Events and activities

With our programme of events and activities for all ages, there’s always something going on at our libraries. 
Whether you’re looking to keep your little ones entertained or connect with others in your community, come and join us at one of our regular library activity sessions. Including craft groups, film clubs and social coffee mornings, there’s something for everyone, whatever you’re interested in. 
From Storytime sessions for kids and babies, to adult reading groups and special events like author talks, our friendly library staff are eager to welcome you along to our lively library events.  Browse our timetable below to see activities in your local area.

Regular activities

Here are just some of the weekly and monthly activities taking place across our libraries. 

Reading groups

Whether you want to discuss the classics or get your teeth into the latest bestseller, discover a book club near you. Find book clubs for children and adults.

Film club

From children's films to the old classics, you'll find a range of films being shown at your local library. Come and join us for a screening and discussion.

Rhyme time

Have fun and develop their listening skills during these interactive sessions full of songs and rhymes.

Arts and crafts

Explore your creative side and learn a new skill by joining one of our child or adult arts and crafts sessions.

Author talks

You’ll find regular 'meet the author' talks at your local library. Learn about their writing methods and the inspiration behind their work.

Writing groups

Try something new or hone your craft at one of our welcoming writing groups. Work on your novel or try your hand at poetry in a supportive environment.

Coffee mornings

Connect with your community at one of our morning social sessions. Drop in and meet like-minded people for a chat and cup of coffee or tea.

Community IT sessions

Need help printing or scanning documents? Our library staff are on hand to help you learn basic IT skills and use our library computers.

Activities for all ages

Our libraries are for everyone. That’s why we offer activities for kids, adults, over 60s, and parents.

Kids activities

Unleash their creativity, help them develop or let them socialise with our range of children’s activities for kids of all ages, from babies to teens.

Adult activities

Whether you want to learn a new skill, unwind after work or meet some new friends, make time for yourself at one of our adult activity sessions.

Groups for over 60s

From coffee mornings to reading groups, get together with members of your community at our dedicated older adult sessions.

Advice for parents

From parent and baby sessions to family games clubs, spend time with your kids and likeminded parents at your local library.

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What we're loving

Not sure what to sign up for? Our librarians share what they’re loving right now.

Just had to share my love for running "Baby Rhyme Time" sessions! It's seriously the highlight of my day. The laughter, the little eyes lighting up – it's pure magic.

Finnoula Smith
Joining the adult craft group at the library has been a delightful experience. The creative sessions and camaraderie with fellow crafters have not only honed my artistic skills but also created a welcoming community.

Oliver Tones
Library member
Enrolling my teen in the library's chess club has been a wonderful decision. It's more than just a game; it's a chance for my child to develop strategic thinking and socialise with like-minded peers.

Maya Bean
Library member
Attending the community coffee mornings at the library has become a cherished part of my routine. It's not just about the coffee; it's the warm atmosphere and friendly conversations that make it special.

Emma Green
Library member