FBCL- Your own library.

Saturdays closing at 5 pm. 


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... 

Coming up events;

St Valentine's Night Party (# canceled #)At FBCLibrary.  Saturday 17th February Tickets £8.00 - on sale Now. Please note; this event is canceled.


  Book Group at Friern Barnet Library  Book_Group__FBCL_--_Cover_Picture_of_--__the_lives_of_others_by_neel_mukherjee.jpg

  16 February 2018.  from 11 to 12:00. Book; ' The Lives of Others'  Neel Mukherjee 

  Click here to see the details of the Book (Cover Picture).


                                              Meeting The Local Policing Team For Surgery

Coppetts Neighbourhood Policing Team at the Library You can now see a friendly officer here at your library!  

  Come here to meet John!  

  Next date;

Thursday 1st February      16:00-17:00
Thursday 15th February   16:00-17:00



*Please note; On Saturdays, Library would be closed at 5 pm. Monday to Friday; 11 to 7 pm.



                              Mental Health Play 


 A new theatre group will be starting next month, run by volunteer Sam Barakat.

Just Call Me Rachael is a show based around mental illness and the stigma attached, which will be showcased in June.
This is a great opportunity for young people (16+) if they like to act or sing.

Auditions will be held in the library on Monday 26th February from 7pm.
Rehearsals will be weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9pm, starting on March 7th.

For more information and to sign up, head over to 

Click here to see the larger picture. 


Public/Local information;

Please Note; The deadline for the below survey is 28 February, and It has been suggested -by Library's Chair- that this survey is very important and might affect most of the local residents- yet not much publicized! Please see below for the info and links.


Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone


Transport for London has a survey/consultation which needs to be completed by 28 Feb, 2018.  It is regarding making cars more compliant with EU emissions regulations.  They propose moving the dates forward to 2021 and increasing emission charges to those who drive inside the North Circular. 

Our readers absolutely need to know about this consultation, which appears either to be deliberately kept rather secret or, at best, poorly publicised. 

The link for the survey is http://  Please inform our readers every week until the deadline of 28 Feb.  


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 ... ...


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There are places still available on our free computer classes which take place at the library from 9.30 to 10.30 on Thursdays and Fridays. 

The courses are aimed at beginners and people with little or no previous experience of using computers - we go through the basics of Word, Excel, email and internet. Please call into the library or ring us on 0208 361 0174 to register your interest and preferred day Thursday or Friday,  and we will get back to you.




Above- Pictures were taken at Library - Christmas Party 2017.

Below - pictures were taken from last year's ceremony at FBCLibrary Summer-Reading-Challenge;
Happy Readers!, especially now after becoming Certified Readers!


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... 

 Archive of 2017 Programme & recent workshops & Activities; 

 Macmillan Charity Event - Coffee Morning.
 At Friern Barnet Community Library;   

  This year we raised  £157.77 for the Macmillan charity.
                        Last year we made £55.
  So we have tripled the amount!  Thank you all.

A thank you note to Helen Oliver.  Thank you to Helen for putting on two brilliant Christmas parties for children. 


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.


   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!)

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).


Computer Classes in 2018 - New Programme for 2018 would be updated soon... 

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


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; 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 2018) are yet to be confirmed. 

You can now see a friendly Police officer here at your library!
Next date;  Saturday 27th January, 1-2pm, meet John! 
More info would be soon added in that regard...



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://

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 2018  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.



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..


 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.


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.





 Thank you all for your participation in your Community-Library!


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