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Events, Talks and Exhibitions

that are happening in Darlington Libraries

Author Visits and Special EventsTop of Page 

Fri 14 FEB | Author Visit

Elly Griffiths

An Evening with Ellie Griffiths

7 - 9pm | Darlington Library

Join us for an evening with best-selling British crime novelist and winner of the Holmes and Watson Award for best detective duo 2018, Elly Griffiths. Find out about her new novel and where she got her inspiration for her Dr. Ruth Galloway and D.I. Stephens novels.

£5 per ticket | Booking required via Eventbrite


Sat 15 FEB | Theatre Perfomance

Rose and Robin

Mad Alice Theatre Company presents: Rose and Robin

2 - 3pm | Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library

From childhood to old age, Rose and Robin have had a wonderful life together – and they want to share it with YOU! Accessible across a wide age range but targeted for ages 7 years to 70 years and over... read more 

£1.50 per person | Booking required via Eventbrite


Crown Street Art Gallery

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02 NOV - 09 JAN | Textile Exhibition

Bridging the Gap | Helen Winthorpe Kendrick

This exhibition looks at the many and diverse ways in which bridges can be built, both physically and metaphorically. There will be a short talk about the exhibition at 12.30pm Saturday 2nd November at the library.... 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

01 FEB - 03 MAR | Local History Display


150 Years of The Northern Echo

Find out more about the Northern Echo's beginnings, some of its renowned editors and the site it has occupied for the last 150 years, in our latest display. Discover how you can access old copies of local newspapers for free, here at Darlington Library.

Cockerton Library (This is a selection of images from the larger display shown in Darlington Library in January)

04 - 29 FEB | Local History Display

Discover our Digitized Collection |

The Centre for Local Studies has a large collection of images relating to Darlington and the surrounding areas (over 46,000 in fact!). In recent years we have been working hard with our dedicated volunteers to digitise many of the slides and negatives in the collection and make them available online for people to view. Our February display features some of the thousands of pictures we have shared on Flickr; from Darlington’s Theatre Royal posters from the 1880s to photographs of the town throughout the 20th Century. Call in and find out more about the digital photo collection and how you can view it

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

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

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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