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 1st Sunday of the month, 2pm-4pm Please contact the library for confirmation, 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 Team Contact Point and speak to Community Support Officers for help and advice.

Police contact point
Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday 2pm-3pm

 

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
Hammersmith Library

2nd & last Wednesday of the month, 6pm-7pm

2nd Saturday of the month, 10.30am-11.30am

 
Fulham Library

3rd Tuesday of the month, 4pm-5pm 

1st Thursday of the month 6pm-7pm

 
Fulham Library Spanish & Latin American reading group   Limited places available. Email fulhamlibrary@lbhf.gov.uk for more information. 
Askew Road Library 1st Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm-7.30pm  

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
Hammersmith Library Tuesday 1.45pm-3.15pm  
Avonmore Library Wednesday 10.30pm-12 noon  
Shepherds Bush Library Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm  
Fulham Library Tuesday 10am-12pm  

Chess Club 

With Hammersmith Chess Club (resumes 27 September)

For adults and children

Chess Club
Library Date & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Tuesday 5.30pm-7pm  
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 1st 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

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
Askew Road Library

Wednesday, 2pm-3.30pm

Group drop-in
  Thursday 1-2-1 30 min sessions. Please see staff for more information
Fulham Library

Monday 2pm to 3pm

Tuesday 2.30pm-3.30pm

Thursday 2.30pm-4.30pm

Saturday 11am-12 noon

 
Hammersmith Library Tuesday 2pm-4pm  
Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday 3pm-4pm

Thursday 3pm-4pm

 
Avonmore Library   “TechTalk”, free 1-to-1 computer skills support is available every day on a drop in basis or by appointment via email techtalk@hfcab.org.uk.

Crochet and knitting clubs

Crochet and knitting clubs
Library Day & time Notes
Fulham Library Friday 2pm-4pm Crochet club: Minimum crochet experience required. Please bring your own materials. £1 per session. Contact francine.pommereau@lbhf.gov.uk
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 yarn. 
Fulham Library

Every other Saturday 10am-12 noon

May: 2, 16 & 30 

June: 13 & 27

Knitting club: meetings take place in the Teen Area, Fulham Library. £1 adults, 50p children. Please bring your own materials. Email karin.hossack@lbhf.gov.uk for more information.
Hammersmith Library Friday 2pm- 3.45pm Knitting club
Askew Road Library Thursdays 2pm-3pm Everyone welcome - just bring your own needles and wool

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

Monday 10.30am-11.30am

Thursday 10.30am- 11.30am

Maximum 8 attendees. Starts 27 October 2016.
Shepherds Bush Library

Saturday 10.30am-12 noon 

Maximum 10 attendees
Askew Road Library Saturday 2pm - 3pm  

Spanish for adults

Intermediate level Spanish classes, for GCSE / A Level. 

Spanish classes
Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library

Saturdays 12.30pm-2.30pm - term time only.

Free sessions

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 the library for more information.

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