Events at Westminster libraries

Westminster libraries host many events and workshops which differ in each library. View all special events by date in the upcoming events section or browse through the guide to find events at your local library, including regulars such as book groups and rhyme time sessions. Westminster City Archives also holds regular events.

Follow us on social media for updates and news, or follow our blog, Books and the City, to read the stories behind our events and activities.

View opening times and contact details for all Westminster libraries. Find out about holiday and other closure dates.

1. Upcoming events

Ongoing events, news and exhibitions

Special events and news

2. Charing Cross Library

View Charing Cross library contact details and opening hours

Special events

There are no special events planned at the moment.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular children's events run during term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Songs and rhymes for under 5s Tuesday, 10.30am to 11.30am Read more about sessions for under 5s
Play Cantonese Second and fourth Wednesday of every month, 10.30am to 11.30am An under 5s baby and toddler group with stories and songs in Cantonese
Chinese parent and child group Monthly on Sunday For more information contact Dr Lingjie Wang by email
lingjiewang@hotmail.com

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date  Information
Healthy lifestyle checks Monday, 12pm to 2.30pm Free health checks by the Westminster Health Improvement Team. No need to book a place, just turn up
 
Learn Mandarin Monday, 6pm to 7.30pm Contact Charing Cross Library for more information and to confirm dates
Free computer training Every other Monday, 2pm to 4pm One-to-one basic computer and internet skills tuition. Email, searching online, completing forms, laptop, tablet and smartphone assistance - hourly places need to be booked at the library
Traditional Chinese painting classes 

Tuesday, 11am to 4pm (with a break for lunch)

Saturday, 11am to 1pm

Five classes of traditional Chinese landscape painting starting Tuesday 6 March 2018.

Ten classes of traditional Chinese painting of flowers and birds starting Saturday 3 March 2018.

For more information about fees, email info@orientalgallery.co.uk or phone 07956 227 997

Painting workshops by London Mandarin Arts Saturday and Sunday afternoons Art classes for people with no previous experience; you will be to complete a picture in an afternoon. For more information, contact London Mandarin Arts
Chinese London Reading Club Monthly This is a lively and friendly Chinese language group which meets once a month for reading discussions. For more information contact the organiser, Ms Bai by email aihaoshu@gmail.com
Beautiful Life Chinese reading group Monthly on Friday For more information contact the group's organiser by email yoyochen082010@gmail.com

 

3. Church Street Library

View Church Street library contact details and opening hours

Special events and news

There are no special events planned at the moment.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular children's events run during term time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Story time Tuesday, 4.10pm to 4.45pm Storytelling and a craft activity; suitable for children aged 2 to 6
French club  Every other Tuesday and Wednesday, 4.30pm to 5.15pm Free for 6 to 8 year olds. Games, songs and activities within a small group with a qualified and experienced native French teacher. Booking essential
Read to me  Every Wednesday, 3.45pm to 5.15pm Volunteers are available to listen to your child read during 15 minute sessions. Suitable for children aged 6 to 9 to years old. Contact Church Street Library to sign up. 
Homework club Thursday, 3.45pm to 5.30pm Ages 7 to 13. Read more about homework clubs
Scratch computer coding club Saturday, 12.30pm to 1.30pm A fun club for kids aged 8 to 11. Learn to use code to make games, visuals and programmes. Booking is essential, contact Church Street Library

Regular events for adults

For any of these sessions other than the CV and employment drop-in and IT drop-in sessions (all on Mondays), speak to staff beforehand.

Event Time and date Information
Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Look on the health events page for details
English speaking club for men and women Monday, 11.30am to 1.30pm, and Wednesday, 12pm to 1.30pm Improve your spoken English, as well as reading and writing with this free club. For more information ask in the library or contact Mahbuba Khan on 020 7641 5474
IT drop in sessions Monday, 1.30pm to 5pm and Friday, 2pm to 5pm Help with using Word, Excel, email, the internet and completing online forms. We can also help with how to write a CV and search for jobs
Shared reading group Tuesday, 12pm to 1pm

Find out more on the book groups website

Advice plus session Wednesday, 10.30am to 12.30pm (not held in August)

Drop in sessions for help and advice on housing, benefits, council tax, etc. Doors open at 10am and available slots are allocated on a first come, first serve basis 

Free health MOTs for residents Friday, 1pm to 4.30pm Book an appointment or drop in. Call Fabio on 020 7563 6217 or fabio.feca@clch.nhs.uk
Bengali women's reading and writing group Friday, 9.30am to 11.30am Contact Mahbuba Khan on 020 7641 5474 or visit the reading groups page
Reading group Meets monthly on Friday Find out more on the book groups website
Knitting group Saturday, 10.30am to 12pm All experience levels are welcome
IT, ESOL and other courses Regular courses throughout the year For a wide range of courses, contact Westminster Adult Education Service on 020 7297 7297 or see waes.ac.uk

4. Maida Vale Library

View Maida Vale library contact details and opening hours

Please note - there will be no public lift at Maida Vale Library until Monday 9 July 2018. While the lift is being replaced, the library can only be accessed by the Sutherland Road entrance which has 9 steps.
 
During this time, customers who prefer a library with level access are welcome to use any of the following libraries which are nearby: Church Street, Paddington, Queen’s Park and St John’s Wood

Special events and news

Meet author Linda Stratmann

Tuesday 26 June, 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Linda Stratmann writes mainly about crime, both non fiction, and fiction. Her Frances Doughty mystery series set in Victorian Bayswater. Come along to hear her talk about the eighth Frances Doughty, 'Murder at the Bayswater Bicycle Club'.

Refreshments will be available and you will have the chance to buy the book on the night.

Free event, no need to book - just turn up.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular children's events run during term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Homework club Tuesday and Friday, 3.45pm to 5.30pm Ages 7 to 13. Read more about homework clubs
Sessions for under 5s Tuesday and Friday, 10.30am; third Saturday of the month, 11am to 11.30am. Runs during the year, with a break for Christmas/New Year. These sessions will start again from Friday 5 January 2018. Read more about sessions for under 5s

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Careers advice sessions Every Monday, 10am to 4pm

Get FREE advice on: producing a winning cv; skills diagnosis; voluntary work; the job market; job search techniques; training; confidence and motivation; and interview preparation.
These sessions are run by the National Careers Service. To arrange an appointment call 020 3714 8350 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) or 0800 100 900 (every day 8am to 10pm).

Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events

Meet your local police officers

First Monday of the month, 4pm to 5pm.

Second and fourth Saturday of the month, 1pm to 2pm

No need to book, just turn up
Share a Book group Wednesday, 10.30am to 12pm Read more about reading groups
Reading group Thursday evenings, once a month Read more about reading groups

5. Marylebone Library

View Marylebone library contact details and opening hours

Special events

One to one computer training

Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 June.

We can help with:

  • Using email
  • Booking tickets or shopping online
  • Completing forms and applications online
  • Using Microsoft Word to create letters and documents.

To book your free 30 minute session, contact Marylebone Library

One to one export support from the Department for International Trade

Monday 9 July, 10.15am to 12.15pm.

You must be a registered company based in London to qualify for this session.

Have been thinking about exporting your goods or services? Come along to find out what opportunities are available and how the Department for International Trade (DIT) can help.

The DIT helps companies at different stages of their export journeys, such as:

  • Market identification
  • Routes to markets
  • Access to funds
  • Access to finance
  • Export opportunities
  • Export related masterclasses and training
  • Trade show access programmes

This event is free but requires a deposit that will be refunded to your account on attending the event. Book you place via Eventbrite

The secrets of ageing well

Tuesday 17 July, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Marylebone Library

Do you have questions about how to prevent premature ageing of the skin and how to look your best in the most natural way? Would you like to know more about Botox and fillers? And what are chemical peels and microneedling?

Join Dr Quian Xu, the founder of Skin Aesthetics, where she provides holistic skincare and anti-ageing treatments in her Harley Street clinic. She will be able to answer these questions and more.

Free event and no need to book, just turn up.

Regular events for children

Regular events for children are run during term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Tiny tots Tuesday,10.30am Read more about sessions for under 5s
Board games club Last Wednesday of the month, 4pm A fun club for children age 5 to 10
Storytime for under 5s Friday, 3.45pm Read more about sessions for under 5s
Saturday morning crafts Saturday, 10.30am to 12pm Make something new every week!

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events
Writers' group Monday, 6.45pm to 7.45pm Read more about the Marylebone Writers' Group
Reading group Monthly on a Tuesday Read more about reading groups

6. Mayfair Library

View Mayfair library contact details and opening hours

Special events

Italian and French story, play and rhyme time

Wednesday 20 June, 10.30am to midday.

Playgroup with stories and rhymes in Italian, French and English, which is suitable for babies and toddlers.
Knowledge of any of these languages isn't necessary and there's no need to book, just turn up.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular events for children take place during term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Under 5s sessions Tuesday, 10.30am Read more about sessions for under 5s
Homework club Tuesday, 3.45pm to 5pm Ages 7 to 13. Read more about homework clubs

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Reading group Monthly on a Tuesday

Read more about reading groups

Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events

7. Paddington Library

View Paddington library contact details and opening hours

Special events

Meet author A.K. Amherst

Monday 25 June, 6.30pm to 8pm.

Come along to meet author A.K. Amherst; she will talk about her crime thriller 'Belfast Central'.

The book takes place in Belfast in 1993 and is centred around the city's central station. A paramedic, a writer, a crime scene - how far would you go to save a stranger?

Free event, to book a place contact Paddington Library

Regular events for children and young people

Regular events for children are run during term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time/date Information
Homework club Monday and Friday, 3.30pm to 5.15pm Ages 7 to 13. Read more about homework clubs
Baby rhyme time Wednesday, 10.30am to 11.30am Songs and rhymes followed by baby play time. Read more about sessions for under 5s
Toddler toy time Friday, 10.30am to 11.30am A chance for parents and carers of toddlers aged one and above to meet, mingle and make new friends. With toys and colouring to keep your toddlers entertained.
Lego club First Saturday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm Club for 5 to 12 year olds. Please note: under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Regular events for adults

Event Time/date Information
"Share a book" group Monday, 2pm to 4pm and Thursday, 6pm to 8pm Read more about reading groups. Pass on your contact details to a member of staff or email kgielgud@westminster.gov.uk to register your interest in joining.
CV help session Tuesday, 10am to 5pm These sessions are run by the   National Careers Service. To arrange an appointment, call 020 3714 8350 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) or 0800 100 900 (every day 8am to 10pm)
Seniors online IT class Tuesday, 1pm to 3pm Open Age run both a beginners and intermediate course. To book a place on either course, contact Paddington Library.
Improve your English, improve your health course Tuesday, 2pm to 4.30pm until Tuesday 13 March This is run by Open Age. For more information, speak to a member of library staff. To book a place, call Maude on 020 8962 5590, or Russell on 020 8962 5583, or email: mail@openage.org.uk
Stop smoking Wednesday, 2.30pm to 5.30pm Kick It Stop Smoking specialists offer carbon monoxide testing and free one-to-one sessions for advice and support in giving up smoking.
Readers' group Third Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm to 8pm Read more about reading groups. Please contact Paddington Library to confirm the date of the meeting as it may vary.
Community health event Last Thursday of the month, 12.30pm to 3.30pm Please see publicity in the library for further details.
Go online - beginners' IT training Friday, 2pm to 4pm Contact Paddington Library for more information.
Knitting and crochet group Second and fourth Fridays of the month, 5pm to 7pm This group is for absolute beginners and those that would like to improve their knitting or crochet skills.
Free health checks Saturday 10am to 3pm Do you live in or are you registered with a GP in Westminster? Get a free 30 minute healthy lifestyle check and set your new health improvement goals. Weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and health promotion advice. Just turn up, or book an appointment on 020 7563 6217 / hpgroup@clch.nhs.uk
English conversation group Saturday, 10.30am to 12.30pm This weekly group will start on Saturday 10 February. For more information, speak to library staff or call Mahbuba on 020 7641 5474.

8. Pimlico Library

View Pimlico library contact details and opening hours

Please note - the wheelchair-accessible lift isn't working at the moment. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Special events

How to survive, compete and thrive in a digital age

This event has now been postponed; a new date will be arranged very soon.

Speaker: David Taylor of DNAsix How to navigate today’s digital marketplace using a combination of social media, innovation and old-fashioned business skills. Presented by author and specialist social media trainer David Taylor. What will be covered?

David will be talking about how you can take advantage of the new digital landscape, reach out to today’s tech-savvy customers and ultimately future-proof your business. You’ll learn about maximising your profits, reaching new and younger audiences, building your brand and reducing your costs.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular events for children take place in term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Wiggle and jiggle Monday, 10am to 11am Music and movement for toddlers between 12 to 30 months. Read more about sessions for under 5s
Stories, rhymes and crafts Tuesday, 10.30am to 11.30am Stories and rhymes for under 5s. Read more about sessions for under 5s
Baby bounce and rhyme Wednesday, 10am to 11am Knee-bouncing songs for babies between 3 to 12 months. Read more about sessions for under 5s
Lego Club Monthly on Saturdays, 10.30am to 11.30am Club for 5 to 11 year olds. Please note: under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events
CV Advice Tuesday from 10am to 4pm

One to one sessions with a National Careers Service advisor.

Contact the NCS directly to book your place (places cannot be booked through the library): ncsbookings@prospects.co.uk. Call 0800 100900 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

Reading group Last Tuesday of the month Read more about reading groups
English conversation club with Rotary London Saturday, 10am to 12pm during term time Are you interested in improving your practical English conversation? Join for free, no booking required. Some sessions may be cancelled occasionally, please confirm with the library beforehand.

9. Queen's Park Library

View Queen's Park library contact details and opening hours

Special events

Health and well-being information stall

Wednesday 20 June, midday to 2pm.

Free health advice and blood pressure checks from the Stroke Association. No need to book, just turn up.

Assisting people who haven’t been working for a while

Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Are you over 19, unemployed or on JSA? Interested in exploring your options for training or employment? Find out more with our Employment Advisor, who can help with creating a CV, training opportunities and more.

Please drop in or make an appointment by calling Shah Alam on 020 7266 8254.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular events for children take place during term-time only, unless otherwise stated. Children can join these after-school clubs with a registration form signed by a parent/guardian - please fill in one form and attend any after-school clubs.

Event Time and date Information
Rhyme time for under 5s Monday and Friday, 10.30am to 11.30am (except school holidays) Read more about sessions for under 5s
Code Club Wednesdays during term time, 4pm to 5pm A fun club for kids age 9 to 11. Learn to use code to make animations, games and more. Free, but booking is essential - please contact Queen's Park library for more information.
Lego club Friday during term time, 4pm to 5 pm A fun club for kids age 5 to 11. Bring your imagination, make Lego creations and new friends. No need to book, just turn up.
 

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Healthy Westminster  Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events
Creative writing group Second Monday of the month, 6pm to 7.30pm

Read more about the Queen's Park creative writing group

The next meetings will be on Monday 16 July and Monday 13 August.

Reading group Third Monday of the month Read more about reading groups
Jewellery making class Every Thursday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm Free class where you can learn how to make bracelets, necklaces and more from wire and beads. Bring your own beads or you can buy some from the class teacher for £2. No need to book, just turn up. Beginners welcome.

10. St John's Wood Library

View St John's Wood library contact details and opening hours

Special events

Reflections

Tuesday 12 to Saturday 30 June.

Landscape paintings in oil by artist, Simon Williams. Free entry and the paintings are for sale, speak to library staff for more information.

Regular events for children and young people

Regular events for children are held in term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Storytime Monday, 4pm to 4.30pm Magical journeys into a world of fantasy, adventure and fun!
Code club Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm. Booking required. Teaching children programming by making computer games, animations and websites, following the program at Code Studio. Offering great support and fun for all ages.
Songs and rhymes for under 5s Tuesday, 10.15am Read more about sessions for under 5s
Homework club Wednesday, 3.30pm to 4.30pm (just come along) Ages 7 to 13. Read more about homework clubs
Japanese rhyme time for the under 5s Third Thursday of the month, 11.30am to 12pm Read more about sessions for under 5s
Chess club Thursday, 4pm to 5pm Booking required
Maths club Friday, 4pm to 5pm Booking required
Saturday morning crafts Saturday, 10.30am to 12pm Make something new every week!

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events
Family history group Third Monday of the month, 11am to midday Free monthly meeting with refreshments. No need to book, just turn up. If you would like to look at something in particular, contact St John's Wood Library
Crime readers group Third Tuesday of the month Read more about reading groups
CityWest Homes drop-in surgery Wednesday, 10am to midday Advice for tenants and lessees
IT drop-in session Wednesday 2pm to 4pm Delivered by WAES, jointly funded by the councillors for Abbey Road and Regent's Park wards. You must be a resident of these wards to attend and you will be asked to record what you have learned each week. Sessions are free; no booking is required, but places are given on a first come, first served basis.
Book club First Wednesday of the month Read more about our book clubs
Chair yoga Fridays, 10.30am to 11.30am  
Laptop, tablet and iPad surgery First Saturday of the month, 10am to midday Drop-in session. Get some help with your portable IT problems and woes. This session is free and there is no need to book.

11. Victoria Library

View Victoria library contact details and opening hours

Special events

Book sale

  • Friday 22 June, 4pm to 6.30pm.
  • Saturday 23 June, 10am to 4pm.

Sale of ex-library stock including children's books, adult fiction and no-fiction, CDs, DVDs and magazines.

Early bird entry £2 on Friday 22 June; entrance is free on Saturday 23 June.

7 Deadly Dates with Jean-Paul Noel-Cephise

Thursday 28 June, 6pm to 7pm.

JP’s book is a witty take on the realities of online dating from a male perspective. He offers a great insight into the world of dating, his first date disasters and offers advice to singles hoping to avoid their own deadly dates.

Following his divorce after a 16 year marriage, JP was inspired to write this book as he found the experience of dating different to how he imagined. His book reflects on the  very modern problem of being increasingly connected online but finding it increasingly hard to connect in person.

You will have the chance to buy a copy of the book on the night and ask him for his dating secrets.

Book your free place via Eventbrite

Regular events for children and young people

Regular events for children take place during term-time only, unless otherwise stated.

Event Time and date Information
Under 5s Thursday, 10.30am to 11.30am Read more about sessions for under 5s
Italian story, play and rhyme time Friday, 11am to midday Weekly playgroup for children under the age of 4 - with stories and rhymes in Italian. £3 donation per session. No need to book, just come along.

Regular events for adults

Event Time and date Information
Healthy Westminster Regular information and advice sessions Read more about health events
Women's only exercise session Monday, 10.30am to 12.30pm A mixture of tai chi and yoga. For more information and to book a free place, call or text Roxy on 07483 172 128
Writers' group First Monday of the month, 6pm to 7.15pm Read more about the Victoria writers' group
Book gluttons reading group Third Monday of the month, 6pm to 7pm Read more about reading groups
Housing advice Tuesday, 2pm to 5pm Free sessions from Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Get advice for any housing-related query you may have. Slots are allocated on a first come first served basis, speak to a member of library when you arrive.
Book group Thursdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm Read more about reading groups
Reading group Last Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm Read more about reading groups

12. Westminster Music Library

View Westminster Music Library contact details and opening hours

Please note the due to events taking place, Westminster Music Library will:
Close at 1pm on Thursday 21 June
Close at 2pm on Tuesday 26 June

Special events and news

Learn to play the mandolin

Thursday 21 June, 2pm to 4.30pm.

Have you ever thought about playing the mandolin? Then now is your chance.

Join members of the London Mandolin Ensemble on Make Music Day 2018 for a free workshop.

All ages and abilities are welcome, and if you own your own instrument, please bring it along. Refreshments are included.

To book a place, contact Westminster Music Library

Please note that this event will take place on the first floor and access is only available by stairs.

The London Mandolin Ensemble

Thursday 21 June, 6pm to 7pm.

On Make Music Day, join the London Mandolin Ensemble  and music director James Young for a concert of contemporary works for mandolin and guitar, representing composers and countries from around the world.

Refreshments are included. To book a place, contact Westminster Music Library

Please note that this event will take place on the first floor and access is only available by stairs.

Rhythm for life drumming workshop

  • Tuesday 26 June, 3pm to 4.30pm.

Rhythmical activities such as drumming can have a positive impact on health. It can help regulate emotions, reduce anxiety and stress levels, whilst increasing a sense of connection and well-being. Workshop leader, Ruairi Glasheen will explore how the drum allows everyone regardless of age or ability to explore rhythms and to have fun.

All instruments will be provided and no experience is necessary. Workshops are free, to book your place contact Westminster Music Library

Please note that this event will take place on the first floor and access is only available by stairs.

Read about previous events on Books and the City

13. Westminster Reference Library

View Westminster Reference Library contact details and opening hours

There is no wheelchair, lift or ramp access to this building.

Special events

Summer Story Lab storytelling workshops

Join Nigel and Lao, co-founders of creative manga brand, Mayamada for these fun and interactive workshops, taking you on a journey from idea to fully realised stories. Whether you are an aspiring story creator, comic creator, novel writer or even a game designer these are for you.

Part two: developing your story

Saturday 23 June, 10.30am to 1.30pm.

You will learn how to develop your story and your main cast of characters and how the two come together to compliment each other. You'll also get creative with drawing out the characters and bringing them to life in character profiles.

Tickets £27.54 per person, book via Eventbrite

Part three: storyboarding and presentations

Saturday 30 June, 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Being able to pitch your story not only helps others understand it, it helps you get to the essence of what your story is really about. You will also start the process of storyboarding your idea and take the skills learned from the session with you on your storytelling journey.

Tickets £27.54 per person, book via Eventbrite

Salon no. 55: Radical London

Wednesday 27 June, 6.30pm to 8pm.

Historian and author, Clive Bloom picks his way through the political debris with stories of anarchists, bombs, conspiracies, international espionage, opium dens, exploding bankers, guns, blood and Winston Churchill. Inka Stafrace, director of the documentary 'You Can't evict an Idea: Occupy London' will discuss: who were the occupiers? Why did they do it? Where did they go afterwards and did their protest change anything?

Tickets £9 and can only be purchased in advance from the Antiquebeat website

Telescope and astronomy workshop

Tuesday 3 July, 6pm to 7.30pm.

Explore the cosmos at the very site of Sir Isaac Newton's London home and observatory. A special and unique opportunity for discovering the universe by learning how to use a telescope and how to navigate the night skies with the direction and aid of a professional astronomer.

Nicholas Joannou from the Royal Astronomical Society will walk you through the whole processes of setting up and using a telescope, step by step, opening up the cosmos for you to explore. You will also find out more about our new telescope project

Places are free but very limited so booking in advance is essential. Book via Eventbrite

First aid workshop

Wednesday 4 July, 2pm to 4pm.

Would you know what to do in an emergency? This workshop from the British Red Cross is designed to give you a few simple but highly effective first aid skills that will help someone that is ill or injured.

The workshop is designed to build upon your existing knowledge and instincts and will give you more confidence to help in a crisis.

Free event and places are limited so book your place as soon as possible. To book, contact Westminster Reference Library

Regular events

Event Time and date Information
ESOL classes in grammar and conversation Monday, 4pm to 5pm, 5pm to 6pm Free but class size is limited so please book your place by contacting the library.
Housing, welfare benefits and debt drop-in sessions Every fortnight on Tuesday

Free 30-minute sessions from Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Get advice and, if necessary, further appointments for follow-up work. 

Bookings can only be made in person on the day at 1.15pm, for a maximum of 6 people so slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Computer training - one-to-one introductions to basic computer and internet skills Wednesday, 10.30am to 12.30pm Speak to staff to book your free 30-minute session on using email, booking tickets or shopping online, completing forms and applications online, using the online library and Westminster libraries' online resources, using Microsoft Office, and using smartphones, kindles and tablets.
Social group for adults who live in Westminster with Asperger syndrome First Thursday of the month, 5pm to 7pm For further information email assistlondon@nas.org.uk  or call 020 8962 3015.
Salon for the City: London at the library Last Thursday of the month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm Event series taking a look at London through a different lens each month. For more information, please view the Salon for the City website.

14. Exhibitions

The ground and first floors of Westminster Reference Library are now open. Please note the second floor is still closed for refurbishment.

All of the following exhibitions are held at the Westminster Reference Library. 

View library contact details and opening hours

Texture, Nature and Light

Monday 11 to Saturday 30 June 2018.

An exhibition of recent monoprints by London-based experimental printmaker, Lucy Smith.

Lucy works with tactile natural materials and alternative processes, allowing variations in the materials and printing process to suggest how each unique print develops. These recent prints were all produced this year using leather.

Colourful Composition by Nicola Wills

Monday 2 to Friday 13 July 2018.

Nicola Wills is a London-based artist who produces a wide variety of abstract art ranging mostly in oils and other media such as pastels, acrylics and watercolour. This exhibition is a visual representation of the colour, melodic and harmonic structure which is encoded in all kinds of musical pieces of work essential for evoking emotion and expression in the human soul.

Nicola will be giving a talk and answering questions about her work on Monday 2 July at 6pm.

Etchings by Philip Dare

Saturday 14 to Saturday 28 July 2018.

Philip's work has been produced over the last four years and reflects the preoccupations, trains of thought, themes and responses to the time in which it was made; manifesting itself in a rich and wide variety of imagery.

Space hire

To hire the exhibition space on the first floor of Westminster Reference Library, contact Nick Alexander.

There is no wheelchair, lift or ramp access to this building.

Previous exhibitions


Last updated: 19 June 2018
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