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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.
Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions

Find out about the COVID-19 restrictions.

Take a look at a video montage of library life over the past six months.

LGBT+ history month

We are celebrating LGBT+ history month with a series of online events and displays.

You can find a list of LGBT+ history month online events on the I am Lewisham website.

Online reading group

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

The next meeting is on 12 January 8 - 9pm on Zoom. Violet by SJI Holliday will be discussed. Sign up to the event here or contact katrina.blench@lewisham.gov.uk for more details.

For LGBTQ+ history month in February, we will discuss Real Life by Brandon Taylor on 9 February 8 - 9pm on Zoom. Sign up to the LGBTQ+ online reading event here.

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.

Lunchtime reads

Every Friday at 1pm.

Listen during your lunch on Facebook Live.

Lunch time reads include: quizzes about Africa and London novels, Ignatius Sancho’s letters, extracts from Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Radclyffe Hall, Kilvert’s Diary, The Rubiayat of Omar Khayyam, and some novels for young adults.

Lewisham Voices

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
  • interviews with local authors and theatre companies
  • profiles of local artists and historical figures.

You can access and listen to the playlist online.

Business start up support sessions

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

Book reviews and reading lists

If you are stuck for something to read you can visit the Lewisham Libraries website for more resources to stay informed and inspired.

Black History Month

We have interviews, profiles, stories, craft and quizzes still available to watch on Facebook in your own time as we continue to celebrate Black History throughout the year.

Share your lockdown experiences

We would love to hear from adults and young people with poems, stories, cartoons, raps, art and dance to share on our social media. 

If you have any lockdown experiences you would like to share, please contact:  rachel.new@lewisham.gov.uk 

We will share a selection of work on the Lewisham Libraries Facebook and the Lewisham Libraries Twitter.