A profile for creative workshops and events in libraries across Kirklees.

Kirklees Libraries host a variety of creative events and groups aimed at all ages, from reading groups and author events, to craft workshops and Knit and Natter groups, to children's craft events and stage shows.

We aim to create a lively and engaging reading offer with reading groups, challenges, promotions and author events.

We bring art in to our health offer by offering opportunities for people to meet in a place where they feel safe, ensuring libraries contribute to the positive health and well-being of local communities.

We organise arts and crafts workshops, supporting library users throughout their lifelong learning journey, because unlike other institutions libraries are open and accessible to all.

We offer business information and IT support to individuals and companies in the creative industries as well as others.

We work with schools, nurseries, youth groups and other partners to ensure that every child and every young person visiting a public library (physically or digitally ) is inspired by an exciting environment which makes reading for pleasure irresistible. They will find a range of books and information resources to support growing confidence in literacy and formal and informal learning. There are opportunities for participation and engagement with a range of fun reading and book-based activities.

Many of our librarians are trained Arts Award Advisors and we support many creative national initiatives including the Summer Reading Challenge and the Big Draw. We are always keen to work with new partners - if you have an idea please get in touch!

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Huddersfield Library

Princess Alexandra Walk

Telephone: 01484 414 868
Email: socialmedia.lics@kirklees.gov.uk
Website: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/libraries

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My News

PressReader (digital magazines and newspapers) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>PressReader (digital magazines and newspapers) / Fri 01 Feb 2019

T3, Total Film, BBC Wildlife, Digital Camera, Lonely Planet and more. Choose from over 7000 national and international titles to read online or download for offline convenience. Different language titles, text-to-...

Audiobooks from Kirklees Libraries / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>Audiobooks from Kirklees Libraries / Fri 01 Feb 2019

Kindred by Octavia E Butler The first science fiction writeen by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a nov...

eBooks from Kirklees Library / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>eBooks from Kirklees Library / Fri 01 Feb 2019

Green Earth by Kim Stanley Robinson Green Earth takes the stories first told in Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below and Sixty Days and Counting and combines them in a fully updated, compressed and compelling sing...

My Events

Library Adventures Live! Ross Mackenzie / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-20T00:00:00Z">Tue 20 Oct</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-11-20T00:00:00Z">Fri 20 Nov 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Library Adventures Live! Ross Mackenzie / Tue 20 Oct to Fri 20 Nov 2020 (1 month)

Meet Ross MacKenzie, Blue Peter award winning author, and master weaver of enticing and beguiling tales. Hear him read from his latest book, Evernight, an engrossing tale of magic, slums, sewers, rats, old hags and witch...

Library Adventures Live! Nadine Kaadan / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-13T00:00:00Z">Tue 13 Oct</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-11-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08 Nov 2020</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>Library Adventures Live! Nadine Kaadan / Tue 13 Oct to Sun 08 Nov 2020 (4 weeks)

“Tomorrow” a story from Syria with Nadine Kaadan For Yazan, life has changed quickly – his friends are gone, his parents are too busy watching the news to take him to the park, and he does not know when he will get ou...

Library Adventures Live! with Derek Keilty / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-15T00:00:00Z">Tue 15 Sep 2020</span>Library Adventures Live! with Derek Keilty / Tue 15 Sep 2020

Join Kirklees Libraries Live on their Facebook page at 11am on Tuesday 15th September for Library Adventures Live! Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? Because they can spend years at C! Ahoy me...

My Opportunities

Open Call for Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018 / Fri 18 May 2018

Kirklees Libraries invite artists/theatre companies/performers/children’s authors to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Run by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge takes place every yea...

Call for digital makers - Invent & Create: Girl Geeks / Sun 17 Sep 2017

Kirklees Libraries are looking for digital makers to run workshops aimed at encouraging and empowering girls aged 13 to 17 to invent and create with technology. We are delighted to have been awarded a small amount of ...

My Videos

Library Adventures Live! with Joseph CoelhoLibrary Adventures Live! with Joseph Coelho

Join the fabulous children’s author and poet, Joseph Coelho, for the launch of Library Adventures Live! Joseph will be reading from his awesome new book Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad and entertaining us with his perf...

Library Adventures Live! with Rebecca PattersonLibrary Adventures Live! with Rebecca Patterson

Join the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl funny prize, author and illustrator Rebecca Patterson for a robot-themed Library Adventures Live! event. Rebecca will be giving a fast-paced reading from A Robot Girl Ruined My S...

Library Adventures Live! with Matt Oldfield and Tom PalmerLibrary Adventures Live! with Matt Oldfield and Tom Palmer

Football crazy? Join Matt Oldfield and Tom Palmer for a fun, action-packed and exciting football-themed edition of Library Adventures Live! Matt will be reading from his awesome new book Johnny Ball: Accidental Football ...

My Spaces

Dewsbury Library Community Room

A good sized room with movable furniture and IT facilities. Free to use for events our library users are able to attend freely. A small charge is applicable for closed events.