Library Adventures Live!
Library Adventures Live! is a magnificent online programme of events for children aged 4-11 to reengage them with reading. Each week Kirklees Libraries streams a fabulous event for children to join in at school or at home. There are authors reading from their work and answering your questions, illustrators running draw-alongs and sketching your suggestions and an amazing variety of inspiring and creative activities to do. Each entertaining adventure is streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and Facebook page on Tuesdays at 11am but is also available to catch up with later.
Children can watch and join in with their families at home, teachers can use the sessions with children in school or may even use the sessions to support home schooling. The fun adventures are designed to encourage reading for pleasure and stimulate creativity. From storytelling, Draw Alongs, poetry and creative activities to do at home, there’s something for everyone. The diverse programme includes sessions designed to engage reluctant readers, playful activities for younger children and updates on what’s trending in children’s fiction.
Library Adventures Live! is not just for lockdown, it’s for the long term!
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|Guest(s)||Date and Time||Adventure|
|Ross MacKenzie||Tues 20 Oct, 11am||Evernight – a fantastic adventure with Ross MacKenzie|
|Catherine Fisher||Tues 27 Oct, 11am||The Midnight Swan – a fantasy adventure with Catherine Fisher
|Jenni Jennings||Fri 20 Oct, 11am||Malice in Underland – a gorgeously gothic debut series with Jenni Jennings|
|Matt Goodfellow||Tues 3 Nov, 11am||Bright Bursts of Colour – a poetic adventure with rock star poet Matt Goodfellow|
|Maz Evans||Tues 10th Nov, 11am||An odyssey through the hilarious Who Let the Gods Out? series with Maz Evans|
|Nikki Young||Tues 17th Nov, 11am||Time School – war, refugees and time travel with Nikki Young|
|Sarah Morrell||Tues 24th Nov, 11am||
Local author Sarah Morrell takes you on an exciting adventure with her latest book Molly’s Magic Brolly
|Nick Sharratt||Tues 1st Dec, 11am||Pirates, Boats, Whales and Buses – storytime and draw-along, also featuring Katrina Charman, author of The Whales on the Bus|
|Katie and Kevin Tsang||Tues 8th Dec, 11am||
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Space- conquering fears with Katie and Kevin Tsang
|David Litchfield||Tues 15th Dec, 11am||
The Bear, the Piano and the Little Bear’s Concert – musical storytelling with David Litchfield
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Watch previous adventures here!
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|Guest(s)||Date and Time||
Tuesday 13th October
Reading her book called Tomorrow in both Arabic and English. Drawing from her book Jasmine Sneeze.
|Testament||Tuesday 6th Oct, 11am||Rap performance and workshop|
|Dom Conlon & Conrad Burdekin||Tuesday 29th Sep, 11am||Space-themed poetry workshop: This Rock, That Rock and Space Cafe|
|Anthea Simmons||Tues 22 Sep, 11am||Paleontology, fossil hunting and dinosaurs
|Derek Kielty||Tues 15 Sep, 11am||Pirate-themed storytelling and creative writing
Flyntlock Bones: The Sceptre of the Pharoahs
|Tasneem Kauser||Tues 08 Sep, 11am||Draw-along
Local artist and Manga illustrator
|Ross Montgomery||Tues 01 Sep, 11am||Imagination, fascinating facts and plenty of jokes
The Midnight Guardians
|Simon James Green and Garry Parsons||Thurs 27 Aug, 11am||Draw-along
|Jack Noel||Tues 25 Aug, 11am||Draw-along
My Headteacher is an Evil Genius
|Rappaman: Donavan Christopher||Tues 18 Aug, 11am||Local Poet and Rap Artist|
|Josh Lacey||Tues 11 Aug, 11am||
Encouraging a love of reading and writing
|Emma Rea||Tues 04 Aug, 11am||Environmental concerns and reading
My Name is River
|Matt Oldfield and Tom Palmer||Tues 28 July, 11am||Football and reading
Johnny Ball: Accidental Football Genius
|Rebecca Patterson||Tues 21 July, 11am||Activity with a dressing up robot theme
A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover
(2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize)
|Joseph Coelho||Tues 14 July, 11am||Performance poetry
Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad