What's On in Your Library and Community

All face to face events and activities in libraries are currently suspended but we are offering some online activities.

All libraries (except Stony Stratford Library) are now open. Visit the Re-opening Libraries page for full details of services available. We continue to offer the Click and Collect service and you can find the latest news on the FAQs During Library Closures page.

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Upcoming Events

All face to face events and activities in libraries are currently suspended but we are offering some online activities.

STORYTIMES

While there are no live activities being held at any of the libraries we are publishing online stories, songs, poems and signed stories and you can see many listed on our YouTube Channel

In order to comply with publisher permissions, some recordings are 'unlisted' and can't be found with a general search - but you can go directly to these unlisted stories using the links on the Storytimes, Rhymetimes and Children's Hours web page or browse our unlisted stories playlist.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSES

We are running informal conversation classes online via Teams every Wednesday 2.30-3.30pm.

We chat about different topics each week and you are invited to join us. If you would like to know more or register for the session(s) please email us and we will send you details about the sessions and how you can join in.

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Regular Event Showcase

Once the libraries re-open we look forward to bringing you our regular events and activities, including:

Adult Library Events

  • Adult Craft Evenings - Olney Library (Wednesday) Monthly
  • Age UK Milton Keynes Drop-in - Woburn Sands Library (Tuesday) Weekly
  • Art Corner for Adults - Central Library (Wednesday) Weekly
  • Craft and Chat Group - Newport Pagnell Library (Friday) Weekly
  • Chess Club (all ages) - Woburn Sands Library (Friday) Weekly
  • Computer Help Sessions with our IT Buddies - various
  • Councillor (Bletchley Park Ward) Surgeries - Bletchley Library (Saturday) Monthly
  • Councillor (Newport Pagnell South) Surgeries - Newport Pagnell Library(Saturday) Monthly
  • Crafting for Change - Stony Stratford Library (Tuesday) Weekly
  • Drop-in IT Help sessions - Central Library (Friday) Weekly
  • Family History Consultations - Central Library (Thursday) Set dates
  • Knit and Natter sessions - Westcroft Library (Wednesday) Weekly
  • Knit and Natter sessions - Kingston Library (Wednesday) Weekly
  • Knit and Natter sessions - Newport Pagnell Library (Wednesday) Weekly
  • Knit and Natter sessions - Stony Stratford Library (Wednesday) Weekly
  • Knit and Natter and Stitch sessions - Wolverton Library (Tuesday) Monthly
  • Library Reading Groups - various
  • Informal Book Chat Group - Newport Pagnell Library (Monday) Monthly
  • Lego Clubs - various
  • Newport Pagnell Town Council surgeries - Newport Pagnell (Saturday) Set dates
  • Senior Friends Get Together - Woburn Sands Library (Wednesday) Weekly

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Children's Library Events

Some activities are term time only.

  • Chess Club (all ages) - Woburn Sands Library (Friday) Weekly
  • Stories, Songs and Rhymetimes - various
  • Songs and Rhymetimes for the Under 2s - Central Library (Saturday) Set dates
  • Children's Hours - various
  • Music Bugs sessions - Central Library (Fridays) Weekly
  • Stories and Rhymes - Woburn Sands Library (Tuesday) Weekly
  • Lego Clubs - various
  • Saturday Craft Club - Olney Library (Saturday) Set dates
  • Activity Hatch sessions - Woburn Sands Library (Saturday) Weekly
  • Read and Play sessions - Olney Library (Friday) Weekly
  • Code Club for 8-12 year olds - Central Library (Friday)  Set dates
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 Events and Activities by Friends Groups

  • FoLiO Events at Olney Library are currently suspended.
  • FoSSL Events at Stony Stratford Library
    • Stowe House - Past, Present and Future - Thursday 17 June 2021 7pm via Zoom. Anna McEvoy presents the rich history behind one of Buckinghamshire's grandest - and least visited - palaces, and Stowe House Preservation Trust's herculean efforts to restore the main mansion and open it to the public. Email fosslmk@gmail.com for more information and details on how to register for this free talk.
    • Friday 2 July 2021 - Rob Gifford presents Captain Swing and the agricultural protests in Buckinghamshire. [Details to follow]
    • Wednesday 8 September 2021 - Ellie Broad from The Parks Trust speaks about the restoration of the ornamental water gardens at Great Linford. [Details to follow]

Exhibitions

  • Once Central Library re-opens, the Discover MK Showcase area on the first floor will begin to host exhibitions again.

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Last Updated: 18 June 2021