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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.

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Lewisham Library
Lewisham Library
199 201 Lewisham High Street
Se13 6lg
Tel:
020 8314 8430

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Opening hours:
Monday 8am–10pm
Tuesday 8am–10pm
Wednesday 8am–10pm
Thursday 8am–10pm
Friday 8am–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
Local History and Archives Centre
Local History And Archives Centre
Lewisham Library
199 201 Lewisham High Street
Se13 6lg
Tel:
020 8314 8501

Email:

Opening hours:
Monday​ 10am–4.45pm​ (appointments only all day) 
​Tuesday 9.30am–1pm 2–5.45pm
​Wednesday closed​ 
​Thursday 9.30am–1pm 2–5.45pm​ 
​Friday 9.30am–4.45pm​ (appointments only all day) 
​Saturday 9.30am–4.45pm (appointments only all day)​ 
​Sunday ​closed 

​Our eLibrary is always open!

Events

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United Nations International Migrants Day Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 10am to 7pm

Lewisham Library celebrates United Nations International Migrants Day with a whole day of family fun, events, crafts, support, advice and more delivered by local organizations showing Lewisham’s welcoming nature to all people around the world.

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British Citizenship Ceremony (part of the United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 11am to 12.30PM

Witness a British Citizenship Ceremony and ask afterwards about the test and the application process.

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Multicultural Baby Bounce (part of the United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 11.15AM to 12 noon

Come with your baby to sing rhymes from all over the world

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Get to Know: New Cross Gate Trust (Part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December  12 noon to 3pm

Do you need help finding a job, knowing how to succeed in interviews, or knowing what further skills and training you need to move forward in your career? New Cross Gate Trust will listen to you and inform you about how they can help you to succeed.

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Get to know: Orchid, fighting male cancer (part of United Nations International Migrants Day)

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 4pm

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men in the UK and 1 in 4 black African and Caribbean men. Orchid will provide information about their fight to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers via pioneering research and promoting awareness

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Get to know: Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 3pm

Know all about LRMN and their services for migrants and refugees: women´s support, employment, training and emergency support; their advice on asylum, immigration, welfare, housing and health; and other activities such as English classes.

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Get to know: Lewisham Multi Lingual Advice Service (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 5pm

Know about Lewisham Multilingual Advice Service free and impartial advice, assistance and advocacy in different languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Italian, Kurdish, Portuguese, Spanish, Somali, Turkish, Polish & Vietnamese

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Advice session by LMLAS, Lewisham Multi Lingual Advice Service (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 4pm

Free 1 to 1 advice session provided by LMLAS: assistance, advice and advocacy on Welfare Benefits, Health, Housing, Employment, Consumer, Debt, Education, etc. Booking advisable.

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Get to know: Action for Refugees in Lewisham (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 6pm

AFRIL, part of the Refugee Council, is a charity that works directly with refugees and asylum seekers, and supports them to completely rebuild their lives. Know about all the extensive range of advice, support and activities they provide.

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Get to know: NAZ (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 5pm

Know all about NAZ, one of the four charities part of The Rise Partnership, providing HIV Prevention and Sexual Health services to Black African & Caribbean communities and gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men across Lambeth Southwark & Lewisham.

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Get to know: Advising Communities (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 6pm

Assisted information and an introduction to Advising Communities by a legal adviser. Find out how the legal advice, support and education charity can help you either if you are an individual in need or an essential organisation that support them.

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Get to know: Adult Learning Lewisham (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 5pm

Find out about Adult Learning Lewisham three centres for adult education you should know if you want to develop new skills, learn English, change your career or simply learn for fun. By booking an evening class, adult learning may be the answer.

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Get to know: Africa Advocacy Foundation (part of the United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 6pm

Apart from AAf advocacy services, they will also inform us about harmful cultural practices & sexual health issues such as: Female Genital Mutilation or STI’s; upcoming workshops & training for both communities & professionals; free condoms & more.

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Get to Know: Community Coordinator countering extremism in Lewisham (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 1pm to 3pm

Implement fundamental British values at a local level by building more resilient and cohesive communities and identify those who want to spread hatred and divide communities.

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Multilingual Toddlers Tales (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library Children's Library  18 December 1.15PM to 2.15PM

Come along and listen to stories and sing nursery rhymes from all over the world in different languages with your toddler. Event part of United Nations International Migrants Day at Lewisham Library

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HIV Screening by NAZ (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 2pm to 5pm

Free HIV testing session provided by NAZ

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Fly Away (children's craft part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Come and help us create a migrating bird to attach to our flying house to be displayed in the children's library to celebrate Lewisham's welcoming nature.

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Smash the Piñata (part of United Nations International Migrants Day)

Lewisham Library 18 December 4pm to 4.30PM

Let your child have fun, hit the Piñata and release the goodies hidden inside this very traditonal Mexican game.

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Learn My Way IT support session Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 4.30PM to 6.30PM

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. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Prostate Awareness. Speaker: Ali Orhan (part of United Nations International Migrants Day and Health Lectures) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 6pm to 7pm

Orchid Cancer provides a lecture open to all but specially Black Caribbean and African men, community at a higher risk. Understanding the different conditions that can affect the prostate and the tests involved to determine them can help save lives

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library AM Sessions

Lewisham Library 19 December 10am to 12 noon

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Christmas Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 19 December 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Join us for the Christmas Special fancy dress baby bounce for children 0-2 at Lewisham library. We will have a very special guest, and sing some favourite songs.

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Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 19 December 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Join us for our regular Baby Bounce session for parents/carers and children under 2 for songs and rhymes

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Learn My Way IT support session Free

Lewisham Library 19 December 4.30PM to 6.30PM

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. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 19 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Learn My Way IT support session Free

Lewisham Library 20 December 9.30AM to 11.30AM

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Learn My Way IT support session Free

Lewisham Library 21 December 9.30AM to 11.30AM

Free online course teaching you the basics of using computers and the internet. Registration is essential: please visit the library to find out more.

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Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 22 December 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Join library staff for our weekly storytime and rhyme session for children under 5

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 23 December 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 23 December 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 25 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library AM Sessions

Lewisham Library 26 December 10am to 12 noon

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 26 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 29 December 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Join library staff for our weekly storytime and rhyme session for children under 5

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 30 December 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 30 December 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 1 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 2 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 6 January 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 6 January 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 8 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 9 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 13 January 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 13 January 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 15 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 16 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 20 January 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 20 January 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 22 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 23 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 27 January 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 27 January 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 29 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 30 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 3 February 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 3 February 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 5 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 6 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 10 February 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 10 February 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 12 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 13 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 17 February 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 17 February 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 19 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 20 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 24 February 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 24 February 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 26 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 27 February 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 3 March 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 3 March 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 5 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 6 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 10 March 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 10 March 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 12 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 13 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 17 March 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 17 March 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 19 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 20 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Digital Training @Lewisham Library Saturday Sessions Free

Lewisham Library 24 March 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Learn how to use your iPad. Our friendly volunteers can show you how to use apps, find videos on YouTube and learn how you can take notes without having to do any typing. They can also show you how to avoid and spot scams.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 24 March 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 26 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 27 March 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 31 March 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 7 April 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 14 April 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 21 April 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 28 April 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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