Category Archives: Hammersmith Library

Poor but loyal – the Coronation of King George VI

We are very lucky to have a dedicated team of Archives and Local Studies volunteers; this piece was written by one of them – In 1937, as the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth celebrated the Coronation of King George VI, … Continue reading

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City of Stories – celebrating London’s writers and readers

We are very fortunate to be part of Spread the Word’s City of Stories project that invites Londoners to pick up their pens and create new stories. Spread the Word is London’s writer development agency. To help these stories to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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2016 LBHF Arts Fest in Hammersmith Library

For the third year running Hammersmith Library took part in the increasingly popular LBHF Arts Fest with a range of activities/events from Monday 6 June until Sunday 12 June. Kate Corkery Monday 6 June saw Kate Corkery visit Hammersmith Library … Continue reading

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