Salford Libraries Live

Salford Libraries Live
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Beano, get reading with the Summer Reading Challenge, and come along to some of our fantastic events!
 
Meet authors, learn from illustrators, create a superhero and go on wild and wonderful adventures with storytellers and theatre shows!
 

Download the Salford Libraries Live booklet
 

Puffin Peter and Other Stories with Petr Horaçek - 14/07/18

Puffin PeterDate: Saturday 14 July
Cost: £5
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 5 years +

Join the award-winning illustrator and author and discover how he brings his amazing characters to life. A talk and workshop for all the family where you will create your own version of Puffin Peter. 

A selection of Petr's books will be available to buy on the day and a chance to get them signed by the author

Each ticket includes 1 free accompanying adult per child​.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
10:00am - 12:00pmEccles LibraryView eventBook here
2:00pm - 4:00pmSwinton LibraryView eventBook here

 

The Adventures of Pom - 24/07/18

The Adventures of PomDate: Tuesday 24 July
Cost: £3.50
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 0 - 4 years

This storytelling adventure for little ones and their grown-ups using touch, sounds, scents and even taste to bring theatre to the youngest audience.

All adults and children attending this event must have a ticket.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
11:30am - 12:15pmSwinton LibraryView eventBook here
1:30pm - 2:15pmSwinton LibraryView eventBook here

 

Create a Reading Den! 25/07/18

Child readingDate: Wednesday 25 July
Venue: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Cost: £1.50 (includes 1 free adult per child)
Booking required: No
Suitable for: Ages 5 + years

We are creating a summer reading den in the gallery to get children reading in the holidays.

Help make a new structure that families will use all summer long. It might even inspire you to create your own at home! Drop-in anytime between 11am-3pm. View full event.

LEGO Stop Frame Animation with MADLAB - 26/07/18 & 07/08/18

LEGODate: Thursday 26 July & Tuesday 7 August
Cost: £5
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 8 years +

Plan, shoot and edit your own stop frame animation, bringing Lego characters to life. 

Each ticket includes 1 free accompanying adult per child.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
Thursday 26 July, 10:00am - 12:00pmEccles LibraryView eventBook here
Thursday 26 July, 2:00pm - 4:00pmPendleton LibraryView eventBook here
Tuesday 7 August, 10:00am - 12:00pmWalkden LibraryView eventBook here
Tuesday 7 August, 2:00pm - 4:00pmSwinton LibraryView eventBook here

 

Create Your Own Superhero - 27/07/18

ComicDate: Friday 27 July
Cost: £5
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 7 years +

Tim Quinn is a comic book editor and illustrator who has worked on British titles such as The Beano and Dandy before heading to the USA and becoming part of the Marvel Universe.

Tim will share his stories and tips and encourage you to create your own Superhero! 

Each ticket includes 1 free accompanying adult per child.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
Friday 27 July, 10:00am - 12:00pmWalkden LibraryView eventBook here
Friday 27 July, 2:00pm - 4:00pmEccles LibraryView eventBook here

 

 

Adventures in Storytelling - 01/08/18

Pyn StockmanDate: Wednesday 1 August
Cost: £2
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 5 years +

Join storyteller Pyn Stockman, who will amaze you with stories from around the world. Hear about mythical beasts and magical monsters. These legends and folk tales will keep all the family fascinated.

Each ticket includes 1 free accompanying adult per child.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
Wednesday 1 August, 12:30pmSalford Museum & Art GalleryView eventBook here
Wednesday 1 August, 2:00pmSalford Museum & Art GalleryView eventBook here

 

 

Suitcase Stories - 10/08/18

Suitcase StoriesDate: Friday 10 August
Cost: £3.50
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 3 - 8 years

Especially when the suitcase belongs to this particular lady. Journey around the world with our well-travelled friend as she regales you with tales of fishermen, fairies, feasts and beasts. An interactive storytelling performance to fire the imagination. 

All adults and children attending this event must have a ticket. Babes in arms go free and do not need a ticket.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
Friday 10 August, 1:45pmPendleton LibraryView eventBook here
Friday 10 August, 3:30pmPendleton LibraryView eventBook here

 

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands - 17/08/18

The Pirates of Scurvy SandsDate: Friday 17 August
Cost: £3.50
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 4 - 7 years

Come and celebrate the hilarious voyages of the Jolley-Rogers, the most intrepid pirates of the Seven Seas.

Author and Illustrator Jonny Duddle introduces his newest book 'The Pirates of Scurvy Sands' - come and discover his own pirate adventures, hear him read from his book and help him draw the perfect pirate! View full event.

A selection of Johnny's books will be available to buy on the day and a chance to get them signed by the author.

Each ticket includes 1 free accompanying adult per child.

Date / TimeVenueEvent listingBook
Friday 17 August, 11:00am - 12:00pmWalkden LibraryView eventBook here
Friday 17 August, 2:00pm - 3:00pmEccles LibraryView eventBook here

 

Create Your Own Book! - 23/08/18

Create your own bookDate: Thursday 23 August
Cost: £3.50
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 6 + years

A workshop for all the family. Using a range of different art techniques and your favourite characters, images, themes and colours to create a unique handmade book of your very own to take home with you. View full event.

Each ticket includes 1 free accompanying adult per child.

Date / TimeVenueBook
Thursday 23 August, 1:30pm - 3:30pmPendleton LibraryBook here