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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots - a talk by Norman Pearson

Tue 23 Jan 2018 2pm Livesey Library

Norman Pearson tells us about Mary's tragic life in a talk at Livesey Library on Tuesday 23rd January at 2 pm. Tickets £2 available from Livesey Library up to three weeks before the event. Tel: 01254 209442 or E mail liveseylibrary@yahoo.co.uk.

Sarah Ward for Weaverham

Sarah Ward

Thu 25 Jan 2018 7pm - 8.30pm Widnes 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.

David Hewitt standing in front of bookshelves

Meet the Author ~ David Hewitt

Mon 29 Jan 2018 5pm - 6.30pm Adlington Library

A talk by author David Hewitt about his latest book Joseph 1917. It tells the true story of a man from Lancashire, who was forced to fight in the First World War even though he had already volunteered to do so, and it ends with a sad and maddening twist

Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick

Tue 30 Jan 2018 6.30pm Oldham Library

Including tips, advice and exercises on how to develop your ideas, characters and plot, how to get published, and more.

Ursula Holden Gill

Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill

Thu 1 Feb 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Bolton Library

As part of National Storytelling Week, we welcome Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill, who will perform “On this Island” – An intricate weaving together of Celtic folk tales, songs, clog and morris dances and stories.

Sad Little Man

Sad Little Man

Wed 7 Feb 2018 & Thu 8 Feb 2018 at 7pm Oldham Library

Sad Little Man is a stand-up tragedy performed in the mind of a young man in shock. A combination of performance poetry,physical theatre, pounding music and projection tell the story of the many lives of Lee and someone he loves.

Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths at Bolton Central Library

Tue 13 Feb 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Bolton Library

Bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths is coming to Bolton! Elly will be talking about her writing and latest book “Dark Angel,” in the much loved series, featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway.

Nick Hunt Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are: Nick Hunt

Tue 13 Feb 2018 6.30pm Whitehaven Library

As a six-year-old, Nick Hunt was almost carried away in a gust from the Great Storm of 1987. Almost 30 years later he set off on a quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent.

Drag Queen Storytime

Drag Queen Storytime

Sat 17 Feb 2018 2pm - 3pm Manchester Central Library

Storytime doesn’t get more glamorous than this! Manchester Libraries are proud to be working with Queer Contact and The Family Gorgeous to present their first Drag Queen Storytime at Central Library.

Sahera Patel

Author Sahera Patel launches new book

Mon 19 Feb 2018 6pm - 7pm Bolton Library

Meet Sahera Patel, author of ‘I’m NOT a celebrity: I am a Muslim: One Woman's Journey to a World of Faith’. Sahera will be launching her new book ‘Unveiling Arabia’ which tells the story of her experiences living and working in Saudi.

Alice in the cuckoo's nect

Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest

Mon 19 Feb 2018 7.30pm Carlisle Library

Theatre performance

Gerard Logan

Gerard Logan - The Rape Of Lucrece

Fri 23 Feb 2018 2pm - 3pm Newton Le Willows

Gerard Logan (Olivier Award nominee and RSC actor) stars in the first ever solo adaptation of William Shakespeare’s brilliant, brutal narrative poem about the dreadful crime of rape and its aftershock.

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.

arts in libraries

Chester Arts In Libraries Network Meeting

Tue 13 Mar 2018 10am - 12 noon Storyhouse

The meetings are open to both arts and library professionals and are an opportunity to hear about and discuss examples of best practice taking place within the field of arts in libraries across the country...

David Young

David Young

Wed 14 Mar 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Cheadle Hulme Library

Author of bestselling crime series set in 1970s East Germany



Thu 22 Mar 2018 2pm - 4pm Newton Le Willows

Bookish is a collection of five brand new comedy shows from performers and comedians Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams: five mini shows each inspired by a different book and you get to choose which ones you see!



Thu 22 Mar 2018 7pm - 9pm Billinge Library

Bookish is a collection of five brand new comedy shows from performers and comedians Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams: five mini shows each inspired by a different book and you get to choose which ones you see!


Saddleworth Literature Festival

Sat 24 Mar 2018 10.30am to Sun 25 Mar 2018 5.30pm Saddleworth School

Several favourites are returning including BBC Radio presenter, Mike Sweeney; ex-Scot’s Guard turned poet, Spike the Poet, and London Literary Agent, Christine Green, who will be returning to her Saddleworth roots ...

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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