Book Club @ The Leeds Library

Our next Book Club for Members is on Monday 9th December starting at 5.30pm, facilitated by writer Richard Smyth. It’s a Book Club for popular fiction and our final title of 2019 is:

Bradford crime thriller writer A.A. Dhand’s Streets of Darkness (2017).

Our 2020 dates are Mondays: 13th Jan; 17th Feb and 16th March. Book choices to be announced soon.

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 writes a blog article which you can access on the website and our social media channels after each 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 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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Thoresby Society Lecture: Victorian Chatelaine

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome! Victorian Chatelaine: Emily Meynell Ingram of Hoar Cross and Temple Newsam. James Lomax, author and former Curator at Temple Newsam, will give an illustrated talk. This is a FREE event but booking is essential.  

A talk from Paul Worsley QC

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

His Honour Judge Paul Worsley QC retired in 2017 as a Senior Judge at the Old Bailey and lives in North Yorkshire. His career, which spans forty-five years in the Criminal Law, began in 1970 after reading Law at Oxford University. He first practised at the Bar from Chambers in Leeds, appearing in many murder cases, often characterised by the rural area in which the crimes took place. In his first such case, when he was still a Junior, he…

The Thoresby Society: A series of Lunch-time Lectures at The Leeds Library.

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All welcome! Revd. Dr. Roy Yates will provide a talk on 'Lost Churches of Leeds 1800-1900' This is a FREE event but booking is essential.  

Chelping @ The Leeds Library

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

November's Chelping spoken word night will feature sets from Molly Naylor and Joe Williams, plus open mic slots. Tickets are £6.

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