Walton Library

Walton Library
54 The Heart (off Hepworth Way)
Walton On Thames
KT12 1GH

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0300 200 1001

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Your local library is so much more than just a place to take out a book or a DVD. Walk in, sit down, and catch up with the latest news by reading a paper or use one of our free computers. Or if you prefer a fabulous evening out, how about attending one of our celebrated author events? If you need to keep the children busy during the holidays, join our many children’s events and activities ranging from Origami making to Story Time.

We know how busy life can be which is why we’ve made it much easier for you to take advantage of our free library services without leaving the house. You can join online as well as renew and reserve items from home. Use our free online reference shelf to help you practice for your UK Driving Theory Test or check out our 19th Century British Library Newspapers: 2 million newspaper pages to access at home!

Extend your love of reading by joining a local reading group or download an eBook to keep you reading on the go. Go on, visit us online to see what we have to offer or visit your local library for more information!

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Opening hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Admission charges


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Reverse Therapy Workshop

  • 14 February 2015 10am-1pm

This workshop offers a unique approach to self-development that could change your life. Find out what is holding you back using Reverse Therapy techniques. Better relationships, improved self-esteem and contentment are all possible with the right mindset. Challenge your subconscious limitations with strategies that will help you identify what is holding you back and allow you to work towards your goals.

Reverse Therapy is based on the theory that bodily distress occurs when there is a breakdown between "Bodymind" centred on the limbic system and the "Critical Mind" which is based in the frontal lobes. When a breakdown occurs the individual finds it hard to adapt to life's challenges. This in turn leads to unresolved emotions and anxiety. Bodymind is the concept that the physical body and the mind should be regarded as a single integrated unit.

The facilitator is Jane Terris, a qualified counsellor and author of Up To Me. She has experienced her own personal challenges and will share the revolutionary techniques that worked for her. Jane's book is a practical self-help book which explores the character traits which hold us back and looks at ways of challenging them.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets, including refreshments, £15.



Periscope rifle Gallipoli

All The Kaiser’s Men

  • 25 March 2015 7:30-8:45pm

Our perception of the protracted nature of trench warfare takes little account of life in the German trenches. Ian Passingham draws on diaries and letters to chart the hopes and despair of the German soldiers who went to war expecting a swift and crushing victory on the western front and believed that God and the Kaiser would protect them. It gives a unique insight into the daily life of the soldiers.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


Tickets, including refreshments, £5.00 until 31 August, thereafter £6.00.



photograph of poppy

We Will Remember Them - WW1 Family History Workshops

  • 13 June 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

You must be able to use a computer, keyboard and mouse. In this workshop you will discover your individual family history and what there lives were like during the Great War. We will look at resources available for researching ancestors in the Great War. Discover what information and records are held by Ancestry and Find My Past. Understand how the national Archives and The Commonwealth Graves Commission provide a wealth of material for family historians. You will also have time to explore your own family history with the support of experts.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


Booking is essential and tickets cost £8.00.



French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

Your First World War Ancestor

  • 20 June 2015 10am-3pm

Is there a fascinating snippet of information or a hint of a mystery about an ancestor who lived through the Great War? A tale that has been handed down from generation to generation but never fully explored?

Antonia Swinson FRSA, will provide practical tips on structure, method and good writing practice to help you turn a historical episode into a rattling good read. You may like to try one of our family history workshops to research the facts before you turn to writing - and remember, truth can be stranger than fiction!

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • Not suitable for children


Tickets, including refreshments, £20.00.