Palace Green Library

Palace Green Library Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spann

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 20th May 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session incl...
17/05/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 20th May 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Go Wild and...Decorate DurhamNext Saturday is Durham Pride a...
16/05/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Go Wild and...Decorate Durham

Next Saturday is Durham Pride and here at Palace Green Library we have just opened our new exhibition Wild! Use colours and textures inspired by nature and local wildlife to make a rainbow inspired decoration. Together we can support the LGBT community.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 13th May 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session incl...
10/05/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 13th May 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

We are getting really excited, graphics are going up. Only 9 days until it opens #durhamgoeswild #comingsoon
09/05/2019

We are getting really excited, graphics are going up. Only 9 days until it opens #durhamgoeswild #comingsoon

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Protect our EnvironmentLooking after our environment is impo...
09/05/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Protect our Environment

Looking after our environment is important, this world is not just ours. We have to share it with all the interesting animals in it. Make a poster to persuade people to look after this world. From recycling, to walking more, to planting more trees, which issues do you think people need to know about?
So why not come along and join the fun.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

08/05/2019

Freddy the fox is all over our WILD exhibition poster 🦊🐾 #durhamgoeswild

Little Bookworms are having a rest Monday 6th May.But don’t worry we will be back Monday 13th May and will have lots o...
03/05/2019

Little Bookworms are having a rest Monday 6th May.
But don’t worry we will be back Monday 13th May and will have lots of fun things to do.

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Go Wild at Palace Green LibraryOur new exhibition is nearly ...
02/05/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Go Wild at Palace Green Library

Our new exhibition is nearly here. This exhibition will celebrate the wonderful animals that live in the British Isles. Join us this weekend and make a puppet inspired by the animals in our exhibition. Which one will be your favourite?
So why not come along and join the fun.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We are very proud to announce that summer 2018 exhibition Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham’s dark secr...
01/05/2019

We are very proud to announce that summer 2018 exhibition Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham’s dark secret has been shortlisted for a Journal Culture award.

Some of the team from the Department of Archaeology and Palace Green Library will be attending the awards ceremony on May 23rd. Keep an eye out for the results!

Palace Green Library
01/05/2019

Palace Green Library

We are starting to get very excited for our next exhibition Wild.

We have had our first deliveries this week, large bugs and exhibition trail are the favourites among staff.
Instillation of the exhibition will be starting soon so keep an eye out as we may able to get some sneak peaks.

For more information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/whatson/details/?id=42583

#durhamgoeswild #freeadmission

We are starting to get very excited for our next exhibition Wild.We have had our first deliveries this week, large bugs ...
01/05/2019

We are starting to get very excited for our next exhibition Wild.

We have had our first deliveries this week, large bugs and exhibition trail are the favourites among staff.
Instillation of the exhibition will be starting soon so keep an eye out as we may able to get some sneak peaks.

For more information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/whatson/details/?id=42583

#durhamgoeswild #freeadmission

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 29th April 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session in...
26/04/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 29th April 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Colourful Crowns The Prince Bishops of Durham Castle loved t...
24/04/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Colourful Crowns

The Prince Bishops of Durham Castle loved to wear a crown and decorate everything they owned with symbols of crowns. Become royalty for the day and wear a crown upon your head!
So why not come along and join the fun.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum of Archaeology, Durham University
22/04/2019

Museum of Archaeology, Durham University

Come check us out when we open in June!⁣

#prehistoricpioneers #museumofarchaeology #palacegreen #bronzeagebritain #exhibition #freeentry #exciting #dumuseums⁣

DJAZZ Festival launch event is tonight!Don't forget tickets can be purchased on the door, so no need to miss out.
18/04/2019

DJAZZ Festival launch event is tonight!

Don't forget tickets can be purchased on the door, so no need to miss out.

This coming Saturday 1-3pmOur family activity is Iron age Round Houses  Have you ever visited the Museum of Archaeology?...
18/04/2019

This coming Saturday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Iron age Round Houses

Have you ever visited the Museum of Archaeology? Come visit today and see our prehistoric objects from the Stone age to the Bronze age to the Iron age and construct your own Round House.
You might need to make some animals to live in your house with you!

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 15th April 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session in...
12/04/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 15th April 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

Very excited to be at the opening of the new Coming Home exhibition at Spennymoor Leisure Centre. Great collaboration be...
11/04/2019

Very excited to be at the opening of the new Coming Home exhibition at Spennymoor Leisure Centre. Great collaboration between @durhamuniversity and @durham_county_council celebrating the Durham Light Infantry. @ Spennymoor Lesuire Centre

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Swashbuckling SwordsPalace Green Library stands on a World H...
11/04/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Swashbuckling Swords

Palace Green Library stands on a World Heritage Site, famous for knights and soldiers. Search our Museum of Archaeology and find out all about swords that have been used throughout history.
Decorate your sword, name it and take it home! So why not come along and join the fun.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Tuesday 16th April between 1 and 3pm we half a mid-week family activity which is Easter Eggs Prepare for our new exhi...
10/04/2019

On Tuesday 16th April between 1 and 3pm we half a mid-week family activity which is Easter Eggs

Prepare for our new exhibition Wild by making and decorating some of our wonderful animals eggs. Do you know which animals lay eggs?

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Join MEMSA for an afternoon of Anglo-Saxon themed Family Activities.  Durham University students who specialise in the A...
09/04/2019

Join MEMSA for an afternoon of Anglo-Saxon themed Family Activities.
Durham University students who specialise in the Anglo-Saxon period will be running activities suitable for all ages based on Old English culture, from riddles to monsters.

Drop in on us in the Archaeolgy Gallery in Palace Green Library from 1-3pm on 13th and 14th April.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 8th April 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session inc...
05/04/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 8th April 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Wonderful Weaving  All through time people have used weaving...
04/04/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Wonderful Weaving

All through time people have used weaving to make amazingly detailed clothes. Try some of the techniques that people have used throughout British history. From prehistoric weaving to Anglo-Saxon lucet weaving.

Why not come along and find out what patterns you can make?

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Tuesday 9th April between 1 and 3pm we half a mid-week family activity which is Awesome Archives  Palace Green Librar...
03/04/2019

On Tuesday 9th April between 1 and 3pm we half a mid-week family activity which is Awesome Archives

Palace Green Library houses 3,400 meters of archives and artefacts. Sometimes your need to be a detective to work out what people have written.

Use our code breaker to work out the secrets that our archives hold. What mysterious will you uncover?

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We are looking forward to co-hosting DJAZZ Festival launch event on the 18th April.Tickets can be purchased in advance o...
01/04/2019

We are looking forward to co-hosting DJAZZ Festival launch event on the 18th April.

Tickets can be purchased in advance on line or on the door.

Palace Green Library's cover photo
29/03/2019

Palace Green Library's cover photo

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 1st April 10:30 - 11:30.£1 per child. Adults go free.Session in...
29/03/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 1st April 10:30 - 11:30.
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Rocking Romans.The Romans made many wonderful things, from w...
28/03/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Rocking Romans.

The Romans made many wonderful things, from walls to roads they would love to decorate. Make your own mosaic inspired by what you can see in our museum.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Still looking for that great #gift for #mothersday?Why not pop into our little shop and see what wonderful and cute gift...
26/03/2019

Still looking for that great #gift for #mothersday?

Why not pop into our little shop and see what wonderful and cute gifts we have available, something a little bit different from a box of chocolates.

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 24th March 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session in...
22/03/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 24th March 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Pumes and Pom Poms.The soldiers of Durham Light Infantry oft...
21/03/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Pumes and Pom Poms.

The soldiers of Durham Light Infantry often decorated their hats with Pom Poms. Would you make one to decorate your hat?

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 11th March 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session in...
15/03/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 11th March 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

Catch Your Breath quote of the week
14/03/2019

Catch Your Breath quote of the week

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Wonderful Windmills.We can use our breath as energy to power...
14/03/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Wonderful Windmills.

We can use our breath as energy to power machines. Why not make a windmill and spin it round with your breath!

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Have you had the chance to visit our Catch Your Breath exhibition yet?It’s completely FREE with plenty to do! Why not ...
14/03/2019
Catch Your Breath

Have you had the chance to visit our Catch Your Breath exhibition yet?

It’s completely FREE with plenty to do! Why not make music with the Ohmerometer II, created by North East artist Helen Collard, explore some of the medical tools used to understand our breath from the Victorians until today, or the spiritual and musical objects of cultures from around the world.

Maybe you just need to take a break in the Breathing Space where you can sit down to practise your breathing exercises. Or you could take a moment to watch our specially commissioned film created by filmmaker Matt Smith to understand some of the experiences of those with breathlessness in our local Breathe Easy support groups.

With only a month left, we have plenty of events for all ages – including chair yoga, Mindfulness, evening talks, lunchtime gallery tours, and weekend family activities. All completely FREE!

If you’d like to read more about Catch Your Breath, you can explore our website www.catchyourbreath.org or you can view our events on the Palace Green Library website: www.durham.ac.uk/palace.green/

We've released more tickets to our last #CatchYourBreath event before the exhibition comes to an end!Join the Life of Br...
12/03/2019

We've released more tickets to our last #CatchYourBreath event before the exhibition comes to an end!

Join the Life of Breath researchers to delve deeper into the research that has inspired the #CatchYourBreath exhibition. Friday 15 March 1pm

You'll be joined by:
Professor Jane Macnaughton - Senior Investigator
Dr Sarah McLusky - Project Manager
Mary Robson - Creative Facilitator
Professor David Fuller - Researcher focusing on poetry, drama and novels from Medieval to Modern

More event and booking info can be found here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/catch-your-breath-tour-tickets-53018864852

Have you had the chance to visit our Catch Your Breath exhibition yet?It’s completely FREE with plenty to do! Why not ...
12/03/2019
Catch Your Breath

Have you had the chance to visit our Catch Your Breath exhibition yet?

It’s completely FREE with plenty to do! Why not make music with the Ohmerometer II, created by North East artist Helen Collard, explore some of the medical tools used to understand our breath from the Victorians until today, or the spiritual and musical objects of cultures from around the world.

Maybe you just need to take a break in the Breathing Space where you can sit down to practise your breathing exercises. Or you could take a moment to watch our specially commissioned film created by filmmaker Matt Smith to understand some of the experiences of those with breathlessness in our local Breathe Easy support groups.

With only a month left, we have plenty of events for all ages – including chair yoga, Mindfulness, evening talks, lunchtime gallery tours, and weekend family activities. All completely FREE!

If you’d like to read more about Catch Your Breath, you can explore our website www.catchyourbreath.org or you can view our events on the Palace Green Library website: www.durham.ac.uk/palace.green/

St Chads, Stanley Crook and Prince Bishops primary schools have finished their artwork inspired by #art and #breath from...
08/03/2019

St Chads, Stanley Crook and Prince Bishops primary schools have finished their artwork inspired by #art and #breath from the #CatchYourBreath #exhibition

This #myartsaward project wouldn't have been possible without the help of our learning team, Northern Heartlands & Life of Breath!

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library Monday 11th March 10:30 - 11:30£1 per child. Adults go free.Session in...
08/03/2019

Fantastic Under 5s Group at Palace Green Library
Monday 11th March 10:30 - 11:30
£1 per child. Adults go free.

Session include fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Open to all under 5s and their parents and carers.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST DROP IN

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pmOur family activity is Perfect poetry.Our Library houses many amazing books, includ...
07/03/2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
Our family activity is Perfect poetry.

Our Library houses many amazing books, including poetry books. Make your own poem inspired by our library.

All activities are free of charge and are suitable for children from 5-11
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

07/03/2019

We really enjoyed working with Prince Bishops, St Chads & Stanley Crook Primary Schools to help them gain their #myartsaward Explore certificates. Check out some photos of their trip to #CatchYourBreath here at Palace Green Library & some of the #art they've created influenced by the Life of Breath #exhibition

Let us know if you've been inspired by any of the art in our exhibition! If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, you'll need to come before Sunday 17 March as #CatchYourBreath will be packed up and moved to the Royal College of Physicians in London (launching Tuesday 2 April)

Have you had the chance to visit our Catch Your Breath exhibition yet?It’s completely FREE with plenty to do! Why not ...
07/03/2019
Catch Your Breath

Have you had the chance to visit our Catch Your Breath exhibition yet?

It’s completely FREE with plenty to do! Why not make music with the Ohmerometer II, created by North East artist Helen Collard, explore some of the medical tools used to understand our breath from the Victorians until today, or the spiritual and musical objects of cultures from around the world.

Maybe you just need to take a break in the Breathing Space where you can sit down to practise your breathing exercises. Or you could take a moment to watch our specially commissioned film created by filmmaker Matt Smith to understand some of the experiences of those with breathlessness in our local Breathe Easy support groups.

With only a month left, we have plenty of events for all ages – including chair yoga, Mindfulness, evening talks, lunchtime gallery tours, and weekend family activities. All completely FREE!

If you’d like to read more about Catch Your Breath, you can explore our website www.catchyourbreath.org or you can view our events on the Palace Green Library website: www.durham.ac.uk/palace.green/

Catch Your Breath events this week! Visit catchyourbreath.org for further info and booking details or send us a message!...
05/03/2019

Catch Your Breath events this week! Visit catchyourbreath.org for further info and booking details or send us a message!

Note: Signs & Swoons and Lunchtime Chair Yoga are fully booked

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