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Events, Talks and Exhibitions

that are happening in Darlington Libraries

Author Visits and Special EventsTop of Page 

Crown Street Art Gallery

@ Darlington LibraryTop of Page

05 Oct - 19 Oct | Art Exhibition

Darlington MIND Art and Creative Crafts Group

This exhibition is programmed to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Darlington Mind Art and Creative Crafts Group is a safe and supportive environment where people with mental health issues can go to rediscover old talents and learn, develop and explore new skills... read more 

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library


22 Oct - 30 Oct | Art Exhibition

No in-between | Christian Mieves

The everyday processes by which surfaces are worn down, thinned or marked, puts a particular focus on visual materiality. Material in its different conditions and formations has here a particular unstable character, defined as on-going process, shifting, disappearing and distancing.

Christian Mieves is painter based in the North East of England. His paintings have been shown at exhibitions in Germany, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom... read more 

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library


 Watch this space for upcoming exhibitions or visit Creative Darlington to see previous exibitions

Local History EventsTop of Page

Thu 10 Oct | Local History Open Day

Historic Crime and Policing

10am - 4pm | Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

Call into the Centre for Local Studies for a crime-themed open day, to celebrate National Libraries Week. We will have stalls and displays from the Durham County Record Office, Darlington Hippodrome and Head of Steam Railway Museum; as well as books, photographs and ephemera from the Darlington Local Studies Collection.

Discover more about:

Criminal Ancestors - Crime on the Railways - 'Theatrical' Crime - Crime and Punishment - Local Court Cases

Free drop-in Event

Fri 11 Oct | Local History Talk

To ride with the 7th - from Tubwell Row to Little Big Horn

2pm | Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

A talk by local author Patrick Townsend on the true story of Timothy Donnelly and his family. The talk will look at the research behind the book in the UK and USA, and, briefly, at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

£2 per ticket | Booking required

Thu 14 Nov | Local History Talk

Charles & Mary Farrow | Survivors of war, victims of influenza - a talk by Dr Gillian Hunt

2pm | Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

From Hartlepool to Gainford, via the rugby pitches of County Durham and the First World War battlefields. This is a story of local history, social history, courage, romance and, finally, tragedy in the 1918 influenza epidemic.

£2 per ticket | Booking required

Group ActivitiesTop of Page

Weekly | Mondays

The Knitting Circle | Darlington Library Knitting Group

For interested beginners and experienced knitters

Darlington Library | 10am - 12noon

£FREE (simply turn up and join in)

Monthly | Every First Monday

Audio Book Club | a reading group for people with visual impairment

Come along to our Audio Reading Group where you can select books and discuss favourite reads. Refreshments provided. If you would like more information about the group please call 01325 349610 or email:

Darlington Library | 2.00 - 3.00 pm


Monthly | Every First Wednesday

Poetry Group |

Whether you are interested in reading, writing or just listening to poetry our monthly group is FREE and open for anyone to attend.

Darlington Library | 2.00 pm


Health and WellbeingTop of Page

Monthly | Second Tuesday of the month

Hearing Loss Drop-in Clinic

Do you live in Darlington and want to talk to someone about your hearing loss? Our free information drop-in sessions may be able to help you. We also provide hearing aid support to people who have their NHS Hearing aids supplied by Minor ops.

Darlington Library | 9.15am - 12noon

POSTPONED FROM 01 MARCH 2019 - Call 0191 917 8886 for replacement batteries and clinical appointments

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