Library events and groups

Current and upcoming events

Knitting Month on the craft display at Beechwood Road Library. - 8th and 22nd April 2017 .

The display will feature books on blankets, clothes, toys and anything else that can be knitted.

Meet the Author: A A Dhand: Read Regional 2017 at King Cross Library - 19th April 2017 .

Author of Streets of Darkness.

WEA course: Asylums in West Yorkshire at Central Library and Archive, Halifax - 29th April 2017 .

A 1 day course by Jennie Kiff. The Asylums in West Yorkshire play a vital role in the history of mental health in the 19th century.


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 dates can vary
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)
6.00 pm Northowram Library Readers' Group  (2nd Monday in the month)
7.15 pm Central Library Evening Readers' Group


Time Name of group
2.00 pm Akroyd Crime Readers
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 Brighouse Library Readers' Group (2nd Thursday in the month)
2.00 pm Sowerby Bridge Library Afternoon Readers (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)
10.45 am - 12.45 pm Todmorden U3A Poetry Appreciation Society  (2nd Friday of 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)

Staff at your local library may also be able to give you details of groups that meet outside the library.  If you have ever fancied setting up a reading group with your friends then you can get a library card that will allow you to borrow sets of books from us – just ask a member of staff.