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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Get in touch and send us your questions: lal@kirklees.gov.uk

If you’re a teacher and you’d like to find out more about how to get involved with one of our Library Adventures Live! sessions with your class, email lal@kirklees.gov.uk

Upcoming Events

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Guest(s) Date and Time Adventure
Jon Mayhew Tues 19th Jan, 11am Find out about Jon’s brand new book The Spybrarian and hear how he creates his hilarious characters.
Jennie Poh Tues 26th Jan, 11am The Pirate Tree
Hannah Lee Tues 2nd Feb, 11am Join author, actor and activist Hannah Lee for both an entertaining storytime and an inspiring true story. She’ll be reading her delightful picture book My Hair and talking about why we all need to see faces that look like us in the arts.
Kim Hillyard Tues 9th Feb, 11am 2020 Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Prize Winner for Mabel and the Mountain

 

Get in touch and send us your questions:

lal@kirklees.gov.uk 

 

Watch previous adventures here!

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Guest(s) Date and Time Adventure
Jo Loring-Fisher Tues 12th Jan, 11am Pencils and paper at the ready as author/illustrator, Jo Loring-Fisher introduces you her beautiful, thought provoking books: Taking Time and Maisie’s Scrapbook and shows you how to draw like her.
Salma Zaman Tues 5th Jan, 11am Bollywood Read and Dance with Salma Zaman, author of Bollywood Princess
Robin Simpson Tues 29th Dec, 11am Join Dame Dorothy Trott (Robin Simpson, the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s favourite dame) for a pantomime special edition
Katharine Orton Tues 22nd Dec, 11am A Fantastic Adventure with Katharine Orton, author of Glassheart and Nevertell
David Litchfield Tues 15th Dec, 11am The Bear, the Piano and the Little Bear’s Concert – musical storytelling with David Litchfield
Katie and Kevin Tsang Tues 8th Dec, 11am Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Space– conquering fears with Katie and Kevin Tsang
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
Sarah Morrell Tues 24th Nov, 11am Local author Sarah Morrell takes you on an exciting adventure with her latest book Molly’s Magic Brolly
Nikki Young Tues 17th Nov, 11am Time School – war, refugees and time travel with Nikki Young
Matt Goodfellow Tues 3 Nov, 11am Bright Bursts of Colour – a poetic adventure with rock star poet Matt Goodfellow
Jenni Jennings Fri 30 Oct, 11am Malice in Underland – a gorgeously gothic debut series with Jenni Jennings
Catherine Fisher Tues 27 Oct, 11am The Midnight Swan – a fantasy adventure with Catherine Fisher
Ross MacKenzie Tues 20th October, 11am Evernight – a fantastic adventure with Ross MacKenzie
Nadine Kaadan Tuesday 13th October, 11am 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 – Lightning Mary
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 – Llama Glamarama
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 – Hope Jones Saves the World
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