Blackburn with Darwen Library and Information Services

Blackburn with Darwen Library and Information Services
Blackburn Central Library
Town Hall Street




01254 661221


01254 678898

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Blackburn with Darwen's Library and information services supports well-being, encourages reading, spreads knowledge, contributes to learning and skills and helps to foster identity, community and a sense of place for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday - Saturday - various hours

Admission charges

Admission free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The dragon kingdom

  • 25 November 2014 2-3pm

Bhutan is a tiny kingdom nestling high in the Himalayas. It was largely cut off from the rest of the world for many years and many of the trappings of modern civilisation are only just arriving there. Ken Winterburn took a trip to this remote country and reveals what he discovered about a community that has been described as 'the happiest place on earth'.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Livesey library
Cherry tree Lane


Admission £1 - includes light refreshments. Tickets available from Livesey library. Call 01254 209442 or email

All over by Christmas?

  • 3 December 2014 2-3pm

At the outbreak of war in August 1914 they said it would be 'all over by Christmas'. Sadly the hostilities ran for another 4 years and Steve Williams describes life in the trenches on the Western Front and Gallipoli at Christmas time, including the famous football match during the Christmas truce on 1914.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+


Admission £1 - includes light refreshments. Tickets available from Blackburn library. Call 01254 661221 or email

Medicine and magic - a talk by Peter Watson

  • 10 December 2014 2-3pm

Peter Watson reveals some of the techniques in traditional and historic medical practice, including the treatment of illness by weird and wonderful methods such as holding children over hot tar barrels to cure whooping cough and rubbing raw meat into warts.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Admission £1 - includes light refreshments