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From the Page to the Stage

posted Aug 6, 2019, 6:34 AM by lf lf

We had the pleasure of welcoming Peter Mitchell back to the library on 17th of July to talk about his latest novel based on the “When the boat comes in” series. A great evening was had by all, and we thank Peter for being such an entertaining guest, and also the dedicated volunteers who helped to bring the event together and make it so enjoyable!


Easter Crafts with ARTventurers

posted Mar 21, 2019, 5:13 AM by lf lf   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 6:47 AM ]

Easter Crafts 
with ARTventurers 

10th April at 10.30-11.30 &
15th April at 1.30-2.30

Ages 3-8 years
£2.00 per child
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking and non-refundable pre-payment is essential.

Easter Fair

posted Feb 16, 2019, 5:08 AM by lf lf   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 6:52 AM ]

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

Dickens' Magic

posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:31 AM by lf lf   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 6:39 AM ]

Dickens's Magic 

Wednesday 20th February at 7pm

John Bowen is Professor of English at the University of York and is President of the worldwide Dickens Fellowship. His talk will reflect on the many kinds of magic in Dickens's writing and how this has helped to create the magical hold his stories have over their readers.

This event is FREE, please book in advance to reserve your seat.

Free Computer Courses

posted Dec 9, 2018, 3:53 AM by lf lf   [ updated Mar 30, 2019, 3:34 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.

A Christmas Carol

posted Nov 2, 2018, 7:22 AM by lf lf   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 6:38 AM ]

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 Mar 30, 2019, 3:35 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 Mar 30, 2019, 3:35 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.

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 Jan 29, 2019, 7:37 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 Jan 29, 2019, 5:52 AM ]

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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