Online library events and resources
Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries. This year, Libraries Week took place between the 5 and 10 October.
The following online events and activities happened as part of Libraries Week:
Lewisham libraries lockdown life: a celebration of the last six months
Interview with Atinuke
Atinuke is a very popular children's author. Some of our interview questions came from Lewisham children.
Book reviews from our library staff
We enjoyed discussions during Libraries Week on questions such as:
- Tell us about a book you haven't been able to put down
- If your favourite book came alive, what could happen?
Black History Month
Black History Month runs nationally every October to commemorate the history, achievements and contributions of black communities in the UK.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic many of this year’s events will take place online. See how you can get involved with Black History Month.
Online reading group
Our new online reading group meets once a month on Tuesdays at 8pm.
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma is our Black History Month book.
This book available for multiple readers as an ebook in our eLibrary. Find out more about our eLibrary.
Fridays at 1pm.
Our Friday lunchtime read for Libraries Week was the background to and reading of Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam. This was read by one of our outreach officers.
Once a month on a Thursday lunchtime, we publish Lewisham Voices on Facebook. This is a monthly series of videos of stories, poems, writing from people with Lewisham connections. This includes:
- reflections on life growing up in Catford, Deptford and Downham
- a Sherlock Holmes story
- virtual history walks
- spooky tales
- poems by local poets Robert Browning and Chrissie Gittings
- art from the display in Lewisham library window and discussion by local artist Yvonne Devine
- interviews with local authors and theatre companies.
You can listen to the playlist online.
Storytime with Lewisham libraries
We regularly publish videos of our staff, local authors and performers reading stories for all ages on:
You can also stay updated by checking our Eventbrite page.
Torridon Road community library has its own own Facebook and YouTube pages where they have storytime on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10am. To join in, visit Torridon Road community library on Facebook or view Torridon Road community library's YouTube channel.
Share your lockdown experiences
Young people can tell us what lockdown has been like by sending your: