Harpurhey’s iconic North City Library is inviting residents to a summer fete style garden party this weekend.
The flagship Manchester library, based within The Manchester College's Harpurhey Sixth Form on Rochdale Road, will be hosting an afternoon of cream teas, games, treasure hunts and even falconry displays as part of the popular summer event.
The gardens at the back of the award winning library will be transformed into a traditional summer fete with garden games, a variety of stalls, tombollas and breathtaking shows by the birds of prey from Vale Royal Falconry.
The free event, which has been made possible by Manchester City Council in partnership with The Manchester College, takes place on Saturday, 25 July from 1pm to 4pm.
Fun and games on the day will include the opportunity to play on Wii Fits and children will be encouraged to keep up their reading over the summer holidays with the chance to win the latest Nintendo DSi if they read six books over the six weeks school break.
There will also be a variety of stalls including cake stands, community information points, children's arts and crafts, refreshments and lots, lots more.
The 'Proud of Manchester' trailer will be in attendance on the day letting residents know how they can become involved in the year long city council campaign which encourages people to take pride in themselves and their community.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council Executive Member for Culture and Leisure says: "North City Library is a truly inspiring building and a wonderful backdrop to this event. It promises to be a wonderful afternoon and I'd encourage anyone who can, to come along and join in the fun."
Staff from The Manchester College will also be at the event to advise local people on training opportunities. The college is celebrating the go-ahead for a £9.2m development adjacent to its existing sixth form, which will include part new build and part major renovation of a Grade 2 listed building. The second phase will include a new hall for performing arts, exhibition space and community use, together with new classroom provision and a fitness centre.