Belfast Central Library

Belfast Central Library

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Events

Event Name                  Event Details             Start Date & Time End Date & Time Booking
Knit and Natter  
Every Tuesday from 10:30am - 11:30am.

Everyone welcome.
Booking required.
Please contact the branch library to book.

Knit and Natter groups are for adults who enjoy knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. They are free of charge to attend and participants have the opportunity to share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills. Members can bring along a project they are already working on or can start something new.
01/02/2022 10:30 AM 30/08/2022 11:30 AM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Chess Club  
Every Tuesday morning on 1st Floor Information Department,
Belfast Central Library.
The Chess Club is for anyone who wishes to participate in a chess game. It is an opportunity to meet new people, discuss tactics and strategies and browse/borrow our chess books whilst enjoying complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits.
Chess sets available.
Everyone welcome, booking not required.
Contact: Brenda Maguire
t: 028 90509150 ex 4149
e: Belfast.information@librariesni.org.uk
01/02/2022 11:00 AM 30/08/2022 01:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Puzzles Around The Pillars  
Every Friday morning on 1st Floor Information Department,
Belfast Central Library.
Keep your mind active -  relax with crosswords, sudokus and word searches in good company whilst enjoying complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits.
Everyone welcome, booking not required.
Contact: Brenda Maguire
t: 028 90509150 ex 4149
e: Belfast.information@librariesni.org.uk
04/02/2022 11:00 AM 26/08/2022 01:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Tea and Newspapers  
Every Monday from 10:00am - 12:00pm and Wednesday from 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Everyone welcome.
No Booking required.

Tea and Newspapers groups give adults the opportunity to meet new people, socialise and discuss local and national affairs in the newspapers while enjoying complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits.
07/02/2022 10:00 AM 31/08/2022 12:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
A Brew And A Browse  
This takes place every Wednesday on the 1st Floor Information Department at Belfast Central Library.
Enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits whilst you browse specially selected items on various topics from our extensive book and periodical stock.
Everyone welcome, booking not required.
Contact: Brenda Maguire
t: 028 90509150 ex 4149
e: Belfast.information@librariesni.org.uk
09/03/2022 11:00 AM 31/08/2022 01:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Classical Music Club  
First Wednesday of every month from 11:00am to 12:00pm. 

Light refreshments will be available.
06/04/2022 11:00 AM 31/08/2022 12:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Rhythm & Rhyme  
Every Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am – 11:30am.
 
Booking advised.
 
Rhythm and Rhyme sessions introduce parents and children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories.
 
Each session offers an entertaining opportunity for children to engage with others, provides a good foundation to develop their reading, listening and language skills and of course to have lots of fun!
 
 
04/05/2022 11:00 AM 31/08/2022 11:30 AM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Mindful Colouring  
Mindful Colouring groups are for anyone who wants to explore the world of adult colouring with intricate colouring patterns and designs. They can enhance well-being, help calm the mind and relieve stress through relaxed, meditative colouring in.
05/05/2022 12:00 PM 25/08/2022 01:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Storytime  
First and last Saturday of the month from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
 
Storytime sessions help children aged 4 - 8 years develop a love of books, improve their listening skills, inspire creativity and feeds their imagination. Join our friendly staff as they read popular books and introduce children to a whole range of different authors. 
 
 
04/06/2022 02:00 PM 27/08/2022 03:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Creative Writing Group  
Every other Wednesday commencing 15 June from 2.00pm-3.30pm.
 
Join us for an afternoon of relaxation and creativity.

Contact : karen.woods@librariesni.org.uk for more details.
 
15/06/2022 02:00 PM 31/08/2022 03:30 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Lego Club (Summer Reading Challenge)  
Gadgeteer themed Lego projects. For children aged 4 - 8 years; children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
This series of events commences on Saturday 25 June and occurs on alternate Saturdays. 
 
Please contact the library to book; Booking Essential.
25/06/2022 02:00 PM 20/08/2022 03:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Summer Reading Challenge launch with Liz Weir  
For children aged 4 - 8 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. 
 
Please contact the library to book; Booking Essential.
29/06/2022 10:00 AM 29/06/2022 11:00 AM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
STEM Activity Day  
STEM Activity Day with taster sessions in 4 different activities.
 
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
 
Please contact the library to book; Booking Essential.
02/07/2022 01:30 PM 02/07/2022 03:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Storytime & Craft - Alternate Saturdays  
Alternate Saturdays.

Gadgeteers themed stories and crafts.
 
Please contact the library to book; Booking Essential.
16/07/2022 02:00 PM 27/08/2022 03:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Childrens Storytime - LGBTQ+ themed story by librarian.  
For children 4 - 8 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please contact the library to book; Booking Essential.
 
 
30/07/2022 02:00 PM 30/07/2022 03:00 PM See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.