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

April 2015

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 22 April 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 Thursday, 23 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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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 24 April 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, 29 April 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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Whimsical Wednesday: Personal Patterns

11:00am-2:00pm Wednesday, 29 April 2015

In this workshop, we will learn how to think with repetition to create patterns using symbols, punctuations, letters, numbers...anything you wish!

May 2015

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 1 May 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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Dragon tales

11:00am-12:00pm Saturday, 2 May 2015

Join us to hunt out the Library’s mythical beasts before settling down for stories!

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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...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 6 May 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, 7 May 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, 8 May 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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Merchants of Print: Curator tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Saturday, 9 May 2015

Join the curators to discover more about Aldus Manutius, the journeys his books have taken over 500 years and how the books found their final home at The John Rylands Library. There will be an oppo...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 13 May 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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Curator tour: What’s the Weather Like Today?

11:00am-12:00pm Thursday, 14 May 2015

Join the curators for a tour of this vibrant exhibition and find out how the exhibition came about, the role the weather plays in literature, and how artists describe the weather to portray the emoti...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 15 May 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 sur les expositions

11:00am-12:00pm Saturday, 16 May 2015

Join us for a bilingual guided tour (in English and in French) on our recent exhibitions at The John Rylands Library.

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Tony Phillips: Artist printmaking workshop

1:00pm-4:30pm Monday, 18 May 2015

The artist will be conducting a printmaking workshop based on some of the processes used in his etching sequences. The session is an introduction to the dry-point technique , and will focus on mark-...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 20 May 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, 22 May 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, 27 May 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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Whimsical Wednesday: Decoupage

11:00am-2:00pm Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Join us for a spot of decoupage. Use delightful images from our collections to decorate a special souvenir box to take home.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 29 May 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...

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...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 3 June 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, 4 June 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, 5 June 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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Dragon tales

11:00am-12:00pm Saturday, 6 June 2015

Join us to hunt out the Library’s mythical beasts before settling down for stories!

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 10 June 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, 12 June 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, 17 June 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, 19 June 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, 24 June 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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Whimsical Wednesday: Marbling workshop

11:00am-2:00pm Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Many of the Library's books are adorned with beautiful marbled papers. Join us to have a go at this ancient art form and take home what you make.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 26 June 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...