A series of special events will mark the 25th birthday of Northenden Library on 8 October.
Birthday events start with afternoon tea and birthday cake from 2pm to 4pm on Monday (8 October).
On Wednesday (10 October), starting at 2pm, there will be a talk on Excavations at Northenden Mill by Manchester University's Archaeological Unit.
Then on Friday (12 October) it's Birthday Party time for the under-5s at 10.30am.
The final events on Saturday (13 October) will be two one-hour Bug Box sessions starting at 1pm and 2.15pm, giving youngsters the chance to meet the giant snail, giant millipede and other creepy-crawlies. The sessions are FREE but tickets need to be booked in advance.
Everyone is welcome to the events. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
Councillor Mike Kane, Executive member for Arts & Leisure, said: "I am very pleased to be involved in helping Northenden library celebrate its silver jubilee.
"I hope many local people - whether they are regular library users or not - will come along and join in the birthday celebrations."
The Church Road library was officially opened on 8 October 1982. It was built on the site where for 21 years a caravan - joined after 10 years by a second one - provided Northenden readers with their books.
Now the library offers much more than books for all ages. Members can now borrow CDs, DVDs and Talking Books. The library also offers an information service and has computers for public Internet access.
For young people there is a homework club, art club and storytime sessions for under-5s on Friday mornings.
The library is open Monday 1pm-5pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-8pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Contact the library for further details on 998 3023.
For more information on city libraries visit www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries
Martin Hellewell, Press Office 0161 234 3729.