Welcome to Friern Barnet Community Library 

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 Library Latest updates/events                        *For up-to-date details on Classes & workshops running in FBC-Library please see our; Weekly-Programme.

Book Group;  Book-group session:  'Cloud Atlas' by  David Mitchell. on 17 November at 11am. 

                       Book-group session:  'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt.  on 15 December at 11am.

Councillor surgery at Friern Barnet Library: 2nd, 4th and 5th every month, 11 to 12:30 - No appointment necessary.


Classes & Events Updates; 

Creative writing; Creative writing has been postponed for one week and will now commence on Saturday 23rd September 12-1.30

Pilates Classes; Pilates Classes starting time has changed, now it is 9:45 to 10:45 am on Tuesdays & Saturdays. 

Yoga Classes; Yoga sessions at Friern Barnet Library would be on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 pm. click Pilates & Yoga to see details in a larger banner! 

         Please see library's Weekly Programme section for details on classes we run in the library;

         Computer Classes                  Creative Writing,                                Knit and Natter 

         Baby playgroup,                     Book Groups                                      Toddlers Group

         English Classes                      Pilates & Yoga                                    And more ... ...


 Summer Reading Challenge - Ceremony & Certificate - of participants 

  On 16 - Sep, in Friern Barnet Library, we have completed the mission of this year's 'Summer Reading Challenge'successfully and issued certificates and medals to all the children who participated so keenly. 

                       Here are some pictures were taken from this year's ceremony at Friern Barnet Community Library - Summer 2017
Happy Readers!, especially now after becoming Certified Readers!

                      Macmillan Coffee-Morning-event in October at the library earned £157.77 for the charity.       


Pilates Classes starting time has changed, now it is 9:45 to 10:45 am on Tuesdays & Saturdays.                 Click ^ here ^ for larger Picture & Details. 

Volunteering for your Library's Community? we always welcome your help at FBCL

You can join our volunteer team if you have some free time to offer.  Request a volunteer application form from staff desk, or see our contact details section on this page to contact us.  It is a welcoming place for everyone to join, and your help would be much appreciated...  


Friern Barnet Library have two new Servers and this is thanks to;

Penelope, Staff and in particular Richard Dickinson and Ginny Lee.Server33.jpg

Penelope have kindly donated two PowerEdge T310 servers to the library. A big thanks to all the staff at Penelope, and in particular Richard Dickinson and Ginny Lee. You are helping to keep the computer services free and available for local users.

Penelope provide IT support services to the third sector, charities and Not for profit organisations.



Local-Public advertising; 
Festival Free for Public,


 Ann Owen Centre, Oak Lane, London, UK, N2 8LT

Ann Owen Centre, Oak Lane, N2 8LT and nearby greenspace. Nearest tube is East Finchley. Nearest bus is 263 on High Road - although it is a short walk from the bus stop, it is quite steep.

 8th October, 2017 - 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Our Fun Palace will have music, things to make and do, sports to try and people to chat to. Grange Big Local is all about local people: their passions and talents.

please click here to find out more about these free festivals.

Events & Announcements: 

Wi-Fi changed;

Please note; Wi-Fi username / password has changed, you would find the new wireless information on the board and on the entry-door. Please ask staff desc if you need assistant.




If you have any information regarding below picture, Please contact 101 - to complete an investigation-  or inform Library. (*picture is for 24th July 2017- about 2:30pm - Friern Barnet at Library).

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   Gain The Confidence To Get Started Writing...

   Creative Writing... at FBC-Library

Creative-Writing-Feature-Image_2.jpgA new creative writing course starts from 23rd September 2017 in the library. Saturdays from 12:00 to 13:30.Please register your interest in person at front desk, or Tel: 07980 539021, e: sandra.turner99 (at!) yahoo.com.

Minimum donation of £2.50 (per session) or, £12 for 6 weeks. All donations go to Library funds (the library is entirely run by Trustees & volunteers. The money raised helps to keep the library afloat). 


FBCL_Library__our_website__to_inform_them_of_recent_hack_25522_cyber-attack.jpg  Protect yourself online!

In the wake of recent 'computer hacks & ransomware' across the UK we have gathered some information that you might find useful:

Get familiar with and updated on these scams and learn simple tips and tricks that would protect you online!


Learn to write HTML and CSS in FBC-Library


Learn to build a simple website and view it in a browser. Over five-one hour lessons you will write the basic code for a two-page website, then style it and add links and images.


Limited places due to equipment limitations. Class Starts on Thursday 11 May 2017. 6 -7pm. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Colin Thomson at 079283 00 267, or email at contact@coolin.co.uk 




Computer Classes in 2017 - New Programme.

Running on Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 10.30 there will be a new eight-week course covering all the basics you need to know to get started.Please choose your day and sign up on the form available at the library desk. You can also call us on 0208 361 0174 and ask for your name to be added, or email hughfbcl@gmail.com


All classes are free, but it is essential you sign up in advance if you want to attend one of the Thursday or Friday sessions.

Please see Weekly programme/events below, to know more about our classes... 


Are you or someone you know, affected by sight loss?

Sandra Turner is the Local RNIB Connector. 
She can be found in the Library on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1pm and 3pm. you can contact her via; sandra.turner@rnib.org.uk or ask staff at Friern Barnet Library.

RNIB; We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence. To find out more about RNIB and what it does click here.


 Please note; Pilates Classes starting time has changed, now it is 9:45 to 10:45am on Tuesdays & Saturdays.


Police Surgery.

The Police Surgeries at Friern Barnet Community Library  (in 2017) are confirmed as below;



Police Surgery; Police Surgeries in FBCL to be updated soon, But - We usually have the Police Surgery 
at our Library on 3rd Thursday of the month 3:30 to 4:30 pm

You can also report crime via the new police website   Https://beta.met.police.ukPolice Surgery 2017

Dear Ward Member,
This is to make you aware of a recent type of crime slowly affecting motor vehicles with keyless technology. Please ensure that you keep the keys of those vehicles away from the front door of your properties so that they cannot be scanned with an electronic device.
The suspects are using a scanning device that scans the frequency of the car keys and then they copy this to be able to gain access to the vehicle and drive it off. This relates to all vehicles fitted with keyless operating systems from 2010 onwards.
 Police Surgery.

    (Future Police Surgery Dates- To be Confirmed..,)

    Thursday       T.B.A. Oct 2017  from 15:30 - 16:30 

    Thursday       T.B.A. Nov 2017  from 15:30 - 16:30 

    Thursday       T.B.A. Dec 2017  from 15:30 - 16:30 


The Police Surgeries at Friern Barnet Community Library  (in 2017) are confirmed as below;  

Many thanks,
John Timothy Mo .S. KAMARA PCSO 7177SX 
    Coppetts Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team, 
    Barnet Borough 
Address:  29 Friern Barnet  Road, N11 1NE 
MetPhone: 556663  
Mobile:07920 233 744 
Telephone:020 71618019

Summer Reading Challenge in 2017, in Friern Barnet Library. For more information please click here.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017




   Weekly Activities;


English ClassesTEFAL, 9:30 am.


Pilates, £6 (9.45am am)
Knit and Natter (11 am) 
YOGA* 7pm-8pm. 


Computer Classes, 2017 New Programme. 9:30 - 10:30.

Baby playgroup: Mothers and Toddlers Rhyme time session 11-11:45am 


Computer Classes*  9.30-10.30   

A playgroup for toddlers from 11-12.30pm
Knitting  from 1pm onwards 


Computer Classes  9.30-10.30  


Pilates on 09:45am - 10.:45

Creative Writing; A new creative writing course in the library on Saturdays from 12 to 13:30.

Sundays:   Closed..


 Book Group; Book-group sessions  on 17 November;  'Cloud Atlas' by  David Mitchell.

                       Book-group sessions on 15 December;  'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt


Councillor surgery at Friern Barnet Library; 2nd, 4th and 5th every month, 11 to 12:30 - No appointment necessary.



Novel Focus Group: Ever dreamed of writing a novel? If you interested for next term, please contact Greenacre Writers

The session will take place Friern Barnet Community Library, Friern Barnet Road, N11 3DS
If you are interested in joining this group; email: allenashley-writer@hotmail.co.uk

  Need legal advice,

If you want some advice and help with an issue or some legal advice, you can contact the citizen advice bureau, please click here for details click on CAB  Public Libraries News

Want to Hire FBCL?  

Please contact us if you’d like to book  




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Farhad I. 

eNewsletter & Website editor - Friern Barnet Community Library.


As always, I would appreciate your suggestions, and if you could inform me with any updates you may have [either for this Library's website or for our Volunteer's e-Newsletter]. You can find my email address at the end of our Volunteer's newsletter - or Click here to contact the library.




Just, To; Thank you all for your participation in your Community-Library!


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