Talks and one-off events in libraries

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

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Cityread London 2018

A picture hides a thousand words…in association with Cityread London, a month-long celebration of reading.

Richmond Libraries will be running a festival of celebratory events throughout May.

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Festival of Learning 2018

Festival of Learning is a national celebration of lifelong learning, with events taking place across the borough’s libraries throughout June. Have a go at something new, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve!

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Eel Pie Island: The Sixties-on-Thames

Michele Whitby, founder and curator of the Eel Pie Island Museum, will explore London of the 1960s, via events happening at the time at the Eelpiland Club at the island's hotel and beyond. Covering a period of radical social change, this talk has a soundtrack and images from the swinging sixties.

Book tickets online.

  • Date: Thursday 28 June
  • Time: 7 to 8:30pm
  • Location: Whitton Library
  • Cost: £3.00

Reminiscence Café

Are you aged over 65 years and interested in socialising in an informal and friendly setting? Do you enjoy sharing memories and stories with others?

Then our Reminiscence Café is just the right thing for you! Come and enjoy some cake and a cup of tea and share memories of the local area and times gone by.

  • Date: 3rd Friday of the month
  • Time: 11am to 12 noon
  • LocationTwickenham Library
  • Cost: Free

To book a place, visit Twickenham Library and book in person or telephone 0208 734 3340.

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, phone 07855 065 945 or leave a message c/o Ham Library.

In association with Ham United Group.

Ham and Petersham exhibition

There will be an exhibition in the Ham Library community room. Come along and read the stories and see the pictures of life in Ham and Petersham over the last 80 years.

  • Date: Saturday 4 April to Saturday 5 May
  • LocationHam Library community room

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Updated: 24 May 2018