The Linen Hall Library is keen to get people in through its doors. And they’re keen to include children in their activities too.
On the fourth Saturday of the month they’re running reading times for children at 11am. Aimed at 4–7 year olds, it offers half an hour or so story telling and a chance for accompanying adults to wander around the library or recharge in the second floor café. Storytime is next running on Saturdays 20 February and 20 March.
For bigger children, I notice that their reading group will be taking a look at George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four at 1.10pm on Thursday 25 March. Admission free.
More bookish delights in store at Belfast’s Black Box next Sunday afternoon from noon with the return of Black Books.
“A cacophony of stalls … an afternoon of word-based entertainment … a revival and a celebration of the multiplicities of language and printed word. Stalls will include new and secondhand books, zines, rare books & antiquities, comicbooks, magazines, papers and children’s literature.”
Alongside the adult bookishness Tea and Tales in the Black Box Café offers children’s fiction storytelling on the hour and bean bags and books for those who want to do it themselves.