Kensington Central Library

Kensington Central Library
Phillimore Walk
Kensington
Greater London
W8 7RZ
England

Website

www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

E-mail

libraries@rbkc.gov.uk

Telephone

020 7361 3010

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Libraries to inspire! There’s always a lot going on in Kensington and Chelsea Libraries. With a wide range of resources for adults and children including regular activities, events programmes, and free internet access - you’re sure to find something of interest. Our service offers free access to the internet on over 100 computers located throughout the borough, provides IT skills sessions and has access to a wide range of on-line services for adults and homework help for children. Add to this our research and information resources, our specialist collections, the vast selection of stock available (including Books, Talking Books, CDs, DVDs and e-books), and our dedicated services such as those for housebound residents) - you’ll soon realise that Libraries have a lot to offer! It’s free to join the library - simply visit your nearest library and fill in one of the forms (make sure you provide one form of identification) and you’re ready to borrow!

Venue Type:

Library

Opening hours

Monday: 9:30am - 8pm (Children's 6:30pm)
Tuesday: 9:30am - 8pm (Children's 6:30pm)
Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8pm (Children's 6:30pm)
Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm

Admission charges

Free

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.
Girl drawing

Craft sessions

  • 19 April 2014 2-3pm
  • 24 April 2014 2-3pm
  • 26 April 2014 2-3pm

These sessions will be based on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. No need to book a place – just come along.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • Especially for children

Admission

No need to book a place - just turn up.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

Private Peaceful book cover

Kensington Central Library - Chatterbooks

  • 19 April 2014 10:30am-12pm

Chatterbooks is a monthly reading group for library members aged eight
to 12 years. Kensington Central Library's Chatterbooks will be doing some activities based on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo in their April 2014 meeting.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

If you would like to know more about Chatterbooks or think that your child would enjoy taking part, then please speak to a member of library staff at your local library or ring Librariesline on 020 7361 3010.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You book cover

Kensington Central Library - Reading Group

  • 21 April 2014 6:15-7:30pm

Kensington Central Library's reading group for adults will be reading My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young in March in order to discuss the book during their in April 2014 meetings.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

If you would like to join this reading group then please speak to a member of library staff at your local library or ring Librariesline on 020 7361 3010.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

Poppy

Hand Sewing Workshop - Make a Remembrance Poppy

  • 22 April 2014 2-4pm

The remembrance poppy has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Come along to our hand sewing workshop with Eithne Farry where you will create your own remembrance poppy out of felt.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • Especially for children

Admission

There’s no need to book a place to these free sessions, just drop into Kensington Central Library to make your very own remembrance poppy.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

Soldier

Private Peaceful Storytelling Event with John Kirk

  • 24 April 2014 2-3pm

Join Private Thomas Peaceful as he remembers his life and times, and his part in a war that would change his life forever.“They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won’t waste a single moment of it… I want tonight to be long, as long as my life…” John Kirk is an accomplished storyteller and he enjoys bringing stories to life with dynamic and imaginative ideas. This event is presented with the permission of Berlin Associates.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • Especially for children

Admission

Places are limited to this event, so please book your free place early at Kensington Central Library.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

Animal Heroes – Family Learning Workshop

  • 25 April 2014 2-4pm

Want to learn about animal heroes? Come along to our fun and interactive story and craft family learning workshop from Westminster Adult Education Service. Children and adults will work together throughout the session.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Maximum of two children per adult. Places are limited, so please book your free place early at Kensington Central Library.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

Poppy

Creative Writing Workshop: War in Literature

  • 25 April 2014 2:30-4:30pm

To coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Anna Hope will lead a creative writing workshop exploring the theme of war in literature. We will read and discuss various texts and there will be the opportunity to undertake your own creative work. Anna Hope is a Birkbeck graduate and novelist. Her novel Wake which deals with the aftermath of the First World War will be published in January 2014.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Places are strictly limited for this workshop, so please book your free place early via Eventbrite at www.birkbeckoutreach.eventbrite.co.uk.

Website

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries

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