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Invisible Histories talks, spring 2014

Event date : 28th May 2015

The Library's popular series of free Wednesday afternoon talks starts up again for an early summer mini-season.

Hactivism - the Unlocking Ideas hackathon

Event date : 7th Jun 2014

A 24-hour hackathon focusing on the future of protest, and making use of digitised images from the collections of both the Library and the People's History Museum

Museums at Night 2014

Event date : 15th May 2014

Testing the Echo - is that Paul Robeson singing on the stairs?

The Library's delighted to be luring the Manchester After Hours event across the River Irwell... Experience the amazing acoustic of this library, as songs of struggle echo through the building.

Film festival 2014 - Last Cage Down

Event date : 12th May 2014

Our second film festival! This year has a mining theme, to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike. All screenings are free

Frow Lecture 2014

Event date : 3rd May 2014

We are delighted to announce that John Hilary will be giving the fifth annual Frow Lecture.

'Knowledge, work and workers' exhibition

Event date : 3rd Apr 2014

Another chance to see the Library's fascinating exhibition on working people and science