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Dulwich Library

New books at Dulwich Library

368 Lordship Lane
SE22 8NB
email: Southwark Libraries
Fax: 020 7525 6221

How to get to the library

Bus: 12, 40, 176, 185, 197
Train: East Dulwich

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Opening times

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm 
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 4pm  

Summer Activities for children - Inspired by Roald Dahl

  • Puppets and Crafts Fun Make puppets of the Fantastic Mr Fox and the Enormous Crocodile. Children can also create masks of other popular characters. Monday 25 July, 2pm to 3pm
  • Stupendous Stories and Poems Inspired by Roald Dahl, told by Sandra Agard, the centenary Storyteller in Residence at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. This event is for children aged five and over. Tuesday 2 August, 2pm to 3pm.
  • Mr Twit’s Decorative Beard What can we find in Mr Twit’s beard? Make the beard, decorate it and dress up as Mr Twit. Borrow and read The Twits for the Summer Reading Challenge. Friday 5 August, 2pm to 3pm
  • We Love Matilda: Trunchbull Training We imagine what it would be like to be taught by Miss Trunchbull the scary headmistress. Come in Miss Trunchbull costume if you dare. You can also have a go at making Miss Honey’s magic finger. Monday 8 August, 2pm to 3pm 
  • Impressive Inventions Create recipes for delicious sweets just like the ‘Candy Man’ would. Devise concoctions for marvellous medicines and think of a name for your remedy. Write a shape poem in a medicine bottle or sweet wrapper. Monday 15 August, 2pm to 3pm
  • The Big Friendly Readathon Roald Dahl books are great fun to read aloud so we’re going to read books together in a readathon. Everyone will read a part of the book and pass it along to the next person. Children of all ages can join in and parents are also welcome. Let’s see how big our readathon can be. Monday 22 August, 2pm to 3pm
  • James and the Giant Peach Come and celebrate Roald Dahl’s first classic children’s novel, James and the Giant Peach, written in 1961. Imagine what it would be like to enter a giant magical peach and the experience you could have inside? Make a giant peach and centipede mobiles. Friday 2 September, 2pm to 3pm.

Children’s Film Club Come and see great films based on Roald Dahl’s books.

For more details about each film being shown contact: lucy.soale@southwark.gov.uk

  • Saturday 23 July, 1.30pm to 3pm, certificate U
  • Saturday 30 July, 1.30pm to 3pm, certificate U
  • Saturday 6 August, 1.30pm to 3pm, certificate PG
  • Saturday 13 August, 1.30pm to 3pm, certificate PG
  • Saturday 27 August, 1.30pm to 3pm, certificate PG

Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Chatterbooks, second Monday of every month, 4pm to 5pm. For ages 8 to 12
  • Rhymetime, every Wednesday 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am. For ages 5 and under
  • Wii Games, first Wednesday of the month, 4pm to 5.30pm. For ages 5 to 14
  • Baby and toddler sessions every Thursday 10.30am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3pm. Term time only
  • Manga, anime and comic book club, first Thursday of every month, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. For ages 10 to 16
  • Board Games, every Thursday 4pm to 5pm and every Saturday 2.30pm to 4pm. For ages 5 to 14
  • Stories and crafts, every Saturday 10.30 to 12noon. For ages 5 and over
  • Colour Me Happy, every Saturday 12.30pm to 2pm. For ages 4 and over

Adults: weekly and monthly activities

  • Film club, every Monday, 1.30pm. For more details and to join the mailing list please contact David Penn
  • Monthly talk, second Tuesday of every month, 2pm to 3.30pm. Free refreshments available. For more information and to join the mailing list please contact Lucy Chapman
  • Poetry group, third Tuesday of every month, 4pm to 5.30pm. Please contact David Penn for more information
  • Craft club, fourth Tuesday of every month, 2pm to 3.30pm. Please contact Jacqueline Colvin for more information
  • Biography book group, second Wednesday of every month, 1pm to 2pm. Please contact Nell Moreton for more information
  • Creative writing, alternate Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm. Please contact Sandra Agard for more information
  • Reading group, last Thursday of every month, 7pm to 8pm. Please contact Nell Moreton for more information
  • Free computer classes and learning in libraries


What else is on offer

  • Books, talking books, DVDs, Blu-ray films, CDs and music scores to borrow
  • 61 adult study spaces available
  • Photocopying facilities, colour and black and white
  • Free internet access - 19 PCs available for public use
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hall for hire



There is wheelchair access to the library including a lift to the study and information area and hall on the first floor. There is a disabled access toilet.


There are two disabled parking spaces directly outside the library on Eynella Road.

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