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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...

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 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...

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,...