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Events, Talks and Exhibitions

that are happening in Darlington Libraries

Author Visits and Special EventsTop of Page 

Tue 23 JUL | Smokestack Poets

6.30pm | Darlington Library

Smokestack Poets S.J . Litherland and Annie Wright read from their latest books, Composition In White' and 'Dangerous Pursuit of Yellow''

£FREE - refreshments available

Crown Street Art Gallery

@ Darlington LibraryTop of Page

13 Jul - 15 Aug | Photography Exhibition

image | Eric Hall - Stockton town centre fountain

Darlington Assosiation of Photographers - Resurgence

Resurge (v) Resurgence (n): experience resurrection, revive, rise, rise again. The photographic area covered by this exhibition ranges from the pennines to the Tees estuary, encompassing areas as far north as Hartlepool to Staithes in the south - passing through a variety of countrysides, towns and villages. For this exhibition photographers have been given free rein to express themselves using visual language no matter what the photographic media, process or techniques involved. read more 

Crown Street Art Gallery at Darlington Library


07 Sep - 03 Oct | Painting Exhibition

image | Colin Graham

Colourscapes - Colin Graham

'Colourscapes' explores further some of the notions raised in 'A Mind's Eye', predominantly that the focus for outcomes in painting is IDEAS; and that work in an abstract mode has just as much a grasp on reality as work that reflects visually the natural world as it looks.... 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

Jun - Sep | Local History Display 

Wool Town

Wool Town

It's back! Darling's very own knitted map... and it's on display until the end of September

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

Tue 01 - Wed 31 Jul | Local History Display 

Elegance and Grandeur : Darlington's Mansions and Villas | a display of images from the Local Studies Collection

A display of old photographs showing some of the Mansions and Villas of Darlington.

Cockerton Library

Tue 02 Jul - Fri 30 Aug | Local History Display

Rememorial WWI | narratives of peace

An exhibition of artefacts and memories exploring the experiences of Tees Valley residents following the First World War

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

Thu 01 - Sat 31 Aug | Local History Display

Samuel Tuke Richardson | framed paintings from the Local Studies Collection


Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

Sat 14  - Sat 21 Sep | Heritage Open Days

Tours of Darlington Library

Saturday 14, Wednesday 18, Thursday 19, Saturday 21 September 2019

For more information and to book your free place; please contact Darlington Centre for Local Studies 01325 349630

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

£FREE - booking essential

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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