What's on for adults
Events and activities
Istros books - publishing the Balkans in the UK
Saturday 7 December, 12.30pm
The director of Istros Books, Susan Curtis-Kojakovic, explains the story behind her founding of the company and her commitment to bringing the best of writing from SE Europe to English-speaking audiences. From Branko Copic to Aleksandar Gatalica, as istros has bought out more Serbian literature in translation in its short two-and-a-half year history than has appeared in the UK in decades. It has also published the pick of contemporary writers from Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro, along with Romanian and Bulgarian titles.
Susan, The Serbian Society and the Serbian Library invites you to join us in embracing and celebrating the Balkan culture.
FUTURE EVENT: The musical adaptation of Brako Copic's 'Jezeva Kucica' will be performed on December 15 at the Tabernacle Theater in Notting Hill. Click here for more details.
Expert Patient Service (EPS)
The Expert Patient Service provides self-management courses for people living with long-term health conditions.
The course is open to people that Live in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and & Chelsea or Westminster (or are registered with a GP in the area).
For further details please see our EPS page.
Christmas Handmade Market
Saturday 7 December
11.00 - 4.00pm
Beat the rush and start your Christmas shopping at the Handmade Market at Fulham Library!
Unique gifts will be available to buy direct from the maker on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 7th December.
Ceramics, knitting, jewellery, fabric crafts and glass are just some of the stocking fillers on offer, as well as delicious home made cakes.
The fair is open from 11am to 4pm, and charity teas will be served in aid of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
FREE EVENT – ALL AGES WELCOME
There are several reading groups across the borough and we are expanding our provision. Admission is free. Groups are facilitated by library staff and meet monthly as follows:
Hammersmith Library - Wednesday 6.30pm, Thursday 2pm and Saturday 10.30am.
Fulham Library - Tuesday 4pm and Thursday 6pm
Fulham Library - Spanish and Latin American reading group. Limited places available. Email email@example.com for more information.
New - Read and Relax reading group at:
Listen to great stories and poems read aloud in our new shared reading group.
Kick back, listen, read, chat and have a cuppa.
"Sometimes beforehand I feel restless and anxious - like I can’t settle - but when I go to the reading group I start to relax and feel better."
Just pop in, or ask staff all about it.
For more information contact Rosie Trustram:
or telephone: 07807 106 815
The I LOVE BOOKS Club is a collaborative fusion between Hammersmith London, the local business community and H&F Library. The club has flourished ever since its birth back in August 2010, where it started initially as part of a summer campaign to encourage reading in the borough. Notably, the book club is the first of its kind for the borough of Hammersmith and was designed especially to encourage interaction between the Hammersmith business community.
The club is led by library facilitator Sue Cornish and reading enthusiasts are invited to a 1 hour session in the Dartmouth Castle, 26 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, W6 0LS. Reading is sometimes seen as a solitary experience, but joining this club will allows individuals to freely express their own views as well listen to other people's take on the chosen book.
If you would like to take part in Book Club or would like to request more information, please contact Grace Nelson; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8741 8157. Books will always be issued on a first come first served basis.
Writing Workshop for adults
Every Monday, 6.00 to 7.30 pm
The aim of the group is to encourage budding authors to write 500 to 1,000 words regularly on various subjects or themes. We will be looking at stories and writing by a wide range of published authors as well, which have so far included such diverse people as Virginia Woolf, Ian Rankin, and Ray Bradbury.
For information please contact email@example.com
New Poet’s Corner at Askew Road Library
“On the banks of the lakes. Tulips and Daffodils have taken cover, under the plumes of autumn. While fishes swim and splashes about as free as the lakes flow, but in it’s midst romance and love blooms like spring and summer petals”.
Poet’s Table – Free for All upcoming and inexperienced Poet Writers who wish to become F1 Poet Writers of tomorrow, never mind the day after and the years to come in distinguish performance.
Group starts from Thursday 14 November 2013 and will run every Thursday between 5.30 to 7.30pm
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Askew Road Library
Please telephone 020 8753 3863 for more information.
Basic computer help sessions are available in the following libraries:
Every other Tuesday 2pm- 3.30pm (starts 22 October)
Saturday 11.00am-12 noon
Sunday 11.00-11.30am and 2.00-2.30pm
Shepherds Bush Library
Wednesday 11.00am-12.00 and 3.00-4.00pm
Friday 11.00am-12.00 and 3.00-4.00pm
Sunday 11.00am-12.00 noon
Places are limited and you will need to book in advance.
Fulham Library Join us as part of the "Big Cover Project". Beginners or more advanced crochet enthusiasts all welcome to create a colourful cover to sell at auction. All proceeds from the sale will go to Age Concern.
£1 per session. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Askew Road Library
Meetings take place in the Meeting Hall, 1st floor at Fulham Library
Every other Saturday 10.00 - 12.00pm
- 14 December 14 and 28
- January 11 and 25
- February 8 and 22
- March 8 and 22
- April 5 and 19
- May 3, 17 and 31
- June 14 and 28
- July 12 and 26
Page last updated: 04/12/2013