children (depending upon ages) can make very basic masks or do a wordsearch based on the book.

A FREE event in the community libraries.

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Vintage Fair raises nearly £360 for Bexley Community Library

Our Summer Event at the Library was a great success, enjoyed by all and raising £359.20 for future events and activities in the Library.

Library 25th July 5

Many thanks to everyone who came, took part and especially to Tina for organising.


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