Storytime is back!

After a long break, due to Covid, morning storytime at the library is back!

Join us in the library from 11-11.30am on Wednesday 15th September when we will be reading some fun stories and I promise there will be funny voices!

The event is free and no booking is required. All pre schoolers with their adult are very welcome.

Hope to see you then!

Lunch, true tales, laughs & raise money for Friends of Kennington Library!

Oxford Zz to Aa 1000 years of history in 26 letters.

Korky Paul, honorary life president of Kennington Library, has joined forces with comedy writer Richard O. Smith to produce this fabulous and funny book. (Individualised signed copies will be available). Proceeds from this event will go towards events for children and adults, at Kennington Library, in 2022. Please come along, enjoy the talk, the company and the food and support FOKL.

Tickets £6:00 per head. (You are welcome to bring a bottle)

The event will run from 11.45am- 2pm and tickets are available from the library or email

October Coffee Talk

Wednesday 6th October: Steve Sheppard – 10:30 for 11am

Join us to hear Steve Sheppard talking about his two comedy spy thrillers; ‘A Very Important Teapot’ (Claret Press, October 2019) and its just published sequel, ‘Bored to Death in the Baltics’.

Steve will talk about writing “the sort of stuff he likes to read” (and therefore hopes others will too), about finally being published at the age of 66 (and therefore about never giving up) and about how a long-remembered phrase and a visit to the Yackandandah Folk Festival in Australia in early 2017 came together to result in ‘A Very Important Teapot’.

Coffee & tea will be served from 10.30am and the talk will begin promptly at 11am. The talk will take place at Kennington Village Centre (i.e. the library) & is free of charge but donations are always welcome.

Our Coffee Author Talks Return Face To Face!

Wednesday 1st September 2021: Sylfest Muldal – 10:30 for 11am

Wildlife in Kennington Parish: The Oxfordshire parish of Kennington covers a little over 5 square km and is home to about 5000 people and a lot more wild animals and plants. That wildlife has been my hobby for the past few years and is the subject of a website and a lively local Facebook group. In a world of increased residential development, road traffic and infilling of gardens, it’s never been more important to pay heed to the surprising diversity of wildlife in our ordinary English village. In this talk I’ll be opening a few windows. The more we look, the more we will discover, understand, treasure and protect our extraordinary wild neighbours.

Coffee & tea will be served from 10.30am and the talk will begin promptly at 11am. The talk is free of charge but donations are always welcome.

Story & Craft 27th August

Calling all kids age 2-11 to join us for a fun session of stories and craft.

Call the library or pop in to book your place(s). NB: Booking is essential as places are limited.

Please dress for mess as paint will be involved!

We look forward to seeing you then.

This session has been rescheduled from the 20th August due to staffing issues.

June Author Talk

Although restrictions have eased a bit our author talks are still online.

Do join us online on Wednesday 2nd June at 11am to hear Julie Summers talk about her book, Dress for War.

It is really easy to join – just email the address in the image (left) and you will receive easy joining instructions.

We hope to see you then!

May Author Talk

Although restrictions have eased a bit our author talks are still online.

Do join us online on Wednesday 5th May at 11am to hear Liz Harris talking about her books and all the research involved.

It is really easy to join – just email the address in the image (left) and you will receive easy joining instructions.

We hope to see you then!

April Author Talk

Join us online at 11am on Wednesday 7th April when Mike Harry will be talking about his book: “Around the World by Land, Sea and Air”.

Our own Michael Palin or 21st century Phileas Fogg! Sylvia Vetta’s brother, Mike Harry, discovered the joy and fascination of travel when he was 19 and travelled to see the Olympic Games in 1960. Since then, travel has remained his passion. He is possibly the only person to have traversed the World fully by land, sea and air and so he wrote a book called “Around the World By Land, Sea And Air With Mike Harry”. 

To book a place please email: not later than 6pm on Tuesday 6th April.
You will then be sent a link to join the meeting.

March Author Talk

We may all be stuck at home for a bit longer but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a lively and interesting author talk!

Do join us online on Wednesday 3rd March at 11am to hear Daniel Stone talking about his book “After Oxford”.

It is really easy to join – just email the address in the image (left) and you will receive easy joining instructions.

We hope to see you then!

February Author Talk

We may all be stuck at home but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a lively and interesting author talk!

Do join us online on Wednesday 3rd February at 11am to hear Barbara Hudson talking about her novel “Makeover”.

It is really easy to join – just email the address in the image (left) and you will receive easy joining instructions.

We hope to see you then!