Events, news and reading
An overview of events and promotions taking place in our 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 Leicester.
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
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 the week each year.
When is the next adult learners' week?
- Saturday 13th June - Friday 19th June 2015
Join us for a celebration of lifelong learning from Saturday 13 until Friday 19 June and explore the many types of learning available to adults from all walks of life.
Visit your local library or Leicester Adult Education College for exciting opportunities in education and learning, access to information, advice and guidance and a chance to try something new.
- Download the ALW leaflet which is full of events and activities
- Visit the national website for general information
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 we are offering you a chance to take part in the six book challenge for adults.
We also support:
Events and activities for children and young people
For details please go to our:
- Children and Young People's section
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 reading groups section.
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 and 'ghostly and gruesome'. We aim to give our readers a sample of the great books we have.
Phoenix - Leicester Libraries members get 10 per cent off
Leicester Libraries members get 10 per cent off at Phoenix Square. Show your library card at Phoenix Square and get the discount off normal cinema ticket prices including concessions.
For terms and conditions visit the Phoenix website.
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