Heritage Open Days at Walkley Library

There will be lots of events for Heritage Open Days in the library this month. Learn more about the library’s history and future or come to a workshops or author event. No need to book, just come to the library and join in. Investigate the history of Walkley and its residents, including a new exhibition, updated archive material and heritage related activities and trails.

View the archive photos displays and learn about the building’s history, and its future with an update on its Heritage Lottery Enterprise Fund bid to develop its future. Follow the Walkley History Mystery Whodunit trail as featured during the recent Victorian fair at Walkley Festival: Who stole the painting from the Ruskin Museum? We will also have a memory box from the 1940s to the present day as part of the “In Our Day” Dementia Innovation Project and poetry and interviews from the people taking part in the project.

On Saturday the 14th, the Walkley Historians return to the library with more research on the Streets and Pubs of Walkley and Walkley Action Group. As always, on the second Saturday of the month we are creative with paper in the library. For Heritage Open Days' theme of ‘People Power’ Paper Pastimes are making paper banners. Adults and children of all ages welcome!

On Saturday 21st we are having a craftivism (craft + activism) workshop in the library. Get creative and think about your dreams for the future! This ‘gentle protest’ workshop was developed by Sarah Corbett of Craftivism Collective. We will have an activity suitable for adults and older children and one for younger children. No craft skills are needed, just an open mind, open heart and a bit of patience.

More information can be found on the Heritage Open Days website.