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* Association of Independent Libraries

www.independentlibraries.co.uk
Navigate Website>>> Directory
Open Lectures & Talks'There are links to members' own sites, or to AIL pages for libraries without their own sites.'
Views 'Full' Record + MAP914
Visits to Website778

Armitt Library & Museum, The

Nook Lane, Ambleside, South Lakeland, LA22 9BL, North West
armitt.com/armitt_website/
Open Lectures & TalksMonthly evening talks.
Historic CountyWestmorland
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP863
Visits to Website795

Bradford Mechanics Institute Library

76 Kirkgate, Bradford, BD1 1SZ, Yorkshire and the Humber
bradfordmechanicsinstitute.weebly.com
Open Lectures & Talks'Members can ... attend the meetings of a range of interest groups which meet regularly in the Library's JB Priestley Room. Those seeking a quiet few moments or who share an interest in books, local history, gardening, Bridge, the Brontes, poetry or the Great War will find like-minded members who enjoy the social contact the Library generates.'
Historic CountyYorkshire West Riding
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP966
Visits to Website674

Bromley House Library

Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL, East Midlands
bhlibrary.wordpress.com
Open Lectures & Talks'Bromley House hosts regular events throughout the year, including lectures, concerts, study days, exhibitions, and various social occasions ... Please note that it is essential to book, as we have to limit numbers.'
Historic CountyNottinghamshire
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1374
Visits to Website693

Gladstone's Library

Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF, Wales
www.gladstoneslibrary.org
Navigate Website>>> What's On
Open Lectures & Talks'Following the tremendous success of its first writers-in-residence scheme, Gladstone’s Library is looking for another four writers to take up residence in 2013, following in the footsteps of the 2012 winners: Naomi Alderman, Stella Duffy, Nadene Ghouri and Ian Parks. Built in 1902 to house the library of pioneering politican and celebrated Prime Minister William E. Gladstone, the Library has twenty-six recently renovated rooms and is the UK’s only residential library. “We are committed to maintaining Gladstone's legacy of engagement with social, moral and spiritual questions by helping people reflect more deeply on the questions that concern them,” says Peter Francis, Warden of the Library. “This scheme is an extension of that mission.”'
Also IndexedWriter-in-Residence Scheme
Historic CountyFlintshire
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP784
Visits to Website461

Innerpeffray Library

Crieff, Perth & Kinross, PH7 3RF, Scotland
www.innerpeffraylibrary.co.uk
Open Lectures & TalksFriends of Innerpeffray Library (FOIL) - Lecture Programme for the Year. Monthly talks, Wednesday evenings.
Historic CountyPerthshire
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1222
Visits to Website653

Ipswich Institute Reading Room & Library

The Admiral’s House, 13 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE, Eastern
www.ipswichinstitute.org.uk
Open Lectures & TalksProgramme of lectures and talks (plus wide range of classes and courses).
Historic CountySuffolk
Type of BodyLearning Centre
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1228
Visits to Website624

Linen Hall Library

17 Donegall Square North, City of Belfast, BT1 5GB, Northern Ireland
www.linenhall.com/programme.asp
Open Lectures & TalksCalendar of events at the Linen Hall includes occasional evening lectures, usually organized by other bodies or by the Friends of the Linen Hall Library: 'Lectures take place at 6.30 pm ... They are free and non-members are welcome.'
Historic CountyCounty Antrim
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP749
Visits to Website770

London Library, The

14 St James's Square, Westminster, SW1Y 4LG, London
www.londonlibrary.co.uk
Navigate Website>>> About Us >>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Find out more about the Library’s events for members and non-members ...'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP831
Visits to Website409

Morrab Library, The

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4DA, South West
www.morrablibrary.org.uk
Open Lectures & TalksHave organized a range of Library Events including a Winter Lecture Series: 'The lectures are open to members and non-members. All welcome - admission by donation (free tea + cake)'.
Historic CountyCornwall
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP790
Visits to Website426

Plymouth Proprietary Library

Alton Terrace, 111 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8JY, South West
www.plymouthproprietarylibrary.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> News & Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Regular meetings include talks from members, lectures in conjunction with Plymouth University with whom we work in close partnership, a Reading Group and the Plymouth Proprietary Library Writers Group. We are also actively involved with Heritage Day and Local Study Days. Our main purpose is to promote literature in the Plymouth area and occasional trips to other places of interest such as the Bodleian Library are also encouraged.'
Historic CountyDevon
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1634
Visits to Website634

Portico Library & Gallery, The

57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY, North West
www.theportico.org.uk
Open Lectures & Talks'The Library continues to flourish as a hub of cultural activity by hosting a thriving and active programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. These are open to members and the public generally.'
Historic CountyLancashire
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP637
Visits to Website872

Saffron Walden Town Library

2 King Street, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, CB10 1ES, Eastern
www.townlib.org.uk/news.htm
Open Lectures & TalksLecture Series organized by the Saffron Walden Town Library Society.
Also IndexedSaffron Walden Literary & Scientific Institution
Historic CountyEssex
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1440
Visits to Website804

Thomas Plume's Library

Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ, Eastern
www.thomasplumeslibrary.co.uk
Navigate Website>>> The Plume Lecture
Open Lectures & Talks'The Plume Lecture was established in 1975 by the Trustees of the Library, at the instigation of the Rev. Arthur Dunlop, to commemorate the life of Dr. Thomas Plume (1630 -1704) with a public lecture, held annually in the month of November. Speakers have been drawn from a wide range of disciplines, such as medicine, art, history, science and astronomy to reflect Plume’s own broad interests and the varied nature of the Library.'
Historic CountyEssex
Type of BodyLibrary & Archive
Views 'Full' Record + MAP982
Visits to Website633

Thoresby Society, The

The Friends' Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9DX, Yorkshire and the Humber
www.thoresby.org.uk/lectures.htm
Open Lectures & TalksMonthly meetings, Tuesday evenings.
Historic CountyYorkshire West Riding
Type of BodyLocal Society
Views 'Full' Record + MAP620
Visits to Website513

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