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. 

£7.00 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
The 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.



Gateshead Art Society Spring Exhibition

posted Feb 26, 2019, 6:36 AM by lf lf   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 5:56 AM ]

Gateshead Art Society

Spring Exhibition

8th April - 31st May


Easter Fair

posted Feb 16, 2019, 5:08 AM by lf lf

Bring the family to our Easter Fair
9.30-12pm Saturday 30th March
Craft Stalls - Home Bakes
-Fun Kids' Activities - Raffle - Tombola

All proceeds to go to the running costs of the library

Free Computer Courses

posted Dec 9, 2018, 3:53 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 7:20 AM ]

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.

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.

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