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    Sunday Stars - Harwood Library

    Join us for stories, crafts and fun at our monthly Sunday Stars session. Sessions are for children aged 4 to 11 years, but families are very welcome. The sessions run from 2pm to 3pm. See left hand side of the page for 2018 dates.

    Sun 14 January to Sun 16 December, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - Horwich Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Horwich Library is hosting an Age UK group for people with early onset dementia and their carers. Come along for an informal chat, experience the reminiscence boxes, share memories and reminisce. Light refreshments provided. The sessions will take place on the third Thursday of the month between 10.30am and 12pm. For more information contact Horwich Library on 01204 332348 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Thu 18 January to Thu 20 December, 10.30am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Relaxed Saturdays - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Come along on the third Saturday of each month from 9am to 10am and the first Sunday of each month from 2.30pm to 3.30pm join us for our relaxed openings. Our relaxed openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our buildings, for people with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders, along with their families. Touch, feel and smell some of our fascinating objects! During the event, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds. There is seating provided around the museum, and a quiet space will be available should you need it. • 9am to 10am - Quiet Opening and Handling Sessions •10am - Relaxed Cinema Film Screening

    Sat 20 October to Sat 16 February, Third Saturday of each month, 9am to 10am and 10am - Relaxed Cinema Film Screening. First Sunday of each month from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    The Art of Noticing - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for acts of slow looking in the art gallery. In these short, focused sessions we will explore one artwork, taking time to gain a deeper understanding of the piece. Free and no need to book, just turn up. The first session will take place on Tuesday 6 November and then they will continue on the last Tuesday of every month, 1pm to 1.30pm.

    Tue 06 November to Tue 26 February, 1pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Knit and Natter - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Can you knit or crochet? Or would like to learn how? If you’d like to make new friends, come and join us! Everyone welcome! Bolton Central Library, every Monday 11am to 2pm. Refreshments provided. Starting 15 October.

    Mon 15 October to Mon 17 December, 11am to 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - exhibition by Brian Barlow - Harwood Library

    During November and December 'The Gallery' at Harwood Library will feature an exhibition by renowned local artist Brian Barlow. All the paintings on display will be for sale and are also be featured in the Bolton Hospice calendar. The gallery will be open during Harwood Library’s opening hours. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Thu 01 November to Mon 31 December, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Bollywood Film Screenings - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for our new Bollywood film screenings on: 29 November 27 December 31 January 28 February 28 March Free event, suitable for age 16+ and no need to book.

    Thu 29 November to Thu 28 March, Last Thursday of each month, 6.30pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent - Arthur Christmas - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch ‘Arthur Christmas’ a fantastic Christmas family film in Lecture Theatre 1 at 2pm. Light refreshments for sale. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book.

    Sat 22 December, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    The Twelve Cotton Famine Poems of Christmas - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Dr Simon Rennie and Dr Ruth Mather of Exeter University will be talking about their project to collect poems and songs written by local people describing their plight during the Lancashire Cotton Famine 1861-65 http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk Balladeer Jennifer Reid will illuminate this difficult time in history through poetry and song. Seasonal refreshments will be available. If you require further information please call 01204 332185. There is free parking after 3pm at the Octagon car park.

    Thu 20 December, 6pm to 7.30pm

    Admission: FREE

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  • Family events

    Sunday Stars - Harwood Library

    Join us for stories, crafts and fun at our monthly Sunday Stars session. Sessions are for children aged 4 to 11 years, but families are very welcome. The sessions run from 2pm to 3pm. See left hand side of the page for 2018 dates.

    Sun 14 January to Sun 16 December, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - Horwich Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Horwich Library is hosting an Age UK group for people with early onset dementia and their carers. Come along for an informal chat, experience the reminiscence boxes, share memories and reminisce. Light refreshments provided. The sessions will take place on the third Thursday of the month between 10.30am and 12pm. For more information contact Horwich Library on 01204 332348 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Thu 18 January to Thu 20 December, 10.30am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Knit and Natter - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Can you knit or crochet? Or would like to learn how? If you’d like to make new friends, come and join us! Everyone welcome! Bolton Central Library, every Monday 11am to 2pm. Refreshments provided. Starting 15 October.

    Mon 15 October to Mon 17 December, 11am to 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Relaxed Saturdays - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Come along on the third Saturday of each month from 9am to 10am and the first Sunday of each month from 2.30pm to 3.30pm join us for our relaxed openings. Our relaxed openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our buildings, for people with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders, along with their families. Touch, feel and smell some of our fascinating objects! During the event, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds. There is seating provided around the museum, and a quiet space will be available should you need it. • 9am to 10am - Quiet Opening and Handling Sessions •10am - Relaxed Cinema Film Screening

    Sat 20 October to Sat 16 February, Third Saturday of each month, 9am to 10am and 10am - Relaxed Cinema Film Screening. First Sunday of each month from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - exhibition by Brian Barlow - Harwood Library

    During November and December 'The Gallery' at Harwood Library will feature an exhibition by renowned local artist Brian Barlow. All the paintings on display will be for sale and are also be featured in the Bolton Hospice calendar. The gallery will be open during Harwood Library’s opening hours. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Thu 01 November to Mon 31 December, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    The Art of Noticing - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for acts of slow looking in the art gallery. In these short, focused sessions we will explore one artwork, taking time to gain a deeper understanding of the piece. Free and no need to book, just turn up. The first session will take place on Tuesday 6 November and then they will continue on the last Tuesday of every month, 1pm to 1.30pm.

    Tue 06 November to Tue 26 February, 1pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Bollywood Film Screenings - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for our new Bollywood film screenings on: 29 November 27 December 31 January 28 February 28 March Free event, suitable for age 16+ and no need to book.

    Thu 29 November to Thu 28 March, Last Thursday of each month, 6.30pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    The Twelve Cotton Famine Poems of Christmas - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Dr Simon Rennie and Dr Ruth Mather of Exeter University will be talking about their project to collect poems and songs written by local people describing their plight during the Lancashire Cotton Famine 1861-65 http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk Balladeer Jennifer Reid will illuminate this difficult time in history through poetry and song. Seasonal refreshments will be available. If you require further information please call 01204 332185. There is free parking after 3pm at the Octagon car park.

    Thu 20 December, 6pm to 7.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent - Arthur Christmas - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch ‘Arthur Christmas’ a fantastic Christmas family film in Lecture Theatre 1 at 2pm. Light refreshments for sale. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book.

    Sat 22 December, 2pm

    Admission: FREE