News and Events in libraries

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

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Know Your Place

Welcome to the second year of Know Your Place - a month long festival celebrating the wonderfully rich and varied history of Richmond upon Thames.

Our programme comprises a huge range of events throughout the borough and has something for everyone.

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Calling all explorers!

Starting in August and running until the end of September the Know Your Place treasure trail is a great way to explore the borough’s history.

We want explorers of all ages to take part in this huge borough wide adventure.

Find out more about the KYPcache

Upcoming events

Kit and Connectivity drop-in sessions

Do you want to learn more about iPads, tablets and e-readers? Do you need help understanding and connecting to Wi-Fi? Would you like some help downloading ebooks?

The Information and Reference Library are holding a number of drop-in short demonstration sessions to help you out.

All sessions are free, drop-in at anytime during the session, there’s no booking required.

Date Time
Wednesday 23 July 2014 2pm - 3.30pm
Saturday 26 July 2014 10am - 11.30am
Wednesday 30 July 2014 2pm - 3.30pm
Saturday 2 August 2014 10am - 11.30am
Wednesday 6 August 2014 2pm - 3.30pm
Saturday 9 August 2014 10am - 11.30am
Wednesday 13 August 2014 2pm - 3.30pm
Saturday 16 August 2014 10am - 11.30am

Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you manage your well-being using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions, including depression and anxiety.

Download the Books on Prescription leaflet(pdf, 650KB) for more information about the scheme and details of what to do next. A Books on Prescription guide for health professionals(pdf, 244KB) is also available.

Children's events

For details of other library events for children and teens, please see the Young People's Library Services page.


All libraries hold a storytime for the under-5s once a week; see the Storytime page for details.

Tiny Teddies

Most libraries also hold monthly bounce and rhyme sessions for pre-school children, called Tiny Teddies. These sessions are great fun and include songs, rhyme and stories. All these activities are free of charge.

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Updated: 1 August 2014