Community activities in libraries

Find a group to learn a new skill, or come along to one of our regular craft fairs.

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

Update: Club di Conversazione is taking a break in August but will return with their mixed abilities session on Wednesday 11 September, and intermediate session on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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:
    • Mixed abilities group meets on the second Wednesday of every month
    • Intermediate and advanced learners group meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month
  • 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.

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 noon
  • Location: Castelnau Library
  • Price: Free, refreshments provided. No booking necessary

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Updated: 2 August 2019