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Events

From family activities to our Book Club, and from Little Bookworms to talks, explore Palace Green Library's events.

Exhibition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Sunday, September 3, 2017

How big is time? And what will the future be like?

The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors like HG Wells to write about parallel universes, alternate histories and future worlds.

Family activity
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Design your own battalion flag to remember your visit to the DLI Gallery.

Family activity
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017

Make your own military pompom inspired by the DLI to adorn your own hat.

Family activity
Monday, June 5, 2017

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Talk
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Caroline Edwards - Utopia in Dark Times

Family activity
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

Create a portrait of how you think you will look in the future.

Family activity
Monday, June 12, 2017

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Event
Monday, June 12, 2017

Christopher Nolan double-bill - 'Memento' and 'Inception'

Talk
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michelle de Gruchy - Travelling through Space, Saving Time

Talk
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The 2017 Sir William Luce public lecture will be delivered by Sudan specialist Dr Edward Thomas in the Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College.

Family activity
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Sunday, June 18, 2017

Come and make your Fabulous Father a beautiful handmade card ready for Father’s Day.

Family activity
Monday, June 19, 2017

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Talk
Monday, June 19, 2017

Professor Simon James - Storytelling as Time Travel

Dr. Jennifer Terry - ‘Out of time’: Counter Futures in Contemporary Black Fiction and Art

Event
Thursday, June 22, 2017

A special late event in connection with the exhibition, featuring live performances, music and film.

Family activity
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Celebrate our new Exhibition on Time Travel by designing your very own time machine!

Family activity
Monday, June 26, 2017

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Family activity
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Sunday, July 2, 2017

In the future things may be different, try deciphering some of our codes so you can crack the codes of the future.

Talk
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cherry Lewis - The Dating Game: Arthur Holmes’ dream to date the age of the Earth

Family activity
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017

What will your home, village, town or city look like in the year 3017? Create your own drawing of Durham in the future.

Talk
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Martin Ward - A time machine that can look back 13.5 billion years: The Telescope

Family activity
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017

Inspired by your visit to the Durham World Heritage Site? Create your own version of a stained glass window.

Family activity
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Sunday, July 23, 2017

Make your own clock and see whether it helps you tell the time.

Event
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Talk
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Andrew Crumey - Can Novelists Predict the Future?

Family activity
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017

Remember the men who served in the DLI by making your own rememberence poster using our printing kit.

Talk
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

David Rooney - Travelling With Time: Stories from the Greenwich Observatory

Event
Sunday, August 13, 2017

H.G. Wells double bill - 'The Time Machine' and 'Time After Time'

May 2017

DON'T MISS

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

27 May - 3 September 2017

THE DLI COLLECTION GALLERY

Courage, Comrades, Community

Family activities

Every weekend