News and events

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and events in your library. 


  • Library news

    The library's news page is where you can find out all about the changes going on at your local library.

  • Library Service e-newsletter

    The Library Service has a monthly e-newsletter which is packed with news, events and opportunities happening in your local libraries.

  • National Libraries Day

    Watch our YouTube video, celebrating National Libraries Day

Social Media

  • Social media sites

    Information about your local library via various social media channels, including treasures from the fashion and folklore special collections, news from book groups, library events, general musings, and much more.

  • RBKC libraries blog

    Visit our blog and subscribe to receive regular email updates.

  • RBKC Facebook

    Come and like us on our Facebook page and have your say about your local library.

  • RBKC Twitter

    Follow us on Twitter and find out about the latest goings on from your local library.

  • Local studies blog

    'The library Time Machine', created and written by local studies librarian Dave Walker. The weekly blog glimpses into the past lives and history of Kensington and Chelsea.

Events for adults

  • Regular adults' events

    These are regular events for adults held at Kensington Central Library, Chelsea, Notting Hill Gate, North Kensington, Brompton and Kensal libraries.

  • Special events for adults

    Information about events for adults at your libraries in the borough. Booking is required for most events.

  • Reading groups

    Reading groups are available for those who enjoy reading and sharing their thoughts about books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. There are reading groups for adults and children.

  • Health events

    Health events, advice and information in our libraries.

  • Jobs and career advice

    Information about job hunting and careers advice, events and workshops.

  • Online learning from your library

    Information about free bite-size taster sessions offered in our libraries from booking your holiday online to starting a business.

Events for children

  • Regular children events

    Find out more about the regular children's events that are held at your local libraries, including Chatterbooks and Baby Rhyme Time.

  • Special events for children and young people

    Information about special events for children and young people in our libraries.

  • Chatterbooks

    Information about Chatterbooks which are reading groups for children aged eight to 12 years old. The groups meet once a month.