Events, news and reading
We work in 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 or read it online using the link below:
Festival of Learning
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. This year’s Adult Learners Week took place between 22-27 May 2017.
- Download our brochure for a full programme of events
To find out more information please see the national website: Festival of Learning
Everybody’s Reading is a nine-day festival of all things reading related, last year it took place from the 1 - 9 October 2016. We have many events taking place in libraries and community centres across the city as part of the festival.
- More information about the festival is available on our Everybody's Reading page
More information about the festival is available on our Everybody's Reading link under the 'quick links' above.
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.
- Have a look at our booklists and find your next great read
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