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Downham Library

Visit our libraries to find a wide range of books including fiction, health information, biography, coding, picture books, arts and science. You can also attend a host of community led events as well as make use of study space, free PC access and free WiFi access.

Contact

Downham Library
Downham Library
7 9 Moorside Road
Bromley
Br1 5ep
Tel:
020 8314 9705

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Opening hours:
Monday​ 9am–10pm​ 
Tuesday​ 9am–10pm​ 
Wednesday​ 9am–10pm​ 
Thursday​ 9am–10pm​ 
Friday​ 9am–10pm​ 
Saturday​ 9am–5pm ​ 
Sunday​ 10am–4pm

Library staff will be present at the times listed below: 

Monday 9am–7pm
Tuesday 9am–7pm
Wednesday 9am–7pm
Thursday 9am–7pm
Friday 9am–7pm
Saturday 9am–5pm 
Sunday 10am–4pm

Our eLibrary is always open!

Events

Select a date from the calendar. 

Learn My Way IT support session Free Council

Downham Library 27 June 10am to 12 noon

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Library staff will help you work through pre-prepared IT training tutorials. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Learn My Way IT support session Free Council

Downham Library 28 June 10am to 12 noon

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Library staff will help you work through pre-prepared IT training tutorials. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 28 June 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 28 June 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Learn My Way IT support session Free Council

Downham Library 29 June 10am to 12 noon

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Library staff will help you work through pre-prepared IT training tutorials. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 29 June 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Learn My Way IT support session Free Council

Downham Library 30 June 10am to 12 noon

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Library staff will help you work through pre-prepared IT training tutorials. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 1 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 1 July 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Learn My Way IT support session

Downham Library 1 July 1.30PM to 4.30PM

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Library staff will help you work through pre-prepared IT training tutorials.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 2 July 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 5 July 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 5 July 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 6 July 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 8 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 8 July 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 9 July 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 12 July 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 12 July 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 13 July 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 15 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 15 July 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 16 July 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 19 July 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 19 July 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 20 July 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Craft Club - Create a Paper Chain Snake Free

Downham Library 22 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Create a paper chain snake like animal agents, Slip and Slide from the Summer Reading Challenge. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 22 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 22 July 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 23 July 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Special Summer Holiday craft - make a star box Free

Downham Library 25 July 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along and make a star box by folding paper. For ages 7-11. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 26 July 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 26 July 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 27 July 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Craft Club - Create your own glasses Free

Downham Library 29 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Make some glasses just like Bart the Animal Agent from the Summer Reading Challenge. Ages 5-12. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 29 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 29 July 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 30 July 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 2 August 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 2 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Summer Special Family Film Showing Free

Downham Library 2 August 3pm to 5pm

Come along and enjoy a free family film showing, ranging from children’s classics to the newest releases.

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Summer Children's Author Event Free

Downham Library 3 August 10am to 11.30AM

Come and listen to The Adventures of Brunhilfer & Brunfin read by author and founder of the Brunbear Foundation, Edwin Lampert. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 3 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Craft Club - Make a honey pot Free

Downham Library 5 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Make a honey pot for animal agent, Miss Bernice, from the Summer Reading Challenge. Ages 5-12. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 5 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 5 August 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 6 August 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Summer Comic Book Workshop Free

Downham Library 7 August 2pm to 3.30PM

Design your own animal characters & create a comic strip. For ages 7-12. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Children's Author Event - Meet Barbara Ellis-Hansib and her characters, Sista and Breda Anancy Free

Downham Library 8 August 2pm to 3pm

Meet Sista and Breda Anancy and learn about their journey from Africa to the Caribbean then to England.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 9 August 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 9 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 10 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Craft Club - Make a secret message decoder Free

Downham Library 12 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Make a secret message decoder to help our animal agents keep in touch. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 12 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 12 August 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Special Summer Holiday Cat Craft and Talk with Cat's Protection Free

Downham Library 12 August 2pm to 3pm

Enjoy a fun cat craft and a talk about caring for cats with Cat’s Protection. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 13 August 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 16 August 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 16 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Summer Special Family Film Showing  Free

Downham Library 16 August 3pm to 5pm

Come along and enjoy a free family film showing, ranging from children’s classics to the newest releases.

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 17 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Children's Author Event - Meet Karen Gee, and her rescue dog, Dodger. Free

Downham Library 18 August 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Meet author Karen Gee, and her rescue dog, Dodger. She will read from her book ‘How I Became a Dodger Dog’ and talk about looking after dogs responsibly. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer Craft Club - Make a carrot garland Free

Downham Library 19 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Make a carrot garland for Daisy Rabbit from ‘Animal Agents’. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 19 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 19 August 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 20 August 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 23 August 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 23 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 24 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Special Summer Holiday Craft – paper weaving to create a place mat  Free

Downham Library 24 August 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Holiday special craft – paper weaving to create a laminated place mat. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer craft club Free

Downham Library 26 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Come along and create your own noughts and crosses game.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 26 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 26 August 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 27 August 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 30 August 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 30 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Summer Special Family Film Showing Free

Downham Library 30 August 3pm to 5pm

Come along and enjoy a free family film showing.

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Summer art workshop  Free

Downham Library 31 August 2pm to 3.30PM

Learn to draw Ishmael mouse from Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and create your own animal characters.

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 31 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Summer craft club Free

Downham Library 2 September 10.30AM to 12 noon

Design and decorate your own door hanger.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 2 September 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 2 September 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 3 September 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 6 September 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 6 September 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 7 September 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 9 September 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 9 September 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 10 September 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 13 September 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 13 September 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 14 September 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 16 September 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 16 September 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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Film showing Free

Downham Library 17 September 1pm to 3pm

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a film.

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Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 20 September 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 20 September 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 21 September 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 23 September 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Family film showing Free

Downham Library 23 September 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

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