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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Tour of The Leeds Library

October 16 @ 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 (WWDS2019)

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Members' Film Club: The I am serious....and don't call me Shirley Season 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!

Nowt but verse

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nowt but verse Nowt but verse returns on Friday 18 October when Hannah Stone will be in conversation with Rosemary Mitchell. Together they have written Holding up Half the Sky, a collection of poems and stories which are based on real events in the lives of women from the Egyptian Desert to the White house, via the courts of Europe and a certain hotel in Harrogate. Intrigued? pop in with your sandwiches for an hour of entertainment in the delicious…

Speaking to the Shelves: Creative Writing Workshop with Char March

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Autumn Speaking to the Shelves creative writing programme continues with Char March: writing for the ear  on Saturday 19th October,10am-12pm with the option to stay from 12-1pm for feedback. Tickets are £13. Char will be running this workshop again at 1.30pm. See separate booking link.

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