Salford Libraries Live

Salford Libraries Live

Salford Libraries Live is on a mission to take you to the stars, bringing great art events to our libraries and museum. We are calling all adventurers to explore beyond planet earth.

Meet the artists, theatre companies, scientists, storytellers and computer specialists and blast off into the solar system. The Summer Reading Challenge theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family. The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischevious aliens!

Don't miss out! Most of these events have limited space so make sure you book your tickets in advance.

Buy tickets online or simply pop into any Salford library to buy tickets in person.

Download events booklet

 

 

Trunk Tales: Stories from around the World

DateTuesday 6 August
Time | Venue

10.30am - 11.30am | Walkden Library

2.30pm - 3.30pm | Eccles Library

Cost£4
Suitable ForAges 4-11

Theatre Company Tell Tale Hearts presents a storyteller who arrives with her trunk of tales that tell of boastful toads, magical fish and fearsome beats of the wild woods.

Children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

DoodleBots Workshop

Date | Time | Venue

Wednesday 7 August | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Tuesday 13 August  |  10.30pm - 12.30pm | Walkden Library

Cost£5
Suitable ForAges 8+ (includes 1 free adult per child)

Join MadLab in making a DoodleBot, a chaotic vibrating drawing robot that creates fascinating patterns as it swirls around and around! Each DoodleBot will be unique.

Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Light up the Stars Workshop

Date | Time | Venue

Thursday 8 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm | Eccles Library

Thursday 8 August | 2.00pm - 3.30pm | Pendleton Library

Friday 9 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm | Swinton Library

Friday 9 August | 2.00pm - 3.30pm | Walkden Library

Cost£5
Suitable ForAges 8-12 years 

Join STEAM for this amazing workshop where you'll learn all about the wonders of the solar system and create your own map of the night sky using LEDs and circuits.

Space Books!

Date | Time | Venue

Monday 12 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm | Swinton Library

Tuesday 13 August | 1.30pm - 3.00pm | Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 14 August | 1.30pm - 3.00pm | Pendleton Library 

Cost£4
Suitable ForAges 8-12 years 

With artist Rachel Johns, come and learn to draw in an unusual way with ink and sticks. Produce a concertina artbook to take home, featuring rockets, aliens, space monsters of planets!

Virtual Reality Workshop

Date | Time | Venue

Monday 12 August | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Swinton Library

Thursday 15 August | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Pendleton Library

Tuesday 20 August | 10.30am - 12.30pm | Eccles Library

Cost£5
Suitable ForAges 8+

MadLab will provide a VR Oculus Rift headset for you to experience space in virtual reality! MadLab's workshop will provide a safety overview of using the headset and then you can get hands on and experience this for yourself.

How do you make a Piano out of Fruit?

Date  | TimeThursday 15 August, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
VenueSalford Museum & Art Gallery
Cost£4
Suitable ForAges 8-12

What happens when you mix a little bit of computer coding know-how and some fruit? Can you make your very own fruit piano with the dream team from STEAM, a fantastic arts and technology company resident in Salford this summer? View full event.

No experience necessary.

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Man on the Moon: Storytelling and Music

Date  | Time | Venue

Tuesday 20 August | 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Pendleton Library

Wednesday 21 August | 1.00pm - 2.00pm | Swinton Library

Cost£3.50
Suitable ForAges 3-8 and their families

The workshop will be based around the book 'Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)' by Simon Batram which follows Bob. the astronaut who looks after the Moon. This is a fun, interactive story for young children, run by Colour the Clouds Theatre Company

Learn how to build a musical soundscape to accompany this adventure, blasting off into space.

All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

An Alphabet of Stories: Storytelling and Music

Date  | TimeWednesday 21 August, 10.00am - 11.00am
VenueSalford Museum & Art Gallery
Cost£4
Suitable ForAges 3-8 and their families

Colour the Clouds Theatre Company will lead this drama-based games, active storytelling, and music session, based on An Alphabet, by Oliver Jeffers.

This workshop complements a new exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery called A-Z of Salford's Collections: an alphabet of objects ad artworks from across the collections. Some pieces are well-known, others only rarely been displayed. For everyone, there should be something to discover. View full event.

All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Print your own Solar System

Date  | Time | Venue

Wednesday 21 August | 1.30pm - 3.00pm | Walkden Library

Thursday 22 August | 10.30am - 12.00pm | Eccles Library

Cost£3.50 (include 1 free adult per child)
Suitable ForAges 5-8 

Create your very own solar system through lino block printing. Explore your imagination in a lively and relaxed environment with artist Lubna Ali. Choose from a range of colours and design your own stamps. Roll your ink and get layering! Take home your mini multi-coloured masterpiece!

All children need to be accompanied by an adult.