What's On

The library is a community space, not just somewhere to read books!

If you would like to set up a community group, please do get in touch. If you would like to hold profit-making activities as part of your business, you can find our rates for room hire here. 


The Dickens Fellowship 

1st Monday of the month, 7pm

Membership is £20/ year.


Meet once a month with those who share an interest in the life and works of Charles Dickens.


This group of Dickens enthusiasts read and discuss classics such as ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, ‘Great Expectations’ and currently, ‘Bleak House’. They also discuss Dickens’ lesser known publications including the magazines, ‘Household Words’ and ‘All the Year Round’.


To join, just turn up at the meeting or contact Anne McLeod on 07833105697 or email cleotwemlow@sky.com.

Book Group

2nd Thursday of the month, 12.00 - 1.30pm. 

£5.00 annually

Why not join the book group for a chat and coffee over the book of the month?  All are welcome!

Recent books of the month have included:

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

he Children Act by Ian McEwan
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

All of these novels are available for loan at Low Fell Library.

To join, just turn up at the meeting or contact the library on 0191 433 6408 or email lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

Please do get in touch with the library if you would like more info.

Scrabble Group

Every Monday, 1.30 - 3.30


Friendly games, all abilities welcome.  Just turn up to join in.

Please do get in touch with the library if you would like more info, on 0191 433 6408 or email lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

WI Knit and Natter
Fortnightly on alternate Mondays, 10.00 - 12.00

All welcome to come along and for a friendly knit and natter.

Please do get in touch with the library if you would like more info, on 0191 433 6408 or email lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

Rhyme Time

Tuesdays 9.30 & 10.50am

Thursdays 9.30am

50p per child  


Singing rhymes helps develop children's social and language skills in a fun way. Sessions are organised by our volunteers and involve a mixture of songs, rhymes and movement.  We mix traditional nursery rhymes with more modern songs you'll probably be familiar with.


Liz and Elaine run Rhyme Time on Tuesdays.  As these sessions are very busy we decided to add an extra one on Thursday morning at 9.30.  This is run by Alison.  She volunteered as she used to enjoy singing with the children when working at a nursery.



Craft session with Art Venturers

posted Jan 15, 2019, 5:28 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 3:55 PM ]

Children's craft session on the 19th 13:30-15:00 provided by the popular ARTventurers. Children 3-8 £2.00 Pre-booking and payment essential - non refundable. To reserve a place for your child please drop in or contact:
Tel: 0191 433 6408
Email: lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

CANCELLED 4th Annual Burns Night

posted Dec 18, 2018, 8:36 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 6:12 AM ]

Sadly, due to insufficient interest this year’s Burns celebrations have been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment. 

Low Fell Library presents our 4th Annual Burns Supper
On Saturday 19th of January 
7pm for 7:30
Tickets £17.50

Free Computer Courses

posted Dec 9, 2018, 3:53 AM by lf lf   [ updated ]

Do you get worried about booking holidays or shopping safely online?  

Do you have concerns about using social media such as Facebook and Twitter?  

Whether you're a complete beginner or you've got some experience of using computers but want to make sure you stay safe online, our FREE computer courses will help you get more out of your computer, iPad or tablet.

Click on the image to enlarge it and see full details of dates and courses.

To find out more or to enrol, call 0191 433 6450.

A Christmas Carol

posted Nov 2, 2018, 7:22 AM by lf lf

Charles Dickens' 

“A Christmas Carol”

Wednesday 5th December 7.00 pm

An atmospheric staged reading of this classic Christmas tale by members of the Dickens Fellowship in Victorian Costume with sound and lighting effects

Glass of mulled wine or soft drink and a mince pie included in the ticket price of £5.00

This is a very popular event so booking is essential. 

Not suitable for under 9’s

Exhibitions & Talks

posted Oct 23, 2018, 7:16 AM by lf lf   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 8:21 AM ]

100 Years of Women's Suffrage

An exhibition of photographs, letters and posters celebrating 100 years since the first women got the vote.

Exhibitions & Talks

posted Oct 22, 2018, 1:17 PM by lf lf   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 8:50 AM ]


Exhibitions in the Library this month:
  • Remembering John Brown-King

A talk by local historian, Mike Scott, will provide more details about Private Brown-King, reputedly the man to fire the first shot of the Great War, when his ship, the cruiser Amphion, attacked the German mine-layer, the Konogin Luise.

The talk is FREE and takes place at 2pm on Wednesday, 24th October

  • Letters of a Temporary Gentleman
Exhibition - The family correspondence of Captain George Robertson of 21st (Service) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Christmas Fair

posted Oct 22, 2018, 7:51 AM by lf lf   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 6:43 AM ]

Saturday 24 November 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Visit from Santa, Raffle, Tombola, Craft stalls, Children's Crafts, Cake stalls and Refreshments.

If you'd like a stall, please telephone the Library on 0191-433-6408 for further information.

Halloween Crafts with ArtVenturers - Fully Booked

posted Oct 4, 2018, 5:19 AM by lf lf   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 6:16 AM ]

Halloween Crafts with ArtVenturers 
Thursday 25th October 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Fully Booked

Design your own sparkly Halloween Lantern complete with a 
Battery Tea Light

Children 3 - 8 yrs must be accompanied

Pre-Booking and payment (non-refundable) essential.

Further details   0191 4336408
Email:     lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk


Children's Summer Fun - We've got a fantastic programme of children's summer crafts planned for the school holidays.

posted Jul 26, 2018, 7:41 AM by lf lf   [ updated Oct 27, 2018, 2:20 AM ]

Children can have fun being creative with Artventurers, paint a pot with The Kiln, and do some fabulous themed crafts with Juno Events. Sessions are priced at £2.00 per child, with the exception of The Kiln session, which will be £5.00 per child. To view the full programme of events, please pick up a flier from the library. Sessions are to be booked and paid for in person at the library.

When The Boat Comes In - 11th July

posted Jun 6, 2018, 5:53 PM by lf lf   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 6:02 PM ]

Low Fell Library is delighted to host an evening with Peter Mitchell, sometime Low Fell resident and son of James Mitchell, author of the iconic 1970s TV series “When The Boat Comes In”, set in the North East, will recount the story of the original books and series, and its adaptation for the stage, together with readings from his new novel “Jack High” which continues the story of Jack Ford found in the original three books.

Wednesday 11th July at 7pm

Free admission but reservation needed - phone the library on 433 6408, or click here

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