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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 1 August, Tuesday 15 August, Tuesday 29 August, Tuesday 12 September, Tuesday 26 September, Tuesday 10 October and Tuesday 24 October.

    Tue 01 August to Tue 24 October, 10.30am

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

    Admission: FREE

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    Bolton Family History Helpdesk - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Visit our new History Centre on the first Saturday of every month, 9.30am to 12pm, where members of Bolton Family History Society will be available with advice on how to trace your family tree. No need to book just come along.

    Sat 06 May to Sat 02 December, 9.30am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Saturday Club - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join our new Saturday Club, where each week you can take part in free activities.

    Sat 03 June to Sat 16 December, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Code Club - Westhoughton Library

    Learn some basic coding skills at Westhoughton Library this summer. Use creativity and problem solving to create your own animations and games. The weekly sessions will be every Thursday, 3pm to 4pm, starting 27 July and ending on 24 August. The sessions are suitable for children aged 8 and above.

    Thu 27 July to Thu 24 August, 3pm to 4pm

    Admission: The free weekly sessions will be every Thursday, 3pm to 4pm, starting 27 July and ending on 24 August. Please call 01942 634640 to book a place.

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    Fantastic Fridays - Westhoughton Library

    Join us each Friday from 28 July to 25 August, 2pm to 3pm for animal themed stories and crafts.

    Fri 28 July to Fri 25 August, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Paintings by David Albinson - Harwood Library

    Starting from 2 July at Harwood Library’s Gallery there will be an exhibition of Oil and Landscape paintings by local artist David Albinson. All works are for sale and the exhibition will end on Monday 31 July. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Sun 02 July to Mon 31 July, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours (see link to the left).

    Admission: FREE

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    Adventures on the High Seas! - Bromley Cross Library

    Come along to Bromley Cross Library for our pirate and mermaid themed event. Sing pirate shanties, make an eye patch and sword. Try a bit of swashbuckling with your handmade sword, even walk the plank while beautiful mermaids can make swirly mermaids and starfish wands! Listen to tales of the sea and be swept along on our high seas! Suitable for children aged 4 to 11.

    Thu 10 August, 5pm to 6pm

    Admission: To book your place please call Bromley Cross Library on 01204 332354.

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    Wild summer crafts - Breightmet Library

    Take a walk on the wild side at Breightmet Library as we celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with six weeks of FREE craft fun for all the family. We’ll be doing a different animal-themed craft every week, so whether you’re making amazing animal puppets, giant bugs, brilliant bracelets, doing awesome origami, or designing a fabulous shopping bag for this year’s Food and Drink Festival, there’s definitely something for everyone at Breightmet Library this summer. No need to book, just drop in.

    Mon 24 July to Sat 02 September, 10am to 12pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

    Admission: FREE

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    Coding Club - Bolton Central Library

    Learn basic coding skills at Bolton Central Library this summer. Use creativity and problem solving to create your own animations and games. The weekly sessions will be every Monday, 10am to 11am, starting 24 July and ending on 21 August. The sessions are suitable for children aged 8 and above.

    Mon 24 July to Mon 21 August, 10am to 11am

    Admission: Please call 01204 332211 to book your free place.

  • Family events

    Kids with hattitude competition

    To kick off this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival’s celebrations and to encourage families to get involved, we would love you to take part in our Mad Hatters themed hat making competition. See http://www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com/competitions/hattitude/ The theme of the competition takes inspiration from Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and when it comes to hat creation, the wackier the better. Come along to Westhoughton Library and Farnworth Library this week where you can make your hat (drop in sessions will take place when the libraries are open. Horwich Library will also be hosting a hat making session on Saturday 15 July 11am to 12pm. You can also make a hat week commencing 24 July at Breightmet Library. The competition will be judged by a celebrity chef and all children entering the competition will also be invited to parade their hats at Bolton Food and Drink Festival August Bank Holiday weekend (25th-28th August).

    Mon 10 July to Sat 29 July, Times are specified for each participating library.

    Admission: FREE

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    Summer Reading Challenge Crafternoon - Horwich Library

    This month’s crafternoon session theme is the Animal Agent Summer Reading Challenge. Come along and make a bookmark to take home.

    Sat 05 August, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Animal handling session with Lion Learners and spider craft - Horwich Library

    Lion Learners Educational Experiences will be bringing real life animals to Horwich Library this summer as part of the Animal Agents' Summer Reading Challenge. You’ll get to meet Animal Agent ‘Daisy Rabbit’ with her acute sense of hearing, and ‘Slip and Slide’ the snakes whose super sense of smell means they can track down any mouse, or man! Come along to help these fantastic detectives solve the problems which our other animals are facing. As we read through the books you’ll meet some remarkable reptiles and marvellous mega-minibeasts. Plus from 3pm to 4pm you can make a spindly spider to take home and scare your friends.

    Thu 10 August, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Fantastic Mr Fox mask making - Horwich Library

    Roald Dahl’s classic ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ is our inspiration for our fox mask making craft session.

    Fri 18 August, 11am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Puzzle Tuesdays - High Street Library

    Every Tuesday during the summer holidays come along and have a go at a selection of puzzle competitions, ranging from crosswords and anagrams to treasure hunts and codes.

    Tue 25 July to Tue 29 August, 12.30pm to 5.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Message with a cipher wheel - High Street Library

    Design and make your own cipher wheel to send secret messages to your friends.

    Thu 27 July, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Secret Clay Agents - High Street Library

    Write and illustrate your own secret agent adventure mini book.

    Sat 29 July, 2.15pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Battleships - High Street Library

    Come along and take part in a giant game of Battleship then create your own version to play with your friends.

    Thu 03 August, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at High Street Library - Trolls

    High Street Library will be turned into a cinema for the afternoon so come along and watch family film ‘Trolls’. Free, no need to book. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sat 05 August, 2.15pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Robo-Rabbit craft session - High Street Library

    Make your own half rabbit, half robot summer reading challenge secret agent with a customised gadget arm band.

    Mon 07 August, 9am to 7pm (drop in session)

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Poetry Group - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Do you enjoy poetry? The group is for lovers of poetry, whether listeners, readers or writers. Join us in Bolton Central Library’s Fiction area. The group meets on the first Monday of each month. Contact John Crook for further details – 088567@gmail.com

    Mon 07 August to Mon 04 December, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    An afternoon with Cathy Bramley - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    If you enjoy reading Carole Matthews, Katie Fforde & Trisha Ashley….Meet romance writer Cathy Bramley who will be talking about her latest book 'The Lemon Tree Café'. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Cathy’s book and enjoy some delicious cake! Please visit Eventbrite to book your free place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-afternoon-with-cathy-bramley-tickets-36352155275

    Wed 06 September, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Stand up Harry Potter! - High Street Library

    Listen to an extract from a Harry Potter book and then create your own cut out card Harry Potter character.

    Sat 12 August, 2.15pm to 7pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Do the Write Thing! - High Street Library

    We will give you the first few lines of a story that puts your character in a perilous situation. Can you write your character a path to freedom? Finish your book by illustrating your adventure.

    Mon 14 August, 9am to 7pm (drop in session)

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Peter Rabbit Experience - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    As part of the Food and Drink’s programme come along and watch the Peter Rabbit Experience which includes storytelling and food tasting from Mr McGregor’s garden. This exciting event will bring the classic tales to life with a tasty difference! Please visit Eventbrite to book: http://ow.ly/wI9430dMlRb

    Fri 25 August to Mon 28 August, 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    What Animal Agents? - High Street Library

    Disguise the true identity of your Animal Agent with the help of our accessories.

    Thu 17 August, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents tour - Breightmet Library

    To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge join us for storytelling and encounter objects from the museum’s collections.

    Thu 27 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents tour - Breightmet Library

    To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge join us for storytelling and encounter objects from the museum’s collections.

    Thu 27 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents tour - Westhoughton Library

    To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge join us for storytelling and encounter objects from the museum’s collections.

    Fri 28 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Sunday Stars - Harwood Library

    Join us in discovering books and a world of creativity 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 2.45pm on 30 July, 27 August, 24 September, 22 October, 19 November and 17 December. .

    Sun 30 July to Sun 17 December, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Animal Agents Activity session - Blackrod Library

    Join us at Blackrod Library to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Have a go at the Animal Agent quiz and treasure hunt! Plus there will be free craft activities.

    Mon 31 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Meet Riva and Leif read2dogs - Blackrod Library

    Riva and Leif are two special dogs who will be visiting Blackrod Library. Come along and read to Riva and Leif and see how they help out as part of the ‘Pets as Therapy’ scheme.

    Thu 10 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer holiday activities - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    During the school holidays, there will be fish feeds at 1pm every Tuesday and Thursday. We will also have an activity session from 1.30pm - 3pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Suitable for ages 4 - 11.

    Tue 25 July to Thu 31 August, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Interactive Theatre and Workshop - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us in Celebrating the Summer Reading Challenge at Bolton Central Junior Library with the award winning Young Rep Actor’s Company! The group will be performing their fun packed and interactive play “A Chellow Heist” which is based on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, followed by an exciting workshop for the audience. Free, no need to book and suitable for children aged 4-11.

    Tue 15 August, 11.30am to 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

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    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

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    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 06 April, 1.15pm to 3.15pm

    Admission: FREE

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    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 June, 10am to 12noon

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

    Admission: FREE

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    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 21 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Crafternoons - Horwich Library

    Why don’t you put down that tablet or phone and get creative instead? Join us for a free craft session at Horwich Library on the first Saturday of each month, 2pm to 4pm.

    Sat 11 February to Sat 03 February, First Saturday of each month, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Family History Helpdesk - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Visit our new History Centre on the first Saturday of every month, 9.30am to 12pm, where members of Bolton Family History Society will be available with advice on how to trace your family tree. No need to book just come along.

    Sat 06 May to Sat 02 December, 9.30am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Craft and Chat - Little Lever Library

    Every Thursday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm join us with a craft of your choice and enjoy a chat at the same time!

    Thu 18 May to Thu 02 November, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Saturday Club - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join our new Saturday Club, where each week you can take part in free activities.

    Sat 03 June to Sat 16 December, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Paintings by David Albinson - Harwood Library

    Starting from 2 July at Harwood Library’s Gallery there will be an exhibition of Oil and Landscape paintings by local artist David Albinson. All works are for sale and the exhibition will end on Monday 31 July. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Sun 02 July to Mon 31 July, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours (see link to the left).

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Kids with hattitude competition

    To kick off this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival’s celebrations and to encourage families to get involved, we would love you to take part in our Mad Hatters themed hat making competition. See http://www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com/competitions/hattitude/ The theme of the competition takes inspiration from Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and when it comes to hat creation, the wackier the better. Come along to Westhoughton Library and Farnworth Library this week where you can make your hat (drop in sessions will take place when the libraries are open. Horwich Library will also be hosting a hat making session on Saturday 15 July 11am to 12pm. You can also make a hat week commencing 24 July at Breightmet Library. The competition will be judged by a celebrity chef and all children entering the competition will also be invited to parade their hats at Bolton Food and Drink Festival August Bank Holiday weekend (25th-28th August).

    Mon 10 July to Sat 29 July, Times are specified for each participating library.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Wild summer crafts - Breightmet Library

    Take a walk on the wild side at Breightmet Library as we celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with six weeks of FREE craft fun for all the family. We’ll be doing a different animal-themed craft every week, so whether you’re making amazing animal puppets, giant bugs, brilliant bracelets, doing awesome origami, or designing a fabulous shopping bag for this year’s Food and Drink Festival, there’s definitely something for everyone at Breightmet Library this summer. No need to book, just drop in.

    Mon 24 July to Sat 02 September, 10am to 12pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Coding Club - Bolton Central Library

    Learn basic coding skills at Bolton Central Library this summer. Use creativity and problem solving to create your own animations and games. The weekly sessions will be every Monday, 10am to 11am, starting 24 July and ending on 21 August. The sessions are suitable for children aged 8 and above.

    Mon 24 July to Mon 21 August, 10am to 11am

    Admission: Please call 01204 332211 to book your free place.

  • Family events

    Summer holiday activities - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    During the school holidays, there will be fish feeds at 1pm every Tuesday and Thursday. We will also have an activity session from 1.30pm - 3pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Suitable for ages 4 - 11.

    Tue 25 July to Thu 31 August, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Puzzle Tuesdays - High Street Library

    Every Tuesday during the summer holidays come along and have a go at a selection of puzzle competitions, ranging from crosswords and anagrams to treasure hunts and codes.

    Tue 25 July to Tue 29 August, 12.30pm to 5.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Code Club - Westhoughton Library

    Learn some basic coding skills at Westhoughton Library this summer. Use creativity and problem solving to create your own animations and games. The weekly sessions will be every Thursday, 3pm to 4pm, starting 27 July and ending on 24 August. The sessions are suitable for children aged 8 and above.

    Thu 27 July to Thu 24 August, 3pm to 4pm

    Admission: The free weekly sessions will be every Thursday, 3pm to 4pm, starting 27 July and ending on 24 August. Please call 01942 634640 to book a place.

  • Family events

    Message with a cipher wheel - High Street Library

    Design and make your own cipher wheel to send secret messages to your friends.

    Thu 27 July, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents tour - Breightmet Library

    To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge join us for storytelling and encounter objects from the museum’s collections.

    Thu 27 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents tour - Breightmet Library

    To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge join us for storytelling and encounter objects from the museum’s collections.

    Thu 27 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Fantastic Fridays - Westhoughton Library

    Join us each Friday from 28 July to 25 August, 2pm to 3pm for animal themed stories and crafts.

    Fri 28 July to Fri 25 August, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents tour - Westhoughton Library

    To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge join us for storytelling and encounter objects from the museum’s collections.

    Fri 28 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Secret Clay Agents - High Street Library

    Write and illustrate your own secret agent adventure mini book.

    Sat 29 July, 2.15pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Sunday Stars - Harwood Library

    Join us in discovering books and a world of creativity 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 2.45pm on 30 July, 27 August, 24 September, 22 October, 19 November and 17 December. .

    Sun 30 July to Sun 17 December, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Animal Agents Activity session - Blackrod Library

    Join us at Blackrod Library to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Have a go at the Animal Agent quiz and treasure hunt! Plus there will be free craft activities.

    Mon 31 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

    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 1 August, Tuesday 15 August, Tuesday 29 August, Tuesday 12 September, Tuesday 26 September, Tuesday 10 October and Tuesday 24 October.

    Tue 01 August to Tue 24 October, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Battleships - High Street Library

    Come along and take part in a giant game of Battleship then create your own version to play with your friends.

    Thu 03 August, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at High Street Library - Trolls

    High Street Library will be turned into a cinema for the afternoon so come along and watch family film ‘Trolls’. Free, no need to book. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sat 05 August, 2.15pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Crafternoon - Horwich Library

    This month’s crafternoon session theme is the Animal Agent Summer Reading Challenge. Come along and make a bookmark to take home.

    Sat 05 August, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Poetry Group - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Do you enjoy poetry? The group is for lovers of poetry, whether listeners, readers or writers. Join us in Bolton Central Library’s Fiction area. The group meets on the first Monday of each month. Contact John Crook for further details – 088567@gmail.com

    Mon 07 August to Mon 04 December, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Robo-Rabbit craft session - High Street Library

    Make your own half rabbit, half robot summer reading challenge secret agent with a customised gadget arm band.

    Mon 07 August, 9am to 7pm (drop in session)

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Amazing Mazes! - High Street Library

    Make your own maze tray complete with traps. Roll the foil covered chocolate ball around the maze avoiding the obstacles until you reach the end. Eat the chocolate or start again!

    Thu 10 August, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Meet Riva and Leif read2dogs - Blackrod Library

    Riva and Leif are two special dogs who will be visiting Blackrod Library. Come along and read to Riva and Leif and see how they help out as part of the ‘Pets as Therapy’ scheme.

    Thu 10 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Animal handling session with Lion Learners and spider craft - Horwich Library

    Lion Learners Educational Experiences will be bringing real life animals to Horwich Library this summer as part of the Animal Agents' Summer Reading Challenge. You’ll get to meet Animal Agent ‘Daisy Rabbit’ with her acute sense of hearing, and ‘Slip and Slide’ the snakes whose super sense of smell means they can track down any mouse, or man! Come along to help these fantastic detectives solve the problems which our other animals are facing. As we read through the books you’ll meet some remarkable reptiles and marvellous mega-minibeasts. Plus from 3pm to 4pm you can make a spindly spider to take home and scare your friends.

    Thu 10 August, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Adventures on the High Seas! - Bromley Cross Library

    Come along to Bromley Cross Library for our pirate and mermaid themed event. Sing pirate shanties, make an eye patch and sword. Try a bit of swashbuckling with your handmade sword, even walk the plank while beautiful mermaids can make swirly mermaids and starfish wands! Listen to tales of the sea and be swept along on our high seas! Suitable for children aged 4 to 11.

    Thu 10 August, 5pm to 6pm

    Admission: To book your place please call Bromley Cross Library on 01204 332354.

  • Family events

    Stand up Harry Potter! - High Street Library

    Listen to an extract from a Harry Potter book and then create your own cut out card Harry Potter character.

    Sat 12 August, 2.15pm to 7pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Do the Write Thing! - High Street Library

    We will give you the first few lines of a story that puts your character in a perilous situation. Can you write your character a path to freedom? Finish your book by illustrating your adventure.

    Mon 14 August, 9am to 7pm (drop in session)

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Summer Reading Challenge Interactive Theatre and Workshop - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us in Celebrating the Summer Reading Challenge at Bolton Central Junior Library with the award winning Young Rep Actor’s Company! The group will be performing their fun packed and interactive play “A Chellow Heist” which is based on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, followed by an exciting workshop for the audience. Free, no need to book and suitable for children aged 4-11.

    Tue 15 August, 11.30am to 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    What Animal Agents? - High Street Library

    Disguise the true identity of your Animal Agent with the help of our accessories.

    Thu 17 August, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Fantastic Mr Fox mask making - Horwich Library

    Roald Dahl’s classic ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ is our inspiration for our fox mask making craft session.

    Fri 18 August, 11am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Peter Rabbit Experience - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    As part of the Food and Drink’s programme come along and watch the Peter Rabbit Experience which includes storytelling and food tasting from Mr McGregor’s garden. This exciting event will bring the classic tales to life with a tasty difference! Please visit Eventbrite to book: http://ow.ly/wI9430dMlRb

    Fri 25 August to Mon 28 August, 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    An afternoon with Cathy Bramley - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    If you enjoy reading Carole Matthews, Katie Fforde & Trisha Ashley….Meet romance writer Cathy Bramley who will be talking about her latest book 'The Lemon Tree Café'. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Cathy’s book and enjoy some delicious cake! Please visit Eventbrite to book your free place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-afternoon-with-cathy-bramley-tickets-36352155275

    Wed 06 September, 1pm

    Admission: FREE