]In 2018 we will be celebrating our 250th Anniversary.  As the oldest Membership Subscription Library in the country we aim to celebrate and mark this milestone for the Leeds Library with a programme of exhibitions, displays, talks, performances and writing throughout the year.  We will be opening up our collections so that Members and non members alike can come into contact with our rich treasure trove of literature gems and develop an understanding and appreciation as to how the Library is part not just of the history of Leeds but also has a role to play in its future.

We are talking to a number of arts, heritage and cultural organisations about working with us on different aspects of the programme along with writers, poets and performers.  It is hoped that the programme will enable access to the Library, its collection and its unique spirit like never before.

Over the coming month more details on the programme to mark the Anniversary will be detailed on this page along with a full events programme so please check this page out on a regular basis so that you can be kept up to date on our exciting plans for the programme of events.

Events at The Leeds Library

Chelping @ The Carriageworks Theatre

Wednesday 14th November,
19:30 to 21:30

CHELPING @ THE CARRIAGEWORKS THEATRE, WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER. Doors 7.00pm. Start 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. For one night only, Wednesday 14th November, Chelping is coming to you from the bar in the Carria more...

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find

Wednesday 14th November,
19:30 to 22:00

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find,  Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 November. Just a few tickets left for some performances. Please book using the individual day ticket links. Sales on this link have bee more...

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find - Saturday 17th November

Saturday 17th November,
19:30 to 20:30

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find, Saturday 17th November. Just 8 tickets left! Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm for 50 mins. ‘I LIKE HOW BOOKS SMELL AND FEEL. I LIKE THE WEIGHT O more...

Joanne Harris in conversation

Tuesday 20th November,
19:00 to 21:00

We are delighted to welcome best-selling author Joanne Harris to the Leeds Library. She will be in conversation with Leeds writer and poet James Nash. Joanne will talk about her new novel,The Blue Sal more...