Friern Barnet Community Library

Your own library.



*Current Events and announcements,


                    Coming up...;



New Children's Area.  

Children's Area in our Library just got better!

It is done. - to make it enjoyable for children and their guardians visiting our library. 

Here is how it's improved: 


Computer Classes in 2017 - New Programme.

Running on Wednesdays, 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


There will also be a drop-in session on Mondays started from 27th February open to all to practice any particular skills or follow up from work done on the Wednesday to Friday sessions. All classes are free, but it is essential you sign up in advance if you want to attend one of the Wednesday to 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; 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.


Bare Bones Drama Project-

.Next session for 'Bare Bones' would be on 09.03.2017, at 7:00 pm. In friern barnet Library, ask desk for more information about Bare Bones Project & next sessions.


Career Advisor

Career Advisor with Steven Hawkyard


Saturdays between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Please ask staff for more info. 


Book Group - Katie Wood

Friday, 3rd March, 11 - 12

Group Reading - at Friern Barnet Library.

Please ask Staff for more info. 


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




  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.

English classes between 9.30-10.30am
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 11-12.30.

Career Advice,  11 -5pm (with Steve) 





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


The good news is: We are open while all other Barnet Libraries are closed! And we have a big selection of books for sale..


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 or request a volunteer application form from our desk staff.

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:



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 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,

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        

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


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