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The John Rylands Library

Aftermath: 100 years of creativity from conflict

7 February - 29 June 2014

How remarkable is it that, throughout our shared history, some people have been inspired to answer the worst examples of man’s inhumanity with acts of compassion and creativity? Aftermath…

Bus Stop Stories

20 February - 22 June 2014

At the start of 2013, John Shinnick, a Manchester photographer, set out to document the people using a local, city centre bus stop; a quiet stop were people rarely alight. The people…

Grumbold’s Dragon Egg Hunt

7 - 27 April 2014

Grumbold’s friends have been to visit him at the Library, but they’re a messy bunch and have left their dragon eggs all over the place. Can you find them all before they hatch?

Rylands Gallery: Bitesize talk

12:30 - 13:00 24 April 2014

Drop in for this 15 minute chance to find out more about one of the new displays in the Rylands Gallery.

The Space Between: exhibition of artworks by Anthony McCarthy

27 February - 3 August 2014

The concept for the exhibition began as artist, Anthony McCarthy, walked along Chapel Street in Salford heading towards Manchester and The John Rylands Library. Armed with pencil,…

Explorer tour

15:00 - 16:00 25 April 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. We plan to run additional events like this in the near future. Please email or ring us so we can get in touch when these events are arranged.…

Here be Dragons!

12:00 - 13:00 26 April 2014

The walls and ceilings of the Library are full of strange and mysterious creatures – join our tour to seek them out! This tour is most suitable for families with children aged 5-10.

Rylands Gallery: Bitesize talk

12:30 - 13:00 30 April 2014

Drop in for this 15 minute chance to find out more about one of the new displays in the Rylands Gallery.

Explorer tour

15:00 - 16:00 3 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

Explorer tour

15:00 - 16:00 4 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

Aftermath: Katherine Tynan - diary of a woman during war-time

14:00 - 15:00 6 May 2014

Through her collected press cuttings, notes and letters; experience the fascinating record of one woman’s experience during the war.

Toddler Tales

10:30 - 11:30 8 May 2014

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own. Suitable for children 5 years old and younger, no need to book.

Curator Talk: Bus Stop Stories

11:00 - 11:30 10 May 2014

Join photographer John Shinnick as he talks about the connections he made with people he met and photographed at his local bus stop.

Enchanting Tales

11:00 - 12:00 10 May 2014

Join the Library’s storyteller in one of our beautiful book-lined rooms, for tales of magic, mystery, mayhem and more. All welcome, no need to book.

Here be Dragons!

12:00 - 13:00 10 May 2014

The walls and ceilings of the Library are full of strange and mysterious creatures – join our tour to seek them out! This tour is most suitable for families with children aged 5-10.

Tour and Treasures

14:00 - 15:00 15 May 2014

Take a closer look at some items from the Library’s magnificent collections and find out more about this historic building.

Ahoy, there! Piratical Pandemonium...

17:00 16 - 09:00 17 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Ahoy me hearties! It's the annual Museums at Night sleepover! The Library will be transformed into a piratical paradise. Look shipshape…

Explorer tour

15:00 - 16:00 17 May 2014

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

Unusual Views: Library tours for photographers

15:00 - 16:00 19 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Take the opportunity to photograph the Library building from spectacular viewpoints not normally open to the public!

Aftermath: Curator Tour

11:00 - 12:00 20 May 2014

Find out more about the stories and secrets behind this powerful and moving exhibition.

Whimsical Weekday Workshop - Marbling

11:00 - 16:00 20 May 2014

Many of the library’s books include beautifully marbled endpapers – drop in to try your hand at this interesting process.

Thursday late: Stefan Boness

18:00 - 19:00 22 May 2014

Pop in after a day’s work or shopping and see the Library in a different light. At 6pm join photojournalist Stefan Boness for an exploration of his Flanders Fields project. View…

Photography workshop: Bus Stop Stories

14:00 - 16:00 24 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Join photographer John Shinnick and explore how to approach people and take their photos, much as he did for his brilliant exhibition Bus…

Aftermath: Wartime Tea Dance

13:00 - 16:00 25 May 2014

Get your frocks on and don your pearls, enjoy an afternoon of dancing and wartime-inspired crafts all washed down with a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

Conservation studio tour

11:30 - 12:30 28 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. We hope to run additional events like this in the near future. Please email or ring us so we can get in touch when these events are arranged.…

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