Events in libraries

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

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Midsummer murder: The Writer’s House

Teddington Library is a crime scene! At least, for one night only…

With the assistance of a troupe of local thespians, visitors to Teddington Library will be transported to The Writer’s House, where a murder (most foul) has been committed.

In a dramatic re-imagining of Ann Cleeves’ The Glass Room, written for libraries by the author herself, several suspicious suspects will profess their innocence and leave it up to the audience to determine the killer. With actors on loan from Teddington’s own Youth Action Theatre, this is sure to be an evening to remember, if you manage to make it out at all…

A prize will be awarded to the team who come closest to solving the murder.

You can come as a team of 6 or join a team on the night, but you must book your place in advance.

Ticket price includes supper and a glass of wine. Soft drinks provided.

  • Date: Thursday 22 June
  • Time: 7 to 9pm
  • Location: Teddington Library
  • Price: £10 per person, booking essential

This event is fully booked.

Play reading group

Our play reading group read a different play each time. The group are next due to meet in August 2017.

Please let the library know if you are interested in coming to one or all of the sessions on 020 8734 3340 or email twickenham.library@richmond.gov.uk.

Women’s writing group

Meet like-minded people, develop your ideas and pick up some tips. The group are next due to meet in July 2017.

  • 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 richmond.library@richmond.gov.uk.

Short Story and Poetry Reading group

Enjoy lively and thought-provoking discussion at our weekly reading group with a difference.

We read a complete short story and poem each week and discuss them in detail.

We often discuss the lives of the authors and poets and relate them to their life and times. In the past year we have read and discussed the work of British, American, Russian, Australian, Irish, Chilean, Indian and Canadian writers.

There is no requirement to read aloud or participate more than you want to, and there's no need to read anything beforehand.

The group is currently full and not accepting new members.

For more information please call in at Twickenham Library or phone 020 8734 3340.

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.

Make Do and Mend

Our crafty ‘Make Do and Mend’ classes have started up again. Sessions take place from 10am to 12 noon.

Charges may apply - contact your local group facilitator for further details.

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 teddington.library@richmond.gov.uk.

Children's events

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

Library Friends Group events

Ham is where the heart is

'Ham is where the heart is' is an exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded oral history project (also supported by Ham Amenities Group and Petersham United Charities) which needs your help to capture unique and fascinating stories.

We need people to be trained to conduct interviews, suggestions for interviewees; volunteers to undertake background research, donations or loans of photographs and memorabilia for copying; help with establishing a website and setting up a learning resource; and much, much more.

For more information contact Jill Lamb by email janlamb50@gmail.com, phone 07855 065 945 or leave a message c/o Ham Library.

In association with Ham United Group.

Skills and support

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

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Updated: 19 June 2017