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Central Library: 5 Years of Success!

January 22, 2020

Download the new brochure celebrating achievements and successes at Central Library since re-launching in 2014 following a £48m transformation. See how you can support our work in the years...

Library Lovers – Christmas Gift Memberships

November 20, 2019

Treat your loved ones to a Library Lovers membership this Christmas and they’ll enjoy exclusive library events, previews, behind the scenes tours and discounts throughout the year whilst supporting the work of Manchester  Libraries. All new members receive a special welcome...

Library Live Video

September 30, 2019

The Development Trust is proud to support the Library Live programme of cultural events at Manchester Central Library and the Creative Spaces network in branch libraries. Making a donation to the Trust or joining the Library Lovers scheme will help to continue this amazing...

THIS VIBRANT THING VIDEO

July 19, 2018

Colour, community, sound and spirit! Commisioned by Library Live, senses were dazzled at our THIS VIBRANT THING arts festival in Longsight Library & Learning Centre in March 2018. Similar events took place in Wythenshawe and North City Libraries. The Initiative was core...

Illuminate Video-Company Chameleon Commission

Watch Company Chamelon's site-specific piece at Manchester Central Library commissioned by Library Live. Illuminate saw dance, movement, original music and light art combine in an extraordinary journey of seven stories around the venue. Premiered in November 2017 and re-imagined...

Children and Families Activities Support

July 11, 2018

Together with the Oglesby Charitable Trust, we support a wide range of activity for children and families in Manchester Libraries, from Sunday Fundays to exhibitions and special initiatives and commissions like Bee in the City and The Ministry of Lost and Found.  Take a look at...

Library Lounge Events: Danny Brocklehurst

November 20, 2017

Library Lounge is delighted to announce an evening of conversation and questions with BAFTA winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst. Danny’s TV credits include In The Dark, Ordinary Lies, The Accused, Exile, Talk To Me, Shameless, The Driver and Clocking Off. He also...

Library Lovers – Book-binding session

June 29, 2017

Library Lovers recently took part in a special book binding session with Conservator, Nic Rayner. They even got to take away their own self-made...

Xmas Extravaganza at Central Library – Video

October 13, 2016

Click above to see our Xmas extravaganza video for children and...

Library Lovers – First Anniversary! 

September 16, 2016

It's a whole year since Guy Garvey helped us launch 'Library Lovers', our membership scheme which enables people to support a wide range of cultural and educational activity at Central Library in return for exclusive benefits such as special events, previews, behind the scenes...