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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 29 September, 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 September,

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

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Children's Craft Club- Westhoughton Library

    Come along to our new Children's Craft Club on the first Saturday of each month. There will be themed crafts each month for you to make and take home.

    Sat 07 January to Sat 03 June, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Free iPad Fridays for beginners - Breightmet Library

    New tablet? Unsure of how to use it? Ask staff about our free iPad sessions on the last Friday of each month here at Breightmet Library. Learn in a friendly, patient environment. Booking is essential as places are limited so please call 01204 332352.

    Fri 27 January to Fri 23 June, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    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 20 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Chair based exercise with Age UK - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Chair Based Exercise Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good. Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture. For more information call 01204 37879. Email lucybird@ageukbolton.org.uk or visit ageuk.org.uk/bolton

    Mon 30 January to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    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

  • Family events

    Sunday Stars - Harwood Library

    Join us in discovering books and a world of creativity at our new monthly Sunday Stars session. This month’s theme is Spring and we will be making crowns. Sessions are for children aged 4 to 11 years, but families are very welcome.

    Sun 09 April to Sun 04 June, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Awesome Origami - Breightmet Library

    Join us for these free fun-packed origami workshops during half term (Tuesday 30 May and Wednesday 31 May). You will be shown how to make original, awesome origami models to take home and wow your friends! Places are limited so please book by calling Breightmet Library on 01204 332353. Suitable for children aged 6 plus.

    Tue 30 May to Wed 31 May, 9am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent holiday special Pete's Dragon - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s half – term, watch this fantastic family film! Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 31 May, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Still Learning - Harwood Library

    For the month of May at the Gallery in Harwood there will be an exhibition of paintings and mixed media by June Dootson and Edith Tunstall. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Mon 01 May to Wed 31 May, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    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

  • Family events

    Day of Song - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for a day of celebrating many great poets and composers through a series of pop up concerts with Outreach Opera.

    Sat 27 May, 10am to 4.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Worktown Tour - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Meeting point: the foyer, Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE Discover all about the extraordinary story of Mass Observation and their pioneering study of Bolton, which they called “Worktown”, in the late 1930s. Beginning our walk in the Bolton Archives History Centre with a chance to view Humphrey Spender’s internationally celebrated “Worktown” photographs.

    Fri 23 June, 12pm to 2.30pm

    Admission: Book your free place on Eventbrite http://ow.ly/ejof30bxm7M

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all Harry Potter fans! Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in Central Library’s Lecture Theatre at 2pm. Light refreshments for sale. Free, no need to book. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sat 10 June, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Silver Screenings - The Girl on the Train - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Our Silver Screenings for June is 'The Girl on the Train’. 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. Free, no need to book.

    Wed 14 June, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Baby Shower - Horwich Library

    Calling all parents-to-be, babies and their families! We are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of the Horwich Library Baby Shower. Chat to a range of partners about all things baby-related, find out more about reading with your little one and enjoy free taster sessions, games and quizzes. Every family attending will also get a goody bag to take home.

    Thu 22 June, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Big Book Bonanza - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    A free story and craft event celebrating some of our favourite children’s books. Come along and join in the fun, no need to book. This is a family event and children must be accompanied by an adult. For information about Family Learning courses in your child’s school please ring Bolton College on 01204 482566.

    Sat 17 June, 10am to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Elmer Day! - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Celebrate Elmer Day! There will be elephant themed stories from 1.30pm to 2pm and a drop in craft session from 2pm to 3pm.

    Sat 27 May, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Elmer Day - Westhoughton Library

    Join us as we celebrate Elmer Day with an elephant craft and trail around the library.

    Sat 27 May, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Amazing Animals activity session - Hall i' th' Wood Hall

    Come along to Hall i' th' Wood Museum this half term for an animal themed craft and trail around the hall.

    Tue 30 May, 12.30pm to 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Elmer Day - Horwich Library

    Let's celebrate Elmer Day! Come dressed as colourfully as you can! Come and make a pair of patchwork Elmer ears or mask.

    Sat 27 May, 3pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Awesome Animals activity session - Smithills Hall

    Join us for animal themed crafts plus the Woodland Trust will be doing an outdoor trail and making birds from pieces of willow.

    Fri 02 June, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Robo masks session - Westhoughton Library

    Join us at Westhoughton Library this half term where we will be making robot masks. Free event and no need to book.

    Fri 02 June, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Racing Reads - Horwich Library

    Get yourselves in training for Horwich Racing Festival! Join us for a morning of reading and running. We’ll be reading stories on the library steps and racing around the library just to get you in the mood for Horwich Racing Week. There will be fun and games from 11am until 12pm. You can sign up for Horwich Racing Festival: www.horwichfestivalofracing.co.uk/

    Fri 02 June, 11am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

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    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

    Let's Explore Outdoors - National Bookstart Week - Smithills Hall

    Hop along to Smithills Hall for our National Bookstart Week celebrations. Listen to a story in the beautiful grounds of the Hall, make bunny ears and pick up your free copy of ‘Every Bunny Dance’. We will also have some special bunny guests from Smithills Farm for you to cuddle.

    Wed 07 June, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Meet Gin Phillips - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Author, Gin Phillips, will be discussing her electrifying debut thriller ‘Fierce Kingdom’ . There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Gin's book. Light refreshments will be available.

    Tue 13 June, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free place on Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/TaHX30c27gJ

  • Adult events

    Make A Noise In Libraries - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Celebrate reading with blind and partially sighted people. An opportunity for you to ask us about audio books and take them out! Everyone is welcome to join us for an entertaining session of music with ‘The Green Door Ensemble’ - a mix of jazz standard, original tunes accompanied by Dave Morgan’s spoken word. Light refreshments will be available.

    Wed 14 June, 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    National Bookstart Week Toddler Tales - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Celebrate National Bookstart Week with stories, music, rhymes and craft activities. Plus pick up your free copy of ’Every Bunny Dance’. Suitable for children under 5 and their mums, dads and carers.

    Fri 09 June, 11am to 11.45am

    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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    Toddler Tales - Breightmet Library

    Join us every Wednesday at 9.30am for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Wed 30 September to Wed 05 July, 9.30am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Blackrod Library

    Join us every Thursday at 10.30am for free storytelling sessions for children under 5 and their mums, dads and carers. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Thu 01 October to Thu 06 July, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Bromley Cross Library

    Join us every Thursday at 2pm for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Thu 01 October to Thu 06 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Westhoughton Library

    Join us every Friday at 10am for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Fri 02 October to Fri 07 July, 10am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Bolton Central Library

    Join us every Friday at 11am for free storytelling sessions for children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for under 5s. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Fri 02 October to Fri 07 July, 11am

    Admission: FREE

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    Toddler Tales - Harwood Library

    Join us every Monday at 2pm for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Mon 05 October to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Toddler Tales - High Street Library

    Join us every Monday at 2pm for free storytelling sessions for young children and their mums, dads and carers, ideal for toddlers aged 2 - 4. Sessions take place at all Bolton libraries throughout the week. Contact any Bolton library for details.

    Mon 05 October to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    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

  • Family events

    Toddler Tales - Horwich Library

    Horwich Library Toddler Tales sessions are now every Tuesday at 10.30am. Following the Toddler Tales storytelling session join us for Stay and Play where children and their parents can play and have fun together. Both these free sessions are for children under 5 and their mums, dads and carers. No need to book just come along.

    Tue 12 July to Mon 26 June, Tuesdays at 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • 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 29 September, 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 September,

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

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Children's Craft Club- Westhoughton Library

    Come along to our new Children's Craft Club on the first Saturday of each month. There will be themed crafts each month for you to make and take home.

    Sat 07 January to Sat 03 June, 10am to 12pm

    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 20 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Free iPad Fridays for beginners - Breightmet Library

    New tablet? Unsure of how to use it? Ask staff about our free iPad sessions on the last Friday of each month here at Breightmet Library. Learn in a friendly, patient environment. Booking is essential as places are limited so please call 01204 332352.

    Fri 27 January to Fri 23 June, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Chair based exercise with Age UK - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Chair Based Exercise Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good. Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture. For more information call 01204 37879. Email lucybird@ageukbolton.org.uk or visit ageuk.org.uk/bolton

    Mon 30 January to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    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

  • Family events

    Sunday Stars - Harwood Library

    Join us in discovering books and a world of creativity at our new monthly Sunday Stars session. This month’s theme is Spring and we will be making crowns. Sessions are for children aged 4 to 11 years, but families are very welcome.

    Sun 09 April to Sun 04 June, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    The Gallery - Still Learning - Harwood Library

    For the month of May at the Gallery in Harwood there will be an exhibition of paintings and mixed media by June Dootson and Edith Tunstall. Please note that the Gallery is on a Mezzanine floor and access is via a spiral staircase.

    Mon 01 May to Wed 31 May, The Gallery is open during Harwood Library's opening hours.

    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

    Elmer Day - Horwich Library

    Let's celebrate Elmer Day! Come dressed as colourfully as you can! Come and make a pair of patchwork Elmer ears or mask.

    Sat 27 May, 3pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Day of Song - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Join us for a day of celebrating many great poets and composers through a series of pop up concerts with Outreach Opera.

    Sat 27 May, 10am to 4.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Elmer Day! - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Celebrate Elmer Day! There will be elephant themed stories from 1.30pm to 2pm and a drop in craft session from 2pm to 3pm.

    Sat 27 May, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Elmer Day - Westhoughton Library

    Join us as we celebrate Elmer Day with an elephant craft and trail around the library.

    Sat 27 May, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Awesome Origami - Breightmet Library

    Join us for these free fun-packed origami workshops during half term (Tuesday 30 May and Wednesday 31 May). You will be shown how to make original, awesome origami models to take home and wow your friends! Places are limited so please book by calling Breightmet Library on 01204 332353. Suitable for children aged 6 plus.

    Tue 30 May to Wed 31 May, 9am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Amazing Animals activity session - Hall i' th' Wood Hall

    Come along to Hall i' th' Wood Museum this half term for an animal themed craft and trail around the hall.

    Tue 30 May, 12.30pm to 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent holiday special Pete's Dragon - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    It’s half – term, watch this fantastic family film! Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 31 May, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Awesome Animals activity session - Smithills Hall

    Join us for animal themed crafts plus the Woodland Trust will be doing an outdoor trail and making birds from pieces of willow.

    Fri 02 June, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Robo masks session - Westhoughton Library

    Join us at Westhoughton Library this half term where we will be making robot masks. Free event and no need to book.

    Fri 02 June, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Racing Reads - Horwich Library

    Get yourselves in training for Horwich Racing Festival! Join us for a morning of reading and running. We’ll be reading stories on the library steps and racing around the library just to get you in the mood for Horwich Racing Week. There will be fun and games from 11am until 12pm. You can sign up for Horwich Racing Festival: www.horwichfestivalofracing.co.uk/

    Fri 02 June, 11am to 12pm

    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

  • Family events

    Let's Explore Outdoors - National Bookstart Week - Smithills Hall

    Hop along to Smithills Hall for our National Bookstart Week celebrations. Listen to a story in the beautiful grounds of the Hall, make bunny ears and pick up your free copy of ‘Every Bunny Dance’. We will also have some special bunny guests from Smithills Farm for you to cuddle.

    Wed 07 June, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    National Bookstart Week Toddler Tales - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Celebrate National Bookstart Week with stories, music, rhymes and craft activities. Plus pick up your free copy of ’Every Bunny Dance’. Suitable for children under 5 and their mums, dads and carers.

    Fri 09 June, 11am to 11.45am

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Cinema at the Crescent - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all Harry Potter fans! Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in Central Library’s Lecture Theatre at 2pm. Light refreshments for sale. Free, no need to book. Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sat 10 June, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Meet Gin Phillips - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Author, Gin Phillips, will be discussing her electrifying debut thriller ‘Fierce Kingdom’ . There will be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Gin's book. Light refreshments will be available.

    Tue 13 June, 1pm

    Admission: Please book your free place on Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/TaHX30c27gJ

  • Adult events

    Make A Noise In Libraries - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Celebrate reading with blind and partially sighted people. An opportunity for you to ask us about audio books and take them out! Everyone is welcome to join us for an entertaining session of music with ‘The Green Door Ensemble’ - a mix of jazz standard, original tunes accompanied by Dave Morgan’s spoken word. Light refreshments will be available.

    Wed 14 June, 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Silver Screenings - The Girl on the Train - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Our Silver Screenings for June is 'The Girl on the Train’. 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. Free, no need to book.

    Wed 14 June, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Big Book Bonanza - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    A free story and craft event celebrating some of our favourite children’s books. Come along and join in the fun, no need to book. This is a family event and children must be accompanied by an adult. For information about Family Learning courses in your child’s school please ring Bolton College on 01204 482566.

    Sat 17 June, 10am to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Baby Shower - Horwich Library

    Calling all parents-to-be, babies and their families! We are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of the Horwich Library Baby Shower. Chat to a range of partners about all things baby-related, find out more about reading with your little one and enjoy free taster sessions, games and quizzes. Every family attending will also get a goody bag to take home.

    Thu 22 June, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Worktown Tour - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Meeting point: the foyer, Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE Discover all about the extraordinary story of Mass Observation and their pioneering study of Bolton, which they called “Worktown”, in the late 1930s. Beginning our walk in the Bolton Archives History Centre with a chance to view Humphrey Spender’s internationally celebrated “Worktown” photographs.

    Fri 23 June, 12pm to 2.30pm

    Admission: Book your free place on Eventbrite http://ow.ly/ejof30bxm7M