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  • Exhibitions

    Animals and Us exhibition - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Sat 03 December to Sat 30 June, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Bolton's Egypt Events Programme - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for a celebration of all things Ancient Egyptian with 12 months of free talks and activities for all ages, with experts from around the UK. ∗ indicates Family Friendly

    Sat 12 August to Thu 21 June, Various times

    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 April, 10.30am to 11.30am

    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

    Silver Screenings - Their Finest - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch film 'Their Finest’ with subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing.Light refreshments for sale. The film screening will take place at Central Library's Lecture Theatre. Free, no need to book.

    Wed 31 January, 2pm

    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 Society workshops - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    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 intermediate workshops held on the following Saturdays from 10am to 12.30pm: Saturday 3 February, Saturday 10 February, Saturday 17 February and Saturday 24 February. The workshops are run by the Bolton Family History Society. The cost for the four workshops is £25 and includes refreshments and materials. For further details and to book a place, please call Barbara Owen on 01204 309515.

    Sat 03 February to Sat 24 February, 10am to 12.30pm

    Admission: The cost of the four workshops is £25 and includes refreshments. Please call Barbara Owen from the Bolton Family History Society on 01204 309515.

  • Adult events

    Techy Tea Party - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for IT and biscuits at Bolton Central Library on Safer Internet Day. Staff will be on hand to help with quick troubleshooting for your electronic devices, so feel free to bring along your own (fully charged) laptops, tablets or Smartphones you need help with. Tea and biscuits provided! Technology explained with no jargon and a nice cup of tea…how refreshing! Please note, this is a drop in session for quick troubleshooting rather than a full lesson. One hour long 1-to1s with a volunteer mentor can also be booked at different times during the week if you require in depth help.

    Tue 06 February, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Spring into Bolton Central Library!

    Celebrate the first signs of Spring this half term week at Bolton Central Library. Listen to tales of the coming spring, play some games and plant a pot of spring onions to take home, grow and eat. Suitable for children aged 4 plus. Free, no need to book.

    Mon 19 February, 2pm to 3pm

    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

  • Exhibitions

    Stitches and Scenes exhibition - Harwood Library

    For the month of January Harwood Library’s Gallery exhibition will feature hand sewn pictures and acrylic paintings by Margaret Wilkinson, Barbara Kenyon and Jean Hesketh. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Thu 04 January to Tue 30 January, The gallery is open when Harwood Library is open.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Meditation Sunday - Harwood Library

    Join us at Harwood Library for a free meditation session on Sunday 18 February. Everyone is welcome and no need to book.

    Sun 18 February, 11am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Table Top Games - Horwich Library

    Join us for board games fun every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. We’ll provide the games. Suitable for age 16+. No need to book.

    Wed 10 January to Wed 27 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Celebrate National Storytelling Week - Breightmet Library

    Join us as we celebrate the magic of storytelling from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 January and Thursday 1 February. We’ve a treasure trove of special books, puppets and trails for everyone to enjoy after school. These events are free just drop in to the library and say the magic password ‘Jackanory’.

    Tue 30 January to Thu 01 February, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    National Storytelling Week events - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s National Storytelling Week! What stories will you hear? Join us as we celebrate with these fantastic free events (see left hand side of the page for more event details).

    Sat 27 January to Sat 03 February, Various times

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Meet crime writer Elly Griffiths - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Bestselling author Elly Griffiths is coming to Bolton! Elly will be talking about her writing and latest book ‘Dark Angel’, from the much loved series, featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Elly’s book. Light refreshments available.

    Tue 13 February, 6.30pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crime-writer-elly-griffiths-tickets-41498316582

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    Building Bolton Town Hall Heritage Walk - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Bolton Town Hall is a showcase of Victorian and modern day building ideas and style. Please meet in Bolton Central Library's foyer where we will begin with a talk and have a look at some archive material. This will be followed by a tour of Bolton Town Hall led by qualified guide Suzanne Hindle. The tour will touch on fascinating stories of democracy and civic pride associated with this North West architectural gem. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

    Fri 16 February, 12pm to 2pm

    Admission: Please book your free place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-bolton-town-hall-tickets-41959352553

    Fully booked
  • 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

    Ghost and History Tour - Smithills Hall

    Come and join us for a ghostly tour of Smithills Hall. Our fascinating tour will give you an insight to the history and ghost stories of the hall. The tour is run by the knowledgeable Friends of Smithills Hall.

    Thu 15 February, 7pm

    Admission: Suitable for ages 16+. Tickets £8 adults and £7 concessions. Please book in advance by visiting or phoning: Bolton Central Library and Museum, tel no: 01204 333173 or Smithills Hall, tel no: 01204 332377.

  • 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

  • Family events

    Mary Poppins film screening - Smithills Hall

    Come along for a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious afternoon as we watch family classic ‘Mary Poppins’. The film screening will take place in the newly refurbished Devey Room.

    Sun 18 February, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-poppins-film-screening-at-smithills-hall-tickets-42168538233 or call 01204 332853.

    Fully booked
  • Family events

    Author Sahera Patel launches new book - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Meet Sahera Patel, author of ‘I’m NOT a celebrity: I am a Muslim: One Woman's Journey to a World of Faith’. Sahera will be launching her new book ‘Unveiling Arabia’ which tells the story of her experiences living and working in Saudi. Sahera will also talk about her writing and is happy to answer questions. There will also be an opportunity to buy signed copies of both of Sahera’s books.

    Mon 19 February, 6pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-sahera-patel-launches-new-book-tickets-42167699725 or call 01204 332853.

  • Family events

    Animal activity session - Hall i' th' Wood Hall

    Join us for an animal themed trail around the museum followed by a craft activity. This is a free drop in session and no need to book. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11.

    Tue 20 February, 12pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Superhero mask making session - Horwich Library

    Come dressed as your favourite superhero and decorate a mask to take home. This is a free drop in session and suitable for children aged 4 to 11.

    Sat 17 February, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Psychological thriller crime writer Karen Hamilton visits Bolton - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Meet psychological thriller writer Karen Hamilton. She will be talking about her debut novel ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’- described as a “frightening depiction of unbridled obsession, where love and pure hatred grapple on a knife edge.” There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Karen's book. Light refreshments will be available.

    Thu 15 March, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychological-thriller-writer-karen-hamilton-visits-bolton-tickets-42347425289 or call 01204 332853.

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew - make a seasonal chart - Bromley Cross Library

    Come along to the Bromley Cross Crafty Crew. Our monthly Saturday craft session is for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too! On Saturday 27 January join us as we make a seasonal chart. The kids will love this changing weather chart, from sun and rain to snow and wind! Fun for all the family. Suitable for age 4 to 11.

    Sat 27 January, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew - Ladybird Love Bug Cards - Bromley Cross Library

    Join the Crafty Crew this month as we make beautiful Ladybird Love Bug Cards. Perfect for Valentine’s Day - the children will enjoy making this moveable craft. Suitable for age 4 to 11 but fun for all the family. Bromley Cross Crafty Crew's monthly Saturday craft sessions are for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too!

    Sat 10 February, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew - Chinese New Year of The Dog - Bromley Cross Library

    A cute puppy dog craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The dog’s moveable body will create the illusion that the dog can walk. Suitable for children age 4 to 11 but perfect for all the family. Free event and no need to book. Bromley Cross Crafty Crew's monthly Saturday sessions are for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too!

    Sat 24 February, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew celebrates Shakespeare week - Bromley Cross Library

    To celebrate Shakespeare Week come along and join in this funny, enjoyable craft which will be loved by all. Make colourful Shakespeare themed jester hats. Suitable for age 4 to 11 but perfect for involving all the family. Bromley Cross Crafty Crew's monthly Saturday craft sessions are for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too!

    Sat 10 March, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Nature's Jewels - Harwood Library

    For the month of February at Harwood Library’s Gallery Lucy’s Embroidery and Art groups will present ‘Nature’s Jewels’- an exhibition of watercolour paintings and embroideries including trees and birds. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Thu 01 February to Tue 27 February, The Gallery is open when Harwood Library is open (see link on the left hand side for details).

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Silver Screenings - Brief Encounter - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s Valentine’s Day so we’ve chosen a romantic classic - 'Brief Encounter' (1945). Our matinee film screenings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Central Library Lecture Theatre. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 14 February, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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  • Adult events

    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

  • Adult events

    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 Sat 30 June, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    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

  • Family events

    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

  • Exhibitions

    Bolton's Egypt Events Programme - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for a celebration of all things Ancient Egyptian with 12 months of free talks and activities for all ages, with experts from around the UK. ∗ indicates Family Friendly

    Sat 12 August to Thu 21 June, Various times

    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 April, 10.30am to 11.30am

    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

  • Exhibitions

    Stitches and Scenes exhibition - Harwood Library

    For the month of January Harwood Library’s Gallery exhibition will feature hand sewn pictures and acrylic paintings by Margaret Wilkinson, Barbara Kenyon and Jean Hesketh. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Thu 04 January to Tue 30 January, The gallery is open when Harwood Library is open.

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Table Top Games - Horwich Library

    Join us for board games fun every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. We’ll provide the games. Suitable for age 16+. No need to book.

    Wed 10 January to Wed 27 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    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

  • Family events

    National Storytelling Week events - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s National Storytelling Week! What stories will you hear? Join us as we celebrate with these fantastic free events (see left hand side of the page for more event details).

    Sat 27 January to Sat 03 February, Various times

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew - make a seasonal chart - Bromley Cross Library

    Come along to the Bromley Cross Crafty Crew. Our monthly Saturday craft session is for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too! On Saturday 27 January join us as we make a seasonal chart. The kids will love this changing weather chart, from sun and rain to snow and wind! Fun for all the family. Suitable for age 4 to 11.

    Sat 27 January, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Celebrate National Storytelling Week - Breightmet Library

    Join us as we celebrate the magic of storytelling from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 January and Thursday 1 February. We’ve a treasure trove of special books, puppets and trails for everyone to enjoy after school. These events are free just drop in to the library and say the magic password ‘Jackanory’.

    Tue 30 January to Thu 01 February, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Silver Screenings - Their Finest - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Watch film 'Their Finest’ with subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing.Light refreshments for sale. The film screening will take place at Central Library's Lecture Theatre. Free, no need to book.

    Wed 31 January, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Nature's Jewels - Harwood Library

    For the month of February at Harwood Library’s Gallery Lucy’s Embroidery and Art groups will present ‘Nature’s Jewels’- an exhibition of watercolour paintings and embroideries including trees and birds. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Thu 01 February to Tue 27 February, The Gallery is open when Harwood Library is open (see link on the left hand side for details).

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Bolton Family History Society workshops - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    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 intermediate workshops held on the following Saturdays from 10am to 12.30pm: Saturday 3 February, Saturday 10 February, Saturday 17 February and Saturday 24 February. The workshops are run by the Bolton Family History Society. The cost for the four workshops is £25 and includes refreshments and materials. For further details and to book a place, please call Barbara Owen on 01204 309515.

    Sat 03 February to Sat 24 February, 10am to 12.30pm

    Admission: The cost of the four workshops is £25 and includes refreshments. Please call Barbara Owen from the Bolton Family History Society on 01204 309515.

  • Adult events

    Techy Tea Party - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for IT and biscuits at Bolton Central Library on Safer Internet Day. Staff will be on hand to help with quick troubleshooting for your electronic devices, so feel free to bring along your own (fully charged) laptops, tablets or Smartphones you need help with. Tea and biscuits provided! Technology explained with no jargon and a nice cup of tea…how refreshing! Please note, this is a drop in session for quick troubleshooting rather than a full lesson. One hour long 1-to1s with a volunteer mentor can also be booked at different times during the week if you require in depth help.

    Tue 06 February, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew - Ladybird Love Bug Cards - Bromley Cross Library

    Join the Crafty Crew this month as we make beautiful Ladybird Love Bug Cards. Perfect for Valentine’s Day - the children will enjoy making this moveable craft. Suitable for age 4 to 11 but fun for all the family. Bromley Cross Crafty Crew's monthly Saturday craft sessions are for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too!

    Sat 10 February, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Meet crime writer Elly Griffiths - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Bestselling author Elly Griffiths is coming to Bolton! Elly will be talking about her writing and latest book ‘Dark Angel’, from the much loved series, featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway. There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Elly’s book. Light refreshments available.

    Tue 13 February, 6.30pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crime-writer-elly-griffiths-tickets-41498316582

  • Adult events

    Silver Screenings - Brief Encounter - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s Valentine’s Day so we’ve chosen a romantic classic - 'Brief Encounter' (1945). Our matinee film screenings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Central Library Lecture Theatre. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 14 February, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Ghost and History Tour - Smithills Hall

    Come and join us for a ghostly tour of Smithills Hall. Our fascinating tour will give you an insight to the history and ghost stories of the hall. The tour is run by the knowledgeable Friends of Smithills Hall.

    Thu 15 February, 7pm

    Admission: Suitable for ages 16+. Tickets £8 adults and £7 concessions. Please book in advance by visiting or phoning: Bolton Central Library and Museum, tel no: 01204 333173 or Smithills Hall, tel no: 01204 332377.

  • 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

    Building Bolton Town Hall Heritage Walk - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Bolton Town Hall is a showcase of Victorian and modern day building ideas and style. Please meet in Bolton Central Library's foyer where we will begin with a talk and have a look at some archive material. This will be followed by a tour of Bolton Town Hall led by qualified guide Suzanne Hindle. The tour will touch on fascinating stories of democracy and civic pride associated with this North West architectural gem. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

    Fri 16 February, 12pm to 2pm

    Admission: Please book your free place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-bolton-town-hall-tickets-41959352553

    Fully booked
  • Family events

    Superhero mask making session - Horwich Library

    Come dressed as your favourite superhero and decorate a mask to take home. This is a free drop in session and suitable for children aged 4 to 11.

    Sat 17 February, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Mary Poppins film screening - Smithills Hall

    Come along for a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious afternoon as we watch family classic ‘Mary Poppins’. The film screening will take place in the newly refurbished Devey Room.

    Sun 18 February, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-poppins-film-screening-at-smithills-hall-tickets-42168538233 or call 01204 332853.

    Fully booked
  • Family events

    Meditation Sunday - Harwood Library

    Join us at Harwood Library for a free meditation session on Sunday 18 February. Everyone is welcome and no need to book.

    Sun 18 February, 11am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Spring into Bolton Central Library!

    Celebrate the first signs of Spring this half term week at Bolton Central Library. Listen to tales of the coming spring, play some games and plant a pot of spring onions to take home, grow and eat. Suitable for children aged 4 plus. Free, no need to book.

    Mon 19 February, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Author Sahera Patel launches new book - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Meet Sahera Patel, author of ‘I’m NOT a celebrity: I am a Muslim: One Woman's Journey to a World of Faith’. Sahera will be launching her new book ‘Unveiling Arabia’ which tells the story of her experiences living and working in Saudi. Sahera will also talk about her writing and is happy to answer questions. There will also be an opportunity to buy signed copies of both of Sahera’s books.

    Mon 19 February, 6pm

    Admission: Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-sahera-patel-launches-new-book-tickets-42167699725 or call 01204 332853.

  • Family events

    Animal activity session - Hall i' th' Wood Hall

    Join us for an animal themed trail around the museum followed by a craft activity. This is a free drop in session and no need to book. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11.

    Tue 20 February, 12pm to 1.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew - Chinese New Year of The Dog - Bromley Cross Library

    A cute puppy dog craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The dog’s moveable body will create the illusion that the dog can walk. Suitable for children age 4 to 11 but perfect for all the family. Free event and no need to book. Bromley Cross Crafty Crew's monthly Saturday sessions are for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too!

    Sat 24 February, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafty Crew celebrates Shakespeare week - Bromley Cross Library

    To celebrate Shakespeare Week come along and join in this funny, enjoyable craft which will be loved by all. Make colourful Shakespeare themed jester hats. Suitable for age 4 to 11 but perfect for involving all the family. Bromley Cross Crafty Crew's monthly Saturday craft sessions are for children who love getting messy and creative with glitter, glue, paints and more. Every month there will be a new project to try and parents can join in too!

    Sat 10 March, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Psychological thriller crime writer Karen Hamilton visits Bolton - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Meet psychological thriller writer Karen Hamilton. She will be talking about her debut novel ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’- described as a “frightening depiction of unbridled obsession, where love and pure hatred grapple on a knife edge.” There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Karen's book. Light refreshments will be available.

    Thu 15 March, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychological-thriller-writer-karen-hamilton-visits-bolton-tickets-42347425289 or call 01204 332853.