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Friern Barnet Community Library

Your own library.



*Current Events and announcements that Coming up in your Library:





New Children's Area.  Children's Area in our Library is getting better!, 

New Children's Area in our Library is getting better - We hope to have this finished by the end of February.We hope children and their guardians will enjoy this when it is finished 


Bare Bones Drama Project-

Next session: 9th February. 7 - 9pm. * future dates for 'Bare Bones' would be updated..

In friern barnet Library, ask desk for more information about Bare Bones Project & next sessions.


Book Group - Katie Wood

Friday, 3rd March, 11 - 12

Group Reading - at Friern Barnet Library.

Please ask Staff for more info. 


Pilates in 2017;

Re-starts in 2017, Tuesdays 9:45 - 10:45.


Computer Classes in 2017;

*Please note, there is no Computer classes on Thursday & Friday 9th & 10th Feb.

In Friern Barnet Library - Running on Thursdays and Fridays.

Our beginner's computer classes are starting again on 20th October, running on Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 10.30. Places will be limited so please leave your details at the library desk or send us a message if you know somebody who would like to sign up.

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




Police Surgery.

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


                         Thursday          23rd    March  2017    from  1530 -1630 hours

   Thursday         27th   April  2017   from 1530  -  1630 hours 

    Thursday        11th    May 2017 from 1530 - 1630 hours

    Thursday        15th June 2017 from 1530 - 1630 hours




*New Children's Area

 -New Children's Area in our Library is getting better - We hope to have this finished by the end of February.

We hope children and their guardians will enjoy this when it is finished 




  Weekly Activities;


English ClassesTEFAL, 9:30 am.



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



English classes between 9.30-10.30am
Baby playgroup: Mothers and Toddlers Rhyme time session 11-11:45am 


Computer Classes*  9.30-10.30   

*Please note, there is no Computer classes on Thursday & Friday 9th & 10th Feb.

Our beginners' computer class is now up and running again. There are a couple of places still available, but please contact Hugh on 0784 6045931 to confirm availability. They run on Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 10.30 am.


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

Bare Bones - Drama Project Starts 7 - 9 pm.  Next on 12th and 19th January and 2nd February 2017.  7 to 9pm.



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 11-12.30.

Career Advice,  11 -5pm (with Steve) 

*Career Advice; (with Steve) is changed from Mondays to Saturdays - 11 to 5pm.




 Upcoming Events & Classes & Workshops in YOUR Library;




Summer Reading Challenge - 

Our Summer Reading Challenge concluded with a small ceremony at the library on Saturday 17th September at which children attended with their parents to be presented with their certificates and medals for completing the six book challenge. (see above photo) 


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



previous subjects;
10 June Book Group 'Death Comes to Pemberley' by P.D. James.

8 July Book Group 'My Dear I Wanted to Tell You' by Louisa Young.
Friday 19th August Book Group 11-12.  'Chalcott Crescent' by Faye Weldon
Friday 16 September  Book Group 11-12.  'The Hare with Amber Eyes' by Edmund De Waal


Interested in WRITING..?!


We would be Re-Starting  'CREATING WRITING' course by Popular Demand!

Please register your interest by talking to staff-Desk, or phone; 079 80 53 90 21. 



Want to help? Volunteers are always welcome at FBCL

We are always interested in new volunteers to work two hour shifts on our rota, but have a particular requirement at the moment for people who are able to work on Saturdays to do a two hour shift between 11 am and 7 pm (Normally, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5, 5-7). If you are interested and available at those times, please contact hughweldon@hotmail.com or request a volunteer application form from our desk staff.

Computer Classes 

Our computer classes will be continuing from 9.30 to 10.30 on Thursdays and Fridays. These are aimed at older people with little or no previous experience and you are welcome to attend regularly or 'drop-in' to work on a particular topic such as producing Word documents, spreadsheets, internet or emails. Individual guidance is offered and the classes are completely free. Leave your name with our desk staff if you would like to attend or contact Hugh on 0784 6045931. Please inform any friends or family members who may be interested and may not see an online advertisement', or similar.

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



Police Surgery 2016 at FBCL 


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.
Going forward - Crime prevention tactics include:
- Having secondary means to secure the car ...like Krook Locks on steering wheel or similar devices..
- Car keys should also be kept at the back of the house in a drawer or cupboard so that the key is shielded and out of range.
Kindly find attached a crime prevention leaflet on keyless motor vehicle entry.
Many thanks,

Ward Panel Meetings - Police Surgery 

Thursday  21st July 2015  from 1530 -1630
Thursday  4th August 2016  from 1530 -1630 
Thursday  8th September 2016  from 1530 -1630
Thursday 13th October  2016  from 15:30 - 16:30
Thursday 17th November  2016  from 15:30 - 16:30
And the Next Ward panel; 
Thursday 15th December 2016  from 15:30 - 16:30
Many thanks,
John Timothy Mo .S. KAMARA PCSO 7177SX 
    Coppetts Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team, 
    Barnet Borough 
     29 Friern Barnet  Road, N11 1NE 
MetPhone: 556663  
Mobile:07920 233 744 
Telephone:020 71618019


More arts and community activities in Barnet 


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

Barnet Home Educators on Facebook. 

The group generally meets every 2 weeks from 11:00am-12.30pm on Friday mornings.  The next meeting TBC please contact Eszter for further details on szteln@yahoo.com


Finchley Art Society 

To view the Finchley Art Society gallery, please click here


The Bull Theatre Barnet Museum The Arts Depot


Incognito Theatre

 Click on Barnet Arts for information about the Arts

Finchley Festival; 



The Guardian covered a story about the event and you can click here to read about how libraries

form an integral part of any community. In addition, you can support a petition here

Public Libraries News

Twitter: #kid4libraries @SaveBarnetLibs     #savebarnetlibraries

A message from the campaign:


Watch this short video,

Sign the petition here and if you are interested, why not join the 'Save Barnet Libraries page on Facebook. But also write to your local councillor to express your interest and support for libraries.

Barnet Libraries Opening Times  

Do you want know more on  local events ? Go to  Local & Link News !

Read about the latest training and publications from Child Poverty Action Group.  



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