Library events and groups

Current and upcoming events

Creative writing workshops at Brighouse Library - 17th February 2017 .
Creative writing workshops using the resources of the library itself for inspiration!

Chris Helme: The Cavendish Murders at Brighouse Library - 24th February 2017 .
Organised by Friends of the Rydings.

Film Club -The Grey Fox at King Cross Library - 8th March 2017 .
We're very pleased to host a very rare screening of The Grey Fox, a Canadian film starring the peerless Richard Farnsworth (the Natural, the Straight Story).

Meet the Author: Phaedra Patrick: Read Regional 2017 at Elland Library - 16th March 2017 .
Meet Phaedra Patrick, the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. Free tickets are available.

Keep checking this page for forthcoming events.

Children's events

For more information on children's events, visit our: Do Something! page.

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Reading Groups

Each group meets monthly when they air and share their views about the book they have just read, usually over a cup of tea or coffee!

Most groups discuss contemporary novels but we have discussed a few narrative non-fiction titles. If you are visually impaired and would like to be part of a Readers' Group, we can arrange for you to have access to large print books on CD or tape.

Find reader reviews of a book you may like to read by searching the online Library Catalogue.


Time Name of group
11.00 am Mixenden Library Readers' Group
2.00 pm

Skircoat Library Readers' Group (1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays in the month)

11.00 am - 2.30 pm Todmorden U3A Novel appreciation Readers Group (2nd Monday in the month)
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm Todmorden Monday Readers Group (2nd Monday in the month)
6.00 pm Northowram Library Readers' Group  (2nd Monday in the month)
7.15 pm Central Library Evening Readers' Group


Time Name of group
6.00 pm Shelf Library  (1st Tuesday in the month)
7.00 pm Jane Dale Readers' Group, Walsden Library


Time Name of group
2.00 pm King Cross Library Readers' Group


Time Name of group
11.00 am Beechwood Road Library Readers' Group
1.00 pm Bailiff Bridge Library Readers' Group (2nd Thursday in the month)
2.00 pm Akroyd Crime Readers
2.00 pm Brighouse Library Readers' Group (2nd Thursday in the month)
2.00 pm Sowerby Bridge Library Afternoon Readers (1st Thursday in the month)
3.00 pm Greetland Library Readers' Group (1st Thursday in the month)
4.00 pm Southowram Library Readers' Group (4th Thursday in the month)
5.45 pm Rastrick Library Readers' Group (3rd Thursday in the month)


Time Name of group
10.00 am Sowerby Bridge Poetry Readers (1st Friday in the month)
10.30 am Brighouse Library Poetry Readers' Group (4th Friday in the month)
1.30 pm Central Library Afternoon Readers' Group
1.30 pm Stainland Library Lunchtime Readers (3rd Friday in the month)
2.00 pm Ripponden Library Afternoon Readers' Group (1st Friday in the month)
3.30 pm


Time Name of group
11.00 am Sowerby Bridge Saturday Book Club