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

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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Enjoy a tour of Durham’s history in the magnificent setting of Durham’s World Heritage Site and hear local tales and stories from the last 1000 years. Discover why Durham was such an important city in the medieval period, why the Scots kept attacking and how St Cuthbert helped the city grow.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

June 2017


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

27 May - 3 September 2017


Courage, Comrades, Community

Family activities

Every weekend