Events in libraries

A variety of events are held regularly in the borough's libraries.

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Summer IT Taster Sessions

Need help using your iPad, tablet or laptop? Bring it with you to one of our ‘drop in’ IT Taster Sessions in the Information & Reference Library and we’ll help you get to grips with it.

Sessions take place on:

  • Wednesday 27 July 4.30 to 5.30pm
  • Saturday 30 July 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 4 August 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Saturday 6 August 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 9 August 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Thursday 11 August 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 17 August 4.30 to 5.30pm
  • Saturday 20 August 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 23 August 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Saturday 27 August 10.30 to 11.30am

These sessions are free, no booking required.

Celebrate 50 years of Castelnau Library

Join us for a series of events throughout July to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Castelnau Library.

Find out more

Play reading group

Our new play reading group will be meeting on the third Thursday of every other month. We will read a different play each time.

Upcoming reading groups:

Please let the library know if you are interested in coming to one or all of the sessions on 020 8734 3340 or email

Women’s writing group

Meet like-minded people, develop your ideas and pick up some tips.

  • Date: Third Saturday of every other month.
  • Time: 10.30am
  • Location: Richmond Library

Please let the library know if you are interested in coming to the sessions on 020 8734 3330 or email

Knot Just Knitting

Join us at one of our knitting, crocheting and embroidery groups. Each group meets once a month between 10am and 12 noon. Just turn up with yarn and needles to join in!

Contact the relevant library for more information.

Craft Fairs

Craft markets regularly take place at Twickenham Library, East Sheen Library and Ham Library.

The fairs host stalls, run by local people, selling unique hand-crafted goods including jewellery, stationery, beauty products, painting and homewares.

Contact the relevant library for more information.

Teddington Gardening Group

The gardening group does not have a dedicated time to meet, but are regularly at Teddington Library working on the garden.

If you are interested in helping with the garden and/or joining the group, please call 020 8734 3304 or email

Children's events

For information about library events for children and teens visit Young People's Library Services.

Skills and support

Drop in sessions and groups to develop skills and meet new people.

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Updated: 21 July 2016