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Library Lovers – Christmas Gift Memberships

November 21, 2016

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 Central Library. All new members receive a special...

Xmas Extravaganza at Central Library – Video

October 13, 2016

Click above to see our Xmas extravaganza...

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...

Summer Drinks in the Reading Room

July 21, 2016

We were delighted to host a special Summer Drinks evening in the unique and beautiful surroundings of the Wolfson Reading Room, with enchanting music from Manchester Camerata. Thank you to our supporters, partners and Library Lovers, who were able to join us, share in our...

Sunday Funday – Enduring Eye

June 29, 2016

The fifth Library and Oglesby Trusts funded Sunday Funday on 17 April 2016 was themed on the fascinating ‘Enduring Eye’ exhibition. It offered a whole host of expedition inspired events for all ages. Family-friendly events on the day included arts and crafts activities,...

Guy Garvey joins Library Lovers!

September 18, 2015

Sunday open day at Manchester Central LibraryPictured BBC 6 broadcast live from the library presenter and rock star Guy Garvey Elbow lead singer Guy Garvey has helped launch a new fundraising initiative for Manchester Central Library Development Trust. The membership...

2nd Family Sunday at Central Library

June 8, 2015

The Development Trust is proud to be supporting Central Library's 2nd Sunday Funday on 14 June. This has been made possible through a generous grant from the Oglesby Charitable...

Happy Birthday!

March 31, 2015

On 22 March, Manchester Central Library's doors were thrown open for a special “Sunday Funday” of creative activities, live music and tours of the historic building. The past was brought to life with characters from Shakespearean times and World War I, while tiny readers...

Sunday Funday – 22 March, 12-4pm

March 4, 2015

The Development Trust is proud to support Central Library's first Sunday Funday on 22 March, 12-4pm. Join us for an afternoon of free family entertainment and help us celebrate our first year since re-opening! Central Library will open for this special occasion with a...