Volunteering Richmond will be holding weekly drop in sessions:
These are sessions for organizations wanting to recruit volunteers and for residents to find out about volunteering opportunities.
Healthwatch Richmond will be holding drop-in sessions at the following libraries to provide information on navigating the complex world of Health and Social Care.
|Thursday 6 November||2pm - 4pm||Richmond Lending Library|
|Thursday 13 November||2pm - 4pm||Twickenham Library|
|Tuesday 18 November||2pm - 4pm||Teddington Library|
|Thursday 27 November||2pm - 4pm||East Sheen Library|
|Thursday 4 December||2pm - 4pm||Whitton Library|
|Tuesday 9 December||2pm - 4pm||Hampton Library|
|Tuesday 20 January||2pm - 4pm||Ham Library|
|Tuesday 27 January||2pm - 4pm||Castelnau Library|
|Thursday 5 February||2pm - 4pm||Hampton Hill Library|
Come along to one of our LiveWell Richmond drop-in sessions for information and advice on a range of health issues including diet, sexual health, stress, stopping smoking, alcohol use or help becoming more active.
Sessions are free and no appointment is necessary.
|Saturday 18 October||11am – 4pm||Hampton Library|
|Saturday 25 October||11am – 4pm||Castelnau Library|
Help is available to:
Speak to your Work Coach or just drop in.
The York House Society, in its 91st year, is the oldest amenity society in Twickenham. In this illustrated talk, Yvonne Hewett, Chair Society, will tell the story of the York House, some of the people who did – and didn't – live there, and how it was saved in the 1920s.
13-19 October is the 8th national Get Online Week, inspiring people across the UK to get online and do more with digital skills.
If you know someone who could benefit from learning some online skills – whether that’s starting at the very beginning or simply learning a bit more about how they could use the internet to make life easier – tell them about our free events this year.
To celebrate Black History Month 2014 we bring together a group of dynamic African poets engaged in both over there and over here.
Belinda Zhawi is a writer from Zimbabwe who has performed across the UK at venues, festivals and events including TATE, Barbican, Bestival, Big Chill, Tongue Fu, Book Slam and Poejazzi.
Freddy Macha was born on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He is a prolific writer of prose, poetry, plays and songs as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performer.
Handsen Chikowore is also from Zimbabwe and a human rights activist, has had his poetry published in magazines and perceives poetry as an outlet for expression that is both informing and entertaining.
The crossword recently celebrated its 100th birthday and local author Alan Connor has written a book about some of the extraordinary things it has got up to as it evolved into the world’s most popular intellectual pastime. Alan will be talking about his book and its people and events, from PG Wodehouse to Stephen Sondheim and a welder's strike to codebreaking at Bletchley Park.
After the talk, there will be a Q&A for all matters wordplay, anagrammatical and cryptically humorous.
By a psychologist from the West London Mental Health Trust.
Under the auspices of the Friends of Ham Library a team of local historians is researching those men commemorated on the Parish War memorial who died in the First World War.
You are invited to join us for a presentation in which we will share some of our findings and give you the opportunity to discover more about those men who lived in our locality.
Come along to a new informal book group with a twist. As well as exploring history through reading we will be arranging visits to local points of interest.
If you think you might be interested come along and find out more. No expert knowledge required!
Come along to one of our small local craft markets at Twickenham Library. There'll be a range of local stallholders selling different products…..make it a regular date in your diary.
If you want to hire a stall at Twickenham Library Craft Fair contact Kim Hacker. Stalls are £15 for the session.
Phone: 07752 190 391
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.
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.
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.