Special events for adults

Festival of Learning events

Whether you already love to learn, or are thinking about learning something new, come along to one of our free Festival of Learning events. No need to book a place on the majority of these events, just turn up.

All of these events will take place at Kensington Central Library

IT drop-in session

  • Friday 30 June, 10am to 12 noon

Introduction to iPads

  • Friday 30 June, 1 to 2pm
  • Book your free place for this session at any of our libraries

Strong wills, strong quills - comparing Austen, Travers and Fielding

Jane Austen wrote in the 1800s, PL Travers wrote in the 1900s, and Helen Fielding wrote in the 2000s; each writer experienced the different yet similar challenges facing women (and writers) today.
This talk by Amber Raney-Kincade looks at a key heroine of each writer and offers a comparative discussion. Amber, an American tour guide in London, has researched Emma, Mary Poppins and Bridget Jones for her walks, and has found some fascinating similarities. Join us for this talk in celebration of 200 years since Jane Austen's work first hit the bookshelves.

Book your free place for Strong wills, strong quills event via Eventbrite

LinkedIn for business

Join Amber Raney-Kincade for this informative session on how to use the LinkedIn platform successfully. The session will cover all of the basic uses for LinkedIn, from creating a profile to using it on a daily basis.

You will learn how to:

  • connect with others
  • send messages privately
  • post updates to your profile
  • engage with groups of like-minded business professionals and more.

You are welcome to bring your own laptop and work as we go, or simply attend and take notes to use later. This will be a one hour lecture followed by some practical advice. There will be some time for questions at the end.

Book your free place for LinkedIn for business event via Eventbrite

We also have regular events for adults in our libraries.