Events and Activities

Here are all the events and activities that we have on each month across all Sefton Libraries. If you have any questions, please contact the host library.

Bootle Library: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk
Crosby Library: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk
Formby Library: 01704 874 177 / Formby.library@sefton.gov.uk
Maghull Library: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk
Netherton Library: 0151 525 0607 / netherton.library@sefton.gov.uk
Southport Library: 0151 934 2118 / southport.library@sefton.gov.uk


To book any of these talks and for more information, please contact Information Services on:
email: information.services@sefton.gov.uk
telephone: 0151 257 6401

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Wednesday 21st February, 2pm-3pm
The Bootle Jam Factory: William Hartley - There's More to the Man than Jam!

Wednesday 20th March, 2pm-3pm
Scaling Up: Meccano is Engineering Scaled Down, What Happens When You Scale It Up!

Wednesday 17th April, 2pm-3pm
Views in Modern Liverpool, 1864

Wednesday 15th May, 2pm-3pm
CHANGE OF TALK: The Fighting Captain

Wednesday 19th June, 2pm-3pm
Beach Racing Between The Wars

Wednesday 17th July, 2pm-3pm
The Life and Times of Colonel Blundell

What's Going on in April

At the Library: Gardening with Gateway Collective
Thursday 4th April, Bootle Library, 10am-12pm

Info: gardening at bootle with gateway collective - At The Library

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Family History Help Desk
Tuesday 11th April, Maghull Library, 10am-12pm

Contact Details: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

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The Reader: Grief and Healing Reading Group
Friday 12th April, Bootle Library, 10:30am-12pm

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Sole Rebel
Thursday 18th / 25th April, Netherton Library, 10:30am-12pm

Note: Little ones and their adults are invited to dance till they drop at Netherton Library, with Hannah from dance company Sole Rebel.

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: First QUAD Meet Up
Saturday 20th April, Crosby Library, 11am-1pm

Note: For the Queue Up and Dance! programme we’re inviting local residents with memories and ephemera from QUAD to drop in to show us some of their stuff and chat to us about how they could get involved in the project. 

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Stitch Club
Monday 22nd April, Crosby Library, 11am-1pm

Info: stitch club - At The Library

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Badgers Talk
Wednesday 24th April, Formby Library, 2pm
*BOOKING REQUIRED*

Contact Details: 01704 874 177 / Formby.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Rest Reading Group
Thursday 25th April, Crosby Library, 12pm-1pm

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Chopping Club
Friday 26th April, Bootle Library, 11am-2pm

Info: chopping club - At The Library

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

What's Going on in May

At the Library: Sensory Play
Every Tuesday, Bootle Library, 10:30am–12pm

Note: Sensory Play is a free and welcoming space for parents to bring their little ones to explore the senses together. There'll be different activities each week to see, hear, smell, touch and taste new things.

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk
More Information: Sensory Play - At The Library

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At the Library: Sensory Play
Every Thursday, Netherton Library, 10am-11:30am

Note: Sensory Play is a free and welcoming space for parents to bring their little ones to explore the senses together. There'll be different activities each week to see, hear, smell, touch and taste new things.

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Beyond the Garden Gate
Wednesday 1st May, Crosby Library, 2:30pm-4pm

Contact Details: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Gardening with Gateway Collective
Thursday 2nd & 16th May, Bootle Library, 10am-12pm

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Archive Film Screenings
Thursday 2nd May, Bootle Library, 12pm-3pm

Contact Details: joe.goff@sefton.gov.uk

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Junior Book Club
Saturday 4th May, Maghull Library, 11am-12pm

Contact Details: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Junior Writers Club
Saturday 11th May, Maghull Library, 11am-12pm

Contact Details: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Teen Graphics Group
Saturday 11th May, Maghull Library, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Contact Details: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Archive Film Screenings
Tuesday 14th May, Netherton Library, 12pm-3pm

Contact Details: joe.goff@sefton.gov.uk

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UPDATED: Local History Talk: The Fighting Captain
Wednesday 15th May, Crosby Library, 2pm-3pm
*BOOKING REQUIRED*

Note: Captain Walker was based in Liverpool during World War 2, with the 2nd Escort Group, attached to the Western Approaches Command Centre.

Contact Details: 0151 257 640 / information.services@sefton.gov.uk

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NEW: Shared Reading Group
Thursday 16th May, Maghull Library, 11am

Contact Details: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Stitch Club
Monday 20th May, Crosby Library, 11am–1pm

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Chopping Club
Friday 24th May, Bootle Library, 11am-2pm

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Carys Bray Author Talk
Wednesday 29th May, Formby Library, 2pm
*BOOKING REQUIRED*

Contact Details: 01704 874 177 / Formby.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Rest Reading Group
Thursday 30th May, Crosby Library, 6pm-7pm

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Tea & Tunes: 1930's
Friday 31st May, Crosby Library, 11am-12:30pm

Contact Details: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk

What's Going on During May Half Term

Date: Monday 27th May - Saturday 1st June

Note: ALL SEFTON LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY ON MONDAY 27TH MAY

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Monday 27th May

CLOSED FOR BANK HOLIDAY

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Tuesday 28th May

Half Term Craft, Bootle Library, 2pm-3:30pm
Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

Craft Session, Netherton Library, 2pm
Contact Details: 0151 525 0607 / netherton.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Wednesday 29th May

Microscope Club, Bootle Library, 11am-1pm
Note: Age 6+
Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

Calm Slime Session, Crosby Library, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Note: £2 per child, booking required in person
Contact Details: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk

Craft Activity Session, Maghull Library, 3pm
Maghull Library: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Thursday 30th May

Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelet Craft, Bootle Library, 10:30am-12pm
Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

Half Term Craft, Formby Library, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Contact Details: 01704 874 177 / Formby.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Friday 31st May

Microscope Club, Bootle Library, 1pm-3pm
Note: Age 6+
Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

Board Games, Netherton Library, 10am-4pm
Contact Details: 0151 525 0607 / netherton.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Saturday 1st June

Lego & Board Games Club, Bootle Library, 10:30am-12pm
Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

LEGO & Board Games Club, Crosby Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
Contact Details: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk

Lego Club, Formby Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
Contact Details: 01704 874 177 / Formby.library@sefton.gov.uk

Games Club, Netherton Library, 10:30am-12:30pm
Contact Details: 0151 525 0607 / netherton.library@sefton.gov.uk

Children's Writing Club, Maghull Library, 11am
Maghull Library: 0151 288 6731 / maghull.library@sefton.gov.uk

What's Going on in June

New Storytime at Crosby Library from Monday 3rd June
Mondays, 10:30am-11am
*BOOKING REQUIRED*

Contact Details: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Sensory Play
Every Tuesday, Bootle Library, 10:30am–12pm

Note: Sensory Play is a free and welcoming space for parents to bring their little ones to explore the senses together. There'll be different activities each week to see, hear, smell, touch and taste new things.

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk
More Information: Sensory Play - At The Library

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At the Library: Money Matters
Wednesdays, Bootle Library, 10am–2pm

Note: Cathy from Venus Charity will be in the library to support people with money management and debt advice.

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Sensory Play
Every Thursday, Netherton Library, 10am-11:30am

Note: Sensory Play is a free and welcoming space for parents to bring their little ones to explore the senses together. There'll be different activities each week to see, hear, smell, touch and taste new things.

Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Gardening Session
Thursday 6th & 20th June, Bootle Library, 10am-12pm

Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Grief & Healing Shared Reading Group
Friday 7th & 21st June, Bootle Library, 10:30am-12pm

Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

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Shared Reading Group
Friday 7th June, Netherton Library, 2pm

Contact Details: 0151 525 0607 / netherton.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Colour of Pomegranates
Saturday 8th & 22nd June, Bootle Library, 11am-1pm

Contact Details: 0151 934 5781 / bootle.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Get Ready with Me
Saturday 8th June, Crosby Library, 12pm–1:45pm

Note: Join us at Crosby Library for a drag make-up tutorial with the amazing drag artist, Dan Chan.

More information: get ready with me - At The Library
Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Stitch Club
Monday 17th June, Crosby Library, 11am–1pm

Note: This month's Stitch Club with artist Emma Summerscales, we will focus on finishing our personal clothing tags. We are also invited to bring in our 'one garment we couldn't live without'.

More information: Stitch Club - At The Library
Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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At the Library: Elastic Money
Wednesday 19th June, Bootle Library, 12pm–2pm

Note: Elastic Money is an artist-led project by Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck of The Alternative School of Economics.

More information: elastic money - At The Library
Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk

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Local History Talk: Beach Racing Between The Wars
Wednesday 19th June, Crosby Library, 2pm-3pm
*BOOKING REQUIRED*

Contact Details: 0151 257 6401 / information.services@sefton.gov.uk

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Tea & Tunes: 1940's
Friday 28th June, Crosby Library, 11am-12:30pm

Contact Details: 0151 257 6400 / crosby.library@sefton.gov.uk

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At the Library: Chopping Club
Friday 28th June, Bootle Library, 11am–2pm

Note: Artist Hannah Fincham will be bringing along her wild spice rack, inviting us on a sensory exploration of the flavours that grow under our feet.

More information: Chopping Club - At The Library
Contact Details: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk


Last Updated on Monday, March 18, 2024

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