A popular library festival with a huge array of activities and events across the city is due to return later this week.

The fourth edition of ‘Library Fest’ is set to return from Saturday 3rd February – Saturday 17th February. Featuring in the programme will be: performances, story times, crafts, coding, workshops, author events and chances to see treasures from special collections.

Just some of the highlights include on Monday 12 February at Hyde Park Book Club, our annual Speed Date a Library Treasure event is back from 7.30-9pm, with librarians sharing interesting items from our collections in three minute slots.

Doctor Who author Daniel Blythe who will be hosting a Ghost Story Creative Writing Workshop on Monday 12 February at Moor Allerton Community Hub from 1.30-3.30pm for young people aged 10 and over. Find out how to turn your ideas into spine-tingling prose to chill the blood!

Any over 60s with an interest in music, are invited to come along to Hunslet Library on Tuesday 6 February from 10-11.30am. As part of the event create your own music using a wide range of digital instruments! This is a free event, and no booking is required. Refreshments are also provided.

There will also be a special range of events at Central Library as part of Library Fest to celebrate LGBT History Month. One of these is Bona! A History of Polari: a talk by Ian Nipper about the origins of this secret gay language and how it has fed into popular culture.

To find out more about more of the events on offer, how to book and  for a full programme, visit

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