Talks and one-off events in libraries

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

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Summer IT sessions

Making the most of your gadget!

Need help using your iPad, tablet, laptop or smartphone? Bring it along to one of our drop-in sessions at the libraries listed below. We can help you with accessing library eResources and show you how to download apps. Come along to learn more about taking and storing photos, using social media, managing your emails and more.

These sessions are free - no booking is required.

Event details
Date Time Location
Monday 2 July 2018 10 to 11am Information and Reference Library
Monday 9 July 10 to 11am Hampton Library
Thursday 12 July 2.30 to 3.30pm Information and Reference Library
Monday 16 July 10 to 11am East Sheen Library
Wednesday 18 July 10 to 11am Information and Reference Library
Monday 23 July 10 to 11am Teddington Library
Thursday 26 July 10 to 11am Whitton Library
Saturday 28 July 2.30 to 3.30pm Information and Reference Library

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.

  • Date: Thursday 28 June
  • Time: 7 to 8.30pm
  • Location: Whitton Library
  • Cost: £3.00

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Archive Explorers

A summer course for 9 to 14 year olds from Richmond upon Thames to explore the heritage of their local area using archives.

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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 janlamb50@gmail.com, phone 07855 065 945 or leave a message c/o Ham Library.

In association with Ham United Group.

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Updated: 20 June 2018