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

Poems and mulled wine: launch of the Candlestick Christmas Collection

Thursday 23rd November,
19:30 to 21:00

For Christmas this year Candlestick Press is publishing no less than six new titles of poetry and prose, including two pamphlets featuring brand new poems by some of the leading poets writing today.  more...

The Leeds Library Members' Prize Supper Quiz

Wednesday 29th November,
18:00 to 20:30

The Leeds Library are holding a prize supper quiz on Wednesday 29th November.  Come and test your general knowledge and compete to win a prize.  Play alone or in a team (maximum of 4 per team).  Th more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (RA2017)

Saturday 2nd December,
13:15 to 16:00

Members' Film Club: The Comedy Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 for refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!   more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (HA2017)

Saturday 9th December,
13:15 to 15:15

Members' Film Club: Christmas special! Details are only available in the library. £4.00 for refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!   more...