Where you can celebrate Library Week across Warrington
LIBRARIES week takes place in October and LiveWire will celebrate the important place libraries have in the community.
The annual celebration takes place October 4-10 and this year’s theme is ‘Act and Change Lives’ and aims to highlight the important role libraries play in their communities as a driver of inclusion, sustainability. , social mobility and community cohesion.
LiveWire’s team of community librarians and library advisors are running a number of free activities and events to encourage people to get involved in Library Week and visit their local site, starting a little early on. Saturday October 2 with the Westbrook Library Fun Palace event.
• Fun palace event. Saturday October 2, 10 am-2pm, Westbrook Library.
- When is a library not a library? When it’s a Fun Palace. The annual Fun Palace event brings culture to the heart of the community and communities to the heart of culture by using artistic, scientific, craft, technological, digital, heritage and sports activities as a catalyst for community engagement. People don’t have to be professional or expert at what they do – it’s about getting together, sharing their skills, hobbies and interests, and letting others “try”. There will be a lot on offer for people to try – from Chinese calligraphy, photography, French activities, crafts and more.
• Quiz evening. Monday October 4, 6.30 p.m.-8 p.m. Stockton Heath Library.
- Want to look a bit like an egg’s head? So why not try our quiz night! Free participation although reservation is required by contacting any LiveWire library in advance.
• Make a bird feeder. Tuesday October 5. Extracurricular activity from 3 p.m. Lymm and Penketh Libraries.
- With winter approaching, you are helping our feathered friends by creating a bird feeder.
• Augmented reality session. Saturday October 9 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Warrington Pop-Up Museum and Library.
- Be amazed as the books come to life before your eyes in an exciting augmented reality session.
• Arts and crafts. Saturday October 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Warrington Pop-Up Museum and Library.
- Meet and enjoy family craft sessions with the Culture Warrington team
• Sundays unplugged. Sunday October 10. 12 p.m.-2 p.m., Warrington Pop-Up Museum & Library.
- Take the time to get away from technology, screens and social media by coming together to play traditional board games.
• National Poetry Day. Thursday October 7. All LiveWire libraries.
- The theme this year is “the choice” – come into any LiveWire library and “leaf through” a poem about one of our “poets”.
Wendy Molyneux, Strategic Head of the LiveWire Library, said: “The theme for this year’s Library Week truly reflects the powerful way libraries can make a difference and change lives.
“Libraries are community hubs – bringing together people with different interests, experiences they want to share, and who come from different backgrounds and cultures.
“Libraries fight isolation by being safe and inclusive places of trust where everyone is welcome. Bringing together events and activities like Library Week, Fun Palaces, and National Poetry Day into one week of celebration is a fantastic way to show that libraries have something for everyone.
Cllr Tony Higgins, Warrington Borough Council Member of the Recreation and Community Cabinet, said: “Library Week gives everyone the perfect opportunity to connect with their local library and discover that there is so much more. only books offered. From arts, crafts and games to culture, heritage and technology, our libraries will be bustling with activities for people of all ages.
“With the theme ‘Take Action and Change Lives’, it’s a great way to celebrate the important role our libraries continue to play as inclusive focal points for our communities. ”