Lambeth Libraries events and activities for March 2024

IWD Books

During March we will be celebrating International Woman's Day with a series of great authors and events. Hopefully something for everyone, we look forward to seeing you in the Library.

Events for Adults

Invest in Women - Accelerate ProgressIWD 2024

Invest in Women - Accelerate Progress

Thursday 7 March, 4pm to 6pm
Evolve Housing + Support, SW9 9ES
Booking via Ticket-tailor

The theme for this years’ International Women's Day is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ and this celebratory event will be a showcase the great work happening locally to empower women, tackle gender-inequality and end Violence Against Women and Girls.

There will be a ‘market place’ of stalls from local services and community groups, including Lambeth's new Gender-Based Violence Expert by Experience panel. There will also be an opportunity to see presentations and a performance reflecting the theme.

Refreshments will be provided.

Inspirational Women of Lambeth with Jenni Bowley

Inspirational Women of Lambeth

Tuesday 12 March, 7pm
Carnegie Library, SE24 0AG
Booking via Eventbrite

For International Women's Day, join Lambeth Tour Guide Jenni Bowley for a night of some of Lambeth's most inspirational women.

Event organised by the Friends of Carnegie Library.

Rinsing Mukami's Soul with Njambi McGrath

Rinsing Mukami's Soul

Thursday 14 March, 6.30pm
Brixton Library, SW2 1JQ
Booking via Eventbrite

Join Njambi McGrath to launch her new novel Rinsing Mukami's Soul. This charged novel asks us to question why girls and women are often left to fight for justice from lonely places in societies that prefer them silenced.

Sea-Change with Jessica Streeting

Jessica Streeting

Monday 18 March, 7pm
Durning Library, SE11 4HF
Booking via Eventbrite

Jessica Streeting‘s poetic memoir depicts her childhood, the Norfolk countryside, and her extraordinary father Paul Farnham. Jessica’s family moved to the deep countryside when he became rector of a village church. When she was 13, Paul drowned in a freak storm. Sea-Change is ‘beautifully sad’, according to Stephen Fry, who as a teenager was one of the locals Paul helped.

Event organised by the Friends of Durning Library. Entry free. Refreshments (£3 donation towards costs).


Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun (Little Darlings). Linocut relief print on Lokta paper, 100 x 100 mm.

Wednesday 5 March to Saturday 30 March. Brixton Library. SW2 1JQ
Exhibition available during Library opening hours

Sharon Low | Liu Guo Fei SWA is a South London based British and Australian artist of Peranakan Chinese heritage. She specialises in printmaking, painting and book art, with a particular focus on women, children, friends and families.

Her work shows how as we age, life finds a way of mapping on our faces, hands and the way we hold ourselves, the tragedies, joys, laughter and tears that form such an integral and unique part of the human condition.

From Our Friends

Theatre Club at the Omnibus Theatre

Theatre Club at the Omnibus Theatre

Tuesday 12 March, 7.30pm
Omnibus Theatre
1 Clapham Common Northside,
Booking and more info at Website

Theatre Club is like a book group – but for performances! It’s a friendly, free chat that anyone can join. If you love going to the theatre and wish you had more people to discuss plays with, or feel secretly confused, or even bored, by a show, Theatre Club is for you.

London International Pan African Film Festival

Kimpa Vita

Saturday 9 March, 6pm
West Norwood Picturehouse, 1-7 Norwood High Street, SE27 9JU
Booking via Website

In March, and for the women international month, West Norwood Picturehouse will be screening the award-winning documentary film Kimpa Vita: The Mother of the African Revolution produced and directed by Ne Kunda Nlaba. The screening will be followed by the Q&A session with Film Producer and Director, Ne Kunda Nlaba.

Events for Children and Young People

Bring your baby: zine club

Bring your baby: zine club

Wednesdays 2pm starting 6 March
West Norwood Library, SE27 9JX

A space where you can make a zine with your baby with you! As a new parent it can be a struggle finding ways to be creative for mental wellbeing. Here, you’ll have the chance to engage in writing, crafts and community making. This slow space will give you time to make a small zine, with breaks if and when your child needs, it will be near the children’s library too.

Bring an idea you’ve got for a zine or pick up one of the many zine making prompts.
A zine is a small handmade photocopied magazine which can be shared with friends, swapped or sold at zine fairs and shops.

World Book Day

World Book Day

Thursday 7 March.
All Lambeth Libraries

World Book Day is a day to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

Our library staff are keen for all Lambeth children become library members and develop a life-long habit of reading for pleasure, as it has been shown it will have such a positive impact on their future lives. On WBD our libraries will be showcasing some of the great books that can really make a difference. Do pop in and have a look.

Maths Explorers Launch


Saturday 23 March, 2pm to 3pm
West Norwood Library, SE27 9JX

Borrow and Play Maths Explorers hands-on challenges and puzzles. West Norwood Library will soon have a stock of Maths Explorers challenges for family creative maths fun in the library.

Here we will be launching the kits, showcasing the challenges and having fun with maths. 

Create your own Comic with author Sheena Dempsey

Sheena Dempsey

Wednesday 27 March, 10am to 11am
. Booking via Eventbrite

Join Sheena Dempsey as she sweeps us away into a world of creativity and fun with an immersive draw-along and a story building activity. As well as a reading from her book Pablo and Splash, Sheena will be leading a draw-along, showing you how you can build your own story. Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Free GCSE Maths and English

GCSE Learning

Credit Photo by RDNE Stock project

Every Saturday, 10am to 12pm 
Durning Library, SE11 4HF

Catch up on all your learning with qualified trainer at the library. All welcome.

Lego Code Block Animation


Every Saturday, 12pm to 2pm 
Durning Library, SE11 4HF

20-minute drop-in activities on Make your own 3D paper-puppet, Print Mindcraft & Lego landscapes, make your own Shakespeare poem-flick-book animation and watch your slow-motion movie on our mini-Lego-cinema-screen. For children age from 5 to 14.

Code Club

Clapham Library Code Club

Every Sunday, 2pm to 3pm
Clapham Library, SW4 7DB

Explore the exciting world of coding at Clapham Library. We're running a weekly code club where you will get the chance to use Scratch, make websites, explore 3D printing, micro:bits, and more! You should be between 8 -12 years old to take part.

Other Library Activities

Chair Tai Chi

Chair Tai Chi

Every Friday, 10.30am
Carnegie Library, SE24 0AG

Chair Tai Chi run by Age UK (55 years +), For Bookings: email Andrew Loxton or call Age UK on 0333 360 370

The Lambeth Libraries App is here!

The Lambeth Libraries App is here!

If you are in a bookshop and have the Lambeth Library app on your phone you can scan the barcode on the back of a book and it will let you know if you can borrow the book from one of our libraries instead. Do load the Lambeth Library App on your phone if you have not already done so, it has lots of good features and is a handy way to store your library card.

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online.

Language learners, we're excited to let you know that we now have Transparent Language Online! With over 110 languages to choose from, including English, you can learn at home, in the library, or on the go. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities will help you learn the words and phrases needed to communicate effectively. It also includes KidSpeak™ a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up that includes more than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs to guide young learners through the basics.

The Economist

Free e-book and e-audiobook, magazine and comic downloads

With your library card you can use our e-library for free, just go to When logging in use all letters in your library card number 'LMP'.

We've got thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to download and they're all free. Get the Libby app on your phone, iPad or tablet, or access the website on a PC or laptop and start listening or reading straight away! 


We now subscribe to BorrowBox and Libby App so you have more eBook and eAudiobook choices - all delivered directly to your device. Download the apps from your app store now and enjoy a feast of free listening!

BFI Replay

BFI Replay Available in Libraries

 BFI Replay is a free-to-access digital archive exclusively available in UK public lending libraries. Thousands of digitised videos and television programmes from the BFI National Archive and partner UK regions and nations film archives are available to browse and enjoy, research or study – with some familiar and memorable, others rare and unseen for decades.

Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Archives opened at the new archives building on Brixton Hill last month. The final moves have taken place and the service is open to the public initially by appointment only.

Lambeth Archives new address is 16, Brixton Hill, SW2 1ET. Otherwise our contact details are unchanged so you can email us at or call us on 0207 926 6076 to make an appointment to visit.

Join the Library online

If you do not have a library membership, just join online at and contact the library you wish to collect your library card from. Alternatively, call 020 7926 0750 or email as above and we will enrol you.  

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