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Canada Water Library

Canada Water library

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21 Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7AR
Tel: 020 7525 2000

Win a £100 book token and free DVD rentals for a year

Almost one million items have been borrowed from Canada Water Library since it opened in November 2011. We anticipate that the one millionth loan will take place late June / early July 2014. The person who borrows the millionth item from Canada Water Library will win a £100 book token, free DVD and CD rentals for a year, two tickets for a Canada Water Culture Space event and lots more. So head over to Canada Water Library and start borrowing to give yourself a chance of winning our millionth loan prize.

How to get to the library

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

Map of library

Opening times

Ground floor lobby: for cafe, internet, book returns and quick choice selections

  • Monday 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm

Main library

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Activities for children this summer

See also activities at the Culture Space located in Canada Water Library.

  • How to make your dragon: Will your dragon be, masterful, friendly or invincible? We'll show you how to make a fabulous dragon, Saturday 26 July 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm. Age 4 and above.
  • Step into the Mythical Maze Game: With a roll of the dice, take yourself on an adventure through the tunnels of the labyrinth, in a race to be the first to find your way home, Monday 28 July 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm. Age 4 and above.
  • Pokemon Origami, fold a paper Pikachu and make other origami Pokemon, Tuesday 29 July 2014, 4pm to 5.30pm, ages 10 to 17.
  • The Computer Maze Game: See how fast you can travel around the maze, Monday 4 August 2014, 2pm to 4.30pm, age 6 and over.
  • Mythical Makeover: Will you be Medusa, a Troll, Unicorn a Mermaid or something else... Thursday 7 August 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm, Age 4 and above.
  • The Cuming Museum Presents Mythical Creatures: Discover the story of the Japanese Kylin, then create your own mythical creatures to take home and bring you good luck! Saturday 9 August 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm. For all the family.
  • Myth Storymaker: Using characters from the mythical world, create your story and act it out, Monday 11 August 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm. Age 4 and above.
  • Naruto Headbands, Make you own Naruto style ninja headband, Tuesday 12 August 2014, 4pm to 5.30pm, ages 10 to 17.
  • The Amazing Mythical Hunt: Find your Trolls, Mermaids, and Unicorns in the library, Monday 18 August 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm. For all the family.
  • Manga Cubeecraft, create cubeecraft models of your favourite Manga Characters, Tuesday 26 August 2014, 4pm to 5.30pm, ages 10 to 17
  • Legendary Masks: Make a mask of a Minotaur, Mermaid, Cyclops or a Dragon, Thursday 28 August 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm. Age 4 and above.

  
What else is on offer

  • 41 quiet study spaces for adults on the gallery floor
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi
  • 48 pcs available for public use
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray films, PS3 and Wii games to borrow
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Water's Edge cafe
  • Theatre, music, comedy and dance in the Culture Space

 Adult events

  • Author talks and events: please email Nuala Graham to join the mailing list
  • Conversation cafe: English for speakers of other languages - a friendly drop-in session every Thursday, 11.45am to 12.45pm
  • Daytime adult book group, fourth Thursday of every month, 2pm to 3pm
  • Evening adult book group, second Thursday of every month, 6.45pm to 8pm
  • Poetry group, first Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm
  • Feel better with a book, every Wednesday 11am to 1pm
  • Creative writing group, alternate Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
  • Free computer classes and learning in libraries, every week, Monday to Sunday
  • Adult taster sessions, Third Thursday of every month, 6pm to 7pm. 
    Try your hand at a different skill every month - contact Bex Gilbert for more details

Children's Events

  • Baby and toddler session for under fives, every Thursday 11am to 11.45am, term time only
  • Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday, 2pm to 2.30pm, term time only.
  • Bookstart session for under sixes, every Monday 10am to 11.30am, please check in library for dates 
  • Chatterbooks, First Thursday of every month, 4pm to 5pm. Age 8 to 12.
  • Board games club, every Monday 4.30pm to 6pm, for 6 years and over
  • Manga club, alternate Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, for 10 years and over
  • Creative writing for ages 6 upwards, every other Wednesday, 4pm to 5pm
  • Little Bunnies: Baby and Toddler Mandarin Stories and Rhymetime. Learn Mandarin through songs, stories and play. Every Wednesday, 9.15am to 10am.  

Access for people with disabilities

 Fully accessible:

  • Disabled parking
  • Lifts
  • WCs on ground floor and first floor, including disabled WCs and adult and baby change

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