Events

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

June 2016

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

July 2016

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 5 July 2016

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, 6 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Toddler Tales

10:30am-11:15am Thursday, 7 July 2016

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a story world of your own

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 8 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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, 13 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 15 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 19 July 2016

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, 20 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 22 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Magical Creatures: The Power of Paws, Claws, Feathers and Fur

12:00pm-4:00pm Monday, 25 July 2016

Within many societies witchcraft and spells have long been associated with all varieties of animals. From frogs, snakes, beetles and owls these creatures have been said to have a range of magical pr...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Unusual Views

2:00pm-3:00pm Thursday, 28 July 2016

Take the opportunity to join us for a facilitated tour of the Library designed especially for photographers, enjoying areas of this spectacular building which aren't open to the public. To book a pl...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 29 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

August 2016

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:20pm Monday, 1 August 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the ...

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The ruff guide to Shakespeare workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday, 2 August 2016

What better way to get into the Shakespearian spirit than to make your very own Tudor ruff? Compare your ruff with Shakespeare’s own when you find him in our magnificent Historic Reading Room. Is...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Toddler Tales

10:30am-11:15am Thursday, 4 August 2016

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a story world of your own

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:20pm Thursday, 4 August 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 5 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Lucky charm workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm Friday, 5 August 2016

Take part in our lucky charm workshop and create your own piece of jewellery to bring you good luck. Learn about the history of charms, amulets and talismans, and discover how these trinkets were b...

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:20pm Tuesday, 9 August 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the ...

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"I put a spell on you" The Moses Gaster Collection.

2:00pm-3:00pm Wednesday, 10 August 2016

For centuries people across the world wore amulets to protect them against the evil influences of witches, demons, and other mischievous powers. Learn more by delving into the Moses Gaster Collecti...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 12 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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The ruff guide to Shakespeare workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm Friday, 12 August 2016

What better way to get into the Shakespearian spirit than to make your very own Tudor ruff? Compare your ruff with Shakespeare’s own when you find him in our magnificent Historic Reading Room. Is...

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:20pm Tuesday, 16 August 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Lucky charm workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm Thursday, 18 August 2016

Take part in our lucky charm workshop and create your own piece of jewellery to bring you good luck. Learn about the history of charms, amulets and talismans, and discover how these trinkets were b...

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Thursday Late: Magic

5:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, 18 August 2016

Fancy a magical evening with a bit of a twist? Come to the Library for a special after-hours viewing of our Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World exhibition. As night falls, see our exh...

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"I put a spell on you" The Moses Gaster Collection.

2:00pm-3:00pm Friday, 19 August 2016

For centuries people across the world wore amulets to protect them against the evil influences of witches, demons, and other mischievous powers. Learn more by delving into the Moses Gaster Collecti...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 19 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:20pm Monday, 22 August 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the ...

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The ruff guide to Shakespeare workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday, 23 August 2016

What better way to get into the Shakespearian spirit than to make your very own Tudor ruff? Compare your ruff with Shakespeare’s own when you find him in our magnificent Historic Reading Room. Is...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Lucky charm workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Take part in our lucky charm workshop and create your own piece of jewellery to bring you good luck. Learn about the history of charms, amulets and talismans, and discover how these trinkets were b...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 26 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:20pm Friday, 26 August 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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