Knot Just Knitting

Join us at one of our knitting, crocheting and embroidery groups. Each group meets twice a month between 10am and 12 noon. Just turn up with yarn and needles to join in.

  • Date: Third and fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 10am to 12 noon
  • Location: Kew Library
  • Price: Free

Contact Kew Library for further information.

Bingo Extravaganza

Need a midweek pick-me-up? Eyes down and have a bit of fun! Weekly prizes to be won.

  • Date: First Wednesday of every month (Starting on Wednesday 6 March 2019)
  • Time: 2.15 to 3.45pm
  • Location: Ham Library

To book, visit Ham Library or phone 020 8734 3354 and speak to a member of staff.

Club di Conversazione

Practice your Italian in a small group with a native speaker. Come and join the conversation with other learners and enthusiasts and gain confidence under the supervision of native Italian speaking volunteers! Speakers of all levels are invited to participate, although previous knowledge of Italian is helpful.

  • Date: Second Wednesday of every month (Starting on Wednesday 13 March)
  • Time: 5.45 to 6.45pm
  • Location: Twickenham Library

Free event, booking essential. Email to book a place.

Make Do and Mend

Our crafty Make Do and Mend classes take place from 10am to 12 noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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

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: Third Friday of the month
  • Time: 11am to 12 noon
  • LocationTwickenham Library
  • Price: Free

To book a place, visit Twickenham Library and book in person, or telephone 020 8734 3340.

Memories of a Borough

Join us for a special performance as part of the Reminiscence Café.

Richmond resident Alan Butler will lead us in our reminiscing of the Borough through tales of his 20 years working for our Council, followeb by much loved folk songs.

  • Date: Friday 21 June 2019
  • Time: 11am to 12.30pm
  • LocationTwickenham Library
  • Price: Free

To book a place, visit Twickenham Library and book in person, or telephone 020 8734 3340.

Open Gaming Meetup

Whether you are a board game enthusiast or new to the scene, come and join us for a new monthly open gaming event and have fun, meet new people and try a new game or two. Choose from the dozens of games available or bring along your favourite to share.


  • Date: Second Saturday of the month  
  • Time: 12 noon to 4pm
  • Location: Twickenham Library
  • Price: Free


  • Date: Third Saturday of each month
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • LocationWhittaker Ellis Suite, Old Town Hall, Richmond
  • Price: Free

Booking is not required as these are drop-in sessions. For over 18s only.

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 more.

For more information, please visit the Ham is where the heart is website.

In association with Ham United Group.

Coffee morning

Join us in a friendly and welcoming environment and meet new people, share news, and have a chat over a cup of coffee and a biscuit. If you fancy a change from your usual morning routine then we look forward to meeting you!

  • Date: First Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
  • Location: Castelnau Library
  • Price: Free, refreshments provided. No booking necessary

Family Chess Club

Play a friendly game under the supervision of master chess players!

Up your game and improve your strategy at Whitton’s fun and friendly drop-in club for players aged 7+ and their carers. Suitable for players of all levels. Mentoring is available if desired.

Date: Every Saturday starting on 29 June 2019
Time: 10.30am to 12 noon
Location: Whitton Library
Price: Free

To book, please visit Whitton Library or phone 020 8734 3343 and speak to a member of staff.

Lego Club

Explore your creativity with Lego and become a master builder. Join in the fun, design and build amazing creations and try some Lego challenges.

Bring along your enthusiasm and creativity and get ready to show off your creations!

Children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

  • Date: Third Monday of the month starting 15 July
  • Time: 3.30 to 4.30pm
  • Location: Whitton Library
  • Price: Free event, open to children of all ages

To book, please visit Whitton Library or phone 020 8734 3343 and speak to a member of staff.

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Updated: 23 May 2019