Library activities for adults

We have a wide variety of creative and educational groups in Southwark Libraries. Join us for free at any of the groups listed below to meet new people or try a new skill. These are our regular groups but keep an eye on the Southwark Presents What's On Diary for one off events, talks or author visits taking place.


Groups Date and time Location Contact
Short story group
There’s no need to read the story in advance, as it’s read by Library Officers Teresa and Jenni, and the attendees during the session.
First Monday of every month,
3pm to 4pm
Camberwell Library
Creative writing group
Attendees are given a choice of scenarios to choose from, and then write a short piece which is read out among the group.
Third Monday of every month,
3pm to 4pm
Camberwell Library

Poetry group
Library officers Jenni and Teresa choose two or three poems on a broad theme, like nature or childhood. They read them aloud and discuss them with the group. You're free to bring a favourite poem to read if you wish.

Fourth Monday of every month,
3pm to 4pm
Camberwell Library
Knitting and crochet group
Weekly group for knitters and crocheters at all levels, from beginners to those more skilled. Wool and knitting needles are provided,
3pm to 4pm
Camberwell Library
Poem Monday
Bring your poems to share in a relaxed supportive group. All adults welcome.
First Monday of every month,
7pm to 7.45pm
Camberwell Library
Film club
Weekly group for a wide range of genres. See in the library for details of the next film screening.

12.30pm to 6pm

Dulwich Library
First Friday Club
The club gives monthly talks on various subjects, from Senegal Cookery to Housing in Southwark and the Windrush generation. All are welcome.
First Friday of every month,
11am to 1pm
Peckham Library

Southwark History Social
Explore Southwark's worldly museum collections and stories while meeting new people. For ages 18-35.
Fourth Wednesday of every month,
6pm to 7.30pm
Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library

Crochet and knitting club
A friendly and informal space suitable for beginners and those who want to work on their projects.

Every other Friday from 4.30pm to 5.30pm (contact the library to confirm the next date) Una Marson Library 
Book groups
We have a wide variety of book groups in Southwark Libraries.
    See our full listings here
Getting started with computers, email and the internet
Bookable one-to-one sessions at various times in Southwark libraries
    Ask in the library or email Wes White and Moboshir Ali

Page last updated: 08 March 2024


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