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.

O2 Tech Club

Come and join the O2 Gurus to understand:

Mobile phone basics

  • Finding your way around smartphones
  • How to enter and save a number
  • How to find and call a number and more

Communication

  • How to send a text
  • How to take a photo
  • How to record a video and more

Downloading other apps

  • WhatsApp hands-on experience
  • Video calling, voice notes and more

Online safety

  • Learn more about O2's partenership with NSPCC
O2 Tech Club
Library Day & time Notes

Shepherds Bush Library

Friday, 11.00am - 12.30pm

 

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  Wednesday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

Last Wednesday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am - 11.30am

There are three reading groups at this library; if you would like to join any of them, email libraries@lbhf.gov.uk

Fulham Library

 

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

Read and Relax reading groups

"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 Liz Ison: 07807 106 815 or email: lizison@thereader.org.uk

Read and Relax reading groups
Library Date & time Notes

Fulham Library

Tuesday, 10.30am - 12 noon

 

Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 1.45pm - 3.15pm

 

Avonmore Library

Wednesday, 10.30am - 12 noon

 

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

Chess Club 

With Hammersmith Chess Club .

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

 

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

Contact Shepherds Bush Library to book your 30 minute slot.

Hammersmith Library

Thursday, 11am - 11.30am

Thursday 2pm - 2.30pm

Friday, 11am - 12 noon

Contact Hammersmith Library to book your slot.

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.

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

 

This group is for beginners and can only have a maximum 10 attendees.

Askew Road Library

Saturday 2pm - 3pm

 

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 Once a month, 6pm - 7.30pm Date of next meeting: to be confirmed. 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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