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  • Exhibitions

    Animals and Us exhibition - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Sat 03 December to Sat 01 September, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Baby stay and play - Westhoughton Library

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Baby stay and play at Westhoughton Library. Enjoy and explore together through songs, play and sensory activities. Suitable for ages 0 to 2 years . Free session, no need to book, just pop by.

    Thu 30 November to Thu 26 July, 10am to 11am

    Admission: FREE (The session takes place on the last Thursday of each month).

  • Family events

    Story Activity Saturday - High Street Library

    Come along for a storyteling session and then join in a craft activity.

    Sat 04 November to Sat 29 September, 2.15pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Dementia Friendly sessions - Westhoughton Library

    Monthly sessions aimed at those who have Dementia and are in the early stages. Different activities each week aimed to encourage nostalgia in a friendly and supportive environment. The sessions will take place on the third Friday of the month from 11.30am to 1pm.

    Fri 16 February to Fri 20 July, 11.30am to 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    LEGO brick building club - Breightmet Library

    Become a better builder, learn new skills about building with LEGO. Family friendly free event for children aged 6 to 11 years old with their carer. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies who do not sponsor, authorise or endorse this LEGO Brick Building Club. The club is held on the first Thursday of the month. Please contact Breightmet Library on 01204 332352 to make sure there has been no change to the date or time of the sessions. See 2018 dates below the photo.

    Thu 04 January to Thu 06 December, 4pm to 5pm

    Admission: FREE

  • 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 - Harwood Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Harwood 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 second Friday of the month between 12pm and 1.30pm. For more information contact Harwood Library on 01204 332340 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Fri 12 January to Fri 14 December, 12pm to 1.30pm

    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

    Bolton Family History Helpdesk - The History Centre

    Would you like to start tracing your family tree? Hit a brick wall in your research, not sure how to overcome it? On the first Saturday of every month, 10am to 12pm, members of Bolton Family History Society will be available with advice on how to trace your family tree. Just come along to the History Centre in Bolton Central Library. If you have any queries please call 01204 332185. The sessions will take place on: 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August.

    Sat 03 March to Sat 04 August, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Baby Play - Breightmet Library

    Inspire your baby to develop through sensory touch, song, movement and play. Meet other parents and carers, relax in our supportive and friendly atmosphere, creating precious memories together in the most important years of your baby’s life. We welcome all parents and carers. Free session, no need to book, just pop by. The sessions will take place on the first Friday of each month. Friday 4 May, Friday 1 June, Friday 6 July, Friday 3 August, Friday 7 September, Friday 5 October, Friday 2 November and Friday 7 December.

    Fri 04 May to Fri 07 December, 9.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - Breightmet Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Breightmet 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 first Tuesday of the month between 2pm and 3pm. For more information contact Breightmet Library on 01204 332352 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Tue 01 May to Tue 04 December, The sessions will take place on the first Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 3pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Arty Babies! - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly group at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities. Suitable for ages 0 to 2 years. Free entry, just pop by. Arty Babies will meet at 10.30am on: Tuesday 5 June, Tuesday 19 June, Tuesday 3 July, Tuesday 17 July, Tuesday 31 July, Tuesday 14 August and Tuesday 28 August.

    Tue 05 June to Tue 28 August, 10.30m

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Family History Society’s advanced course - Harwood Library

    Do you want to know more about your ancestors but have hit a brick wall in your research? Resolve your family history research queries through a series of four advanced workshops organised by the Bolton Family History Society. The workshops will be held at Harwood Library on the following Fridays from 10am to 12pm and the cost is £20: 29 June, 6 July, 13 July and 20 July. For further information please call Harwood Library on 01204 332340.

    Fri 29 June to Fri 20 July, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Books and Banter - Breightmet Library

    Are you reading at the moment? Would you like to find out what's popular with other borrowers? All borrowers are invited to come along to have a cuppa and a chat about what they’re reading, whatever it is! Whether you've been reading books for years or would like to do more reading, just bring a book and enjoy the banter! Books and Banter is suitable for age 16+. Free refreshments provided.

    Thu 19 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    An afternoon with thriller writer Shari Lapena - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Psychological thriller writer of the phenomenal bestselling novel, ‘The Couple next door’, Shari Lapena, returns to Bolton with her exciting third novel ‘An Unwanted Guest’; a real page turner! Shari will be in conversation about her writing and her latest book. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book. Light refreshments will be available.

    Mon 23 July, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-afternoon-with-crime-writer-shari-lapena-tickets-46183016646 or call 01204 332853.

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - reminiscence group - Bolton Central Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Bolton Central 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 first Wednesday of the month between 11.30am and 1pm. For more information contact Bolton Central Library on 01204 332853 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Wed 04 July to Wed 05 December, 11.30am to 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Craft exhibition by Mary Glencross - Harwood Library

    For the month of July Harwood Library’s Gallery exhibition will feature crafts, jewellery and patchwork by Mary Glencross.

    Sun 01 July to Tue 31 July, The exhibition is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE

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  • Exhibitions

    Animals and Us exhibition - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Sat 03 December to Sat 01 September, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Story Activity Saturday - High Street Library

    Come along for a storyteling session and then join in a craft activity.

    Sat 04 November to Sat 29 September, 2.15pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Baby stay and play - Westhoughton Library

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Baby stay and play at Westhoughton Library. Enjoy and explore together through songs, play and sensory activities. Suitable for ages 0 to 2 years . Free session, no need to book, just pop by.

    Thu 30 November to Thu 26 July, 10am to 11am

    Admission: FREE (The session takes place on the last Thursday of each month).

  • Family events

    LEGO brick building club - Breightmet Library

    Become a better builder, learn new skills about building with LEGO. Family friendly free event for children aged 6 to 11 years old with their carer. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies who do not sponsor, authorise or endorse this LEGO Brick Building Club. The club is held on the first Thursday of the month. Please contact Breightmet Library on 01204 332352 to make sure there has been no change to the date or time of the sessions. See 2018 dates below the photo.

    Thu 04 January to Thu 06 December, 4pm to 5pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - Harwood Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Harwood 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 second Friday of the month between 12pm and 1.30pm. For more information contact Harwood Library on 01204 332340 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Fri 12 January to Fri 14 December, 12pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • 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

    Dementia Friendly sessions - Westhoughton Library

    Monthly sessions aimed at those who have Dementia and are in the early stages. Different activities each week aimed to encourage nostalgia in a friendly and supportive environment. The sessions will take place on the third Friday of the month from 11.30am to 1pm.

    Fri 16 February to Fri 20 July, 11.30am to 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Family History Helpdesk - The History Centre

    Would you like to start tracing your family tree? Hit a brick wall in your research, not sure how to overcome it? On the first Saturday of every month, 10am to 12pm, members of Bolton Family History Society will be available with advice on how to trace your family tree. Just come along to the History Centre in Bolton Central Library. If you have any queries please call 01204 332185. The sessions will take place on: 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August.

    Sat 03 March to Sat 04 August, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - Breightmet Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Breightmet 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 first Tuesday of the month between 2pm and 3pm. For more information contact Breightmet Library on 01204 332352 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Tue 01 May to Tue 04 December, The sessions will take place on the first Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 3pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Baby Play - Breightmet Library

    Inspire your baby to develop through sensory touch, song, movement and play. Meet other parents and carers, relax in our supportive and friendly atmosphere, creating precious memories together in the most important years of your baby’s life. We welcome all parents and carers. Free session, no need to book, just pop by. The sessions will take place on the first Friday of each month. Friday 4 May, Friday 1 June, Friday 6 July, Friday 3 August, Friday 7 September, Friday 5 October, Friday 2 November and Friday 7 December.

    Fri 04 May to Fri 07 December, 9.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Arty Babies! - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly group at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities. Suitable for ages 0 to 2 years. Free entry, just pop by. Arty Babies will meet at 10.30am on: Tuesday 5 June, Tuesday 19 June, Tuesday 3 July, Tuesday 17 July, Tuesday 31 July, Tuesday 14 August and Tuesday 28 August.

    Tue 05 June to Tue 28 August, 10.30m

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Family History Society’s advanced course - Harwood Library

    Do you want to know more about your ancestors but have hit a brick wall in your research? Resolve your family history research queries through a series of four advanced workshops organised by the Bolton Family History Society. The workshops will be held at Harwood Library on the following Fridays from 10am to 12pm and the cost is £20: 29 June, 6 July, 13 July and 20 July. For further information please call Harwood Library on 01204 332340.

    Fri 29 June to Fri 20 July, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Craft exhibition by Mary Glencross - Harwood Library

    For the month of July Harwood Library’s Gallery exhibition will feature crafts, jewellery and patchwork by Mary Glencross.

    Sun 01 July to Tue 31 July, The exhibition is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Down Memory Lane - reminiscence group - Bolton Central Library

    Do you or someone you know have dementia? Bolton Central 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 first Wednesday of the month between 11.30am and 1pm. For more information contact Bolton Central Library on 01204 332853 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or dawn.crossley@ageukbolton.org.uk

    Wed 04 July to Wed 05 December, 11.30am to 1pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Books and Banter - Breightmet Library

    Are you reading at the moment? Would you like to find out what's popular with other borrowers? All borrowers are invited to come along to have a cuppa and a chat about what they’re reading, whatever it is! Whether you've been reading books for years or would like to do more reading, just bring a book and enjoy the banter! Books and Banter is suitable for age 16+. Free refreshments provided.

    Thu 19 July, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    An afternoon with thriller writer Shari Lapena - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Psychological thriller writer of the phenomenal bestselling novel, ‘The Couple next door’, Shari Lapena, returns to Bolton with her exciting third novel ‘An Unwanted Guest’; a real page turner! Shari will be in conversation about her writing and her latest book. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book. Light refreshments will be available.

    Mon 23 July, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-afternoon-with-crime-writer-shari-lapena-tickets-46183016646 or call 01204 332853.