Bury Libraries love getting creative! We have regular activities at all our branches; there’s something to suit everyone. We have a weekly mindful colouring group and card making session at Radcliffe Library at Prestwich Library there’s a weekly poetry workshop, where we also welcome the occasional guest, such as Wild Words, who came in this March, … More Libraries Week – Creative
All of our libraries hold a large stock of reading materials, DVDs and talking books that suit all ages and cover most interests. We continue to be a great place to visit as a family as there is always something to keep everyone entertained. There are dedicated children’s areas in all of our … More Libraries Week – Families
Bury Libraries have always worked really hard to support our local schools. We encourage classes to make library visits and work closely with teachers to promote reading and learning. All of our venues have access to loads of factual books and junior computers, so homework isn’t such a chore! We have supported local and national reading … More Library Week – Education
We all know that libraries are full of books, but that’s not the only world they open up to our visitors. Libraries are also a great place to start learning about computers and accessing digital information, as well as a place for those in the know to get on the internet or use a computer … More Celebrating Libraries Week – Digital
This year, rather than just one day, a whole week of has been dedicated to celebrating libraries and the great service that they provide to our communities. Bury libraries are embracing this idea whole heartedly by hosting several events in the week itself; and by taking the time to look back over the last year and … More Celebrating Libraries Week
We had a fabulous evening in Bury Library celebrating Anne Cleeves’ amazing achievement of publishing thirty books in thirty years. A murder had occurred and knitting had been disturbed! Witnesses gave their testimonies, notes were taken and cakes were eaten whilst evidence was deliberated! A super sleuth was crowned and a murderer unmasked! Take … More What a smashing murder!!!
Join us at Bury Library on Thursday 7th September for a celebration of crime fiction. With scripts written by Ann Cleeves herself, this promises to be a fantastic evening that celebrates Ann writing thirty books in thirty years! A murder has been committed at Shetland’s community Sunday tea, and Jimmy Perez has been … More You are invited to a MURDER!
Despite the best efforts of the motorway network and a problematic projector lead, David joined us one Monday in April to share Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn’t Know About the Spanish Civil War. The stories, including tales about the International Brigade’s local links, and Franco’s unbelievable decision to create a tourist trail through the … More David Ebsworth’s Visit to Prestwich to Library
Wow! Can you believe that it is twenty years since the first Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone – was published?
Would you love the perfect excuse to re-read a favourite or to discover Harry and his magical world for the first time? … More Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary on the 26th June
In July we are hosting our first ‘Afternoon tea and tales’ session with local author Samantha Henthorn. This is a more relaxed approach to an author event that we hope will prove popular with new authors who are just dipping their toes in to sharing their work with the public. Largely due to the enthusiastic … More ‘Tea and Tales’ with Samantha Henthorn