Group of people planting vegetable in greenhouse

Social activities in libraries 

Our libraries are home to a wide range of opportunities to meet others in your community, whatever age you are.  Here’s what’s on offer…

Friends group reading together

Reading Groups 

If you love reading, our reading groups are a great place to try new titles and discuss them with others. 

The woman is crocheting.

Knitting, crochet and craft 

We have a range of groups for crafters – bring along your latest project and get ideas from others over a tea or coffee. 

Dice on a board with pieces present.

 Games Cafés for Adults 

If you enjoy dominoes, Scrabble, cards or maybe a board game, our Games Clubs are an opportunity to join with others in the community and test your skills! 

Meadows Library front

FOML Archive Group

The Meadows Library will be 100 years old on 11 March 2025!

The Friends of Meadows Library has formed an archive group to work alongside the library to hold a celebratory event to mark this milestone.

FOML would like to invite residents, former library patrons, and individuals with memories, photographs, and anecdotes of past times, including experiences during the war years and other celebratory events at the library are invited to meet at The Meadows Library to put together pieces of the history of the last 100 years.

They are also interested in connecting with previous librarians who served at this library.

Students eager to contribute to documenting the library’s history are encouraged to participate. Additionally, we welcome suggestions for event activities and ideas for inviting guests to the upcoming event.

Every Monday, 2pm to 4pm

Mums and children singing


Many of our libraries host weekly sessions for under 5’s and their carers – join us for singing, stories and rhymes. 

Friends talking at cafe table during coffee break. Unrecognizable male and female colleagues discussing business issues, focus on coffee cup with saucer and teaspoon

Coffee morning 

Meet new people and have a chat with others in your community. 


Chess Clubs 

Whether you’re a beginner or a budding grandmaster, come along and have a game of chess with us! 

Man doing a craft

Crafty Man Club 

This session at Aspley Library brings together men from the local community to chat about shared interests – music, engineering, design, arts, crafts and more. 

Cartoon people in conversation

English Conversation 

If you’re new to the UK or learning English, our conversation groups can help you learn about life in the UK while improving your spoken English.