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    Arty Babies - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly group for babies and their families at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Using the services’ collections and resources to inspire creative play and sensory activities. Free entry, no need to book, just pop by. Arty Babies will meet at 10.30am on: Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 19 July, Tuesday 2 August, Tuesday 16 August, Tuesday 30 August, Tuesday 13 September and Tuesday 27 September.

    Tue 05 July to Tue 27 September, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Carers' Support - Horwich Library

    Drop in session at Horwich Library, providing information and support to carers over the age of 18. The session will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, 1pm to 3pm.

    Wed 02 March to Wed 07 December, The session will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, 1pm to 3pm.

    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 24 September, 9.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    We are Bolton exhibition - Bolton Museum

    The 'We are Bolton' exhibition opens on Saturday 4 June and is a celebration of the people and places of Bolton. In 2015, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Carole Swarbrick, invited photography students from the University of Bolton to go out and capture images which they thought reflected something important about Bolton now. The exhibition presents the results of that commission. The exhibition will also feature photographs from the museum collection including celebrated names such as Humphrey Spender, John McDonald and Caroline Edge. Check out: http://wearebolton.co.uk/

    Sat 04 June to Fri 30 September, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    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

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery Allsorts Art exhibition - Harwood Library

    For the month of July Harwood Library's gallery will feature an exhibition of art work by Susan Richardson. Also there will be a 'Jungle Mania' colouring competition for children aged 6 to 12. All works are for sale.

    Fri 01 July to Sun 31 July, The exhibition is open when Harwood Library is.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Super Saturday it's Circus time - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Roll up, roll up, come and join the circus! FREE activities for the family. Fish Feed: 11am (Aquarium) Balloon modelling: 11am - 2.30pm (Bolton Lives Gallery) What will you ask our balloon modeller to make for you? Circus craft: 11.30am - 12.30pm (Bolton Lives Gallery) Join us for a circus act craft inspired by Bolt Stamps from the museum's collection. Circus skills drop in session: 12pm - 2.30pm (Lecture Theatre 2) Skylight Circus Arts will be here to teach you some circus skills. Catch!: 1.30pm - 3pm (Learning Studio 1) Make your own juggling balls. Storytelling: 3pm - 3.30pm (Children's Library) Come rain or shine we will always have a story or two.

    Sat 30 July, 11am to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent Kung Fu Panda 3 - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch family film ‘The Good Dinosaur’ 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 13 August, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Silver Screenings Joy - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    This month watch 'Joy'. Our matinee film screenings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Central Library Lecture Theatre. Light refreshments for sale. Free, no need to book.

    Wed 10 August, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Food and Drink Festival events - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    As part of Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival we’ve got a fantastic daily programme of children’s activities from joining the ‘Grow Gang’ to visiting ‘The Wonderful World of Willy Wonka’. See website home page for more details.

    Fri 26 August to Mon 29 August, Friday 26 August - 11am to 3.30pm, Saturday 27 August - 11am to 4pm, Sunday 28 August 11am to 3pm and Monday 29 August 11am 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Bugs Galore! - Farnworth Library

    Bugs Galore Tuesday 2 August , 2pm to 3pm, Farnworth Library Get your adventurous kit on to meet some real bugs!

    Tue 02 August, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

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