Give the gift of books to a friend or family member 

Membership of The Leeds Library is the perfect gift for anybody who loves books, calm surroundings and a beautiful building, and lasts all year round. Your gift will allow them to be part of the oldest membership library of its type in the UK, to relax in a stunning Grade 2 listed Georgian building which is one of Leeds’ cultural gems and to become part of a thriving community of book lovers and writers. 

Our Gift Membership includes all the benefits of membership  plus a beautiful, handwritten gift card and welcome letter. We can post this to you, or send it to your recipient directly. Gift recipients are then invited to make an appointment to be shown around the Library, including an explanation of our range of services, at which point their membership will be activated. Gift recipients have one year from purchase in which to activate their membership. An invitation to a New Members’ Evening will follow which includes a tour of our treasured collections, an opportunity to meet staff and Trustees and mingle with other new Members over drinks and nibbles.

To purchase a Gift Membership, simply choose the required membership type from the Join Us page on our website, select “Is this a gift – Yes” option on the Checkout page, and pay online if you have a Paypal account. If you do not have a Paypal account and prefer not to create one, then you can pay by credit or debit card over the telephone by calling us on 0113 245 3071 during our opening hours.  If you prefer to pay quarterly, or in person, drop in to the Library during our opening hours and speak to Membership Administrator, Jen Fox or any member of staff.

A Member says: “on entering the doors each time it has consistently been a place akin to a family for us, a family that shares in the search to develop one’s interests, some in common with other people, some perhaps not, a place that allows one’s creativity to spread into newer and often surprising areas, a place to chat or just to be silent, curled up in some corner in a chair, a place to munch on a sandwich or watch, as a cup of tea gets cold, because something new is taking your interest away, and too, a place to be part of the ongoing life in Leeds. ”

A warm welcome awaits!

 

 

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Nowt but verse

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nowt but verseJoin Leeds based poet Hannah Stone for  a series of regular Friday Lunchtime poetry readings at Leeds Library.In February Nowt but Verse welcomes Patrick Lodge, author of no fewer than three poetry volumes published by Yorkshire’s own Valley Press. His most recent collection explores the dark realities of Captain Cook’s voyages. Patrick tends to winter overseas so we have been lucky to pin him down for the day.Booking is free. Bring your own lunch and prepare to be…

Speculative Fiction from Hong Kong with Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) & Natascha Bruce

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A reading and Q&A with acclaimed Hong Kong author Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) and translator Natascha Bruce. 24 Feb. PWYF.

The Quiet Volume – Tues 25th to Sat 29th Feb 2020

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Quiet Volume, created by International Live Artist, Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells is an hour long, mesmerising, whispered, self-generated and 'automatic' performance for two at a time. Part of Leeds Lit Fest. Tues 25-Sat 29 Feb. Various times. £6.

The Quiet Volume – Tues 25th to Sat 29th Feb 2020

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Quiet Volume, created by International Live Artist, Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells is an hour long, mesmerising, whispered, self-generated and 'automatic' performance for two at a time. Part of Leeds Lit Fest. Tues 25-Sat 29 Feb. Various times. £6.

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