What's on for adults in our libraries

Activities and clubs in our libraries

For special events please visit our special events for adults page

 

Regular activities

Poetry enjoyment group

The group meets once a month for people to bring a favourite poem or two to read. It is not a creative writing group for sharing our own poetry; all poems that we read must be by published poets. All are welcome to attend the group and enjoy the poetry, however the opportunity to read aloud is limited to ‘group members’ and the group is currently full; attendees are welcome to join the membership waiting list. The group is led by professional poetry performer Lance Pierson.

Poetry enjoyment group
Library Day & time Notes

Fulham Library

First Sunday of the month, 2pm - 4pm

Please contact the library as occasionally times and dates change.

Free stop smoking support with Kick It Stop Smoking Service

1-2-1 sessions available with Victor Whelan, Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor from the Kick It: Stop Smoking Group

Free stop smoking support
Library Day & time Notes 

Hammersmith Library

Thursday, 1.30pm  - 7.30pm

These sessions are bookable in advance, please call Victor on 07860 750 695.

Police contact point

Visit the local police teams' contact point and speak to your local officers for help and advice.

Police contact point
Library Day & time Notes

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Reading groups

There are several reading groups across the borough and we are expanding our provision. Admission is free. Please contact the individual library for further details. Groups are facilitated by library staff and meet monthly as follows:

Reading groups
Library Day & time Notes

Askew Road Library

First Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

 
Fulham Library

Last Tuesday of the month, 4pm - 5pm

First Thursday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

The Tuesday reading group is full and currently closed to new members.

Hammersmith Library

Second & last Wednesday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am - 11.30am

 

Fulham Library

 

Spanish & Latin American reading group
Limited places available. Email fulhamlibrary@lbhf.gov.uk for more information.

Read and Relax reading group

"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." Listen to great stories and poems read aloud in our shared reading groups. Kick back, listen, read, chat and have a cuppa.

For more information contact Rosie Trustram: rosietrustram@thereader.org.uk, or telephone 07807 106 815

Read and Relax reading group
Library Date & time Notes

Fulham Library

Tuesday, 10am - 12 noon

 

Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 1.45pm - 3.15pm

 

Avonmore Library

Wednesday, 10.30am - 12 noon

 

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

 

Chess Club 

With Hammersmith Chess Club (resumes 27 September)

For adults and children

Chess Club
Library Date & time Notes

Hammersmith Library

Wednesday, 6pm - 7.45pm

 

Fulham Library

Thursday, 6pm - 7.30pm

 

Poet’s Corner

Join Poet 'The Wizard' and indulge yourself in the works of a poet's mind; free workshop for experienced and inexperienced poets.

Poet’s Corner
Library Day & time Notes

Askew Road Library

First Thursday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

 

Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings
Library Day & time Notes

Askew Road Library

Wednesday, 11am

Please telephone 020 8753 3863 for more information

Avonmore Library

Last Friday of the month

For more details, email: TechTalk@cahf.org.uk

Computer help sessions

Basic computer help sessions are available in the following libraries. Places are limited and you will need to book in advance.

Computer help sessions
Library Day & time Notes

Fulham Library

Monday, 2pm - 3pm

Tuesday, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Thursday, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Saturday 11am - 12 noon

 

Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm

 

Askew Road Library

Wednesday, 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday one to one

Group drop-in

30 minute sessions; please see staff for more information

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 3pm - 4pm

Thursday, 3pm - 4pm

 

Avonmore Library

 

“TechTalk”, free one to one computer skills support is available every day on a drop in basis or by appointment, email: TechTalk@cahf.org.uk

Crochet and knitting clubs

Crochet and knitting clubs
Library Day & time Notes

Askew Road Library

Thursday, 2pm - 3pm

Everyone welcome - just bring your own needles and wool

Shepherds Bush Library

Thursday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Knitting & crochet group; everyone welcome regardless of knitting and crochet ability. Just bring your own needles and wool

Hammersmith Library

Friday, 2pm - 3.45pm

Knitting club

Fulham Library

Every other Saturday, 10am - 12 noon

Knitting club; meetings take place in the Teen Area. £1 adults, 50p children. Please bring your own materials. For more information, email: karin.hossack@lbhf.gov.uk 

ESOL conversation groups

Would you like to improve and practise your English? If English is not your mother tongue and you want to have fun and meet people from all over the world while practising your spoken English, then this is the place for you.

ESOL conversation groups
Library Day & time Notes

Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 10.00am -
12 noon

Thursday, 12.30am - 1.45pm

Maximum 8 attendees

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 10.30am - 12 noon

Saturday, 10.30am -12 noon

 

The Wednesday group is for beginners only

Both groups can only have a maximum 10 attendees

Askew Road Library

Saturday 2pm - 3pm

 

Table top sale

Come and pick up a bargain, refreshments are also available at this popular community event. Contact the library to confirm the date as it may vary.

Table top sale
Library Day & time Notes

Fulham Library

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am - 4.30pm

£10 to hire a table for the day, contact Fulham Library for more information. Please note - this will not take place on Saturday 2 September 2017.

National Careers Service

Careers advice
Library Day & time Notes

Avonmore Library

Appointments available on Monday & Tuesday

To book, call: 0800 100 900

Creative writing group

Creative writing group    
Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library Second Tuesday of the month, 6pm - 7.30pm New group starts Tuesday 12 September 2017. Everyone is welcome and no creative writing experience is required; beginners are particularly welcome. To book your free place, email: david.harland@lbhf.gov.uk or just turn up.

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