Library events

What's happening in your library

Find out whether libraries are open and about changes to our library services during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • ESOL - Lets speak English! via Zoom

    ESOL Conversation on Zoom - Sundays 11am-12pm via Zoom

    Are you interested in practising or improving your conversation in English for free?Join Sean every Sunday 11am-12pm via Zoom in having a chat each week, giving you a fantastic opportunity to build confidence in your English from the comfort of your home. 

    For further details please e-mail Sean - sean.t.rice@outlook.com

    ESOL Conversation on Zoom - Wednesdays 11am-12pm via Zoom

    Join our weekly friendly ESOL Conversation Group. If English is not your Mother Tongue and you want to have fun and meet people from all over the world whilst practicing your spoken English then this is the place for you. Once you order your ticket you will be sent a link with the login details.

    Book a place at next Wednesday's conversation on Zoom

  • Free online creative writing workshops with author Joy Rhoades

    Our libraries are pleased to welcome back writer Joy Rhoades for a series of free online creative writing workshops.

    Writer and podcaster Joy runs creative writing workshops for London libraries. The workshops are designed to jumpstart the creative process and get attendees writing regularly. London-based but Australian-born, Joy is the author of two novels. The latest, The Burnt Country, was published in August by Penguin Australia. Joy’s first novel, The Woolgrower’s Companion, was a bestselling debut in Australia and shortlisted for the UK’s 2018 McKitterick Prize and the 2018 HWA Debut Crown. Joy is a graduate of the creative writing master’s program at the New School University. Her creative writing podcast START WRITE is available on SoundCloud and Spotify.

    All workshops take place on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm

    • 24 Nov - The First Five Pages of your novel: how to hook a reader


    Please contact libraries@lbhf.gov.uk to register

    Hear Joy’s podcast on creative writing on Spotify or on Soundcloud

  • Online groups

    Under 5’s and book groups are available on our Facebook page

    In addition to the scheduled activities there are book reviews, quotes, poems and quiz’s.

    Craft posts:

    • Tuesday 2pm
    • Thursday 2pm
    • Saturday 2pm


    Under 5s :   

    • Tuesday 10:30 (Live)
    • Thursday 10:30


    Storytelling :

    • Monday 6pm
    • Wednesday 6pm
    • Friday 6pm
  • Hammersmith Library Reading Groups

    Hammersmith library reading groups meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6 -7pm and on the second Saturday of every month from 10.30 -12 noon. Please contact Kathleen at kathleen.earley@lbhf.gov.uk to find out more about these reading groups.