Formed in 1998, the Friends of West Hampstead Library (FoWHL) is a community organisation consisting of around 400 library users – mostly local residents but also people who work in West Hampstead or are passing through.
Our main aim is to ensure that, at a time of deep cuts in council budgets, the library remains open, and continues to provide the level of core services that library users need and want, and which local residents fund through their council tax.
Like the library itself, membership of FoWHL is free. To become a FoWHL member and receive notice of all future events, or to send an email, click here
If you are not on email, keep an eye on the FoWHL noticeboard (by the lift, inside the library). Or follow us on @FoWHLNW6
JIM 'n' VIC COME UP TRUMPS!
In front of yet another full house for FoWHL, writer, broadcaster and ace poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell was Jim Carter's guest on November 29 – telling tales of late night card games, her ambitions as a stand up, and memories of growing up on the borders of NW2, which her mother steadfastly called West Hampstead! (photo by Janet Nabney)
It's the First Monday of the Month so it must be... FoWHL FM
WELCOME NICKY – FoWHL's NEW WRITER IN RESIDENCE
A warm welcome from all our members to Nicky Lambert, who will serve as FoWHL's Writer in Residence for 2018-2019.
To read Nicky's first monthly offering, click here.
FoWHL sponsors new Story and Rhyme Time sessions
FoWHL is delighted to announce that it is now sponsoring a series of Story and Rhyme Time sessions in the Children’s Library, every Tuesday during term times from 11.30 - 12.00. We’re especially thrilled that the sessions are led by the super talented Tyan Archer.
Please note that NEXT TERM, starting on JANUARY 7th, TYAN'S SESSIONS will take place on MONDAYS (not Tuesdays), from 11.30 – 12.00.
Meet Libby – and start reading
Did you know that as well as thousands of books, journal, CDs and DVDs, West Hampstead Library now has a selection of e-books and audiobooks available for you, at no charge?
All you need is a Camden Libraries ticket, and an app called Libby.
Once you have signed in as a West Hampstead Library user, you can download the books instantly, using whichever device suits you best.
Click here to learn more
And when you have tried it, please let us know how you got on, and what you think.