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    Arty Babies - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly baby group at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities. Free entry, no need to book, just pop by. Arty Babies will meet at 10.30am on: Tuesday 17 January, Tuesday 31 January, Tuesday 14 February, Tuesday 28 February, Tuesday 14 March, and Tuesday 28 March.

    Tue 17 January to Tue 28 March, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Westhoughton Poetry Group - Westhoughton Library

    Meet with other poetry enthusiasts in these monthly workshops to develop your own poetry and share with others. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month.

    Thu 30 June to Thu 25 May, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Library Loops - Horwich Library

    Come and join us with your knitting and crochet. All ages and abilities welcome. Help is always available and the chatter is great.

    Fri 12 August to Fri 31 March, 1.15pm to 3.15pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Hearing Aid sessions - Blackrod Library

    The free sessions take place at Blackrod Library on the first Thursday of every month from 10am to 12noon.

    Thu 06 October to Thu 07 September,

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Animals and Us exhibition - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Sat 03 December to Wed 31 January, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Making Landscape 1778 to 2016 - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    The museum’s art collection is represented in a new exhibition, on the lower ground floor. Entitled Making Landscape, the exhibition features a selection from 1778 – 2016, including stunning 18th century watercolours to contemporary photographs. The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is now closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal Egypt gallery project. Sat 10 December to Fri 30 June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    Sat 10 December to Fri 30 June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Children's Craft Club- Westhoughton Library

    Come along to our new Children's Craft Club on the first Saturday of each month. There will be themed crafts each month for you to make and take home.

    Sat 07 January to Sat 03 June, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Free iPad Fridays for beginners - Breightmet Library

    New iPad? Unsure of how to use it? Ask staff about our free iPad sessions on the last Friday of each month here at Breightmet Library. Learn in a friendly, patient environment. Booking is essential as places are limited so please call 01204 332352.

    Fri 27 January to Fri 23 June, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Study Space - Westhoughton Library

    A friendly and safe space for children and young people to study and complete their homework. Free computer usage and free printing for homework is available. Children will have access to books and reliable online resources. Study Space sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4pm to 6pm. Suitable for children age 11 plus.

    Tue 10 January to Thu 20 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Chair based exercise with Age UK - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Chair Based Exercise Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good. Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture. For more information call 01204 37879. Email lucybird@ageukbolton.org.uk or visit ageuk.org.uk/bolton

    Mon 30 January to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent - The Secret Life of Pets - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s half - term! Come along and watch this fantastic family film. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 22 February, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Landscapes Galore! by Toni Pieczonka - The Gallery at Harwood Library

    For the month of February there will be an exhibition of Landscape Acrylic Paintings by Toni Pieczonka at The Gallery in Harwood Library.

    Wed 01 February to Tue 28 February, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    February half term activities - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    This half term we are celebrating our new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’ and there will be themed activities from 1.30pm to 3pm on Saturday 18, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.

    Sat 18 February to Fri 24 February, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Fish Feeds - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Find out more about our freshwater fish collection with our aquarium experts. Suitable for all ages.

    Tue 21 February, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Fish Feeds - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Find out more about our freshwater fish collection with our aquarium experts. Suitable for all ages.

    Thu 23 February, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Animal Encounters - Bromley Cross Library

    Come and see a range of live animals at Bromley Cross Library. Curious Critters will be bringing friendly reptiles and invertebrates for you to meet up close!

    Tue 21 February, 3pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Bird talk - Breightmet Library

    Are you a budding nature enthusiast? Do you like birds? Come and listen to an amazing nature talk by Don Stenhouse, Collection Access Officer. Hear some dazzling facts, stories, see Museum specimens and one or two mystery guests. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Wed 22 February, 12.15pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Dino-Day - Westhoughton Library

    Come along for lots of Dinosaur fun! There will be themed stories and make your very own T-Rex mask.

    Thu 23 February, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Tudor activities - Hall i' th' Wood Museum

    Pop along and make a pomander or try your hand at quill writing. £1 per child and no need to book.

    Tue 21 February, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Tudor activities - Smithills Hall

    Try on Tudor costumes and take to the floor for some Tudor dancing. There will also be Tudor games, object handling and a Henry VIII Trail. £1 per child and no need to book.

    Fri 24 February, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafternoons - Horwich Library

    Why don’t you put down that tablet or phone and get creative instead? Join us for a free fortnightly craft sessions at Horwich Library on a Saturday afternoon, 2pm to 4pm (starting from 11 February).

    Sat 11 February to Sat 22 July, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Meet Medieval Thriller writer Karen Maitland - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Master storyteller of dark, atmospheric medieval thriller writing, Karen Maitland, is coming to Bolton Central Library. She will be discussing everything from pustules to dwarfs and ghost ships to lost villages that form the background to her new novel 'The Plague Charmer' - a medieval thriller set in the time of the second and more terrible plague. Learn about the real stories behind the lives of some of her more unusual characters, as well as a mysterious medieval penal colony in Somerset to which the witches, sorcerers and heretics were banished. Book your free ticket via Eventbrite or call 01204 332211. Opportunity to buy signed copies of Karen’s books. Light refreshments available.

    Fri 10 March, 1pm

    Admission: Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-medieval-thriller-writer-karen-maitland-at-bolton-central-library-tickets-31607589150

  • Exhibitions

    'The Women's Peace Crusade' film screening - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for a free film screening about the women-led demonstrations of the socialist and internationalist Women’s Peace Crusade during 1916 to 1918. The short film has been made by volunteers and archivists from towns in the North West. Bolton volunteers Barry Mills and Lois Dean, who were involved in this project will be speaking about the film. Plus, author Ali Ronan will be launching her new book ‘Crusading Women’ which tells the stories of the radical women who led the crusades. There will be an opportunity to buy the book and have it signed.

    Thu 09 March, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Half term craft session - Horwich Library

    Beat the boredom of half term and join us at Horwich Library for some crafty fun. You can create a sunshine hanging mobile or creepy crawly creature to take home.

    Wed 22 February, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Town Centre Heritage Showcase and walk - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Our walk will begin with a brief showcase of artefacts from Bolton Museum archive. Tour Guide Suzanne Hindle will then lead you on a walk around Bolton Town Centre; taking you back in time through invention, architecture, radical ideas and quirky stories to present day civic pride.

    Fri 03 March, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: Book your free place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bolton-town-centre-heritage-showcase-and-walk-tickets-29256929263?aff=estw

  • Adult events

    Meet author Trisha Ashley - Bolton Central Library

    We are delighted to welcome novelist Trisha Ashley to Bolton Central Library, to talk about her writing and brand new novel ‘The Little Teashop of Lost and Found’. Book your Free place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-trisha-ashley-visits-bolton-central-library-tickets-31962913936 or call 01204 332211. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Trisha’s book and have some tea and cake.

    Fri 17 March, 1pm

    Admission: Book your free place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-trisha-ashley-visits-bolton-central-library-tickets-31962913936

  • Family events

    'REAL' Family Fun Day - Farnworth Library

    Come and join us at this free fun event to promote early literacy in our community. There will be lots of activities for children under 5 and their families including: Toddler Tales, Moo Music, Play-doh Station, Book Swap Shop and you can even meet Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol. The event is being delivered in partnership with several community organisations.

    Sat 04 March, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent Storks - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch family film ‘Storks’ in Central Library’s Lecture Theatre at 2pm. Light refreshments for sale. Free, no need to book. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sat 11 March, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Super Science Day - Breightmet Library

    Join us as we celebrate British Science Week with these smashing events: Breightmet Library, 11am to 4pm: Make Stuff returns to Bolton - MadLab invites you to come and get to grips with coding while exploring the Minecraft realm, introduce you to the world of making wearable tech and lots more. Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/BoltonMakeStuff Farnworth Library, 1pm to 3pm: MadLab will be showing you how to use coding to create a dinosaur computer game. You will also get the chance to make a volcano erupt! Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/Library-Science-Explorers Children must be accompanied by an adult but do not require a ticket.

    Sat 11 March, 11am to 4pm at Breightmet Library and 1pm to 3pm at Farnworth Library.

    Admission: Book via Eventbrite.

  • Family events

    Super Science Day - Farnworth Library

    Join us as we celebrate British Science Week with these smashing events: Farnworth Library, 1pm to 3pm: MadLab will be showing you how to use coding to create a dinosaur computer game. You will also get the chance to make a volcano erupt! Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/Library-Science-Explorers Breightmet Library, 11am to 4pm: Make Stuff returns to Bolton - MadLab invites you to come and get to grips with coding while exploring the Minecraft realm, introduce you to the world of making wearable tech and lots more. Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/BoltonMakeStuff Children must be accompanied by an adult but do not require a ticket.

    Sat 11 March, 1pm to 3pm at Farnworth Library and 11am to 4pm at Breightmet Library.

    Admission: Book via Eventbrite.

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  • Family events

    Toddler Tales - Breightmet Library

    Join us every Wednesday at 9.30am for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Wed 30 September to Wed 05 July, 9.30am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Blackrod Library

    Join us every Thursday at 10.30am for free storytelling sessions for children under 5 and their mums, dads and carers. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Thu 01 October to Thu 06 July, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Bromley Cross Library

    Join us every Thursday at 2pm for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Thu 01 October to Thu 06 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Westhoughton Library

    Join us every Friday at 10am for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Fri 02 October to Fri 07 July, 10am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Bolton Central Library

    Join us every Friday at 11am for free storytelling sessions for children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for under 5s. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Fri 02 October to Fri 07 July, 11am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - High Street Library

    Join us every Monday at 2pm for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Mon 05 October to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Harwood Library

    Join us every Monday at 2pm for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Mon 05 October to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Saturday Club - Blackrod Library

    Stories, songs and activities perfect for children under 5 and their families. Come along for themed fun every Saturday at 9:30am!

    Sat 12 March to Sat 07 October, 9.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Westhoughton Poetry Group - Westhoughton Library

    Meet with other poetry enthusiasts in these monthly workshops to develop your own poetry and share with others. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month.

    Thu 30 June to Thu 25 May, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Toddler Tales - Horwich Library

    Horwich Library Toddler Tales sessions are now every Tuesday at 10.30am. Following the Toddler Tales storytelling session join us for Stay and Play where children and their parents can play and have fun together. Both these free sessions are for children under 5 and their mums, dads and carers. No need to book just come along.

    Tue 12 July to Mon 26 June, Tuesdays at 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Library Loops - Horwich Library

    Come and join us with your knitting and crochet. All ages and abilities welcome. Help is always available and the chatter is great.

    Fri 12 August to Fri 31 March, 1.15pm to 3.15pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Hearing Aid sessions - Blackrod Library

    The free sessions take place at Blackrod Library on the first Thursday of every month from 10am to 12noon.

    Thu 06 October to Thu 07 September,

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Animals and Us exhibition - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Sat 03 December to Wed 31 January, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Making Landscape 1778 to 2016 - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    The museum’s art collection is represented in a new exhibition, on the lower ground floor. Entitled Making Landscape, the exhibition features a selection from 1778 – 2016, including stunning 18th century watercolours to contemporary photographs. The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is now closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal Egypt gallery project. Sat 10 December to Fri 30 June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    Sat 10 December to Fri 30 June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Children's Craft Club- Westhoughton Library

    Come along to our new Children's Craft Club on the first Saturday of each month. There will be themed crafts each month for you to make and take home.

    Sat 07 January to Sat 03 June, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Study Space - Westhoughton Library

    A friendly and safe space for children and young people to study and complete their homework. Free computer usage and free printing for homework is available. Children will have access to books and reliable online resources. Study Space sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4pm to 6pm. Suitable for children age 11 plus.

    Tue 10 January to Thu 20 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Arty Babies - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly baby group at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities. Free entry, no need to book, just pop by. Arty Babies will meet at 10.30am on: Tuesday 17 January, Tuesday 31 January, Tuesday 14 February, Tuesday 28 February, Tuesday 14 March, and Tuesday 28 March.

    Tue 17 January to Tue 28 March, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Free iPad Fridays for beginners - Breightmet Library

    New iPad? Unsure of how to use it? Ask staff about our free iPad sessions on the last Friday of each month here at Breightmet Library. Learn in a friendly, patient environment. Booking is essential as places are limited so please call 01204 332352.

    Fri 27 January to Fri 23 June, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Chair based exercise with Age UK - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Chair Based Exercise Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good. Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture. For more information call 01204 37879. Email lucybird@ageukbolton.org.uk or visit ageuk.org.uk/bolton

    Mon 30 January to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Landscapes Galore! by Toni Pieczonka - The Gallery at Harwood Library

    For the month of February there will be an exhibition of Landscape Acrylic Paintings by Toni Pieczonka at The Gallery in Harwood Library.

    Wed 01 February to Tue 28 February, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafternoons - Horwich Library

    Why don’t you put down that tablet or phone and get creative instead? Join us for a free fortnightly craft sessions at Horwich Library on a Saturday afternoon, 2pm to 4pm (starting from 11 February).

    Sat 11 February to Sat 22 July, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    February half term activities - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    This half term we are celebrating our new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’ and there will be themed activities from 1.30pm to 3pm on Saturday 18, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.

    Sat 18 February to Fri 24 February, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Tudor activities - Hall i' th' Wood Museum

    Pop along and make a pomander or try your hand at quill writing. £1 per child and no need to book.

    Tue 21 February, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Fish Feeds - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Find out more about our freshwater fish collection with our aquarium experts. Suitable for all ages.

    Tue 21 February, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Animal Encounters - Bromley Cross Library

    Come and see a range of live animals at Bromley Cross Library. Curious Critters will be bringing friendly reptiles and invertebrates for you to meet up close!

    Tue 21 February, 3pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Bird talk - Breightmet Library

    Are you a budding nature enthusiast? Do you like birds? Come and listen to an amazing nature talk by Don Stenhouse, Collection Access Officer. Hear some dazzling facts, stories, see Museum specimens and one or two mystery guests. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Wed 22 February, 12.15pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent - The Secret Life of Pets - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s half - term! Come along and watch this fantastic family film. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 22 February, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Half term craft session - Horwich Library

    Beat the boredom of half term and join us at Horwich Library for some crafty fun. You can create a sunshine hanging mobile or creepy crawly creature to take home.

    Wed 22 February, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Fish Feeds - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Find out more about our freshwater fish collection with our aquarium experts. Suitable for all ages.

    Thu 23 February, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Dino-Day - Westhoughton Library

    Come along for lots of Dinosaur fun! There will be themed stories and make your very own T-Rex mask.

    Thu 23 February, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Tudor activities - Smithills Hall

    Try on Tudor costumes and take to the floor for some Tudor dancing. There will also be Tudor games, object handling and a Henry VIII Trail. £1 per child and no need to book.

    Fri 24 February, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Town Centre Heritage Showcase and walk - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Our walk will begin with a brief showcase of artefacts from Bolton Museum archive. Tour Guide Suzanne Hindle will then lead you on a walk around Bolton Town Centre; taking you back in time through invention, architecture, radical ideas and quirky stories to present day civic pride.

    Fri 03 March, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: Book your free place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bolton-town-centre-heritage-showcase-and-walk-tickets-29256929263?aff=estw

  • Family events

    'REAL' Family Fun Day - Farnworth Library

    Come and join us at this free fun event to promote early literacy in our community. There will be lots of activities for children under 5 and their families including: Toddler Tales, Moo Music, Play-doh Station, Book Swap Shop and you can even meet Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol. The event is being delivered in partnership with several community organisations.

    Sat 04 March, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    'The Women's Peace Crusade' film screening - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for a free film screening about the women-led demonstrations of the socialist and internationalist Women’s Peace Crusade during 1916 to 1918. The short film has been made by volunteers and archivists from towns in the North West. Bolton volunteers Barry Mills and Lois Dean, who were involved in this project will be speaking about the film. Plus, author Ali Ronan will be launching her new book ‘Crusading Women’ which tells the stories of the radical women who led the crusades. There will be an opportunity to buy the book and have it signed.

    Thu 09 March, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Meet Medieval Thriller writer Karen Maitland - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Master storyteller of dark, atmospheric medieval thriller writing, Karen Maitland, is coming to Bolton Central Library. She will be discussing everything from pustules to dwarfs and ghost ships to lost villages that form the background to her new novel 'The Plague Charmer' - a medieval thriller set in the time of the second and more terrible plague. Learn about the real stories behind the lives of some of her more unusual characters, as well as a mysterious medieval penal colony in Somerset to which the witches, sorcerers and heretics were banished. Book your free ticket via Eventbrite or call 01204 332211. Opportunity to buy signed copies of Karen’s books. Light refreshments available.

    Fri 10 March, 1pm

    Admission: Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-medieval-thriller-writer-karen-maitland-at-bolton-central-library-tickets-31607589150

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent Storks - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch family film ‘Storks’ in Central Library’s Lecture Theatre at 2pm. Light refreshments for sale. Free, no need to book. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sat 11 March, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Super Science Day - Breightmet Library

    Join us as we celebrate British Science Week with these smashing events: Breightmet Library, 11am to 4pm: Make Stuff returns to Bolton - MadLab invites you to come and get to grips with coding while exploring the Minecraft realm, introduce you to the world of making wearable tech and lots more. Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/BoltonMakeStuff Farnworth Library, 1pm to 3pm: MadLab will be showing you how to use coding to create a dinosaur computer game. You will also get the chance to make a volcano erupt! Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/Library-Science-Explorers Children must be accompanied by an adult but do not require a ticket.

    Sat 11 March, 11am to 4pm at Breightmet Library and 1pm to 3pm at Farnworth Library.

    Admission: Book via Eventbrite.

  • Family events

    Super Science Day - Farnworth Library

    Join us as we celebrate British Science Week with these smashing events: Farnworth Library, 1pm to 3pm: MadLab will be showing you how to use coding to create a dinosaur computer game. You will also get the chance to make a volcano erupt! Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/Library-Science-Explorers Breightmet Library, 11am to 4pm: Make Stuff returns to Bolton - MadLab invites you to come and get to grips with coding while exploring the Minecraft realm, introduce you to the world of making wearable tech and lots more. Book your free place via Eventbrite: www.tinyurl.com/BoltonMakeStuff Children must be accompanied by an adult but do not require a ticket.

    Sat 11 March, 1pm to 3pm at Farnworth Library and 11am to 4pm at Breightmet Library.

    Admission: Book via Eventbrite.

  • Adult events

    Meet author Trisha Ashley - Bolton Central Library

    We are delighted to welcome novelist Trisha Ashley to Bolton Central Library, to talk about her writing and brand new novel ‘The Little Teashop of Lost and Found’. Book your Free place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-trisha-ashley-visits-bolton-central-library-tickets-31962913936 or call 01204 332211. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Trisha’s book and have some tea and cake.

    Fri 17 March, 1pm

    Admission: Book your free place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-trisha-ashley-visits-bolton-central-library-tickets-31962913936