Manchester’s libraries are hosting free events for residents of all ages – including everything from yoga to CV help to computer coding - during this year’s National Libraries Week.
Basketball players, bosses, actors, park wardens - and even a llama - joined children and adults across the city this week to take part in Read Manchester's challenge to ‘drop everything and read’.
Children and adults across Manchester are being challenged to ‘drop everything and read’ for ten minutes on National Poetry Day
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to receive business advice from experts and hear their inspiring stories at Start-Up Day, at Manchester Central Library.
Six Roald Dahl heroes are poised to appear, in locations across the UK, in the form of unique LEGO® brick builds to mark Roald Dahl Day - the global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller.
Manchester’s libraries now host almost three million visitors per year - with thousands of new activities and events having been added to the annual citywide calendar in the past twelve months.
BookBenches painted with literary designs by Manchester schools and community groups will pop up across Manchester this summer, helping to spark a love of reading across the city.
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Manchester has announced its bid to join the UNESCO Creative Cities network as a City of Literature.
Central Library is opening its doors on the evening of Saturday 22 April for a retro-party in one of the most iconic historic buildings in Manchester.
Three years have raced by since the transformed Central Library reopened to the public - and millions of visitors have since taken advantage of everything this world-class modern library has to offer.
Commuters across Manchester will be surprised with free books this morning to celebrate World Book Day 2017.
World Book Day marks its 20th anniversary this year and as the Read Manchester campaign continues, it’s set to be the city’s biggest celebration to date.
A free open mic session for emerging musicians, rappers, poets and MCs is to be held at to Central Library on Friday 24 February (2 – 4pm).
1 in 2 million - Manchester man wins learning award for using digital skills to turn his life around
Bertram Henry won the Inspirational Learner Award from tech-for-good charity Good Things Foundation, as part of their 2 Millionth Learner Awards.
Rock legend Chrissie Hynde dropped into Manchester Central Library for a tour of the Oasis:DNA exhibition.
Nine of the top ten books borrowed from Manchester libraries in 2016 were children’s titles, new figures show.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to receive business advice from experts and hear their inspiring stories at Start Up Day, at Manchester Central Library.
Businesses from across the city have pledged their support for the Read Manchestercampaign at a breakfast event hosted by Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.
Satisfaction with Manchester’s library service has climbed to more than 93 per cent, according to a recent survey
Manchester's Business & IP Centre is marking Global Entrepreneurship Week by presenting a wide range of events at libraries across the city for anyone who is interested in starting their own business.
Manchester will be home to a trail of iconic BookBenches across the city next summer, in a drive to get the city reading and improve literacy levels.
Central Library is to host a national flagship event to celebrate books and reading.
Members of the Council’s Executive have published their priorities for the period up to 2020 to help support the Our Manchester strategy for the city.
An adult learner from Manchester has proved she is one in a million by beating off competition from adult learners up and down the country to win a national award.
Exhibitions, live music, talks, theatre performances and storytelling are all part of Manchester Libraries’ celebration of this year’s Black History Month.
Families are invited to join in the fun this Sunday - at Central Library - to celebrate a summer of the Big Friendly Read - The Summer Reading Challenge.
For many small businesses, the costs associated with being able to access some of the industry’s most useful tools can be high - and this can prevent companies from reaching their full potential.
Manchester’s parks, libraries, galleries and sports venues are all hosting a wealth of activities for the whole family throughout the summer months.
Today, Tuesday 22 March marks the second anniversary of the reopening of Central Library – and 2.5 million people have already visited the Manchester landmark since its reopening in 2014.
A brand new campaign to improve literacy levels and get Manchester reading has attracted millionaire backing - twenty millionaires to be precise - all pupils at Plymouth Grove Primary School.
Suffragette City – Manchester’s Central Library hosts exhibition celebrating the life of Annot Robinson
Central Library is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the remarkable life of suffragette Annot Robinson.
A star of children's fiction has helped Manchester to launch its World Book Day celebrations.
Manchester library users will soon be able to borrow books from other libraries across the region, thanks to a new initiative launching on National Libraries Day.
Manchester Central Library has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation.
Manchester Libraries and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are collaborating to make an important archive accessible to the public at Central Library.
Manchester Central Library was reborn on Saturday 22 March, as it opened its doors to the public after undergoing a transformation during the last three and a half years.
Residents are invited to the launch of the new Barlow Moor Community Library on Saturday 15 February.
A brand new library opened its doors in the Abraham Moss Centre, Crumpsall, today, Monday 3 February.
A new website designed to showcase Manchester’s rich history is now live.
More than six million Manchester parish records, dating back as far as 1538, can be now viewed online for free at Manchester Libraries.
Manchester Libraries have launched a new app for mobile devices, which is available to download for free.
Manchester Libraries have developed a new online toolkit packed with information and support for jobseekers.
A new, free resource for business people will be launched at Chorlton Library on Tuesday 24 July (5:45 – 7:30pm).
The Lord Mayor of Manchester formally opens a library and learning centre in Higher Blackley at 11:30am on Saturday 12 May, as part of a Family Funday of activities to celebrate the new centre.
A new charity will be formed to support additional activities of Manchester Central Library intended to complement and add value to Manchester City Council’s major ongoing commitment to core services.