The Library Service provides a free and accessible gateway to knowledge and information, recreation and leisure, culture and enjoyment. Find out more at www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries.

Crown Street Library
Crown Street
Darlington
DL1 1ND

Cockerton Library
Cockerton Green
Darlington
DL3 9AA

Upcoming events at Darlington Libraries:

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Blogging Workshop with Alice-May Purkiss

Date: Saturday - 9 June
Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Cost: £5

Blogging isn’t just about typing words on a screen. It’s not just pretty pictures and social media shares. It’s a place for you to tell your story, talk about what matters to you and make your mark on your own online space.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to decide what to write about, create and personalise your own blog using WordPress, evaluate what makes a good blog and discuss social media sharing. We’ll help you spark your creative ideas and give you the tools to make your blog a creative outlet you can be proud of.

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Life, Lemons and Melons with Alice-May Purkiss

Date: Saturday - 9 June
Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Cost: £5

What happens when you’re 26 years old? If you’re lucky, you have a steady job, a loving partner and a healthy dollop of fun. If you’re unlucky, you’re diagnosed with depression, then, while you’re trying to learn techniques for dealing with it and how to live with it, you’re diagnosed with breast cancer.

Join journalist and writer Alice-May Purkiss as she talks about her self-published book Life, Lemons and Melons – The story of what happens when life hands you a whole heap of lemons and you don’t have the energy to make the lemonade or even reach for the gin.

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History Wardrobe Presents PINK – THE TRUE STORY

Date: Monday - 11 June
Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Cost: £8

Salmon, rose, berry, peach & candy… shades of pink look and sound delicious. In Pink – The True Story you’ll discover how to make pink and who’s worn pink in history. Pink can represent romance, intimacy, passion and power. Girl’s colour? Boy’s colour? The truth will be revealed in all its pink-tinted glory!

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Blackout Poetry with Kirsten Luckins

Date: Wednesday - 13 June
Location: Cockerton Library, Darlington
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Cost: £5

Get creative with Kirsten Luckins’ workshops on ‘Erasure’ or ‘Blackout’ poetry. Highlight words and phrases from printed text to a create poem, and use artwork to hide the unwanted words. All materials will be provided and participants will take home a framed piece of original artwork.

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Vane Women Poetry Workshop

Date: Thursday - 14 June
Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Time: 3.15pm - 4.45pm
Cost: £5

Bring pens, paper and your imagination for a thought-provoking
session where you will write poetry, prose or whatever you choose.

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Tall Tales Family Mystery Event – The Mystery Of The Magic Thief

Date: Saturday - 16 June
Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Cost: Family of 4 £5 or £2 per person

Once upon a time the ground on which your library now stands was a school of magic young wizards and witches. Now adults have stopped believing in magic, the school for wizards and witches has long since been closed and books of spells have disappeared. Now you must turn detective to discover who has stolen a special book and return it back to the shelves.

Suitable for 5 – 11 year olds.

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Author Event

Fifty, Not Out! The Six Sixes Revisited

Date: Friday - 22 June
Location: Community Hub Central, Hartlepool
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Cost: £5

Join journalist Grahame Lloyd for a fascinating talk about one of the great sporting moments when Gary Sobers hit an historic 36 runs off one over – and learn about the mystery of the missing ball!

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Family Comedy with Patrick Monahan

Date: Saturday - 23 June
Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Cost: £2

Patrick Monahan is the loveable Teessider, known for his hugs, dancing and cake eating! As well as being one of the biggest names on the comedy circuit, Pat is also highly in demand as a studio warm up, working on shows such as Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and The IT Crowd as well as contributing to many talking head programmes and appearing on various Comedy Central shows. Join us for a Family Comedy event for children aged 6+.

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Crime Writers Edward Marston and Judith Cutler

Date: Saturday - 23 June
Location: Crown Street Library - Art Gallery Darlington
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Cost: £5

Murder Ancient and Modern – crime writing partners, Edward Marston and Judith Cutler, authors of over 70 novels, compare techniques for writing about crime in the past and the present.

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