Library events

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  • Hammersmith & Fulham online Summer Reading Challenge events

    John Kirk Online Storyhunts!

    "A thneed is a thing that everyone needs" Dr Seuss. Storyteller, John Kirk explores history's brilliantly bonkers, bogus inventions.

    Get ready for a virtual entertainment experience like no other as scavenger hunting and storytelling collide in a jam-packed session which is fun for all the family.

    This summer join storyteller John Kirk as he invites you to let your imagination run away with you as he explores some of history's brilliantly bonkers, bogus inventions.  Guaranteed online fun for children 3+.

    John Kirk Online Storyhunt: Thneed One

    Wednesday 27th July, 1pm

    Please book your place via Eventbrite here John Kirk Online Storyhunt 1

    John Kirk Online Storyhunt: Thneed Two

    Monday 15th August, 10am

    Please book your place via Eventbrite here John Kirk Online Storyhunt 2

    John Kirk Online Storyhunt: Thneed Three

    Wednesday 24th August, 10am

    Please book your place via Eventbrite here John Kirk Online Storyhunt 3

    GeoBus ‘The Science of Space’ workshop

    Wednesday 27th July, 10.30am - 11.15am

    Join Geobus for an amazing online workshop all about Space Science! This session is suitable for KS2 children and looks at some of the different ways in which scientists study space, without actually going there! (GeoBus is an outreach programme run out of the Earth Science department of UCL).

    For ages 7-11 

    Book your place via Eventbrite here

    GeoBus ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’ workshop

    Thursday 25th August, 10.30am - 11.15am

    Join Geobus for an awesome workshop all about Earthquakes and Volcanoes! This workshop introduces students to the structure of earth, where earthquakes happen and why, as well as the dangers of earthquakes. It also covers where and why volcanoes happen by looking at the structure of the Earth as well as tectonic plates.

    GeoBus is an outreach programme run out of the Earth Science department of UCL.

    For ages 7-11

    Book your place via Eventbrite here

  • Fulham library - Summer Reading Challenge events

    Summer Reading Challenge 2022: Gadgeteers

    The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

    Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer.

    Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!

    The Reading Agency are teaming up with Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge that will inspire you to use your imagination and creativity!

    Make an Aeroplane and Colouring

    Wednesday 27th July, 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    ZooLab: Animal Innovators!

    Monday 1st August, 11am - 12pm

    Join ZooLab, the UK's #1 for ethical animal encounters, for an exciting reading workshop, suitable for ages 3-7 years.

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite

    Make a Robot and Colouring

    Thursday 4th August, 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    Make a Boat and Colouring

    Tuesday 9th August, 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    For ages 4+ No Booking required

    Sublime Science workshop

    Monday 15th August, 2pm – 3pm

    Join the multi award winning Sublime Science team for an amazing workshop which brings science to life! A combination of audience interaction and fantastic experiments are the perfect formula for an awesome day!

    For ages 5-11 

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Make a Car and Swing Bicycle

    Wednesday 17th August, 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    John Kirk Storytelling session

    Friday 19th August, 3.30pm

    The Story Hunt Roadshow is back for Summer 2022!

    Join storyteller John Kirk as he recounts the strange story of the chess playing automaton known as "The Turk". Is there more to one of history's greatest deceptions than meets the eye?

    For ages 3+ 

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    TechyTots coding workshop

    Wednesday 24th August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

    TechyTots makes coding easy for children using our unique, play, learn, code technique!

    Learning to code with TechyTots, ensures that children are following the national curriculum and having FUN! Our sessions are designed to have a hands-on approach to learning by using robots and other advanced toys.

    For ages 4-7

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Make a Swing and Rocket

    Thursday 25th August, 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    Make a Hot Air Balloon

    Tuesday 30th August, 2.15pm – 3.15pm

    For ages 4+ No booking required

  • Hammersmith library - Summer reading Challenge events

    Summer Reading Challenge 2022: Gadgeteers

    The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

    Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer.

    Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!

    The Reading Agency are teaming up with Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge that will inspire you to use your imagination and creativity!

    Summer Reading Challenge Events at Hammersmith Library

    A Whale of a Time!

    Tuesday 12th July, 3.30 pm

    Discover the science of Cetology and create your own Blue Whale (not full size!)

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    Ancient Egypt Art Attack

    Tuesday 19th July, 3.30pm

    Budding Egyptologist? Travel back in time 2,000 years…and make your own Egyptian Mummy Mask!

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    ZooLab: Animal Innovators!

    Monday 25th July, 11am - 12pm

    Join ZooLab, the UK's #1 for ethical animal encounters, for an exciting reading workshop, suitable for ages 3-7 years.

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Busy Bees!

    Tuesday 2nd August, 3.30pm

    Celebrate the world of bees and ecology with this buzzin’ stencilling session

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    TechyTots coding workshop

    Wednesday 3rd August, 11am – 12pm

    TechyTots makes coding easy for children using our unique, play, learn, code technique!

    Learning to code with TechyTots, ensures that children are following the national curriculum and having FUN! Our sessions are designed to have a hands-on approach to learning by using robots and other advanced toys.

    For ages 4-7

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Deep Sea Fish Craft

    Tuesday 9th August, 3.30pm

    Oceanographers: explore the ocean’s depths…and create your own Fantastic Fish!

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    Sublime Science workshop

    Thursday 11th August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

    Join the multi award winning Sublime Science team for an amazing workshop which brings science to life! A combination of audience interaction and fantastic experiments are the perfect formula for an awesome day!

    For ages 5-11

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Robot Cartooning Session

    Tuesday 16th August, 3.30pm

    Draw your own Robots!

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    John Kirk Storytelling session

    Friday 19th August, 11am

    The Story Hunt Roadshow is back for Summer 2022!

    Join storyteller John Kirk as he recounts the strange story of the chess playing automaton known as "The Turk". Is there more to one of history's greatest deceptions than meets the eye?

    For ages 3+

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    The Aliens are Coming!

    Tuesday 23rd August, 3.30pm

    Make your own crazy alien mask!

    For ages 4+ No booking required

    Outer Space Art

    Tuesday 30th August, 3.30pm

    Astronomers! Create your own mini-universe!

    For ages 4+ No booking required

  • Shepherds Bush library - Summer Reading Challenge events

    Summer Reading Challenge 2022: Gadgeteers

    The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

    Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer.

    Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!

    The Reading Agency are teaming up with Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge that will inspire you to use your imagination and creativity!

    Summer Reading Challenge Events at Shepherd’s Bush Library

    ZooLab: Animal Innovators!

    Tuesday 26th July, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

    Join ZooLab, the UK's #1 for ethical animal encounters, for an exciting reading workshop, suitable for ages 3-7 years.

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Craft Club

    Saturday 30th July 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join the craft team to make your own robot toilet roll craft.

    For ages 3+ No booking required

    TechyTots coding workshop

    Wednesday 3rd August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

    TechyTots makes coding easy for children using our unique, play, learn, code technique!

    Learning to code with TechyTots, ensures that children are following the national curriculum and having FUN! Our sessions are designed to have a hands-on approach to learning by using robots and other advanced toys.

    For ages 4-7

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Craft Club

    Saturday 6th August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join the craft team to make your own pair of spy binoculars.

    For ages 3+ No booking required

    Craft Club

    Saturday 13th August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join the craft team to make a robot collage with recycled materials.

    For ages 3+ No booking required

    Sublime Science workshop

    Thursday 18th August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

    Join the multi award winning Sublime Science team for an amazing workshop which brings science to life! A combination of audience interaction and fantastic experiments are the perfect formula for an awesome day!

    For ages 5-11

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    John Kirk Storytelling session

    Friday 19th August, 2pm

    The Story Hunt Roadshow is back for Summer 2022!

    Join storyteller John Kirk as he recounts the strange story of the chess playing automaton known as "The Turk". Is there more to one of history's greatest deceptions than meets the eye?

    For ages 3+

    Book your ticket via Eventbrite here

    Craft Club

    Saturday 20th August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join the craft team to make a paper cup robot.

    For ages 3+ No booking required

    Craft Club

    Saturday 27th August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join the craft team to make a 3D robot 

    For ages 3+ No booking required

  • Under 5 sessions - all libraries

    We are pleased to announce we are re-introducing a small number of Under 5 sessions within our libraries.

    Askew Road library, Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30-10.50am

    Fulham library, Monday and Tuesday, 10.15-10.35am

    Hammersmith library, Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30-11am

    Shepherds Bush library, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10.30-11am

  • Lego clubs

    Fulham library, Saturday 11am-12pm

    Shepherds Bush library, Saturday 11am-12pm

  • Fulham library - Chess club

    Tuesdays @ 5pm

    Do you know your pawn from your bishop?

    Do you want to learn how to play chess?

    Or maybe you are a bit rusty and wish to brush up on your skills.

    Then come along to Fulham library every Tuesdays at 5pm and get involved.

  • Fulham library - ESOL

    Are you interested in practicing conversation in English?

    Come and join us at Fulham library on Wednesday evenings between 5.30pm-6.30pm

    We will be discussing a different topic each week, as we explore language and culture.

    Adults only - Free to attend

  • Fulham library - Homework help

    A homework help club is now available at Fulham library on Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for children up to ages 5 to 11 years.

    These sessions are term time only and spaces are limited to 6 children, please sign up at the customer service desk or call 020 8753 3877.