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
DOES GENDER MATTER?
Tom Whipple, Science Editor of The Times, says yes, and he will be our guest on Tuesday October 2 talking about his new book, 'X and Why’ (published in April by Short Books). For more click here.
It's the First Monday of the Month so it must be... FoWHL FM
FoWHL sponsors new Story and Rhyme Time sessions on Tuesdays
FoWHL is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring a new series of Story and Rhyme Time sessions in the Children’s Library, to be held every Tuesday during term times from 11.30 - 12.00. We’re especially thrilled that the sessions are to be led by the super talented Tyan Archer (below), starting on September 11.
Farewell to Tal – our Writer in Residence
After a year in post, our Writer in Residence for 2017-18, Tal Gurevich (above centre with sundry FoWHLers), is departing West Hampstead to seek out new libraries at Yale University. Thanks Tal for all your insights and sparkle, and good luck with your studies!
The identity of our new WiRes will be revealed at our next public meeting on Tuesday October 2 (see left).
To read Tal's farewell blog click here.
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.