Barrow-in-Furness library events

What's on

    Thursday, 2 Jan, 2020

  • Novels That Shaped Our World

    Barrow Library

    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. January's theme is Identity. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. Discover the 10 Novels that explore how we define ourselves and others. From Toni Morrison's Beloved to Sylvia's Plath's The Bell Jar. How many have you read, and what would you add to this list of Novels That Shaped Our World? #MyBookLife
  • The January Challenge

    Barrow Library

    Let's get creative with 64 Million Artist this January. Pop into the library to see our interactive display, join up online and follow on social media. We will be setting weekly challenges of little acts of creativity which anyone can do. This year its paper planes, mind maps, life stories, word doodles and random acts of kindness!
  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    Barrow Library

    Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary Barrow Library warmly invites you to see Barrow's Memorial Flame, created by our community in response to the poem The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann. Drop into the library during opening hours to explore our display. Read testimonies and life stories of survivors from around the world. Create your own butterfly and add a pledge to our Stand Together Wall.
  • Thursday, 6 Feb, 2020

  • Harry Potter Book NIght Family Quiz

    Barrow Library

    Come and celebrate Harry Potter Book Night at Barrow Library with our inaugural family quiz! Potter fans young and old are invited to come together and celebrate with fun activities, photo opportunities, fancy dress and of course our fantastic quiz. This year's theme is the Goblet of Fire so get ready champions, eternal glory awaits! Older children are welcome but must be accompanied by their family team, recommended for witches and wizards age 9 and ¾ and above. Adult teams without children are also welcome. Doors open at 6pm quiz will start at 6.30pm. Call 01229 407373 to book
  • Tuesday, 7 Jan, 2020

  • Harry Potter

    Barrow Libraries

    As part of our Harry Potter Book Night celebrations, we are running a design your own house banner competition. Open to the public and school groups. We cant wait to see your magical designs. Pick up an entry form from your local library and get your fabulous art work in by Sat 8th Feb to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
  • Saturday, 8 Feb, 2020

  • Book Craft

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Monday, 17 Feb, 2020

  • The Wordsworth Trust

    Barrow Library

    Half term activities with the wonderful Wordsworth Trust. Join us for Winter themed crafty fun with Winter Rucksack of Rhymes at 10.30-11.30 for children age 0-5 years and Wild Words and Awesome Activities for children age 3-11 from 11.30-12.30. Phone the library to book a free place.
  • Tuesday, 18 Feb, 2020

  • Pokemon Trading Cards Club

    Barrow Library

    Love Pokemon? Seen the tv shows and films? Then why not come along and learn how to play the card game? Perfect for beginners and more experienced players who want to help others learn how to play. 6-16years
  • Friday, 21 Feb, 2020

  • Lego and Duplo Club

    Barrow Library

    Calling Master Builders. Come along to our fun Lego sessions for children aged 6-11years. Duplo will be available for those who would like it. Create your own masterpiece at these fun group sessions.
  • Monday, 13 Jan, 2020

  • Harry Potter Book Night Drop in Activities

    Barrow Library

    Drop into Barrow Library and take part in our fun Harry Potter themed Activities throughout February. We have a Book covers of the world treasure trail, an eye spy cabinet quiz, colouring sheets and a design your own Triwizard champion's banner competition. Closing date February 22nd. Why not dress up and take pictures with our fantastic displays. All welcome.
  • Saturday, 1 Feb, 2020

  • The Tiger That Came To Tea Competition

    Barrow Library

    We are delighted to be working with Forum Theatre to bring you this great colouring competition. Hand your masterpieces in to the library by the end of February to be in with a change of winning tickets to this fantastic family show on Sat 7th March.
  • Novels That Shaped Our World

    Barrow Library

    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. February's theme is Love, Sex and romance. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. Discover the 10 Novels dealing with affairs of the heart and the bedroom. How many have you read? What would you add to this list of Novels That Shaped Our World? #MyBookLife
  • Monday, 10 Feb, 2020

  • Private Peaceful

    Barrow Library

    We are delighted to be working with Forum Theatre to bring you this great colouring competition. Hand your masterpieces in to the library by the end of February to be in with a change of winning tickets to this fantastic show on Wednesday 11th March. Suitable for 8year+
  • Saturday, 7 Mar, 2020

  • Children's Bookcraft Club

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Monday, 2 Mar, 2020

  • Novels That Shaped Our World

    Barrow Library

    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. Marches theme is Adventure. The ten adventure titles feature stories about exploration, journeys and survival. From Richard Hannay's secret mission in Mr Standfast, to the quest to save Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings and the dystopian revolution of The Hunger Games. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. #MyBookLife
  • Saturday, 4 Apr, 2020

  • Children's Bookcraft Club

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Saturday, 25 Apr, 2020

  • Children's Bookcraft Club

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2020

  • Novels That Shaped Our World

    Barrow Library

    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. Aprils theme is Life, Death and Other Worlds. C.S Lewis's Narnia and Terry Pratchett's Discworld are just some of the other-worldly settings for these ten novels that tackle loss, birth and rebirth, and the struggle to live in alternative universes or imagined futures. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. #MyBookLife
  • Saturday, 23 May, 2020

  • Children's Bookcraft Club

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Friday, 1 May, 2020

  • Novels That Shaped Our World

    Barrow Library

    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. Mays theme is The Politics Power & Protest. These novels are stories about the ideas, people and power struggles that shaped worlds. Many feature characters with ideas out of step with their societies, from Atticus Finch's attitudes to class and race in To Kill A Mockingbird to Bernard Marx's dissatisfaction with the world order in Brave New World. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. #MyBookLife
  • Saturday, 13 Jun, 2020

  • Children's Bookcraft Club

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2020

  • Novels That Shaped Our World

    Barrow Library

    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. July's theme is Coming of Age. From Harry Potter finding his feet and fulfilling his destiny in the wizarding world, to newly-orphaned Emily Moon standing up to her snobbish relatives and malicious classmates, the ten Coming of Age novels explore characters growing up and finding their way in the world. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. #MyBookLife
  • Monday Makers Craft Club

    Barrow Library

    'All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!'
  • Knit and Natter

    Barrow Library

    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • Storytots

    Barrow Library

    'Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Barrow Library We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 2:45pm Come and join us!'
  • Macmillan Drop-In

    Barrow Library

    'Drop in session where help is available from a Macmillan volunteer. Every Wednesday 10 - 12am.'
  • Silver Surfers

    Barrow Library

    'If you would like some help using the computer, laptop or want to learn something new, then this is the session for you. Free refreshments and a friendly atmosphere here at Barrow Library. Every Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407375 for more details.'
  • Rhyme Time

    Barrow Library

    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session. Every Friday.
  • Children's Bookcraft Club

    Barrow Library

    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Reading Groups

    Barrow Library

    First Monday of every month. Contact 01229 407373 for more details about this and other reading groups.