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Crocheting Guinness World Record - We need you!
Fri 24 Feb 2023
Join the official Guinness World Records title attempt for Most people crocheting simultaneously
The Big Family Read
Fri 17 Feb 2023
Join Derby Libraries on our Big Family Read and encourage your family to join in too. Rediscover the joy of reading, reading together and talking about what you have read!
Free or low-cost family fun in Derby this February half-term
Mon 6 Feb 2023
The half-term break is approaching and there is plenty going in Derby to keep youngsters entertained. We know the soaring cost of living means many families’ finances are tight but, with many activities free or low-cost, our list has something for every budget.
Top 12 family activities in Derby this December – and many are free!
Fri 9 Dec 2022
There’s so much going on in Derby this December, it’ll be easy to keep the whole family entertained.
The Winter Mini Reading Challenge!
Fri 18 Nov 2022
The Reading Agency Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter, with a free-to-access website featuring rewards for reading and reviewing books. The challenge runs from 1 Dec until 20 Feb.
No place to hide this Halloween with In Derby
Fri 21 Oct 2022
Get out of your comfort zone both indoors and out this Halloween with some spooky suggestions from Derby Parks and Derby Libraries.
Try One Thing and get online this October
Mon 10 Oct 2022
Derby City Council is encouraging people to learn how to use the internet or improve their digital skills as part of a national campaign this October.
Normanton library celebrates with a week of events
Tue 27 Sep 2022
Normanton library is holding a series of events to celebrate its diverse offering and service beyond books.
From Monday 3 October to Saturday 8 October, the library will host a wide range of activities for all to enjoy - from family-friendly toddler storytime and dance displays, to workshops and yoga tasters.
September fitness tips
Sun 25 Sep 2022
September is here! Our Derby Active gyms and classes are welcoming people wanting to keep fit again. The change of season and cooler weather is setting the spark of renewed time to rethink and create ...
The Top Ten Tips for the Summer Holidays in Derby
Mon 11 Jul 2022
It won’t be long before the bell rings and school is out for summer, so we’ve put together this handy guide for how to keep the kids entertained.
Spark a world of discovery with the Summer Reading Challenge 2022
Fri 24 Jun 2022
The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge is back in libraries across Derby to get your children interested in reading over the summer holidays and inspire the next generation of innovators!
Celebrate a once in a lifetime Jubilee
Tue 3 May 2022
Derby will be flying the flag to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with an extended Bank Holiday weekend to pay tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
Top 10 things to do In Derby this Easter holidays
Fri 8 Apr 2022
The Easter holidays are here, and the celebrations are in full swing around the city. There’s lots to do and see for all the family, so come along to one of our top 10 and join in the fun. Don’t forget your Easter eggs!
Derby Libraries COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Wed 6 Apr 2022
Updates in response to the Government’s latest guidance concerning the COVID-19 virus, and in the best interests of our visitors and staff.
The Darley Park Weekender returns with concert classics, 80s beats and IBIZA sounds.
Thu 17 Feb 2022
The Darley Park Weekender returns in 2022 this August bank holiday with a mix of music and family events.
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