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

The Leeds Library, The Through the Pages Anniversary Monthly Film Series

Saturday 27th January,
13:30 to 16:00

The Leeds Library celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, and each month, we will show a film around the themed monthly exhibitions on display in our foyer. Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (M2018)

Saturday 3rd February,
13:15 to 15:45

Members' Film Club: The Femme Fatales and the Underdogs Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Found Fiction Launch

Thursday 8th February,
19:00 to 22:30

Found Fiction Launch The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds As part of its 250th Anniversary celebrations, The Leeds Library will be hosting the launch night of #foundfiction - a guerrilla pu more...

The Leeds Library Treasure Book Adventure Quest

Monday 12th February,
10:00 to 01:00

The Leeds Library Treasure Book Adventure Quest The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds A drop in activity. Walk around The Leeds Library, which celebrates its 250th Anniversary in 2018 and fi more...