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

Art for adults

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Saturday, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Join Carlo for this weekly class where you'll learn drawing techniques such as:

  • Posture and hand grips
  • Landscape drawing 
  • Pencil grades
  • Shading
  • Proportions
  • Shapes

Business support and advice

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library First and third Monday of the month, 6pm - 8pm

Are you thinking about starting a business and need advice? Have you started a business and need some support? Do you want help growing your business?

Free 30 minute appointments; the last appointment is at 7.30pm. These sessions are for residents and businesses based in Hammersmith & Fulham.

To book an appointment, email: business-support@lbhf.gov.uk 

Shepherds Bush Library Thursday, 5pm - 7pm

Are you thinking about starting a business and need advice? Have you started a business and need some support? Do you want help growing your business?

Free 30 minute appointments; the last appointment is at 7.30pm. These sessions are for residents and businesses based in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Available dates:

  • Thursday 11 July 5-7pm
  • Thursday 29 August 5-7pm
  • Thursday 12 September 5-7pm

To book an appointment, email: 
business-support@lbhf.gov.uk 

Business support and advice using social media

Library Date & time Notes
Fulham Library Wednesday, 6pm - 8pm

If you want to know how your business can get the most out of social media, we are offering local businesses and start-ups free 30 minute one-to-one sessions with an experienced social media expert.

Free 30 minute appointments; the last appointment is at 7.30pm. These sessions are for residents and businesses based in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Available dates:

  • Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019

To book an appointment, email: business-support@lbhf.gov.uk 

Chess club

Library Date & time Notes

Hammersmith Library

Wednesday, 6pm - 7.45pm

Adults and children are welcome to attend.

With the Hammersmith Chess Club.

 

Fulham Library

Thursday, 6pm - 7.30pm

 

Coding club

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library Wednesday, 6pm - 7pm

Are you interested in learning code? Weekly sessions for adults aged 16 and over. Limited places available, to book contact Hammersmith Library.

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 visit the Citizen Advice Hammersmith and Fulham website.

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

Friday, 11am - 12 noon

Need help setting up an email account or browsing the internet?
 
 
 
 
 
Drop-in IT support

Askew Road Library

Wednesday, 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 1 to 1s

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 1 to 1 computer skills support is available every day on a drop in basis or by appointment, email: TechTalk@cahf.org.uk 

Creative writing group

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library Once a month, 6pm - 7.30pm 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.

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

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
Shepherds Bush Library Wednesday, 10.30am - 12 noon No need to book a place, just turn up. 

Askew Road Library

Saturday, 2pm - 3pm

 

Hate crime information and support

Library Day & time Notes
Fulham Library Every other Thursday, 2pm - 4pm

Free information and confidential support from Victim Support.

Contact the library for more information.

Shepherds Bush Library Every other Thursday, 2pm - 4pm

Free information and confidential support from Victim Support.

Contact the library for more information.

Italian Conversation Club

     
Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 4pm

Free, fortnightly from 16 July

Meet in the Teen zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meditation

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Friday, 6pm - 7pm

Contact the library to book your place.

National Careers Service

Library Day & time Notes

Avonmore Library

Appointments available on Monday and Tuesday

Free careers advice. To book, call: 0800 100 900

Fulham Library

Wednesday, one hour appointments available at the following times: 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm

Free careers advice.

To book an appointment call the National Careers Service on: 020 3714 8350

 

Poet’s Corner

Library Day & time Notes

Askew Road Library

First Thursday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

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

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.

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

 

"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 Erin Carlstrom, call: 07483 972 020 or email: erincarlstrom@thereader.org.uk 

Read and Relax reading groups

Library Date & time Notes
Hammersmith Library Monday, 3pm - 4.30pm  

Fulham Library

Tuesday, 10.30am - 12 noon

 

Avonmore Library

Wednesday, 10.30am - 12 noon

 

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

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 to 5pm

First Thursday of the month, 6pm - 7pm

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

Hammersmith :Library Wednesday, 2pm - 3pm


Are you over 50 and/or a carer who would like the opportunity to meet new people and share stories, amongst other activities?

Come and join Reading Friends - all chit chat and tall tales welcome.

If you have any questions, contact Hammersmith Library.

This new group will start: Wednesday 3 July 2019

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.

This group is currently full, so it's closed to new members. 

Stop smoking support

Library Day & time Notes 

Hammersmith Library

Thursday, 1.30pm - 7.30pm

Free 1 to 1 sessions available with Victor Whelan, Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor from the Kick It: Stop Smoking Service.

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

WorkZone 1:1 sessions

Library Day & time Notes
Fulham Library Wednesday, 2pm - 4.30pm

Free employment service that supports local residents looking for work.

Yoga

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Monday, 6pm - 7.15pm

Contact the library to book your place. You will need to bring your own yoga mat.

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