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
OUR NEXT EVENT – MAY 22
Our next FoWHL event is on Tuesday May 22 when our guest is author and historian Caitlin Davies, who will be giving an illustrated lecture on her fascinating new book BAD GIRLS – A History of Rebels and Renegades, featuring the stories of inmates at Holloway Prison in north London.
Further details and booking arrangements click here.
Calling all FoWHL members –
please get in touch before
May 25 deadline
Following changes to the Data Protection Act, community organisations such as FoWHL are required to contact all their members to make that they still want to remain on mailing lists.
By now all FoWHL members should have received a link to an online Googleforms survey. If you have received the link and filled in the form, many thanks!
If you have yet to send it in, please do so as soon as possible.
If we do not hear from you by May 25 then alas we will have to remove your name from the our list.
If you are a member and have not yet received the link, or if you want us to send it to you again, please email us here.
FoWHL FM LAUNCHES JUNE 4
FoWHL FM is the name of a new gathering taking place at West Hampstead Library on the first Monday of every month from 6.00 – 7.00pm.
Our first meeting is on Monday June 4, when our guest speaker will be FoWHL member Pauline Drayson, who will be talking about William Shakespeare, his works and especially his life in London.
Find FoWHL FM in the Children's Library, starting at 6pm.
All are welcome, entry is free and no booking is required. But please note that places are limited and we will not be allowing entry before 5.50pm.
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.