The Festival of Libraries is taking place from Wednesday 15 June until Sunday 19 June, in libraries across Greater Manchester. Here are the full details of all events taking place in our libraries in Manchester.
The Festival in its second year organised by Manchester City of Literature, is supported by Arts Council England. It once again features a varied and vibrant programme that highlights the library network’s full offer, with events taking in wellbeing, activism, culture and creativity, digital and information, and of course reading.
There are approximately 100 events in libraries across Greater Manchester.
Events for all ages will take place in Manchester City Council Libraries, ending with the See Myself in Books Sunday Funday on 19th June at Central Library.
13 to 17 June
- Porcelain Painting workshop at Withington Library
- Activism, past, present and future: Archives handling session at Central Library
- See myself in books with Maisie Chan (Schools session – by invitation only) at Central Library
- See myself in books with A.M Dassau (Schools session – by invitation only) at Central Library
- Lemn Sissay: Inspired by Libraries at Central Library
- Fabric Painting Workshop at Didsbury Library
- Carrot to the Stars – comic book craft workshop for primary school age children at Arcadia Library
- Carrot to the Stars – comic book craft workshop for primary school age children at Beswick Library
- Carrot to the Stars – comic book craft workshop for primary school age children at Brooklands Library
- Family Fun Day at Forum Library (Wythenshawe)
- Family Fun Day at Longsight Library
- Family Fun Day at North City Library
- The Great Miss Lydia Beckett – interview with author Joanna M Williams at Central Library
- Trailblazers! Women of Manchester and the North West at Central Library
- Writing Workshop with Will Harris at Central Library
- French Storytime at Central Library
- Happy, Safe and Free art trail at Central Library
- Reading Rascal – book club for 7-12 year olds at Central Library
Libraries also have the following exhibitions until 30 June to coincide with the Festival of Libraries.
- Ten Years to Save the World: Comic Arts Exhibition at Forum Library
- Queen Elizabeth II and Manchester at Central Library
- 150 Years of the Together Trust at Central Library
Many more exciting events, activities and workshops are taking place in other libraries across Manchester and Greater Manchester, so check out the unexpected and keep an on the Manchester City of Literature website for details.