Category Archives: Event

Exploring other worlds with our children – it’s National Bookstart Week 2017

This week (Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June 2017), is National Bookstart Week and this year is an extra special celebration as Bookstart is 25 years old! BookTrust, the organisation that administers the Bookstart programme, encourages children and families to … Continue reading

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Dancing Books events

Dancing Books is an innovative project using children literature as an inspiration for creative dance classes for pre-school children and their families. Following a successful pilot project in April 2016, DanceWest in partnerships with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, won significant … Continue reading

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Creative writing with Joy Rhoades

Have you always wanted to write but are not sure where to start? Have stories that you want to tell on paper but don’t know how? Joy Rhoades’ recent creative writing workshop at Hammersmith Library helped 25 budding writers with … Continue reading

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Ben Aaronovitch at Hammersmith Library

Hammersmith Library was very lucky to host a visit from author Ben Aaronovitch, part of his tour to promote the latest novel featuring Peter Grant, “The Hanging Tree.” For those of you unfamiliar with Ben’s books, the “Rivers of London” … Continue reading

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Crocodile Craft in Shepherds Bush Library

For the last of the Summer Reading Challenge craft sessions we had lots of fun decorating the big library crocodile! The children painted a large piece of cardboard and created a big swamp for the crocodile to live in, with … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawly Craft in the Library!

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, Hammersmith Library bugged out with a creepy crawly craft session. Inspired by our visit from Thelma the real Tarantula, we created our own dinner plate sized spiders, using tissue paper and large amounts of … Continue reading

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Summer Read Challenge Bird Craft Activity

We had so much fun in our  Summer Read Challenge Craft activity creating birds inspired by The Roly Poly Bird in Roald Dahl’s book ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. The children made big colourful birds out of card and tissue paper. The … Continue reading

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