Events December 2016

Saturday 3rd December – 12-2 Sydenham assembly – find what’s going on in Sydenham.  Vote for Assembly funding.

3.30 – 4.30 – Sydenham Arts presents free Pantomime “Christmas in the Jungle” suitable for ages 2 – 12. only 150 seats available.

Followed by carols and Christmas tree lighting.



Library activities October 2016

WEEKLY Children’s Activities

  • Tuesday 10.30 am – 11 am baby bounce/ rhyme time. Singing and nursery rhymes for under fives, with Alison. 50p admin charge. Assembly sponsored.
  • Tuesday – Children’s Creative Book Club 3.30 pm – 5 pm. age 5-11 years (registration cost £3.00, then free). 
  • Rhyme Time with Cat Bateman and her guitar – “Little folks nursery rhymes” 11.45 am – 12.15 pm.  £1.50 babies, £2.50 toddlers.

WEEKLY Adults’ activities

  • Saturday – join our friendly knitters, led by Wendy. 10 am – 12 pm.
  • Monday and Wednesday – Bridge Club – no beginners, 6.45pm – 10 pm, membership fee.
  • Monday – English lessons for speakers of other languages 10 am – 3pm with Christine. Free. Ring first to book.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 3 pm, plus Saturday morning before 11. One to one IT training.  Ring the library to book (don’t ring Wednesday, Friday or Sunday – we’re closed then).
  • Tuesday – Seated exercise 11 am – 12 pm  Includes  strength, balance, stretch and relaxation. £1 per session. Instructor Tonia.
  • Wednesday – Parent support group counselling service, appointments only, 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Free.
  • Thursday – Adult Craft Group 1pm – 3pm (Donation of £1). Call main library number for details (020 8778 1753)


  • First Saturday – Councillors’ surgery 10.30 am – 11.30 am
  • Second and last Monday “Hear to help” walk in hearing aid clinic 10 am – 12.30 pm . Free
  • First Tuesday 6 pm – 7 pm. Adults reading group – read and discuss books provided by the library
  • Second Tuesday 6 -7 pm Creative writing group led by Catherine Sampson, published author.
  • General help with CVs and issues of concern, advice by appointment only

ECO Courses – Employability and one off courses in First Aid and Health and Safety

Christmas closure and Christmas tree

eThe library will close at 1pm on 24th December and stay closed till 9.30 on 4th January 2016. If you would like to return books during this time please put then into the Dropbox to the right of the main door.

Our Christmas tree this year was sponsored by Lee of Mann Countrywide Sydenham branch, Clarkes  of London Coaches, Terry of NatWest Sydenham, Co-operative Funeral Care, Woodfalls Opticians, Pat Trembath and John Towler.  it was decorated mainly by Liam and Jean, and has brightened our corner of the park since 5th December.Thanks to all who helped.

Sydenham Community Library -busy on 5th December

On 5th December, first we have the Sydenham Assembly from 2 -4pm – come and vote for us to have funding for our under fives’ rhyme time.

then, from 4.30 till 5.30 we have a pantomime – the Pirate’s Christmas Adventure, by the SimplySmiley  theatre company, a free performance courtesy of Sydenham  Arts.

And after this, we have lighting the Christmas tree, and carols by St. Michaels Community Singers.  The event finishes at 6.