Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who has been involved in the Garforth Library Big Lottery Project!

This blog will no longer be updated but information about what is going on in Garforth Library, and other libraries in Leeds, can be found here:






Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Anthony Clavane - "Promised Land" - Weds 3rd November, 6pm

Free tickets are now available at Garforth Library for this upcoming event! Anthony Clavane's book has received rave reviews:

"With Promised Land, Anthony Clavane has delivered an absorbing, compelling and very personal history, and dissection, of Leeds, the city and the club. Brilliant." David Peace, author of The Damned Utd

"An original, passionate, thought-provoking and hugely enjoyable account of the highs and lows of Leeds United" Patrick Barclay, The Times

Friday, 8 October 2010

Halloween Creatures!!!

Not for the faint-hearted!!!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

What's in a Name? - Monday 18th October

A free & fascinating local history talk by David Thornton!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Prehistoric Adventures - Dinosaur Drawings

Joe (aka Dr Rock) from Leeds Museums led a "Prehistoric Adventures" session this week, which over 50 children attended! After Joe's fascinating talk about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric life, there was the opportunity to draw or colour your own dinosuar. Some of the colourful results are shown below!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Gillian Rogerson - Thursday 26th August, 1:30pm, Garforth Library

Meet fabulous children's author Gillian Rogerson, and listen to "You Can't Eat a Princess" - as featured on Cbeebies!! - on Thursday 26th August, 1:30 - 2:30pm, at Garforth Library!!

Plus "You Can't Eat a Princess" colouring and craft activities from 11:00am with the Space Hop Crew!!!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Creative writing at the Garforth Arts Festival - "One Minute Wonders"

At the Garforth Arts Festival last month professional dramatist Joe Standerline led a creative writing workshop from an unusual venue - the Garforth Library promotional trailer:

Young people had a short amount of time to plan key elements of plot & characters before delivering their stories to Joe in the space of one minute!

The results were fantastic given the circumstances, and both Joe and staff from Garforth Library were staggered at the imagination shown by the young people.

Samuel, an 11 year old, even managed to write down his short story, which he has titled "Non-Ordinary":


Samuel is an ordinary kid in an ordinary town. Life is great in Brakenberry but all is not as it seems...

"Hello, I'm Dick Danes and astonishingly all adults have fallen asleep".

Samuel knows he can stop this by getting all the kids in the world to slap the adults. On his way he stumbles into a warehouse and meets Dick Danes (evil reporter). Dick throws Samuel into a big vat of blood.

Whilst Samuel struggles to get out the kids have been slapping the adults in a period of 2 days. "5, 4, 3, yes we've done it". Samuel goes to Dick's water base and throws him into the sea. He finds a girl locked up so he rescues her and she kisses him.

The End