Plenty on the shelf this Libraries Week

Release Date: 25 September 2017

The annual celebration of our libraries takes place during October and this year’s programme of activities is bound to get many more people involved.

Libraries Week is a chance to discover the range of creative, innovative and diverse things you can do at your library. The borough’s libraries are putting on a smorgasbord of talks, learning sessions and activities, with something on offer for everyone. 

The headline event this year is with author Margaret Willes who will be talking about how famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn bonded over their love of books. We have other author events, talks and crafting experiences on offer as well, including talks on Africans in Tudor England, Agatha Christie and Hampton Court. Plus a tea party and the first Great Richmond Crafting Bee!

Children can join in with the Where’s Wally drawing competition for 5 – 11 year olds, with 11 fabulous Where’s Wally sticker books to give away to the lucky winners.

Free Where’s Wally sticker sheets and activity posters are also available in libraries.

There will also be a series of learning sessions at Richmond’s Information and Reference Library where you can find out about the online services you can access using your library card.

Cllr David Linnette, Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector said:

“Our libraries offer a fantastically diverse, innovative range of services and they have put on a wonderful programme of events, talks and learning sessions this year.

“Whether you are a history buff, a craft wizard or just love a cup of tea and a good book – there’ll be something for you to enjoy this week.”

Visit Libraries Week to see what is on offer.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P437/17

Updated: 2 October 2017