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Online library events and resources

We have a number of online events happening while our libraries are closed due to COVID-19.

Online reading group

Our new online reading group meets once a month on Tuesdays at 8pm.

The next meeting is 4 August.

Contact katrina.blench@lewisham.gov.uk for details or read more about it online.

You can also view a taster video of the book being read.

Storytelling for adults

Fridays at 1pm.

Listen to storytelling during your lunch on Facebook Live.

Listen to the previous storytelling broadcasts.

Lewisham Voices

Each Thursday lunchtime, we publish Lewisham Voices on Facebook. This is a weekly 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.

Including poets Robert Browning, Chrissie Gittings and Christopher Marlowe. 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 their own Facebook and YouTube pages where they have storytime on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10am.

Share your lockdown experiences

Young people can tell us what lockdown has been like by sending your:

  • poems
  • stories
  • cartoons
  • raps
  • art
  • dance

to rachel.new@lewisham.gov.uk.

We will share a selection of work on the Lewisham Libraries facebook and the Lewisham Libraries twitter.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020

 4–11-year-olds can join the Summer Reading Challenge, which is taking place online this year.

Business start up support sessions

Get our free business start-up support through online workshops and support sessions.