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Libraries as community spaces

Libraries bring people together. We view our nine public libraries as community lounges - somewhere anyone can go to read, learn and meet other people. Bracknell Forest Libraries put on a constant stream of free or reasonably priced events, clubs and activities, some new and some established for the community to engage in. Why not find something to be part of?

Special events for children over Easter

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Environmental talk and make your own bird box!

Meet the Environmental Wardens, find out more about recycling and what we can do to be green, plus make your own bird box. All at Bracknell Library on Thursday 18th April 10.30-11.30am. Costs £1.20 per child and is suitable for 5-9 year olds.

Book a place Bracknell Library on 01344 352414 or email.



Yoga Bears- Nurturing your child’s superpowers!

Yoga is a practical technique to develop and keep the body and mind in perfect harmony.  Crowthorne Library are hosting a FREE taster session on Wednesday 17th April 3.30-4.30pm for 4-9 year olds.

Please book your place at Crowthorne Library 01344 776431.


Easter holiday crafts

Why not kick off the Easter holidays with some crafts at Sandhurst Library on Tuesday 9th April, 2.30-3.30pm? Suitable for ages 3-10.  Please book to ensure a place at Sandhurst Library 01252 870161. £1.20 per person.

We will be holding further Easter events. Check online for further details 


Meditation and relaxation

Parents and children are invited to Whitegrove Library on Wednesday 10th April 12-1pm to learn about meditation and relaxation techniques.  Reduce anxiety, sleep better, feel clamer and happier, improve concentration, boost confidence and manage your emotions! A donation of £1.20 per adult. FREE for children

5-11 year olds can take part on Friday 26th April, 24th May and 21st June, 4-4:30pm at Whitegrove Library.

We run Relaxation for Children throughout Bracknell Forest Libraries. 

Click here for more information

Special events for adults

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Tea leaves and Bumpers

By Rosemary Webb

Monday 1st April, 11am at Crowthorne Library
Meet and listen to Rosemary’s fascinating and humorous life story.

Please book your place at

Crowthone Library 01344 776431. £1.50 per ticket.



Sing Healthy

Can singing make you healthier?
We certainly think so!

Thursday March 28th, 1-2.30pm

Come along to Sandhurst Library and listen to us sing, meet some members and find out what this uplifting activity can do to help you.
Participation will be encouraged!

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Meet author- David Barker 

Thursday 23rd May, 5.45pm at Bracknell Library

A few years ago Dave thought of a story and couldn’t let go, so he plotted, researched and finally started to write. His debut novel, Blue Gold, came out in May 2017, its sequel, Rose Gold, came out in May 2018 and the final part of the trilogy, White Gold, is due for release in May (always May!) 2019. A gripping trilogy and a fascinating speaker who is also a Chief Economist - just don't mention Brexit! An ideal talk for anyone into thrillers and/or writing and getting published.

Please book your place at Bracknell Library on 01344 423149.

£1.20 per ticket, refreshments provided.

Tried and tested


Coffee for carers 

A chance to chat and relax; the next one is on: Thursday 4th April, 10am-12pm

at Bracknell Library

with some invaluable information from representatives from Age Concern. FREE event.


e-book help sessions

Still not downloaded an e-book? Why not? No excuses- bring your tablet, e-reader or phone to our next e-books drop in session on Friday 12th April 2.30-4pm at Bracknell Library and we can help get you FREE e-books.

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New e-books and e-audio books

New adult and children's e-books and e-audio books arrive every month on BorrowBox and RBdigital. Don't delay - check out our new titles today!

Brand new library!


Harmans Water Library

The new Harmans Water Library will be opening on Monday 8th April with extended opening hours, thanks to the new Open+ technology. 

The new hours will be:

Monday 9.30am–12.30pm and 2-7pm
Tuesday 9.30am–2.30pm
Thursday 2-5pm
Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm

Open+ hours
Monday 8–9.30am and 12.30–2pm and 7-8pm
Tuesday 8-9.30am and 12.30–8pm
Wednesday 8am-8pm
Thursday 8am–2pm and 5–8pm
Friday 8am–8pm
Saturday 8–9.30am and 12.30–6pm
Sunday 10am–6pm

New weekly events for children

Bounce Rhyme

Multi-craft Saturday

Another opportunity from Bracknell Library to keep your children entertained with our all NEW children's monthly craft morning.

Second Saturday of the month at Bracknell Library(starting Saturday 11th May) 

10.30am-12noon £1.20 per child

                                      Come along...Dads we want to see you too!!


New Bounce & Rhyme

Rhymes help children with their language development so we have added a 

NEW Bounce & Rhyme session to our many events at Bracknell Library. 

Thursdays (term time only) 10-10.30am. Starts Thursday 25th April.

£1.20 per child. All babies and toddlers welcome. 

Explore Learning

Explore Learning

Easter Holiday- FREE Explore Learning Workshops

Superhero Shapes at Crowthorne Library Ages 4-6 Wednesday 10th April, 10.30am

Children help make the world a safer place in this workshop, as they design our future superheroes using 2D and 3D shapes. What shape is the best shape for a cape and a shield?

Book your place at Crowthorne Library 01344 776431

A Knights Journey to the King's Throne at Crowthorne Library

Ages 7-9 Wednesday 10th April, 12 noon.
All knights go through many quests and this journey to the king’s throne is no different. We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments.

Book your place at Crowthorne Library 01344 776431


A Chance to Change the World- Writing Workshop 

  • Bracknell Library- Thursday 18th April, 2-3pm
  • Sandhurst Library- Monday 15th April 11am-12pm

Exciting news for young writers. Why not brush up on your writing skills before entering the Explore Learning Writing Competition.

Please book your place at Bracknell Library 01344 423149 or Sandhurst Library  01252 870161

Let's go clubbing!

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Clubs and groups

Chess, rummikub, art, colouring, crafts, Lego, storytime, family history, singing, creative writing, quizzes, scrabble, coffee mornings, reminiscence, book groups, photography, knitting, coding, tai chi, sewing, film club, quilting, card making, brain gym, German conversation, French conversation... It's exhausting just listing them all!

Topics at two


The Empress Eugenie and Farnborough

Monday 8th April, 2pm at Sandhurst Library

This month during Topics at 2 you will have the opportunity to listen to a presentation on The Empress Eugenie & Farnborough.

All welcome. £1 per person

Light refreshments available.

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