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Leeds Library Calendar
MARCH    
Thursday 30 March 12.30 to 13.30

Collecting Yorkshire County Cricket memorabilia and the club's archives - a talk by Leeds Library member Brian Sanderson.

Brian will discuss his own cricketing career and talk about the Yorkshire C.C.C. archive and collecting cricketing memorabilia.

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

April    
Saturday 1 April 10.30

Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

Saturday 1 April 13.00 Member Film Club: The Best Actor and Actress Season

The Philadelphia Story (U) 112 mins.

The classic romantic comedy starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. Wealthy Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord is set to marry the politician and businessman George Kittredge, but her wedding plans are complicated by the arrival of her ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven, with magazine reporter Macauley Connor and photographer Liz Imbrie in tow. 

Admission: £3 (includes a glass of wine).  To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-leeds-library-members-film-club-tickets-32261174040

Tuesday 4 April 12.30 

Gems from 1768 – Baretti vs. Sharp: a brisk paper on the state of Italy by Lucy Evans

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here. 

Monday 10 April 18.00

Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies - The Gott collection and the Yorkshire Landscape.  Nicole Harding (Uni. of Huddersfield) talks about the Gott collection.

Admission: FREE  To book please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday 12 April  10.30 Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

Wednesday 12 April 18.00-20.30 Members' Film Club: The Best Actor and Actress Season

Fargo (18) 98 mins.

Offbeat black comedy from the Coen brothers. Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), deeply in debt, arranges for the kidnapping of his wife in order to obtain a ransom from her father. However, not everything goes to plan. 

Admission: £3 (including a glass of wine).
To book please click here.

Tuesday 25 April  12.30

Gems from 1768 – Critical Reflections on poetry, painting and music, with an Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Theatrical Entertainments of the Ancients: Written in France by the Abbe Du Bos, Member and perpetual Secretary of the French Academy: Translated into English by Thomas Nugent, Gent, from the fifth edition revised, corrected and inlarged by the Author. Vol 1. by Deirdre Thackray.

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

 May    
Saturday 6 May 10.30 Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

 Saturday 6 May 13.00-15.30

Members' Film Club: The Best Actor and Actress Season

There will be blood (15) 152 mins.

Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis) is a down-and-out silver miner who transforms himself into a rich oil tycoon. When he learns of a small oil-rich town in California, he moves there with his adopted son. Using his son to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the co-operation of almost all the locals in the town, with promises to help make their community flourish but over time, Plainview's gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface.

Admission: £3 (including a glass of wine).
To book please click here.

Wednesday 17 May 10.30
Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

 Wednesday 17 May 18.00-20.30

Members' Film Club: The Best Actor and Actress Season

Born yesterday (PG) 116 mins.

Judy Holliday plays Billie Dawn, the dumb blonde girlfriend of Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford), a corrupt millionaire junk dealer. Brock, a man with social ambitions, is embarrassed by Billie's crass behavior , so he arranges for her to take a crash course in culture from a handsome, young journalist (William Holden). Billie blossoms under his kind tutelage and becomes increasingly aware of her role as a pawn in Brock's crooked business deals.

Admission: £3 (including a glass of wine).
To book please click here.

June    
Saturday 3 June 10.30 Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

Saturday 3 June 13.00-15.30

Members' Film Club: The Best Actor and Actress Season

The African Queen (U) 105 mins.

Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, Humphrey Bogartstars as Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley).When invading Germans kill the missionary and destroy the village, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilisation.

Admission: £3 (including a glass of wine).
To book please click here.

Wednesday 14 June 10.30 Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

Wednesday 14 June 18.00-20.30

Members' Film Club: The Best Actor and Actress Season

Moonstruck (PG) 98 mins.

When Johnny (Danny Aiello) goes to visit his dying mother in Sicily, he asks his long-term girlfriend Loretta (Cher) to contact his estranged brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) and invite him to their upcoming wedding. Ronny, a hot-headed baker, turns out to be the opposite of his brother, and soon he and his prospective sister-in-law fall in love.

Admission: £3 (including a glass of wine).
To book please click here.

July    
Saturday 1 July 10.30 Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.

Wednesday 12 July  10.30 Tour of the Leeds Library

All welcome but booking essential:

Admission: FREE.  To book please click here.