More Lambeth Libraries Online Events


New teen groups, code clubs, business courses and of course, loads of book related stuff...

Book cover recreations

We've decided to go twice monthly with this newsletter as so much is changing and, as time goes on, people are looking for more ways of filling their time both for fun and with a purpose - hopefully we've got a programme to satisfy. 

One of my favourite blogs this week featured people recreating book covers - I've posted some above but if you fancy a go, why not share your attempts with us on our new Instagram account .   

Below you'll find what we have available to you, we're investing more in our online services so you should always be able to find a great read. Stay safe and read well.

Online events and resources below:

Lambeth Libraries Literary Lockdown Quiz

Literary lockdown

Lambeth Libraries Literary Lockdown

Wednesday 22 April 5pm to 6pm
Wednesday 29 April 5pm to 6pm

Zoom: Lambeth Libraries

Lambeth Libraries book quiz to entertain you as we social-distance and isolate against the coronavirus pandemic. Email for your Zoom invitation and password.

Book at Breakfast - book chat

book at Breakfast

Book break

A shared reading group experience from the comfort of your own home. One of our librarians will read from a novel, a short story or poem to the group and then we'll stop and talk about what we have read.
There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak - it's fine to just listen
or to chat about books.

Wednesdays 9.30am. Durning Library with Edwin. Contact Edwin at for Zoom meeting ID.

Thursdays 10.30am. Brixton Library with Andrew. Contact Andrew at for Zoom meeting ID.

Teen Forum

Teen Forum

Saturday 25 April, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Zoom: Lambeth Libraries

Young people - exchange ideas, discuss your interests and hobbies and share advice with other like-minded teens. You can talk about fashion and fads, books and ideas... Join Rachel on Saturday, email her for Zoom log in details

Kanopy Film Club Watch Party

Film club

Film Club

Saturday 25 April, 7pm

Watch the film Boy on our Lambeth Kanopy free film streaming service and join the discussion at @lamlibs #LamLibsWatchParty

Free film streaming with Kanopy



Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Simply add your Lambeth Libraries card number and PIN or password at Lambeth Kanopy.

Code Club for Kids

Code Club

Sundays 2.45pm
Zoom: Lambeth Libraries

Code Club is a nationwide network of free coding clubs for children aged 9-13. It provides step-by-step activity sheets for children to follow so that they can create games, animations, and websites, learning the key concepts of coding at the same time. Join Abby and Ana on Sunday, email for Zoom log in details

Reading Groups online with Zoom

Online Reading Groups

Online Reading Groups

Our Reading Groups have gone online
bringing people together to discuss a particular book. Our groups meet on Zoom so don't miss our weekly get-together's.

You can find more information about each of the groups and what they are discussing on your local library Facebook page or email me at All welcome.

Free eBook and eAudiobook, magazine and comic downloads

RB Digital

RB Digital

With your library card you can use our e-library for free, just go to When logging in use all letters in your library card number 'LMP'.

We've got thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines and Comics to download and they're all free. Get the RBDigital app on your phone, iPad or tablet, or access the website on a PC or laptop and start listening or reading straight away! 

You’ll find some amazing eBooks longlisted for some of the most prestigious book prizes available to download on RBDigital. Here are some of our favourites. 


Prize nominated books on RB Digital

We're on Instagram

Librarians working from home

Librarians working from home

You can find Lambeth Libraries on Instagram! Check out some of the fantastic videos and pictures that are being posted there, why not join us by sharing your favourites too. Highlights include:

Our Book of the week chosen by your local librarian and read to your child every Monday at 4pm.

Virtual Code Club challenge - cool things to get you investigating coding with your Librarian every Tuesday at 4.30pm

Book inspired Arts and Craft Club sessions every Thursday at 4pm.

Lambeth Libraries Wriggle & Rhyme for under 5s

Wriggle and Rhyme

Wriggle and Rhyme

Lambeth Libraries brings your Wriggle and Rhyme live in your home!

Join our librarians for songs, stories and rhymes for the under 5s.

Monday to Sunday (excluding Bank Holidays) 10.30am to 11am

Facebook live everyday @ Facebook/Lambeth Libraries: Wriggle and Rhyme Online.

Get ready for business (Online)


Monday 27 April, 10am to 5pm
Webinar registration

Find out how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls - your practical guide to setting up your business. During this free webinar, hosted by Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL), our experts will cover all the steps to help you develop your business idea from concept to market.

Lockdown Bookjam

Lockdown bookjam

Lockdown Bookjam

Monday 27 April, 8pm to 9pm.
Join on Zoom

A fantastic literary evening hearing from writers Stuart Maconie, Paul Bassett Davies, Courttia Newland, Frances Mensah Williams, Stephanie Bretherton, Chris Chalmers, Douglas Thorpe and Rebecca Hollweg. 

If you'd like to read from your writing, contact Brixton Bookjam to sign up

Lambeth history talks

Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Archives

A series of online Lambeth history talks by the staff of Lambeth Archives

Thursday 30 April 6.45pm to 7.30pm. A walk around Water Lambeth. A virtual exploration of Lambeth's ancient village centre on the bank of the Thames. (Len Reilly)

To book a place and receive Zoom log-in details, email

Lock-down Diaries

8yo diary #lockdown

#lockdown. An 8 year old diary under lock-down, Anon

The Lock-down Diaries, a Lambeth Archives project to collect local people’s experiences of the Corona virus epidemic in Lambeth.

To participate and to find out more contact or by Twitter @LambethArchives 

Lambeth Landmark

Lambeth Landmark

Images courtesy of Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Landmark showcases over 14,000 of the best images from Lambeth Archives’ collections of photographs, drawings, prints, watercolours, maps and documents. You can find historic and contemporary pictures of Lambeth’s streets, buildings, people, communities and personalities as well as records of its events and disasters. High quality photographic prints are available of most images from the site which cover Waterloo through Brixton and Clapham to Streatham and Norwood.

Online Resources

Fantastic Free Online Resources

There are also other online resources available to you, including Times Digital Archive, PressReader app (daily global newspapers) and Newsbank (archive of local and regional UK papers), and many more. Take a look at what's available.

UK's largest family history site. Billions of records; Marriage Records; Search Your Surname; Build Your Family Tree; Immigration Records; Search Census Records; Death Records... all for free with your Library card. Log into the Lambeth Libraries Catalogue and find the link on the home page.


Join the Library online

If you do not have a library membership, just join online at Alternatively, call 020 7926 0750 or email and we will enrol you.  

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