Watch this space for
Events, Talks and Exhibitions
that are happening in Darlington Libraries
Locomotive Rhythm is a new music work by Darlington artist Graeme Robinson, inspired by the development of the early north east railway system, particularly The Stockton & Darlington Railway. His talk, titled Inspiration and Lost Routes on Thursday 21 September at 6pm in The Art Gallery, Crown Street Library, will focus on the creation of Locomotive Rhythm, including the making of specially cast locomotive wheels used as percussion instruments, and a live percussion performance from the music work.
Crown Street Library | 6-7pm
This FREE event will also reveal a significant but forgotten element of Darlington’s railway history.
An afternoon with | Rosie Swale Pope
Author of the bestselling book ‘Just a Little Run Around the World,’ global adventurer Rosie Swale Pope is recognised as one of the world’s most courageous, gutsy women of her generation.
She is the only person in history, man or woman, to have undertaken an epic solo, unsupported run around our world – over 20,000 miles facing extreme danger, bitter Siberian winters, wolves, axe men and desolate loneliness over nearly five years.
Join Rosie as she talks to us about some of the greatest parts of her adventures
Crown Street Library | 2.00pm
£5.00 per ticket | payment on booking
Book and collect your tickets in advance at Crown Street Library
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Treasures of Local Studies | Open Day
For anyone with an interest in local history or family history
Come and explore some of the Darlington Centre for Local Studies collection that is not usually on display
Crown Street Library | 10am - 4pm
FREE | Drop in any time during the day
Digital Device Drop-in
Bring along your wi-fi enabled device and staff will be available to help you sign up to all of our FREE digital offerings | including Digital Books and Audiobooks, Digital Magazines and comics and any of our other online resources!
The e-Library at Crown Street Library | 2.00 - 4.30pm
FREE drop-in session
150th Anniversary of the Charter of Incorporation
A small display on the Granting of the Royal Charter of Incorporation, which meant that the ordinary ratepayers of Darlington could now elect a council and have a voice in local politics.
Display dates 1st-30th September 2017 in the Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street Library
Discover the history of your library
- a display of photographs. See how the library has changed!
Display dates 1st-30th September 2017 in the Centre for Local Studies,Crown Street Library
Treasures of Local Studies Open Day
To celebrate National Libraries Week we are hosting a Local Studies Open Day. Join us to explore some of the treasures in the collection that you may not have seen before. Free event.
Tuesday 10th October 2017, 10am-4pm. Drop in anytime!
Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street Library
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.
Second Tuesday of the month | 9.15am - 12.00noon