Halifax Central Library

The adventures of Walter Lemonface – FREE interactive show

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Walter Lemonface PosterEver wanted to control what happens in a cartoon?

Now you can in this fun-filled experience for the whole family.

Join adventurer, fearless inventor and connoisseur of carrots, Walter Lemonface as he hunts for Rhubarb Ogres, battles ghosts and finds adventure around every corner.

Wednesday 17 August – FREE 20 minute shows
At Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax, HX1 1UN

Yorkshire Day – nah then, what’s going on?

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Yorkshire_Day_BannerHalifax is set to roll out the red carpet on Monday 1 August as the chosen host of the 2016 Yorkshire Day Celebration so be sure to get involved and celebrate all that’s great about the UK’s biggest county with events, activities and fun for all the family.

A parade of 200 civic dignitaries made up of Lord Mayors, Mayors and other Civic Heads from across Yorkshire will be led by a traditional brass band as they parade through the streets of the Town Centre to visit Halifax Minster for a special themed public service before enjoying a Yorkshire Day lunch at The Shay.

Events will kick off at 10am outside Halifax Town Hall which will be flying the Yorkshire flag from dawn to dusk and between 10.30 and 11.30am the Siddal WI is holding a Yorkshire Tea Party at Halifax Central Library with cakes and bakes for sale to raise money for charity.

Local libraries are getting involved with the celebrations by hosting events such as:

  • Face painting for children at the Central Library – 1pm to 3pm,
  • Craft session at Brighouse Library – 2pm until 3pm
  • An afternoon of Yorkshire dialect at Elland Library – from 2pm

If you can’t wait until Monday then you may want to go along to Bankfield Museum on Saturday 30 July to hear a talk on The Costumes of Yorkshire, based on a book published in 1814 about the clothing of working people.

Elsewhere, Eureka continues its ‘44 Days of Summer’ and celebrates all things Yorkshire whilst Harveys of Halifax will run promotions on Yorkshire merchandise, offer a Yorkshire Menu in the restaurant and will have a Yorkshire Day window display.

There’s plenty more going on which can be found at www.visitcalderdale.com, so be sure to do Yorkshire and Halifax proud by getting out with all the family and celebrating all that’s great about the place we love to live!

Last ever booksale at Halifax Central Library this weekend!

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The last ever booksale will take place at Halifax Central Library this weekend featuring (books, CDs, DVDs), there are also some ‘special’ items from stock on sale and even 5 vintage wooden book-trolleys, for sale on a ‘sealed-bid’ basis!

Saturday 28 May 2016 – 9.30am to 2pm
At Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UN

For further information email Jon Medcalf at jon.medcalf@calderdale.gov.uk

Halifax Art & Photography Festival 2016

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The second Halifax Art and Photography Festival will see a variety of activity across Halifax Town Centre and will include plenty of FREE things to be involved in including:

  • Art, Sculpture and Photography Galleries
  • Art and Craft Workshops
  • Art and Photography Market
  • Live music
  • FREE Face Painting and Balloons

Get involved on Saturday 16 April at various locations in Halifax. Pick up your festival brochure from Halifax Central Library & Calderdale Tourist Information Centres for more information.

Arts and Photography Festival

Calderdale takes part in World Autism Awareness Week

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On Friday 8 April, Calderdale Council is hosting a special drop-in event at Halifax Central Library as part of World Autism Awareness Week.

The event will run from 10.30am-2.30pm, and will include information stands from the South West Yorkshire Trust Autism Service, Calderdale Carers, Calderdale Adult Asperger’s Group, Calderdale Parents and Carers, the National Autistic Society and Specialist Autism Services… read more…

Everyone is welcome to come along. There will also be light refreshments available.

For more information about World Autism Awareness Week, click here

‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – February 2016

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team. Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location.

If you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.