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Events

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

December 2016

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 9 December 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 Tuesday, 13 December 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 Wednesday, 14 December 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, 16 December 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, 20 December 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, 21 December 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, 23 December 2016

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

January 2017

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 4 January 2017

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, 5 January 2017

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own. Suitable for families with children 5 and under.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 6 January 2017

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, 10 January 2017

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 January 2017

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, 13 January 2017

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 Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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, 20 January 2017

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 Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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, 27 January 2017

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

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What The Papers Say: The Guardian Archive

2:00pm-4:00pm Monday, 30 January 2017

The Manchester Guardian was founded by John Edward Taylor in 1821, two years after the Peterloo Massacre. Under the editorship of the legendary Charles Prestwich Scott, it was transformed from an e...

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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

February 2017

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 1 February 2017

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, 2 February 2017

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own. Suitable for families with children 5 and under.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 3 February 2017

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

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What The Papers Say: The Guardian Archive

2:00pm-4:00pm Saturday, 4 February 2017

The Manchester Guardian was founded by John Edward Taylor in 1821, two years after the Peterloo Massacre. Under the editorship of the legendary Charles Prestwich Scott, it was transformed from an e...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 8 February 2017

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, 10 February 2017

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, 14 February 2017

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

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Collections Encounter: Experimentations of the Counter-Culture

2:00pm-3:00pm Wednesday, 15 February 2017

An artistic and social revolution happened in the 1960s, a backlash against the authority of mainstream 'square' culture. Experimentation in art and poetry exploded as artists began to rip-up rule ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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, 17 February 2017

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 Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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, 24 February 2017

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

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Exposing the Off-Beat: A Curator Tour

11:00am-11:45am Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Beat Poets were influential in the establishment-shattering 1960s counter-culture and in exploding the boundaries of poetry. Our experts on the Beat Poets, Douglas Field and Jay Jones, will be ...

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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

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