Libraries Week 2022

Libraries Week 2022

Libraries Week is here again and this year we're celebrating Lifelong Learning.

Libraries play a central role in inspiring individuals to explore their potential at every stage of life, helping communities to thrive. 

Take a look at our programme of events and activities for a taster of what your library has to offer you on your learning journey.  (Downloadable PDF version of the programme.)


17 poets, 46 artists and academics, the voices of over 400 women…together they created #Herstory.

Now, as part of #LibrariesWeek 2022, we are delighted to share this rich and radical project with you online. Start your journey here….

Gannin alang the Wall film screening | Mon 3 Oct, 1pm | West End Library

Join us to watch a film about the real route of the Roman Wall, made by St James’ Heritage Group. To book, email


Writing for Wellbeing | Tues 4 Oct, 10am-12pm | City Library

Local writer Helen Aitchison offers a gentle introduction to the physical and emotional mental health benefits of writing. Book at


Crossings Community Choir | Tues 4 Oct, 5-7pm | City Library

This welcoming choir invites local people, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to create, learn, and make meaningful connections. Drop in.


Memories Are Made of This | Wed 5 Oct, 11.30am-2.30pm | City Library, Bewick Hall

Come along to watch vintage TV adverts and enjoy activities for reminiscence and conversation. Drop in.


Cancer Awareness Talk | Thurs 6 Oct, 1.30-2.15pm | Fenham Library

Meet Healthworks and learn what signs and symptoms to look out for, find advice on how to cut down risk, and address any concerns. Drop in.


English Learners Reading Group | Thurs 6 Oct, 1-2pm | City Library, L3

Come along to this friendly, drop in reading group to improve your English language skills by reading aloud. No booking required


How to Use Times Digital Archive and British Library Newspapers | Fri 7 Oct, 2pm | City Library

Sit down with Gale, digital archives publisher, to learn all about the archives, how to use the online platform, and how to search historic newspapers for family histories, independent academic research, or satisfy your historic curiosity! Book at


Code Club | Fri 7 Oct, 3.45-4.45pm | West End Library 

Do you have a favourite computer game? Would you like to learn how to make your own? At Code Club you can learn how to make cool games, animations & websites too! For 9 – 13 year olds. Book at


Day of Play | Sat 8 Oct, 11-3pm | City Library | Drop in

Playing isn't just fun, it's also a brilliant way to learn. And you are never too old to play! Join us for a family creative session to explore learning through play. For children of all ages and their families.


Did you know?

You can pick up a Libraries Week leaflet in City library and most branches.

blue poster with event information

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