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Lancaster Central Library

A bustling community hub with activities, classes and events for all ages. Meeting rooms, 34 PCs + peripherals, Wi-Fi and full disabled access. It has extensive stock of fiction, non-fiction and reference material, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and e-books.  

Talk — 5 years of Fun Palaces at Lancaster library FREE

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:30 at Lancaster Central library meeting room

Free Fun At The Palace

21/9/18: Lancaster Fun Palace opens its door again this October for a right royal weekend of free activities for all ages.

VANT - last days of punk tour

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 19:30 at Lancaster Library LA1 1HY

We Are Lancaster International Celebration

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00 at Lancaster Library and Market Square LA1 1HY

Storytelling with David Greygoose 2.30+4.30pm

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 14:30 at Lancaster Library, Market Square LA1 1H

Blooming Spring Flower Arranging Workshop

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00 at Lancaster Library, LA1 1HY

Lancaster Comics Day brings Roy of the Rovers to Town!

10/3/17: 10.03.17 This year's Lancaster Comics Day will be bringing some "Roy of the Rovers" moments to Lancaster in June, when special comic guests artist David Sque and writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson recall their time working on Britain's best-loved and most iconic comic football hero.

Light Up Lancaster event at Lancaster Library

31/10/16: Lancaster Library will host an event as part of the annual Light Up Lancasterarts festival this month. 'One Dark Night' will be held on Friday 4th November from 5.00 until 9.00pm and is free to attend. Anyone attending the event will be able to create light art with torches, glow sticks and finger lights.

Local author AS Chambers steps from the shadows at Lancaster Library this Hallowe'en

5/10/16: A.S.Chambers, Lancaster’s master of the macabre, will be making a special appearance at Lancaster Library this Hallowe'en weekend. On the 29th October he will be holding a one off event, where he will be chatting about all manner of creepy anecdotes that have influenced his books concerning fictional investigator of the paranormal, Sam Spallucci.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Takes Over Lancaster Library

27/6/16: A photo from rehearsals for A Midsummer Night's Dream, withChad Porter as Demetrius and Laura Shepherd as Helena. Image: ElartLancaster Library is host to a lively version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the comedy written by William Shakespeare portraying the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta - brought to Lancaster by local group Elart.

Next North West Literary Salon features Carol Birch and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

31/7/15: Jennifer Nansubuga MakumbiAugust's North West Literary Salon at Lancaster Library offers an evening of free stories, conversation, food and music. The event will features dramatic readings from celebrated authors Carol Birch and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

Lancaster Comics Day: A Really Heavy Greatcoat Special

13/6/15: WithLancaster Comics Daytomorrow in Lancaster Library, what better way to celebrate than with a specialReally Heavy Greatcoatspecial, which will also feature in a special "Jam" comic, Frankenzine, on sale on the day? The strip sees current Greatcoat owner Kevin finally moving out of previous Greatcoat owner John's house - has he forgotten anything important?

Lancaster Comics Day Launch Event on Saturday

27/5/15: A small event to launchLancaster Comics Daywill take placeat First Age Comics, Lancasteron Saturday 30th May 2015 from 11.00am.

Lancaster Comics Day Children's Comic Competition Launched

11/5/15: Art: Nick Miller.Buy T-Shirts Here! Are there aliens in your dustbin? Is a gorilla living in your ginnel?

Kendal's Comics Festival gets new funding, local creators to be involved

6/2/15: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival mascot outside Kendal's historic Clock Tower The Lakes International Comic Art Festival- a popular event with Lancaster-based comic creators such as artists Sean Phillips,Jack Knight and Paul Harrison-Davies, Captain America writerAndy Diggleand audio comics editorJohn Freeman- has just received a welcome cash boost fromKendal Town Councilthat will help...

Writing project explores World War One

15/10/14: A powerful new writing project focusing on World War Onewill be launched at Lancaster Library at 4.30pm on Monday 20th October. The project, called Time and Tide, is mainly aimed at people aged from 16 to 25. It will use records of coroners’ inquests from 1914 to 1918, held by Lancashire Archives, to explore the connections between our lives now and those a hundred years ago.

Literary creatives spread the word at Litfest 2014 this week

13/10/14: Thursday's session 'The Book of Gaza' features the work of Nayrouz Qarmout and Mona Abu SharekhLitfest 2014 is almost upon us - it runs from this Thursday 16th until next Monday 20th October - and Lancaster is getting ready to welcome writers, poets and performers to this prestigious literary festival, now in its 36th year!

Library opening hours under review

3/6/14: Library bosses at Lancashire County Coouncil are asking people of all ages for their views on opening hours at local branches, including Lancaster and Morecambe. The consultation is now under way and will run for eight weeks, and involves 63 of the 74 libraries across the county.

Looking Back on Market Square: A 'Sneak Peek" at Lancaster Library's Exhibition

22/5/14: A post-war image of Market Street leading to Market Square circa 1946. The centre of the square is still accessible to cars. The Square was pedestrianised in the 1970s Lancashire's Museum Service has given us a sneak peek at the fascinating photographs of Lancaster's Market Square, which will be on display in Lancaster Library from Saturday 24th May as part of an ongoing display.