Events at St John's Wood Library
Jim Keeble: The Happy Numbers of Julius Miles
Tuesday 11 June, 6.00 pm
Witty, poignant, darkly comic, The Happy Numbers of Julius Miles – Jim Keeble's long-awaited third novel after the critical and commercial success of My Fat Brother and The A-Z of Us – is a triumph of linguistic inventiveness and a timely tale of fathers and sons and other personal relationships in a modern metropolis.
Winner of "Travel Writer of the Year" in 1995 for his non-fiction title Independence Day: A Broken Heart's Voyage around the USA, Jim Keeble has also worked as a screenwriter for Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, John Landis and Kenneth Branagh.
Free – light refreshments provided.
Tuesday 18 June, 6.00 pm
William Sieghart, founder of the National Poetry Day and Forward prizes for poetry, says:
“In our increasingly alienated modern lives, an appropriate poem can be more helpful than many forms of therapy. We love our poetry but are often intimidated by it. Yet we consume more greetings cards than any other nation, enjoy our chants on the football terraces and have contributed significantly to the canon of rap music.”
The idea of Poetry on Prescription was born at the Port Eliot festival last summer, where William found people queuing round the block asking him to suggest poems to cure everything from a blue day to a broken heart.
Mr Sieghart will explain to audiences of local readers why poetry can be better than therapy; read from his anthology Winning Words and then prescribe a poem for any problem that is presented to him.
Light refreshments. Free event but please sign up. Book your appointment at St John’s Wood Library! Email firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone 020 7641 1300
2013 Digital Seminars organized by WAES*
24/7 Market place – Internet shopping
Wednesday 22 May 1.30-3.00pm
Find out how to shop safely and get the best bargains.
Benefits of Drop box and cloud storage
Wednesday 5 June 1.30-3.00pm
Online storage that allows you to share your favourite holiday photos.
Apps you cannot live without
Wednesday 12 June 1.30-3.00pm
Discover the most useful mobile applications for your smartphone or tablet.
You must be able to attend all five weeks of the course
5 Week Improvers
Mondays, 10.00am-12.00 noon for 5 weeks, starting on 15 April
Mondays, 10.00am-12.00 noon for 5 weeks, starting on 3 June
This course is for those who have an email address but wish to become more familiar with using the internet and email.
5 Week Intermediate
Thursdays, 10.00am-12.00 noon for 5 weeks, starting on 18 April
Thursdays, 10.00am-12.00 noon for 5 weeks, starting on 6 June
If you are confident with the Internet but still get lost occasionally, this course is designed to give you more independence.
To enrol for the above courses or seminars, please visit or contact the library
*Funding provided by Abbey Road and Regent’s Park Wards for NW8 residents
The last Wednesday of each month, from 10.30am to 12 noon
Next dates 24 April, 29 May, 26 June
The Penfold Community Hub present the Monthly Meet-up, a series of informal talks, workshops and book readings with refreshments – all seniors welcome.
Coffee/tea and croissants.
Need help, advice and information? Ask for Weldis.
Weldis (Westminster Elderly and Disability Information Service) is a directory of useful services, most of them local and free. It is created especially for people in Westminster who may feel vulnerable but who wish to help themselves.
Regular events for children are held in term-time only, unless otherwise stated.
|Event||Time / date||Info|
|Songs and rhymes for Under 5's
||Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10.15am. Saturdays at 11.00am.||For more information and details of other sessions, visit the Sessions for Under 5s page.|
|Homework club||Wednesdays during term time - 3.30 to 4.30pm||
|Chatterbooks Reading Club||
Every Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Next meetings from 25 April to 23 May 2013
|Are you an inquisitive, adventurous and enthusiastic 8-11 year-old person? Come along for fab fun, great games & brilliant books!|
Regular events for adults
|Event||Time / date||Info|
|Healthy Westminster||Regular information & advice sessions||For more information, please see the Health events page.|
|National Careers Service job advice and CV sessions||Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 12.30pm
||This is a great opportunity to meet expert advisors who can help you find a job or give you support in writing your CV. Contact 020 7487 8222 for an appointment or more information.|
|IT drop-in session||Every Wednesday, 2.00pm - 4.00pm||A volunteer will be present to help you with any concerns during your computer session.|
|Book Club||First Wednesday of each month||For full details, visit the Book Group page.|
|Crime Readers Group||In the third Monday of every month||For more information contact the library or visit the Book Group page|
Digital Seminars and Courses
|See timetable above||Ward funding for local residents is being used to fund computer courses. There are beginners and intermediate levels available as well as digital seminars. Please contact the library for more information.|
|Information and Advice Surgery||Last Friday of month (starting 27 April)||FREE Drop in, no booking necessary. Age Concern Westminster in partnership with the Penfold Community hub will be offering advice and support on a range of welfare services: Taxi Card applications, will writing, TV & radio, finance and bills, pensions and correspondence. Come along for more information.
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