A profile for creative workshops and events in libraries across Kirklees.

Kirklees Libraries host a variety of creative events and groups aimed at all ages, from reading groups and author events, to craft workshops and Knit and Natter groups, to children's craft events and stage shows.

We aim to create a lively and engaging reading offer with reading groups, challenges, promotions and author events.

We bring art in to our health offer by offering opportunities for people to meet in a place where they feel safe, ensuring libraries contribute to the positive health and well-being of local communities.

We organise arts and crafts workshops, supporting library users throughout their lifelong learning journey, because unlike other institutions libraries are open and accessible to all.

We offer business information and IT support to individuals and companies in the creative industries as well as others.

We work with schools, nurseries, youth groups and other partners to ensure that every child and every young person visiting a public library (physically or digitally ) is inspired by an exciting environment which makes reading for pleasure irresistible. They will find a range of books and information resources to support growing confidence in literacy and formal and informal learning. There are opportunities for participation and engagement with a range of fun reading and book-based activities.

Many of our librarians are trained Arts Award Advisors and we support many creative national initiatives including the Summer Reading Challenge and the Big Draw. We are always keen to work with new partners - if you have an idea please get in touch!

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My Location

Huddersfield Library

Princess Alexandra Walk

Telephone: 01484 414 868
Email: socialmedia.lics@kirklees.gov.uk
Website: http://www.kirkleeslibraries.co.uk/

Profile Details

My News

PressReader (digital magazines and newspapers) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>PressReader (digital magazines and newspapers) / Fri 01 Feb 2019

T3, Total Film, BBC Wildlife, Digital Camera, Lonely Planet and more. Choose from over 7000 national and international titles to read online or do...

Audiobooks from Kirklees Libraries / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>Audiobooks from Kirklees Libraries / Fri 01 Feb 2019

Kindred by Octavia E Butler The first science fiction writeen by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This...

eBooks from Kirklees Library / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>eBooks from Kirklees Library / Fri 01 Feb 2019

Green Earth by Kim Stanley Robinson Green Earth takes the stories first told in Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below and Sixty Days and Countin...

My Events

Yours Sincerely, Will Jackson / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-11-18T00:00:00Z">Thu 18 Nov 2021</span>Yours Sincerely, Will Jackson / Thu 18 Nov 2021

Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300-second class stamps from the post office. But he's making them count. He's going to write letters. From recon...

Library Adventures Live! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-04-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2021-05-31T00:00:00Z">Mon 31 May 2021</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Library Adventures Live! / Thu 01 Apr to Mon 31 May 2021 (2 months)

Library Adventures Live! is a magnificent online programme of events for children aged 4-11 to re-engage them with reading. Each week Kirklees Librari...

LAL!: Funny Fiction with Simon James Green and Helen Rutter / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-09T00:00:00Z">Tue 09 Mar 2021</span>LAL!: Funny Fiction with Simon James Green and Helen Rutter / Tue 09 Mar 2021

Funny fiction with Simon James Green and Helen Rutter, a World Book Day tie-in event (4 March 2021) Tuesday March 9 at 11am Streaming online via...

My Opportunities

Research Officer - Reading Pictures Seeing Stories / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-10-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Oct 2021</span>Research Officer - Reading Pictures Seeing Stories / Fri 01 Oct 2021

Offered as a freelance or seconded opportunity for 1 month during October /November. Fee £2,000 - 10 days at £200 per day. Context of the role B...

Birkby Fartown Library: Creative Engagement Consultation / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-27T00:00:00Z">Wed 27 Jan 2021</span>Birkby Fartown Library: Creative Engagement Consultation / Wed 27 Jan 2021

A new library is being built in the Birkby and Fartown area of Huddersfield, due to open in late spring of 2021. There was a library on Wasp Nest Roa...

My Videos

Library Adventures Live! with Joseph CoelhoLibrary Adventures Live! with Joseph Coelho

Join the fabulous children’s author and poet, Joseph Coelho, for the launch of Library Adventures Live! Joseph will be reading from his awesome new bo...

Library Adventures Live! with Rebecca PattersonLibrary Adventures Live! with Rebecca Patterson

Join the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl funny prize, author and illustrator Rebecca Patterson for a robot-themed Library Adventures Live! event. Reb...

Library Adventures Live! with Matt Oldfield and Tom PalmerLibrary Adventures Live! with Matt Oldfield and Tom Palmer

Football crazy? Join Matt Oldfield and Tom Palmer for a fun, action-packed and exciting football-themed edition of Library Adventures Live! Matt will ...