1. The next 'Invisible Histories' talk at the Library is on Wednesday 27 June at 2pm. Joseph O'Neill will talk on ‘The Manchester Martyrs'. Joseph's new book is an account of the 1867 events surrounding the execution of three Irishmen in Salford for the shooting of a policeman. The executions served as a spur to those seeking Irish independence.
All welcome; admisison free.
11 July 2pm A.D. George - ‘Trafford Park, 1896 and beyond'
The talk covers the history of Trafford Park, from country estate and deer park to becoming one of Europe's largest and busiest industrial parks employing thousands including Library co-founder Eddie Frow.
25 July 2pm Gillian Lonergan - ‘The co-operative movement's use of film'
This illustrated talk ranges from film of the Blackpool Emporium and a Stanley Holloway monologue from 1938, to a short animation on the Rochdale Pioneers produced last year.This talk marks the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives
2. The Albert Adams exhibition at the Library ends this Friday. Don't miss ‘Incarceration', which features the artist's powerful response to acts of political oppression and recent atrocities, ranging from Darfur to Abu Ghraib and the imprisonment of political prisoners on Robben Island. More details of this and the linked exhibition 'The Burden' at Salford University's Clifford Whitworth Library, here.
3. We are now offering tours of the Library on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Tours take about an hour, and involve a lot of stairs. The next tour is on Wednesday 4 July. Advance booking is appreciated.
4. Due to popular demand we are re-running the tour of the Library garden which took place as part of Salford's Secret Gardens Festival. There are a few places left on this new tour, which is on Thursday 5 July at 10.30am. Contact us if you'd like to book a place.
5. A new exhibition opens at Manchester's People's History Museum on Saturday 30 June. Demon drink?: temperance and the working class will explore the perceived need for the Temperance Movement, how society viewed it, its key messages and how people were encouraged to join.
The exhibition is part of a research project led by Annemarie McAllister from the University of Central Lancashire. If you have personal memories of temperance movements (such as the Band of Hope or Rechabites) you can contact Annemarie at email@example.com or 01772 893799.
The exhibition runs until February 2013.
6. Documentary photographer David Dunnico's exhibition 1984 Looks Like This finishes its run at Salford Museum and Art Gallery on Sunday 1 July. Dunnico has documented the rise of CCTV surveillance in a series of graphic black and white images, and presents these alongside a collection of editions and ephemera about George Orwell's '1984'.