Library events and groups

Current and upcoming events

26 September 2017

Author Talk: Stephen May

“Stronger than Skin is a sexy and compelling love story. Bold in its conception, enchanting with its characters, this book delivers fresh insights into the affairs of the heart, and grips the reader right until its twisted end.”

28 September 2017

Brighouse Library Craft Group with BSL Interpreter for the Deaf

Brighouse Library is hosting a craft group on the last Thursday of each month, from 2pm - 4pm. A BSL interpreter will be there for the deaf.

28 September 2017

Author Talk - Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick’s debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, entered the top 40 UK hardback chart and was selected as an Amazon Summer Read in 2016.

28 September 2017

Poetry Launch - A Celebration of Poetry About the Calder Valley

The event is the launch of Hushings, a pamphlet by Peter Riley of Hebden Bridge, and a celebration of poetry about the Calder Valley.

03 October 2017

Emma Decent - Making Drama Out of Life

This workshop she shows you how to make theatre or performance poetry out of your life events, to create work which is powerful, entertaining and cathartic for audiences and performer alike.

Keep checking this page for forthcoming events.

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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
11am Mixenden Library Readers' Group dates can vary
2pm Skircoat Library Readers' Group (1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays in the month)
11am - 2.30pm Todmorden U3A Novel appreciation Readers Group (2nd Monday in the month)
6pm Northowram Library Readers' Group (2nd Monday in the month)


Time Name of group
2pm Akroyd Crime Readers
6pm Shelf Library (1st Tuesday in the month)
6.45pm Central Library Evening Readers' Group
7pm Jane Dale Readers' Group, Walsden Library


Time Name of group
2pm King Cross Library Readers' Group


Time Name of group
11am Beechwood Road Library Readers' Group
1pm Bailiff Bridge Library Readers' Group (2nd Thursday in the month)
2pm Brighouse Library Readers' Group (2nd Thursday in the month)
2pm Sowerby Bridge Library Afternoon Readers (1st Thursday in the month)
3pm Southowram Library Readers' Group (last Thursday in the month)
5.45pm Rastrick Library Readers' Group (3rd Thursday in the month)


Time Name of group
10am Sowerby Bridge Poetry Readers (1st Friday in the month)
10.30am Brighouse Library Poetry Readers' Group (4th Friday in the month)
10.45am - 12.45pm Todmorden U3A Poetry Appreciation Society (2nd Friday of month)
1.30pm Central Library Afternoon Readers' Group
1.30pm Stainland Library Lunchtime Readers (3rd Friday in the month)
2pm 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 allows you to borrow sets of books from us. Just ask a member of staff.