A popular library festival with a huge array of activities and events across the city is due to return – including events across West Leeds.
The fourth edition of ‘Library Fest’ is set to return from Saturday 3rd February – Saturday 17th February.
Featuring in the programme will be performances, story times, crafts, coding, workshops, author events and chances to see treasures from special collections.
Just some of the highlights in West Leeds libraries include:
The British Horror Film
Bramley Library Monday 5th February 11am – 12noon
A talk by local author and film historian, Ian Fryer. Free event – no booking required.
As It Was – Stories from the Mill
Farsley Library, Monday 5th February, 12.30-1.30pm
Guest Speaker- Rachel from Sunnybank Mills Archives has a rich history of cloth making and many tales to tell from the characters that worked in the many skilled roles of the Mills. Take a trip through this rich history through the archives of Sunny Bank Mills and Special collections of Leeds Libraries.
Pudsey Library Tuesday 6th February 3.30 – 4.30pm
Discover fascinating facts about a variety of dinosaurs from the size of their
teeth to the poop they left behind. Fun for all the family!
Free Event.Fun for all the family.
Book a place here.
An Armley Odyssey
Armley Library Tuesday 6th February 1.30 – 2.15pm
See the imagined story of Armley Library’s most overdue book, as told in a short film produced by students from Swallow Hill Community College. Free event – no booking required.
Farsley Library. Every first Wednesday of the month on Wednesday 7th February
3.30 – 4.30pm
Design and create your own robots to blast off into space using LittleBits and Lego.
Suitable for 7yrs+. Book a place here.
Armley Library Wednesday 7th February 4.00 – 5.00pm
Join us for a special Chatterbooks! celebrating 200 years of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. We will be creating our own monsters using various craft materials, Lego and Little Bits. For children aged between 6 and 11 years old. Free event – no booking required.
The Storytellers – Fairy Tales
Calverley Library, Thursday 8th February 3.30 – 4.30pm
Discover how fairy tales have evolved through time and create your very own
Fairy tales through Lego and Spoken Word!
Relaxing with Crafting
Armley Library Thurs 8th February all day
Make a mood board, a gratitude jar and relax with Zentangling and book folding. Mood boards 10 – 11am, Zentangling 11.30am – 12.30pm, Book Folding 1.30 – 2.30pm, Gratitude Jars 3.00 – 4.00pm. Free event, limited places – separate bookings for each session required. Please contact Armley Library on 0113 3785670 to book.
Bramley Library Saturday 10th February 11.00am – 1.00pm
Join our monthly games session at Bramley Library, featuring board and card games, Lego and Minecraft. Children and families welcome and are also invited to bring their own games to share. Free event – no booking required
What Would Maisy Do?
Calverley Library, Saturday 10th February 10.30 – 11.30 am
Come along to a fabulous Maisy Party where we’ll be asking what would Maisy Do? Through stories, games and laughter! Suitable for families with children under 5. Book a place here.
Pudsey Library in Pudsey Community Hub, Tuesday 13th February 4.45 – 5.45pm
Find inspiration from our wonderful collections of books, share ideas and learn a new skill!
Creative Play with Duplo (Under 5s)
Armley Library Thursday 15 February 10.30 – 11.30am
Come along to our specially extended story time. After enjoying plenty of stories and rhymes, stay and play with our creative Duplo sets. Free event, booking required but limited spaces – book here.
Magical Minecraft (C)
Armley Library – Thursday 15th February 2.00 – 3.30pm
Hack Minecraft using a Raspberry Pi computer and create some amazing code, tricks and spells to take command of your Minecraft world at the push of a button! No experience necessary but suitable strictly for ages 7-11. Booking info – Free event, booking required but limited spaces.
Magical Minecraft (C)
Bramley Library – Friday 16th February 1.30 – 3.00pm
Hack Minecraft using a Raspberry Pi computer and create some amazing code, tricks and spells to take command of your Minecraft world at the push of a button!
No experience necessary but suitable strictly for ages 7-11.
Booking info – Free event, booking required but limited spaces.