Book Club @ The Leeds Library

We’re starting a new early evening Book Club for Members in October. The first three Book Club evenings will be held on Monday 14th October, Monday 11th November and Monday 9th December, 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start. Initially, these will be facilitated by writer Richard Smyth. We will be reading popular fiction and our first three titles are:

October – Kate Atkinson’s first Jackson Brodie novel Case Histories (2005);
November – Hilary Mantel’s A Place of Greater Safety (2010);
December – Bradford crime thriller writer A.A. Dhand’s Streets of Darkness (2017).

The Book Club is open to all Library Members. No booking is required, just drop in. If you can’t make it and want to find out about what was discussed, Richard will be writing a blog article which you will be able to access on the website and our social media channels after the Book Club meeting. If you have any questions please contact Fiona: The current Tuesday morning book club continues as normal.

Craft Club @ The Leeds Library

The Library is running a free monthly Craft Club. As well as giving you the opportunity to bring your own projects and work on them, you will be able to meet other members in a relaxed and creative atmosphere and share advice and swap ideas.

We welcome knitters, sketchers, felters, beaders, embroiderers, calligraphers, model makers, jewellery makers, cross-stitchers and others at all levels of ability.

We will provide free tea and coffee and all we ask is that your craft is portable as we can’t store things for you.

Craft Club dates are Monday 21 October, Monday 25 November and Monday 16 December from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Just drop in when you can. All welcome.

Film Club @ The Leeds Library

Our very popular Members’ Film Club is held twice a month (currently on the first Saturday and the middle Wednesday of the month) and is open to all Library Members.

Jane and Aidan select seasons of films and a list of forthcoming movies is available at the Counter.

Using the space in the New Room, we create an intimate setting using the library’s comfiest chairs! We are currently running 2 seasons: The I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley Comedy Season and The Continental Drift Season (where we are showing films about or from each Continent).

Your membership of the Library automatically includes membership of the Film Club, so why not join us? All films are free of charge and refreshments are available at £4.00 per head. Please register your attendance via our Events page.


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Members Only – Book Club @ The Leeds Library

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come along to our free monthly Members' Book Club, 5.30-7pm. October's read is Kate Atkinson’s first Jackson Brodie novel Case Histories (2005). All welcome.

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…

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