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A copy of our printed What's On guide is available below.

Booking may be necessary to attend some of our events. Full details are available on individual event pages.

December 2014

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Hark!

2:00pm-3:00pm Sunday, 21 December 2014

Join us for our annual afternoon of Christmas songs and carols, in the beautiful surroundings of the Historic Reading Room. Singing will be led by the Salford Royal Choir: raise your voice and help...

January 2015

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Introductory Tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Toddler Tales

10:30am-11:30am Thursday, 8 January 2015

Come and join us in our cosy corner and pull up a cushion. Enjoy great stories, songs and other fun activities. Just drop in! Suitable for ages 0 - 5

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 9 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-12:30pm Friday, 9 January 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-12:30pm Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 16 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Explorer tour

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 18 January 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-12:30pm Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 23 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-12:30pm Friday, 23 January 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Tour en Français - French language only tour

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 25 January 2015

La Bibliothèque John Rylands Deansgate ouvre ses portes pour vous emmèner à l'intérieur, et vous faire découvrir le site, dédié aux livres et à son architecture Victorienne. Cette visite sera...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 30 January 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Explorer tour

3:00pm-4:00pm Saturday, 31 January 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

February 2015

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-2:00pm Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Striking Gold

12:00pm-1:00pm Wednesday, 4 February 2015

This monthly series of lunchtime talks introduces the new John Rylands Research Institute and its vibrant research portfolio. Each informal, accessible seminar showcases cutting-edge research on docu...

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Toddler Tales

10:30am-11:30am Thursday, 5 February 2015

Come and join us in our cosy corner and pull up a cushion. Enjoy great stories, songs and other fun activities. Just drop in! Suitable for ages 0 - 5

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 6 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Printing Press Demonstration

12:00pm-4:00pm Monday, 9 February 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Explorer tour

3:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 13 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Unusual Views: Library tours for photographers

11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Take the opportunity to photograph the Library building from spectacular viewpoints not normally open to the public!

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-2:00pm Thursday, 19 February 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 20 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Tour en Français - French language only tour

11:00am-12:00pm Saturday, 21 February 2015

La Bibliothèque John Rylands Deansgate ouvre ses portes pour vous emmèner à l'intérieur, et vous faire découvrir le site, dédié aux livres et à son architecture Victorienne. Cette visite sera...

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Explorer tour

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 27 February 2015

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a tour, please cont...

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-2:00pm Friday, 27 February 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

March 2015

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Hebrew Collections

12:00pm-1:00pm Wednesday, 4 March 2015

This monthly series of lunchtime talks introduces the new John Rylands Research Institute and its vibrant research portfolio. Each informal, accessible seminar showcases cutting-edge research on docu...

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Printing Press Demonstration

10:00am-2:00pm Thursday, 5 March 2015

Drop in and see our printing press in action. Try your hand at making your own print.

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Explorer tour

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 8 March 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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Unusual Views: Library tours for photographers

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 15 March 2015

Take the opportunity to photograph the Library building from spectacular viewpoints not normally open to the public!

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Explorer tour

3:00pm-4:00pm Thursday, 19 March 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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Tour en Français - French language only tour

12:00pm-1:00pm Saturday, 21 March 2015

La Bibliothèque John Rylands Deansgate ouvre ses portes pour vous emmèner à l'intérieur, et vous faire découvrir le site, dédié aux livres et à son architecture Victorienne. Cette visite sera...

April 2015

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Explorer tour

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 12 April 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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Interpreting Papyrus

12:00pm-1:00pm Wednesday, 15 April 2015

This monthly series of lunchtime talks introduces the new John Rylands Research Institute and its vibrant research portfolio. Each informal, accessible seminar showcases cutting-edge research on docu...

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Unusual Views: Library tours for photographers

11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, 19 April 2015

Take the opportunity to photograph the Library building from spectacular viewpoints not normally open to the public!

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Explorer tour

3:00pm-4:00pm Thursday, 23 April 2015

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

May 2015

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Curating Magic

12:00pm-1:00pm Wednesday, 6 May 2015

This monthly series of lunchtime talks introduces the new John Rylands Research Institute and its vibrant research portfolio. Each informal, accessible seminar showcases cutting-edge research on docu...

June 2015

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Encountering Italy

12:00pm-1:00pm Wednesday, 3 June 2015

This monthly series of lunchtime talks introduces the new John Rylands Research Institute and its vibrant research portfolio. Each informal, accessible seminar showcases cutting-edge research on docu...