Kirklees Libraries News

Holmfirth Sensory Garden

We are so pleased to announce that we raised a large cheque to progress our Holmfirth garden project. Why not come and have a look at our lovely calm space near our library. There are so many opportunities the garden will open up to us for the community to enjoy; and we can’t wait to share these experiences with you. Thank you so much to all the Co-op members that chose us last year and helped to make all of this possible.

Alfie The Elf

It’s time for some festive fun! Alfie The Elf is coming to the following libraries –

  •  Cleckheaton Library
  •  Birstall Library
  •  Kirkheaton Library
  • Batley Library
  •  Greenwood Centre
  • Slaithwaite Library

See Alfie The Elf’s Community Tour | Lawrence Batley Theatre ( for more information and how to book.


Huddersfield Chess Club

Calling all Chess lovers! There’s a new Chess Club which has started at Huddersfield library on Saturday’s. Whether your a beginner or a expert feel free to join us in the committee room on Saturday afternoons.

Christmas Card making

There’s more festive fun coming your way this Christmas! Bob down to Holmfirth or Almondbury library and get creative with our children’s christmas card making workshop. See the photos for more information. No need to book! Santa will also be paying a visit to Holmfirth and there’ll be some exciting gifts too! We will also be running a storytime so you can get comfy by our Christmas fireplace and listen to a festive tale!

Remembering Huddersfield’s Windrush Generation

Don’t miss out on this great event happening at the Chestnut Centre on ✨Friday 3rd December! ✨
* KLTV will be showing “Windrush: The Years After” at 3.15 and 6.15
* Kirklees Local Studies Library and West Yorkshire Archives will be exhibiting photos and materials that celebrate Huddersfield’s Caribbean community
*You’re invited to share your stories and bring memorabilia to be scanned and added to the archive
To make things EVEN better there’ll be some amazing food available!
Phone The Chestnut Centre on 01484 516444 to find out more.

Creative Youth Voice Forum

Are you a young person who’s passionate about creativity? Join us at Lawrence Batley Theatre with Musica Kirklees and Evoke in our panel discussion focusing on the creative opportunities in Kirklees on Monday 13th December.