Library events

Events programme

We are currently running events online.

Barnet Libraries Recommend…

From 1 December – 24 December we will be releasing short daily book recommendation films made by different members of staff.

Each day a new Barnet Libraries Recommend... title will be released on our Social media platforms and on our YouTube Playlist. Join us for these recommendations and get some great reading suggestions.

DIY Christmas Gifts - Soap making

DIY Christmas Gifts - Soap Making

Spend your spare time making scent-sational gifts for friends and family this year!
Available now on YouTube


Family Christmas Wreath Craft

Christmas Wreath Craft activity

Join Becca for our Family Christmas Wreath craft activity.
Available now on YouTube


Family Festive Fun

Family Festive Fun Event

Family Festive Fun is a live event on Monday 21 December at 10:15am.
Songs, rhymes and a story with a bit of festive flavour. The event is aimed at families with under-fives but everyone is welcome. Booking opens Monday 7 December. Book through Eventbrite.

Why not bring out that Christmas jumper or come dressed in something festive? If you have some bells, a shaker or anything sparkly bring that too!

Magnificent Menorahs

Magnificent Menorahs Children's Craft Activity

Join us to make a beautiful papercraft Menorah. A children's craft activity to celebrate Hanukkah.
Available now on YouTube


Potty Pinecones!

Potty Pinecones! Christmas Craft for Children

Turn pinecones into Christmas trees and Christmas characters. A craft activity for children.
Premieres Tuesday 8 December on YouTube


Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Join Jayne to make, bake and decorate traditional salt dough ornaments.
Premieres Saturday 5 December on YouTube


Early Years Regular Events

We are now running free regular live online events for babies and toddlers. 

Baby Bounce online

Baby Bounce Online

A virtual rhyme and story session for non-walkers designed to encourage parent and baby engagement with tickling, clapping and peek-a-boo rhymes.

Sessions are free on Monday Mornings until 14 December.

More information and booking

Toddler Rhyme Online

A virtual singing, rhyme and story session for active toddlers. It is designed to be safe, fun, engaging and as interactive as possible without being in the same room.

These sessions are free.

Booking for Monday 7 December opens at 10.15am on 30 November. Bring along any colourful square scarves or a muslin for peek-a-boo rhymes.

Booking for Monday 14 December opens at 10.15am on 7 December. This will be a special 'winter' themed session, celebrating the winter season, so feel free to come along dressed up as a snowman, a reindeer or anything wintery or sparkly!

Booking details are also published weekly in our newsletter and on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Reading Well

We have  useful and helpful reading lists which supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing.

The books are all recommended by health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered and their relatives and carers.

You can also watch our previous events

Barnet libraries events for children

Join us for rhyme times, storytimes and take part in our craft activities at home.

Art and Craft events for adults and young people or supervised children

Local studies videos

Find out about the history of Barnet in these films: 

Barnet libraries book quiz

You can watch previous rounds of our Book Quiz at any time or combine them for a full quiz night! 

Discover your library newsletter for adults

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Discover your library newsletter for children and families

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