Previous events

Winter Quiz Night - Thursday, 8 February, 7pm

Drinks and a buffet will be provided.
Tickets are £4 per person. If you are unable to form a team of four, we'll find one for you!

To buy tickets please visit the library, call the library on 01484 714858, or email

Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday, 2 December, 10am to 1pm

Christmas Craft  Fair 2017

Come along to our annual Christmas Craft Fair, lots of lovely craft stalls, refreshments, kids activities and lots more. Free entry and raffle, with all money raised going to the Friends of Rastrick Library.

Juliet Barker, author talk - Tuesday, 17 October, 7pm

Juliet is an expert on the Brontës and her talk will concentrate on Branwell Bronte whose 200th anniversary it is this year.

Born in Yorkshire, Juliet Barker was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and St Anne's College, Oxford, where she studied history. Widely acclaimed for setting new standards of literary biography, she is also an expert on chivalry and the world authority on medieval English tournaments. Her books include The Brontës, Conquest and the bestselling Agincourt. In 1999 she was one of the youngest ever recipients of an honorary Doctorate of Letters, awarded by the University of Bradford in recognition of her outstanding contribution to literary biography.

This event is being run in partnership by Calderdale Libraries and the Friends of Rastrick Library.

Tickets are £3 per person, and include drinks and nibbles.

Teddy bears picnic - Wednesday 30 August, 10.30am

Bring a bear! Join in the bear hunt! We'll be ending the summer holidays with a teddy bears' picnic .

This is a free children's event, no booking required but donations are always welcome. Drinks will be provided.

Model making - from Tuesday 8 August

That's rubbish!

Not if you reduce, reuse and recycle, or come to junk modelling at Rastrick Library. It's time to get creative.

No booking required.

Summer quiz night - Thursday 3 August, 7pm

It's that time of year again for the summer quiz! Sam will be returning for one evening to host the quiz.
Drinks and a cold buffet will be provided.
Tickets are £4 per person. If you are unable to form a team of four, we'll find one for you!

To buy tickets please visit the library, call the library on 01484 714858, or email

Jumping clay - Wednesday 26 July at 10.30am

Fun with clay for the kids! In this session participants will have the opportunity to create their own fridge magnet! £3 per child. Spaces are limited so boking is required. Email or call 01484 714858

Children's summer reading challenge 2017

The libraries annual summer reading challenge begins on Saturday, 8 July.

It is open to children aged 4 to 12, and all they have to do is read six books from the library over the summer holidays to receive smelly stickers, a certificate, medal and a special prize if they finish! Supplies are limited so we advise completing the challenge as soon as possible!

This year's theme is 'Animal Agents' and will be illustrated by Tony Ross. Sign up at the library from 8 July.

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego workshop - Wednesday 19th April, 10.30am to 12 noon

Bricks 4 Kidz at Rastrick Library

Come along in the Easter holidays to enjoy some Lego fun!

We will have two sessions running side by side - a Lego one for over 5s (£3.50 per child) and a Duplo one for under 5s (£1 per child).

Booking is essential as numbers will be limited. To book please visit the library, call the library on 01484 714858, or email

Winter quiz evening - Thursday 9th February 2017 at 7pm

Tickets are £2.50, or £10 for a team of four people, and include refreshments.

To buy tickets please visit the library, call the library on 01484 714858, or email

Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday 3rd December, 10am to 12.30pm

Please come along and buy a selection of lovely locally made craft items, ideal for Christmas gifts, and enjoy some seasonal refreshments.

Friends of Rastrick Library AGM - Thursday 10th November, at 6.30pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Rastrick Library will be held in the library at 6.30 pm on Thursday 10 November

Business will include:
  • Overview of the past year and preview of the coming year
  • Summary of financial situation
  • Summary of negotiations regarding physical access to the library
  • Election or re-election of officers (chair, secretary, treasurer, staff representative)

All welcome

The Lost Sons of Rastrick by Alan Flux - Tuesday 8th November, at 7pm

Alan Flux talk poster

An illustrated talk given by Alan Flux of the Rastrick Local History Group who has been researching the 130 men commemorated on the Rastrick War Memorial. His book, The Lost Sons of Rastrick, has just been published and looks at some of the stories and family history of the men who did not return.

£3 to include wine and nibbles, tickets from the Library. Free to members of Rastrick Local History Group.

Lost Men of Rastrick

Rastrick Big Local Community Update Meeting - Thursday 3rd November, at 7pm

Find out more about this event on the Rastrick Big Local website.

An afternoon with Rose Marie Shaw and Morag Macrae - Friday 28th October, at 2pm

Two authors/poets based in Yorkshire talking about their writing inspirations

Free event – please come along and support this event!

Rose Marie is Yorkshire born and bred, she is an avid writer of poetry and short stories with a twist and Ribbon of River is her first novel, set in the Yorkshire Dales and drawing on her keen observations of rural Yorkshire life. Ribbon of River is in part inspired by the people who have meant the most to Rose Marie over the years.

Morag has always worked with children and young people, mainly as a paediatric nurse and latterly as a family support worker. She has met so many young people who never had the desire to, or given the encouragement or support to learn to read, and her personal goal is to allow one young person to read one page of her book, and then want to read on. She has just self published her first collection of stories called THE ZONE, each short story has a different character with a different story line but the one thing they all have in common is that attend A Youth Drama Group named THE ZONE. There they can relax, be themselves, be supported, make new friends and learn new creative skills like music, drama and writing.

Children's Illustrator event with G. William - Saturday 22nd October

11am to 12 noon - under 6’s - create and colour their own amazing creatures. Free

Creature's Features poster

1.30pm to 3.30pm – over 6’s Heroes Megatropolis Needs You!

£3. To book for this event please call the library on 01484 714858

Megatropolis poster

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