From spooky stories to pumpkin crafts, Hounslow's libraries have it all!

It is a bumper time to be visiting Hounslow’s libraries as they continue to host a number of fun events for adults and children.

Published: Thursday, 12th October 2017

Storyteller John Kirk

As well as during the week, all libraries across the borough are open on Saturdays [9.30am-5.30pm, except Beavers Library, 9am-1pm] and Hounslow Library is opened on Sundays [11.30am-4pm].

Events have been taking place to mark National Libraries Week [9-14 October], plus Black History Month and a host of different activities to do during the forthcoming school half-term holidays are coming up.

On Thursday 19 October, residents and library users can bring clothes to swap in the regular Let’s Swish event, at Hounslow Library from 12noon-1.30pm.

There’s also fun for younger residents, when the popular Rastamouse and illustrator and co-author Michael De Souza make a visit to Feltham, Hounslow and Heston Libraries on Monday 23 October.

Residents can get into the Halloween spirit with Spooky Stories, where storyteller John Kirk will keep families entertained at Osterley Library, on Thursday 26 October, from 11am [suitable for children aged 6 and over].

Craft sessions, making everything from pumpkin masks to a spider’s lair, will be part of the series of events for children aged 5 and over this half-term.

There is a chance to look at healthy eating, with a workshop making smoothies, at Hounslow Library, on Friday 27 October, 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Also in the pipeline, is the launch of a new bi-monthly Crime Panel, that will feature talks by best-selling crime authors, taking place in libraries across the borough.

Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “Our libraries have a wealth of activities for all ages and there is something for everyone, so why not go along to see what there is, whether this is in the week or at the weekend?

“We want to ensure that everyone who visits our libraries finds something  for them, whether it is simply picking up a book to read or going along to one of the events to enjoy something new.”

For details on all events and contact details for libraries, visit

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