Talks and one-off events in libraries

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

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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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Miles Better!

A tour of historical Teddington

Join us for a guided walk through Teddington to celebrate the launch of our health walks series Miles Better. This 6 mile walk will introduce you to new facts about the area and will be led by Local Studies Manager, Jane Baxter.
Afterwards you can enjoy complementary tea and biscuits at Teddington Library.

  • Date: Friday 15 June
  • Time: 2 to 4.30pm
  • Location: Teddington Library
  • Cost: This is a free event with no booking required

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, 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: 14 June 2018