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Library events for young people

Find out about events and activities for young people taking place in the libraries.

Little Seedlings Gardening Club

Little Seedlings Gardening Club is a free children's gardening and nature club at Ham Library that meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3.45pm. Additional sessions are held during school holidays and details of these sessions will be posted nearer the time.

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. Open to children of all ages.

Whitton Library

  • Date: Saturday 17 February, Saturday 16 March and Saturday 20 April
  • Time: 1.30 to 2.30pm
  • Location: Whitton Library, 141 Nelson Road, Whitton, TW2 7BB
  • Price: Free event. No booking required

Ham Library

  • Date: Every second Saturday of each month
  • Time: 2 to 3.30pm
  • Location: Ham Library, Ham Street, Ham, TW10 7HR
  • Price: Free event. No booking required

LEGO fun at Ham Library

Ready for an “Everything is Awesome” day?

Come to Ham Library to enjoy an afternoon of LEGO building with a screening of The LEGO Movie while you build. 

This event is run in association with the Friends of Ham Library. Suitable for families and children of all ages.

Event details:

  • Date: Saturday 2 March 2024 
  • Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
  • Location: Ham Library, Ham Street, Ham, TW10 7HR
  • Price: Free event. Ring Ham Library to pre-book your place on 020 8734 3354

Chess and strategy games club

Develop your skills and make new friends!

Discover the exciting world of chess and other strategy games such as Connect 4, Chinese Checkers, Othello and more, under the guidance of professional chess teachers.

Children of all levels and abilities are welcome, and mentoring is available if desired. Suitable for children aged 7-16.

Event details:

  • Date: Every Thursday. Starts Thursday 7 September 2023 
  • Time: 3.30 to 5.45pm
  • Location: Twickenham Library, Garfield Road, Twickenham, TW1 3JT
  • Price: Free, no booking required

The session on 16 November has been cancelled due to repair works taking place in Twickenham Library.

Story time

Each library holds a weekly story time for under 6s. They are free and booking is not required.

Baby Rhyme Time

These free baby bounce and rhyme sessions are for very young children accompanied by adults.

Come join in the fun with songs, rhymes and stories - all are welcome.


If you live in the borough (or attend school here) and like books, read on! At these popular groups for 8 to 10 year olds we chat about books, play games and do quizzes. It is a great way to discover new authors and make new booky friends.

Chatterbooks groups meet once a month after school (term time only) and last about an hour.

Teen reading group

Register your interest in our new monthly 11-14's book group!

Join our teen reading group to discover fantastic new books and authors, write your own short stories and poetry, make new friends and get to grips with graphic novels and manga.

Richmond CoderDojo

Richmond CoderDojo is a free coding club open to young people aged 7 to 17 with sessions on Scratch, HTML, Python, and using micro:bits.

Updated: 21 February 2024

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