Hammersmith Library

Hammersmith Library
Shepherds Bush Road
Greater London
W6 7AT

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020 8753 3820

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Popular fiction including crime and science fiction
Popular non-fiction including health, business, biographies, travel and computer books
Children’s board books and picture books
Children’s story books/information books and teenage fiction
Selection of spoken word and large print
Popular newspapers/magazines and quick choice reference books
Homework club
Reading groups
Under-5s sessions
Photocopying, and printing facilities are available (colour and black & white)

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Opening hours

Sunday 11am - 5pm
Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Admission charges

Free Entry

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Cityread 2015: Rivers of London Quiz Night

  • 21 April 2015 6-7:30pm

Professional storyteller John Kirk will be hosting a fun quiz to tie in with this year's Cityread scheme. John performs regularly in libraries and his events are always very lively and entertaining. If you would like to attend please contact Hammersmith Library to register, as places are limited.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Ben Aaronovitch Author Visit

  • 22 April 2015 2-4pm

Ben was born and raised in London, and has worked as a scriptwriter for both Doctor Who and Casualty. His book "Rivers of London" has been chosen as the focus for Cityread London's 2015 scheme. Being an enthusiastic supporter of libraries, to tie in with this he has kindly offered to visit every London borough during the month of April.
Anyone who has heard Ben speak before will know that this event promises to be lively, informative and very entertaining.
Those wishing to attend are advised to register with Hammersmith Library as places will be limited.

Suitable for

  • 18+
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World Book Night Talk Event

  • 23 April 2015 6-7pm

To celebrate World Book Night local author James Wallman will talk about his bestselling book "Stuffocation - Living More With Less." Refreshments will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Any age