Halifax Central Library

Halifax Central Library
Northgate
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 1UN
England

Website

E-mail

reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk

Telephone

01422 392631

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Reference and Local Studies department of Calderdale Central Library. We offer a wide range of reference, information, local studies and family history material and answer enquiries in person, by phone and by e-mail. We have computers for public use and space for quiet study. The department maintains a local history website, www.weavertoweb.org as well as What's On in Calderdale and Calderdale Clubs and Societies webpages. We hold events for the public and for local history societies and participate in projects which develop access to and further interest in local and family history in the area.

Venue Type:

Library

Opening hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9.30 to 19.00
Sat: 9.30 to 17.00
Weds & Sun: closed

Admission charges

Entry to the library is free. Library computers are free for a minimum of 70 minutes to library members. Library membership is free - recent ID showing address will be required to join.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

How did the War start?

  • 2 — 30 August 2014 *on now

A display to coincide with the centenary of the month in which Britain became involved in the Great War, using materials made available by the Imperial War Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
A Land Girl chats with an American soldier, somewhere in the British countryside. The original caption reads: "Comme il faut", which roughly translates as "As it is necessary" or "As it must be".

The Home Front Gears up for War

  • 7 October 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Come and join us, 12.30 to 1.30, in meeting room 1 to learn more about how the people at home were involved with the war effort. The talk will address funds, distress and comforts; and you will have the opportunity to ask Elaine questions at the end of the talk. As this is a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring your lunch with you. Booking is advisable and opens on 8th September. Subject to availability, you will, however, be able simply to turn up on the day. Contact 01422 392631

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
photograph of wounded soldier on battlefield

Fresh in My Memory Always

  • 11 November 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Come and join us, 12.30 to 1.30, in meeting room 1 to hear the story of Halifax man Joseph Garvey, who served in the First World War, was captured and spent several years as a prisoner of war in Germany. The speaker is Joseph's grandson. As this is a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring your lunch with you. Booking is advisable and opens on 11th October. Subject to availability, you will, however, be able simply to turn up on the day. Contact 01422 392631.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
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