Tag: Leeds Libraries

Leeds Libraries needs your help to capture names for city’s family album

The Leeds Libraries service is encouraging residents to become heritage detectives and help solve picture puzzles from the past. The Local History team is appealing for public help to identify thousands of unknown faces and locations in the city’s online photographic archive. Heritage images include the 1959 Burley Road Primary

Libraries encourage children to go wild with the Summer Reading Challenge

Leeds Libraries, in partnership with the Reading Agency, is encouraging more families than ever to get involved with reading over the summer holidays through the Summer Reading Challenge. Now in its 22nd year, the Summer Reading Challenge inspires children to read for pleasure over the summer and tackle the dip

Baby Week returns for it’s fourth year

Baby Week is back for the fourth time this November (2-9 November 2019) with the theme ‘Making Connections: Bonding healthy brains and wellbeing for all’ A full breakdown of the activities and fantastic calendar of events in the city you can find here. There’s lot of activities happening around south

Edward Woffenden – a Leeds Pal from Beeston

Edward Woffenden, Private 15/1003, 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds 11 was, and still is, essentially Holbeck and Beeston. It had been a prosperous area during the 19th Century, with a lot of manufacturing, including John Marshall’s Mill and Matthew Murray’s Foundry, but by the beginning of the 20th Century

Group revisit areas of Hunslet on a Memory Walk

The Hunslet Remembered group (facilitated by Leeds Libraries and in partnership with South Leeds Live at Home) took a trip down memory lane last month and visited areas of Hunslet that brought back memories of their childhood. Using augmented reality on iPads they could see images from www.leodis.net of what

Coding with over 60’s in Beeston and Hunslet

Leeds Libraries has trialled a series of Hour of Code workshops with Over 60s in partnership with South Leeds Live at Home. The main objective of the sessions was to use digital technology to promote the health benefits that mind-stimulating activities have on older people. Their coding activities for children

Roundup: Half term children’s activities

Schools break up on Friday (20 October 2017) for the autumn half term holiday. If your looking for things to do with your children here is our roundup of activities across South Leeds. Playbox at Trentham Park Playbox returns to Trentham Park on Beeston Hill with free family play sessions

Young detectives are getting busy at the library

The Summer Reading Challenge ‘Animal Agents’ has launched across all Leeds Libraries! Can you help the animal agents solve the clues and crack the codes? Visit the library three times and read six books this summer and collect fantastic prizes for reading. Smelly stickers and more! You can borrow up