Category Archives: Fulham Library

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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Dementia Awareness Week 2017

Hot on the winged heels of Mental Health Awareness week (thank you to all colleagues and partners who helped get that information out there) we are promoting Dementia Awareness Week (14 to 21 May 2017), an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, in … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Surviving or Thriving?

Read, learn and connect with us during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week – Libraries’ positive contribution to the mental well-being of the population is well documented – see the Arts Council’s publication on ‘The health and wellbeing benefits of … 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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10 reasons to get married in Fulham Library

We’re a completely new venue, so why not be the first couple to get married in Fulham Library? Be the trendsetters! Do something different: how many people do you know got married in a public library? But not just any library… … Continue reading

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The end of Brandenburg House

A reader of a previous blog on Queen Caroline  asked if the demolition of Brandenburg House so soon after her death had anything to do with the King: the fact that King George so disliked his wife and that she … Continue reading

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Hammersmith and the Chelsea Flower Show

Hammersmith & Fulham are justifiably proud of their parks and open spaces and it has been so for many years.  The Archives has this photograph of the staff who looked after them in 1905: It may seem odd to feature … Continue reading

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