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Take care of yourself

Men's health event

Today 6.30pm - 7.30pm Orford Park Library

Get some fast, free information about how you can take the first steps to improve your health.

Nick Hunt

Nick Hunt talks about "Where the Wild Things Are"

Today 6.30pm Penrith Library

The forecast is wind for Penrith Library on Monday 20th November, as author Nick Hunt talks about his new book, "Where the Wild Winds Are".....!


Highly Suspect Murder Mystery at six Cumbria Libraries

Wed 1 Nov 2017 7pm to Tomorrow 9pm Carlisle Library

We're delighted to be bringing 'An Austentatious Murder' to the libraries of Cumbria throughout this Novembe

Chorlton Book Festival

Chorlton Book Festival

Fri 17 Nov 2017 to Sat 25 Nov 2017 Chorlton Library

The Chorlton Book Festival returns for its 13th year with more events and authors than ever before! ​Whatever your age and interest, our events make Chorlton the place to be for nine days this November, so come and join us.

Take care of yourself

Men's health event

Wed 22 Nov 2017 6.30pm - 7.30pm Padgate Library

Get some fast, free information about how you can take the first steps to improve your health

Sarah Ward for Weaverham

Sarah Ward at Northwich Library

Thu 23 Nov 2017 7pm Northwich Library

Join us for an evening with Sarah Ward: author of the critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Sarah also reviews crime fiction and is a judge for The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel.

Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, "Mainly by bike" at Ulverston Library

Wed 29 Nov 2017 2pm Ulverston Library

Round the world cyclist tells of her experiences

Northern Awards

Northern Writers' Awards: Lancashire Roadshow

Wed 29 Nov 2017 5.30pm - 8.30pm

This Roadshow will be valuable for poets, novelists and short-story writers at all stages of their careers, including those entirely new to writing.


Family Christmas Quiz Night

Fri 1 Dec 2017 6.30pm - 8pm Lymm Library

It's Christmas. We have a quiz. At night. For the Family. Do you feel lucky?

Paul Hanley

Library Lounge presents Paul Hanley in conversation

Mon 4 Dec 2017 6.15pm - 7.30pm Manchester Central Library

Paul Hanley was the drummer in Manchester legends The Fall from 1980-85 and now plays with Brix & The Extricated. He’s currently completing his English degree with the Open University and occasionally writes for Louder Than War.

Murder and Mirth

Murder Mirth and Mince Pies - Greasby Library

Wed 6 Dec 2017 7pm - 9pm Greasby Library

Come along and join us for some Festive Fun and meet two local authors: Gina Kirkham and David Jackson

Kayo smiling

Experience Live Literature : Kayo Chingonyi

Mon 11 Dec 2017 6.30pm Bolton Library

The University of Bolton in partnership with Bolton Central Library, give you the opportunity to listen to the powerful words of Zambian born Kayo Chingonyi. Kayo moved to the UK at the age of six

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Mon 11 Dec 2017 7pm to Sat 23 Dec 2017 7pm Oldham Library

Following the huge success of last year’s A Christmas Carol, Oldham Theatre Workshop’s professional company return.

Westbrook Christmas

Candlelit Ghost Stories at Christmas

Wed 13 Dec 2017 6.30pm - 8pm Westbrook Library

It's Christmas, there's candlelight and we're telling ghost stories ..... BOO!

Christmas Killing

A Christmas Killing - An Interactive Murder Mystery

Wed 13 Dec 2017 7pm - 9.30pm Eccles Library

When world renowned businessman Sir Alan Scrooge is found dead in his parlour on a snow-covered morn, you'd think there'd be no shortage of suspects who'd want to see the miserable miser murdered?

Christmas Crime Night Stockport

Christmas Crime Night at Stockport Central Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 6pm - 7.30pm Stockport Central Library

Over Hot Drinks & Nibbles hear a reading from Rendell’s new book, test yourself with a Christmas crime quiz, and write your own Rendell-inspired crime story.

Wirral poetry competition

Poetry competition until 19th January: Christoper Salmon Poetry Extravaganza

Fri 19 Jan 2018 Competition open now until end of Friday 19th Jan Birkenhead Central

Competition open to Wirral residents and student

Amanda Brooke

Amanda Brooke at Edgeley Library

Wed 28 Feb 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Edgeley Library

Meet Super Seller author Amanda Brooke at Edgeley Library to talk about her new book, The Bad Mother.

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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