The Library’s AGM 2019: Calling Notice and Trustee Nomination Form

May 21, 2019 3:16 pm

Official Notice of the Library’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting of the Leeds Library will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019 at 2pm. The Library counter will close at 1.30pm. Refreshments will be served for members from 1.30pm. The meeting will commence at 2pm and will be followed by a talk, […]

Simon Armitage Named as the UK’s 21st Poet Laureate

May 21, 2019 2:53 pm

The Library’s patron, Simon Armitage has been named as the UK’s 21st Poet Laureate succeeding Carol Ann Duffy who has held the post for the last 10 years. There have been 3 other Yorkshire poet laureates: Laurence Eusden, Alfred Austin and Ted Hughes. Britain’s highest literary honour has its roots in the 17th century, when […]

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John-Pierre Joyce’s launch of ‘Odd Men Out’

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John-Pierre Joyce is a writer, journalist and teacher. Odd Men Out is his first book and is based on ten years of research. He has written on the subject of male homosexuality for other publications, including History Today (e.g. February 2016 and July 2017 issues: http://www.historytoday.com/john-pierre-joyce/curing-homosexuality; http://www.historytoday.com/john-pierre-joyce/road-equality). He also advised on the short film The Colour of His Hair (2017), directed by Sam Ashby, premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and winner of Best Documentary at the London Short…

Tour of The Leeds Library

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the historic Leeds Library. The oldest surviving library of its kind in the UK. All welcome but booking essential. If your group is larger than 6 people please contact the library in advance. Charges may apply.

The Leeds Library Members’ Film Club (TTOTSM2019)

September 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Members' Film Club: The Continental Drift Season: The Americas Details are only available in the library. Register for FREE now. Refreshments and snacks will be available at £4.00 per head - payable before the screening at the Library Counter. SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!

MODERN GEORGICS with Simon Armitage, Helen Jukes and Jack Thacker

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a special event celebrating the ‘georgic’ in modern literature, and featuring readings of poetry and prose by three of the country’s finest contemporary writers. The Georgics (29 BC), by the Roman poet Virgil, is sometimes described as a ‘farming manual in verse’. Its descriptions of agriculture and exploration of humanity’s relationship with nature have inspired writers for centuries. It is also famous for its tensions and its ability to deal with darker social themes including war. As…

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