Regular events for adults

Events for adults

Library closures

For information about library closures and services at this time, please visit the Coronavirus service disruptions and updates page.

  • all library events and activities have been suspended
  • we will be waiving all overdue library charges during this time

Our libraries do offer many free online resources, including eBooks and eMagazines - please see the Online resources and digital library page.

For enquiries please call us on tel: 020 7361 3010 and to contact our Local Studies department, please email:


Weekly or monthly events for adults in our libraries

Age UK digital workshop


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Chelsea LibraryLast Friday of the month, 10am to 12 noonMonthly drop-in session  - bring your phone, tablet or laptop and a volunteer from Age UK will provide guidance on how to use it.
No need to book, just turn up.

Career and CV advice sessions


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Kensington Central LibraryEvery Thursday, 10am to 4.45pm

1 hour slot per person which must be booked in advance.

More information about our career and CV advice sessions

Chelsea Library

Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Next session: Friday 27 March and Friday 3 and 24 April 2020


Colouring for all ages


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Brompton LibraryFourth Friday of the month, 10am to 11am

Colouring can be a great way to relax and de-stress and it’s not just for children. Join us to spend some time colouring beautiful patterns and pictures.

Although these sessions are for adults, younger members of the family are welcome to join in too.

Creative writing group

The Creative Writing group at North Kensington Library is a welcoming place for aspiring writers.

Attendees submit samples of their work to be discussed by the group. The group then gives constructive feedback while the group leader gives a more informed assessment with advice for improvement.

The group always welcomes new members and the only requirement is that attendees are active writers. For more information see library staff or call 020 7361 3010.

LibraryDay and time
North Kensington Libraryevery other Thursday, 6pm

English reading and conversation group


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Chelsea Library

Monday, 10.30am to 11.30am

Thursday, 3.15pm to 4.15pm

Brompton LibraryThursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Would you like to speak English with confidence and improve your language skills?


Come along to this new group; no need to book – just turn up.

This event is in partnership with Rotary Club of London.

First session: Thursday 9 April 2020

Games club


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Brompton Library

During library opening times

Board and card games are available; ask a member of library staff.

Graphic novel reading group


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Brompton LibrarySecond Monday of the month, 6.30pmMore information about our graphic novel reading group

IT help sessions

We have a range of computer help sessions in our libraries that are run by volunteers. There are classes for complete beginners and one to one drop in sessions for help with a particular IT issue. 

For more information see library staff or call 020 7361 3010.

LibraryDay and timeNotes
Chelsea Library

Monday, 6pm to 7pm (drop-in) For beginners and intermediates
Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm (drop-in)

Kensington Central Library

Friday, 10am to 12 noon

Saturday 10am to 12 noon

Brompton Library

Saturday 2.30pm to 4.30pm

No session Saturday 14 March 2020


Jewellery class


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Kensal LibraryMonday, 1pm to 3pmTerm time only

 Lip reading class for the over 50s

LibraryDay and timeNotes
North Kensington Library 

Wednesday, 10.30am to 12 noon

Friendly class for people aged 50 and over to learn coping strategies to either manage hearing loss or communicate better with those with hearing loss.


Limited places available, to book call: 020 8962 5594 or 020 8962 5590

Reading groups



LibraryDay and timeNotes
Notting Hill Gate LibraryFirst Monday of the month, 6.15pm to 7.30pmMore information about our reading groups
Kensington Central LibraryThird Monday of the month, 6pm to 7.30pm
Brompton LibraryFirst Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
North Kensington LibraryThird Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Chelsea LibraryThird Thursday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Self-help book club



Day and timeNotes
Kensington Central LibraryOne Saturday a month, 10am to 12 noon 

Next sessions: Saturday 14 March, Saturday 4 April


More information about which book the group will be discussing and to register your place.

Shared reading groups


LibraryDay and timeNotes
Brompton Library

Mondays 6pm to 7.30pm

Tuesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm 

Shared reading groups have been cancelled until further notice


More information about our shared reading groups 

Chelsea LibraryTuesdays 2pm to 4pm
Kensington Central LibraryTuesdays 2pm to 4pm
North Kensington Library

Thursday 1pm to 3pm

Saturday 10.30am to 12 noon

Notting Hill Gate LibraryMondays 1.30pm to 3pm



LibraryDay and timeNotes
North Kensington LibraryMonday, 5pm to 6pmThis is Sahaja yoga session.