Find out what events are taking place at The John Rylands Library. All of our events are free to attend.
Every Wednesday and Friday, 3 - 3.30pm
Our introductory tours are your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history.
No need to book, just turn up.
Collection Encounter: What lies beneath
18 February 2020, 3pm-4pm
Modern imaging of ancient documents techniques can transform our ideas about lost cultures such as the Syriac civilisation featured in our exhibition. Drop in and see how these t..
Family crafts: Cuffs of power
19 February 2020, 10.30am-12pm
Drop in for free family crafting where you can make and take home your very own cuffs of power. Long ago, people would wear and carry objects to keep them safe. Come along and mak..
Family crafts: Magic bowls
20 February 2020, 10.30am-12pm
Join in the fun in this free family friendly craft session and learn more about how ancient people used spells to keep them safe from harm. Inspired by our exhibition’s incantat..
Abracadabra: Printing demo
21 February 2020, 11.15am-11.30am
Watch our beautiful Columbian printing press in action and discover the power of ancient words. Shazam! Did you know that people used to think words had the power to ward off illn..
Collection Encounter: Medicine through Time
27 February 2020, 3pm-4pm
Join our Collection Encounter to get close up to some of our most fascinating medical materials. Find out more about the fascinating history of medicine and how many cultures cont..
5 March 2020, 11am-11.45am
Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a story world of your own. Free, no need to book, just drop in. Family friendly, chi..
15 March 2020, 10.30am-11.30am
Calling all photographers! This is a fantastic opportunity to capture the beauty of our Historic Reading Room, before the Library opens to the general public. You’re welcome to b..