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Events, Talks and Exhibitions

that are happening in Darlington Libraries

May Bank Holiday Closures

Our Libraries will be closed on Monday 07 May and reopen on Tuesday 08 May

Our Libraries will be closed on Monday 28 May and reopen on Tuesday 29 May

Author Visits and Special EventsTop of Page 

22 & 23 May 2018 | Arts Festival '18

Great Expectations

Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

An adaptation by Jo Clifford - Performed by Hogarth Partneship

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library | 7.30pm

Tickets £8 (£6 Concession) in advance from Hippodrome Box Offices


24 & 25 May 2018 | Arts Festival '18

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood | Dylan Thomas

A radio play reading performed by Green Theatre

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library | 7.30pm

Tickets £8 (£6 Concession) in advance from Hippodrome Box Offices


01 & 02 June 2018 | Arts Festival '18

'Night, Mother

'Night, Mother | a play by Martha Norman

Performed by Sam Bradshaw & Emma Simpson of Applause

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library | 7.30pm

Tickets £8 (£6 Concession) in advance from Hippodrome Box Offices


Crown Street Art Gallery

@ Darlington LibraryTop of Page

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

History EventsTop of Page

New display in Local Studies New display in Local Studies

Memories of Local Mills

The history of mills in Darlington can be traced back as far as the 12th Century. Mills in Darlington, Blackwell and Haughton were recorded in the Boldon Book in 1183.

This small display focuses on Pease’s Mill which formed an important part of the industrial landscape of Darlington for more than two hundred years. Dating back to 1752 it was engaged in the spinning and weaving of worsted goods, occupying sites in Priestgate, Leadyard and High Northgate, and employing large numbers of local people.

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library | 29 March - 30 April 2018
Cockerton Display Cockerton Display

Local Bridges

A new display from the Centre for Local Studies.

From the remains of a Roman bridge to a medieval packhorse bridge, from impressive stone arches to mighty iron and steel constructions, our local area is home to many and varied bridges.

This small display showcases some of the photographs that are held in the Local Studies collection

Cockerton Library | April 2018

Special event - Whessoe Engineering Special event - Whessoe Engineering

Memories of Whessoe Open Day

Join us to explore some of the many engineering memories of Whessoe, from the items in the Local Studies collection. Free drop in events, all welcome!

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

Tuesday 22 May | 10am-4pm

Group ActivitiesTop of Page

Weekly | Mondays Weekly | Mondays
Knitting club

The Knitting Circle | Darlington Library Knitting Group

For interested beginners and experienced knitters

Simply turn up and join in!

Darlington Library | 10am - 12noon 

Health and WellbeingTop of Page

Hearing Loss Drop-in Sessions Hearing Loss Drop-in Sessions

Minor OpsDo 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

Second Tuesday of the month | 9.15am - 12.00noon


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