Adult Learners’ Week at St John’s Wood Library

Chinese brush painting at St John's Wood Library, June 2014Adult Learners’ Week 2014 was one of the busiest yet in Westminster Libraries, with several events every day – many held in partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES).

St John’s Wood Library has a full schedule of regular events for adults (IT support, family history, arts & crafts and even chair yoga! – See the Events at St John’s Wood Library page for more details). 

During Adult Learners’ Week we squeezed in even more:

Shared Reading Group: With tea and coffee, the participants engaged in a story by Joanne Harris and a poem by WB Yeats. They shared their thoughts with others and had a good time.

Crime Readers Group: Part of the National Crime Reading Month Event, Special Guest Author Peter Tickler. Regular members but other participants as well enjoyed being able to ask questions and see how a crime author’s mind works. Authors generally love it and this author did too – a treat for everyone!

Chinese Brush Painting, organised by WAES: An event whose attendance almost tripled the expected numbers! Although participants were asked to sign up and pay £4 for the materials, many came on what must have been the spur of the moment. The instructor, Xiao-Lan Gu, very graciously welcomed everyone. The practice is very involved and takes more than just arm movements. It was greatly enjoyed by everyone and we hope for an encore!

Chinese brush painting at St John's Wood Library, June 2014

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