Following our much enjoyed event in October our next ZOOM meeting takes place on Wednesday NOVEMBER 18 at 7.30pm when our guest will be the graphic designer ALISTAIR HALL, talking about hIs fascinating new book, 'LONDON STREET SIGNS' – with special reference to the distinctive black and white ceramic tiles that distinguish so many streets in West Hampstead and neighbouring parts.
For more details click here
Also keep a note in your diary that on Wednesday DECEMBER 18 we will host a further ZOOM event, when once again the FoWHL PLAYERS will be putting on a series of seasonal readings and performances.
Watch this space for booking details.
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
FoWHL AGM 2020 report
FoWHL's AGM took place on March 10 and resulted in the re-election of David Stevenson as Chair, for his second term of office. Following the departure of Treasurer Simon Mulliner (see News), Secretary Christine Marchant has taken on the role of Treasurer.
However, FoWHL now has a vacancy on its committee, and in particular is looking for someone to take the minutes at meetings (about three times a year).
If you would be interested in joining us, or have other skills you think FoWHL can use, please email us here and we can tell you more.
FoWHL FM update
FoWHL Rhyme Time sessions
Also cancelled until further notice.
From the FoWHL archive
Remember this? In May 2003 the American textile designer and artist Kaffe Fassett (seated centre) – resident in the area since the 1960s – brought a real dash of colour to the library, along with an audience kitted out in their most flamboyant knitwear! Kaffe urged them all, 'Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Always go to extremes!' For more images from our events archive, go to our What's On page.
As many of you will be aware, the main floor of West Hampstead Library is now open again both for borrowing books via a new system called Quick Choice (see below) and for computer use.
Regrettably the Children’s Library will remain closed for the time being, although a selection of children's books will be available for borrowing under the Quick Choice system.
Meanwhile Sam Eastop, Camden’s Head of Libraries, Arts and Tourism, promises that the Council is hoping to re-open our Children's Library as part of the next phase of re-opening.
Under Quick Choice, browsing time will be limited to twenty minutes per person, numbers will be controlled and there will be a one-way system through the library.
To keep things as safe as possible there will be sanitation stations and regular cleaning. Computer access will be on a first come, first served basis.
Library hours will continue to be 10.30 – 3.30 Monday to Saturday.
In line with government guidance you will be expected to wear a face mask.
For more news of Camden Libraries click here.
Watch this space for more news as we have it.
(updated October 27)
Calling all library users –