Libraries Week 2019

Welcome to #librariesweek 7-12 October

Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries and in 2019 libraries around the UK are celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world.

We have a full programme of events taking place across our libraries throughout Libraries Week. Fun worksheets and treasure hunts will also be popping up for children in all of our libraries, all week - just drop-in!

We will celebrate and explore how Brighton & Hove Libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion, supporting health, wellbeing and education and supporting local business and enterprise.

Take part, have fun, and share your love of libraries with us online!

Exhibitions 7 - 13 October

Here's Looking at You

Jubilee Library, ground floor window. A series of portraits of library users by Brighton-based photographer Sam Luck, commissioned as part of the launch of the Brighton & Hove Libraries Legacy Fund. These library users feature across publicity material for the fund as well as being works of art in their own right. Supported by Arts Council England.

1 - 30 October, Black Tunes Matter

Jubilee Library, ground floor and upper floor. This photographic series of Black musicians from the UK throughout history includes biographies, song lyrics and inspiring statements from the artists. Curated by Umit Ozturk (Euro-Mernet).

Libraries Week warm-up events

4pm Friday 4 October - Influences of West African Music in the 21st Century, Jubilee Library
Ebou Touray (African Night Fever) discusses the influences of West African music from ‘70s funk, to Protest Music and Afrobeat.

2.45pm Saturday 5 October - Tales from Tin Pan Alley, Jubilee Library
Screening of the award-winning documentary 'Tales From Tin Pan Alley', followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Henry Scott Irvine.

Brighton & Hove Libraries Legacy Fund

Love Libraries? Lend Your Support

In Libraries Week 2019, we’re celebrating all the great services, resources and experiences our libraries offer to everyone and anyone, regardless of age, background or circumstance.
Brighton & Hove Libraries Legacy Fund supports the library service’s events and activities, helping us reach more people across the city.

Your support ensures we can continue to programme exciting and relevant events and activities in our spaces and share a love of libraries more widely than ever.

Donate via collection boxes in libraries or online at www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/LibrariesLegacyFund. Registered charity no 1113226.

Libraries Week events programme

Monday 7 October

9.20 - 10.30am Fun with phonics
Hangleton Library. Ages 2 - 4
Workshop for children and their parents and carers. Call 01273 810206 to book a place.

10.15 - 10.30am Storytime
Jubilee Library. Ages 0 - 5
Celebrate libraries with your under 5s at this special story session.

10 - 11.30am Stories & play
Woodingdean Library. Ages 0 - 5
Fun, free activities from the early childhood project.

11am - 3pm Discover Borrowbox
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
Find out how to borrow eBooks and eAudio for free with your library card. Experts from Borrowbox will be on hand to support you to get the most from your eLibrary.

5.30 - 6.30pm The Moon in Literature, Arts & Culture
Jubilee Library (£4/£2)
Join us for this exciting talk with special guest Dr Alexandra Loske, art historian and co-author of Moon: Art, Science, Culture.
To book a ticket, email libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Tuesday 8 October

10.15am - 12.15pm Explore a story
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
‘That’s not my robot’-themed creative play session for under 5s.

10 - 11.30am Stories & play
Moulsecoomb Library. Ages 0 - 5

3 - 5pm Book quiz
Westdene Library. Ages 5 - 12
Drop-in after school to take part in our bumper book quiz.

3.30 - 4.50pm Lego ‘Libraries of the future’
Hove Library (drop-in) ages 5+
Spark your imagination with this fun Brighton Bricks workshop.

3.30 - 5pm Pop-up makerspace
Patcham Library (drop-in) ages 8+
With the help of artists from exploring senses CIC, explore your identity by creating your own keyring or pin badge with 3d pens.

5.30 - 6.30pm Black Lines Matter
Jubilee Library
Poets come together to share their poems for peace as part of this year’s Black History Month celebration.

Wednesday 9 October

10am - 4pm Digital marketplace
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
A showcase of the digital services, events and activities on offer to help people get creative, get connected and learn new skills in our city.

10am - 12.30pm Network of International Women, Brighton & Hove
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
Providing a platform for women from different cultures to meet, share experiences and share support. Join us to help create our libraries of sanctuary banner, enjoy poetry and singing, and bring a dish to share!

10.15 - 10.30am Storytime
Hove Library & Jubilee Library. Ages 0 - 5

3.30 - 4.30pm Digital pets workshop
Moulsecoomb Library. Ages 8+
Learn how to build a digital pet with a micro:bit!

Thursday 10 October

10.15 - 10.30am Storytime
Jubilee Library

10am - 12.30pm Mindful colouring 
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
Celebrate world mental health day with some creative, stress-busting, crayon-based meditation.

10am - 12 noon Lego ‘Libraries of the future’
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
Lego for adults! Spark your imagination with this fun Brighton Bricks workshop.

12 - 12.30pm Singing flash mob
Jubilee Library
Raise your voices in solidarity and song this world mental health day.

1.30 - 3pm Stories & play
Whitehawk Library. Ages 0 - 5

3.30 - 4.30pm Digital pets workshop
Patcham Library. Ages 8+
Learn how to build a digital pet with a micro:bit!

5.30 - 6.30pm The Albums We Love
Jubilee Library
Music club invites music lovers to share their favourite albums. Join us to hear recommendations from passionate fans, plus audio clips. Want to recommend an album? Email us at libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Friday 11 October

9.15am – 4.50pm Brighton & Hove Business & IP Centre start-up day
Jubilee Library (drop-in)
Turn your brilliant idea into a business with help from on-hand experts and find out more about the Brighton & Hove Business & IP Centre opening in early 2020 in Jubilee Library. Coffee and croissants at 9.15am.

10.15 - 10.30am Storytime
Jubilee Library

1.45 - 3.45pm Read aloud
Jubilee Library
Join us for reading aloud and sharing books. Share conversation and a cup of tea. Suitable for those with a visual impairment.

3 - 5pm Book quiz
Coldean Library. Ages 5 - 12
Drop-in after school to take part in our bumper book quiz.

3.30 - 5pm Pop-up makerspace
Hangleton Library (drop-in) ages 8+
With the help of artists from Exploring Senses CIC, explore your identity by creating your own keyring or pin badge with 3d pens.

3.30 - 4pm Live lounge in libraries
Hove Library
Launching this week with ‘Dramma per musica’, a monthly pop-up live music performance at Hove Library.

Saturday 12 October

10.30 - 12.30pm Pop-up makerspace
Jubilee Library (drop-in) all ages
With the help of artists from Exploring Senses CIC, explore your identity through mask-making and 3D scanning.

10.15 - 10.45am Dad’s baby boogie
Jubilee Library. Ages 0 – 5
Sing-a-long and boogie on down with your under 5s!

2 - 4pm Pop-up makerspace
Jubilee Library (drop-in) ages 8+
With the help of artists from Exploring Senses CIC, explore your identity by creating your own keyring or pin badge with 3D pens.

2.30 - 3.30pm Persius, Andromeda and the Sea Monster
Whitehawk library (free to book)
An hour of musical fun with Greek myths and live classical music. Ideal for ages 5-11 but open to all. Please book your free tickets online via eventbrite.