Bolton Library and Museum Services

Become artFULL

Art, crafts, stories and all sorts of creative chaos will be filling up Bolton libraries in March and April. From monster marionettes and story crafting to comic books and pop up galleries, dive in and get involved!

Crafty Story-times

Breightmet Library, Saturday 18 March, 10am to 1pm

Join in our story-time to craft a story together using lights, puppets and sound! Open to children of all ages.

Westhoughton Art Group Exhibition - Exploring Art techniques and craft

Westhoughton Library, Thursday 23March, 4pm to 7pm

Come and see Westhoughton Art Group’s exhibition. Take a closer look at the techniques employed by the artists and have a go yourself! Suitable for all ages.

Finger Puppet Cabaret

Little Lever Library, Saturday 25 March, 9.30am to 1.30pm

Make your own puppet actors and take to the smallest stage in the world!  Together craft a story and make your own finger puppet actor then act out in our mini-theatre. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 12.

Open Day - Pop Up Gallery

Bromley Cross Library, Saturday 1 April, 9.30am to 12.30pm

It’s Open Day at Bromley Cross and all are welcome!  Enjoy refreshments, find out more about the library and create a piece of art for our pop up gallery!

Monster film making - Story crafting

High Street Library, Saturday 1 April, 2pm to 4.30pm

A monster has come to town… what happens next?  Make a monster film as a group then act it out with puppets on camera. Write the story, make the props and help make the huge monster who has come to town.  This is a two part workshop and is suitable for children aged 8 plus.

Monster film making: Puppet crafting

High Street Library, Saturday 8 April, 1pm to 4.30pm

In part two of our film making workshop we will be making puppets for the stories you wrote and filming it alongside our monster co-star! This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 plus

Comics and Graphic Novels: Panel Art Workshop

Farnworth Library, Monday 10 April, 1pm to 4pm

Find out how comic book and graphic novel artists use panels and framing to tell their story in a way words never can. From Manga to Batman, take an in depth look as well as create your own comic book page. Suitable for children aged 8 plus.

Stories and Fairy Tales Collage

Harwood Library, Tuesday 11 April, 1pm to 3pm

Who’s your favourite hero?  Who’s the dastardliest villain?  What part of your favourite book will you never forget? Capture your favourite literature and fairy tale moments in our crafty wall collage display. Suitable for children aged 4 plus.

Toddler tales - Crafty story times

Breightmet Library, Wednesday 12 April, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Join us for this special Toddler Tales in our story time tepee.  Using sound, light and touch-play, this story crafting session is ideal for babies and toddlers.

Stories and Fairy Tale Collage

Harwood Library, Thursday 13 April, 11am to 4pm

Who’s your favourite hero?  Who’s the dastardliest villain?  What part of your favourite book will you never forget?  Capture your favourite literature and fairy tale moments in our crafty wall collage display. Suitable for children aged 4 plus.

ArtyParty

Blackrod Library, Saturday 15 April, 9.30am to 12.30pm

It’s a party and it’s arty! A chance for children to discover more about the different types of art through mini activities. Suitable for children but all ages are welcome.

Textiles - Mark Making

Horwich Library, Saturday 15 April, 11am to 3pm

Hosted by textiles artist Katie Bamford, explore mark making techniques with stitch, basic fabric manipulation and embellishment. Suitable for children aged 8 plus and adults.

Wild Tales

Bolton Central Library, Saturday 22 April, 1pm to 4pm

Mr Wolf is in town and has a wild story to tell. Join Mr Wolf and help him tell his story with dance music and song!