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 to 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 Monday, 6pm to 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.

Available dates:

  • Monday 18 March
  • Monday 1 and 15 April
  • Monday 13 and 20 May

To book an appointment, contact Hammersmith Library.

Business support and advice using social media

Library Date & time Notes
Fulham Library Wednesday, 6pm to 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 6 and 20 March
  • Wednesday 10 and 17 April
  • Wednesday 8 and 22 May

To book an appointment, contact Fulham Library.

Chess Club

Library Date & time Notes

Hammersmith Library

Wednesday, 6pm to 7.45pm

Adults and children are welcome to attend.

With the Hammersmith Chess Club.

 

Fulham Library

Thursday, 6pm to 7.30pm

 

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 to 3pm

Tuesday, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Thursday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Friday, 11am to 12 noon

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

Askew Road Library

Wednesday, 2pm to 3.30pm

Thursday 1 to 1s

Group drop-in

30 minute sessions; please see staff for more information.

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 3pm to 4pm

Thursday, 3pm to 4pm

Contact Shepherds Bush Library to book your 30 minute slot.

Hammersmith Library

Thursday, 11am to 11.30am

Thursday 2pm to 2.30pm

Friday, 11am to 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 to 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 to 3pm

Everyone welcome - just bring your own needles and wool.

Hammersmith Library

Friday, 2pm to 3.45pm

Knitting club

Fulham Library

Every other Saturday, 10am to 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 Monday, 10.30am to 12 noon To join this group, contact Shepherds Bush Library.

Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 10am to
12 noon

Thursday, 12.30am to 1.45pm

Maximum 8 attendees.

Shepherds Bush Library

 

Wednesday, 10.30am to 12 noon

 

This group is for those who would like to improve their spoken English.

Askew Road Library

Saturday 2pm to 3pm

 

ESOL reading group

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Tuesday 10.30am to 12 noon

The group is run by a CELTA qualified reading group facilitator.

A chance to read and discuss books, short stories, and poetry, as well as interacting and socialising with your peers and having fun too.
 

Hate crime information and support

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

Free information and confidential support from Victim Support.

Contact the library for more information.

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

Free information and confidential support from Victim Support.

Contact the library for more information.

Meditation

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Friday, 6pm to 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

 

O2 Tech Club

Library Day & time Notes

Shepherds Bush Library

Friday, 11am to 12.30pm

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 partnership with NSPCC

Poet’s Corner

Library Day & time Notes

Askew Road Library

First Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm

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

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.

 
Library Day & time Notes

Fulham Library

First Sunday of the month, 2pm to 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 to 4.30pm

 

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

 
Library Date & time Notes

Fulham Library

Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon

 

Hammersmith Library

Tuesday, 1.45pm to 3.15pm

 

Avonmore Library

Wednesday, 10.30am to 12 noon

 

Shepherds Bush Library

Wednesday, 2pm to 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 to 7.30pm

 
Fulham Library

Last Tuesday of the month, 4pm to 5pm

First Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm

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

Hammersmith Library

Second  Wednesday of the month, 6pm to 7pm

Last Wednesday of the month, 6pm to 7pm

Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 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.

Spanish conversation

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library Saturday 11am to 12 noon

 A new class for those studying or interested in learning Spanish. Maximum 8 attendees. To book a place, contact the library.

Starts: Saturday 9 March 2019

Stop smoking support

Library Day & time Notes 

Hammersmith Library

Thursday, 1.30pm to 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 to 4.30pm

Free employment service that supports local residents looking for work.

Yoga

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

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

 

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