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Events, news and reading

This page provides an overview of the events and promotions that take place in libraries throughout the year. We work in close partnership with national and local organisations to bring you a range of exciting activities and initiatives to support reading, learning and community life in the city.

Further information

Book News

Our monthly newsletter has information about events, activities and the exciting books we have on our shelves. If you would like to subscribe to receive this by email, please ask at your local library.

Adult Learners' Week (ALW)

This is an annual national initiative to promote lifelong learning. We offer a range of taster sessions in most of our libraries and publish a brochure of events and activities in the run up to ALW each year.

When is the next Adult Learners' Week?

  • Saturday 13 June  - Friday 19 June 2015

Everybody's Reading

Everybody’s Reading is a nine day festival of all things reading related. We have many events in libraries across the city as part of this festival.

More information about the festival is available on our Everybody's Reading link under the 'quick links' above.

Six Book Challenge

For the second year, in partnership with Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Services and supported by Everybody's Reading Festival, we offer you a chance to take part in the Six Book Challenge for adults.

Other promotions

We also support:

Events and activities for children and young people

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Reading groups

A reading group is an exciting opportunity to get together with others to try authors and titles you might not have considered and share your thoughts about books.

For further details, visit our:


We frequently produce booklists to help our members find the books they love. Lists we have produced have including: Crime Fiction, Great Books for 11+ year olds, Ghostly and Gruesome and many more; we aim to give our readers just a sample of the great books we have.

Phoenix - Leicester Libraries members get 10% off!

Leicester Libraries members get 10% off at Phoenix Square! Show your library card at Phoenix Square and get 10% off normal cinema ticket prices including concessions.

For terms and conditions visit the Phoenix website


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