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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.

November 2014

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Collection Encounter: Egyptian Amulets

2:00pm-3:00pm Wednesday, 26 November 2014

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED The Library has a treasure trove of items beyond books. One fascinating area of our collection is our Egyptian amulets. Experience the awe of seeing these rare jewels ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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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Bilingual tour of our exhibitions

11:00am-12:00pm Thursday, 27 November 2014

Join us for a bilingual guided tour (in English and French) on our current exhibitions at the John Rylands Library, focussing on Communities in Communication, Echo and Narcissus and French objects in...

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Transcultural Dynamics

5:30pm-6:30pm Thursday, 27 November 2014

Guest speaker Dirk Schoenaers opens a window into the world of the early modern translator - the role they played in diplomatic negotiations; who they wrote for, and why. This talk will explore some ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 28 November 2014

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up!

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Collection encounter: Norman Nicholson

3:30pm-4:30pm Saturday, 29 November 2014

An opportunity to see and discuss some gems from Nicholson’s own archive – like the original manuscript of his most famous poem 'The Pot Geranium' in his equally famous illegible handwriting. T...

December 2014

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Explorer tour

11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, 2 December 2014

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, 3 December 2014

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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Whimsical Wednesday: Crafts for Christmas

11:00am-1:00pm Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Spend some time creating simple decorations and other Christmas crafts. A relaxing time out amidst the rush to prepare!

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Whimsical Wednesday: Crafts for Christmas

2:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Spend some time creating simple decorations and other Christmas crafts. A relaxing time out amidst the rush to prepare!

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Avant-Garde Literature

12:00pm-12:30pm Thursday, 4 December 2014

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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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 5 December 2014

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 Friday, 5 December 2014

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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Family fun afternoon: Christmas

1:00pm-4:00pm Saturday, 6 December 2014

Drop in and make different Christmas decorations. Help Grumbold the Library Dragon decorate our tree.

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Here be Dragons! A tour of the Library for children

12:00pm-1:00pm Saturday, 6 December 2014

The walls and the ceilings of the Library are full of strange and mysterious creatures – join our tour to seek them out. Most suitable for families with children aged 5-10.

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Unusual Views: Library tours for photographers

3:00pm-4:30pm Monday, 8 December 2014

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, 10 December 2014

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, 12 December 2014

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 Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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, 17 December 2014

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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Third Thursday Late

5:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, 18 December 2014

A great opportunity to pop in after work, or a day’s shopping, and see the Library in a different light. 5 - 6.45pm

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Third Thursday Late: Christmas Ghost stories

6:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, 18 December 2014

Come and join the Curious Tales team from 6pm as they share spooky Christmas tales in the gothic splendour of the Historic Reading Room. Every third Thursday of the month, we open late so you can ex...

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Introductory Tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 19 December 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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...

February 2015

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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...

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...

April 2015

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Interpreting Papyrus

11:00am-12:00pm 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...

May 2015

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Curating Magic

11:00am-12:00pm 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

11:00am-12:00pm 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...