Opening hours

The Library opening hours are:

Tuesday: 10 am– 1pm then 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 10 am- 1pm then 2pm- 5pm
Thursday: 2pm- 5pm
Friday: 10am-1pm then 2pm-5pm
Saturday: 10 am- 4pm

We are aiming to increase our opening hours again in 2022 as more people continue to join our fantastic team of volunteers. If you can help, either by taking a turn on the Library rota or by supporting us behind the scenes, we’d love you to join us. Please click here to find out more. The Library belongs to everybody!

What’s on at Hanwell Community Library?

For Adults

Scrabble Club
Hanwell Community Library Scrabble Club will be taking place every Friday morning in the Library at 11 am. Boards will be provided and there is no need to book, just turn up to play! All ages welcome!

Knitting Club
Our informal knitting and craft group takes place in the Library every Tuesday 11am-12pm. Bring your materials along and use the space to craft, chat and make new friends! All welcome.

Adult Art Classes
We warmly welcome those of any ability to join us and have fun learning with our friendly tutor. Our free adult art classes from Friday 27th May 2022, 2-3pm at Hanwell Community Library. The classes will take place on a weekly basis and are open to those of all abilities who would like to develop drawing and other craft skills. Please email to book.

Psychology Sessions
Join our experienced teacher of psychology for three, free interactive evenings exploring psychology:

8th June 18:00-19:30- Psychobabble, an introduction to psychology including a fun experiment.

13th July 18:00-19:30- Neurobabble and Brain Porn, misunderstandings surrounding psychology. Myth vs fact.

10th August 18:00-19:30- Milgram’s progress and other classics- classic studies in Psychology.

To attend please email

Local History Exhibition
Would you like to learn more about the history of your local area? Visitors are welcomed to come and explore the history of Hanwell through word, maps and pictures led by local resident David Blackwell. David will be based in the community room on the first Saturday of every month. David will also be joining us on Saturday 28th May due to the Library being closed over the June bank holiday. There is no need to book, just drop in any time between 10am-4pm

Led by Sara-Jade Virtue, #HCLBooksEtc is an informal book group that meet on the first Wednesday of the month, every other month. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th July, 17:30-18:30 in the Library. To join or find out more details, please contact

Rainbow Poetry Group
For everyone who enjoys poetry on a wide range of subjects, the Rainbow Poetry Group invites you to its informal meetings in the Library on the second Tuesday each month at 2.30pm. We bring, read and discuss published poems, with a specific theme each time. For further details please contact Don Kennedy – 020 8567 4397 / e-mail:

Open Ealing
Hanwell Community Library are excited to welcome OPEN Ealing, Ealing’s leading Art Centre and Gallery for Art Classes, Exhibitions, Live Music, Theatre, Poetry and Performance Art events to the Library in May to host Conversations Make Connections. This will be a free evening of poetry, live music, dance and open mic. The event will take place on 20th May 2022, 7pm-9pm at Hanwell Community Library. If you would like to attend or perform, please contact

For children

Join us every Wednesday at 11:00am for our Storytime session for young children and parents. The interactive session lasts for around 20-35 minutes and is a great way to introduce young children to books and spending time in the Library.

Homework club
Do you need some help with your homework or want to find a book on a school topic? Hanwell Community Library Homework Club takes place in the Library every Tuesday afternoon 15:30-17:00. Sessions will take place on a drop in basis, there is no need to book.

The Craft Club
The Craft Club will take place once a month, 15:30-16:30 at Hanwell Community Library. The Craft Club will be a free and informal way for young people to learn basic knitting and sewing skills. If you would like to add your child to the waiting list, please email Please note, this club is suitable for those aged 7+. Parents are asked to attend with their children.

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